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Re: What are you backing?

Postby Dom » 2:52pm on 30 Mar 17

Backed "Long Live the Queen", which is in the last 12 hours or so. It's a two player card and dice game of rival factions struggling after the death of the monarch. Some clever elements - you can win by assassination or by developing enough influence. Overplaying your hand in an area of influence can backfire. Takes about 30 mins.

2 versions available - one with the anime art from the Japanese version and one with a dieselpunk version. I've backed the latter and theme is slightly amended as rival crime family factions. Play is the same.

Ludicreations have very little in distribution as they're a small player but they always make fun, high quality games. This one will be limited run and only from their website otherwise.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lu ... -the-queen


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Re: What are you backing?

Postby First Age » 8:57am on 01 Apr 17

Thanks to Steve and Dom, I'm now backing another PbtA dark fantasy game of power and politics.

"The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power (SCUP) is a tabletop roleplaying game from Wheel Tree Press designed by Todd Nicholas and Thomas J. Using the Powered by the Apocalypse system, SCUP focuses on power, intrigue, and shifting alliances in a dark fantasy setting. Inspired by political science-fiction and fantasy such as A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, The First Law by Joe Abercrombie, Imperial Radch by Ann Leckie, and the TV show Vikings, SCUP provides players with an immersive role-playing experience, where they can get their hands dirty in the bloody machinations of power. "

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wheeltreepress/the-sword-the-crown-and-the-unspeakable-power
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Re: What are you backing?

Postby satbunny » 9:59am on 01 Apr 17

I look forward to playing this online with you and Gowbear

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Re: What are you backing?

Postby lost barbarian » 10:13pm on 04 Apr 17

Back in 1979 I decided that I needed to run a (war)game where only one person (me) needed to know the background and rules. This was after a few failed attempts to introduce friends to WRG 5 Ancients and / or Quarry's Napoleon's Campaigns in Miniature! The game I bought was Basic D&D by J.Eric Holmes in a boxed set with B1 Into the Unknown.

I recognition of the change in the direction of my gaming over the succeeding 38 years it only seems reasonable for me to back:

BLUEHOLME™ Journeymanne Rules
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Re: What are you backing?

Postby satbunny » 7:07pm on 05 Apr 17

I just backed STAR EAGLES on @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/28 ... tar-eagles

Star Eagles is a science fiction action game of futuristic space fighter combat that allows you to play out the battles from your favorite books, movies, and TV shows. In a standard game, each player controls a squadron of 4-12 ships competing in exciting, objective-based missions in space, on moons, and in the atmosphere of planets.

It's another one of the Ganesha games that I love.



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Re: What are you backing?

Postby Herne's Son » 10:01pm on 05 Apr 17

lost barbarian wrote:Back in 1979 I decided that I needed to run a (war)game where only one person (me) needed to know the background and rules. This was after a few failed attempts to introduce friends to WRG 5 Ancients and / or Quarry's Napoleon's Campaigns in Miniature! The game I bought was Basic D&D by J.Eric Holmes in a boxed set with B1 Into the Unknown.

I recognition of the change in the direction of my gaming over the succeeding 38 years it only seems reasonable for me to back:

BLUEHOLME™ Journeymanne Rules


I just backed BLUEHOLME at the hardcover level. I've enjoyed the "Prentice" edition (lvl 1-3), and look forward to the full game. Been playing some old school D&D-like stuff with my kids, and having a blast. Hoping they'll enjoy this one, too.
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Re: What are you backing?

Postby Vile » 10:14am on 09 Apr 17

Thanks, Lost Barbarian and Herne's Son! Well, I'm not backing - but I am running ... ;)
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Re: What are you backing?

Postby Shane » 12:45pm on 09 Apr 17

I jumped on the Talislanta one at the $10 PDF level.

These days I tend to only back what I am sure I will play, bur anything that looks even slightly interesting and has a $10 PDF level will probably get my support because $10 for a PDF setting I can mine for ideas is a bargain, and I'll back something I might not have otherwise.
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Re: What are you backing?

Postby Dom » 1:02pm on 09 Apr 17

I've gone hardback on Blueholme, and PDF for Swordfish Isles. There'll be an option to add physical copies once they have weights and costs after the KS.

