As usual, Kickstarter continues to feature interesting new games to play. Here are a few of the possibilities that caught my eye this week:
Direwild is a deck builder that is combined with combat on a tactical map. You are an Animist able to summon and combine various adorable yet deadly creatures. The object of the game is to defeat Karn, a corrupted Animist who controls distorted creatures of his own. I am a sucker for deck builders, and Direwild looks like it deploys a lot of interesting mechanics. Whether they all fit together seamlessly, and whether the theme of the came comes through clearly, I do not know. But I'm definitely curious.
2. Heroes of Darkwell
Again, I am a total sucker for deck builders, and Heroes of Darkwell looks like it's trying to do interesting things by combining an old school RPG feel with deck building mechanics. The main problem is, I can't find much about this game at all outside of one set of videos featured on the Kickstarter page. I'd really like to read some more buzz about this one before taking the plunge. Funding has been sluggish on this campaign so far, so I have a feeling that other gamers are watching and waiting like I am.
I know, I know. Sorcerer, a new release by White Wizard Games, is listed as a game for 2–4 players. But my Star Realms is one of the only games my boyfriend will play with me, which guarantees that I will give Sorcerer a serious look. Also, there have been indications on BGG that there will be a solo expansion in the future. Consider my interest piqued.
As usual, there is plenty of interesting stuff to look at on Kickstarter this week. Maybe too much interesting stuff! How do you choose which projects to back when there is just so much out there?