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Kickstart Monday: An Exciting Odyssey for the Ages

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!! I had to take a quick break the past couple of weeks due to crazy work/life balance things. However, we are back this week and I can’t wait to tell you about these two amazing projects. We are going to be talking about two amazing sci-fi games. So let’s go on an exciting odyssey for the ages!

The Artemis Odyssey

The Artemis Odyssey from Grand Gamer’s Guild is the successor game in the same universe as the popular The Artemis Project. However, being in the same universe is where these two games stop being similar. In The Artemis Odyssey you will take on the role of trailblazers discovering the interstellar space. Discover new planets, terraform them, build factories, and gather resources is the theme of this game.

The Artemis Odyssey uses card driven game play where you will play cards in a programming fashion. Your actions will be boosted if the other revealed cards are ones that aid you and give you benefit. This lets you strategically select cards based on what you think your opponents will do.

Of course, like most projects these days it’s available to try using a Tabletop Simulator mod. This ability to play games before you have a physical copy allows players to really know if they are going to like a game.

Do you have what it takes to discover new worlds? If this excites you then you should check out The Artemis Odyssey from Grand Gamer’s Guild.

Agemonia

Agemonia from Lautapelit.fi, the same publisher behind Eclipse, features a cooperative campaign board game. You will play through various scenarios, evolve the maps as you explore, and unlock upgraded powers on your path through this game. As you explore you will use the various books, such as the City Book and the Story Book, to uncover the background and experience new challenges.

While it could be argued there there are too many of these campaign adventure games available, this game looks to have a very well done production. Graphically, it looks to be on point. Not to mention, that you aren’t forced into backing at a huge investment to get the game. There is an add on package if you want the additional miniatures. For those of you who may be storage challenged, or have to carry the game to game nights at some other location that will certainly be attractive.

If you are looking for a different campaign game experience, then check out Agemonia.

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Kickstart Monday: Hexagonal Gaming for All

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!! This is a weekly blog series where we feature two or more crowdfunded projects in tabletop gaming. We scrub various crowdfunding platforms every week for these projects so that you don’t have to. Let’s take a look at this week’s featured projects!

Hexagonal Gaming System

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The Hexagonal Gaming System from Wyrmwood features wooden hexagonal tiles with rare earth magnets that snap together on the table. This enables you to have a more organized tabletop gaming area. With these tiles you can say good bye to the days of piles of disorganized components, dice, and other bits on the table.

Tiles have options for one or two storage bins, card holders, spell usage tracking, metal cast counter dials, combinations of the above, and more! With so many options, you can pick up the tiles that make the most sense for your tabletop games. The best part of these tiles is that you can show up to game night and show off how organized your play area is compared to your friends.

If you like beautiful wooden gaming products, organized tabletop gaming space, and ever wanted to own a Wyrmwood product then this is a project you should look into.

1 for All: The Next Adventure

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1 for All: The Next Adventure from Deerstalker Pictures is a project to generate funds for the next season of 1 for All. Deerstalker Pictures is a content creator focused on doing Dungeons and Dragons comedic shorts where actors go from scenes at the game table to scenes of the game play. Content touches on many hilarious sequences that many of us who have played role playing games have experienced at the gaming table.

Previous seasons have been privately funded and are available to watch on YouTube for free today. Like many of these channels, growing popularity and demands to do even better content is now requiring new funding methods.

If you love to laugh, watch skits, and relax this project might be for you. You can tell they enjoy what they do. This kind of content is great for continuing the growing interest in tabletop games, not just RPGs. Trust me, it’s a great show! Check it out for yourself!

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Building My D&D Miniature Collection from Scratch

Image is of a sampling of D&D Figures
Sampling of D&D Figures on Display

I recently decided to run a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) campaign as the Dungeon Master (DM). I had been going back and forth on deciding if I was going to do this for well over a year. Running these things is a massive commitment, yet exciting. Shows like Critical Role helped get me excited to role play again.

