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Kickstart Monday: The 7th Citadel and Micro Moonshine

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.

The 7th Citadel

Our first project this week is The 7th Citadel from Serious Poulp on Kickstarter.

The 7th Citadel is a cooperative exploration game for 1 to 4 players set in the post-apocalyptic fantasy world known as the Collapsing Lands. You start the game as a lowly “slave-gardener” toiling in one of the citadels of the Necrodruids tending to the monstrous plants intended to protect humanity from the horrible giant worms known as “Burrowers” that ravage the land.

Your journeys will take you far across the Collapsing Lands discovering new areas, people and, threats. You explore the land of 7th Citadel by revealing one of the more than 1000 terrain or event cards to build a growing game board. You are able to freely explore the world in the direction of your choice.

You will encounter obstacles, threats, NPCs, companions and side quests.  You will choose how you reaction these encounters and your choices can have a lasting impact on the world and have repercussions later in the game. Your characters will also advance in power as you play, gaining new skills and equipment and building buildings for powerful permanent effects. Will you succumb to the various dangers and obstacles along the way or will you be able to overcome the threat of the mysterious “First Garden”?

If you are already familiar with the core 7th Citadel game the first pledge level of Veteran may be the right choice for you. For $53 it includes the Season 2 Collector’s box, the new “First Garden” threat and the kickstarter exclusive expansion “The Reversal”. For newcomers, take a look at the Novice pledge for $87 which includes the 7th Citadel core box and applicable stretch goals, or opt for the Rookie pledge at $139 which includes the core game, the Season 2 Collectors box, the new threat and the expansion and applicable stretch goals. Check out the 7th Citadel campaign page for other pledge levels and addon options. You’ll need to visit before June 19, 2024, when the campaign ends.

Micro Moonshine

Our second game this week is Micro Moonshine from Thistroy Games on Gamefound.

Set in the 1920s in the United States during prohibition, Micro Moonshine is a small-box game for 1 to 4 players who compete to build an illegal liquor empire. During the game you will draft worker cards to be able to to take actions at city locations or to use their special abilities.

To craft your illicit spirits you’ll need to purchase ingredients from the market like water, grain, fruit and sugar. Use the right combination of ingredients at the Barrel House to produce different spirits or wine, then visit the Bottling Plant to bottle your goods so you can fulfill contracts with local speakeasies to earn victory points at the end of the game.

You may also find yourself visiting the Docks, the Street Market and the Black Market to get additional access to ingredients or offload your illegal goods. As part of the stretch goals for the campaign, additional modules have already been unlocked for the game including the Police Station module and the Farm module which both add some new actions and gameplay mechanics.

Mico Moonshine is available for $27 with the Base Pledge, which includes any unlocked stretch goals. You can also go in for a copy with an upgraded neoprene game mat for $49. Thankfully you won’t need to dodge the law to pledge for your copy of Micro Moonshine, but you will need to do so before June 28, 2024, when the campaign ends.

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Kickstart Monday: Rebirth and The 7 Seas

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.

Rebirth

Our first game this week is Rebirth on Kickstarter from Mighty Board games and designer Reiner Knizia.

Rebirth is a 2 to 4 player tile laying game where after disasters have destroyed much of civilization, people in the distant future are looking to rebuild society. This is not your typical post-apocalypse with radiation filled wasteland though. The game is set on a lush map of Scotland where you will guide your clan in the restoration of the land. You will build energy and food farms to support the population and build settlements to gain points and control castles. You will also visit cathedrals and score points for community end game goals. The game also features an alternate map of Ireland which has new terrains and new mechanics to explore and is a more advanced and competitive game.

Rebirth is available as a limited edition pledge for $49 and includes custom 3d components made from sustainable Re-Wood material. The Kickstarter campaign for Reiner Knizia’s Rebirth ends soon on June 12, 2024, so make sure to get your pledge in before then.

The 7 Seas

Our second game this week is The 7 Seas from Critical Hut on Gamefound.

The 7 Seas is a 1 to 5 player worker placement dice rolling game where players explore, trade and battle across the high seas. During the 7 rounds of the game you will take actions with your 2 workers, your Captain and an officer. For your main actions you’ll be able to set sail on one of the unique seven sea tiles and have encounters with pirates, merchants and creatures.

You’ll have an opportunity to land on islands to explore and interact with the locals. You may need to dock at a port to make strategic resource trades or sometimes just go fishing when you just need food for your crew. Finally you can upgrade and repair your ship to prepare for further adventures. As optional actions you can also choose to attack your opponents to plunder their loot or trade with other players to swap resources. As you take your actions you are looking to gather more Glory points than the other players to be crowned the Legend of the 7 Seas at the end of the game.

The 7 Seas Core Box pledge will net you the base game for $44. You can upgrade to the Captains pledge for $66 which will include component material upgrades and any extensions unlocked through stretch goals. The 7 Seas campaign on Gamefound will end on June 9, 2024, so make sure to get your pledge in before time runs out.

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Kickstart Monday: GameLib and Board Game Calendar

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 interesting projects.

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.

