Kickstarter Spotlight | July 17th

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Nostalgia, ahoy! Inherit the Earth has a sequel in production, and ElfQuest returns with a co-op card game! Flash Point has an exclusive offer for you, and more in this weeks’ spotlight!

Inherit the Earth: Sand and Shadows

by Wyrmkeep Entertainment

LoNG_KS_Badge_01For furries, fans of adventure games, and those that sit squarely in the middle, Wyrmkeep Entertainment is giving a second shot to funding the sequel to 1994’s Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb. Featuring a higher funding goal, one that includes a budget for professional voice acting, I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do with this project!

Inherit the Earth: Sand and Shadows takes place after both the original game and the webcomic story Little Wolf Lost.

The Morph Tribes of the Known Lands continue their efforts to live with the loss of the Orb, which they used to predict the weather. There are rumors of the artifact’s survival, but none are credible. Even Rif, who feels some regret in not being able to retrieve the Orb, discounts these rumors. The arrival of a chieftess’ daughter with a startling revelation leads to Rif embarking on a new adventure to learn the truth; assuming he can avoid the doubts of friends, threats of foes, and the ravages of a great drought.


Flashpoint: Call of Duty

by Indie Boards & Cards

Flash Point: Call of Duty is getting an exclusive Kickstarter Edition to go with its broader release later this year. While the standard edition features a double-sided gameboard and scenarios including an airplane fire and a subway disaster, the exclusive edition has a new specialist, the Fire Prevention Officer, and a second board featuring an alternative Attic and Basement layout.

Limited to 3000 copies, nearly 2000 of them are pledged for already, so hurry before you miss these exclusive offers.

Why Kickstarter?

Cashflow. The time between when I pay for games (now) and when I get paid for them is upwards of 7 months, and that is in the best of circumstances. That takes a lot of money sitting in inventory, and that isn’t something that I want to happen..


Hostage Negotiator

by A.J. Porfirio

LoNG_KS_Badge_01Hostage Negotiator, coming to us from Van Ryder Games, is a bit of a rarity these days – a solo card and dice game. As the Negotiator, you must skillfully use your conversation cards to keep the terror level under control, and successfully resolve the crisis at hand.

There’s a $5 print-and-play version available, while $20 will get you the full game, shipping to the US included.

Today you got the call. It only happens on rare occasions, but it is what you have spent your life preparing and training for… Hostages have been taken. You head to the command center near the scene. The Crisis Commander briefs you on the situation, then you pick up the phone and the mental jousting begins…


Chronosphere

by Isaac Shalev

LoNG_KS_Badge_01Take Timeline, bend it into a circle, and add in the ability to bluff the socks off of your opponents, and you’ve got Chronosphere by Kind Fortress.

Stay tuned for our upcoming preview!

“Chronosphere, at its core, provides a really enjoyable twist on familiar trivia and press-your-luck style filler games. The added layer of bluffing and deception makes it less about knowing when ice cream was invented, and more about staring your friends straight in the face and confidently telling them it came before the wheel.”


ElfQuest: The Adventure Card Game

by Cheeky Dingo Games

A cooperative card game for 1-4 players, you must guide Cutter and his band of elves through the trials and hardships that await them. This initial box set contains scenarios drawn from the comics, pitting your group against the hostile world outside of their idyllic woods.

Life can be difficult for the elves, even brutal, as you deal with fearful and violent humans, treacherous and manipulative trolls, and all manner of strange creatures and harsh environments.
Your quest will take you all over the rugged, unpredictable World of Two Moons. But not all your tribe can abandon hearth and home – there are children to be raised, food to be hunted and grown, shelter to be maintained. Who tackles the challenges that arise? Who strives to fill the larder and teach the cublings? Who decides? You do.


Smee

SENIOR EDITOR : Refined gamer, collector, consummate geek. Hoarder of miniatures, reluctant painter. My tastes run towards the strategic side of the fence, with city / civilization / empire builders at the focus. I've moved away from direct-conflict games these days, unless they're two-player or one versus many, so one can properly admire the beatdown put upon the opposing side. Yes, I've been known to wear hats with fuzzy ears on them.