Today we’ll show you 3 tabletop games coming to Kickstarter in September. A standalone expansion to a deck-building card game, an unique SF euro game and a new title in the bizarre universe of Deep Madness.
Omen: Heir to the Dunes – September 5th
The Omen Saga is a 2-player strategy card game series by John Clowdus. It consists of the core game and a number of independent expansions. Standalone campaigns take us to various places of the ancient world: from Rome to Persia. The newest expansion is going to deal with a certain ancient country with pharaohs, pyramids and a huge, life giving river called Nile. Egypt.
Omen: Heir to the Dunes is the next standalone expansion for Omen. It could easily be called “the biggest expansion” as there is so much packed into one box here. The expansion stuff isn’t limited to cards. There’s a new victory path and a proper set of new, godly factions: Horus and Anubis. Each of these two can grant you random bonuses – like drawing additional cards.
What about the replayability? You can add some elements from other Omen games and get a different experience each time you play. These who prefer solo modes, will also find a set of singleplayer rules in the box.
The campaign launches on September 5th.
Titan – September 7th
Remember when Kickstarter was used to crowdfund really original and insane ideas? An upcoming board game called Titan sure looks like it could be called both of these adjectives. An euro strategy game with a board shaped like a set of 3D rings (or a dish) screams both crazy and genius at the same time.
The game takes place on Titan (one of Saturn’s moons). The science has advanced enough for humans to begin mining operations on faraway celestial bodies. Players take on the roles of employees of one of the biggest corporations dealing with gathering space resources. To succeed you’ll have to use the so-called Stardrills, which act as neutral buildings usable by anyone. Players build pipe systems to connect with these points and get access to new, valuable minerals.
The resource related mechanics are also quite innovative. Some minable things can be dangerous in bigger quantities or even poison your cargo, making it less valuable at the end of the game. Finally: there are some more classic euro elements like goals granting score bonuses. Whoever has the most credits at the end becomes the winner.
Dawn of Madness – Mid / Late September
Dawn of Madness is the second project by Diemension Games after Deep Madness. The original used a setting mixing Cthulhu mythos with Alien-like story. The new game takes place in the very same universe.
In Dawn of Madness you start as an amnesiac person, who has found himself or herself in a world taken straight from bizarre dreams and nightmares. The place is` filled with monstrosities, that crawl around you and to your surprise… they look familiar. There are also other human beings around, and they’re lost as much as you are. The only way out is cooperating with them and trying to survive in this hellish place.
Dawn of Madness is aimed at 2-4 players, but there’s a solo mode included too. The game is fully cooperative and requires good teamwork to progress further. Single scenarios form a campaign filled with horror, mystery and giant bosses. The game also has has a complex system of choices that can affect many parts of your future adventure.
The campaign is planned for the second half of September. You can view the campaign draft here.