Sentinels of the Multiverse, from Greater than Games, is growing into a powerful IP with a host of expansions to the original game as well as the recently released tactical miniatures game, Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom. Taking it a step further, the team at GTG is partnering with Cantrip Games, the makers of Story War, to release a Sentinels of the Multiverse version of their storytelling party game – Sentinel Conflict. From the Kickstarter page:
Story War is all about using creativity and humor in impromptu storytelling to defeat your opponents! In Sentinel Conflict, each player will have a hand of Character cards and Item cards, and will use those heroes, villains, devices, and equipment to assemble the best team to take on the other players!
In a game of Sentinel Conflict, each team will have three Characters in play. Each team will also get to add one item for their characters to use, usually after a bit of exposition about why their team is already great and how this item makes them even better! Each conflict takes place in an Environment, and both teams would be wise to take advantage of the various elements of that Environment, weaving it into their stories about why their team of three Characters will win.
This Kickstarter is centered on the game, but there’s more to see. Most notably is the first published comic book centered around the Sentinels – Cosmic Contest. You can pledge for just the game, just the comic book, or both. Stretch goals are already being teased as well. The project is EU friendly and will fund on January 8 so stop by their campaign page here and see if this appeals to the storyteller in you.