Fortress of Terror: a solo PnP roll-and-write

April 14, 2022 - 10:59am

Humble Bard Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fortress of Terror, a solo print-and-play roll-and-write. Your village is being threatened by the return of the warlord Bram to his forboding tower nearby, and you have been selected to defeat him and save your village. The game is scenario-based and is played on a map grid of squares unique to the scenario. The map can be populated with traps, obstacles, teleporters, relics, monsters, and scenario objectives.

Each round, you will roll your dice pool, activate a selection from the pool, trigger your enemies response, and then advance the round tracker. Your dice pool will contain different types of dice based on the scenario: normal movement dice, combat dice, and orb dice. These are d6's of different colors. There is also a luck die, which is a d4 that can be added or subtracted to the value of one selected dice upon activation. You will use these dice to traverse the grid in pursuit of the scenario objectives. Use a writing utensil to indicate your movement orthogonally a number of squares equal to the value of the activated dice. You cannot re-enter a square you have been in before. The game ends either when you complete the scenario objective or when the round tracker reaches a certain number based on the challenge mode you are attempting. Entering the square of a monster requires you to activate your combat dice. Entering a square with a trap will advance the round tracker closer to the end of the game. By entering relic spaces, you can obtain relics with special powers from a deck of relic cards to aid your quest. The contents of the relic deck will change based on the scenario. The enemies action after your activation is based on the number showing on the Doom Die, a d12, which advances one value each round, allowing you to plan for their efforts to thwart you. Humble Bard Games plans to release different adventures and themes using their Roll-With-It system. 

Fortress of Terror is designed by John S. Bailey, with art by Emmie Bailey, and Adam Szafranski. The Kickstarter campaign runs through April 28, 2022 10:00 PM EDT. The delivery of the printable pdf materials for the game is projected for May 2022. 

Check out the Kickstarter campaign for more details!