Crowdsourcing Mornings: Dingo’s Dreams + City of Iron


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home! From Alf Seegert, the designer of Fantastiqa, Trollhalla, the Road to Canterbury, with colorful illustrations by Ryan Laukat, designer/illustrator of The Ancient World and Eight-Minute Empire: Legends.  Dingo’s Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.  Easy to learn, but challenging to master! Includes simplified rules for younger children and tougher challenges for experienced players.

You start with a grid of 25 tiles, set up at random in a 5×5 dreamscape. You also start with one extra tile, with a picture of your animal on it. On the opposite side of each of your tiles is a picture of your animal. Each turn, a random card is drawn, telling players which tile they should flip. When you flip a tile, it means your animal is travelling through a part of the dreamscape. Your goal is to guide your animal through the dreamscape by putting him in specified spaces (which are different each time you play). Each time after a card is drawn, you take your extra animal and slide him into the dreamscape, shifting one row or column of tiles until a new, different tile emerges from the opposite side. You’ll use this tile to shift another column or row on your next turn. Play continues until one player’s dreamscape tiles matches the goal. The player then shouts his or her animal’s name– “Dingo!”, for example, to win the round.

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As for City of Iron, Far away in the beautiful world of Arzium, four small nations compete to become the most powerful, rallying courageous explorers, cunning leaders, brilliant minds, and powerful magicians. The humans of the City-State of Arc value industry and growth, while their neighbors in the highlands of Cresaria seek out ancient magics and scientific advances. To the south live the toads of Om amid the verdant Emerald Hills, inventing amazing machines and gizmos to aid them. The Hog Republic to the west holds a rich military tradition and teaches ruthless strategy– in war and in business– to all citizens from a young age.  Which nation will emerge as the greatest, leading this new world of advancement into the next century?

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As of August 14th, this project has raised around $23,000 of their $15,000 goal. This project only has 17 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $16, you will get one copy of Dingo’s Dreams.  For a pledge of $42, you will get one copy of City of Iron 2nd edition.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/953146955/dingos-dreams-city-of-iron-2nd-edition

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