Chronicle X is a 1 to 7 player tactical board game in which players control a military organization, Chronicle X, or the Overmind, an alien overseeing the invasion of Earth. It’s set in a Sci-Fi Retro 1980s. Players get to choose from a group of heroes in order to form their squad, but must also manage the expansion of their base of operations. The Overmind player is able to choose from alien troops in order to build their opposition.
Each mission takes place on a board built from 4 tiles and there are 6 tiles included in the game. Chronicle X’s base of operations can be used between (and sometime’s during) missions to aid the team. Rooms such as a Med Bay or Communications Room can be built using scrap components found during missions. Scrap components can also be used to craft high tech bullets and first aid kits.
The miniatures are made from a specially produced, hot isostatic pressing (HIPS), material. It’s similar to resin minis but more durable. Each miniature is also produced as a single piece so there’s no need for assembly. Custom 12-sided dice are included and are used for combat.
The base pledge for the Core Set is $99 while the Epic pledge of $199 adds expansions and tons of additional miniatures. The project has a $40,000 funding goal and has already smashed it at 773% of the total with half the campaign still to go.