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.

 

Miniature Holders & Grips for painting and sculpting

I bring you a patronage campaign through Kickstarter platform that seeks funds for making some curious tools. What tools? This holders and grips are designed to hold a model without having to touch it, that way we avoid spoiling the paint or leave stains of sweat and fat in it.

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