To help with that, we’re going to take a look at a whole host of gaming goodness, including a lot of superhero fun and portable board games to take on your travels.
Oh, and of course, there’s sure to be a giveaway or two!
We’re going to start with a little look at some of the super mini options, beginning with our old chums Kitbash Games, who make some cracking generic supers perfect for a range of model agnostic and non-IP specific games (you can check out our previous features and reviews HERE and HERE.
They’ve got a new Etsy store over at etsy.com/shop/KitbashGames where you can find a huge range of super figs, each coming with rules for not one but two games, Super Mission Force (SMF) and Pulp City.
Super Mission Force is a pay-what-you-want, print and play super game from creator Scott Pyle and Four Color Studios that’s fast and furious fun. Back in the dim past of Lockdown 1 (ah, the classic Lockdown) we gathered a handful of Lego mini fig bits and bashed together teams using the SMF rules for very enjoyable afternoons of smashing fun – or if you fancy some solo goodness, then checkout Slugfest, the solo super game from the same team. But adding these fantastic figs from Kitbash just adds another dimension, plus the reference cards make it a whole lot easier to play.
If you prefer a game with a bit more crunch, then Pulp City is a more complex experience for the older/veteran gamer. With Pulp City: Full Effect coming later this year, Kitbash’s supers are a great way into it, particularly if you use SMF as a springboard (giving you a broad sense of the characters’ abilities and fluff). Alternatively, if you want to get in on a game at playtest level, SUPERS (from the team behind model agnostic sci-fi hit Starbreach) is available as a free public beta.
Anyway, of course, what about the models themselves? Well, the casting is first-rate, crisp flawless resin with minimal flash to remove, mould lines to file or really clean-up of any kind required. The figs are easily assembled, dynamically posed and evoke all the classic super tropes. They’re lovely figs to paint up, also.
Whilst they are organised by faction and alignment, there’s nothing stopping you mixing and matching to your heart’s content. And of course, there’s plenty to use for other super games and super worlds, if you’re so minded.
So let us know what you think of Kitbash’s Goodies and Baddies (and in-between), and which model in the range catches your eye – and we’ll get a prize to a random winner.
To enter the contest:
- Like/Follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
- Comment via your preferred media with which Kitbash Character or Team you most like the look of and tag a buddy you plan to play with!
You can enter once on each social channel, and share via FB, to your story and/or retweet for an extra entry!
Stick around over the summer for more reviews, giveaways and general nonsense!