2025 Board Game Creations Calendar

I love old-school calendars. The nostalgia factor plus the fact that I still find it useful as I work at home to have a clear, visual reminder of what day of the week it is! That’s why this project is one I am always excited to see each year. As a backer from previous years, I can also say that these calendars from previous years are of great quality and deliver on time. 

The 2025 Board Game Creations Calendar features a unique piece of art each month designed by Katia Howatson. She uses game components in her work, with each design inspired by a different game. It’s exciting to see which game and theme gets displayed each month. It’s unique and is a great accessory for a gamer who has everything.

Campaign runs through May 6, 2024. It also has some neat new add-ons this year. These include bookmarks and t-shirts! You’ll want to check this project out if you are like me.

GameLib Pocket

Being able to game on the go is becoming more popular than ever. That’s why we picked this project to highlight this week as GameLib Pocket. GameLib Pocket from Grammes Edition is a pay-what-you-can board game subscription. In this project, you receive some basic components for gameplay such as a deck of cards, a few dice, some meeples, and wooden cubes.  What’s great about this is that you will then receive regular PDF updates with rules that you can use those components to play various games. 

If you are a gamer on the go and want something you can take that is light and play several different games with, this might be your project.

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Kickstart Monday: Horror on the Orient Express and Lairs & Legends 2

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.

Call of Cthulhu Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game

Our first game this week is Call of Cthulhu Horror on the Orient Express: The Board Game on Kickstarter from Chaosium Inc.

Horror on the Orient Express is a cooperative board game for 1 to 4 players from the makers of the Call of Cthulhu TTRPG and the authors of the popular board games Nemesis, Frostpunk, Lords of Ragnarok and Destinies. You and your fellow investigators are passengers on the luxurious Orient Express. What starts off as a comfortable train ride soon delves into the realm of eldritch horror as the train passes into the dangerous Dreamlands.

You are charged with keeping the other passengers on the train safe all while the train is being attacked by hideous creatures from the strange realm beyond. To make matters worse there is a secret cult aboard the train as well seeking to complete a dark ritual that will doom the Orient Express and its passengers to an evil fate. You will need to question the other passengers as suspects to root out the hidden cult members and stop the ritual before it’s too late. You will need to work together to use the unique skills of your investigators along with items and spells you collect along the way if you are to have a hope of succeeding.

Horror on the Orient Express looks to have a unique table presence with a 3-D train centerpiece made of 6 train cars that the investigators and passengers can move between. The train cars feature moveable window curtains to let you peek out at the horrors that wait you beyond the train or to close them to protect  yourself. The game also features custom miniatures for each of the investigators, the Reaver, Absorber, Howler, and Vampire monsters, and six different suspects. The game is available at two pledge levels, first is the First Class Ticket level for $98. This includes the core game, the Investigators Unveiled expansion and a promo miniature of the Nightmarish Orient Express and any unlocked stretch goals. You can upgrade your ticket to be a VIP Passenger for $145 which will get you everything at the previous level and the Consumed by the Void campaign expansion. You’ll want to get on board for Horror on the Orient Express before April 19 2,024 when the campaign ends.

Lairs & Legends 2 – The Definitive 5e Resource Anthology

Next up on Kickstarter is Lairs & Legends 2 – The Definitive 5e Resource Anthology from The DM Lair.

The Lairs & Legends 2 campaign is offering 2 new books for fifth edition Dungeon & Dragons campaigns from Luke Hart who runs the popular Dm Lair youtube channel. Between the two books; Lairs & Legends 2 and Loot and Lore 2 you will find a whole host of resources for running exciting 5e D&D games. First off there are 30 full length adventures included. This includes 6 three-part adventure arcs that cover each tier of gameplay. On top of that there are 12 stand alone adventures that also cover each tier of play.

Beyond that there are also 30 stand-alone encounters for when your party strays off the beaten path. Of course you’ll need to make sure there are plenty of monsters for your players to face during these adventures and there are over one hundred different monsters available to choose from in Legends & Lairs 2. Many monsters have new tactics and abilities to surprise and challenge your players. In addition to those challenges see how your adventurers fare against 30 devious traps and 30 clever puzzles. Reward your players with 20 new magic items – which has actually expanded to 30 with an unlocked stretch goal! You can expand your campaign with six new rulesets that provide some fun new mechanics for your 5e campaign these include rules for:

  • Skill Challenges
  • Naval Combat
  • Rewards & Recognition
  • Diseases
  • Sanity
  • Spell Dueling 

The books are designed specifically to be easy to use and run at the table. The formatting, layout, wording and art are all designed with care to keep you from having to dig through multiple pages of the book to find what you need. Also all of the content of these books is guaranteed to be free of AI-generated material.

Here is a breakdown of the various digital and physical pledge tiers that are available.

  • Both PDFs – $80 – digital copies of Lairs & Legends 2 and Loot & Lore 2
  • Both PDFs plus Foundry VTT Module – $100
  • Both Standard Hardcovers – $120 (includes PDFs)
  • Both Standard Hardcover plus Foundry VTT Module – $140
  • Both Limited Edition Hardcovers – $150 (includes PDFs)
  • Both Limited Edition Hardcovers plus Foundry VTT Module – $170

The campaign for Lairs & Legends 2 will only be open until May 2, 2024, so plan your quest accordingly and make your pledge before then.

