Root, The Next Asymmetrical Game From Leder Games On Kickstarter
October 25, 2017 - 6:15am
Leder Games, designer Cole Wehrle (Pax Pamir), and artist Kyle Ferrin (Vast) have started a Kickstarter for Root, a highly asymmetrical game along the lines of Leder Games' previous hit Vast. In Root, 2-4 players take on the roles of the Marquis and her cats, who have just taken control of the woodland, the Eyrie, who are mustering their hawks to take back the wood, the Alliance of woodland animals, who have just been displaced, and the Vagabond, who travels through the wood. Each faction scores points on the tracker and uses the same deck of cards, marked with 4 suits of the forest animals. The first faction to 40 points wins the game. The Marquis scores points by building industry and improving infrastructure, while the Eyrie constructs roosts out of which they attack and claim territory, and the Alliance must set up conspiracies and hide in the shadows. The Vagabond is the most mobile group in the woods, and scores points by helping the other players, developing both positive and negative relationships with the other factions. Additionally, the Vagabond have a secret objective to win the game, regardless of points. Read more about Root at the Leder Games website here, or on the Kickstarter page. The Kickstarter campaign for Root is due to continue through November 21, and the game should come to backers in August 2018.