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One of Raine's biggest hobbies has always been gaming. It all started with an Atari and spread out to Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: the Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons. As an artist, Raine takes pride in painting models for games as well as making his own terrain. He's also been a writer for many years, working both in the journalism industry and writing pieces of fiction. He decided to create Initiative : Tabletop as a platform to talk about all things gaming that he simply thought were cool, and reviewing games became a part of it!

Kickstarter Rollout: Rise of Cthulhu and Nova Prime: Redux

Rise of Cthulhu

I don’t get around to Kickstarter too much anymore, but with the time I’ve had lately I decided to dust the old wallet off and take the site for a spin. I’m lucky I did because I came across two games that I feel need to be mentioned to the community, if you don’t already know about them. The first, pictured above, is Rise of Cthulhu, a card game of influence and horror for two players. If any of you know me then you’d know that two-player games hit me right in the sweet spot. When a two-player game is easy to setup, looks amazing, and plays quick, well, it definitely gets a thumbs-up from me.

In Rise of Cthulhu players take the role of one of five cults trying to awaken the Ancient Ones in their favor. Players will take turns playing cards at locations, flipping them to show their control based on the amount of influence their cultists have there. Once three Ancient Ones are awakened, the player with the most locations flipped to their side wins. The game is quick to play, easy to learn, and it just looks amazing. As a fan of Cthulhu and Lovecraftian horror, I couldn’t pass this up. You shouldn’t either, so go check out the campaign. It’s already funded, so now it’s on to extras.

Nova Cry Redux

The next game I checked out is Nova Cry. I love sci-fi, and tabletop gaming seems to be the number-one place to flex your sci-fi gaming muscle. Nova Cry is a game that’s gone through the ringer, but now it’s back more powerful than ever. With artwork that will take your breath away, Nova Cry is prepared to offer all sorts of futuristic gaming that will keep you going for session after session.

Another game that can play in as little as a half hour, Nova Cry is a card game for 2-6 players that squeezes all the fun of a 4X game all the way down into a smaller experience. Players will draft a task force at the beginning of the game consisting of a captain, ship, weapon, and three crew members that will stay with them throughout their entire game. The first player to be the last one standing or collect 15 victory points will be declared the winner. You’ll get to combat other players, explore distant worlds, and manage your crew to ensure you’re not left on the brink of dead space without anywhere to turn. Make sure you check out Nova Cry, which is already funded and hitting stretch goals as we speak!


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