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Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Dreams of Tomorrow' - GeekDad

October 15th - via: geekdad.com
Dream Engineers in the future are trying to fix the past by sending back messages in the forms of Dreams of Tomorrow. Dreams of Tomorrow is a tableau-building game from Weird Giraffe Games for 1 to 6 players, ages 8 and up, and takes about 45 minutes to play. It’s currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, with a pledge level of $22 (plus shipping) for a copy of the game, or $5 for the high quality print and play. I think the gameplay and theme are both suitable for kids 8 and up, though younger kids might have a little trouble manipulating the action cards. (Read More)

New Kickstarter campaign resurrects the horror anthology with all-star talent New Kickstarter campaign resurrects the horror anthology with all-star talent | SYFY WIRE

October 15th - via: syfy.com
Once upon a time, horror comics and horror anthologies ruled the roost alongside Silver and Bronze Age superhero titles from DC and Marvel. Now a new Kickstarter campaign curated by Canadian artist/writer Kelly Brack is hoping to revive the extinct species with Death of the Horror Anthology, a crowd-sourced project with a healthy roster of over two dozen talented writers and artists involved. This 176-page compilation of spine-chilling short stories is edited by Danny Lore and published by A Wave Blue World, with each tale following the theme of "Inner Demons." (Read More)

Suffolk couple launch an exciting new camping product, The LayBakPak | Suffolk and Essex Business News - East Anglian Daily Times

October 15th - via: eadt.co.uk
An adventurous Suffolk couple are seeking £200,000 funding to launch their camping invention - the LayBakPak. As parents of four children - three daughters and a son, Suffolk couple Jonathan and Jenny Davies looked to the great outdoors for many family holidays. Now, with their children grown-up, they have taken lessons learned from those adventurous holidays, over hill, dale and coast - into their new business start-up. The couple, from Woolpit, have spent many months developing the LayBakPak to get to this stage. (Read More)

Compact, mainline Linux ready “La Frite” SBC starts at $10

October 13th - via: linuxgizmos.com
Now on Kickstarter: Libre Computer’s smaller “La Frite” version of its Le Potato SBC offers a quad -A53, HD-only Amlogic S805X, a Raspberry Pi A+ footprint and GPIO connector, and mainline Linux support. Libre Computer has gone to Kickstarter to successfully launch a smaller, less powerful follow-up to its Le Potato SBC. The 64 x 55mm La Frite is said to be loosely based on the 65 x 56mm Raspberry Pi Model A+. Unlike the very RPi 3 like Le Potato, which is now available publicly under the name Libre Computer Board (AML-S905X-CC), La Frite (AKA AML-S805X-AC) has a different layout and more real-world ports than the A+, although it offers a similar 40-pin expansion header. (Read More)

Woojer Ryg haptic feedback vest supports all gaming platforms - SlashGear

October 12th - via: slashgear.com
Company Woojer is seeking funding for Ryg, a haptic feedback vest that supports "pretty much" all gaming consoles, VR systems, PC games, and smartphones. The (Read More)

Kickstarter success leads to four model AlpinerX launch - WatchPro USA

October 12th - via: usa.watchpro.com
Alpina Watches has officially launched four new models of its AlpinerX worldwide. The release comes after a successful Kickstarter campaign during Baselworld which saw the order of over 3,000 customised watches. The campaign also raised over $1.5m from backers who were eager to get their hands on a unique connected outdoor smartwatch. (Read More)

ColecoVision Rises Again in New KickStarter Project - Hardcore Gamer

October 12th - via: hardcoregamer.com
Released originally in 1982, ColecoVision from Coleco Industries helped advance the Golden Age of arcade gaming by providing a more powerful arcade experience than competitors (like the Atari 2600). Selling over 2 million units, ColecoVision became a household name. Discontinued in 1985, ColecoVision is back in a new KickStarter project known as “CollectorVision“. This project hopes to raise Coleco from its grave with twists fitting of a modern console. (Read More)

Wine decanter watch launched on Kickstarter

October 12th - via: thedrinksbusiness.com
A Danish company has launched a watch called Décantheure on funding platform Kickstarter which allows users to track the time it takes to decant wines made from different grape varieties. (Read More)

Woojer rygâ?¢: The world's most powerful Gaming & VR Vest! by Woojer —Kickstarter

