N30N City Rumble Kickstarter Brings Beat-Em-Ups to Tabletops
N30N City Rumble wants to render the 90s-style brawler as a card game, with a print-and-play alpha edition already available.
Bringing popular video games to tabletop settings is pretty big at the moment, but there are quite a few genres board and card game fans would love to explore. Enter N30N City Rumble, a 2-player card game entering its final week on Kickstarter. Inspired by gaming classics like Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, and River City Ransom, N30N City Rumble's core set will feature up to twenty characters pummeling the snot out of each other in a 1990s-inspired dystopian setting.
In a N30N City Rumble match each players chooses five fighters, and pits them against their opponent until only one side remains standing. BRAWL cards, featuring abilities like "Uppercut", "Sweep" or "Parry", are laid face-down in front of corresponding fighters to be flipped simultaneously. Players can also lay down N30N cards to supercharge abilities, but these can also be used to cancel an opposing N30N effects. Combined, N30N City Rumble should become appealing chaotic, with strategically timed blows, blocks, and supermoves dealt across the table every single turn.
Perhaps the most appealing part is that you can play before the Kickstarter has even finished. A prototype edition of the game is available in a print-and-play format, while Ramsey of Radio Multiverse has presented a method of playing with Google Hangouts. The purpose of this specific Kickstarter is to flesh out N30N City Rumble as a finished box set, tossing in various addons along the way. The current list of stretch goals include additional fighters, custom dice, and even final boss expansions, with more to be revealed.
N30N City Rumble's still has a ways to go, as it needs to raise another $4500 in the next 7 days. That said, it wouldn't be the first crowdfunding project to achieve a last-minute breakthrough, and if it does, I'll be very excited to check out the finished version.
Could be cool (and I'll check out the prototype), but I can't help but think a brawler of this sort ought to be a cooperative game rather than a player-vs.-player one. The originals were about heroes beating down waves of identical mooks, after all, not other heroes, and games like Lunch Money, Brawl, and Kung Fu Fighting have already covered similar ground in all but the explicit video game theme.
@Callate: Hi! I'm the creator of N30N City RUMBLE. I just wanted to chime in and tell you that I have asked the backers, and they have allowed me to remove "Final Boss" expansion from the Stretch Goal so I can offer it as an add-on. What's cool about this is that Final Boss mode has the co-op beat 'em up mode we all desire from such a game, pitting three players against another who controls "DRK Shadow" and his host of things, elites, and mid-bosses (yes, they are all inspired by SoR). I wanted to give this away for "free" but I needed an extra $5,000 to cover the art and manufacturing costs.
Well, it doesn't appear that we are gonna hit that goal and it would be a shame for players to potentially miss out on this. So, without further ado, I'm offering Final Boss mode as an add-on. The reverse play mat, DRK Shadow domino-sized play mat, and the 20 bots can be purchased for just $15, with FREE shipping for all backers (including EU and Canada).
I'm currently updating the PnP to include my alpha versions for the cards so you can try it out and see if it's your thing. I'd like to get your thoughts on this, because I feel that it does truly capture all that is cool about brawler games!