Posts Tagged ‘kickstarter’

Big Bang 13.7 Preview

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Big Bang 13.7Note: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. There are an incredibly small number of games that deal with the organization and manipulation of the universe. Moving planets and stars may be a bit too large of a scale for many players, especially as […]

Oldhammer Kickstarter from Apocalypse Miniatures goes live

Posted on June 28th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Oldhammer Kickstarter from Apocalypse Miniatures is now live, full details can be found here.Most of the masters were sculpted by me and then cast in resin by Hysterical Games.  Further details can be found on this Blog, by…

Unboxing Dark Souls: The Board Game by Steamforged Games

Posted on June 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I’ve never been a huge fan of the Dark Souls video games (I prefer fun to frustration usually!) but some might remember I tried the demo of this board game adaptation at Salute a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it, I love co-op games in general. I’m usually a bit wary of these miniature games on kickstarter, I feel a lot are sold more as miniatures with some token rules. Steamforged however are a well established gaming company with the popularity of their flagship game, Guild Ball over the last few year. Sadly I haven’t got a group together yet to play it so this will just have to be a contents review!

First up with all kickstarters, did they deliver with their promise? The original shipping estimate was April and I got it in May so that is an acceptable tolerance level, congrats guys! This is only phase 1 so there is still more to come but this is everything they initially promised. Let’s see what we get shall we?

The box is bulky as most miniature games are:

Opening it up you’re immediately greeted by the iconic death screen from the video game.

Under that we have the standard set of cards, the card stock is good quality and the cards are very clear with no tiny text (which I appreciate as I’m forever having to read out cards for my parents with some games!)

A large cardboard box might contain some miniatures?

It does! A bevy of bosses! The base game comes with 2 main bosses (The Dancer of the Boreal Valley and Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough) and 4 mini bosses (Gargoyle, Titanite Demon, Winged Knight and Boreal Outrider Knight) Also a aset of wooden subes for recording information on character sheets (which have recessed slots for them)

The sculpts are good and you can see how big they are.

Another cardboard box contains the rest of the miniatures (the 4 heroes as well as 16 lesser enemies)

And here are the intrepid heroes that the players can choose from.

Next up perhaps the most important part of any game, the rule book. A bad rulebook can ruin a game. This one is A4 in full colour and as far as I can tell from flicking through it is well presented.

Cards, rulebook, miniatures….what else does every kickstarter game need? Tokens! These come on the standard pop out sheet complete with player equipment sheets (that look awesome, an area where I feel the likes of Zombicide skimped slightly.

Finally we have the board tiles 9 of them, double sided.

I’m impressed with the quality of the game, the components all look to be well produced and thought out (I love the hero cards and wooden blocks system, so much better than the flimsy card sheets you usually get with these type of games)

The game was £80 on Kickstarter with £75 early bird pledges and is available from the usual retailers right now for £100. Shipping was £20 on kickstarter (which I felt was a little high) so it comes out pretty much the same.

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/26

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekWell this is a first for our Kickstarters of the Week section. We have six campaigns for your browsing pleasure this week, and purely by coincidence, 5 of the 6 campaigns are from the UK. I was surprised to see so many campaigns using GBP for their pledge levels, but I guess this is just […]

10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Great looking old school 10mm Ogre sculpts, cast in the Lead free Pewter. In this phase two release wave, meet the Ogre Mammoth Riders.

Welcome back to Black Gate Miniatures’ range of 10mm Fantasy Ogres for the upcoming Kings of the North Miniatures Game (KotN).

Phase two will bring to life the fearsome Ogre Mammoth Riders. Consisting of 3 individually sculpted rider models plus 3 Mammoth mounts. They are cast from Lead-free Pewter and scaled at 10mm.

I need £500 to cover the remaining sculpting and production costs in order to bring these bad boys to life.

The price of £9 per unit featured in pledges of Ogre Warrior is exclusive to this Kickstarter. The regular price will be £10 per unit after the Kickstarter ends.

For the first time ever, we are also offering an Early Bird Special, 50 lucky backers will be able to purchase Mammoth Riders for the incredible price of £8 per unit.

