Weekly Kickstarter Round Up: Wednesday 21 July 2021

21 July 2021
What are you backing this week?

Welcome to another Kickstarter Round Up! This week we've got some surreal RPGs – be you an animal, or a liar who can manipulate reality – a game that asks you to demonstrate your humanity, fighting cars in a deathly race, and more. 


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Animal Adventures: The Faraway Sea 

Why should humans have all the fun? This project from Steamforged brings a magical fog known as the Rift, to Animal Adventures, which, as the title suggests, is a roleplaying game centred around playing as specific animals. Here, you can be an albatross, an alpaca, a fox, goat, Koala, orangutan, otter, pig, rabbit, or red panda, alongside a variety of classes. Plus, if you pledge for certain levels you can pick up the Kickstarter exclusive Baby Kraken, which can only be described as adorable.

Is it funded? Yes

What’s the pledge to get a copy? £25 for a printed campaign guide

When does it end? Friday, July 30th, 2021

Where is it? Find the Faraway Sea on Kickstarter

You can also read about Family Friendly RPGs by clicking here!


This new project from Man O' Kent Games is a 2-6 player, pocket sized filler game using image interpretation and controlled communication. Players will take turns to communicate their humanity using abstract images, and to win, all you'll need to do is connect.

Is it funded? Not Yet

What’s the pledge to get a copy? £10

When does it end? Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Where is it? Can you show off your humanity?

Glenn Ford, the designer of Turing, was at our Virtual show with Mike Hutchinson! You can watch their roadmap below:

Death Roads: All Stars 

A car fighting board game in a dystopian future, this game sees you take part in a thrilling TV show, putting your car and your life on the line for a chance at a golden ticket to paradise. You'll choose your car, driver, and weapon, whilst also managing the cars condition and handling, switching gears and playing cards. Destroy other drivers before they destroy you!

Is it funded? Yes

What’s the pledge to get a copy? $49 (about £36)

When does it end? Wednesday, July 28th 2021

Where is it? Start your engines

For more petrol-fuelled mayhem, check out our feature with Mike Hutchinson, creator of Gaslands

How to build Tabletop Terrain: Gaming Boards 

In a similar vibe to our popular Miniature Wargames Feature (hobby tips), this book offers you a step by step guide for creating tabletop terrain, and gaming boards, in a 200 page A4 sized book. It'll explain the materials you may need, the tools you'll be using, painting guides, terrain tutorials, and applying this knowledge to future projects. 

Is it funded? Yes

What’s the pledge to get a copy? €49 (about £43)

When does it end? Sunday, August 15th 2021

Where is it? Enhance your hobby

If you're looking to build even more, check out our tips on building mud bases, rock outcrops, or find even more in Miniature Wargames magazine

On Mars: Alien Invasion by Vital Lacerda & Ian O'Toole

Described as a "somewhat cooperative expansion to On Mars", the game narrative players over four chapters of story, with new ways to expand upon and play the base game, On Mars. You'll need to have a copy of the base game in order to play. 

Is it funded? Yes

What’s the pledge to get a copy? $49 (about £36)

When does it end? Friday, July 30th 2021

Where is it? Make your way to Mars


In the footsteps of the Mad Wizard: Forbidden Psalm Expansion 

Miniature gaming inspired by Mork Borg (if the art didn't give it away!), this is a 28mm miniatures agnostic game, with solo and coop rules, picking up the narrative from Forbidden Psalm from where it left off. Your warband of five greedy souls will face trials, treasure, recruit pets, and die in horrible ways. 

Is it funded? Yes

What’s the pledge to get a copy? £18 (for a physical copy)

When does it end? Wednesday, August 18 2021

Where is it? A best possible death

Read our interview with the creators of Mork Borg

The Devil Made Us Do it 

Save existence by bending reality to create the perfect heist – sounds great, right? You're master thieves – from the future – and you're a special kind of liar, where your lies come true. When you lie to reality, you change it... but you're not the only liar out there. Grabbing the essence of your fixes and making it your own, they're calling Stealing Stories from the Devil...

Plus, zero prep!


Is it funded? Yes

What’s the pledge to get a copy? $70 (about £52) for the entire game

When does it end? Saturday, August 14 2021

Where is it?

More from Monte Cook – read our review of The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game for Numenera

Lancaster Board & Sword

We like to end a KS Round up with something a little board game adjacent, and a board game cafe in Lancaster seems the perfect way to do it! This FLGS is moving to a cafe, offering more space, more tables, food, drinks, and those all important games. This Kickstarter has funded, but with anything extra , in their words, "it could be even more awesome". 

Is it funded? Yes

What’s the pledge to get a copy? £1+ (pledges include a day of free gaming, your name on the wall, a mug, etc)

When does it end? Friday, August 13th 2021

Where is it? Support this FLGS here

Take a look at an early Shop Spotlight we did, taking a look at Spirit Games


That's all for this week! Be sure to let us know what you're backing, and if there's anything you've got your eye on.


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