Gaming industry veteran Cory Jones launched a tabletop gaming subscription service, QST, on Kickstarter. Pronounced “Quest,” the service offers a small form factor tabletop game directly to subscribers each month.
Each game is a collboration between 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, and others. Each game will be created by a set of three creators for the year. The Kickstarter campaign offers backers the opportunity to get the service at a reduced price of $12.99 a month and receive exclusives, including the chance to own a game only ever offered to Kickstarter backers.
Each set of three creators will determine the components needed in the small form factor box, including cards, tiles, meeples, timers, dices, and spinners. QST games will target two to four players and a standard playing time of 30 to 45 minutes, but the creators are given free rein to adjust this however they see fit.
QST is offering those that support the Kickstarter campaign a discounted subscription rate of $12.99 each month, plus shipping. Each backer will be allowed to renew forever at this price, as long as his or her subscription remains in good standing. For consumers who do not contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, the monthly price will be $19.99 (12 months) or $22.99 (six months).
The first QST game to be mailed to consumers will be FORECLOSURE: Dungeon Masters Tavern, created by the trio of Cory Jones (concept), Matt Hyra (design), and Robb Mommaerts (art). It is a two to four 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.