Remember my uber-enthusiastic “The Return of Ares Magazine.. sort of” post? Well, this is the follow up. One Small Step’s crowdfunding campaign that was being planned to relaunch the magazine has commenced. I’m excited about the Bill Banks WAR OF THE WORLDS game. Great topic, considering Alien Dungeon will be releasing something similar as a miniatures game in 2014, it would make a good tie in.
Here’s the pertinent information (source: OSS Press release):
NEW TRAILER RELEASED FOR ARES MAGAZINE KICKSTARTER
REVEALS GLIMPSES OF NEW SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE WITH A BOARD GAME IN EACH ISSUE
Mission Viejo, California (28 December 2013) – One Small Step Games released a new trailer today in advance of its crowd-sourced funding campaign for Ares Magazine at Kickstarter, which launches next week.
The full-size magazine will publish bi-monthly and each issue will include 80 pages of fiction and other content that will wrap around a pull-out, complete, and ready-to-play board game.
The two-minute trailer not only gives glimpses of what the magazine will look like but also reveals images from the game to be included in the first issue, War of the Worlds by independent game designer Bill Banks (Ancients, Imperator).
The Kickstarter launches on 01 January 2014. The success of the Kickstarter campaign will put the magazine’s production into gear with a target delivery date of 01 May 2014 for the first issue.
More information is available on the Ares Magazine website www.aresmagazine.com. The new Kickstarter trailer is available here:
ABOUT OSS GAMES
One Small Step Games has been around since 1996 and has published dozens of games, including Millennium Wars and Politics as Usual. More information is available on the OSS website www.ossgames.com.
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