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Riot Quest: Wintertime Wasteland on Kickstarter Now!

Riot Quest: Wintertime Wasteland

The Riot Quest chaos continues with the new Wintertime Wasteland starter box! After plundering and looting all they could find in the more civilized corners of the Iron Kingdoms, the heroes (and villains) of Riot Quest are headed to the strange, frozen north in search of more treasure.

In Riot Quest, players assemble a crew of 5–10 Heroes and an equal number of Riot Gear cards to compete with up to three other players in a chaotic battle to score treasure and rack up victory points in an Arena.

This starter is fully compatible with all previous Riot Quest releases and kicks off a brand new block of post-apocalyptic, winter-themed models and expansions for the game. Wintertime Wasteland introduces new Arena maps, new Bounty and Treasure decks, and loads of new beautifully sculpted Hero models.

The Wintertime Wasteland also introduces exciting new game mechanics, like ultra-powerful Legendary Riot Gear and Tag-Team Heroes (that’s two Heroes combining their efforts to work as single game piece in your Crew). This Kickstarter represents the first half of the Wintertime Wasteland block with even more expansions coming later in 2021. If you’re new to Riot Quest, Wintertime Wasteland is a perfect starting point to take the icy plunge into the loot-questing lifestyle. And if you’re a veteran scavenger with a seasoned Crew, Wintertime Wasteland is ripe with new blood to add to your Bench.

So, get your fightin’ pants on! It’s time to gear up, wreck face, and get paid!

Lock in your pledge before Thursday, July 23, 2020!

Catapult Kingdoms Launches July 2 on Kickstarter

Catapult Kingdoms

Game publisher Vesuvius Media announced Catapult Kingdoms, its new boulder launching, castle smashing, dexterity game, goes live on Kickstarter July 2. Those who back the Catapult Kingdoms Deluxe edition on Kickstarter during the first 48 hours will receive 2 neoprene game mats FREE!

Designed by Kristian Fosh (Escape from Flat Earth), Catapult Kingdoms is a 2-player game of last person standing. Players choose one of two families, either Chaufort or Cunningfields, then build a castle to fortify their troops. Using a catapult, players launch rubber boulders in an attempt to destroy their opponent’s castle and knock over their troops. When all troops of one army are knocked down, the battle is over. The winning army must have at least one troop standing upright.

The game is for 2 players ages 7+ and should take between 10 and 15 minutes.

The Catapult Kingdoms Kickstarter campaign starts July 2 and ends July 27. The standard pledge ($35 USD) includes the core game and all applicable stretch goals. The deluxe edition pledge ($60 USD) includes the core game, the Siege expansion, and all applicable stretch goals. Verified retailers qualify for a 50 percent discount on the deluxe pledge, including stretch goals, with a minimum order of 4 games. Reviewers can also qualify for a discount on the deluxe edition pledge.

Catapult Kingdoms and Siege expansion

Overlord: A Boss Monster Adventure is Live on Kickstarter

Overlord: A Boss Monster Adventure

Brotherwise Games has launched the Kickstarter for Overlord: A Boss Monster Adventure.

Designed for gamers of all skill levels, Overlord is a tile-laying game that challenges 2-4 players to create a videogame-inspired “overworld.” Players must draft terrain tiles and monster tokens to build the most powerful map and claim the title of Overlord!

Overlord is set in the world of Boss Monster, one of the most successful indie board games of the past decade. With over 800,000 copies sold, Boss Monster’s villainous theme and retro pixel art brought scores of gamers to the tabletop hobby. Overlord continues that tradition, but this is a brand-new game with entirely new mechanics.

Overlord was designed by Aaron Mesburne and Kevin Russ. Each turn, players must add a terrain tile and monster token to their map. This simple core mechanic is the foundation for a game where players will need to juggle set collection, tile adjacencies, token placement, and competitive drafting.