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Re: What are you backing?

Postby The Crypt Keeper » 7:44pm on 09 Apr 17

I'm currently in for a soft back of Blueholme, i dithered too long and missed a grab of the discounted hardback but its all about balancing the pennies as I'm also backing the DCC Lankhmar box set as a physical item plus scenarios, the DCC Umerican Survival Guide in POD and The Goon for Savage Worlds in PDF...frankly after that I'm hoping its very quiet and booring on Kickstarter for a long time to come
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Re: What are you backing?

Postby Dom » 7:50pm on 09 Apr 17

I was tempted by the Lankhmar set but then remembered I've never ever used the setting in anger with previous versions.


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Re: What are you backing?

Postby negromaestro » 11:50pm on 09 Apr 17

pedr wrote:I was never going to be able to risk <edit: I meant to type "resist"!> a sci fi game using 5e D&D rules, was I? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23 ... escription

Will I ever run it? Who knows? But since I backed Aethera and don't play Pathfinder I can't Not back this one :-)


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Kickstarter always throws something new and cool after you already backed something new and cool. I came across this thread today, Pete, with you mentioning DnD in Space in 2016 before the authoritative DnD5e in Space game was launched in 2017.

Esper Genesis (or DnD5e in Space)

By the way, I also found a piece of art on this Kickstarter that was lifted from Bruce Cordell's The Strange RPG (page 14).
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Re: What are you backing?

Postby First Age » 10:17pm on 16 May 17

Bah, epic fail, backed another Kickstarter, this time a follow-up to the brilliant The Veil cyberpunk RPG.

The Veil: Cascade, a post-cyberpunk roleplaying game
Embody characters in a Cyberpunk future while playing to unravel the mysteries of your own making and your very sense of self.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/samjokopublishing/the-veil-cascade-a-post-cyberpunk-roleplaying-game


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Re: What are you backing?

Postby Dom » 11:31pm on 16 May 17

Can you tell me how The Veil compares to The Sprawl?


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Re: What are you backing?

Postby nclarke » 8:46am on 17 May 17

The Sprawl (Disclosure; I get a mention for helping with support/techie stuff) is very much aimed at the cyberpunk world of Gibson. A list of stuff in the back of the book reveals the source of much of the book's material:

"If you’re not familiar with Cyberpunk as a genre, begin by reading William Gibson’s
Sprawl trilogy, Neuromancer (1984), Count Zero (1986), and Mona Lisa Overdrive
(1988). For a distilled hit of mission-focused cyberpunk, read the short stories in
Burning Chrome, especially ‘Johnny Mnemonic’, ‘Fragments of a Hologram Rose’,
‘New Rose Hotel’, and ‘Burning Chrome’ itself. For the tone and aesthetics of The
Sprawl, watch Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner (1982), preferably the 1992 Director’s Cut or
the 2007 Final Cut."

Reading Material is listed as:
"George Alec Effnger, When Gravity Fails (1986), A Fire in the Sun (1989) and The Exile Kiss (1991).
Tobias S. Buckell, Hurricane Fever (2014).
William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984), Count Zero (1986), Burning Chrome (1986),
and Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988). The Bridge Trilogy (Virtual Light (1993), Idoru (1996),
and All Tomorrow’s Parties (1999)) is also relevant, and has an interesting near future
representation of New Zealand.
Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon (2002), Broken Angels (2003), and Woken Furies
(2005), Black Man (Published as Thirteen in the US) (2007).
Kieran Shea, Koko Takes A Holiday (2014).
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash (1992).
Bruce Sterling (ed.), Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (1986), Islands in the
Net (1988).
Daniel Suarez, Daemon (2006) and FreedomTM (2010).
Walter Jon Williams, Hardwired (1986)"

and suggested films are:
Robocop (1987)
Max Headroom (1987)
Total Recall (1990)
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Strange Days (1995)
Any of the Ghost in the Shell anime franchise.
Dredd (2012)
Elysium (2013)
Robocop (2014)

So basically "mission-focused cyberpunk".

The Veil is very much "playing to find out " about important philosophical ideas and concepts like what has a soul or how has the human race evolved.
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