Greater Than Games Announces Exoplanets Kickstarter and Fate of the Elder Gods

June 11, 2016 - 4:31pm
exoplanets Exoplanets was Kickstarted almost a year ago to this day by Board and Dice and received good reviews and raised well past it's original funding goal.  Now the game is released and has since been picked up by Greater Than Games for publishing in North America, so what better way to raise the funding for that print run than to run another Kickstarter?  Exoplanets is a solar system building game where you are terraforming planets around a central star in order to create the best system before the star burns out.  You will use these planets to generate resources to build other planets, create life on habitable planets, and fulfill goals in order to score more points.  Play continues until the last of the light resource is taken, signaling that the star is burning out.  The Kickstarter being run by Greater Than Games will feature the usual tweaks on the rules side of things to help improve flow, clarity, and replayability, plus all the extras and promos available in the original Kickstarter will be available in this one.  So if you missed it the first time around and what to get a copy, head on over to the campaign page. fate elder gods The second game being put out by Greater than Games is called Fate of the Elder Gods, designed by Richard Launius, Darrell Louder, and Chris Kirkman and will be up on Kickstarter come July 19th.  Fate of the Elder Gods is described as;
In Fate of the Elder Gods, players take on the ever-maddening role of cults trying to summon ancient evil and herald the fall of mankind! Each cult is in competition to be first to summon their god, but they all must also repel intrepid investigators working to seal off the gate to beyond with Elder signs. Gather arcane artifacts, cast powerful spells, embrace the Dark Gift of your Elder God, and be first to hasten doom... before it’s too late!
Play in the game will be accomplished through playing spell cards which will be used to either move around the Fate Clock board of Arkham, or to ready spells to create an engine to pump out more powerful spells and combinations.  Whoever raises their summon track to 9, and thus summoning their ancient one, will be the winner of the game.  While the Kickstarter will be in July, Greater than Games will have copies for demo at GenCon in August.