Villagers, Cupcakes, and yet more DICE

Welcome back to Kickin’ Starters – my unending addiction to crowdfunding campaigns. As always – I’ve mostly found more dice and more games!

Dice Potion Bag

No one is surprised that there is yet another dice based campaign. I might just make a point to always find one, just to prove that there is ALWAYS a dice-based crowd fund out there.

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This one is crazy superfluous but like. It’s so pretty. Like. SO PRETTY. Look at that?! It makes me think of Renaissance festivals meets D&D supplies. It’s just a set of pretty polyhedrals in a vial, and then in an equally pretty potion bag, made from genuine leather, and in a variety of colours. Clips on to things too, so you always have dice on you! Really, it’s about being prepared. You never know when you’re going to be asked to roll initiative! You could be in an airport terminal, or on a bus, or on top of the CN Tower, and if someone yells “ROLL INITIATIVE” and you don’t have dice, you know you’ve just basically rolled a Nat 1. So good luck surviving that, buddy.

I think my favourite part is the first stretch goal, which they have fortunately already hit, where you can personalize the bag with your own name. You can put your real name, or even your character name. Or some crazy cool nickname. I can’t think of one you can use right now, but I’m sure there’s a name generator for that.

This project had one of those extended runs, and so is already crazy funded. Because let’s be honest – us tabletop nerds just LOVE useless dice stuff. So if you haven’t already, you still have nearly a month left to back this beautiful thing. No one should be surprised that I already want this.

Villagers

It’s really hard to find single player games. I know there’s a bunch out there, but really, they’re few and far between. Not that I play many games by my lonesome, but there are times where I REALLY want to play something and don’t really have any options asides Solitaire. And I’m really tired of solitaire. So when I found Villagers, I got really excited, as it’s one of those games that has a solo player option, as well as up to five.

The concept is pretty easy – card drafting game where you’re trying to build the most prosperous village. In solo mode, you’re playing against the machinations of a vile Countess. It already has a mini-expansion unlocked too for it! It was fully funded within 3 hours and has decimated its initial goal. The reviews and videos on it so far make it seem like a simple yet enjoyable game that would be a great addition to any game room collection.

Creatures & Cupcakes

Alright, so this was just too cute and ridiculous to not include this one. The whole goal is to get cupcakes and feed your creatures in order to crush your opponents. Simple. Also, it’s a $15 game. Like solo games, that’s a rarity in this day and age. This gives me serious Neopets nostalgia though, which might have been what sold me to begin with. While not the strongest crowd fund out there, if you have little kids, it might be right up THEIR alley. Admittedly, the more I look at it, the more I’m unsure if I should reactivate my Neopets account or go shake down a bakery and get a mad sugar high. I’m not even sure I want this game, but it’s just the ridiculous amount of adorable that pulled me in. I don’t think I have much more to say!

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Like seriously. This looks like Neopets all over.

That’s it for this week’s finds! What have you backed lately? Share it with us in the comments or on twitter @chaoticrogueentertainment #kickinstarter

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