Mistborn fans, here’s some news that you probably didn’t know we’ve been waiting to announce. And that’s the Mistborn: House War board game coming out from Crafty Games, the makers of the Mistborn Adventure Game. Take a peek at the game’s cover art below.
Crafty has been planning, designing, and playtesting this game for quite some time, and now it’s ready to reveal to the world, with a Kickstarter campaign for it starting next month. We’ll have more details when that goes live.
My team has played through an early version of the game a couple times, and there are a number of board gamers out there who are going to enjoy this. In the game’s initial release the Luthadel noble houses’ politics takes the front seat, with other aspects of the Mistborn world such as Allomancy more in the background. Crafty has early ideas for future expansions, so it will be interesting to see what happens.
Here’s what Crafty says about the new board game:
Mistborn: House War is a game of noble intrigue, set in the world of Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasy series.
Designed by Kevin Wilson (Arkham Horror, The X-Files, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past), Mistborn: House War puts you in command of the Final Empire’s great Houses during the cataclysmic events of Mistborn: The Final Empire.
Together, you must cooperate to solve myriad problems facing the empire, from environmental and social turmoil to political strife and outright rebellion. You’ll even have to stave off Kelsier, Vin, Sazed, and the other heroes of the novels to maintain the delicate balance held in place for the last thousand years.
Simultaneously, you’ll compete to become the most powerful House in the land by currying the favor of the almighty Lord Ruler. To win, you must build alliances, negotiate deals, and undermine both your enemies and your allies—all at just the right time. But be careful! Should the players’ stewardship fail, unrest will tear the Final Empire asunder and the House furthest from the top shall emerge the victor.
Mistborn: House War is created and developed by Crafty Games, publishers of the Mistborn Adventure Game, with cooperation from Brandon Sanderson and Dragonsteel Entertainment. It is funding on Kickstarter in May 2016, with an anticipated retail release date of April 2017.
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