Category Archives: CROWDFUNDING

CROWDFUNDING: EVIL DEAD 2 THE OFFICIAL BOARD GAME

avatar-scottwoodardmeavatarjessIt’s a great time to be an EVIL DEAD fan! There’s the stunning ASH VS. EVIL DEAD series on Starz (see our post of the latest trailer and more), and now an exciting new Kickstarter is hoping to bring a 100% official EVIL DEAD 2 board game to your doors!

The crowdfunding effort has already surpassed its goal of $70,000, reaching nearly $100,000 as we post this, but with a month left to go, there’s plenty of time to be part of this project, inspire more stretch goals, and get in on all the Deadite-fighting action! Here’s a glimpse of some of the game in development, and below that a description from the Kickstarter site:

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The officially licensed Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the tabletop experience Evil Dead 2 fans have been dying for–featuring at least 8 custom figures with art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the cult classic film. 2-6 players will work together in 60–90 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil deadites themselves.

Go now and add your support! Who knows, you might be the one that finds the missing pages of the Ex-Mortis in time to drive those Deadites back to their own dark dimension once and for all!

CROWDFUNDING: MUTANT CRAWL CLASSICS

avatar-scottwoodardScott here to tell you all about an exciting new Kickstarter for an RPG called…MUTANT CRAWL CLASSICS!

The year is 1978. People are flocking to the theaters to check out movies like DAWN OF THE DEAD and SUPERMAN. Novels like THE STAND by Stephen King and SPLINTER OF THE MIND’S EYE by Alan Dean Foster are published, and way, way up in the town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, a little company known as TSR Games (the company that released the first edition of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS four years prior) unleashes a post-apoc tabletop roleplaying game called GAMMA WORLD!

Co-designed by James M. Ward (METAMORPHOSIS ALPHA) and Gary Jaquet, GAMMA WORLD was set in 2471, over a century after a second nuclear war (referred to as “the Apocalypse”) had devastated the planet. Players took on the roles of mutated humans, robots, sentient plants, and other oddballs befitting such a far-out setting.

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Over the decades, GAMMA WORLD has been re-tooled and re-released in several different editions; some from TSR, and some from other publishers like Sword and Sorcery Studios in 2003. Six years ago, while DUNGEONS & DRAGONS was in its fourth incarnation, Wizards of the Coast released the 7th edition of the game that boasted compatibility with 4E (even going so far as to officially title it the D&D GAMMA WORLD ROLEPLAYING GAME: A D&D GENRE SETTING). While this was a fun and well-designed game in its own right, after Wizards published only a couple supplements, it – like fourth edition DUNGEONS & DRAGONS – soon went the way of all out-of-print RPGs.

Recently, the rising “Old School Renaissance” in tabletop roleplaying game circles has spawned a number of retro-clones and newly designed systems that embrace old school game mechanics. One of the more successful of these is DUNGEON CRAWL CLASSICS published by Goodman Games. Imagine a mighty, 500-page door stopper of a tome with black-and-white art and a system that utilizes a wide array of polyhedral dice including 5, 16, and 24-sided dice!

The next logical step for Goodman Games is a return to the mutant-stricken, post-nuclear world of GAMMA WORLD, so right now they are seeking support via Kickstarter for MUTANT CRAWL CLASSICS. MCC is fully compatible with DUNGEON CRAWL CLASSICS, and for only $40 USD you can snag the color hardcover edition, while just $60 gets you the deluxe foil edition!

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It’s time to party in the post-holocaust with MUTANT CRAWL CLASSICS from Goodman Games! Don your gas masks and your anti-rad suits and pledge now!

CROWDFUNDING: STRANGE ARCANA

As per the project’s newly launched Kickstarter campaign from Sigil Entertainment Group, STRANGE ARCANA: The Stars Are Right “is a mind-bending collection of eldritch horror stories set in a weird, dangerous universe, where superheroes must face immensely powerful ancient beings, crazed doomsday cultists, and a dark secret they all share.”

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The project needs your help to become a magical reality, which will include a “128-page color volume with a collection of eight original illustrated short stories and an epic 24-page comic finale,” as well as ebooks, a 54-card deck, a t-shirt, and more. And if that isn’t enough, our own Arnold T. Blumberg – the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD himself – is penning one of the anthology’s tales! “An Age Yet to Come” will feature the Guru of the Gnostic Graces, Doctor Noir (seen below)!

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Check out the details and support STRANGE ARCANA by clicking the link in the first paragraph or on either picture above!