As Kickstarters are transitory, I don’t want to wait till the current DB flurry is done to mention these.
There are two KS projects that I’m currently backing which I thought might be of interest. I’ve got nothing to do with either apart from being a backer.
The first is Norsaga.
This looks like a fun little filler card game that might also be playable with spouses and non-geeks. Always useful to have more of those. Plus it’s inexpensive, and isn’t doubled by the shipping costs. All good. Have a look at the game play video on the KS page for a straightforward demo.
The second KS I currently like is a small set of miniatures called Colony 87.
They’re sculpted by Michael Anderson who I know from my days with Fanatic, when I was Game Producer for Necromunda. He made a couple of miniatures for me then (though I’m not sure they were ever released).
Very retro Necromunda/Rogue Trader in style, which should appeal to the Oldhammer crowd.
What do I want them for? No idea, really. I just thought they looked like a bit of fun. They actually make me think more of Laserburn and Traveller than Necromunda, but having had years of fun with both those games I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
Who are these figures though? What do they represent? Who knows? The universe is a big place, and it’s easy to imagine another alien culture or two if you feel the need to justify them. I just rather like the idea of having more non-combatants. We’ve got any number of armoured human troopers to pick from, but too few good SF civilians.