The October craziness is continuing into November, with plenty of interesting Kickstarter campaigns out there to tempt a solo gamer. Here are a few highlights for this week:
1) Sword & Sorcery: Ancient Chronicles
If you liked Sword & Sorcery, now there is more! It's basically a new cycle of S&S adventures, with plenty of new miniatures, characters, scenarios, and stretch goals. It is also standalone—you do not need the original core set to play and enjoy this game. You can start your S&S journey right here, if you want to. There is a big push with this campaign to get you to back the KS, and it's pretty clear that the only way to get the fanciest version of this game is to back it now. However, the base price is $120, and I personally don't have that, so I guess I'll get the plebeian edition when it eventually comes to retail.
2) Atlantis Rising
Atlantis Rising is a cooperative worker placement game with a pretty great player count range of 1–6. Atlantis is flooding, and its people are in danger. You (and potentially friends) will take charge as leaders of Atlantis, and you'll be trying to lead everyone to safety by creating a cosmic gate. This game has been out of print for some time, so I am glad to see its return. Also, it combines two elements that I normally don't see together—cooperative gaming and worker placement. I am all for it!
3) The Crusoe Crew
Van Ryder games is at it again, publishing some really interesting game books that push the boundaries of books and of gaming. In The Crusoe Crew, you'll be working through a cooperative story—in other words, we are dealing with a graphic novel adventure that can be played by more than one person. (I'm not good at sharing, but still, this is cool!) You'll be working with your crew to explore islands, solve puzzles, and collect interesting artifacts. I am extremely curious about this one, and I will probably go for it. Van Ryder has yet to let me down as a solo player. I'd also love to try this one co-op, because I think it could be a very good experience in my school's game club.