I'll be real with you: There aren't any Kickstarter campaigns that are catching my attention right now (I already wrote about Dungeon Alliance). If you're into Run, Fight, or Die, that campaign is coming to a close.
I'm kind of glad, though. When there are too many Kickstarter campaigns going, I get a little stressed out. Am I getting a better deal if I back now? Would I be better off waiting for retail? ...Is it a gamble to wait for retail? As our hobby grows and the market shifts, and as the life cycle of most games grows shorter, it's hard to decide whether something is essential or whether you should give it a miss and wait for better games. (And as a reviewer, I am always wondering which games I need to pick up for my site, since I am buying for myself but also for my potential readers.)
So here are some Kickstarter projects that I personally did back, and that I'm waiting for:
1. 1066: Tears to Many Mothers and Gloom of Kilforth
I am genuinely excited to play these. They were originally supposed to arrive in July 2018, but this is Kickstarter we're talking about, so I don't mind a wait. 1066 is a history-themed card game, and Gloom of Kilforth is a fantasy adventure card game. Both are from Tristan Hall, and both look very promising.
2. Aeon's End: Legacy
Aeon's End may be my favorite solo deck builder, so there is always room for more of it in my collection. I can't wait to start with my own novice breach mage and help him or her develop into a total badass—a badass who can then be mixed and matched with all of the other stuff I've picked up for this game. Many hours of fun are ahead for me when that package arrives at my door!
I had never done work for a Kickstarter campaign until Unbroken, and I am so glad that this is the first game I chose to preview. I really like Unbroken, and I can't wait to get my very own hot-off-the-press final copy. It's good fun with a lot of focus on the solo experience, and I expect to enjoy exploring it for a good long time.