Xenoshyft

CMON’s latest Kickstarter project is an opportunity to acquire previous games and promos they have published. The big ticket items are Rising Sun, Zombicide: Green Horde, and Hate, all with the Kickstarter exclusives from the original campaign. Technically, you cannot kickstart the exact same project a second time, so the workaround is for CMON to provide a soundtrack and digital artbook for each of the these three titles.

After the campaign finishes, backers will have access to a pledge manager with the opportunity to purchase promos for a variety of games in the CMON catalog. Titles with promos in the pledge manager include Arcadia Quest, Blood Rage, Dogs of War, Massive Darkness, The Others, Rum & Bones, A Song of Ice and Fire, Xenoshyft, and more. Of note, you can get access to the pledge manager by backing the campaign for $1, but your access will come 48 hours after those that pledge for one of the three main titles in the campaign. This may matter, because the promos are in limited quantities.

The CMON Time Machine Kickstarter campaign runs through 9:00 pm EDT on September 29th.

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The crowdfunding campaign for Xenoshyft: Dreadmire is alive and well, currently over 600% of their goal and climbing! In the middle of shattering most of it’s established stretch goals, Cool Mini or Not announced via campaign update another expansion for Xenoshyft, currently as an optional purchase and presumably available for future retail. Xenoshyft: Immolation is a fire-themed expansion that, like Dreadmire has showcased, adds it’s own unique mechanics to your opposition – in this instance, dealing with mounting fire.

When facing these deadly adversaries, the players will not only have to worry about their raw strength and cunning, but the level of Immolation around the base as well- Enemies will gain unique and special abilities based on how hot the crucible has become. Should players allow it to become too high the very Base itself will begin to suffer damage as slag and fire run rampant!

Adding an expansion during a Kickstarter campaign is not new territory for Cool Mini or Not, and in the past has been a successful way of “turning up the heat”, driving up funding, ramping up campaign attention, and adding more bang for the backers buck. It’s interesting that Immolation is continuing the design trend of not just adding more monsters, troops, and items to the game, but also having it’s own unique mechanism to have to deal with and manage – a new spice for every addition, as it were. Xenoshyft is an awesome cooperative experience, and I for one welcome adding a bit more kick to it.