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Kickstart Monday: Gaming Tables

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 all ready, what better way to do it than post a weekly blog about projects I am interested in.

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This week on Kickstart Monday I wanted to talk about two, game table projects that if you are in the market for this luxury item you should definitely check out.

The Bristol Plus – Gaming And Dining Table

The Bristol Plus Gaming and Dining Table from UK manufacturer Geeknson are bringing even more options to their entry-level table. Geeknson is arguably one of the biggest players and leaders in the luxury game table market. You can see their designs on many YouTube channels including Rodney’s Watch it Played.

The Bristol, while being the most entry-level table Geeknson offers, should not be considered low options. Made from wild oak, you will have options for various table finishes and an array of included accessories as part of your base pledge. This table comes in a number of unique sizes from the size of a coffee table to a large table that can seat 8 players. Pledging is made simple by just selecting the size of the table you want. Shipping and options will be determined when the pledge manager is made available.

If you are looking for a great quality gaming table with a number of flexible options then you should definitely check out this project.

Sunnygeeks 1.5 – Modular Gaming Table

The Sunnygeeks table from Rathskellers is possibly the most flexible gaming table on the market currently. Available in two sizes you have a plethora of options. Available in two sizes, you can have this table fit and work for nearly any gaming and dining area. Rathskellers is another popular UK-based game table manufacturer whose designs can be seen on the ever-popular Dice Tower YouTube channel.

The flexibility of the table comes from the unique wooden drawer (more like boxes), magnetic interchangeability, and lids for the drawers that give you so many options for functionality that you can build and customize your table based on your needs and gaming experience. In addition, table legs can be tapered wooden legs or metal legs.

With so many options, it’s hard to say what’s not to love with this table. If you are in the market for a luxury gaming table this is a great project to consider.

More to Consider

I usually don’t go into an extended ramble on these things, but with two gaming tables featured I thought I should share a few additional thoughts. Both of these tables have been produced by these companies previously. These tables though have only been made available to the public via their Crowdfunding campaigns though. Both companies I would consider leaders in the luxury game table market.

I would also add that I am intrigued by both of these tables, but at this time have not had the opportunity to play at any of the tables made by these companies so can’t judge the quality of their construction practices myself. Luxury gaming tables are exactly that, a luxury item. It’s not a requirement or something that I would tell you that you have to have. It’s something that we enjoy having ourselves (Jasper gaming table currently), but it’s a purchase that you have to consider if it’s right for you, your game space, and your budget.

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Episode 93: Planet Unknown, Strong Tower Gaming Convention, and More

In Episode 93 of the WiscoDice podcast, we talk with Kevin from the Strong Tower Gaming Convention. Conesy, Brian, Matt, and Justin share their thoughts on the new title form Adam’s Apple Games, Planet Unknown. They also discuss games they’ve been playing and provide an update on hobby projects.

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Games Featured in this Episode

  • Golem
  • Publisher: Cranio Creations
  • Players: 1-4
  • Play Time: 90-120 min
  • Ark Nova
  • Publisher: Capstone Games
  • Players: 1-4
  • Play Time: 90-150 min

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Kickstart Monday: Sleeping Gods and Spinning Dice

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 all ready, what better way to do it than post a weekly blog about projects I am interested in.

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This week on Kickstart Monday I head over to Gamefound to look at an expansion to one of the games I hear talked about all of the time. Then we take a look at a surprisingly fun dice game.

Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies

Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies from Red Raven Games is a much-anticipated stand-alone sequel to Sleeping Gods. This expansion is going to provide more Sleeping Gods content. More characters, locations, narrative arcs, and more to discover. Featuring a new massive open world you will need to use your airplane to fly and discover some of the new locations.

Sleeping Gods: Distant Skies is a narrative, quest-based campaign game for 1-4 players. Playtime will likely vary somewhat on a per quest basis, but most sessions can be completed in 1-2 hours. Like many campaign games expect this one will keep you engaged for likely hundreds of gaming hours.

If you love deep narrative immersive games with a heavy story element and light role-playing then you should consider backing this project!

Tin Spin

Base Game and Components

Tin Spin from Surprisingly Fun Games is exactly that, surprisingly fun! We have had the opportunity to actually play this game for 2-6 players. This game features dexterity, strategy, and even some risk/reward gambling of gold cubes (points). The small form factor (a small metal tin) makes this game extremely easy to transport and its simple rules make it ideal for gamers and non-gamers.

