Category Archives: Crowdfunding

Arcade1Up Launches the Infinity Game Table

Arcade1Up has launched a Kickstarter for the Infinity Game Table, the latest digital board game table.

Partnering with Hasbro, the digital board game table features over 50 games with more to come to start. You’ll also be able to download more. There’s no monthly subscription or hourly fee.

Games mentioned include Monopoly, Pandemic, Battleship, Trivial Pursuit, Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, and so much more. Having partnered with Hasbro, it’s many of their classics.

Beyond digital tabletop board games, Arcade1Up has also said the game table features thousands of comics, puzzles, and coloring books. It’s also mentioned a focus on partnering with indie creators as well.

The table can be used by 1 to 6 players and features wifi for ease of connection.

The Infinity Game Table has two main models, a 24″ and a 32″ screen. The 24″ version costs $499 at its basic level with the 32″ being $699. The project has crossed its goal of $50,000 and well on its way to $500,000. It ends on November 30 with a projected delivery of April 2021.

Simon Stålenhag Delivers a Unique Vision of a Dystopic Future with The Labyrinth

Simon Stålenhag is running a Kickstarter for The Labyrinth, a brand-new narrative art book. Past works of Stålenhag’s has been adapted into roleplaying games and for television.

The Labyrinth introduces us to a world covered by ruins and ash, the few survivors that remain take shelter deep underground. But the time has come to venture out into the wastelands of the surface world. Are you prepared to confront dark secrets from the time before civilization’s fall?

The Labyrinth will be a thick, oversized artbook of over 150 pages. There are two versions, a standard, and a limited edition. The limited edition features an exclusive and beautifully embossed cloth cover, is unique to this Kickstarter, and will never be printed again.

The standard edition starts at about $40 US plus shipping with the limited edition at $80 plus shipping.

The project runs until October 30 and has already passed its goal.

The Labyrinth

Sakura Arms is coming soon to Kickstarter on October 27

Sakura Arms

Level 99 Games has announced their next upcoming release, and their first major localization project, Sakura Arms! The legendary dueling game from Japan is coming to Kickstarter on October 27th!

In Sakura Arms, each player chooses two patron goddesses to assist them in a duel. Each goddess confers a unique divine weapon in the form of a deck of special tactics and elemental powers. Build your personal fighting style by selecting 10 cards from among the 22 provided by your goddesses, then duel!

Battles are fast-paced, and revolve around the movement of Sakura Tokens on the board. Tokens between you represent distance, tokens in your aura are your defenses, and tokens in your flare are spirit power used to unleash deadly Ultimate Attacks! Duels are straightforward and elegant, as everything flows from the movement of this one component.

Level 99 Games’ edition of Sakura Arms will be released in three boxes, each containing 6 unique goddesses, for a total of 18! There are even more exciting updates to the new worldwide edition of this classic game, which they’ll reveal in the coming weeks!

Mother of Frankenstein Heads to Kickstarter

Mother of Frankenstein

From the genius minds behind Hatch Escapes, creators of the #1 Escape Room in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Arvind Ethan David, producer of Broadway hit Jagged Little Pill and cult TV series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective AgencyMother of Frankenstein is equal parts immersive theater, escape room, board game, and novel. When COVID shut down both Broadway and Escape Rooms, these two creative forces decided they needed to build entertainment they could ship into people’s homes. Out of their own creative lockdown was birthed Mother of Frankenstein, a gothic mystery that begins with the true-life story of Mary Shelley, author of the iconic Frankenstein, and expands into a speculative story full of heartbreak, suspense, and surprise. This highly-anticipated tabletop gaming experience is now available on Kickstarter!

Spanning three volumes, Mother of Frankenstein tells the story of Mary Shelley, proto-feminist and celebrated author of the famous Frankenstein, hidden in a series of hollowed out books containing handwritten letters, 2D and 3D jigsaw puzzles and clue-strewn artifacts. Blending historical truths with fantastical fiction, Mary Shelley has culled these documents and objects from various periods of her life to leave a secret legacy to her son. It’s your job to uncover the “true” story behind Frankenstein and discover that perhaps her famous novel wasn’t quite as fictional as we’ve been led to believe….

Unlike most puzzle games and escape rooms, Mother of Frankenstein was designed to be as welcoming and fun for newbies as it is rewarding for experts. Recommended for groups of 1 – 6, ages 13 and upMother of Frankenstein combines the narrative complexity of a good novel, the physicality and interactivity of immersive theater, the brain-bending challenge of a puzzle-filled escape room, and the accessibility and broad appeal of the best board games. Throw in a couple of clue-strewn jigsaw puzzles, and the game truly has something for everyone!

Turn off your phones, turn down the lights, and immerse yourself in the most fully-realized narrative puzzle game ever devised: Mother of Frankenstein.

Monolith Reveals Details of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Season 3

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Yesterday, Monolith lifted the curtain on their upcoming Batman roleplaying game. Today, the game publisher has some teases as to what we can expect for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Season 3.

The campaign for the third season will launch on Kickstarter in 2021. Monolith has said this release will focus on “gameplay revitalization, comfort, and accessibility.”

Announced so far:

  • A Total Rulebook and Missions booklet Upgrade by Paul Grogan. Grogan is the author and publisher of numerous rulebooks and owner/creator/host of the Gaming Rules! YouTube channel. He is focused on rewriting the booklets to improve game rules accessibility and information comprehension, a reworking that will be invaluable for first time players and seasoned veterans alike.

    These revised booklets will be available before Monolith launches Season 3 as pdf’s so that the long-term fans have access to them as soon as possible and these upgraded booklets will be included in the Season 3 core game Box and available as printed copy Season 3 add-ons.
  • A Solo Player/Cooperative Game Mode. Season 3 will provide rules to play “we’re all in this together” or totally alone “lockdown” mode. These rules are different than those designed for the Conan boardgame as Monolith wanted each game to continue to develop its own identity.

