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Jess’s Fave Five Kickstarters of the Week 1/15/21

January 15th - via: gameosity.com
Alba distinguishes itself from other game books by claiming to be the biggest ever written. With over 1200 pages and 19 different endings, Alba tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world where you will go out and adventure; exploring the world and making choices that can have lasting effects. Pingyao: First Chinese Banks is a dice placement game with an economic twist. During the game you’ll be rolling dice and then taking turns performing actions with the dice starting with the highest vale and moving through to the lowest value. (Read More)

3 Upcoming Board Games From Kickstarter - Monster Hunting, Mars and More

January 15th - via: kick.agency
2021 looks like a great year for unexpected returns. Publishers we like, keep on announcing new projects like there’s no tomorrow. Today we’ll talk about a newly announced game by Reggie Games, Roxley Games and an unexpected project set in the Terraforming Mars universe. (Read More)

'A true Sioux Falls icon:' Gigglebees' Wilbur the Coyote stars in his own comic book

January 14th - via: argusleader.com
Wilbur is back. The iconic Gigglebee's animatronic-tricycle-riding coyote is making a reappearance as the protagonist of a locally-made comic book, Wilbur's Space Race. (Read More)
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[COMING SOON] Alexandria author out to make reading fun and accessible

January 14th - via: echopress.com
Unlike most, Alexandria resident and Sauk Centre reading teacher Allison Bakkum said COVID-19 has helped her accomplish her dreams. She wrote the majority of her first children’s book three years ago and tried the traditional publishing route, but after hearing about self-publishing, decided it would make more financial sense. During this process, she was introduced to Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform for creative endeavors. (Read More)

TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD Kickstarter now live, looking for $75k for a Switch release

January 14th - via: gonintendo.com
TY the Tasmanian Tiger™ 2: Bush Rescue™ is the sequel to Krome Studios' charming Australiana-themed videogame. First released for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and the Xbox in 2004, it features more rangs, more vehicles, more mechs, and more EVERYTHING... in an open world Aussie Adventure. Rang, bite, smash and glide your way around the Australian Outback and stop the evil machinations of the diabolical Boss Cass and help the good folk of the little country town of Burramudgee. (Read More)

OTTO Bike Light with automatic smart lighting launched on Kickstarter

January 14th - via: road.cc
A fully automatic smart bike light which doesn’t requiring turning on/off with a button or app has been launched on Kickstarter. The OTTO bike light has lots of interesting features including braking alert flash patterns, wireless charging and one handed mounting. (Read More)

Pingyao: First Chinese Banks

January 14th - via: tabletopunited.com
Pingyao: First Chinese Banks is an economic dice-as-workers placement game in which players assume the role of famous Jin Merchants in the Qing Dynasty. During the blossoming age of banking, players will expand from Pingyao city to open agencies across China, offering remittance services to businessmen in order to earn profits. The goal of the game is to build up money over 8 rounds, and be the wealthiest player by the end. (Read More)
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Irena Genesis Metal Fury - a new Genesis shmup on Kickstarter

January 13th - via: readretro.com
The Sega Genesis (Mega Drive in most regions) has one of the most active and creative homebrew scenes of retro systems, which has brought games such as the action sidescroller Tänzer, the cinematic platformer Tanglewood and the topdown run and gun Xeno Crisis in later years. Now, White Ninja Studio, hailing from France, is bringing a classic shmup to the system. (Read More)
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CMON's New Teen Titans GO, Looney Tunes, and Scooby-Doo Games are Live on Kickstarter

January 13th - via: comicbook.com
CMON's latest Kickstarter literally has something for everyone, as it's actually comprised of three games in one campaign. CMON Presents: The Animation Collection consists of Teen Titans GO! Mayhem!, Looney Tunes Mayhem!, and Scooby-Doo: The Board Game, and the campaign is now live on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Brass: Birmingham co-creator’s British mining board game Tinners' Trail gets a remake

January 13th - via: dicebreaker.com
Dig into the mining industry in 19th century Britain with Tinners' Trail, a remake of a classic 2008 board game created by Martin Wallace - co-designer of Brass: Birmingham. Set during the 1800s, the upcoming board game focuses on the tin and copper mining industry within the town of Cornwall - in the southernmost part of Britain. (Read More)

Patrick Wilson, Other Industry Insiders Fight to Save Historic Jersey Shore Cinema

January 13th - via: hollywoodreporter.com
IFC Films president Arianna Bocco and former BAFTA NY chair Luke Parker Bowles are among the industry insiders hoping to revive and expand the century-old facility in Bradley Beach, which was forced to close as a result of the pandemic. (Read More)
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[COMING SOON] GeekDad-Exclusive Preview of the Origins Game Table Kickstarter

January 13th - via: geekdad.com
In the market for a board game table? Maybe you’re kicking yourself for missing out on Game Theory Table’s YouStarter campaign last year? Then good news! On January 19th, Game Theory Tables is launching their official Kickstarter for the Origins Game Table, which I reviewed last year. They’ll be offering great discounts, as well as all-new accessories like a custom designed wooden dice tower and component trays. (Read More)

