Kickstarter is alive, well, and full of very interesting projects! This is the month in which my wallet gently weeps.
1. Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars
It's no secret that I'm a fan of Roll Player. So there's no way I'm going to miss this expansion, which adds new monsters, new characters, and pets. Awesome fantasy pets! There's also a big box version of the expansion, which will come in a box designed to hold the base game, Monsters & Minions, and Fiends & Familiars. This was an instaback for me.
2. The Isle of Cats
Frank West, designer of City of Kings, has a new game out--Isle of Cats! Ok, so officially the title starts with "the," but just say Isle of Cats out loud and you'll understand why I never intend to use the full title outside of formal review settings. In this game, your goal is to rescue cats from an island by fitting them onto your boat in the correct configurations. This is much more difficult than you'd think, because, well, cats—and polyominoes, which basically means Patchwork, plus cats. This premise has me hooked, and I am excited to get a crack at the full game.
3. Dwellings of Eldervale
I haven't been tracking this game very closely, but the art looks great. This game has a lot going on—asymmetrical factions, but also worker placement and area control. It has a fantasy theme, so you should expect some big monster fights, as well as interesting magical discoveries. If you're into deluxe add-ons, Dwellings of Eldervale also has some pretty swank-looking minis. It looks like there's a lot going on here, and I am planning to take a closer look at this one myself.