Andrew Harman might be best known as the author of books like The Sorcerer’s Appendix, Talonspotting and The Frogs Of War but he also worked with Iain Lowson and others on Dark Harvest: Tales of Promethea which is a collection of novels based on the Dark Harvest RPG.
It’s Dark Harvest that’s inspired this card game. Here’s the pitch.
The game has 110 cards, plenty of tokens and works with player mats to provide the lab. The goal is to compete with other surgeons and put your body together. There’s a steep curve on the pledges; a thank you at £1 and the next step up costs £35 and gets a copy of the game. Impressively, this level also offers free P&P across the world. After the £35 tier the pounds pile on and you hit the prestige backer level quickly.
I was at the Edinburgh gaming convention Compulsion when the Kickstarter launched and saw no shortage of players lining up to test the game. This run through seemed to take about an hour and a half but that would include explaining the rules to everyone at the convention table.
Andrew Harman is well connected. The Kickstarter page has a mini review from Ian Livingstone (Games Workshop, Fighting Fantasy) which supports the game.
“I enjoyed playing Frankenstein’s Bodies because it is a fun, light-hearted game based on a gruesome tale. There is a lot of interaction as surgeons compete for body parts whilst trying to maintain their reputations. Body building will never be the same again!”
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