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Kickstart Monday: Fire Stations and Amusement Parks

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects in the tabletop gaming industry. I scour platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest me. People would ask me what I think is worth backing since I was providing these recommendations already. So why not share my thoughts with a weekly blog about projects that interest me?

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The Long Halloween Batman Miniature Game tournament I ran back in October is passed, but the energy of coming off a successful event is still high. That makes me excited about new terrain projects I can add to the tables as these tournaments continue to grow. Fortunately, there are a few modern terrain projects active on Kickstarter right now. Let’s dive into the couple I am most excited about.

Famous NY Fire Station STL Printable

The Famous NY Fire Station STL project from Bad Roll Games is an iconic building seen in one of our favorite 80’s movies. This iconic design, made famous by Ghostbusters, has been replaced in MDF terrain by TTCombat and others. Indeed, I actually own the TTCombat MDF piece. Yet, there is something about the additional detail that is part of the designs Bad Roll puts into their STLs that makes me very intrigued about this piece.

In addition to the Fire Station, there are a few accessories that are included that you can print to add more character to your firehouse or scenic table. Utility cabinets, sheds, and other little tidbits that are different than what I have seen offered in other projects for urban scatter.

If you are like me and are interested in building a table based on this iconic NY City Fire Station then you should consider backing this project.

Welcome to Rocket Park – 3D Printable Terrain

The Welcome to Rocket Park Project from Constantinos Caropoulos features an amusement park terrain set that you can print as either ruined or in working order. For me, one of the most iconic locations in Gotham City is Amusement Mile. That amusement park, run down and taken over by the Joker, is dark and creepy and so much different than another table of Urban two and three-story buildings on a generic street.

Much of this amusement park is also very modern so could easily become a themed table for a DC or Marvel Super Hero game. Of course, the ruined pieces work really well for your post-apocalyptic games. With a Ferris Wheel, Merry-Go-Round, Bumper Cars, Fence, Vending Machines, and more, there is plenty to really start to fill in a table of terrain.

If you are a modern or post-apocalyptic wargamer and you need a table of terrain that isn’t the same old city board then you should definitely check out this project.

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Kickstart Monday: Die of the Dead and Cthulhu

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects in the tabletop gaming industry. I scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest me. People would ask me what I think is worth backing since I was providing these recommendations already. So why not share my thoughts with a weekly blog about projects that interest me?

Stay informed when new Kickstart Monday projects come out by following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and following the #KickstartMonday hashtag.

It’s Halloween and Crowdfunding is full of spooky, creepy, and otherwise heavily themed games for this time of the year. I didn’t have to look to hard to find two great projects that I thought are worth real consideration into supporting.

Die of the Dead: Xolo Expansion

Die of the Dead: Xolo Expansion & Ofrenda Variant from Radical 8 Games provides players with expanded content for the base game and another opportunity to get the original game. We spoke with Mark, the publisher, from Radical 8 Games about this game in Episode 99. Indeed, Justin had picked up this game on the initial Kickstarter run as well before the interview.

With a unique theme around the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Mexican holiday. The game is presented with plenty of dice which you will, through gameplay, guide back to the land of the living from their caskets, ascending a stair, and finally returning.

If there is one reason to back this game, it’s for the amazing art and visual table presence. We find it a very interesting game and with the addition of a Xolo (dog) meeple to the game how could you not want a copy?

If dice games with player interaction, some luck, and amazing artwork are all things that interest you in a game then you should check this project out.

Cthulu: Death May Die – Fear of the Unknown

Cthulhu: Death May Die – Fear of the Unknown from CMON is the latest entry into the Cthulhu: Death May Die franchise. Fear of the Unknown features a new season in the franchise due to upgraded rules for what is hoped to be a more streamlined and fun experience. There are also 6 new episodes in the box with 2 new Elder boxes that will bring additional challenges to players.

This is a standalone entry into the franchise. For those unfamiliar with the game, you will choose one Elder One and one Episode Box which sets up the scenario you are about to play. Then you will play as an investigator to try to uncover and stop the old one from returning (or sending them back) over the course of the game. You will fight multiple monsters, try to overcome a ritual, and have to deal with the inevitable madness that comes with dealing with the Mythos.

If you love a narrative-driven, Cthulhu and Lovecraft-themed game then you should definitely consider this project.

