Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News 8/11/14 – If I had the cash I’d look at… (includes a rant at Queen Games and smaller rant at Worthington Publishing)
Yet more zombies, wizards, knights, castles, dragons and dungeons feature in new Kickstarter. Designers and publishers, please try and do something a bit different. PLEASE! You are boring us…
And, Queen Games, a LOT of us are well pissed off that you are putting the squeeze on indy projects as you use Kickstarter as a preorder tool. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THIS! You are big enough and ugly enough to do this on your website and get your games published. You are bad for the hobby and an enemy to its growth!
So folks, please boycott any and all Queen Games Kickstarter projects.
Anyhoo, there’s a Lone Wolf skirmish game which sounds pretty interesting…
Lone Wolf – The Board Game
The Lone Wolf fantasy gamebooks raised a generation of gamers. After 30 years on his shelf, Gary Chalk has a surprise for us.
You are Lone Wolf, the last of the Kai Lords. Or perhaps you are Prince Pelathar, heir to the throne of Sommerlund. Or maybe you are the infamous Giak warrior Kootak, sent by the Darklords to raze the land. Now you can be all of these . . . in a hand-painted tabletop wargame.
Wilderness Empires is a grand strategy game on the French and Indian War. Were we to become English, French or Native American?
A French wilderness empire stretches across vast tracks of the North American forest, along its rivers and the Great Lakes. It is growing, pushing further south and east. They have embraced and supported a Native American empire in the western wilderness. Both depend on each other for commerce and protection. Both are threatened by British expansion from the east. Both have aligned themselves together to stop it. Then a small skirmish on their frontier ignites a world war that engulfs them all and changes their empires forever…..
One point of hesitation for me sadly… Worthington Games, you are well connected enough to arrange local distribution for Europe so we don’t get hammered by customs as well. Why don’t you do this?
I can’t recommend this to those outside the US.