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Don’t Panic Games and Mana Project Studio Will launch a Cowboy Bebop: The Role-Playing Game in 2022

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Cowboy Bebop: The Role-Playing Game

Mana Project Studio and Don’t Panic Games, in partnership with Sunrise, have announced Cowboy Bebop: The Role-Playing Game: the official tabletop role-playing game of one of the most beloved anime of all time!

Cowboy Bebop, directed by Shinchiro Watanabe, is one of the most famous anime series of all time. Broadcast in 1998 in Japan and all over the world in the following years, it has had a cult following so great to this day that the live-action remake will be one of Netflix’s major launches worldwide in November 2021.

In the Cowboy Bebop: The Role-Playing Game, players will live through their own stories of bounty hunters in space, in a jazzy universe blending Western, Film Noir, and buddy cop movies, accompanied by one of the best anime soundtracks in history.

The game will be designed by the award-winning Italian authors Fumble, who won the prestigious Italian Game
of the Year award in 2020 for Not The End. It will reach Kickstarter in 2022 and hopefully hit shelves by the end of the year. Its initial launch will feature English, French and Italian languages.

A leaflet presentation will be available exclusively during the Essen SPIEL game fair next week at the Don’t Panic
Games booth 2D116.

In the coming months, those who have signed up will gain the opportunity to pioneer the game system during its playtests!

Japanese Games Dandelions and Psychic Pizza Deliverers Go to the Ghost Town are Coming to Kickstarter

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BoardGameTables has revealed two new games coming soon to Kickstarter. Dandelions and Psychic Pizza Deliverers Go to the Ghost Town are two Japanese games debuting on the crowdfunding platform on October 12.

Dandelions is a small box area-majority game while Psychic Pizza Deliverers Go to the Ghost Town is an exploration game where you have to navigate through teleports, graveyards, and ghosts to deliver pizza.

The gameplay for each is remaining the same but these English language versions will feature some altered illustrations and “small adjustments” to “smooth the learning and playing experiences”.

You can sign up now to get notified as to when this launches.

Oni Games’ Birdwatcher Comes to Kickstarter

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Birdwatcher

Oni GamesBirdwatcher is coming soon to Kickstarter. Birdwatcher casts players as rival wildlife photographers on a hunt to snap photos of the elusive and stunning birds-of-paradise.

Players will lure birds from the jungle, take photos of the birds in their tree and publish their findings. The photographer with the most citation points at the end of the game is awarded the Global Geographic Photographer of the Year, and is the winner!

The game is illustrated by Lauren Helton, biologist and scientific illustrator with The Institute for Bird Populations in Petaluma, California, and designed by Zakir Jafry. Birdwatcher also features additional art by German zoologist and naturalist, Ernst Haeckel, as well as actual historic publications.

Birdwatcher is for 2-4 players, ages 10+ with games taking 25 to 60 minutes. You can sign up to be notified as to when it launches.

Corvus Belli Prepares for Infinity Deathmatch: TAG Raid

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Infinity Deathmatch: TAG Raid

Infinity Deathmatch: TAG Raid is a new 2-4 player miniature game from Corvus Belli. The game simulates skirmishes and multiplayer combat set in the world of Infinity.

The game takes players to a region of the planet Dawn with a horrible climate, bad beer, and even worse comlink coverage. Mining Corporations battle to get as much Teseum as possible and that includes fighting rival companies.

This is all about survival and mineral control!

Not only will players battle each other but they’ll have to deal with the MegaBeast, a part of the local fauna.

The game comes to Kickstarter in October 2021!

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Hero Collector and Hasbro Join Forces To Bring Transformers Chess To Kickstarter

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Transformers Chess Set

Hero Collector is joining forces with Hasbro to launch their first ever Kickstarter campaign: an all-new Transformers Chess Set!

This epic chess set will feature 32 unique game pieces – 16 for the heroic Autobots and 16 for the villainous Decepticons – created specifically for the Kickstarter and modeled on the classic 1980s Generation One (G1) Transformers animated cartoon! Each model is digitally sculpted, then cast in metallic resin and painted by hand. The sculpts, which show the Transformers in their robot form, were developed with Hasbro and are based on the original animation designs and careful study of the animated series.

Standing 4-6” tall on a base marked with the symbol for the relevant chess piece, these robotic warriors will wage war on an exclusive Cybertron-themed chess board, with color-coded symbols in Autobot red or Decepticon purple. These two warring factions include such iconic characters as:

  • Autobot King: Optimus Prime. The beloved commander of the Autobots, Optimus Prime championed freedom in countless clashes across Cybertron – and Earth, where he adopted his famous truck alternate mode.
  • Autobot Knight: Hot Rod. A young and brash Autobot with a race car alt-mode, Hot Rod eventually grew to lead the Autobots – as Rodimus Prime!
  • Autobot Pawn: Bumblebee. The heart of the Autobots, Bumblebee was quick to befriend their human allies in his iconic yellow beetle alt-mode.
  • Autobot Pawn: Prowl. The surly strategist of the Autobots, Prowl’s police car alt-mode suited his no-nonsense personality.
  • Decepticon King: Megatron. The feared leader and founder of the Decepticons, and the eternal nemesis of Optimus Prime, Megatron sought nothing less than complete iron-fisted domination of Cybertron!
  • Decepticon Queen: Starscream. The scheming second-in-command of the Decepticons, Starscream constantly plotted to overthrow Megatron.
  • Decepticon Knight: Soundwave. The loyal comms officer of the Decepticons, Soundwave gathered intelligence using his trio of cassette-minions.
  • Decepticon Knight: Shockwave. Theops commander of the Decepticons, Shockwave’s cold logic and laser-turret mode made him a deadly threat.

