Tabletop Crowdfunding Round-Up: August 29


Ancient scholars, space dwarves, and drunk Vikings- Come check out this week’s batch of Kickstarter highlights!

Battle for Greyport- Pirates! by SlugFest Games

First up this week is the pirate-themed expansion to last year’s Battle for Greyport, the cooperative deckbuilding spin-off of The Red Dragon Inn. Players have to defend the titular city of Greyport from yet another menace: A fleet of pirates that plan to plunder Greyport of all its wealth. Players pick one of four new decks based on characters from the 4th Red Dragon Inn expansion and cooperate to defeat each scenario’s band of pirates and their captain. In addition to some new keywords, Pirates! also introduces pirate ships, which are a new win condition, and the cannon die, a new low-tier die that can be used by friend and foe alike during combat. The basic version of the new expansion costs $25. You can also grab a copy of the base game if you are new to Greyport.

Alexandria by LudiCreations

Alexandria is an asymmetrical euro-style board game about the fire that destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria. Each player controls a unique character with their own special abilities and motivations for being in Alexandria. Gameplay involves traveling around the randomly-generated game board gathering as many tomes and scribes as possible to save some of the library’s knowledge from destruction. While players can assist each other, Alexandria is ultimately a competitive game where each character has their own agenda to fulfill before the library burns to the ground. Pledges start at $29.

Vikings Gone Wild- Masters of Elements by Lucky Duck Games

Vikings Gone Wild is back on Kickstarter with its new Masters of Elements expansion. This expansion promises to be the biggest and most complex expansion the game has ever received, and introduces a variety of new mechanics. The most obvious new addition is the Masters of Elements themselves, a character card each player gets that generates elemental resources for them every turn. Players also get to draft a set of three artifacts, each with abilities that get progressively more powerful as the game goes on. New units are also being introduced, most of which contain secondary utility powers to give players more options besides “attack” and “defend.” Pledges start at $35 for just the expansion, with other tiers available that include the base game and previous expansions.

The Legion of Steel by Macrocosm

Macrocosm is expanding their Digger Corps line of space dwarves with The Legion of Steel. These guys represent the more professional military side of the Diggers, and include everything from basic soldiers to auxiliary units from other races. Heavy weapon teams and a few vehicles round out some of the stretch goals. The campaign is divided into “sets,” which generally include a squad of five soldiers for around £12/$15.

Table of Ultimate Gaming by Wood Robot

Finally we come to the latest competitor in the premium gaming table market, the Table of Ultimate Gaming. Each table comes in your choice of 3’x5′ or 4’x6′, and their modular design allows you to push multiple tables together for extra gaming space. There are loads of optional add-ops as well, including cup holders, dice trays, color and material options, modular decor that can be changed as you see fit, and table covers that can convert your gaming table into a normal dining set. Pledges start at $599.

 

~Which of these campaigns caught your attention?

  • Shinnentai

    Seems an odd decision to showcase your blue tabletop with a sceneryless game of 40k, but okay. I don’t really get these premium gaming tables – just put a gaming mat on top of a normal dining table?

    Anyway, looking forward to the Zealot Minis Minotaurs KS, and the Mythic Games Joan of Arc KS (dat Dragon sculpt! O__O).

    • NNextremNN

      This table is not only made for 40K and at least my dining table is too small for a real 40K game. They also have convenient accessories. If I had the money, space and was looking for a new table I’d might get that one. But for now my much cheaper, less stable, hard to set up and more simple 4×6 folding table has to do.

      • Shinnentai

        Yes, my point was that the combo of blue surface & sceneryless 40k was an odd promo photo choice. If you’re going with blue surface, some ships or aircraft makes more sense!

        • Robert Nolan

          It shows the size of the table and the rest of the table elements without distracting from what is being advertised.

  • CloakingDonkey

    phew those Space Dwarves are pricey for a kickstarter… 11gbp for a pack of 5. Definitely GW attuned prices, those.

    • Griffin

      Pricy…. lmao when was the last time you bought from gw the 1980’s…..

      • CloakingDonkey

        Well yeah but for those GW prices I also expect GW quality… this is not GW quality… this is the sort of quality you get with historicals where you get pewter minis at 1.5GBP each… and that’s retail not kickstarter where I kinda expect a bit of a deal at this point.

  • UnpluggedBeta

    I don’t dig the fact that the premium table is recessed. I gather it’s to protect falling models and crap, but it somehow looks really bad :