Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack
There are few things in this world I like more than giant robots. Be it Voltron, Robotech/Macross, or the steam powered jacks of Warmachine, I’ve always been a fan of big robots beating the crap out of each other, aliens, and other beasties so when I found out someone was putting together a miniatures game featuring them made out of Legos I couldn’t really resist.
This project was already way past their funding goal by the time I caught wind of them, but I didn’t even have to read through the project to know I wanted a piece of the action. I did eventually stop gawking at the photos of the pint sized “Mobile Frames” and read through the brief and that only further cemented my support.
If you’ve been following us for a while you’re probably already familiar with the crowd funding concept of sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, but in case you’re not here’s a quick run down. First someone has an idea, something creative they want to accomplish, then they do a shit load of number crunching to figure out what this idea is going to cost. At this point one would normally find that financially it’s just not feasible and shelve the idea, but instead one goes the the crowd funding site of their choosing and puts the idea out there for others to see and, hopefully, pledge to back with whatever sum of money they feel they can spare for the cause. There are, of course, some strings attached and you don’t just go out and get free money from strangers, you have to offer them something in return for their support. What you offer is entirely up to you, and you can set the minimum pledge to receive any given reward, but it’s important to factor the cost of these rewards into the total you’re trying to raise, otherwise you may find yourself struggling to deliver what you offered, or worse not having enough money to complete your project. Trust me no one wants to see the project they backed go unfinished. There’s also one other catch. You only have up to sixty days to reach your goal, and if you fall short you get nothing and your backers keep their money. This is to keep people from getting stuck in a position where they are under funded and can’t possibly deliver anything to the people who did back them. Imagine if you were trying to make a feature film and only raised a tenth of what you were trying to raise. What would you do then? Especially since the people who gave you that money would be expecting results for their support.
Anyway, Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack only has five days left before their project hits funded status so if you’re interested go check them out now and back them if you like what you see. I know I personally can’t wait to receive my copy of the rule book so I can build some little Lego robots and battle it out on the living room floor with the kids and wife.