This Kickstarter has a delivery date of Q4 2022. A variety of backer gifts are planned for fans who want to go the distance in bringing this game to life – including a Transformers pin badge, Transformers profile book, and more exclusive Gen-1 chess pieces!

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts & The Bloodmarch Launches on Kickstarter

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Forbidden Lands The Bloodmarch and Book of Beasts

Rejoice! Monsters and demons are roaming the land! Free League Publishing has launched its crowdfunding campaign – a double-feature for the multiple award-winning RPG Forbidden Lands. The time has come to fight murderous monsters and explore the demon-infested lands of the west.

Brace yourself, because the Kickstarter offers two major expansions:

  • Book of Beasts, a bestiary you can play, beautifully illustrated and filled to the brim with murderous monsters and lethal encounters.
  • The Bloodmarch, a campaign book expanding the game world and including a full campaign – Legacy of Horn.

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beast

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts is a bestiary you can play. It presents at least twenty-five new monsters in great detail, with further bonus monsters unlocked as stretch goals. Each beast comes ready to play with tailored random encounters, presenting the Gamemaster with a handy set of mini-adventures to go.

The book also includes legends about each monster, introduces the option to harvest resources from slain beasts, and lets players use their Lore skills to gain insight into a monster´s strengths and weaknesses. This will help you and your fellow adventurers to defeat – or at least survive – an encounter with the book´s monstrosities.

Among the monsters within these covers you will find the Amphibian, the Basilisk, the Iron Dragon, the Twisted Ent, and many more, ready for use in any Forbidden Lands campaign.

Forbidden Lands: Book of Beasts is penned by seasoned game writers Andreas Marklund and acclaimed Swedish fantasy author Erik Granström, gloriously illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg and with graphics by Niklas Brandt.


The Bloodmarch

With this expansion, Forbidden Lands will become even stranger.  The Bloodmarch is the name given to the volcanic region west of Ravenland, accessible as the Shadowgate Pass is again opened. This ancient land of battle-ready horse riders and secretive dwarves is rapidly changing due to the demonic vegetation spreading across the land. Most see this red curse as a threat to all that is good, while others view it as a good thing – or at least a necessary evil needed to reach other goals. 

You will be able to choose a side, or side with yourself, as the Legacy of Horn campaign sets explorers on a hunt for Horn´s Astra, a legendary set of artifacts sought by many in the ashen land. These powerful items are said to be able to stop the demonic growth, or be powerful enough to ensure its triumph.

The Bloodmarch and the Legacy of Horn are written by acclaimed Swedish fantasy author Erik Granström, lead setting writer for Forbidden Lands RPG and designer of the game’s first campaign module, Raven´s Purge. The Bloodmarch is illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg.

Carbon Grey, the Tabletop RPG Based on the Popular Graphic Novel Series, Launches on Kickstarter

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Carbon Grey RPG

Magnetic Press Play, the new tabletop game imprint from publisher of graphic novels and art books Magnetic Press, today launched the Kickstarter for their first tabletop role-playing game — Carbon Grey. In the game, players will experience and explore a land similar to World War I-era Europe, featuring dieselpunk technologies and paranormal elements. Carbon Grey will use an updated and streamlined version of the renowned D6 System from West End Games, which offers accessible gameplay coupled with mechanical depth.

Carbon Grey is set in an alternate land reminiscent of World War I-era Europe, filled with fantastic dieselpunk technologies and elements of the paranormal. In the game, players will explore a war-torn universe filled with mystery, prophecy, and intrigue, taking the role of one of 24 character archetypes which they can customize with unique traits, skills, and talents. The sourcebook is being written and overseen by game designer and graphic novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska, an ENnie and UKGE award winner for his work on the recent Alien RPG from Free League and the lead writer of the Terminator RPG from Nightfall Games.

Built upon the classic D6 System developed by West End Games, the Carbon Grey role-playing game will be the first release to use the Magnetic Variant of the popular tabletop role-playing game rules (D6MV). The Magnetic Variant rewinds the D6 system back to its classic roots while streamlining it for a modern audience.

Rules variations unique to the Magnetic Variant of the system include Genre Defined Attributes, Streamlined Skills, and Character Quirks and Obligations. Space/time in Carbon Grey is bent — apply too much pressure, and it will snap — so a special Wild Die has been added to the formula representing this element of chaos to the game — chaos that can cause Continuity Surges, Flux Effects, and more.

