Previously, On Kickstarter… #377

(or here’s a list of what launched yesterday that might deserve a closer look)

Project: 1979: Revolution in Iran

Designer: Daniel Bullock

Artist: Jacob Walker (13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis, Star Wars: Rebellion, Sun Tzu)

Publisher: The Dietz Foundation

Genre/Mechanisms: 2 players, action/event, card drafting, chit-pull system, dice rolling, educational, hand management, political, wargame

Player Count: 2

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “A national-level strategic game covering the events leading up to the 1953 coup, the Islamic Revolution and the turbulent period in between. You will play as either the Coalition, pushing to nationalize the oil industry and, later, rise to oppose the Shah and remove him from power or as the Royalist, fighting to keep the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in power and protect American and British oil interests. 1979 is a card-driven game for two players. Unlike many other event card games, each turn begins with a draft of event cards before alternating action rounds. Factional influence is each player’s primary resource. It is used to trigger events, take actions and most importantly, mount opposition to those in power. Scoring is not open information, keeping tension front and center from start to finish.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $60

All-In (w/shipping): $90, includes 2 other games

Campaign Ends: 5/5

Game Ships: May 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 79% with 28 days to go.

Project: Hippocrates

Designer: Alain Orban (Black Angel, Tournay, Troyes)

Artists: Laura Bevon (Between Two Cities of Mad King Ludwig, Ceylon, The King’s Guild)

Publisher: Game Brewer (Chimera Station, Gentes, Gùgōng)

Genre/Mechanisms: ancient, end game bonuses, medical, solo/solitaire game, tile placement

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: low

Summary: “Travel back to Greece in 370 BCE on the island of Kos. Hippocrates has just passed away and that leads to a lot of doubt regarding the durability of his medical activities. As one of his successors, you lead a team of doctors with the goal of perpetuating the treatment of patients in the temple of Asclepios, later known as the first hospital in history. Be the right successor of Hippocrates and increase your notoriety, so that patients from all around the Mediterranean will come with the hope of receiving the best treatment ever.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $99

All-In (w/shipping): $99, same as above

Campaign Ends: 4/30

Game Ships: Oct. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 213% with 23 days to go.

Project: Mythic Battles: Ragnarök

Designer: Benoit Vogt (Mythic Battles, Mythic Battles: Pantheon)

Artists: Arnaud Boudoiron (Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice, Bloodborne: The Board Game, Kemet: Blood & Sand), Pascal Quidault (Claustrophobia 1643, Elysium, Mythic Battles: Pantheon, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases, Splendor, T.I.M.E Stories, Watson & Holmes)

Publisher: Monolith (Claustrophobia 1643, Conan, Batman: Gotham City Chronicles, Mythic Battles: Pantheon)

Genre/Mechanisms: ancient, area movement, campaign/battle card driven, card drafting, card game, dice rolling, fantasy, hand management, miniatures, mythology, player elimination, simulation, variable player powers, wargame

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: heavy

Risk: low

Summary: “A legendary adventure, playable as a pure skirmish game or as an epic saga comprised of numerous scenarios and campaigns. Glorious miniatures and stunning game boards set the scene, decks and dice decide the combat, and the draft mechanic ensures you field a mighty force, destined for glory and victory. Take control of Norse divinities and command their forces in the ultimate conflict. While gods and mortals wage war on mighty giants and living dead, strange runes of fire materialize in the Nine Worlds. For centuries, these remnants of primal forces remained out of reach, but now those who dare to wield this awesome power may tip the balance of these world-breaking battles in their favor. The realms are crumbling, the end draws near, and only the mighty shall be remembered.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $147

All-In (w/shipping): $348

Campaign Ends: 4/19

Game Ships: June 2022

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 390% with 12 days to go.

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