Oh man, does this game have my attention! And not just because the Art graphics are smoking hot, but because it is a way cool premise. The best way to start this off is with a quote from the designer himself:
"Here we go! Finally the Dream comes true!
The DUST project was born some five years ago as a personal project to be developed in my spare time, and subsequently become a series of products including novels, graphic novels, games, and model kits… It is an alternative or elseworld (what if…) World War 2 Sci-Fi setting, introducing unhistorical events, alien technology, and eventually the supernatural… My main source of inspiration were: Mike Mignola’s masterpiece Hellboy, the fantastic art of Japanese manga and anime Jin-Roh, and my passion for WW2 wargaming and modelling.
A couple of years later, by pure luck I met James Hung and William Yau from Armoury Figures, and subsequently the Miss Meba Team; through the help, encouragement, and support of all these friends, I’m now able to present to you this sourcebook collecting the most significant drawings and stories from the World of Dust.
It’s a great first step to introduce an exciting new range of products for you to enjoy and collect.
Please note that sometimes the artwork will represent a subject inspired from real WW2 uniforms or insigna, so it may contain details or markings that some may find offensive. The inclusion of those insigna or markings is in NO WAY an endorsement or approval of the activities associated with the subject matter at any time or in any manner.
DUST actually encompasses many products, to include comics and resign model kits, but also a pretty phenominal looking board game! I was in the mall at lunchtime one day, stopping in a retail store to check out surge protectors, and little did I know that I'd need the surge protector against the excitement waves when I peeked in a hobby store next door, and came across the DUST board game. It ran just under $60, and I fear I had not enough funds on me.....three guesses where I am going as soon as I can!?! Anyways, one look at the game and I am hooked!
The game is a strategy board game of conflict and control in an alternate WWII science fiction setting, for 2 to 6 players. Anyone who knows me knows this is just too cruel....combining two of my passions! The box boasts streamlined and elegant play, with a sweeping and epic scope. It comes with:
- •Two variant rulebooks, featuring quick=playing "Premium" rules, and grand "Epic" rules.
- •One puzzle-cut gameboard
- •Over 800 plastic figures
- •45 lavishly illustrated cards
- •10 custom Battle Dice
- •25 game tokens
- •3 Player reference sheets
The game pieces consist of 6 sets of army units in six different colors, each including units such as tanks, mechs, fighters, bombers, etc. I haven't seen a game that had me this excited in a long time. It is distributed by Fantasy Flight Games, and can be found on their site, as well as the DUST website at Board & Card Game Paolo Parente’s Dust: The Army Weekly
DUST is a must have for me, and I suspect it may be for others as well!