The pitch for Battle Systems’ game is that even if you don’t like the war/skirmish and RPG game Maladum: Dungeons of Enveron, you can use the parts for one you do.
It sounds defeatist, but it’s a good angle, and Battle Systems have already proven they will likely make a game you’ll like. The Kickstarter has about 2 weeks left, and has just passed £400k, so will it hit £500k in pledges?
The game is a tabletop minis dungeon crawler. The Kickstarter calls it a board game, but that feels like an undersell for a game that comes on a neoprene mat with such gorgeous scenery.
Maladum uses a rule system based on Core Space, which did well but has been reworked for fantasy. That means there’s an RPG-Esq system, yet you can solo with plot books to handle NPCs and wandering beasts.
You can check out the rules through this free Dropbox download.
The world is not as it was. The ancient magics stir within the earth, and their return heralds a new age of opportunity for those bold enough to seize upon such glorious times.
Within the tombs and crypts of antiquity lie the makings of legends; untold prosperity, unspeakable peril and the ever-present prospect of glory.
The tales of your adventures will echo through the ages, and should your band of reprobates happen to save the world in the course of things, then all the better…
The rules are free to look at because the cost of the game is in the models. Backers who can find £79 to support the project, as hundreds have, will get the Battle Systems Dungeon terrain and some stretch goals.
The tier at £99 unlocks the Kickstarter exclusive of the Maladum: Dungeons of Enveron set, also with some stretch goals. Over 600 gamers have taken this route.
However, if you want both the terrain and the game, as impressive as it is, then that’ll take a pledge of £175.
Battle Systems do offer retailer support and estimate delivery of January 2024 for the game.
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