Adam Carlson

Chip Theory Games has launched a new Kickstarter project, Splice & Dice, for a variety of content offerings in the Too Many Bones universe.

First, there is the Splice & Dice expansion, which requires either the Too Many Bones base game or Too Many Bones: Undertow to play. Splice & Dice introduces a new Build-a-Tyrant option allowing players to customize their own big bad or develop the campaign boss over the course of the adventure based on the type of baddies defeated in encounters and the order in which they are defeated. This exponentially increases the variability of potential Tyrants. Splice & Dice also includes new pre-built Tyrants and hybrid Baddies that count as multiple enemy types.

Second, the campaign offers new content add-ons. Two new Gearlocs are available as playable characters. Dart, who rides a pigadillo, and has a double-sided playmat that can be flipped during battle to change her from a ranged attacker to a melee attacker, as well as changing how her skill dice operate (prototype playthrough video here). The other new Gearloc add-on is the Gearloc Council Internship Program, which is actually four mini-Gearloc mats that operate together. The final new content add-on is the Too Many Bones Trove Chest, which is a giant box with a future-focused design to hold all Too Many Bones content in one Kallax-friendly container, as well as providing new storage solutions for Gearlocs, loot, encounters, and Baddies.

Third, the campaign provides access to a full reprint of all previously published Too Many Bones products. The campaign closes June 14th and anticipates new content delivery in December 2019.

Chip Theory Games, with designers Adam and Josh J. Carlson, has started a Kickstarter Campaign for the first stand-alone sequel-expansion to their acclaimed 2017 dice builder RPG, Too Many Bones. Too Many Bones hit the gaming world by storm with its gorgeous art, unique dice driven mechanisms and high quality neoprene boards, poker chips, and PVC cards. In Too Many Bones, players roll dice to determine their actions in a series of card driven puzzles and battles, using stats to determine how many and which type of dice they can throw. Additional available dice are bought with experience points, which lead to unique abilities and powers.

The Undertow Expansion adds a new campaign along the river, complete with 2 new characters usable within the new campaign or with the core game. Duster, the shadow assassin, can hide and avoid targeting, and has a large sidekick wolf just for fun. Stanza, the minstrel, plays magical songs on her Luitar, healing her comrades and harming the enemy. Optional buys include the core game, extra neoprene game boards including the 2.0 version of the battle mat, and a new character expansion, Gasket, the Hydromech.

The Kickstarter Campaign for Too Many Bones: Undertow continues through November 9, and is expected to deliver in June 2018.