Pickstarter: Our Favorite Crowdfunded Projects 9/2
By Brian Walton on September 2, 2012
And a resounding hello to you as once again we delve into the crowdfunding world. This week we were impressed by a lost allied soldier, the carded heroes of Metro City, and two new interpretations of the land of Oz.
Pick #1 – America’s Fighting Dinosaur
Move over Dino-Riders, there’s a new T-Rex prepared to occupy the dinosaurs in a war zone part of our collective geek hearts. America’s Fighting Dinosaur is a faux-documentary taking a alternate history stab at World War II with a giant dinosaur joining the Allied Forces’ fight against Nazi Germany. There’s really not a lot that should have to be said here. A T-Rex fighting Nazis; If that doesn’t do it for you, then maybe we should just part ways here.
Pick #2- Heroes of Metro City
Magic: the Gathering is all well and good until you decide you want to put a little story behind it. Heroes of Metro City takes a different approach to role-playing card games and allows you to build a character and bring a narrative to this new world. You create a new superhero to protect Metro City with multiple abilities and powers. The goal of the game is to defeat your archenemy and protect Metro City. Has no one ever just invited their archenemy out for a beer and tried to talk it out over wings?
We’ve highlighted alternative takes on Oz and Wonderland before, but this week we came across two updates to the tale of Oz that captured our imagination as they expand the story in new directions. In Woe is Oz, Dorothy and your favorite characters have been reunited years later as Oz tries to rebuild. In The Red Queen of Oz, characters from Oz and Wonderland come together to tell the tale of the Red Queen as she ruins Wonderland and moves on to Oz. Both tales pick up exactly where their predecessors leave off and both give you a unique perspective on where these realms were heading after the adventures we grew up with. Plus, flying monkeys.