Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bring Me My Grand Fantasy Strategy Game

Ever since my board game playing days I have longed for a strategy game that encapsulated a whole fantasy world involving everything from kingdoms and empires to heroes and quests. I was inspired by TSR's 'Divine Right' and SPI's 'Swords & Sorcery'. I even attempted to make my own grand fantasy strategy game with an elaborately hand drawn map and lots of cards and cardboard counters. In the computer era nothing has come close to Master of Magic, in my opinion. As flawed as the game was, especially in its horrendously buggy initial release, nothing has so far matched up to it. I am constantly looking out for fantasy strategy games. This year I have enjoyed Age of Wonders III, a highly polished and impressive fantasy strategy game, but I find it lacking in real character. There is so much stuff that you accumulate so quickly from every race and class that nothing feels terribly special. The tactical battles are well done, but let down by overwhelming hero characters and magic, while the strategic side is just an accumulation race. I tried Warlock II, and now Endless Legend, which is very impressive in its own unique way. I am about to try Worlds of Magic, which is available on Steam early access. I lived in hope. In fact, it really is fantastic that there are so many good quality fantasy strategy games out there. Things can only get better.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kickstarter - Monday 17th March

For those of you who didn't hear through other channels, the Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Campaign will launch on Monday, 17th March at 8am GMT. There is a very special guest appearance in the video from a well known game creator - look out for it!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chaos Reborn live stream on Joystiq

You can watch the first ever recording of Chaos Reborn games at Joystiq. I managed to save myself from humiliation by winning 3 out of 5 games, although I wasn't exactly playing my best. It was good fun though, and I hope it gives you an idea of what the final game will be like.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Interview about Chaos Reborn

I recently did an audio interview with Anything Geeky Reviewed all about Chaos Reborn, which you can listen to here. There is one mistake - our Kickstarter campaign will actually be launching on March 14th, not February 16th as I said in the interview. Silly me.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Rewards

I have posted the proposed Kickstarter rewards for Chaos Reborn on the discussion forum here. Please join the discussion if you can (but you can always leave a comment here, if you prefer).

I have set the date for the start of the Kickstarter campaign at March 14th, and it will run for 30 days. We are editing the Kickstarter video now - which will contain a real surprise for everybody. Look out for it on March 14th!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dwarf

The Dwarf is a relatively easy creature to summon, and is effectively the lawful counterpart of the Goblin. Dwarves are very tough with good magic resistance, but they are slow and not so good on the
attack. The visual design of the Dwarf reflects the general qualities of the Lawful alignment - cold colours and hard edges.