Yet across the gulfs of cyberspace, a mind immeasurably more easily tempted than yours regarded this game with envious eyes, and slowly and surely, I drew my plans to buy it!
Yep, afraid I couldn't resist this one - I just need to convince lots of relatives that chipping in would make a great Christmas present, especially if the good folk at Alien Dungeon are able to ship in time for their target this December.
As you might have guessed I'm a bit of a fan of the whole War of the Worlds thing - I've read the book countless times, had Jeff Wayne's musical version on heavy rotation in the car, got the Orson Wells radio broadcast on tape(!) and I even quite like the various American movie versions.
I tracked down the "sequel" to H G Wells' original text Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett P. Serviss, a while back. I say sequel - it was published as a serial six weeks after War Of the Worlds was serialised and involved an Earth counter attack on Mars, led by Thomas Edison and his marvellous inventions, which included a fleet of space ships and ray guns! Strangely the Martians were giant humans but the story is great fun and must be one of the very first genuine Space Operas.
Lets just hope there's more likelihood of the stuff getting delivered on time than Ogilvy's predictions of anything coming from Mars!
Update - Since pledging last night the total has shot over $260 000 and is headed for $270 000! What's more if $300 000 is reached before the campaign ends in 9 hours then all backers at Invasion level or above get a free resin Downed Tripod model, including an escaping Martian! Sounds like a great objective marker to me, if not a fantastic model for the collection.
Go on - you know you want to!