Nick Sauer

Shoot Again Games has started a Kickstarter Campaign for their new action selection, area control game Born to Serve, by designers Nick and Diane Sauer, including beautiful comic book style art by Ryan Browne. In Born to Serve, 2-5 players take on the role of out-of-work superheroes, forced to compete for tips in a restaurant. Players take turns placing their service markers at tables to compete for tips, or on employees to gain special favors from the staff. At the end of the round, the player with the most service markers at each table earns that table’s tip, while other players earn a fraction as much. Winners, however, lose their service markers, making future rounds more difficult. New customers fill finished tables each round, and after all customers have been served, the most tips wins the game. The game comes with 10 different superheroes, each with 2 special powers usable once per round. The Kickstarter Campaign for Born to Serve continues through January 31, and the game is expected to deliver in August 2019.

Born to Serve is about 2-5 jobless superheroes who have fallen on rough times and are competing for a job to wait on tables in a restaurant.

“You are a superhero, virtuous, respected and dare we say loved by millions, well ok maybe not millions, but by more than a few people in the little town you and your super group have been tasked with protecting. Unfortunately, the government has cut your group’s funding and that means you all are going to need jobs to support your superhero lifestyle. Sadly, there is but one job to be had in town, at the local restaurant. The restaurant owner has decided to let you all try out for the job and whoever has the most tips by the end of the day gets it.” [source]

Born to Serve is designed by Nick Sauer (known for co-designing Mystery Rummy: Al Capone and the Chicago Underworld), and Diane Sauer (known for Pinball Showdown) and the game plays in about an 1 hour.

Each round, heroes have five service markers they can use to either spend time serving a table or to enlist the restaurant staff who can aid them. Tables which have been fully serviced score each round with the hero who has the most service markers getting the largest part of the tip, while those who helped get half the tip value based on each service marker they contributed. Since all players are superheroes, each have two powers which allow them to bend certain rules in their favor. The player who earns the most money in tips at the end of the day wins the job and the game.

The Born to Serve Kickstarter project will run until Thursday, November 1st 2018 with the estimated delivery taking place in July of 2019. The project is currently at around 30% of its funding goal.