"Robotech" Kickstarter Reaches Goal in Three Hours

Crowd-funding campaign approaches a quarter million dollars with 30 days to go

On April 18th, Palladium Books launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowd-fund strategy battle game Robotech RPG Tactics, based on the localized version of The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA. Three hours later, the $70,000 goal was met. Today, almost a quarter million dollars has been pledged, including three folks who have signed over $3,500 for the Bursting Point - Early Bird Special incentive. 



As the Kickstarter desribes:


Prepare for invasion! Robotech® RPG Tactics™ is a fast paced strategy battle game that expands on the popular Palladium role playing game. Take command of the brave men and women of the United Earth Defense Force to valiantly defend Earth from annihilation. Or, command the alien armies of the Zentraedi Armada to recover an alien artifact of immense power and enslave humankind. Collect your forces from an expanding range of world class game pieces. Relive the massive battles on your tabletop at home to enhance your Robotech® RPG adventures or as a stand-alone game.

Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Boxed Game

Full color, 90+ page, softcover rulebook

24 Battle Dice

40 color game cards (unit cards, etc)

30 Game Pieces!

1/285th scale (40-70mm), high quality, multi-pose plastic game pieces.

  • 4x VF-1A Veritech Vakyries in Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid modes (12 game pieces)
  • 1x VF-1J "Officer" Veritech Valkyrie in Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid mode (3 game pieces) 
  • 2x Destroids that can create any combination of Tomahawks or Defenders (2 game pieces)
  • 12x Regult Zentraedi Battlepods (12 game pieces)
  • 1x Glaug Officer's Battlepod (1 game piece)


 Right, now. it's almost at the $240,000 stretch goal, which promises upgraded box with 12 UEDF Faction Dice.

The $260K goal offers an upgrade to all Battle Cry, Gloval's Report, and 2x Showdown pledges.

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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