Previously, On Kickstarter… #522

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

Project: Borderlands®: Mister Torgue’s Arena of Badassery™

Designers: Justin Gibbs (Darkness Comes Rattling, Malifaux Second Edition, Puppet Wars Unstitched), John Kovaleski (Firefly: The Game, Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, Star Trek: Ascendancy)

Artists: Katie Dillon (Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Tyrants of the Underdark), Mariah Bryant, Sophie Engerman, David Lanza (Champions of Midgard: Hellboy: The Board Game, Rum & Bones: Second Tide), Elena Lorenzo

Publisher: Monster Fight Club (Tentacle Town)

Genre/Mechanisms: adventure, campaign/battle card driven, dice rolling, events, fighting, grid movement, miniatures, modular board, multiple maps, scenario/mission/campaign game, science fiction, semi-cooperative game, video game theme

Player Count: 1-5

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A competitive combat-action board game. You and a team of Vault Hunters enter Mister Torgue’s Arena of Badassery™ to face off against his collection of skags, bandits, and assorted psychos. You can play a one-off battle filled with explosions, slaughter-splosions, sauce-plosions, and loot-splosions!!! Or play a series of deadly fights in campaign-mode that will see your Vault Hunter level up between games. Visit vending machines to buy better gear, advance your character using unique skill trees, equip epic new guns, and enter the next game even more BADASS than before!!! Just make sure your tough enough to take on the final boss, an Ultimate Murder-Machine, hellbent on sending you back to the borderlands as moist and meaty skag-snacks.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $107

All-In (w/shipping): $160

Campaign Ends: 12/23

Game Ships: Nov. 2022

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 877% with 19 days to go.

Project: Nguyen Hue ’72: The 1972 Easter Offensive in Vietnam

Designer: R.J. Mills

Artist: HV Studt

Publisher: Cadet Games

Genre/Mechanisms: hexagon grid, vietnam war, wargame

Player Count: 1-2

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Grand Strategic treatment of the 1972 campaign with aircraft and armor, artillery, infantry and helicopter minis, two big beautiful maps at 10 miles/hex, event cards every turn, weekly turns, ZOC, terrain and supply effects, US airpower, airmobile and amphibious movement, a real mystery unit dynamic, and max replay-ability. 1975 campaign 275 scenario included.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $96

All-In (w/shipping): $96, same as above

Campaign Ends: 1/31

Game Ships: Oct. 2022

Funding Status: Currently at 28% with 59 days to go.

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