Brotherwise has already announced that Overlord will hit retail in late October of this year (MSRP $44.95), but the Kickstarter campaign will play an important role in funding stretch goals that can expand the quality and quantity of components. Also in October, Brotherwise will release Vault of Villains, a 64-card expansion for the original Boss Monster game series.

Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game Heads to Kickstarter

Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game

Cryptozoic Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Cartoon Network will launch Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game on Kickstarter on July 14 and run until July 30. Designed by Erica Bouyouris and Andrew Wolf, it’s expected to release before the end of 2020. The game will be a Kickstarter Exclusive, only available to backers, and will not be sold at retail. Fans can check out the Kickstarter page and sign-up to be notified when the campaign goes live.

Based on Cartoon Network’s beloved series, Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game is an easy-to-learn card-drafting game featuring a fun battle-of-the-bands theme and eye-catching art with fan-favorite characters. Designed by Erica Bouyouris and Andrew Wolf, it lets 2-6 players each become a Steven and try to recruit characters to their Stage and Audience at Beach City’s event of the year. At the same time, they must fend off Party Crashers—Corrupted and Homeworld Gems—who want to ruin their amazing performance.

Players each begin with a unique Steven card and Energy in the form of gems. Over the course of play, they spend Energy to Recruit up to three other Characters to their Stage, as well as multiple Characters to their Audience. All Characters have unique abilities, such as specific attacks and bonuses.

In the Attack Phase, players spend Energy to have their Stage Characters attack Party Crashers. Each spot on a Party Crasher card requires an attack of a particular value, with players gaining bonuses for spots they are able to hit. To aid them in winning, players can create Fusions, powerful Characters who can be played only if they have the required Characters to fuse together.

Gameplay takes place over three Acts, each featuring different decks of Character Cards and lasting three Rounds. After three Acts of play, the winner is the player with the most Victory Points, as tracked on the Cookie Cat Scoreboard.

Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game is for 2-6 players ages 10+ and games take about 45-60 minutes.

Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game

Content Summary:

  • 3 Act Decks (54 Character Cards each)
  • 30 Party Crasher Cards
  • 6 VP Overflow +50/100 Cards
  • 6 Steven Cards
  • 6 VP-Tracking Tokens
  • 1 Cookie Cat Scoreboard
  • 11 Fusion Cards
  • 1 First Player Card
  • 6 Round Sequence Reminder Cards
  • 70 Light Pink Gems (1 Energy Unit)
  • 20 Dark Pink Gems (5 Energy Units)

Freedom Five, A Sentinel Comics Board Game Coming from Arcane Wonders and Greater Than Games

Freedom Five

Arcane Wonders is partnering with Greater Than Games for the upcoming game Freedom Five, A Sentinel Comics Board Game. Designed by renowned designers Richard Launius, Adam Sadler, and Bradey Sadler and published as part of the Dice Tower Essentials line.

Freedom Five is a cooperative strategy game in which 1-5 heroes race to protect their home city and its inhabitants from an onslaught of villainy. Each player must master their character’s unique abilities to manage multiple crises throughout the city of Megalopolis. Assemble your friends to face standalone challenges, or mix it up and adventure through a series of campaign comics where you will gain rewards ⁠— and new threats ⁠— every session.

Immerse yourself in the world of Sentinel Comics and test your wits against a dastardly smart “A.I.” in the newest evolution of the Defenders of the Realm series by Richard Launius.

Freedom Five will be launching this fall on Kickstarter on September 8th, 2020. You can find out more details and sign up to get exclusive pre-Kickstarter information about the game now.

AEG Announces a Dead Reckoning Kickstarter this Summer

Dead Reckoning

AEG has announced they’ll be launched Dead Reckoning on Kickstarter this summer.

This exciting new card crafting game from the master of card crafting, John D Clair, puts you at the helm of your own pirate ship, exploring the dangerous and unknown seas.  Using the unique card crafting mechanic, players will upgrade their ships and crew, find treasure, fight enemies, and even each other.

