Your source for board gaming, miniature gaming, hobby tips and more! Welcome to WiscoDice!!!!

Tag: Kickstart Monday Page 1 of 9

Kickstart Monday: Crossroads Inn and Weather Machine

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is the next installment in our regular blog series where we focus on two or more crowdfunding projects in the tabletop gaming industry. This week we have a couple of very interesting-looking board games.

Weather Machine

Weather Machine from Eagle-Gryphon Games is the latest game from Vital Lacerda and Ian O’Toole. This game promises to be another complex masterpiece. For 1-4 players and a 2-3 hour playtime, you will need to be ready for a real brain crunch when you play. Yet, this game has all of the looks of another great game from these designers.

In the game, you take on the roles of players working for a master scientist who is creating a weather machine that will control the weather. In your turn, you will take action to adjust the rainfall, snow, prevent extreme weather, and more through the game to win. There will be plenty of opportunities to correct the out-of-control weather conditions that this machine’s weather tampering has created. If you can master the machine then you will be the winner!

If you love very complex strategy games with intertwined rules then we suggest you check out Weather Machine from Eagle-Gryphon Games!

Crossroads Inn

Crossroads Inn from Klabeter lets players create their own fantasy tavern from the ground up. Described as a strategic economic game, it’s based on the digital version of the game. For 2-4 players with somewhere around 90-120 minutes of time to play this game looks to be one that can make it to the table on shorter game nights.

The ultimate goal is to score enough points to win. You will do so by improving your reputation, adding tiles to your in that represent furnishings and satisfying guests that come to visit. Add an additional layer of complexity by adding kingdom cards that award bonuses if you build and design your Inn in a specific way indicated on the card.

If you like an economic game that is set in a fantasy setting then you should check out Crossroads Inn: The Board Game from Klabeter.

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

Kickstart Monday: Your Dice Empowered by Thrones

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! If you are new to #KickstartMonday then we tip our hats to you. We dive into crowdfunding applications like Kickstarter and Gamefound to find two or more crowdfunded tabletop gaming projects that we think you should know about. You’ll find board games, gaming accessories, gaming furniture, RPGs, dice, miniatures, and more on #KickstartMonday.

On this week’s #KickstartMonday we dive into a very dice-themed week. Let’s dive into this week’s projects!

Reliquaries: Hand Painted Dice Thrones by Dwarven Forge

Reliquaries: Hand Painted Dice Thrones by Dwarven Forge is a unique project featuring cool pedestals to give your dice the proper respect that they need. We have all had dice that just will not roll well, but what about rewarding those dice with the special treatment that they deserve. Each of these reliquaries is hand-sculpted and painted with an eye to detail.

So besides being places of honor for your dice you can actually put these to good use. Leverage them for tracking ability stats, damage, skill modifiers, or any number of things you might need markers for in your games.

While I feel that Dwarven Forge markets these a bit more to the RPG market, I can see myself using these to track the turn in a game of Warhammer Fantasy Battles, mark the damage taken on a miniature in battle, or track any number of effects.

If you are like us and love dice then you want to give your dice the respect that they deserve. Don’t jail your dice. Give them the place of honor that they deserve.

Handcrafted RPG Character Cat’s Eye Gemstone Dice

These handcrafted RPG character cat’s eye gemstone dice from Diving Hippo Studios is unique in a market filled with polyhedral dice. Each dice features a symbol that represents one of the 12 most popular character classes in Dungeons and Dragons. This really lets you have a unique set of dice that really represents your character.

The dice are made from Cat’s Eye which is a semi-transparent gemstone. The dice are hand-carved. Since they are gemstone they are heavier, not quite the weight of metal dice but weighty still. Though the carving process won’t have quite the same perfection as the sides of manufactured dice, it does mean that these dice will be truly unique and made just for you.

If you love to own unique dice, have a player character that’s truly special, or a class that you love to play then pick up a set of very unique dice then this is going to likely be the set you have always been wanting.

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

Kickstart Monday: Big Tanks You can Drive Through Villages

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly blog series that covers two or more crowdfunded projects in the tabletop gaming industry. On this week’s #KickstartMonday we dive into our love of games like Bolt Action with these projects that are sure to supplement those types of games. Of course, you might want to take a look at those buildings in the second project for your fantasy games as well!

The Unknown Tanker

The Unknown Tanker from Night Sky Miniatures promises to provide the backer with STL files for printing Russian and Finnish armored vehicles including tanks for your WW2 battles. These STL’s are scaled for 1/56 scale vehicles (roughly 28mm). These are perfect for games that use that scale figure such as Warlord Games Bolt Action.

While these tanks are themed around the Finnish and Russian battles in the war, you could easily make these part of an army you are building for either faction. The sculpts are clean, well detailed, and should print well on an FDM or resin printer.

If you just can’t get enough tanks for your WW2 games or collections, then this campaign will let you print as many of them as you want.

