Summer Kickstarter Picks!

kickstarter-logo-lightMy Kickstarter “problem” (I can quit any time) continues, and I have three campaigns I’m currently backing which I think will be of particular interest to all of you. I’m talking about them in order of closing soonest to closing, uh, not-soonest.

Knuckle Sammich – I have been an unabashed fan of the Kobolds Ate My Baby! RPG since I first discovered it at my FLGS *mumble, mumble* years ago. So it was a no-brainer that I would back Knuckle Sammich, a KAMB! card game based around my favourite baby-eating psychopaths. It seems King Torg (ALL HAIL KING TORG!) wants lunch. But so do you and all the other kobolds, so it’s a race to make your sammich before the other kobolds get theirs. I could explain further, but really, you should go to the Kickstarter page and watch the musical introduction to the game. I mean why would I deprive you of that, I’m not a monster. The jumping-on point for a physical copy is pretty darn good, too, at just $19 (plus shipping). And with delivery expected in January 2017, you’ll have a sweet post-holiday game to wile away those cold winter evenings. Did I mention baby-eating kobolds? Get this game!

Attacking the Darkness – A Feature Mockumentary – The folks over at Zombie Orpheus Entertainment are back again, lining up another satirical shot at the anti-gaming movement. Attacking the Darkness follows the efforts of a church group to create the ultimate anti-gamer movie, and all the hilarity which ensues. While I didn’t have to endure too much in the way of Christian anti-gamer hysteria (growing up in Canada has many perks), I still take every opportunity to laugh at the ridiculousness of that movement. And you should, too! $12 gets you the DRM-free download, $25 gets you the physical DVD (or Bluray, is stretch goals are hit) as well as the download. The best part? The film is in the can; this Kickstarter is for distribution only, so your product is ready, just waiting to come your way in November of this year. I plan to curl up Christmas morn with eggnog and my copy. You know, really celebrate the holidays the right way.

Massive Darkness – Okay, I’ll admit, the price point for CoolMiniOrNot’s Massive Darkness is not for the faint of heart. I may or may not have let a whimper escape my lips when I clicked my backer level. But one look at the minis included with this board game, and I knew I had to have it on my shelf. I haven’t even looked at what the game is about, really, because…the minis! The minis are just so damned pretty; in the parlance of the kids today, I can’t even. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll play the heck out of the board game, because I think I and my friends will have a blast. But I’m backing the game as much to have sweet new miniatures for my RPG table as anything else. Painting them will be as much fun for me as playing the game, so a little involuntary whimpering wasn’t going to dissuade me. If you agree, this is definitely a game to back.

Those are my picks. What’s got you excited on Kickstarter these days? Drop a comment and let me know!

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