Solomon Kane: Kickstarter
Der Kickstarter für das kooperative Solomon Kane Brettspiel läuft.
Solomo Kane – Co-op- Brettspiel für 1-4 Spieler
It is the end of the 16th century. This is a turbulent time, with bandits lurking in the wilds of the countryside, and pirates roaming the high seas. Evil taints the hearts of men, and many give in to temptation. Many, but not all. Against this tide of corruption stands Solomon Kane. This mortal hero fights his lone crusade, aided by the silent might of the immortal Virtues. Together they fight against the implacable Darkness. This is the fearless opponent who tries to thwart our hero at every turn, and who must be overcome by the players if Solomon Kaneis to emerge victorious.
Darkness has emissaries too, and these Shadows are also attracted by Solomon Kane’s faith. Shadows are not physical beings – they are the essence of the nameless horror that hides just out of sight, the lurking danger you think you glimpse from the corner of your eye, or the secret dread that sends shivers down your spine. This can drive lesser men to madness, and even Solomon Kane could be overwhelmed, for whilst his faith is strong, Darkness is powerful too. Solomon Kane can see neither Virtue nor Shadow, yet he can feel both, and he has his faith. This tells him that Good must triumph over Evil. It is up to the Virtues to ensure that he is right.
“Solomon Kane… considered himself the fulfiller of God’s judgment, a vessel of wrath to be emptied upon the souls of the unrighteous.”
– Robert E. Howard
The central figure in the game is Solomon Kane himself. He is a dour English Puritan and redresser of wrongs who roams the world, fighting against the ungodly and evil works of men and foul magic alike. He follows no master save his conscience, though that alone drives him to the ends of the Earth to fulfil his quest. All his life he has travelled, aiding the weak and fighting oppression. From the bleak moors of England, through the damp forests of Germany, to the sweltering jungles and savannahs of Africa – even to the shores of the distant New World of America.
He neither knows nor questions why he is driven to do this. It simply must be done. To Solomon Kane, he is doing God’s work. To his enemies he is a relentless fury, armed with flintlock and rapier, and armoured in unshakeable faith. The knowledge of the rightness of his cause makes him unstoppable, and gives him the ability to overcome any fiend or demon. At least, it does when the Virtues are on his side.
“How I overcame it, I know not, for the battle was hard and long, but the powers of good and light were on my side, which are mightier than the powers of Hell.”
– Robert E. Howard
The Solomon Kane core box comes with 3 complete Adventures: one each with 1, 2, and 3 Acts. These stories are the Rattle of Bones, Skulls in the Stars, and the Blue Flame of Vengeance – all based on original tales from Robert E Howard. With 10 Chapters per Act, this gives you 60 Chapters to explore, and many, many hours of replay value.
Es gibt nur ein Pledge-Level: Puritan für 110,00 USD.
We have many stretch goals planned for this Kickstarter campaign, adding new miniatures, Adventures, and other surprises. All stretch goals that we unlock during this campaign will be added FREE to every Puritan pledge, and every additional copy of the core box you pledge for.
The Puritan Pledge contains many, many hours of game play, and stretch goals add even more. However, if you’re enjoying Solomon Kane we will be revealing some additional content during the campaign that you may want to add to your pledge. If you’re interested in purchasing any add-on, just click the Manage your Pledge button at the top of this page, and increase your current pledge amount by the amount of the extra items that you’d like to add. Kickstarter doesn’t let you specify what you want at this stage, so we’ll sort out what your extra money is going towards after the campaign has closed. The system we use for this is called a pledge manager, and all backers will be sent a link to this after the Kickstarter campaign closes.
The Right Hand of Doom
This expansion is an Early Bird bonus, but works like an add-on so it is described here. While staying at an inn on the way to Torkertown, Solomon Kane becomes involved with the fate of a necromancer who has been captured and convicted of heretical crimes. As Solomon keeps his own council, sitting quietly near the fire, a man named John Redly begins to boast of his part in capturing the necromancer. “A dealer in the diabolic arts and a worker of black magic!”, he says. Yet Solomon Kane is not impressed. Later, during the night, the necromancer’s revenge on John Redly is revealed, and Solomon Kane must intervene…
The Right Hand of Doom expansion contains a miniature of the hand from the title, plus all the Chapter cards and Discovery cards you need to play through the various possible outcomes of this unnatural Adventure.
Heart of Africa
The Forces of Light:
Each player takes the part of one of the four Cardinal Virtues: Courage, Prudence, Temperance, and Justice, each with a special combination of abilities that reflect their unique role. Together they must help Solomon Kane achieve his mission.
Courage is bold and sometimes reckless. She cannot sit idly by, and encourages Solomon to resolve everything with action! Her specialities are Moving and Fighting.
Prudence tries to keep an eye on everything. She helps the other Virtues as well as Solomon, providing vital support to both.
Justice is willing to listen to both sides. She is fair and balanced, and is expert at finding a solution that benefits everyone. Her areas of skill are Talking and Influencing a situation for the better.
Temperance keeps a sharp eye and a clear head. She encourages Solomon to keep his wits about him, and be aware of what is going on around him. Her speciality is exploring the environment, and avoiding nasty surprises.
Solomon Kane is a loner, and only begrudgingly accepts the aid of others in his quest. However, when others need his aid he is quick to come to their assistance, and this means that his Adventures against the Darkness sometimes include companions.
Solomon Kane’s only regular companion is N’longa – a self-styled “mighty worker of nameless magic”. Despite their significant differences in outlook, they get along perfectly, saving each other from death on more than one occasion. It is hard to say which one of them relies more on the other.
Jack is a hot-headed, somewhat naive, but well-meaning young man, whose main goal is to protect Mary and her honour. He falls in with Solomon Kane when the Puritan comes to his rescue.
Mary is the archetypical damsel in distress. If Jack can’t save her, then Solomon Kane will always be ready to protect any innocent in peril.
The wrong place at the wrong time, that’s the best way to describe the unfortunate traveller. He really should have waited for daylight to cross that moor…
The Forces of Darkness:
Darkness is the natural opponent of Light. It is a combination of all the secret, unsavoury feelings and deeds which men are capable of. It lurks in the blackness, moulding the essence of the night into its minions, and sending them to plague the mortal world.
The main servants of Darkness are the mist-like Shadows. They are not really creatures at all, more embodiments of a terrifying idea. One that can drive mortals to insanity and death.
Through his many Adventures, Solomon Kane encounters a wide variety of misguided, malevolent, or just plain evil individuals who all do Darkness’ bidding – whether they realise it or not. These range from simple thugs, through cannibal tribesmen, to otherworldly and magical creatures. Solomon Kane must overcome them all.
Solomon Kane includes a huge selection of beautiful 35mm scale miniatures, ranging from the man himself, through dastardly foes and innocent bystanders, to the towering Virtues who aid him. Although nominally 35mm (the height of an average man), the miniatures are all different sizes depending on the individual they represent. This gives us a range from 27mm tall children to the 90mm tall Virtues. Each miniature is a carefully-sculpted masterpiece, full of character. To further enhance this, and to give the painters among our backers even more to enjoy, each sculpt also has its own unique scenic base.
Wer sich über die genauen Spielmechanismen des Brettspiel informieren will, wird auf der Kickstarter-Seite des Projekt fündig. Dort gibt es einen tieferen Einblick in den Ablauf der Runden und den Co-Op-Mechanismus.
Stand der Finanzierung: über 670.000 USD (Ziel waren 100.000 USD).
Backer: über 6.000
Ende: 5. Juli 2018 21:00 CEST
Link: Solomon Kane KS