MDF Laser Cut Half Timbered Houses for Wargames

Every table needs terrain. This project will let you create those European or fantasy tables with towns for your games. This project features MDF Laser Cut Half Timbered Houses for those Wargames produced by Products for Wargamers. These buildings will make for great rural villages, farms, and small towns.

One could imagine their tanks rolling into a rural French village with a table featuring several of these buildings. Of course, I also think of my Dungeons and Dragons game having adventures in and around a town. Perhaps defending the town from a terrifying monster. There is something about amazing 3D terrain that helps amplify any game.

Whether you are using this terrain for a fantasy game, WW2 gaming, or something else we are sure that you will enjoy looking at these great buildings on your tabletop. If you are sure, then you should consider backing this project.

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

Kickstart Monday: Too Many Bones go to the Next Level With Goblin Gummies

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!! Fresh off of Gameholecon in Madison, Wisconsin we are back at it today featuring two amazing projects in tabletop gaming. After all, that’s what we do on #KickstartMonday.

Too Many Bones: Unbreakable

Too Many Bones: Unbreakable from Chip Theory Games is the latest expansion to the ever popular Too Many Bones game. In the game, you play as Gearlocs taking on adventures in a very innovative campaign style RPG experience. Players must overcome various encounters. Some of them are role playing encounters where you are given some options and you must choose what seems to makes the most sense for your character. Others are combat, where your character becomes a stack of poker chips and encounters other stacks of chips that represent the monsters. Each chip has amazing art stickers of what you are encountering on the chips.

In Unbreakable, players of the game will receive new Gearlocs to play, new tyrants to overcome, and new encounters and adventures to go on. Basically, more of the things that make the game so popular. You will be able to now take your battles to the new lava battle mat. This means you better make sure your Gearloc is ready for fiery battles!

If you like adventure games, beautiful art, and an immersive campaign world then you should check out Too Many Bones: Unbreakable from Chip Theory Games! Head over to Gamefound and back this one today.

Edible Gummy Minis for Tabletop Games

Edible Gummy Minis for Tabletop Games is from Crawlspaces and Critters and is a very unique project. Your character delves the dungeon, encounters a hoard of goblins. The dungeon master places these gummies on bottle caps on the battle mat. They move about, attacking your character. However, you dash forward taking one down. The DM hands you your reward. A tasty gummy goblin that you get to eat! That’s the idea with this Kickstarter project.

If that didn’t sound great enough, then you can be a part of this to donate these amazing gummies to the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. There is one thing that I am so proud of with the gaming community, it is the amount of charity work and donations so many of us have been a part of. This Kickstarter project is no exception.

I personally had an opportunity to try these gummies at Gameholecon this past weekend. I have to say, these are some of the best tasting gummies I have ever had. The flavors are bright and exactly what you would expect. Grape and pineapple in the ones we tried were flavorful and delicious. The energy from the booth and the excitement for this product really has us excited for these crazy gummy treats.

If you love gummies, have children at your gaming table, or want to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals then please take a look at this project and give it your support!

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

Kickstart Monday: Hobbit Holes are Perfect for Watching Birds

Welcome to #KickstartMonday!!!! This is our weekly blog series featuring two or more projects in the world of tabletop gaming. Every week we sit down and score Kickstarter, Gamefound, Indigogo and others for great projects that we are considering supporting. We thought, heck, if we like them, we should share them with you.

Birdwatcher

Birdwatcher from Oni Press is a set collection game where you will be enticing birds to come to your tree. Once the birds come to your tree, you will be able to take pictures of them and score points. Each round you have three action points to take actions, such as putting out use a bird call, collect insects, or even publish your findings. Of course, this is the modern age and if you you can’t attract the birds you want you can use the zoom on your camera to even take pictures of birds in other player’s trees.

This game features beautiful card art and a very approachable theme. For 2-4 players, this game will play very nicely into evening game nights with family and friends. Play time will be around an hour which allows for multiple plays in an evening or pair it with some of your other favorite games to make your game night a hit.

If you love birds and are looking for something more nature themed to add to your collection then check out Birdwatcher from Oni Press!

The Hillside Hamlet

The Hillside Hamlet from Real Terrain Hobbies features a number of beautiful STL files for you to 3D print at home. The project allows you to print the front façade of your choice of fantasy underground homes. Perfect for your little halfling village where your tabletop game is being played out.

Immediately when I see these I can’t help but think of hobbits and the works of Tolkien. With a couple of these designs you could create a very cool, custom themed table for your games of Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game. As a Dungeon Master I can immediately imagine my players delight when I would display to them the halfling village that they are about to defend from marauding giants. The look of these prints definitely allow you to add something to the immersion your players will have when they play on the table.

While there is additional scatter terrain available, these are only the facades of these underground homes. You need to make the hill, front gardens, and whatever else you imagine around them using traditional terrain techniques. These look to be amazing supplements to a bigger hobby project that I certainly can see myself enjoying.

If you love the idea of playing out games in halfling villages or have that planned for an upcoming campaign then check out The Hillside Hamlet and get printing!

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or at our email.

Page 1 of 9

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén