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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: The Muffenman #1

Do you know the Muffenman? You might think you do, but you probably don’t. But you want to, trust me. I’ve been ridiculously excited for this comic since I first encountered him as a preview in another Limitless Comics book. This spotlight will be short and sweet, so that you can spend more time hitting up the campaign page!

The Muffenman’s unique and monstrous design sends my mind into all sorts of crazy places. Man-Thing, Swamp-Thing, Sleepwalker, 1980’s “concerned parent” vision of TMNT, The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak (a-ra-ta-ta-ta-tata-ta-tatata… STOP no, sorry. Train-of-thought went a bit off the rails there.)

Anyyyyyyyhow, The main protagonist is a creature who has lived in the sewers underneath Boston’s historic North End for decades...

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PREVIEW of Gruff:Whispers of Madness

Editor’s note: The following preview is based on a playable, but not finalized, product; in advance of a crowdfunding campaign.
Update: Some of the details in this preview have already changed from what is written here.-dc]

When Studio Woe puts out a new set for their game, Gruff, they don’t just toss a bunch of new cards at the world. They build on the lore of this world they’ve created. Because of that, I like to open my reviews with the “story so far” from the rulebook in question.

“Once upon a time, […redacted…] the Shepards of Woe!”

Nope! This is only a preview, I’m not spoiling it for you.

Alrighty, for those readers who are new to The Rat Hole, let me give you a touch of background. I’ve been lucky enough to review the previous four Gruff releases, and last ...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Ducks in Tow

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending SHUX, put on by the fine folks over at Shut Up & Sit Down. Through good luck and good timing, one of the games I was able to play was a delightful prototype for a game about ducks with Stephanie Kwok of First Fish Games. Now, a few short months later here we are talking about the Ducks in Tow Kickstarter campaign.

Let me put this in no uncertain terms: Ducks in Tow was the most enjoyable game I played at SHUX. Period.

The premise is simple, serene even, the players are walking around a park feeding ducks appropriate duckie food, and taking pictures with some and adopting others...

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Bonus Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: Queen Bee

Our minds work in funny ways. When I first saw a picture of the miniatures from the deluxe edition of Queen Bee, I was immediately transported back to my youth and a semi-collectible toy line called Army Ants. The premise of Queen Bee, armies of bees battling for territorial supremacy, didn’t help rid me of my nostalgic notions.

Playing the game is surprisingly simple. Draw a card, take an action, discard down to five cards if needed. Battling another player’s bees is equally simple using a combination of playing cards and rolling dice. Worker Bees and Warrior Bees have different, and a stretch goal is a specific Queen Bee die. Although, it’s not clear whether that will just be a larger Warrior die or a more power die altogether.

A player loses when their Queen has been defeated, an...

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Bonus Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Fidget Factory

What I took away from this Kickstarter Campaign:

Fidget Factory by Antsy Labs, makers of the Fidget Cube, is a game involving wearing hats and drinking coffee. It also involves outwitting trolls and has a Cthulhu hat.

End of Spotlight, take my money.

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Nope, that’s too short. Let me refill my caffeinated fluid of life and start over.

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Coffee achieved, and we’re back. So I didn’t actually think we’d have a CrowdFUNding Spotlight this week. We do one most weeks, but it’s not something I like to force if things get busy or something doesn’t my eye, or the eyes of my staff. Then what pops into my feed, a few short hours before deadline, but a troll figure holding a custom die. Welp, there goes the plan for my morning.

So, like most good crowdfunding people, I started by watch...

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