Cory Jones, co founder of Cryptozoic Entertainment, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for QST – The Tabletop Subscription Box. Pronounced “Quest”, the service will provide a game-per-month for a fairly low price and strives to deliver quality, small form games that are influenced by three key contributors in the areas of concept, game design, and art. Some of these contributors include Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini, and Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game designers Adam and Brady Sadler, among many others.
“We have a revolutionary new twist to the standard monthly subscription gaming model that that we believe will take game creation to an all-new level,” commented Cory Jones, Founder of QST. “Each game is a unique three-part collaboration between three creative visionaries from different disciplines. We are working with many of the biggest names in tabletop, videogames, comics, animation, and art with the goal of delivering a brand new, never-before-seen game to consumers’ mailboxes each month.”
Each game is a unique three-part collaboration between three creative visionaries from different disciplines.
Each set of three creators will determine the components needed in the small form factor box (4.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches) to bring the game to life, which could include—but are not limited to—cards, tiles, meeples, timers, dices, and spinners. QST games will target 2-4 players and a standard playing time of 30-45 minutes, but the creators are given free rein to adjust this however they see fit.
The first QST game to be released will be FORECLOSURE: Dungeon Masters Tavern (title pic), created by the trio of Cory Jones (concept), Matt Hyra (design), and Robb Mommaerts (art). It is a 2-4 player blind auction game that pits players against “boss monsters” in a race to acquire the most precious loot. Players will have to outbid the other monsters and dodge the effects of angry adventurers by using the items they have acquired to buff their bids or sabotage the other players. FORECLOSURE: Dungeon Masters Tavern is set to mail to QST subscribers on March 1, 2018.
QST is offering Kickstarter backers a discounted rate of $12.99 each month, plus shipping, for the service. The best part is that these subscribers can renew the service at this rate indefinately as long as their account is in good standing. For those who do not back the Kickstarter campaign, the monthly price will be $19.99/month (12 months) or $22.99/month (six months).
There’s a bunch more to the campaign, including a contest to create the idea for a Kickstarter-exclusive 13th game.