Judging from my blog traffic in the last couple of days, you’d think there is something pretty cool coming out on Kickstarter today.
I couldn’t imagine what it might be.
What’s that? Check my email?
Terraforming Mars: Turmoil just dropped on the crowdfunding platform this morning!
It’s designed by Jacob Fryxelius with art by Isaac Fryxelius and published by Stronghold Games in North America.
I know people were holding their breath to see how it would do when it arrived, and they needn’t have worried about passing out. I’m sure they hit the target in probably 30 seconds or so. As I write this, it’s currently at $181,000 of the $20,000 goal, probably about 3-4 hours after landing.
Anyway, in honour of this great series of games coming out in a shiny new boxed set with all new card art and the like, I thought it would be nice to touch base with the designer of the game, Tom Cleaver.
Tom graciously consented to answer a few questions that I posed him, not just about the Premium Edition but also about games in general.
Yes, this huge edition contains all three Valley of the Kings games (base game, Afterlife, and Last Rites) designed by Tom Cleaver with art by Banu Andaru and Matt Paquette and published by Alderac Entertainment Group.
The second and third games are standalone expansions that can be combined or mixed with the base.
We now have some more information other than what we had before, and it looks like an interesting campaign.
One of the popular games in the last couple of years has been Lorenzo Il Magnifico, a game about, well, an Italian guy named Lorenzo in Renaissance Italy. (Amazing how that works).
The game, designed by Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli, and Simone Luciani, came out in 2016 and was published by Cranio Creations (published in North America by CMON, I think?).
And now it’s coming to digital (Steam, at least) with a Kickstarter that opened a few days ago and has already funded 10 times over. The Steam version has been developed by Cranio Creations (so they’re keeping it in-house).
Having never played the board game (though I’m hoping to rectify that soon), let’s blurb this thing!