The game is offered in two configurations: as a 224-page standalone Hardcover Core Rule Book, and as a complete Boxed Edition which adds 21 plastic miniatures, 140 character and item cards, a sturdy three-panel GM screen, 12 custom D6 dice, a large two-sided battle map, and multiple boards of punch-out map-modifying markers and tokens. Other offerings include the complete 300+page hardcover Carbon Grey Omnibus collecting the entire original comic series, remastered and re-edited to fit the newly re-defined game world. Retailer bundle tiers will also be available at discounted wholesale prices.
 
The campaign will also offer numerous ancillary add-ons, such as additional minis, dice, and other gameplay items, as well as various items of Carbon Grey merchandise. Many exciting stretch goals will be revealed throughout the campaign, such as new monster and mini types, gameplay expansion scenarios, and other significant enhancements to the gameplaying experience.

Dwar7s Winter & The Lost Tribes expansion is NOW on Kickstarter!

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Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion

Vesuvius Media has announced Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion, by game designer and illustrator Luis Brueh, launched on Kickstarter and funded within the first 2 hours of the crowdfunding campaign. The Lost Tribes expansion is the latest addition to the award-winning Dwar7s series of board games, and can be played with Dwar7s Winter, Dwar7s Spring, and Dwar7s Summer (in development).

The Lost Tribes expansion completes winter and spring, and gets you ready for summer! During the campaign, there’s a possibility of unlocking over 140 miniatures for this expansion.

The Lost Tribes expansion adds 3 new tribes: Crystal Dwarfs, Half-Bloods, and Ogres. Each tribe has their own detailed back story and asymmetric gameplay.

Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion

Dwar7s Winter is a semi-cooperative, tower defence and hand building game for 1 to 4 players. It plays in about one hour and is recommended for ages 13+. Backers of this Kickstarter campaign will receive Dwar7s Winter Family Mode, which simplifies the rules and streamlines the game for children as young as 5 years old.

Much like the previous Dwar7s games, Dwar7s Winter and the Lost Tribes expansion is language independent (no text on the cards). The Dwar7s Winter rulebook is available online in multiple languages, including English, French, Greek, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese. 

The Kickstarter Campaign will run until January 21.

Wise Wizard Games Launches Robot Quest Arena Kickstarter

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Robot Quest Arena

Robot Quest Arena is a new deckbuilding game from Wise Wizard Games. It’s currently on Kickstarter and has blown past its goal on the first day.

In the game, 2-4 players battle to be the best Robot Tech in the world. You control, protect, and upgrade your pot as you fight to knock out other competitors.

Each turn, players get a 5-card hand which you play for cool effects to gain energy or attack. You use your energy to move your robot or buy powerful new cards to improve your deck.

You’re able to attack your opponent removing their health cubes and adding them to your Victor Point pile. When a robot loses its last health cube, you take it off the board at which point it respawns the next turn.

The player with the most Victory Points at the end of the game wins!

You can get the basic game for $49 or the game and three expansions for $89. The campaign ends on June 17 at 10pm ET.

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Robot Quest Arena

Hellboy: The Board Game from Mantic Returns to Kickstarter

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Mantic Games, Dark Horse Comics, and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola to bring Hellboy: The Board Game back to Kickstarter. This latest campaign will complete the current board game story arc and launch some exciting new additions to the franchise, including Hellboy: The Dice Game, which is a whole new way to explore the rich Hellboy universe.

In this Kickstarter, fans can complete the storyline in Hellboy: The Board Game with the Storm and the Fury expansion. Inspired by the graphic novel, in this epic conclusion to the saga, Hellboy will face his toughest foe yet: Nimue in her dragon form! This is not an experience for the faint of heart and features the biggest miniature Mantic has produced for Hellboy: The Board Game.

With the story complete, it’s time to move onto a whole new chapter. The PandemoniumHell on Earth, and End of Days expansions take their inspiration from the dramatic B.P.R.D. comics. With these new additions to the game, players can add new playable agents, new cinematic boss encounters, and vicious minions to their Case Files. Designed by original developers, Needy Cat Games, each of these expansions builds on the tension-packed co-operative experience of Hellboy: The Board Game but turns the danger up to 11, thanks to the all-new RAGNAROK mode. That’s right, saving the world just got a whole lot tougher.

But that’s not all! As part of this Kickstarter Mantic Games will also be funding the creation of Hellboy: The Dice Game. Created by Mantic Games, Hellboy: The Dice Game is a pick-up-and-play Hellboy experience for the whole family. In this push-your-luck game, you’ll have to decide when to take risks or play it safe, as you explore a mysterious location and encounter some of Hellboy’s most notorious foes.

Hellboy: The Dice Game

Hellboy: The Board Game is a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic B.R.P.D. members––Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Johann Kraus––before exploring gothic locations, uncovering ancient artefacts, and battling one of Hellboy’s most notorious foes, Rasputin! After launching in April 2019, the game is now available in multiple languages and has been reprinted several times after selling out worldwide.

The Kickstarter has kept it simple with backers able to get everything for about $110. There’s also a pledge level for retailers as well. The game has already blown through its goal and unlocked numerous stretch goals with more to come!

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