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Woojer is raising funds for Woojer rygâ?¢: The world's most powerful Gaming & VR Vest! on Kickstarter! Multichannel, bone-shaking haptic vest, that'll raise everything from your pulse to the tiny little hairs on the back of your neck... (Read More)

MakerPhone comes as a kit you assemble and code to create a working mobile phone

October 11th - via: newatlas.com
Many of us carry a smartphone, but few of us know how it works. Croatian tech startup CircuitMess wants to change that with the MakerPhone, a build-it-yourself mobile phone aimed at makers 11 years of age and up. (Read More)

Cooler Master launches a Kickstarter for the 'ControlPad,' an analog gaming keypad - TechSpot

October 11th - via: techspot.com
If you've never heard of an analog keyboard before, it's probably because very few companies have created them. Wooting, to my knowledge, was the first to do so with their Wooting one and Wooting two keyboards (I reviewed the former… (Read More)

Broder Daniel doc announced, Kickstarter launched (watch the trailer)

October 11th - via: brooklynvegan.com
Swedish alt-rockers Broder Daniel were around from 1989 to 2008 -- their career was cut short by the death of guitarist Anders Göthberg -- and though they never got as big in the U.S., they were basically stars in their home country, ahead of their time, and massively influential... (Read More)

Karl Kesel and David Hahn Launch 'Impossible Jones' On Kickstarter

October 11th - via: comicbook.com
Karl Kesel (Harley Quinn) and David Hahn (Batman ’66) have launched a Kickstarter for their new superhero comic Impossible Jones at impossiblekickstarter.com.Kesel, a veteran in the industry known for his work on Suicide Squad and The Death of Superman, recently reunited with his longtime [...] (Read More)

SuperScreen Kickstarter fails, takes $2.5M down the drain - SlashGear

October 11th - via: slashgear.com
Crowdfunding projects work – sometimes. Transcendent Designs’ SuperScreen is not an example of a successful crowdfunding project. The group collected pledges of over $2.5-MILLION USD and 1.5 years after the end of the campaign, it’s gone. No delivery of a final product was made, and no refunds will be made (according to the campaign’s creator.) Let this be a good reminder: Giving money to companies for products that do not exist is a bad idea. (Read More)

Introducing the QR Scanner Rewards App, That Rewards Users for the Things They Already do Everyday | PRUnderground

October 10th - via: prunderground.com
ConnectUpz, a tech startup company based in Singapore, announced the launch of their Kickstarter campaign for the QR Scanner Rewards app, that rewards users for the things they already do every day – from buying their morning coffee to having their nails done from almost any merchant. A good loyalty rewards program is critical for retail sales conversion, hence the QR Scanner Rewards App aims to give merchants without big brand names the ability to have their own loyalty program for free. (Read More)

Handle Plus Kickstarter Gives Tablets the Popsocket Treatment - Tech Void

October 10th - via: techvoid.com
There’s a new tablet accessory in town, and it’s called Handle Plus. Designed by French engineers, this clever Kickstarter product is an attachable tablet handle, much like a ring handle or Popsocket for smartphonesThe Kickstarter launched on Oct. 1 with a goal of $10,011. At press time, Handle Plus had already reached over $8,700 (continually adjusted from HK$ exchange rate). But how does it hold up in the real world against clumsy multi-taskers? To get the feel for the product, we opened a pre-order review unit sent by the company and took it for a spin. (Read More)

Encased Reveals Kickstarter Stretch Goals

October 10th - via: hardcoregamer.com
The upcoming isometric sci-fi RPG Encased has reached it’s initial Kickstarter goal with five days to spare. While any Kickstarter reaching its goal is reason to celebrate, the dev team has a greater vision for Encased that exceeds the base funding goal. Any additional funds raised in the remaining time will be used to make the stretch goals a reality. The stretch goals are listed below, taken directly from Dark Crystal Studios. More information on Encased is on their Kickstarter page, and some of our initial thoughts can be found in last month’s preview. Obviously it will be the best possible experience if all stretch goals are met, but goal number six looks particularly entertaining. (Read More)

'World's fastest tripod' smashes Kickstarter target

October 10th - via: businesscloud.co.uk
Lumapod, a dynamic camera gear start-up based in Austria, has announced a Kickstarter crowdfunding campign for its ultra-compact travel tripod, which sets up in only four seconds. With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign it brings its patented technology to amateur and professional photographers around the world. (Read More)

Want to live ‘in real life’ and block out screens? These glasses on Kickstarter may do the trick

