Meg’s Radar #21

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So apparently, it has already been a year since starting my blog. It has gone by so fast, but it has been a fun ride with lots of great games, comics, and books being shared with all of you. For now, I’ll just continue to do my thing and bring to you some more awesome projects to check out on KS. As always, thank you for reading and enjoy!

Launch Ladies by Jamey Erickson 

2e40a3bc039195b9ed1b741014e1caa4_originalLaunch Ladies is an illustrated book for children that will highlight the amazing women that have helped to launch us into space. The book will feature women who were involved in the birth of NASA all the way up to those leading programs that will someday get us to Mars. The final printing will be done in board book format, with full-colour pages. The book is aimed towards children eight months to 3 years old but would still make an excellent edition to a young child’s book collection. The campaign also offers a few other goodies for backers, including enamel pins, patches, and limited edition personalized books.         https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jameyerickson/launch-ladies-a-childrens-book-about-the-women-of

Days left in the campaign: 16

Pledge to get the book: $20

f7c3b651c09e8d86d11077eedeae8127_originalThis will be the third installation of Arcane Sally & Mr. Steam. In an effort to bring down an elusive mastermind, Lord Percival Cawthorne–a rogue agent of the crown–and his manservant Runnymede, team up with the mysterious and obstinate agent, Miss Sally. The man the seek must be brought to justice before he unleashes Lewis Carroll’s dangerous mathematical theories, thus changing reality as we know it. The story is filled with fisticuffs, reanimated enemies, and strong-willed women. The comic features Jefferson Costa’s unique art style and David Alton Hedges’s great story. If you haven’t read the series yet, you can pledge to get the digital copies for all of the issues thus far, including issue three. If you are into hard copies, pledge to get the special KS edition variant cover of #3, plus the standard covers for the first two issues. You can also snag yourself a sweet enamel pin and sticker to match. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dragabok/arcane-sally-and-mr-steam-3

Days left in the campaign: 12

Pledge to get a copy of issue #3: $15

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  • 2-4 Players
  • 30 Minutes
  • Age 10+

In CrossTalk, two teams go head-to-head, racing to guess secret keyword(s), but there’s a catch: both teams will be trying to guess the same secret keyword(s) and you won’t be giving clues to your own team! During each round, the clue-givers will choose the secret keyword(s), then they will each give their team a clue that only their team will know. Clue-givers will then take turns providing one-word clues to the opposite team, allowing them to make guesses about the secret keyword(s). The round ends when a team has made a correct guess, earning them one point. The game ends when a team has earned five points. This will be a great party game, especially for those who are fans of the Codenames and Times Up! franchises. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nauvoogames/crosstalk-the-party-game-of-subtle-conversation

Days left in the campaign: 23

Pledge to get the game: $29 ($27 if the Early Bird option is still available)

Mutant Crops by Aetheris Games

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  • 2-4 Players
  • 15-30 Minutes
  • Age 14+

In the future, agrotoxins have contaminated crops, causing something strange–and a little scary– to happen: the crops mutated into steak-eating monster fruits and veggies! No need to fret, though, over time we’ve learned to farm these mutations and still earn a decent profit. Mutant Crops is a light, worker placement game where players take on the role of a farmer tasked with growing and selling mutated crops. Players will use the twelve spots on the board to take actions, like buying plants, gathering resources, or watering their crops. The farmer with the most money at the end of the game will be declared the winner, and most skilled mutant plant farmer in the land. This can be a good intro to Euro games and will be a great option for those looking to get in a quick game that will still provide a challenge.                                                   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/holeshotheroes/mutant-crops-quick-worker-placement-tabletop-game

Days left in the campaign: 16

Pledge to get the game: $19

 

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Spotlight– Loaded Dice by Screech Dragon Studios

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What Ifs 

This will be a short spotlight, but I still hope everyone enjoys it. 🙂

Last week I was contacted by John over at Screech Dragon Studios about their project, Loaded Dice, that just hit Kickstarter. I immediately knew I wanted to do a larger feature on it. I put them on my Meg’s Radar list this past weekend as well. Anyway, I thought the project was brilliant.

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I grew up playing board games with my family, but there was a period of time where I just didn’t play any tabletop games at all. My friends at the time weren’t really into tabletop gaming, and I was a few years away from discovering today’s Euro games. I was just coming out of high school and starting college. I had moved out and was the quintessential broke college kid, except when it came to buying beers with my roommates of course. I’m wondering now, if these Loaded Dice glasses had existed when I was living with my roommates, if I would have been able to turn them into gamers too. Seriously, if beer was involved, they were in, so the chances were actually pretty good.

What’s On Tap

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Photo Credit: Loaded Dice Kickstarter campaign page

So, what exactly is Loaded Dice? Essentially, it is a set of drinking glasses, in various sizes, that can be used as dice. Imagine playing an RPG where you need to roll for an encounter, but instead of rolling dice like normal, you drink from your glass and wherever the liquid level is when you stop, is essentially what you rolled. Loaded Dice is that simple. In total, there are 6 glasses: A Four-Sided shot glass, Six-Sided double shot glass, Eight-Sided sampler, Ten-Sided tumbler, Twelve-Sided Old Fashioned, and a Twenty-Sided pint.

On the backs of each glass will be the numbers, starting with 1 at the top and all the way down to the final number at the bottom. If, for example, you were drinking from the Twenty-Sided pint, you would have to chug the whole drink to “roll” a twenty. The same goes for the other glasses and their corresponding highest number. So, you will always be trying to drink more rather than less. Print Continue reading