Hello Ello! This week was filled with SO MANY ringers, it made it hard to find a lemon. Of course some of the games that were funded seem to us to be lemons, but the people have spoken and want to play these things.
Regardless, we have sifted through the myriad of game submissions to bring you this weeks picks, and here they are...
Crisis - A gritty, #dieselpunk-themed #economic #game set in a nation on the brink of ruin. Tough decisions & quality custom components.
Congrats to LudiCreations for LudiCreating this LudiGame. This worker placement game looks rock solid. Wooden game pieces, professional #artwork on the gameboard, even #Vassal & #Tabletopia Modules for example gameplay! The guys have thought of everything apparently.
The campaign is 55 days long. Not sure why they decided to drag this out since they've made $37,896 of their $20,000 goal in just 2 days. If they continue to raise money at this rate, they'll hit the million dollar mark by the end. Back this project and get your early release copy secured.
AND NOW, FIRST ON THE WANTED LIST:
Black Market Bonanza! - Black Market Bonanza is a quirky, fast-paced and witty card game full of all manner of #merchantry #madness! Come on in and join the fun!
There is not much for presentation on this Kickstarter campaign. The idea behind this game is quite interesting. Apparently designed by #Goblins, this game has one singular focus: get the #gold. While you have many items for sale or to steal, you'll also be confronted with guards apparently performing random shakedowns. There are also ways to escape these encounters, you just have to hope that you're lucky enough to have the better hand.
This campaign isn't doing too hot at the moment. It's been active for 4 days and has only garnered $305. That puts this project at only 23% of it's $10,000 goal. For a game such as this to go unfunded would be a pitiful waste of creativity. So if you're so inclined to help, we urge you to definitely back this campaign.
ON TO THE NEXT ONE:
Dragon Draft - A trick-taking, draft your hand card game. Team up to earn the most gems and reign victorious. Hunt the #dragon, save the #realm!
Aside from the very spaced out guy starring in the intro for this game, it looks to be a bit of fun. As the game is described it has it's roots in the simple games of old such as Euchre, Spades, and Rook making this a quick and easy game to pick up play and then play again.
Of the $4,000 required for the campaign to succeed they've only got 18% of their goal. It's trending to reach it goal and just a bit beyond, but not without the help of good game patrons such as yourselves. So get out there and get backin'!
LAST ON THE WANTED LIST THIS WEEK:
Ten-minute Dungeon Delve - How much loot can you survive the dungeon with? Will you survive at all? Play cooperatively, semi-competitively or solo and find out.
This game looks interesting enough, but lacks quite a bit in presentation. None-the-less we found it interesting enough to give it a mention this week. We @nerdstylegames are very big fans of #dungeon #delving so much so that we do it whenever we find the time, and whenever we find a good dungeon.
This game will definitely fail unless it get some help. The campaign goal is to raise around $18,000. So far it has only managed to raise $764. Trends put this failing at 20% of the goal by the end of the campaign.
We hate to see creativity not shine as intended and with that we urge that you give this game the support it needs to not only be a great game, but to inspire those that would also have a great idea.
AND NOW, LEMON OF THE WEEK:
Antithesis - A #tabletop game taking place after an #apocalyptic event in a #dystopian future!
In the version of the "post-apocalypse" which was brought on by some sort of corporate wrongdoing/economic underdevelopment project that led to massive war, you can act as a diplomat, be an adventurer on the lookout for your next big score, or you can simply dungeon delve until your fingers bleed. However if you do that, then you're going to muck up the game with all that blood. What this game lacks in description of gameplay, it makes up for in stretch goal information. Apparently, dreaming of making lots of #money is just as important as dreaming up a decent description for a game that would be used to make the aforementioned money.
The campaign goal is only $1,000, but there are still 44 days left. Besides, that's give them plenty of time to reach their stretch goals of $15,000. A bit over-zealous in our opinion, but we're not judging the creators money-making-prowess. We're simply judging the fact that it seems they spent less time putting together their Kickstarter campaigns than we do on our weekly posts about Kickstarter campaigns. So no love lost.
That's it for now. Until next week,
Keep leveling up, #NERDS!
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