Dungeon Universalis

We left our lethargy to present a game that we just heard about. The damn goblins of our information service do not work properly and we had not heard before this game. They say they tried to wake us up but surely they lie like dirty green skin they are.

Either way, the fact is that there is a new dungeon crawling game: Dungeon Universalis.

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Star Saga Alpha

Yesterday began the Star Saga crowfunding campaign  and, as expected, was a great success.

In just one hour they had raised enough money to finance the game and an one hour later had unlocked the first additional goal, a pack of scenery.

A few hours later the second: a new mercenary to be used as a character. A kind of energy vampire capable to absorb enemy energy to heal herself or heal their companions.

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And that in a few hours. How far we will arrive in 24 days left?

In addition Mantic published an alpha version of the rules for testing and criticizing. You want to try? Here you have

I’ve already taken a look at them and I liked a lot. They are based on the rules of Dungeon Saga but have some important differences as the use of special dice and differences in rules for combat at a distance. This, as expected, is far more important than DS and has interesting rules such as the “pot shots”: the character out briefly at your coverage to make a shot and take cover again.

Another important difference is the Reinforcements. The Nexus (the opponent, the villain, whatever you want to call it) is not limited by the minis that is at stake but can go calling reinforcements. With a little luck can turn into a bloodbath.

Terminals are also an important point. Through these characters can unlock doors or even disable the arrival area of reinforcements in addition to more extravagant uses depending on the scenario.

Finally one thing that many claimed in DS, the ability to search loot rooms to scavenge equipment and armament.

My conclusion after these alpha rules is quite satisfactory.

A Star Saga sneak peek

Here I bring you news to Star Saga

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You have to treat this information with caution because, until they officially start the crowfunding, this is unofficial although comes from the same Mantic.

The contents of the core box will include:

  • The Rulebook featuring tutorials and basic mechanics for novices, as well as expanded rules for veteran players.
  • The Eiras Contract Mission Book with 10 narrative adventures, two intro missions, character bios and the story behind Eiras.
  • High Quality Card Sheets with floor tiles and counters
  • Four Character cards
  • More than 100 Game Cards for equipment, skills, and all the powers of the Nexus player.
  • A Selection of Custom Dice
  • 31 Highly Detailed Miniatures including:
    • Four Mercenary Heroes
    • Three Bosses
    • 24 Minions
  • plus loads of scenery

The campaign this time has only one pledge level, which will be priced at $130.00 USD.

What includes?

The contents of the core pledge includes the CORE STAR SAGA BOX GAME, the STAR SAGA MISSION CREATOR expansion, the STAR SAGA CHARACTER CREATOR expansion, KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE art print and  exclusive Blaine, as usual.

In this article you have some of the pictures with of the miniatures renderings we could find.

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What do you think?

Star Saga, new Mantic Kickstarter

This weekend Mantic has announced what many suspected for some time.

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Mantic launches a new game to market, again using Kickstarter crowfunding platform . The campaign will start on September 26 and is likely to be a success again. Why do I say this? Because Mantic, over the years, he has shown great skill in getting far superior to the necessary revenues at patronage campaigns, and that have allowed it to launch both the game and its expansions In a single campaign! And they know what we like and we give it: tons of miniatures.

And what is Star Saga?

As the name tells it is the spiritual heir of Dungeon Saga but in space. It is a game space dungeoneering.

STAR SAGA will see players guide a team of space mercenaries on a mission to retrieve stolen data plans from a research facility orbiting a far-off alien world. Players will take on platoons of minions, powerful alien bosses and be forced to make difficult choices as the story takes unexpected twists and turns.  Further campaigns and expansions will utilize the full scope of the science fiction settings, from space stations and starships to alien worlds and beyond.

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From Mantic we warn that is not simply an adaptation of Dungeon Saga to the universe of Warpath. They have extensively revised the rules to adapt to an environment of science fiction and to change the way we played, especially the Nexus (What’s the Dungeon Saga Overlord ). It will also be from the same core game the way to improve characters from experience without the need for supplements. A point in his favor, progress on the basic of Dungeon Saga is … rough.

The campaign starts on September 26 and last 25 days.

And I have already convinced.

 

Aventuras en la Marca del Este Miniature Game Cover

From the blog Aventuras en la Marca del Este (Adventures in the East Mark) comes a new advance about their miniatures game. It is not a report on the state of development, nor the sculpted his miniatures.

They tell us that continue the testing of the rules and bring us that will probably is the cover image. It is a new iteration of the iconic image of a warrior fighting a dragon.

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The image is a work of Manzanedo and, as usual, shows great quality.

We keep reporting.

Dungeon Saga: Rules

In the previous article about Dungeon Saga, I presented and did a review of the game in general. Now it get us a little more on task, let’s talk about the rules.

Before getting to the review: Mantic have available to anyone who wants them, the rules of the game in digital and free version on this link. Registration is required to download it but otherwise is free of charge.

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A story of dragons: Tirant of Halpi

As I said in a previous post I fear that once the last of the expansions of Dungeon Saga which was funded by crowfunding is put on sale, a break will occur in this game. Probably to prepare a second edition as happened with Dreadball. If we add the video posted Mantic with a mysterious teaser in which can be seen Blaine,  his “pet” …

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Aventuras en la Marca del Este Miniature Game

For a long time we have no news about the production of dungeoneering miniature game which is developing by La Marca del Este.

The Gods of Synchronicity want that on the day I decide to put online this website they decide to publish a report of condition (OK, I know that yesterday posted but do not let reality spoil you an omen).

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