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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Kickstarter Weekly Jan. 24, 2014

24 01 2014

Things are finally getting back into gear for us with the new year. We’ve launched two new episodes of our podcast, we’ve got a ton of new reviews that we will be publishing very, very soon. And there are a bunch of new and exciting projects that we are working away at in the background with much fervor and gusto!

While all of that is going on, the Kickstarter Community is alive and doing well, and, as usua,l we’re here to point you towars a few that we think are interesting enough to write about! So here we go with this week’s Kickstarter Weekly!

Featured Campaign

scovilleScoville— Tasty Minstrel Games

Tasty Minstreal Games has been incredibly busy over the past few months bringing a lot of highly anticipated games to Kickstarter and proceeding to completely smash their funding goals and about 4,729 stretch goals along the way—okay, that might be an exaggeration… Anyway, Scoville is a farming game designed by blogger extraordinaire Ed Marriott of Boards and Barley. Players will be bringing the heat to a small town by planting and harvesting exotic peppers. We know Ed’s been hard at work on this project for some time, and we wish him —and Michael Mindes of TMG— all the best with this campaign!

You have until Feb. 22 to help fund Scoville, and a  $40 pledge will score you your very own copy. Check out all the details right here!

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Z-Man Games Announces a Vikings Reprint!

23 01 2014

vikingscoverThis is GREAT news for people who like GREAT games. Z-Man has announced they’ll be reprinting the OOP Michael Kiesling classic Vikings in 2014.

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An Interview With Michael Coe: Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Dungeon Heroes, and More

23 01 2014

TinyEpicJoining us once again is Gamelyn Games guy, Michael Coe. Today we get to have a little chat about some exciting news as Gamelyn has launched a Kickstarter Campaign for Tiny Epic Kingdoms!

Michael, thanks again for joining us; we appreciate your time!

So before we get started on Tiny Epic Kingdoms: Last time we chatted we were discussing Dungeon Heroes. We can only assume most of your efforts recently have been directed toward Tiny Epic Kingdoms, but has there been anything new in the works for Dungeon Heroes? Expansions? Multiplayer mechanics?

Both actually, Dungeon Heroes offers a rich canvas in which to paint multiple expansions and variants. I’m currently working hard on putting together a 4-player Dungeon Heroes. Likely, a new game altogether but keeping true to the original concept and engine of Dungeon Heroes. Along those lines, I’m excited to announce that Dungeon Heroes will be coming to iOS this summer!!

If yes, do you have any estimate for a timetable that these plans will be unveiled?

I’d really like to have something ready to show this summer. I plan to release Dungeon Heroes on iOS at Origins this year. I hope to have a new DH to demo there are well.

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