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Kickstart Monday: Doomensions and Letters of Marque

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 KickstarterGamefound, 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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This week on Kickstart Monday I couldn’t help but be excited about the new project Doomensions: Pop-Up Mystery Manor and AEG’s Expansion to Dead Reckoning, Letters of Marque. With that, let’s dive into it!

Doomensions: Pop-Up Mystery Manor

Doomensions: Pop-Up Mystery Manor from Curious Correspondence features a 3D take on the escape room at home game experience. This eight-room pop-up experience is certainly a different take on the escape room game genre. Designed for 1-4 players it promises between 5-10 hours of playtime.

In addition to the pop-up mystery manor, you will have clippings, handouts, and various other materials in the game. Throughout the game, you and the other players will be taking on the role of paranormal investigators attempting to uncover what might haunt the mystery manor.

If you love escape room games but are looking for something to pop-up with more table presence and give you a new challenge then you should definitely check out this project.

Dead Reckoning: Letters of Marque

Dead Reckoning Letters of Marque from AEG is the next expansion to the very popular Dead Reckoning game. In the original game, Dead Reckoning is a game of exploration, discovery, and battle between players for a series of islands in an area similar to the Caribbean. For 1-4 players, this game utilizes the card crafting mechanic made popular in Mystic Vale. This mechanic allows players to customize their crew as they gain experience and journey on their discovery.

In addition, this game features a saga system. This allows players to play through the saga components unlocking various new mechanics as they organically just play the game. Letters of Marque, the third expansion to the game, is also a saga expansion. While there are some small things it adds, the biggest thing is it brings more saga content. Where the saga content differs from say a Legacy game is that you are never permanently destroying or changing components. This means you can always reset things back to the original state if players so choose.

If you like narrative games or are interested in more content for one of the best pirate games on the market then you should consider backing this project.

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Kickstart Monday: Leviathans and Legends of Draxia

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 KickstarterGamefound, 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.

This week on Kickstart Monday I wanted to mention a miniature game that has Suzanne very intrigued with Leviathans. On top of that, Legends of Draxia is an expansion to an amazing game that you should certainly check out. Let’s take a closer look at this week’s games.

Leviathans: The Great War

Leviathans: The Great War from Catalyst Game Labs is a Steampunk flying airship tactical miniatures game. This game was originally released in 2012 and had some momentum behind it, but like many miniature games, it quickly stalled. This time, Catalyst Game Labs is not only promoting and crowdfunding the initial release but I think they have made some key changes that make this more attractive to casual players.

First, all of the models for the game will come pre-painted and pre-assembled. For someone like myself that has a huge backlog of unpainted projects, this will help ensure these models actually get to the table. In addition, the game has been packaged in easy-to-get-started bundles. Pick a faction and with the rulebook and that fleet starter you have enough to play. Add on some cruisers or other ships to give you more selection.

If you love steampunk settings and want to envision massive airships clashing in the skies then check out this project.

Legends of Draxia: Monsters of Nairu Expansion

Legends of Draxia: Monsters of Nairu Expansion from Mythica Gaming adds several new mechanics to the original game. Legends of Draxia is a fantasy game that allows players to indirectly compete against each other using cards to manage resources, create buildings, defeat monsters, and cast spells.

In this second expansion to the game, players will be faced with boss monsters, mercenaries, and two new hero cards! The boss monster mechanic in particular gives the game what I feel is a more complete and satisfying way to achieve a mission or goal. This makes the overall experience a richer and more narrative game.

If you love fantasy games that utilize cards and resource management then you should look into this project.

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Episode 95: Gen Con 2022 Preview Show

Heading to GenCon or just looking for what new games are coming out? Check out Episode 95 of the WiscoDice podcast. In this episode we go through what we are excited to do and checkout at this year’s Gen Con.

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Episode Show Notes

  • WiscoDice at Gen Con ….. 03:04
  • Gen Con Games to Checkout ….. 11:58

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Games Featured in this Episode

GenCon 2022 Preview List on BGG

Host Picks:

  • Septima
  • Oak
  • Circadian: Chaos Order
  • Evergreen
  • It’s a Wonderful Kingdom
  • Skymines
  • Clank! Catacombs
  • Blazon
  • Akropolis
  • Northgard: Uncharted Lands
  • Tawantinsuyu: The golden Age
  • Founders of Teotihuacan
  • Phantom Ink
  • Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum
  • Carnegie
  • Space Station Phoenix
  • Factory 42
  • Tenpenny Parks
  • Terracotta Army
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Onslaught
  • Wormholes
  • The Stifling Dark
  • PARKS: Wildlife
  • Planet Unknown
  • Starship Captains

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Blast Off With Artemis Project

I was introduced to Artemis Project by Grand Gamers Guild at Gen Con 2019. It was Saturday of the convention and my wife was taking me from booth to booth checking out those last vendors that had something we really wanted to see. I don’t know where she heard of Artemis Project, but she knew I liked games that used dice as workers in a worker placement role. Walking up to the booth, we spoke with the designer and within moments I was sold. I needed to have a copy of this game!

  • Players: 1-5
  • Playtime (with Setup): we find it around 90-150 minutes
  • Publisher: Grand Gamers Guild
  • Designer: Daryl Chow and Daniel Rocchi

Episode 94: Summertime Games

In Episode 94 of the WiscoDice podcast, we talk provide our top summer games and discuss our recent plays of Foundations for Rome and Fantastic Factories, as well as updates on current hobby projects.

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Episode Show Notes

  • Games We’ve Been Playing ….. 01:01
  • Hobby Corner ….. 25:10
  • Summer Games ….. 34:41

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Games Featured in this Episode

Summertime Game Picks

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Hobby Corner

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Beyond the Show

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