SolarFlare Games has announced a new game in their Robotech line of games, Robotech: Crisis Point, along with a new small expansion for Robotech: Force of Arms, Robotech: Force of Arms – Grand Cannon expansion.
Robotech: Crisis Point is another head-to-head 2-player game in the Robotech universe. The players are fighting for control of the Earth, using hand management, area control and bluffing mechanisms in order to do so.
The Robotech: Force of Arms – Grand Cannon expansion is a free small pack of booster cards, which gives the players more heroes and commands for the base game of Robotech: Force of Arms.
Check out the web page for more information on both the new game and the expansion here.
Dawn of the Archmage continues the rich fantasy world of Archmage Origins. Once the rulers of Sorcado, mages have fallen from power. Challengers arrive from every corner of the land. Knighted Paladins, land-hungry Lords… all seek to dethrone the mages. But mages don’t go down easily. It’s time to fight back!
SolarFlare Games announces their latest Kickstarter project, Dawn of the Archmage, a miniatures skirmish game in which each player controls a mage from a school of magic. Each player will be summoning powerful monsters to the battlefield and pitting them against the other players in battle. The winner of the game will rise above the other mages, ascending to the rank of Archmage.
Here’s a look at more from the press release for Dawn of the Archmage:
Each mage uses summoning powers to bring new and dangerous creatures to the battlefield. Expending massive mystical energy, their battle grows in frenetic power as monstrous beasts fight for the mages who control them, seeking to destroy all challengers in a magic-fueled frenzy.
In addition to summoning fearsome creatures to fight, mages possess a selection of powerful spells. With a single word, the battle can shift. Manipulating odds, controlling movement, and countering rival spells, the mage’s strategy will determine the supreme ruler of Sorcado.
The battle rages everywhere. Modular map tiles allow the mages to customize the battle area. Large, sprawling battlefields or close, confined ones… the fight is different every time. Will it be the Arena? The Forest? The Ruins? Or even Underground?
Dawn of the Archmage goes live on Kickstarter on August 1, 2017. The project features two separate pledge levels, the first including one copy of the game, and the other including a copy of the game as well as the card game Archmage Origins.
Here we are again, time to highlight a couple of Kickstarters we found this week.
First on the list is a game from The Creativity Hub called Untold: Adventures Await. This is an RPG, story telling hybrid game that puts to use the many different sets of Rory Story Cubes that have been released to date. It’s described as throwing yourself into your favorite TV series, but instead of just watching you are now creating the story that unfolds. This is especially true because several dice sets have been released that are based on popular television IPs like Batman, Scooby Doo, and Doctor Who. Whichever set of Rory Story Cubes you use will give you the framework to your story, and the game will guide you through the rest from the danger appearing to the final showdown. Play will take about 60 minutes and you can reuse your created characters in later games, akin to continuing your TV series. So if this sounds interesting to you, head on over to the Kickstarter page.
Next is a game getting an art overhaul and deluxified courtesy of TMG called The Flow of History. This is a bidding/auction style card game where you are trying to build the best civilization out of them all. In the game you will be buying and playing cards from 5 different ages, with each card having it’s own special ability. Some cards give you icons, others give you resources based on those icons, and so on. The game ends when the card “The Future” shows up in the market or is acquired directly, at that point you count up culture icons, each being worth a point, and any end game scoring bonuses to determine the winner. What makes this version deluxe compared to the retail is the larger box, molded plastic tray, folding market board, and metal resource tokens. So if a card based civilization game interests you, or you want a deluxe version of the game, check out the Kickstarter page.
Finally we have Archmage Origins, the latest card game from SolarFlare Games. In the game you are battling your follow mages in an effort to collect the strongest army and be crowned the archmage of the realm. To do that you will use a similar board setup and play style to that of a popular two player game, Targi. In the game you will set out a 4×4 grid of face down monster cards, each having different strengths and abilities. On your turn you can peak at a card to see what monster is there, next you have the option to swap it with another card, and then you play one of your mage cards around the edge of the board. After everyone’s mage cards have been played, all the cards flip over and each monster card is resolved, totaling the value of mage cards in the column and row it occupies. Whoever has the higher value gets to add the card to their army, and once all the cards have been given out, the highest valued army wins. With some good looking art, simple and quick gameplay, this light filler game is worth a look. Check out their Kickstarter page today, which also includes a tease to the next game in the same universe.
SolarFlare Games, makers of the game Nightmare Forest: Dead Run, are back again on Kickstarter for a new version of the game called Nightmare Forest: Alien Invasion. Alien Invasion plays much the same like the original but with an alien twist this time. In the game you will put out a grid of cards representing the forest that you have to cleanse of aliens. You and the other players will each be going through, flipping cards, trying to find gear like blasters or crossbows to help them get rid of the aliens. There are also traps and big nasty aliens out there so your survival is not guaranteed. Kill all the aliens before time runs out or one of you dies and you win, else the aliens overrun the forest and invade!
Fans of the original Nightmare Forest game should definitely give this game a look because it’s a fresh theme on familiar mechanics. Alternatively if you are looking for a nice cooperative filler with some good risk/reward choices, this game might be for you as well. You can find out more and pledge for the game on it’s Kickstarter page.