Ogre Mammoths Concept Art
Ogre Mammoth Riders

Test Mammoth Miniature (no tusks yet)
PLEDGE LEVELS:
Greenling £1 – For those people who want to help the project succeed but don’t want any Ogres themselves. You get a big thank you from me and a Karma boost.
Ogreling £10 – One unit of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units @ £10 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*)
Ogre Warrior (Early Bird Special) £16 – Two units of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units of mammoth Riders @ £8 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*) Limited to 50 backers
Ogre Warrior £18 – Two units of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units of mammoth Riders @ £9 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*)
STRETCH GOALS:
Stretch Goal 1: £1000 – Character pack add-on for £10 per pack.
Unlocks the Character pack. Featuring two Chieftain models and two Shaman models, all on foot. Available to all pledge levels for £10 per pack. Each pack contains one of each of the four models.
Chieftain Models

One of the Shaman characters
Stretch Goal 2: £1500 – Mammoth Rider Character Pack add-on for £6 per pack.
Unlocks the Mammoth Rider Character Pack add-on. Choose from either a Chieftain or Shaman model riding a Mammoth. Available to all pledge levels for £6 per pack.
Shaman on Mammoth

Chieftain on Mammoth
Stretch Goal 3: £2000 – Yeti unit add-on for £8 per pack.
Unlocks the Yeti unit add-on. Featuring 3 individual sculpts and available for a Kickstarter exclusive price of £8 for a pack of 9 miniatures. Once the Kickstarter is finished they will revert to the normal price of £9 per pack.
More stretch goals will be released as the pledge level rises…
ADD-ONS:
£9 One Unit of Phase 1 Ogres- One unit of Ogre Warriors, Armoured Ogre Warriors or Cannoneers. (Postage charged separately*)
£32 Four Units of Phase 1 Ogres – Four units of Ogre Warriors, Armoured Ogre Warriors or Cannoneers. (Postage charged separately*)
Ogre Warriors

Ogre Cannoneer

Armoured Ogre Warriors
40x20mm Basing Packs – Laser cut from 2mm MDF, supplied in packs of fifty (50) bases for £3.
40mm x 20mm bases

DELIVERY:

* Based on past experience (of us and others), we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via Paypal after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to all our backers (shipping is rarely one size fits all).

UK The costs between £1 and £4 for 2nd class delivery depending on weight.

Europe The costs are likely to be around £6 for 500g (10 units), £10 for 1kg (20 units) and £14 for 2kg (40 units).

World Zone 1 (North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South East Asia) the costs are likely to be around £8 for 500g (10 units), £14 for 1kg (20 units) and £21 for 2kg (40 units).

World Zone 2 (Everywhere else) the costs are likely to be around £9 for 500g (10 units), £15 for 1kg (20 units) and £23 for 2kg (40 units).

CREDITS:

Production – Barry James Pittman

Sculpting – Robi Baker

Art – Christian Schwager

Painting – Jon Webb (Single Model)

Painting – Richard Bowker (Units)

Video music is “Into the Storm” by Brandon Liew

Risks and challenges

The only real risk apart from if the Kickstarter doesn’t fund, is that it funds too well!

This is our second Kickstarter and the first was delivered on schedule in April 2017.

The production is all being done in-house and so if the order book gets too big then I may have to delay the shipping date a little from the October 2017 deadline or send orders out in batches.

Kickstarter
Black Gate Miniatures

10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

10mm Ogre Mammoth Riders from Black Gate Miniatures

Great looking old school 10mm Ogre sculpts, cast in the Lead free Pewter. In this phase two release wave, meet the Ogre Mammoth Riders.

Welcome back to Black Gate Miniatures’ range of 10mm Fantasy Ogres for the upcoming Kings of the North Miniatures Game (KotN).

Phase two will bring to life the fearsome Ogre Mammoth Riders. Consisting of 3 individually sculpted rider models plus 3 Mammoth mounts. They are cast from Lead-free Pewter and scaled at 10mm.

I need £500 to cover the remaining sculpting and production costs in order to bring these bad boys to life.

The price of £9 per unit featured in pledges of Ogre Warrior is exclusive to this Kickstarter. The regular price will be £10 per unit after the Kickstarter ends.

For the first time ever, we are also offering an Early Bird Special, 50 lucky backers will be able to purchase Mammoth Riders for the incredible price of £8 per unit.

