No, this is not a post about 5E or DND Next or The One Edition to Gather Them All or whatever the hell WotC decides to go with for their next edition. This is something entirely different and entirely unique.
For some time, GM Chris and GM Dave, founders of d20 Radio have been working towards making the foray into publishing games. That time is upon them as they launch a Kickstarter in attempt to get their first game published: Edition Wars – a fast, furious, tongue-in-cheek card game done very much in the style of Munchkin and other similar games.
Each player takes the role of a Gamemaster and attempts to assemble a party of 6 players in order to prove that his edition of the game is the supreme edition. Your role will define the various strategies you will use as you recruit, badger, or outright steal other players to your side, using snark, blogging, swag, ordering pizza, or even breaking out the Banhammer to come out on top.
Edition Wars is designed to support 3-5 players and plays in about 45 minutes to an hour. If they Kickstarter project is funded, they are looking for a release at GenCon 2012 (mid August for those of you that don’t follow the Con schedule).
This game sounds like an absolute riot, and my wife and I have already placed our pledge. Won’t you please consider helping a few geeks-in-arms attain their dreams and give them a pledge?
You can find more information, some sample cards, and make your pledge here.
I would just like to take a moment and talk about the guys over at d20 radio – specifically GM Chris and GM Dave, the voices behind the Order 66 Podcast, a cast dedicated to “the power, the passion, and the glory that is Star Wars Saga Edition roleplaying” to borrow their phrase. They’ve been casting for a little over a year and a half now and have built up quite a fan base and a wonderful forum community (even if no one ever listens to the show, and you’ll just have to start listening to get that reference).
To make a long story short, these fine gentlemen have been nominated for an ENnie award. For those of you in the gaming community who don’t know, or those outside the community, the ENnies are a fan voted awards show hosted by the website EN World (http://www.enworld.org/), and put on every year at Gen Con where the winners are announced.
Fan voting starts on Friday, July 24th, and these two guys do an amazing job with the show, really care about their listeners as well as the subject matter they discuss, and really deserve to walk away with a win this year I feel. So, if you’re a fan of the show, vote for them. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then wander over http://www.d20radio.com and check out the Order 66 Podcast and give it a listen. Even if you’ve never played a game of Star Wars Saga Edition and never plan to, but are still a fan of Star Wars, the show is still worth listening to.
So this Friday, head over to http://www.ennie-awards.com/ and let your voice be heard.
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