Attack of the steampunk furries
I haven’t posted about a Kickstarter project for a while. I’ve backed a few recently (mostly small and cheap ones), but I’m trying to not get into having a “Kickstarter Corner” on the blog so I’ll just post about the ones that particularly tickle me.
And the game that has done the tickling recently is Oddball Aeronauts, which is basically a small card battle game based largely on Top Trumps and themed with anthropomorphised animals flying around in airships. The idea is that while you do the statistic matching as per the perennial kids’ game (that Miss B absolutely loves, incidentally, especially her Doctor Who deck), you have the choice of boosting the statistics of your first card by using the one or two cards behind it in the deck. Plus there are assorted special effects that switch things around a bit, all adding to what looks like some meaningful decision making.
Miss B was totally sold after watching a couple of the videos on the Kickstarter page, and I figure this looks like it should at least be a fun, portable filler game — one of the major selling points is that you don’t even need a table to play on.
So, if this looks like your sort of thing then Oddball Aeronauts’ Kickstarter is running for about another week. It’s British too, which is nice to see.