On your turn you will either roll the dice you control or you will take a whirl at spinning your dice. Both have their risks and depending on the dice you control at the time you might opt for one option over the other. Of course, once you are done resolving your turn you will roll the SWAP die which will determine if the dice are passed and in which direction around the table.

We laughed and had a great time when we had the opportunity to play this game. It’s a great game to give as a gift so pick up a pair of copies when you back this project!

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Kickstart Monday: Deadly Vampires and Shadowy Necromancers

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 all ready, what better way to do it than post a weekly blog about projects I am interested in.

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This week I thought I would look for some great, fresh content for Dungeon Masters of Dungeons and Dragons. Here are two great adventure supplements you might consider adding to any of your games.

Fanged Fables

Fanged Fables from Luna Publishing features 5 new Dungeons and Dragons 5E adventures that you can insert into almost any campaign. This supplement will provide any Dungeon Master with 5 mini-adventures involving vampires in their D&D game. Use these adventures as side quests or expand on one or some of them to create a unique campaign experience.

These adventures are designed for parties between 3rd and 13th level with tips on how to up or downscale them based on your group. Each adventure has its own set of objectives and narratives. A small town terrified by a blood-sucking beast, an abbey overtaken by horrors, and even an orc tribe with a lust for blood.

Do you think your players have what it takes to survive the horrors of the vampire? If you do, then you should consider backing this project.

Mini Adventure #1: Shadow of the Necromancer 1E/5E Boxed Set

Shadow of the Necromancer from Dark Wizard Games is a boxed set adventure supplement for Dungeons and Dragons 1 edition as well at 5th! This adventure is for characters levels 1-3. The premise of the adventure is a young necromancer takes up residence in the previous layer of a long-dead necromancer dead set to claim the power and spells of the latter.

I find the premise for this adventure really intriguing and worth diving into. This could easily be tied into another campaign where perhaps the players actually defeated the very necromancer that is mentioned in this book. Go back and explore the digs with the new occupants as low-level characters to bridge the two campaigns together.

If you like the idea of spooky adventures, low-level undead like zombies and skeletons, and want to see if you can horrify your players then consider backing this project.

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Kickstart Monday: Discover New Worlds With Giant Mechs

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 all ready, what better way to do it than post a weekly blog about projects I am interested in.

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 couldn’t help myself but talk about the new Robotech Miniature Game and then a really cool planetary exploration game. I hope you are as excited as I am. Let’s take a look at these projects!

Robotech Macross DOG FIGHT- The Miniatures Game

Robotech Macross DOG FIGHT- The Miniatures Game from Minitech Games looks to be a much different game than its predecessor from Paladium Games. In this game you will play out much more skirmish level encounters that more well play out individual dog fights between forces. Pit mighty Veritech Fighters of the UEDF against the alien forces such as the Zentraedi.

There are different scales and sizes of games that you can play so you will be able to include more mechs. Each round of the game is broken into four phases. In the first phase, you will plan, in secret, where each of your miniatures will move under your command. Then you will execute those movements based on your plan. Interestingly enough, movement is resolved simultaneously with rules for handling conflicts where models would move into the same space/location. The Cross-Event phase then occurs. In this phase, any mechs who happened to cross paths during the Movement phase will do a quick round of close combat. The round is then wrapped up in the Combat Phase where mechs will be able to resolve all of their ranged attacks at other targets within their firing arcs.

The game ends when all mechs have been eliminated from one side. It is possible that in the same round all mechs are eliminated from both sides. In this case, the player effectively with the smaller or weaker rated force wins.

If you love Robotech and are looking for another miniature game with lighter rules and cool miniatures then you should consider supporting this project.

Stellar Expedition

Stellar Expedition from Wulfhorn Games will take you to where no life form has gone before. In the game, you will take on the role of captain of a team from one of the four factions in the game and traverse a gate in space that will take you to new worlds and discoveries. While exploring these new locations you will be attempting to accomplish expeditions. Completing these will help advance you towards victory.

Stellar Expedition is not just another 4x game. Where most games in this genre are focused ultimately on territory control, space combats, and who can dominate the galaxy this game changes it up and orientates around exploration and completing expeditions. Expeditions ultimately score you points and at the end of the game, it will be expedition points and not crushing all of those to your point of view. After all, it’s a big galaxy and there’s far more to discover than just the small portion discovered during gameplay.

If you were hoping for a board game that would help you feel convey’s that Star Trek exploration feel in a unique game and universe then you should consider supporting this project!

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