BG: Rambo Draws First Blood on Kickstarter

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That’s right. Rambo the Board Game is on Kickstarter right now. Of course it’s funded. Get in before it’s too late.

After having been announced last year, Rambo the Board Game is here at last. Well. It’s on Kickstarter at last, which means that you won’t actually see the game until next year sometime, though Everything Epic seems to have gotten their ducks in a row with this one.

Surprising nobody, the Kickstarter has already succeeded, shooting well past its $50K goal in a day or two. They have already unlocked some pretty sweet stretch goals, including Bow Rambo (though why they didn’t call him RamBOW is beyond my understanding), some bonus operations to play out on the board game, and a couple of expansions which let you play still further variants of Rambo (with a knife! with a grenade launcher!) as well as beloved characters like Deputy Ward and Deputy Sgt. Art Galt.

You didn’t even mention Deputy Mitch or Sheriff Teasle–way to bury the lede.

But kidding aside–the game sounds amazing. It’s a 1-4 player Co-Op game that has you and your friends as Rambo and Company (there are heroes that look like they should be hanging out with Rambo in there, I promise).

You’ll outfit your team with gear and attempt dangerous missions that let you recreate the events of the movies, or even go off the rails a little bit and team up for new, never-before-seen awesome commando shenanigans.

And the game keeps surprising you as you go, drawing on some legacy-style mechanics to really make the game your own.

The game provides sealed “legacy-like” mission envelopes which gradually expand the game as each mission completes. Each mission tells a story and takes the players on a unique adventure to various locations to save POW’s, escape a military prison, raid a jungle encampment, defend a secret air base, or survive a treacherous jungle and much more! Missions will unlock new equipment and tactics to help players customize their experience and allow for high replayability and great tactical strategy. Taking actions and engaging in combat is done without random dice, but with a card-based system where the player is in control, and where every choice can be life or death!

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In the immortal words of Rambo: “I’ll be back.” Nope, wait, hang on, wrong movie let me try again. “Remember when I said I’d kill you last?” Dangit. Okay um. “It’s not a tumor!”

  • SonoftheMountain

    Still not a fan of established companies using KS for new projects. If you feel strong enough to get the license and design the game then put up your own money to produce it.

    • SilentPony

      It’s free money for them. There’s no risk. If no one buys the models, then they’re not out any real cash. If the models sell, pure profit without needing to break even.

  • euansmith

    “Mujaheddin Freedom Fighter”; ah, the good old days.

    • SonoftheMountain

      Don’t forget James Bond helped the proto-Taliban too

      • euansmith

        Yeah, back in the days when Saddam Hussein was “our man in the Middle East”.

        • SonoftheMountain

          This aggression will not stand, man

        • dave long island

          The NYT reported on Sept 23rd of 1990 that the American ambassador to Iraq April Glaspie had told Saddam that the US had ‘no opinion on their border disagreement with Kuwait’, thereby misleading him into thinking he’d just been given the green light to invade… lol… And then the famous ‘Kuwaiti girl’ known only as ‘Nayirah’ and her moving testimony about witnessing Iraqi soldiers dumping Kuwaiti babies out of incubators onto the cold floor in a Kuwait City hospital got the American public onboard for a war to liberate Kuwait. Only years after the war was it revealed that that girl was none other than the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US who’d been coached by the American PR firm Hill & Knowlton and by congressman Tom Lantos’s staff. One clue missed by most coach potato Americans is that she spoke perfect English, in fact she had a southern California accent. This information had been withheld as many wondered whether it was likely that the ambassador to the US would leave his daughter in harms way as Iraqi soldiers were taking over Kuwait, and whether the entire story was an atrocity lie designed to pull at the heart strings, and so get the American public onboard for another useless war, one of many as it turns out… lol. Good times…

    • Dennis J. Pechavar

      Remember it’s the russians that are the bad guys…ugh.

  • John John Slade

    Ohh…. i thought it was Sly Marbo.

  • I am trying SO HARD to get my wife to okay this one. She’s not interested. But, but… but RAMBO!!!

    • Nyyppä

      You have a wife. I’m just going to assume that you’re an adult. Act like it. Buy the frigging thing if you want to.

      • Tshiva keln

        I’m just going to assume that you don’t have a wife!

        • Nyyppä

          Assume all you want. I’ve never asked my significant others if I can spend the money I have after the bills and necessities have been paid. This has never been a problem for me, the women I end up with have always been sane in that regard.

          • Tshiva keln

            First up it was a joke mate. But it is probably more normal that there is a limit (even if it’s never discussed) of what is reasonable to spend each month on toys. It’s why you see articles and comments about stuff you bought and hid from the wife. Most wives would probably rather you put some money aside for a holiday or the future or something rather than buy your 15th Leman Russ. Crazy, I know, that Russ is for the future. Makes you wonder why we get married!

          • Nyyppä

            Yeah, I’m going to start to cater to those wishes when they start to restrain themselves from buying more shoes and face paints.

          • Tshiva keln

            Gotta say this made me laugh. Because of the face paint comment I imagined you dating clowns. Suddenly the shoe remark made more sense – clown shoes are probably quite expensive, based on size alone. When you factor in additional money she wastes on custard pies and buckets of confettie I don’t blame you spending what you like on your toys.

            *As things can easily get lost in translation in writing, please note this is a joke and I am not insulting your partner*

          • Nyyppä

            Are we not? After all, it is a rare occurrence when the person opposite us on dates has her own face.

            My partner would not give a damn about things like these. 😀