Ogre Mammoths Concept Art
Ogre Mammoth Riders

Test Mammoth Miniature (no tusks yet)
PLEDGE LEVELS:
Greenling £1 – For those people who want to help the project succeed but don’t want any Ogres themselves. You get a big thank you from me and a Karma boost.
Ogreling £10 – One unit of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units @ £10 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*)
Ogre Warrior (Early Bird Special) £16 – Two units of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units of mammoth Riders @ £8 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*) Limited to 50 backers
Ogre Warrior £18 – Two units of Ogre Mammoth Riders. In addition you may purchase further units of mammoth Riders @ £9 per unit and access any add-ons. (Postage charged separately*)
STRETCH GOALS:
Stretch Goal 1: £1000 – Character pack add-on for £10 per pack.
Unlocks the Character pack. Featuring two Chieftain models and two Shaman models, all on foot. Available to all pledge levels for £10 per pack. Each pack contains one of each of the four models.
Chieftain Models

One of the Shaman characters
Stretch Goal 2: £1500 – Mammoth Rider Character Pack add-on for £6 per pack.
Unlocks the Mammoth Rider Character Pack add-on. Choose from either a Chieftain or Shaman model riding a Mammoth. Available to all pledge levels for £6 per pack.
Shaman on Mammoth

Chieftain on Mammoth
Stretch Goal 3: £2000 – Yeti unit add-on for £8 per pack.
Unlocks the Yeti unit add-on. Featuring 3 individual sculpts and available for a Kickstarter exclusive price of £8 for a pack of 9 miniatures. Once the Kickstarter is finished they will revert to the normal price of £9 per pack.
More stretch goals will be released as the pledge level rises…
ADD-ONS:
£9 One Unit of Phase 1 Ogres- One unit of Ogre Warriors, Armoured Ogre Warriors or Cannoneers. (Postage charged separately*)
£32 Four Units of Phase 1 Ogres – Four units of Ogre Warriors, Armoured Ogre Warriors or Cannoneers. (Postage charged separately*)
Ogre Warriors

Ogre Cannoneer

Armoured Ogre Warriors
40x20mm Basing Packs – Laser cut from 2mm MDF, supplied in packs of fifty (50) bases for £3.
40mm x 20mm bases

DELIVERY:

* Based on past experience (of us and others), we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via Paypal after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to all our backers (shipping is rarely one size fits all).

UK The costs between £1 and £4 for 2nd class delivery depending on weight.

Europe The costs are likely to be around £6 for 500g (10 units), £10 for 1kg (20 units) and £14 for 2kg (40 units).

World Zone 1 (North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South East Asia) the costs are likely to be around £8 for 500g (10 units), £14 for 1kg (20 units) and £21 for 2kg (40 units).

World Zone 2 (Everywhere else) the costs are likely to be around £9 for 500g (10 units), £15 for 1kg (20 units) and £23 for 2kg (40 units).

CREDITS:

Production – Barry James Pittman

Sculpting – Robi Baker

Art – Christian Schwager

Painting – Jon Webb (Single Model)

Painting – Richard Bowker (Units)

Video music is “Into the Storm” by Brandon Liew

Risks and challenges

The only real risk apart from if the Kickstarter doesn’t fund, is that it funds too well!

This is our second Kickstarter and the first was delivered on schedule in April 2017.

The production is all being done in-house and so if the order book gets too big then I may have to delay the shipping date a little from the October 2017 deadline or send orders out in batches.

Kickstarter
Black Gate Miniatures

Thoughts on Blood & Plunder Kickstarter (No Peace Beyond the Line)

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Blood and Plunder is a Historical Based Pirate game set in the Caribbean during the 17th Century. The game looks gorgeous and it shines through in both Firelock Games’ website and their Kickstarter page for their newest campaign (No Peace Beyond the Li…

Thoughts on Blood & Plunder Kickstarter (No Peace Beyond the Line)

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Blood and Plunder is a Historical Based Pirate game set in the Caribbean during the 17th Century. The game looks gorgeous and it shines through in both Firelock Games’ website and their Kickstarter page for their newest campaign (No Peace Beyond the Li…

The Red Dragon Inn: Battle for Greyport Review

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our The Red Dragon Inn: Battle for Greyport review, we look at a deck building game in which you’re trying to defend your city from some evil monsters!
The post The Red Dragon Inn: Battle for Greyport Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

Gorilla Animech Now Available From Rebel Minis

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Gorilla Animech from Rebel Minis is now available for sale.This big brute can be found here, at this link…http://www.rebelminis.com/gorillamech.htmlHere are some assembled pics.The Gorilla Animech is a pretty technical build, but there is an…

Gorilla Animech Now Available From Rebel Minis

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

The Gorilla Animech from Rebel Minis is now available for sale.This big brute can be found here, at this link…http://www.rebelminis.com/gorillamech.htmlHere are some assembled pics.The Gorilla Animech is a pretty technical build, but there is an…

Salvation Road Review

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In our Salvation Road review, we look at a post-apocalyptic game in which you’re trying to gather resources and make it to a settlement called Salvation!
The post Salvation Road Review appeared first on Co-op Board Games.

