Tabletop Gaming News Roundup 10/05/2013: Kickstarter edition

I’m back! Sorry, I missed a week everyone it was a bank holiday in the UK and I had some extra time off which I used to spend time with my girlfriend. Onwards to the latest kickstarter news!

PDC have a kickstarter up for making weapons that skirt very close to those made by GW. So if you ever wanted all the weapons you could shake a stick at but don’t want to have to but several boxes of the same models just so you can equip a squad properly, check this one out. One point is that all of these sprues will be made out of recycled plastic sprues, so you are being green by supporting the kickstarter! Sort of.

Talking of GW, ex GW designers and wargaming legends Rick Priestley and Alessio Cavatore have gotten a kickstarter up for a game based on the War of the Worlds premise, called All Quiet on the Martian Front. Looks very very cool and I’m excited to see where they go with this. Its even gotten me interested in 15mm gaming, which I normally steer clear of (with some exceptions). More than that, it seems Rick has taken on board the lessons learned from the his failed past kickstarter Beyond the Gates of Antares. I wish everyone involved the best of luck. I want to play with some Venusians!

In amongst all these big budget released comes the smaller scale Canterbury Kickstarter by Quixotic Games. Build your city in Dark Age Britain and be the first Saxon Lord to rule the greatest city of its time! The games rules have won awards already, so go help these guys raise funds to make a board game to work alongside it!

Kensai minatures are into the last week of their indiegogo project to fund fantasy models based on Japanese mythology. I’m not too hot on non western mythology, but the models are very cool and it looks like lots of monsters and ninjas.–2?c=home

Mantic have ANOTHER Kickstarter up (is it possible to run a company on funds generated by Kickstarters?- lets find out!) to fund a skirmish game called Deadzone. The main point of interest for me is the terrain instead of the models, which are just so so. Pins of War have an interview with Jake Thornton and Toyz in the Hood have an interview with Ronnie Renton about the game.

Still, if you love Mantic, you won’t want to miss out on this.

Thats it for this week folks. See you on monday for a roundup of everything non kickstarter related.

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3 responses to “Tabletop Gaming News Roundup 10/05/2013: Kickstarter edition

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