Kickstarter Weekly–Jan. 31 2014

31 01 2014

Well another week has completely sped by here at TOG–and what a week it’s been! Podcasts…reviews…all kinds of stuff. Today as we finish up the week we once again bring you our old faithful Kickstarter Weekly piece, to help you navigate through the countless campaigns competing for your gaming dollar. Let’s dive in!

Featured Campaign!

coverDraco Magi – Robert Burke Games

Well, we just published our review of Draco Magi yesterday, and since then they’ve unlocked their first stretch goal… Coincidence? Probably. Regardless this campaign is already a juggernaut, with lots of stretch goals that everyone will get to enjoy, but if you back the campaign you’ll get to enjoy them for $10 less than folks who wait until it hits retailers.

The campaign ends on Feb. 21 and it’s a mere $15 to get Draco Magi shipped to your door! The full campaign, stretch goals and details can be found right here!

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Draco Magi–A Double-Take Preview

30 01 2014

cover“A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys. Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys. One grey night it happened, Jackie Paper came no more, and Puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.”

– Peter, Paul & Mary

Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen an influx of 2-player games come our way, and today’s review is yet another one. Draco Magi is a 2-player battle as the Gold and Green factions seek to claim the recently vacated throne, and become the Dragon King… errr… that is, Draco Magi. Let’s take a look!

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Another Podcast Episode!

29 01 2014

TOGLogoHey! It’s another podcast episode!

We’ve brought back some of our favorite features, including: Fire and Ice, and Fill in the Blank–PLUS, we answer listener questions! How many Star Wars references will we make? Only one way to find out!

Click the link after the jump to download the latest episode -or any that you’ve missed- and while you’re there, be sure to subscribe to the podcast!

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Kickstarter Focus—Ultimate Werewolf: Deluxe Edition

28 01 2014

UltimateWerewolfDeluxeCoverBy Firestone

With less than a week to go, Ted Alspach’s Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe Edition is crushing it on Kickstarter. For fans of deduction games, Werewolf games, and things with the words ultimate and deluxe in the SAME TITLE, you should check it out before it’s gone.

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Relic Expedition—A Double-Take Review

28 01 2014

reliccoverSeptember 13, 1997–I brought the machete down again and again today–cutting a swath through the dense jungle. It’s been days since we’ve seen anything besides this oppressive jungle and more bugs than I thought existed in the entirety of the world. As the son was setting, we did run across a pair of giant paw-prints. I pray we don’t meet their owner…

It’s been a few years since an exploration game broke any new ground. But newcomers Foxtrot Games are hoping to change that with their first game: Relic Expedition. So how is it? Let’s see…

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An Interview With Zeppeldrome Co-Designer Anthony Gallela

27 01 2014

ZepeldromeToday we’re joined by Anthony Gallela of 12SP Entertainment, co-designer of the currently Kickstarting Zeppeldrome: a zany zeppelin, puzzle, race game.

Anthony, thanks for joining us today!

Thank you for having me!

So for those who don’t know much about you and 12SP, can you give us a little back story?

I’ve been in the game industry since the 80s. I started as a play-tester and a convention-runner (including KublaCon), and then moved on to being a game broker, game developer, and the like. I’ve managed a couple of game stores, run the Game Manufacturers Association (including Origins and GTS), and, of course, designed a couple of games.

12SP Ent is a new company I’ve started with my friend, and “Zeppeldrome” co-designer, Jeff Wilcox. We’re looking to publish a few titles that we’ve been working on over the years while we’ve been helping other folks get their games to market.

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Zeppeldrome—A Double-Take Preview

24 01 2014

ZepeldromeYes, they’re chaotic, and unpredictable, and sometimes full of take-that mechanics, but race games are also pretty stinking fun.

12SP Entertainment has just launched a new racing contender on Kickstarter—Zeppeldrome: A Humorous, Hazardous, Dirigible Relay. So is it worth your money to back this project? Or will it crash and burn, Hindenberg-style? Let’s find out.

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