Red Raven Games Announces Empires of the Void II

February 28, 2017 - 8:34am
Design/artist/publisher Ryan Laukat is going back to his roots.  His company, Red Raven Games, will be releasing a brand new standalone board game set in the universe of the studio's first release, Empires of the Void.  Empires of the Void II is a 4x game set hundreds of years after the events of the first game and apparently requires no familiarity or prior experience with the first title.
By the time Captian Markan realized Earth was losing the war against the Znu, it was too late. Earth's shield fell and the Znu scorched the surface to an irradiated wasteland. In desperation and for the survival of the species, she sent Earth's massive worldship on a decade-long journey to uncharted space. Their destination was the fringes of the galaxy, where there was a chance to gain a foothold and grow in strength again, and perhaps find new allies for the fight against the Znu and Decima empires. Learning of this plan, the great empires sent their own worldships, following Earth to the edge, determined to stake their own claim and win the war for the fringe.
In Empires of the Void II, players take on the roles of explorers, warriors, diplomats, and architects to increase the influence of their struggling civilizations through the main action selection mechanism.  However, the game also features the ability for players to follow the main action of another, or pass and take a different associated action, keeping everyone engaged on every player's turn.  A modular board, tile laying and exploration, and player interaction also contribute to the game's replayability.  Empires of the Void II is for 2-5 players, ages 13 and older, and takes about 30 minutes per player.  For more information, check out the Kickstarter campaign here.