Also, season 3 is completely backwards compatible with all of the previous published Adventure mode scenarios.

Monolith is also looking to the community. Before the launch on Kickstarter, they’re going to be asking what they should make available from the previous 2 seasons.

There’s also teases of storage solutions (yay!), game aids, and more to come including game boards, new miniatures, new adventures, and new game modes.

We’ll of course have more news as it becomes available.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles… the Roleplaying Game!

Monolith has danced around the details about it, but their Batman: Gotham City Chronicles is getting a roleplaying game! Batman: Gotham City Chronicles: The Role Playing Game has been revealed the celebrate Batman Day!

The folplaying game will be a D20 System and features 5 books:

  • Gotham’s Heroes by François Verstraete – A fully adapted D20 System Rulebook
  • Gotham City Guide by Xavier Fournier and Alex Nikolavitch, helped by François Hercouët, editor for the French publisher of DC Comics. A mighty reference tome, detailed and exhaustive, an insight into the City and the world of the Bat.
  • Gotham’s Chronicles by Nicolas Texier, Olivier Caïra, and Mahyar Shakeri – A book of scenarios to test your resolve.

There will also be two campaign settings books that will be revealed during the Kickstarter.

The roleplaying game allows players to play as the city’s vigilantes and criminals as well as their own creations. You can even play as a Gotham City Police officer ready to take the call.

This isn’t the only Batman-related project from Monolith. Also announced today is Season 3 of the Batman: Gotham City Chronicles board game with more details to come.

Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game Comes to Kickstarter this Summer from Mantic Games

Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game

Mantic Games has announced that it is partnering with Dark Horse Comics and creator Mike Mignola to bring Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game to Kickstarter this summer. Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game will be a whole new way to explore the Hellboy and B.P.R.D. universe while creating your own spectacular one-off stories or action-packed chronicles.

Powered by the world’s most popular RPG ruleset, Fifth EditionHellboy: The Roleplaying Game gives you the tools to step into the shoes of a B.P.R.D. agent, ready to face the forces of evil. You can become a field researcher skilled in the study of the occult, a hard-nosed B.P.R.D. security agent, a rookie with hidden supernatural powers, and more…. The choice is yours

Developed by Red Scar PublishingHellboy: The Roleplaying Game is being led by ENnie Award-winning writer and game developer Marc Langworthy, who has worked on Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition Roleplaying Game, Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Roleplaying Game, and the Conan: Adventures in An Age Undreamed Of Roleplaying Game.

Once the Kickstarter launches, you will be able to try the roleplaying game for yourself with a detailed quickstart that features six pre-generated characters, all the rules needed to play, and a unique adventure inspired by the Hellboy graphic novels, written by Red Scar.

Mantic Games launched Hellboy: The Board Game on Kickstarter in 2018 and raised almost two million dollars during the campaign. 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 at retail last year, the game is now available in multiple languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian) and is on its fourth reprint after selling out worldwide.

To be notified as soon as the Kickstarter goes live, head to the pre-launch page and click ‘notify me.’

Hellboy the Roleplaying Game

On Kickstarter Aug 4th – Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game

Renegade Game Studios has dropped the Kickstarter launch date of August 4, 2020 for Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game, along with a trailer for the game.

Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game is a game where 2-4 players each control a coterie of vampires and vie to dominate their opponents. The Core Set will be set in San Francisco and will feature vampires from four clans: Brujah, Malkavian, Toreador, and Ventrue.

In Rivals, you will vie for control of the City while targeting your randomly selected “Rival.” Your coterie will use various abilities, attacks, recruited mortal thralls, and schemes to battle your opponents on the streets or in their Havens. To win, you will need to score 13 Agenda, defeat your specific Rival by reducing their Prestige (the main resource of the game) to 0, or by sending your Rival’s last active vampire to torpor.

Twilight: 2000 By Free League Coming to Kickstarter on August 12

Twilight: 2000

The new edition of the classic roleplaying game Twilight: 2000 will come to Kickstarter on August 12, Free League Publishing has announced. The new edition of Twilight: 2000 goes back to the roots of the franchise with a boxed set for sandbox roleplaying in the devastation of World War III.

Fans can sign up to be notified at the pre-launch page on Kickstarter.

Twilight: 2000 will be released in the first half of 2021, in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop and Amargosa Press. This will be the fourth edition of the classic apocalyptic RPG, the first being released by Game Designers’ Workshop in 1984. Just like the original version, the new edition is set in a year 2000 devastated by war – now in an alternate timeline where the Moscow Coup of 1991 succeeded and the Soviet Union never collapsed.

In the game, players take roles of survivors in the aftermath of World War III – soldiers or civilians. Their goal, beyond surviving for another day, can be to find a way back home, to carve out their own fiefdom where they are, to find out more about the mysterious Operation Reset, and maybe, just maybe, make the world a little bit better again.

The core gameplay uses a “hexcrawling” system established in the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero and survival fantasy Forbidden Lands RPGs (both Silver ENnie winners for Best Rules, in 2015 and 2019), developing it further to fit the gritty world of Twilight: 2000. The core rules are built on the Year Zero Engine used in those games (as well as in the ALIEN RPG), but heavily adapted to fit Twilight: 2000 and its focus on gear and gritty realism.

Animalkind Have Overthrown Humanity in Animal World War, on Kickstarter now!

Half-Monster Games has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Animal World War, a squad-level combat game for 2-8 players set in a future where Animalkind have overthrown humanity and survived to their own industrial age of trench warfare. The Kickstarter runs through August 13th.

Animal World War is also available for virtual play via Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia.

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