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Kickstart Monday: Dice Treasure and Monsters of Drakkenheim

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.

Dice Treasure

Our first game this week is Dice Treasure on Gamefound from Inevitable Ideas.

Dice Treasure is a family weight dice drafting card game for 1 to 4 players. In Dice Treasure players will be drafting colorful dice and using them to build patterns on cards that represent the seven colors of the rainbow. By completing the required pattern on the card they will invoke the rainbow color on the card and earn gold from the Leprechaun’s treasure pile.

Each player will start with a set of color pattern cards with different gold values. Players will roll and draft dice to place on their pattern color cards. Only a die that matches in color and value can be placed on a color card and count toward its completion. Dice that cannot be placed on a card are put into a common pool that other players can use on future turns. Players should be careful to complete cards when they can because toward the end of the game, all incomplete cards will become available for other players to steal! At the end of the game all players total up all the gold they’ve gained and the player with the biggest pile of treasure is the winner!

The WiscoDice team had an opportunity to play the prototype for Dice Treasure. Check out our thoughts and playthrough on YouTube.

Dice Treasure is available now on Gamefound for $32 for the standard edition. This includes  63 unique pattern cards, a dice bag with 45 translucent dice, 7 color tokens and a snapping dice tray. You can also add on the Leprechaun’s Bonus Expansion for $8 which includes 21 special Leprechauns Bonus cards that provide a new way to earn gold for players that complete certain combinations of color cards. Backers can also opt for a print-and-play version for $7 that includes printable cards and tokens but players will need to supply their own dice. You won’t need to find the end of the rainbow to get to the Dice Treasure campaign page but you will need to get there before April 15, 2024 to make your pledge.

Monsters of Drakkenheim

Next up this week we have Monsters of Drakkenheim on Kickstarter from The Dungeon Dudes and Ghostfire Gaming.

Monsters of Drakkenheim is a sourcebook of 150+ monsters for 5th Edition tabletop RPGs. Monsters is a follow up to the popular Dungeons of Drakkenheim campaign setting from the same designers. All of the monsters are inspired by the eldritch-horror theme of the Drakkenheim setting  and while these horrifying creatures may have their origins in Drakkenheim, be sure that they can be used to terrify and challenge players in any game setting.

Each of the 150+ eldritch and cosmic horror inspired monstrosities in the book are accompanied by unique illustrations with a commitment not to include AI art. From the Troll Hag to hideous Apothic Abominations to the maddening Cacophonous Chimera these monsters will also feature detailed lore to help define their place in the world of Drakkenheim or your own campaign world. Some of these creatures will pose unique threats to your players in the form of new debilitating effects like elemental conditions such as burning, freezing, and shocked. Epic Boss Monsters like the Humongous Fungus Troll will pose a serious threat to your players with new Epic Actions that are triggered after each player’s turn.

The book also features 10 ready-to-play adventure locations like laboratories, crypts and otherworldly dimensions. Monsters of Drakkenheim also provides players with some interesting incentives to hunt monsters for their unique parts. With a custom crafting system players can harvest monster parts and then craft them into unique magic items at special locations. There are also rules for crafting existing magic items such  as healing potions from harvestable monster bits.

But why stop there? This campaign is offering way more than its 300+ page bestiary. From digital goodies to physical miniatures there is a monstrous amount of rewards to choose from in this campaign. Here is a break down of each of the pledge tiers and their rewards:

Tier 1 – Digital – $30

  • Monsters of Drakkenheim PDF edition
  • Digital Tokens and Maps

Tier 2 – Core Book – $60

  • Monsters of Drakkenheim Standard Edition Hardcover
  • Movement ruler bookmark set
  • PDF edition
  • Digital Tokens and Maps

Tier 3 – Core Book Plus – $90

  • Standard Edition Hardcover
  • PDF Edition
  • Digital Tokens and Maps
  • Movement rule bookmark set
  • Monster token set and Lair map pack

Tier 4 – Digital Deluxe – $95

  • Everything from Digital
  • Roll20 or Foundry VTT license
  • Digital Monster, Crafting, Encounter card decks
  • Choice of 1 Lair encounter STL set
  • Digital GM cheat sheets

Tier 5 – Core Set – $140

  • Everything from Core Book Plus
  • GM Screen
  • Monster, Crafting and Encounter card decks
  • Trophy enamel pin set

Tier 6 – Deluxe Set – $225

  • Everything from Core Set
  • Apothic Abominations miniatures
  • Space Between Worlds miniatures
  • Troll Killer miniatures
  • Chimeric Catastrophe miniatures

Tier 7 –  Ultimate Set – $475

  • Special Edition Hardcover
  • Roll20 or Foundry VTT license
  • Special edition dice set
  • Bruce is Holding plushie dice bag
  • Everything from Deluxe Set
  • Everything from Digital Deluxe

The Monsters of Drakkenheim campaign ends on April 25, 2024 so be sure to visit Kickstarter and make your pledge before then. 

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