Babes in the Wood RPG wanders into Kickstarter for a second edition

January 12th - via: geeknative.com
Adam Vaas’s tabletop RPG of lost kids and critters lost in an endless wood on Halloween is in Kickstarter to fund a second edition. The Powered by the Apocalypse game suits 2 to 5 players with a GM and includes rules for solo play. (Read More)

Terraforming Mars is getting a card game spin-off, Ares Expedition

January 12th - via: dicebreaker.com
Beloved strategy board game Terraforming Mars is spinning out into a new standalone card game, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition. Details about the upcoming release are scant, with publisher Stronghold Games saying only that Ares Expedition will be a separate title “inspired by” the original board game that features “faster gameplay”. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Build Your Dungeon and Lure Heroes to Their Doom in 'Herobane'

January 12th - via: geekdad.com
Herobane is a game for 2-4 players, ages 13 and up, and takes about 45-60 minutes to play. Players take on the role of dungeon keepers who must improve their dungeons, collect resources, hire minions, and challenge daring heroes to grow their infamy. Herobane was designed by Sam Burley and Eli Shiffrin, published by Scale Bird Games, with illustrations by Sam Burley. (Read More)
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Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Pingyao: First Chinese Banks'

January 12th - via: geekdad.com
Pingyao: First Chinese Banks is a worker-placement game for 1 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, and takes about 80 minutes to play. Pingyao: First Chinese Banks was designed by Wu Shuang and published by Jing Studio and Board Game Rookie. It was originally published in China in 2017, and the Kickstarter campaign is for an English edition. (Read More)
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Epic Seven Arise - Anime-style RPG Becomes a Board Game

January 12th - via: kick.agency
Epic Seven Arise is a tabletop game created with 1-4 players in mind. Each game uses one of the available scenarios and takes from 40 to 90 minutes, depending on player count and how well everyone knows the rules. The game is cooperative at heart, but at the end of a scenario only one player is crowned as the winner, depending on their contributions to the victory against Archdemon’s armies. (Read More)
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[COMING SOON] Hair of the Dog Playtest To Aid Charity

January 11th - via: techraptor.net
Hair of the Dog, as the name suggests, is a game about petting dogs, and buying drinks. Set in the humble, titular pub, you play a person whose friend group is completely devoid of dogs. Your goal is to get as much dog-based attention as possible while staying on the good side of the waitstaff by buying enough drinks. Each dog will only let you pet them if you meet certain criteria, and the waiters will shame you if you don't buy enough drinks, so it's a battle to be a slightly drunk master of dog-to-human contact. (Read More)

[COMING SOON] The Shapeshifter Ready for a Kickstarter Campaign on January 18

January 11th - via: gaminglyfe.com
Independent retro development studio Green Boy Games is releasing a Kickstarter campaign on January 18th to fund their new fantasy adventure The Shapeshifter for Nintendo Game Boy. The Shapeshifter puts you in the shoes of Elliot, an ordinary person who is going to spend the weekend in the mountains, who meets an elf that will grant him the power of becoming the animal he touches. (Read More)

Svalbard is an RPG inspired by Edge of Tomorrow that will kill your character again and again

January 11th - via: dicebreaker.com
Use the knowledge gained through repeated deaths to save the world in Svalbard, an upcoming RPG inspired by the film Edge of Tomorrow and the TIME Stories board game. Set in the year 1993, in a remote region of Norway near the North Pole, Svalbard is a roleplaying game that tasks its players with investigating a mysterious Russian mine sleeping below the icy earth. (Read More)
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Mix up D&D-inspired drinks with RPG cocktail book Mystic Libations

January 11th - via: dicebreaker.com
Create drinks inspired by Dungeons & Dragons and other fantasy RPGs with Mystic Libations, a cocktail book co-created by actor Todd Stashwick and Disney ‘imagineer’ Brandon Kleyla. Mystic Libations: Critical Cocktails for the Thirsty Adventurer is a book containing 100 original recipes for various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Read More)

[COMING SOON] Primal: The Awakening is Kingdom Death meets Monster Hunter, coming to Kickstarter next week

January 11th - via: dicebreaker.com
Co-op ‘boss-battle’ board game Primal: The Awakening is launching on Kickstarter next week, studio Reggie Games has announced. Described as drawing from video game series Monster Hunter and board game Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5, Primal sees a group of players working together to take on gigantic monsters in either individual scenarios or a connected legacy-style campaign. (Read More)

Post-apocalyptic fantasy Out of Ashes rises on Kickstarter

January 11th - via: geeknative.com
Liminal author, Dr Paul Mitchener, has put his latest RPG on Kickstarter. Out of the Ashes uses a system involved from Liminal. Changes include a 2d10 mechanic rather than 2d6 and a Spirit system for players to tap into when they want to boost their stats. (Read More)
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