It’s another double-header week, as Episode 251 features the return of two great writers as they update us on their latest projects!
While we don’t share every Kickstarter campaign, there are few worth making note of. One current campaign features a baseball player turned spy, teaming with a polar explorer as they try and solve a international mystery.
It’s weird the way things happen. Last year, we had our exclusive first look at the Ghostbusters board game during Nerdtacular 2015. Then a few months ago, we sat down to record a Munchkin Land episode where we finally got to play the game (no, it hasn’t been released yet, that’s how far ahead we are). During that recording, I mentioned a new Kickstarter for a game sequel should happen in 2016, and now it is!
IDW Games is set to launch a Kickstarter campaign of radical proportions! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, designed by Kevin Wilson, is a scenario-driven, miniatures-based combat board game, and its Kickstarter campaign is live now, featuring a host of exclusive gaming and publishing content, including an exclusive April O’Neil Hero Pack!
Alterna launched its Kickstarter campaign to print several books the celebrates the ten years the company has been in business.
Journey Question, the popular online fantasy/comedy adventure series is ready for season 3. The only thing holding the creators back is the budget, and they’ve gone to Kickstarter to raise the funds.
Cubicle 7 Entertainment has announced that it is releasing new storytelling cards based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos.
If you play Changeling: The Dreaming is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the game by launching a Kickstarter campaign to get a deluxe edition of the game in your hands.
Matt Knicl, who used to work at Wizards of the Cast on Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, has launched a new Kickstarter to support his roleplaying card game, Tales of Arcana.
I love variety in my comics reading, and one of my favorite webcomics/trade paperbacks is the Vattu series from creator Evan Dahm, who I talk with during this 206th episode of my Wayne’s Comics Podcast. The first volume, called Vattu: the Name & the Mark, got me hooked when I met Evan at this year’s Heroes Con in North Carolina. He’s now in the middle of a current Kickstarter.com project for his second book, Vattu: the Sword & the Sacrament.
This week, I talk with Russell Brettholtz, the creator of an excellent comic called Side-Kicked, which was recently released in trade paperback and in individual issues on comixology.com. Russell discusses how a real-life experience led him to create this title, how he brought his team together, and also how this book examines what makes a person a hero and how a sidekick compares to those who take the lead in saving the day. To buy his book, you can order it through your local comics shop, Amazon.com, comixology.com or at the publisher’s website, darbypop.com. Be sure to listen in and
Wayne’s Comics Podcast #202: Russell Nohelty, Ben Caldwell, Mark Russell, Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen, and Jeff King
This week, Russell Nohelty from Katrina Hates the Dead introduces us to his new book and discusses how you can access his great product at wannabepress.com and his upcoming crowdfunding instruction site, so he’s up first in episode #202!