Blood & Plunder – Kickstarter Coming Soon!

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Today I want to give a quick shout-out to Firelock Games about their upcoming Kickstarter Campaign. For those that don’t know, Blood & Plunder is one of the prettiest games that I have ever seen. It is based on actual history of the Pirates in the …

Blood & Plunder – Kickstarter Coming Soon!

Posted on June 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Today I want to give a quick shout-out to Firelock Games about their upcoming Kickstarter Campaign. For those that don’t know, Blood & Plunder is one of the prettiest games that I have ever seen. It is based on actual history of the Pirates in the …

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/19

Posted on June 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekJune rolls on and I hope you all have recovered from last week’s Origin Game Fair (for those of you lucky enough to go). Now that the busyness of the convention week has settled down, our man on the scene Andrew is busily working on his convention recap article. Stay tuned for that in the […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Tikki Trolls Tribe Miniatures Mortal Arrow Kickstarter

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I just have to point you to these unique troll miniatures from Mortal Marrow Miniatures. Given a Tiki theme to differate them from the normal trollish miniature offerings that are out there, a full tribe, if not a full war horde of these can be put together with all the individual options available here. I am an avid […]

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Pantheon of Chaos (Chapter 2), 28mm Old Skool Chaos Miniatures

Posted on June 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Ok, my apologies for missing yesterday’s post in this “post a day” month, but things were out of my control. I’ll make up for that today with two posts, the first being this really great looking retro “Realm of Chaos” inspired KS. For those of you old enough to remember GW’s old “Realm of Chaos” stuff […]

UK Games Expo 2017: Game On Tabletop Interview

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

UK Games Expo 2017: Game On Tabletop Interview

At the UK Games Expo 2017, I spoke to Laura from Game On Tabletop about the France based crowd-funding platform and how it is launching its first English language tabletop crowd-funding projects.
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UK Games Expo 2017: Game On Tabletop Interview

Posted on June 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

UK Games Expo 2017: Game On Tabletop Interview

At the UK Games Expo 2017, I spoke to Laura from Game On Tabletop about the France based crowd-funding platform and how it is launching its first English language tabletop crowd-funding projects.
Read more »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Dimensions Pen and Paper RPG by Juliet Fehrenbacher on Kickstarter

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is the first Kickstarter that I wanted to highlight for some points later on (in a future post on here) but, I’ll address those later and get talking about this project in it’s own right. Tabletop RPGs and their ilk seem to be doing a roaring trade on stuff like KS these days, showing […]

Blood and Plunder: No Peace Beyond the Line

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Firelock Games is launching their Kickstarter June 21st for the expansion to Blood & Plunder, No Peace Beyond the Line, with a large-scale addition of […]

Bio-Logic Preview

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Bio-LogicNote: This preview uses pre-release components and rules. What you see here may be different from the final, published game. Anyone who has studied biology, anatomy, and/or medicine can tell you that biological systems are a perfect subject matter for good board games. They are complex systems at work, upkeep that needs to happen, and combat […]

Kickstarters of the Week: 6/12

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Kickstarters of the WeekThis week is the annual Origins Game Fair in Columbus Ohio and, to me, also marks the official start of the summer convention season. Before we know it, Gen Con will be here, and with it, buckets of game releases. But we aren’t there yet. We’ll be sending our reviewer Andrew to cover the convention […]

Oldhammer Kickstarter – the well

Posted on June 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This is a cropped image of The Well, a multi-part model for the Oldhammer Kickstarter which is due for launch very soon.The model was built by me and comes with alternative bases, a flagstone base and this rough ground base.For full details of the kick…

Oldhammer Kickstarter – the well

Posted on June 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This is a cropped image of The Well, a multi-part model for the Oldhammer Kickstarter which is due for launch very soon.The model was built by me and comes with alternative bases, a flagstone base and this rough ground base.For full details of the kick…