We all know some roll and write games, Dice Stars, Can’t Stop Express, OctoDice, and more, each with minimal theme and lots of dice throwing. Well Nevermore Games thought that was a waste, and so they teamed up with Jason Tagmire of Button Shy Games to launch The Spiel Press. What they hope to do with this new label is produce premium roll and write games that will have a lot more theme and more replay value with legacy type elements. Each book, yes book, will have dozens of pages of full color game sheets to play on, and when you finish playing the game you can move to another page to play again. But in a legacy type fashion, the games before will affect the games after, making changes to the play area and giving you a new experience. In the first book, Blood Royals, this means the political map of the game will change as different factions fight. In the second book, Star Maps, this means the map you play on will change and evolve as you explore the galaxy.
Both of these sounds like great ideas and hopefully the execution is as high quality as they are making it sound. You can head over to The Spiel Press’s introduction page to read more about it, and then look forward to future Kickstarters for these books coming this summer.