We’re switching things up a bit this month with the Kickstarter Roundup: In addition to board games we’re also going to be talking about other cool things ready and waiting to be backed over on Kickstarter!
So without further ado, let’s do this thing!
First up is Victoriana!
The setting: Victorian London. A conspiracy is afoot that threatens all of England and the Queen. A team of intrepid investigators, each with their own special abilities, must work together to uncover three crucial elements – mastermind, plot and locale – to save the day.
Victoriana has a lot going for it: a cool theme, interesting mechanics and even literary undertones! Now, the Moose love their co-operative games so when you take that as a basis for a board game and then add in solving conspiracies and intrigue as famous literary/historical characters (seriously, you can be Sherlock Holmes or even Wilhelmina Harker!) you’ve whipped up combination that makes the Moose perk up, antlers and all, in their seats.
Beyond that, Victoriana features some absolutely gorgeous conceptual artwork and a plot that sees the players working together to save Queen and Country. The setting of Victorian London particularly appeals to Cole (an Ex-Londoner). There are also some great add-ons (including a time traveler addition)!
Base Pledge: $69 (plus free shipping within the United States!)
Project Ends: October 13th, 2016
A comics anthology about queer witches of color for ages 14 and up!
17 different queer, female, bigender and demigirl creators of color collaborated to make this anthology of 15 stories and are now on Kickstarter raising money to cover print costs and pay the creators. The anthology centres around the witch as a figure of power, influence and defiance and is set to explore this complex and intriguing figure of culture, literature and history form a variety of fascinating perspectives.
So, in short: this is going to be an AWESOME comics anthology centered around an amazing theme plus it’s wonderfully queer? That has the Moose stamp of approval all over it.
Base Pledge: $15 (Digital), $20 (Print)
Project Ends: October 7th, 2016
An anthology of short stories celebrating the massive amount of wonderful stories from the Hugo Awards long list!
This is a really exciting Kickstarter. Every year there are numerous wonderful stories nominated for the Hugo Awards that don’t make it onto the shortlist. This anthology collects as many titles from that long list as possible into one convenient volume. If the base goal is met the short stories will be included (from writers such as Amal El-Mohtar, Aliette de Bodard and Alyssa Wong). Stretch goals will allow novelettes and novellas to be included as well!
If you’re a fan of shorter style science fiction fantasy fiction this is an awesome Kickstarter for you! There are pledge options for both ebook and print formats, priced accordingly, so the expense is minimal and definitely a deal conserving everything you get in return! And, if you are willing to shell out some extra cash and move fast, there are pledge options where you can get critiques from writers like Sunil Patel and Erica Satifka!
Plus, how awesome is the concept art for the cover by Galen Dara?
Base Pledge: $10 (Ebook), $30 (Print & Ebook)
Project Ends: October 17th, 2016
First question: Are you a cat person? (Because the Killer Moose are! Though, honestly, we love most animals.) Second question: Do you like sushi? (Because the Killer Moose do!)
If the answer to both of those questions was a resounding “YES!” then these catnip infused sushi cat toys are exactly for you. They are adorable and wonderfully themed. Plus: KITTIES.
Base Pledge: $18 (4pc Maki Roll Set), $25 (4pc Nigiri Set), $40 (8pc Set)
Project Ends: October 4th, 2016