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Kickstart Monday: Canvas and Black Mold

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects in the tabletop gaming industry. I scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest me. People would ask me what I think is worth backing since I was providing these recommendations already. So why not share my thoughts with a weekly blog about projects that interest me?

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In this week’s Kickstart Monday I have two board games I wanted to mention. These games are very different. Let’s dive into these games and see why they have caught my attention. 

Canvas: Finishing Touches

Canvas: Finishing Touches from R2i Games brings the final installment to the popular Canvas game. Canvas is a game where you select a clear card with art and then layer three cards together to complete a painting. These paintings are compared to the scoring goals and players then score a number of points for those paintings. 

In Finishing Touches, players will be given more transparent art cards, more scoring card options, and a scorepad. In addition, a board extension will allow for some new mechanisms, though it’s not entirely clear to me what that will add.

If you love the original game, or love creating exciting works of art, then you should definitely check out this project. 

Black Mold

Black Mold from Terrible Games has one of the more interesting game mechanics we have seen in a game. On your turn, you will hold your breath and resolve as many actions as you can. The second you have to take a breath, your turn ends, and the play proceeds with the next player. 

In Black Mold, the play is also in a cooperative style. However, as play proceeds, there will come a point where it may be better to go it alone for a player’s own competitive advantage. This creates an interesting tension as you are never quite sure you can trust your other players to do what’s best for the group!

In addition, you can catch our interview with the designer of this game on Episode 98 of the Podcast

If you like creepy games with unique mechanics then you should definitely check out this project.

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Kickstart Monday: Mosaic and Wonderlands War

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects in the tabletop gaming industry. I scour platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest me. People would ask me what I think is worth backing since I was providing these recommendations already. So why not share my thoughts with a weekly blog about projects that interest me?

Stay informed when new Kickstart Monday projects come out by following us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and following the #KickstartMonday hashtag.

In this week’s Kickstart Monday I am drawn to a couple of large projects that are expansions to games I wish I would have backed originally. Of course, these second-time opportunities to get these games might pass us by if we spend too much time chatting, so let’s check them out!

Mosaic: Wars and Disasters Expansion

Mosaic: Wars and Disasters Expansion from Forbidden Games brings back the Kickstarter-exclusive version of Mosaic. Of course, this will be your last chance to get this Colossus edition of the game (well, until demand tells them to offer it in the next Kickstarter maybe….).

The game of Mosaic is a civilization builder game for 1-6 players. You will expand your influence over the board by establishing towns, cities, wonders, and military units. As you establish your influence, the rewards will allow you to invest in new technologies. These take the shape of cards that you will need to be able to afford the cost so that you can play them. If you can build a strong tableau of technologies and expand your area control over the various territories without over extending then you will score the most points and win.

If you love civilization games with a solid tableau-building engine you should definitely check out this project!

Wonderlands War: Shards of Madness

Wonderlands War: Shards of Madness Expansion and Reprint from Druid City Games takes backers back to the waring world of Alice in Wonderland. In the core game, you will be faced with many challenges. You must gather supporters for your cause and surround yourself with your allies. You will take on the forging of artifacts and gather Wonderlandians. Do these things and you will be successful in winning in battle.

The Shards of Madness expansion adds 35 new cards to the game. These add 24 new Wonderlandians, 10 new quests, 1 new battle marker card, and 8 10x shard tokens. Really, this is just a small add-on to the original game. For fans of the game, this will certainly give you more to explore, but if you missed out on the original then this may be your chance to snag a copy.

If you love Alice in Wonderland and that setting then you should definitely check this project out.

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Episode 98: The Night Cage Review

For October, the WiscoDice crew talks about some spooky games. We give a through review of The Night Cage, talk to the designers of Black Mold, and catch you up on other games and hobby projects we’ve been focusing on.

Download the Episode Here!

Episode Show Notes

  • Games We Have Been Playing ….. 01:38
  • Hobby Corner ….. 18:21
  • Interview with Terrible Games ….. 32:50
  • The Night Cage Review ….

Black Mold: Terrible Games LinksStifling Dark: Sophisticated Cerberus Games Links

Batman Miniatures Tournament – The Long Halloween

Extra Life Campaign

Read on for links to the games discussed and pictures from our hobby projects.

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