Despite having very little time to game or write over the last couple of weeks it’s still been a pretty good time for building the collection with 3 Kickstarters delivering something in the last 10 days or so. I’ll be coving all of these in a little more detail soon but I thought it’d be fun to take a quick look at what I’ve received.
So first up to deliver was Tiny Epic Galaxies, Kickstarter Deluxe. This is the one I was most excited about, since I played the Print and Play back while the campaign was still live. Tiny Epic Galaxies is a great game and the production value of the contents is very high.
Next up came an add on to a Kickstarter (though it was funded via Kickstarter in its own campaign that I wasn’t part of)- Horror on the Orient Express of Call of Cthulhu 6th/7th edition.
Horror on the Orient Express is that last of the great Cthulhu adventures that I needed for my collection. I’d looked at trying to get a copy of the original 1991 version a number of times but I’d never managed to pull the trigger on it, either through price or condition. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s been a long wait for this, I paid over 2 years ago and I still don’t have a single hard copy from the actual campaign I backed, but damn this is a stunning set.
Now, as I said above, I’ll do a whole unboxing article on this one, but I’ll run through a little bit of what you get inside-
You get a whole load of books in the set, 6 (7 including the Orient Express Guide Book for the players) to be exact running to over pages in total. One of the books is 200 pages long and is just player hand outs. On top of that you get the Simulacrum pieces, a cardboard knife, a poster sized Scroll of the Head handout (plus instructions on how to cut it up to make the scroll), a bunch of posters detailing each of the train carriages as well as a map of Europe and several prop handouts.
This is such an exceptional set, probably the very best boxed set, of any game I own. The production values are amazing, and the value for money, especially at the price I paid, is very, very good. I’m so pleased that this set was reprinted and given a complete makeover from start to finish. This goes to prove that when Kickstarter works, it can produce something outstanding.
The last thing I received was Epic Card Game with it’s Year One promos.
I bought into this one purely on the basis that it’s made by White Wizard Games, who made the outstanding Star Realms. For all intents and purposes the game is Magic The Gathering, but in a Living Card Game format, making it significantly cheaper to play. From just the starter box for Epic you can play up to 4 player draft tournaments, something basically impossible with standard Magic boxes. I also got the Year One Promos, extra tokens and God and Demi-God Deck cards, which add just a little bit extra to the game.
I haven’t had a chance to play it yet but it look like good fun and the artwork on the cards is exceptional, it’s clear that a lot of hard work went into commissioning and selecting the art for the game.
So that’s my week in Kickstarter. It was a pretty awesome week to get everything delivered at the same time, even more so because I hadn’t just paid for and ordered it, so it felt a little bit like I was getting presents and I do love getting presents.