Every Saturday, we take a look at notable and interesting Tabletop campaigns ending in the next week. We focus on RPG settings & adventures, accessories, and medium-heavy board games with interesting themes.
A bundle of sea-based adventures for 5th Edition D&D. This is a “quickstarter” and is running for only about two weeks. The creators behind this “Limitless Adventures” have a large catalog of well-received sourcebooks and RPG modules.
We backed the base version of Avalon Solo Adventures just to take a look at how the system worked. This is basically a way to play through a series of combat scenarios with a structured format. It does require a bit of creativity and imagination on your part and is a bit less structured than other solo RPG products like “Four Against Darkness.” Despite the relatively freeform game design, using 5th edition rules is appealing and is great if you like to think about 5E combat and 5E class builds, it’s an interesting way to explore the expansive ruleset.
This expansion provides more solo adventures and is following immediately after the quick delivery of the first Kickstarter.
ZFigs is another modular dungeon-building system designed for people who want something cheaper than Dwarven Forge. The interesting thing with this terrain is that its pieces kind of lock into place so they don’t move around as much as you play. You do get quite a bit for your dollar here, but this Kickstarter hasn’t caught much interest, and probably won’t hit its $70,000 goal. Likely due to the somewhat bland campaign.
On the other hand, we have this campaign which is anything but bland. This is only for .STLs (3D Printable terrain), but these structures look like they come right out of Heroes of Might and Magic, and would add interesting flavor to any campaign. You an get all of the blueprints to build the Elf, Dwarf, and Demon factions for just over $100 USD.
This campaign is to get a blacksmith who specializes in creating hand-forged dice started as a full-time business. It looks like it’s going to happen as he’s already raised $70,000 for this campaign. What’s a hand-forged die going to set you back? $80 for a D20, $260 for a polyhedral set!
It’s rare to see an innovative miniature product in the Sci-Fi arena, but these tanks are a great concept. This campaign offers modular STL parts for printing a fully modular and easy-to-print tank to be used in futuristic miniatures games.
This campaign feature sci-fi terrain that can be built with cards. This allows for a relatively cheap way to build a complex and interesting battlefield for your Warhammer and other sci-fi miniatures games.
These miniatures are set in a world where pirate goblins are able to entice dragons with farm animals. Need we say more? Several fantastic sculpts for those looking to expand their goblin ranks.
Board & Card Games
Nemo’s War is a popular nautical mixed-strategy game (8.1 BGG #422 All-Time). It’s most notable for it’s great solo play which has got it a lot of attention from the vocal solo players. This campaign is for two small expansions. They feature new motivations for Nemo, and new adventure cards. The base game plus the expansions will set you back $75.
This is a pretty straightforward card battle game, but we wanted to feature it due to it’s unique setting (Slavic fantasy), and the great artwork and design.
This new boardgame from the designer of the mediocre Last Friday (6.50 BGG) and Stay Away (6.2 BGG) horror games. What makes this Kickstarter notable is the introduction of the “Fusion System.” This is an interesting idea where you’ll be required to take a real life action to make an in-game action. For instance you may need a batteries in your house of a particular type to use a flashlight you find in the game. Pretty interesting idea (but feels a bit gimmicky here.)
This is a civilization building and dueling game that looks kind of like Neuroshima Hex with resources instead of battles. You’ll be selecting a fantasy civ (mountain, desert, water, etc.), and vying for territory in order to score points by owning the most in a territory when it scores. This is a first created/first designer game, but it does have nice production design, and the design of the gameplay looks solid.
This card game has a great “conte crayon” look to it that evokes the sort of medieval style the game is going for with its demons. In the game, you will be competing to take control more souls than your opponent demons. The base game is 20 GBP but an expansion is offered as well for 30.
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*None of the campaigns mentioned here are sponsored or influenced via payment, prize or other means. If we know or have a connection to someone running the campaign, we will mention it in the campaign notes. If there is a campaign you think should be mentioned here, please e-mail us and tell us what makes it special and we'll review!