A shift is needed…

Kickstarter is a fantastic site where people can seek funding for projects, and today, I would like to give a shout out to a Kickstarter project I’m backing.  It’s a board game called Xia: Legends of a Drift System.

Xia 1

Xia: Legends of a Drift System

I heard about this project through my friend, Brennen Hilgendorf, I thought it sounded awesome, so I hopped online and checked it out.  I was impressed with what I saw, so I decided to back it.  I love all kinds of games; video games, board games, card games, RPGs, etc., and when I read up on Xia, and saw some of the videos about it, I flipped.  It has all the things I love about games in general.  Xia has the open world feeling of a sandbox game, the adventitious spirit of an RPG, the strategy of a board game all rolled into one.

This is the description of the game from the Kickstarter page:

Xia is a 3-4 player sandbox style competitive space adventure.  Each player starts as a lowly but hopeful captain of a small starship.

Players fly their ships about the system, completing a variety of missions, exploring new sectors and battling other ships.  Navigating hazardous environments, players choose to mine, salvage, or trade valuable cargo.  Captains vie with each other for Titles, riches, and most importantly Fame.

The most adaptive, risk taking, and creative players will excel.  One captain will rise above the others, surpassing mortality by becoming Legend!

In this game, you’re the captain of a ship trying to gain fame, and you can play however you’d like to achieve that goal.  If you want to be a bounty hunter, a law abiding tradesman, a fearless explorer, or a miner just trying to get by, you can.  You traverse through space in the ship that you’ve outfitted according to how you want to play.  You can have have a lot of firepower and shields for protection, or you can have a lot of speed to get around faster, or save lot of room in your ship for cargo to transport.

3D printed prototypes, not final versions

3D printed prototypes, not final versions

You can outfit your ship.

You can outfit your ship.

There are many ways to win the game, you can pick up missions, collect bounties, explore space, and trade with other planets, all the while you’re trying to become the most famous captain in the system.

Because of the nature of the tiled game board, the game could be played thousands of times, and the board will never look the same way twice.  Players extend the board as they move their ships and explore space, and so the board will grow in the directions the players move.

Explore space!

Explore space!

I have chosen to back this game because I think it will be a ton of fun; the kind of game I could play over and over again with friends and family.  I’m really looking forward eventually getting my hands on it and playing it.

Now, at the time of this post, Xia: Legends of a Drift System is fully funded, however, there is still some time to back this project.  If you back it, you can get the game earlier and cheaper than anyone else.  Also, there are still a bunch of stretch goals that can be obtained, which will add more stuff  to the game when it’s released.  The more backers, the more stretch goals can be unlocked, which benefits everyone who gets the game.

If you like games, I suggest backing Xia!  Click this link if you’d like to check out Xia’s Kickstarter page:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438045410/xia-legends-of-a-drift-system-0

I have created an image that can be used for Facebook Cover Photos to generate more excitement for Xia.  Feel free to use it on your own Facebook page:

Use this for your Facebook Cover Photo.  It's designed so your profile picture doesn't obscure the words.

Use this for your Facebook Cover Photo. It’s designed so your profile picture doesn’t obscure the words.

Until next time, keep it real!


Comments on: "Kickstarter Project Shoutout: Xia: Legends of a Drift System" (1)

  1. […] up something about it on The Paradigm.  If you’re interested in reading it, click here: Kickstarter Project Shoutout.  I also wrote up a proper review of the game after I got it, and posted it to BoardGameGeek.com, […]

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