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Kickstart Monday: Metrorunner and Explorers of Navoria

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.

Metrorunner

Our first game this week is the upcoming Kickstarter for Metrorunner, a new game from publisher, Thunderworks Games.

Metrorunner is a cyberpunk themed game for 1 to 5 players where players take on the role of “runners” in the futuristic dystopian Mirror City. Runners are freelance hackers looking to take on jobs of any kind to gain notoriety to make a name for themselves on the streets and gain credits to fill their wallet. Runners aren’t picky about how they earn their money. Taking on shady and illegal jobs is just part of the life of a runner in Mirror City.

Runners traverse the city on the Ring Metro, a rondel on the main board that allows moving from district to district in the city. Runners will need to travel to different districts to get resources they need to get to the right district to complete their job contracts. As you complete jobs you will gain credits and notoriety as well as upgrades to your character making you a more formidable runner and giving you an edge against the competition.

Metro runner features a unique hacking mini game played with a 3 by 3 grid of tiles in the center of the game board. You attempt to solve the puzzle on the network card by manipulating the 9 tiles on the game board. You will have a limited number of moves to attempt to manipulate the network node tiles to connect the network path so that nodes are connected to solve the puzzle and be successful in your hack. The hacking puzzles get progressively harder as the game advances and you will need to bring some real skill to solve the more challenging puzzles with a limited number of moves.

Metrorunner looks to be an exciting thematic addition to the Thunderworks catalog of games which until this point have been based in the Roll Player fantasy universe. If you would like a behinds the scenes look into the world, design and mechanics of Metrorunner, WisoDice had the chance to sit down will designer Stephen Kerr in episode #118 of the Wiscodice Tabletop Gaming Podcast.  You can catch the interview on the WiscoDice YouTube channel or download the episode from  your favorite podcast provider.

Metrorunner will be launching on Kickstarter on Tuesday January 16, 2024. For more information on the game and pledge levels hack your way over to the Metrorunner campaign page tomorrow! 

Explorers of Navoria

Next up this week is the Kickstarter for Explorers of Navoria from Dranda Games.

Explorers of Navoria is a tableau building game for 2 to 4 players set in the magical land of Navoria where new continents have suddenly emerged from the sea ripe for exploration. You will play one such explorer using a bag of action tokens to purchase adventure cards that feature cute and colorful characters and items to help you on your adventures. You will build up a tableau of cards building an array of abilities and benefits to build the engine of your tableau and improve your exploration and capabilities. Your workers will travel to the strange new continents of Navoria with the most lucrative rewards being given to the explorer that reaches the continent first!

Explorers of Navoria looks to combine a mix of bag building, tableau building and worker placement mechanics with bright playful art work and a magical theme into a nice package. The base game is available at the Wanderer pledge level of $44 USD. The Explorer pledge level includes the game and the Forgotten Lands expansion which adds a solo mode as well as a fifth player option. Other available add-ons include a neoprene playmat, deluxe resources, and custom card sleeves.

The campaign for Explorers of Navoria ends on February 7, 2024, so make sure you explore the Kickstarter page before then if you are looking to back.

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Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or email.

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Episode 118: Metrorunner Designer Interview

In Episode 118, Conesy and Suzanne chat with Stephen Kerr, the designer Metrorunner. Metrorunner is a new game, published by Thunderworks Games. Join us as we chat about how this new sci-fi game came to be and get ready for the Kickstarter launch on January 16th!

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Episode 117: Tabletop Gaming in Review and Recap – 2023

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Episode 117 Show Notes

Join Ben, Justin, Matt and Suzanne as they review their 2023 gaming and discuss what they look forward to in 2024. We go through the best new game we played, our favorite hobby projects, favorite gaming memory, and more.

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Kickstart Monday: Stonespine Architects and Hamlet: By the Lake

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.

First this week we have the Kickstarter for Stonespine Architects  a 1 to 5 player game from Thunderworks games and the designer of Cartographers. 

We are big fans of Thunderworks Games here at Wiscodice. Not only are they local to Madison Wisconsin, but they have a great track record of producing excellent games! Stonespine Architects puts you in the role of a dungeon architect. You will draft cards which become the rooms of your dungeon and your goal is to construct the most dangerous dungeon you can. The rooms you choose and their arrangement will help you achieve scoring goals. You will also spend gold to add improvements to your dungeon such as monsters, traps and treasures. The card drafting and tile laying mechanics combined with the dungeon building theme hit a real sweet spot for me and I am really looking forward to this one.

Stonespine Architects is another smaller box game from Thunderworks and the Kickstarter pledge starts at a very reasonable $35 USD, so if you are ready to draft some dangerous dungeons, head over to the campaign page before August 1st 2023 to make your pledge.

Hamlet: By the Lake

Next up this week we have the Kickstarter for Hamlet: By the Lake an expansion for the game Hamlet from publisher Might Boards.

Hamlet is a medium weight village building game where players competitively work to build and expand their little hamlet by managing resources, transporting goods across the village and contributing to the construction of the Church in the village center. This expansion Hamlet: By the Lake adds new components and gameplay elements. Now lakes will form in the empty spaces that are created between the tiles of the village as it expands. Players have access to boats which allow them to transport goods across water and players can catch fish that can be used to cook meals that grant special abilities. 

Thematically Hamlet: By the Lake seems like a perfect addition to the original game and it looks to provide new gameplay without a ton of extra rules. The base pledge Hamlet: By the Lake runs about $34 USD and you can also snag a deluxe edition of the original game during the campaign as a part of the all-in pledge or on its own. The campaign for Hamlet: By the Lake will end July 25th 2023, so make sure to visit the project page before then.

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or email.

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

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Exciting New to Us Board Games – January 2023

Each month, Suzanne and I will recap all of the new board games they played. These games could be new additions to our collection, games from other people’s collections, or even preview copies of games we receive.

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