At one time, I had crazy amounts of dwarfs, humans, goblins, monsters, and other fantasy creatures. That’s just inevitable when you are an avid Warhammer collector. However, when Warhammer Fantasy Battles came to an end, I came to realize that there was less and less of an opportunity to use them. Because of this, I sold most of my massive collection off.

This meant that I needed to expand my miniatures collection as a Dungeon Master. With a couple of months before the first session I dug out my Reaper Bones Kickstarter models and started through the game store in search of models I did not have and would need.

Kickstart Monday: Beautiful Dragons Taking Tricks and Lands

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!! Our weekly blog series features two or more crowdfunded projects in the tabletop gaming industry. This week we picked a pair of dragon themed games that are active on Kickstarter right now. Hopefully you are as intrigued as we are. Let’s check out these games!!!!

Dragonbond: Lords of Vaala

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Dragonbond: Lords of Vaala from Draco Studios brings a unique game experience to the tabletop board game. You will play this tabletop wargame as an asymmetric faction, either a general or dragon. You will play the game over a series of rounds in a race to collect the most Vaala. The first player to 10 Vaala will be declared the winner!

At the start of each round, you will build a deck of cards that are your planned actions for the round. The cards will be resolved in order triggering all of the various actions. Manuever, attack, create bonds, cast spells and harvest the lands as you follow your path to victory.

If the idea of asymetric combat with dragons, epic generals, and various other powers in a beautiful fantasy realm with gorgeous art interests you then you should check out Dragonbond: Lords of Vaala!

Wicked and Wise

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Wicked and Wise from Weird Giraffe Games is an asymmetric trick taking game of dragons and mice. This game features all of the common mechanics of any trick taking game. However, what makes this different is that during each round each team will start by choosing a goal (or more than 1). You will then play a round of 5 tricks. Trick playing is standard and players must follow suit. However, one player of the team will play as the dragon player and play using the number of the card and the other player is the mouse, activating the text on the card they play.

Playing as your mouse gives your partner a much more dynamic role. Their cards may have abilities that let you collect coins, swap cards that have been played, or other fun tricks. This helps make this trick taking game something different than the other games like it on the market.

If you like trick taking games, but need something different than the normal game of Euchre then this game is certainly one you should check out.

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Kickstart Monday: Boldly Explore New Lands

Welcome to #KickstartMonday!!!! We have a couple of games that really have us intrigued on deck today. Make sure you follow along each week as we discover two or more crowdfunded gaming projects. Join us as we explore #KickstartMonday

Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread

Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread from Far Off Games is designed by the same design team that put together Xia: Legends of the Drift System. In Arydia, you will play a series of linked games with between 1-4 players to explore and discover the fantasy land of Arydia. This game is a classic campaign game where your characters will advance and grow over the course of game play. Arm yourselves, gather your friends, and explore the land.

Included with this project is over 60 pre-painted fantasy figures that you will have the opportunity to encounter over the course of the campaign. The game features different paths for the players that encompass the classic fantasy characters – warriors, healers, rogues, and rangers. With so much content to uncover and explore this will most certainly find a way back to your game table if you should choose to support it!

Discover new lands in this game of fantasy exploration. Unlock new powers as you gain mastery over your path. With events to overcome, monsters to thwart, and stories to be told this game has real potential.

Pirates

Pirates from Queen Games offers a light, fun pirate themed game for 3-5 players. This game is, at it’s core, a revised version of Buccaneer from Stefan Dorra. Play time promises to be quick, making this ideal for an evening game night or filler game for a game day.

On you turn you will take one of four actions, assemble boarders, capture, mutiny, and capture a pirate. From these actions play will proceed until all twenty cards are discovered. At that point, the game ends immediately.

The components and art of the game look very attractive, but most of the components are relegated to punch board card components, cards, and a few wooden tokens. At $35 US to support this project though, there is plenty of game here and certainly hours of fun for your gaming group.

If you like pirates and lighter games that play quickly, then make sure you check out Pirates from Queen Games.

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