Designed by Eric Lang and with some amazing miniatures from Studio McVey and artist Adrian Smith, Blood Rage is a game about Viking clans fighting over Ragnorak, the Viking apocalypse. I’m excited for this game just because of the pedigree of the people involved. Eric Lang is quickly becoming one of my favourite game designers because of his amazing back catalogue of work such as Warhammer 40,000 Conquest, X-Com and Marvel Dicemasters and Mike McVey is a bit of a childhood hero of mine, I marvelled at his work in White Dwarf every month during the 90’s.
There’s also an interesting take on death. Vikings want to die honourably in battle so having your best Viking warriors killed gains you victory points; it’s a fascinating concept that hopefully leads to more battles and less turtling.
There’s no need to worry about this Kickstarter funding, we’re less than 24 hours into the project and the game has already raised over $150,000! I think 2015 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet in Kickstarter funding, even if you ignore Exploding Kitties, Conan made an absolute mint and Thunderbirds is going bonkers.
Blood Rage is on Kickstarter now.