OK, OK I know I said I wasn't going to cover anymore crowd funding projects on this Blog, but it's closing days of this pretty darn successful Relic Knights Kickstarter, and I just wanted to remind people of its existence. I'm sure the vast majority of you already knew about it already, and I'm sure those of you who want to have already pledged, but it can't hurt bringing it up again can it? I was actually just starting to pull together the strands of a 'Game That Intrigues Me article' when the Kickstarter actually went live and I thought "huh, what a coincidence". I'll still be posting that article eventually, just when I have a bit more info and time to do it now as there is more and more information flooding out about the game now. For now how about watching the promo video for Relic Knights:
I know the aesthetics won't be to everyone's taste, the sugary sweet primary colours and it has all the hallmarks of being heavy on the 'fan service' side of things... but I can't help but smile when I see the bright and vibrant universe Soda Pop Miniatures have created for Relic Knights. So much of what we play in our hobby is so grim, post apocalyptic and yeah OK dark. There's also copious amounts of seriousness involved in what is essentially a silly past time where grown ups play with toy soldiers. So to see a game that places its tongue firmly in cheek and is up for having a bit of fun, sometimes even at its own expense is great! Honestly, I think Relic Knights looks like a breath of fresh air if you ask me, not just in terms of the miniatures themselves, which are all really well realised in their chosen aesthetic art-form, and masterfully brought to life by their various sculptors... BUT... the pretty cool looking play mechanics too. I'm hoping I get to interview John Caddice at some point to ask him some further questions for you all with regards Relic Knights, and maybe their other products. Oh yeah, I do already own a few of their Relic Knight miniatures and I happen to think they're pretty darn cool, it was these miniatures that convinced me it was a Kickstarter worth supporting.
|Who doesn't love a good looking hardback rulebook?|
I'm not going to run through all the various options and add on sales because that's really boring and pointless at this point, plus you guys can read about all that shenanigans yourself if you really want to over at the campaign any way. Suffice to say I've gone for the 'Saviour of the universe' level at $100, yeah I missed out on the early bird $90 offer. For this I get two faction starters, one rulebook, two special edition figures, a signed lithograph and a whole heap of other stuff and bonuses, which I think are well worth it. It's this level that seems to be the sweet spot with the add on deals as well, although I guess if you were feeling really flush the 'Double Saviour of the universe' level at $190 or the 'Gotta Catch em All' (or triple saviour deal) are also bargainlicious too. Any way they already got to $435,313 when I last looked and cleared the $430,000 stretch goal target that unlocked the SDE Calico Kate & Skully. The next stretch goal is $460,000, which will double the amount of elite troops in each starter set. There's only 5 days of this Kickstarter to go before you've missed out forever, so perhaps you should take a closer look and decide if it is for you. Peace out!
|Ooooh look loads of added optional extras!!!|