Flying Pig's Night of Man in stock and starting to ship23 Feb 2016 0
Back in December of 2014, Mark H. Walker launched a Kickstarter campaign for Night of Man, a sci-fi, card-driven tactical game. By the time the campaign had ended, there were 164 backers and over $18K raised to bring Night of Man to life. Mark has originally estimated a mid-2015 release but, like most Kickstarters, things were delayed a bit. The delay is over. Yesterday, Mark announced that Night of Man has been received and is sitting in a warehouse in an undisclosed location. Don't even try finding it on your own.
Kickstarter backers should start receiving their copies in the next week or so, but what about the rest of us? Don't worry, we can order Night of Man as well, and get a special pre-order price to boot. The regular price will be $80, but you can nab it from Flying Pig now for $50. Want to add all the Kickstarter stretch goals? You can pick those up now for $67 instead of the normal price of $99. The game will shoot up to those regular prices within the next 72 hours, so if you're interested I'd pick them up now.
What's the game about? Let's have Mark tell you himself:
Night of Man is a card-driven, tactical board game. Set in a post-alien-invasion-of-Earth universe, the squads, heroes, and tanks of Earth's Militia battle against powerful aliens with enhanced power armor, hover tanks, Walkers, and spider-like robots.
In each turn gamers draw up to a four card hand and may play a card, sometimes more, in each impulse. The cards activate units to move, fire, assault, and use special powers, such as explosive rounds, telekinesis, and more. Special cards, such as critical hit or bullet storm, can also enhance a unit's attacks.
Each turn continues until three end turn cards have been drawn. Players then choose one card from their hand to keep, the administrative markers are removed from the board, and a new hand is dealt to each player. The players use that new hand, or the card kept from the previous turn, to bid for initiative in the new turn.
Night of Man ships with numerous scenarios, as well as a point system that allows gamers to put together their own battles in no time flat.
The game comes with four mounted boards as well as three die-cut counter sheets. It also has a deck of 54 action cards and a full color rulebook to boot.