Welcome to Kickstart Monday! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye. We scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest us.

There are certainly some exciting projects out in crowdfunding land. Let’s take a look at a couple of games that we think you should check out.

Phantom Ink Arcana

Phantom Ink from Resonym is a game we discovered a few years ago while doing a Gen Con preview list. We were intrigued at how this party-style game engaged both the giver of clues for each team and the remaining players of the team could ask the clue giver questions. When we picked up our copy and get it to the table, we were delighted by how good the gameplay is. Whether you are the player giving clues (the spirit player) or are in the remaining players (known as mediums) there is plenty of challenge to this game for all groups.

Where this expansion to Phantom Ink is concerned is the new twists that it will add to gameplay. The addition of arcana cards that can now be played provide new depth to the game. Arcana cards add unique powers for that round of play. When you combine this with a new pad for writing the clues on that allows for disappearing ink, it can be harder for the other team to use your clues to solve the puzzle.

If you are like us and love word games that are party games then you should check out this expansion and pick up the base game while you are at it.

DC20 – A New D20 Role Playing Game

DC20 designed by the Dungeon Coach with much of the content creator community having feedback on this new streamlined D20 RPG system has been seeing a lot of discussion. This is another fantasy RPG system, and there seems to be quite a high number. However, besides being inspired and driven by content creators, this system features several changes that make the system exciting to use.

Two key features that catch our attention are how they handle rolling high on checks and the action point system. Neither of these is new to the world of RPGs, but both are refreshing in a system that uses the D20 dice roll as a key mechanism. Rolling high on checks means you can have different margins of success. In addition, having 4 action points that you can spend during your turn as a player gives you more options. Do you need to push for that extra attack this turn, or do you need to hold onto an action point so that you can react to something your foes do?

If you love collecting new RPGs or are ready to check out a new system with a D20 dice then you should check this project out!

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