October 10th - via: geekwire.com
“Screen, screen, everywhere a screen Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the screen?” How’s that for a modern refresh on the 1971 song “Signs”? If you and your eyeballs are tired of catching screens in every direction you look these days, a new pair of glasses could go a long way in helping you catch a break. (Read More)

Ancient Terrible Things: AwakeTen on Kickstarter

October 10th - via: dicetowernews.com
Ancient Terrible Things makes a return to Kickstarter running as a 10 day campaign in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. Ancient Terrible Things is designed by Simon McGregor with art by Rob van Zyl who are part of the Pleasant Company Games design studio based in Cape Town, South Africa. Ancient Terrible Things is a pulp, horror, adventure game for 2-4 players who are intrepid adventurers exploring a dark jungle. Each turn players travel to a Fateful Location, then face an Ominous Encounter, and attempt to unlock its Ancient Secrets through a combination of dice, tokens, and cards. For more information on how the game plays you can check Tom’s Review and see why he included it in his Top Ten Cthulhu Games. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: The 'Constable' Comes to 'New Salem'

October 9th - via: geekdad.com
Fleeing the witches in that other New England town, you and a group of Puritans are building New Salem, free from witchcraft … at least, that’s what you hope. New Salem is a card-drafting, hidden role game for 3 to 8 players, ages 14 and up, and takes about 30–50 minutes to play. It’s currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, with a pledge level of $29 for a copy of the game. This Kickstarter campaign is for the second edition of the game, which includes the Constable expansion; if you already own the first edition, you can pledge for the expansion by itself (at $14). There are also pledge levels for a deluxe version. I think younger players should be able to handle the drafting and set collection aspects, and it’s up to you to decide whether you’re comfortable with the witch trial theme (or the building cards like the brothel, gallows, and black market). (Read More)
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3 RPG Kickstarters You Should Back – Tales of the Old Margreve (5e), Bunnies and Burrows, and Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos (5e)

Welcome to “RPG Kickstarters You Should Back” at its new home on the Open Gaming Network (sponsored by the Open Gaming Store)! For returning readers, thank you for following this column. For those who are joining us for the first time, this series reviews some of the best OGL RPG crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and more. This week, I’m looking at 5e OGL projects from Kobold Press and Petersen Games, as well as an update of a classic RPG from Frog God Games. Let’s dive in! (Read More)

This Is Yuuuge: Trumped Up Playing Cards, Satirical Deck Honoring Trump White House Departees, Launches Kickstarter Campaign

October 9th - via: menafn.com
What game would President Trump never have to worry about playing with his tiny hands? The answer is Trumped Up Playing Cards , a deck honoring the first people to leave the White House since the Trump presidency began. Its creators have turned to Kickstarter to launch a crowdfunding campaign in support of the deck's mass-scale production. (Read More)

Animated backpack from the Ukrainian team Pix gathered on Kickstarter $150 000

October 9th - via: stopru.com
The main difference between the Pix from the other backpacks in the front. It is possible to display images and animations that look in the style of pixel graphics. Animated backpack from the Ukrainian team Pix gathered on Kickstarter four times the original stated amount of $150,000. The project has supported more than 570 bekarov. Also, together with Pix included is a controller, which is mounted on the Bicycle handlebar. It allows you to display on the front of the backpack, turn signals and foot — the creators believe that this will improve the safety of cyclists on the road. In addition to personalizing the Pix is of a high quality urban backpack, says the team. It is made of nylon fabric, weighs 900 grams, and its volume is 27 litres. (Read More)

The Barrie Brothers launch Kickstarter campaign to build a cookery school

October 9th - via: bighospitality.co.uk
The team behind Anglesey’s award-winning restaurant The Marram Grass has launched a £30,000 crowdfunding campaign to finance the opening of a cookery school. (Read More)
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This reusable straw company raised $1.89 million on Kickstarter and didn't get a 'Shark Tank' deal

October 9th - via: sg.finance.yahoo.com
More than $1 million in pre-sales — and a mission to save marine life — wasn't enough to lure sharks on Sunday's "Shark Tank" season premiere. Emma Rose Cohen and Miles Pepper pitched the sharks with their company FinalStraw, a $20 re-usable, collapsible straw that folds up and fits in a small key chain-sized case. FinalStraw aims to reduce plastic straw use by giving consumers an eco-friendly alternative. Plastic straws, FinalStraw says, are non-recyclable and don't decompose, polluting oceans. (Read More)

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