We’re very happy to see our friend Steve Wood, of Escape Pod Games, has already knocked it out of the park with the launch of Gunship: First Strike on Kickstarter. In less than 48 hours after launch, the project has received more than 250% funding!
More about Gunship: First Strike…
Gunship: First Strike is a tactical space combat game that uses Boards, Cards and Dice together in an innovative and exciting way. Each player builds a custom Gunship, choosing Weapons and Armor placement to suit his tactics. The Objective is the total destruction of the enemy Assault Carrier. Guess what? They have the very same orders! Engage in Dogfights and Strafing Runs with your Fighter Squadron and use your Gunship’s Torpedoes and Bombs to pummel the enemy Carrier (if you survive the Defense Cannon barrage!)
Your opponent has a Gunship and Fighters of his own, and will be trying his hardest to thwart your plans and destroy YOUR Carrier! Both sides will deploy a variety of armaments with individual “personalities”. Blasters are the most accurate but do the least damage, while Ion Cannons cause lasting effects that slowly drive your adversary crazy! Torpedoes are a sure thing, but if “the dice are with you” when you drop a trio of Thruster Bombs, you’ll do maximum damage!
Gunship: First Strike has a unique damage tracking system where you can actually watch your ship get slowly banged up and cringe as important parts get shot right off! When you take TOO much damage for comfort, or need to switch Weapons, land inside your OWN Carrier for a quick pit stop. Restore your Shields, load up on Bombs, and get back into the battle – it’s going to come down to the wire and EVERY TURN COUNTS! Most battles are won by less than a handful of Hit Points.
Gunship has awesome artwork and a strong sci-fi theme. It plays very quickly and makes a great game to “kick off” a night of heavier gaming or to play in a tournament or “best 2 out of 3” style.