Dice Tower Newsletter

brotherwise games

Brotherwise Games, publisher of the 8-bit dungeon building game Boss Monster, has announced their next game, Unearth.  It’s going to be a dice-placement game designed by Jason Harner and Matthew Ransom, with art by Jesse Riggle.  In the game you are exploring the ruins of the great cities of old, trying to claim them as your own and build up places of power to restore a bygone age.  Play will use a set of 5 dice for each player, three 6 sided, one 4 sided, and one 8 sided die, each representing different explorers.

So far the game sounds great and more information will be released as time goes on, so look forward to it’s launch in August!

crash landing

In celebration of convention season, Brotherwise Games announced at this year’s GenCon, a new expansion to Boss Monster: Crash Landing. The new expansion to this classic video game inspired dungeon-building card game not only adds new cards but some rules changes, allows 5-6 players and introduces an out-of-this-world alien invasion theme!

Some of the new features of this expansion have been revealed by the publishers. In a 5-6 player game, players continue to play even after receiving 5 wounds; the player with the highest total souls minus wounds wins the game. Accumulating wounds could be seen as a risky strategy but with a new set of Spells such as “Not Dead Yet”, which is powered up by the number of wounds you have, this strategy might pay off in the end.

Like any other alien invasion there are now Alien Artifacts, and which new type of hero will be seeking these artifacts? The brave and intrepid Explorer, of course. Over the forthcoming weeks, there will be more sneaky peeks

Use the comments on their Facebook page to let Brotherwise Games know which Sci-Fi classics you expect to see as Easter Eggs in this new set.

To find out more on Boss Monster: Crash Landing, you can go to Brotherwise Games site by clicking here

boss monster next

Boss Monster is a game where instead of being the hero taking on the dungeon, you are the boss at the end trying to kill those pesky heroes and collect their souls.  You and the other players accomplish this by building your own unique dungeon to attract the heroes, play spells, and generally mess with each other so you can be the best boss monster.  Boss Monster 2 is billed as a stand alone 160 card expansion to the Boss Monster line so you can either play this on it’s own or mix it in with the base set and first expansion to have even more variety.  Some new features of this set are dark heroes who can be paid to hurt other players more, hybrid heroes who are attracted to multiple treasure types, and epic spells to help take out those tougher heroes and opponents.  In general this set promises to add more variety as well as more ways to mess with your opponents making it even more interactive.

boss monster cards

The campaign on kickstarter ends on April 27th with three stretch goals already unlocked.  There are three pledge levels so you can just get the expansion, get a limited edition of the expansion, or get the limited edition expansion with a box to hold all the cards from the entire Boss Monster line as well as a retro game booster pack.  Head over to the campaign HERE to pledge.