Sunday, April 19, 2009

Voltron Goes Tabletop

It looks like the mighty, multi-part, giant robot defender of the universe is coming to the tabletop! Voltron will be the first (hopefully of many!) licensed property for Privateer Press' Monsterpocalypse game. There's a good press writeup of it here. Of particular note, and somewhat tantalyzing, is Matt Wilson's quote:
"Monsterpocalypse was created with the goal of being able to feature guest stars from our favorite films and TV shows that have done so much to inspire the creation of the game."
It's tantalyzing because if they're looking at other licenses to add to the MonPoc stable, then color me interested. Again. Obviously if they were to tap into the Gojira franchise, wow, that would just be the mother lode considering just how many giant critters are running around that franchise. King Kong is another obvious choice too. Looking through the excellent Giant Monster Movie Database you'll see a ton of great creatures waiting to smash buildings and one another. The Cloverfield Monster would be just plain cool to see (as an oversized model?), and really you can't have giant monsters running around without Insectosaurus! Not to mention you could get a little more serious and tackle the Lovecraft mythos too.

It's funny, I used to rave about Monsterpocalypse and now that it's here (and has been out for a while) I still haven't played it. Money kinda has something to do with it, I can only support so many hobbies at a time, and MonPoc would be one more new game to get into. Secondly, even though it's's also collectible, ugh. I don't mind collectible games so much by themselves, but I know I would feel obligated to buy lots of boosters, and that brings us back full circle to the whole 'money' thing.

The possibilities are endless!


  1. No way really? Dammit, now I'm gonna have to start playing yet ANOTHER game! Great news!

  2. Hey, at least you won't have to paint them!