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Battlestations: Second Edition! Classic Board Game/RPG

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Jeff Siadek

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16 years in the the making, here comes the long-awaited Second Edition of the classic game of heroic starship adventure.
Backers: 1707
Average Pledge Per Backer: $130

Funded: $222,573 of $42,000
Dates: Feb 2nd -> Mar 3rd (31 days)
Project By: Jeff Siadek
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Latest News

Pledge Manager Management- Adding Add-ons!!

March 3rd - via:
Starship Unlocked! What a great stretch goal to end on. First of all, thank you all for making this project more successful than we could have imagined. You are arming us with the firepower we need to finish it with the best components we could ask... (Read More)

One more Stretch Goal - FOUR HOURS TO GO!!!

March 3rd - via:
Ok guys, 210-- the stretch goal on top of a stretch goal. You wanted it so you got it. Take us there. The game already comes with 2 small starship tokens or sourced ships. This stretch goal will add one unique custom-molded official Battlestations... (Read More)

Lupinoid! Elephantoid! Over 1500 Backers!

March 3rd - via:
Greetings to all of our many new backers! Thanks for jumping on this crazy train. We're trying to answer the questions and respond to backers as fast as we can. There's a lot coming in. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play... (Read More)

Cheetahoid unlocked, Joey AMA going live in a few minutes

March 2nd - via:
Cheetahoid Crocodillian Joey on at 4pm. me anything you want to ask me about anything. Joey  (Read More)

Some simple things you can do to take us home. Big Announcement About Solo Play!

March 2nd - via:
Four Steps to Help Take Us All the WayHere we are, about to unlock EVERYTHING. 31 hours, and we are on track to get it all. $14k today and $12k yesterday means we WILL make it all the way. 1. Keep us in the HOTNESS on BGG. Go to Battlestations on BGG... (Read More)

POWERED ARMOR UNLOCKED!!! Tabletop Simulator is LIVE! Joey Reddit AMA Tomorrow!

March 1st - via:
Tabletop Simulator Game LIVE at 7pm PST The stream will be here: We'll be streaming a little game via Tabletop Simulator right about NOW. You can join us in the google hangout if you want to chat, below. Find us... (Read More)

Painted Whaloid ADD-ON! More Tabletop Simulator!

March 1st - via:
We reach and we reach. Here's a new miniature the size of an entire module: the Whaloid! This whaloid comes painted and is an ADD-ON - it is not part of the retail box, it is a fun ADD-ON only. It will probably not fit in the Battlestations box. It... (Read More)

Tabletop Simulator Live tonight and we meet 140k

February 29th - via:
Hey Everybody! Watch us on Twitch  Thanks to all of you for your support. We just unlocked another stretch goal! Next up in our sites is the Powered Armor!  (Read More)

Jeff Siadek is at the Academy Awards and Gives Rousing Speech!

February 28th - via:
$135k. Thank you! At this rate we will easily get the Powered Armor but maybe we want to be greedy and get the Gorilloid alien as well? Just a thought. The above video is me thanking everyone. For those of you who don't like videos. Live Stream on... (Read More)

Diploid UNLOCKED! Kevin Wilson mission! Like our Facebook page.

February 28th - via:
You guys are AMAZING!! We have reached the Diploid and today's mission features a diploid. It is co-created by the incomparable Kevin Wilson (A Game of Thrones, Descent, Arkham Horror)! Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Barfight: You're the... (Read More)

Teaching Session in 15 minutes (NOON Pacific) on TTS! Live Stream on Monday!

February 27th - via:
Jeff is running a trial teaching game over Tabletop Simulator. Get TTS, search for Battlestations, and join the room. The password is 1234. If you want to be able to communicate, join this google hangout session: Download... (Read More)

ALL STRETCH GOALS POSTED!!! Add-On for More Minis!

February 27th - via:
Thank you for getting us this far! Here's to the future of Battlestations. When we first started this campaign I honestly never even thought to include any of these stretch goals - we had to scramble to get the art created and build these tiers on... (Read More)

Battlestations on Tabletop Simulator is LIVE and FREE! Meet up TOMORROW.

February 27th - via:
Free Instructional Lesson NOON PACIFICThanks to our friend Andrew Enriquez we are up and running with the alpha version of our Battlestations room in Steam. At NOON TOMORROW PST on 2/27/2016 we will be taking the tabletop simulator on a test flight.... (Read More)

The Meek REVEALED! Additional Painted Minis tier.

February 26th - via:
Thanks to Norson Botrel (Daemon Editora), Matt Eklund (Pax Porfiriana), and Jeff Tidball (Pieces of Eight, The Horus Heresy) for the most recent daily missions. All of the Guest Designer missions are unlocked because you guys rule. The Fungaloid is... (Read More)

New Human Female! New Reward Tiers! Online Play Starts Saturday!

February 25th - via:
After a lot of requests from backers and some discussion with our artist, we have decided to replace the "jetpack girl" model with a brand new miniature.  This is not a stretch goal, this is already coming in the box. We are no longer planning to... (Read More)

New Alien Miniatures! Powered Armor!!

February 23rd - via:
Thanks to designer Dan Blanchett (Infamous: The Pirate Wars) for today's mission, The Mephisto Incident!  The crew receives a distress signal from a derelict starship, the Mephisto, set perilously adrift inside an asteroid belt. We've almost hit... (Read More)

James Ernest Mission! Solo Missions! Tabletop Simulator ANNOUNCEMENT!

February 22nd - via:
Thanks to James Ernest (Cheapass Games) for today's Guest Designer mission!  We've introduced a new "solo compatible" icon to indicate built-in support for solo play. An automated AI system for the Enemy player is being designed and we'll include in... (Read More)

$100,000 - Another Announcement!!!

