I have never taken part with anything on Kickstarter. I know that this is a great way to get games and miniatures out on the market for us all to enjoy. It has just been hard for me to get excited by yet another new miniatures game and more models to collect. Nothing has captured my excitement like Lord of the Rings did. I have invested in many games, rules and miniatures just to find disappointment. Then I saw Arena Rex on Kickstarter and I gave them my support.
I will admit, I have always liked Arena style combat games. It started with Avalon Hills Gladiator game, then Anachronism (I still have all my cards) but I never could find a good set of miniatures rules. Then not that long ago GW put out a set of Gladiator rules and I jumped all over them. As quickly as the game came out GW closed their historical line, big thanks GW. With the rules no longer being on the market it makes it hard to get people to play.
I am excited about Arena Rex and hope it will finally fill the void in my gaming life. One thing I like about this Kickstarter campaign is that if you back the game at the Ludus level (which I did) you will get a PDF copy of the rules this summer. I will get a chance to play the game and give feedback. I felt it was a great move on the publisher to do this, it is more of a buy in for the backers. If you are interested in this game check out this link: Arena Rex