Dead Reckoning is described as “an experience like no other,” so be sure to sign up to be notified of the launch!

Power Rangers: Rise of the Psycho Rangers Launches on Kickstarter

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid is expanding! Renegade Game Studios has launched the Kickstarter for Power Rangers: Rise of the Psycho Rangers.

Rise of the Psycho Rangers lets you play as one of the 5 Space Rangers: Andros, Cassie Chan, Carlos Vallerte, Ashley Hammond, and T.J. Johnson as they face off against the Psycho Rangers! This expansion also lets you take control of the villains with the Mastermind Mode!

Check out everything you can get as well as the Kickstarter exclusive card storage box.

Check out the details in the video below:

Renegade Game Studios has also included a tier for retailers. Retailers can order the expansion in sets of 4, 8, or 12. Retailers may also order up to 8 Kickstarter Exclusive Deluxe Boxes and up to 10 of the Renegade Exclusive Bulk and Skull character packs. Shipping not included.

The campaign also includes Villain Pack #2, which brings the Machine Empire to your table with Prince Gasket, Princess Archerina, Louie Kaboom, General Venjix, and King Mondo himself! Tune into the campaign to find out what challenges the Rangers will face in this pack!

Castle Panic Gets a Deluxe Edition Kickstarter June 9

Castle Panic Deluxe

Fireside Games has announced Castle Panic Deluxe is coming to Kickstarter on June 9! The beloved, best-selling, cooperative, tower defense game hits the table like never before! Featuring all-new art, deluxe components, monster minis, and plastic castle pieces, this limited edition is the ultimate version of Castle Panic!

The game includes 31 Monster minis with spinning bases to track damage as well as a full Castle! It also features all new art and graphic design!

Get notified for when the project goes live.

Castle Panic Deluxe
Castle Panic Deluxe

Saban’s Power Rangers: Rise of the Psycho Rangers Kickstarter Launches May 12!

Power Rangers: Rise of the Psycho Rangers

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid is expanding! Renegade Game Studios has announced the Kickstarter launch for Power Rangers: Rise of the Psycho Rangers. The campaign begins on May 12.

Rise of the Psycho Rangers lets you play as one of the 5 Space Rangers: Andros, Cassie Chan, Carlos Vallerte, Ashley Hammond, and T.J. Johnson as they face off against the Psycho Rangers! This expansion also lets you take control of the villains with the Mastermind Mode (details will be revealed during the campaign)!

Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid Villain Pack #2

This campaign also includes Villain Pack #2, which brings the Machine Empire to your table with Prince Gasket, Princess Archerina, Louie Kaboom, General Venjix, and King Mondo himself! Tune into the campaign to find out what challenges the Rangers will face in this pack!

You can get notified when the campaign launches on the Kickstarter page.

Deadlands—The Granddaddy of the Weird Western—is back with a New Edition

Pinnacle Entertainment Group, creators of Savage Worlds tabletop roleplaying game, is currently raising funds for a new edition of Deadlands, the award-winning Weird West roleplaying game.

Deadlands: The Weird West is entering its final week on Kickstarter.

Deadlands: The Weird West Kickstarter campaign features a new edition of this award-winning roleplaying game, revised and updated for Pinnacle’s Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rules. Players take on the roles of a range of western characters, from tough law dogs to magical card sharps, from gadget-wielding mad scientists to gun-toting bounty hunters. These heroes travel the Weird West to drive back the evil that threatens to engulf the land and plunge it into mayhem and fear.

Kickstarter reward levels allow backers to join at a digital level, receiving PDF copies of the various Deadlands books and boxes available, or to pledge at higher levels to receive physical rewards including books, boxed sets, dice, cards, poker chips, and more.

The Kickstarter will run until May 12th and has already unlocked great new content for the Weird West, with more exciting reveals planned.

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