February 19th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

Stephen V. Cole (Starfleet Battles) mission! Print & Play! Plus BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

February 18th - via:
Thanks to Stephen V. Cole (Starfleet Battles) for today's Guest Designer mission! Rescue the Envoy: Your empire's Special Trade Envoy was negotiating a trade deal with an ally which really upset your primary enemy. Now he's crash landed on one of 11... (Read More)

Ken St. Andre (Tunnels & Trolls) Mission! MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TOMORROW!

February 17th - via:
A dungeon-crawling, arena-battling alien-troll mission has been revealed, by the famous Ken St. Andre. Ken designed the FIRST role-playing game published in Europe (beating Dungeons & Dragons over there) with his rules-lite Tunnels and Trolls,... (Read More)

Rocket Engineer Phil Eklund (High Frontier) Has Landed! Plus, the Science Bay!

February 16th - via:
Phil is the brains behind classic games like High Frontier, American Megafauna, and The Artifact, which is, not coincidentally, the name of the new Battlestations mission. Tell your friends to back Battlestations! We need fewer than 200 more backers... (Read More)


February 15th - via:
First of all, thanks to Darren Watts, of Hero Games (and also Double Exposure) for his mission today. It involves finding a mysterious ship whose crew has been frozen solid.... Cold VacuumBy Darren Watts and Jeff Siadek Briefing: Your crew has come... (Read More)

Richard Garfield Mission UNLOCKED! New Alien at $90k!!!

February 14th - via:
We've blown past 750 backers, quietly unlocking something awesome in the advanced rulebook. A very special thanks to famed designer Richard Garfield for creating an amazing time travel mission concept for us, "A Stitch in a Haystack." Deep space... (Read More)

A Mission from a Real-Life Space Man! And a Video About the Cannon!

February 13th - via:
New Mission by NASA contracted engineer Neal Sofge!NASA contracted engineer Neal designed the classic "Shapeshifters" for Fat Messiah Games and is now trying his hand at researching supermassive black holes- both in real life and in Battlestations.... (Read More)

Whistler Unlocked! Peter Adkison Mission! Engine Module!

February 12th - via:
We unlocked the Whistler! The Whistler can "puff" around the ship like a mini-jetpack! Each box will come with at least 1 whistler mini – more if we hit a high enough stretch goal. Today's Guest Designer mission is by the legendary Peter Adkison,... (Read More)

The Whistler REVEALED... Unlock at $80k

February 11th - via:
New Board Game Babylon interview. Today's guest designer mission by Sean Garrity of Baksha Games! Support our Friends!Our friends Ariel and Juliana have created an entirely different kind of immersive gaming experience: Escape Room In A Box: The... (Read More)

video update - Jeff and Joey talk about the Helm!

February 10th - via:
We blasted through our 70k stretch goal. Jeff has two interviews today but sometime in there we will try to make a video for the next couple stretch goals. $75,000 will be more CARGO BAY items!$80,000 is where the fun begins. Remember, we still need... (Read More)

Undead Viking Posts Review of Battlestations Second Edition!

February 9th - via:
Hi all, producer Joey here. Thanks to Chris Williams of 1A Games for today's mission. Thanks to Rick Loomis of Flying Buffalo for yesterday's mission. Pretty soon we'll have to change the format of these mission briefings since it takes up so much... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal for $70k, plus a gameplay video from last night

February 8th - via:
Hi all, producer Joey here. First of all, let me start out by saying that Jeff's wife's aunt was badly injured (collapsed lung) in a fall last night and Jeff and his family will be out of town for a few days dealing with the family emergency. I... (Read More)

Video update about a Battlestations Wiki page

February 6th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  Here's an update about a wiki from me. I had to make the video since the one Joey sent is really terrible.  Keep those pledges coming!... (Read More)

New Mission Revealed: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place"

February 6th - via:
Here's the brand-new mission by Jay Little. Each day we'll reveal another mission and then unlock ALL of them at 1000 backers! This means there will be more than FIFTY missions in the book!! Jeff Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceBy Jason Little (with... (Read More)


February 5th - via:
OK so we've reached 500 backers and unlocked the first 3 Guest Designer Missions!!! Woo Hooo!!! The new unlocked mission is by Ann Dupuis, a great designer and writer of classic GURPs and 'Fudge' RPGs. In addition, the elusive genius Richard Garfield... (Read More)

$50,000 HIT!!! Two guest designer missions unlocked!!!!!

February 4th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)

First Stretch Goal UNLOCKED

February 4th - via:
 When we hit 50k we will start to reveal the future..... Jeff and Joey  (Read More)

BATTLESTATIONS FUNDED!!! Now let's take over Reddit!

February 3rd - via:
Hooray, we FUNDED and unlocked printable minis.  Now let's get the word out big time so we can get more aliens and more cool stuff. Please GET THE WORD OUT to Reddit. Go to and form an account (it's easy). Go to ... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Get to Your 'Battlestations'!

February 3rd - via:
Here’s the deal: Battlestations is a sci-fi game that takes place on two levels: the ship-to-ship combat in space, and the room-by-room action on board the ship itself. (Read More)

Kickstarter selected Battlestations as a "Project We Love"

February 2nd - via:
This is Joey posting a video I shot with Jeff a little while ago. Things are getting pretty serious. I really am proud of Jeff and thrilled to be involved in this project and now Kickstarter is officially supporting the game as a "project we love" -... (Read More)

Thank you so much for the support! Get friends to back for $1! -video update

February 2nd - via:
Thanks so much for supporting the project guys! Please keep SHARING the link because the more backers we get (even if only for $1), the more stretch goals we will unlock. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with... (Read More)

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