Legion – The Siberian Story: Brettspiel Kickstarter
Ein historisches Kartenspiel mit ausgefallenem Hintergrund sucht Unterstützer.
Legion: Siberian journeyCard game
Our unique board game will transport you to Siberia in the midst of the Russian Civil War. The Czechoslovak legionnaires are trying to get home; the Reds and the Whites are fighting for dominion over Russia; and local militias, anarchists, and deserters are struggling for survival or profit in the middle of it all.
Legion tells a new and unique story with every playthrough.
Siberia is caught in the throes of civil war. The fragmented White Army is trying to end the Reds’ rule. Both sides are capable of anything in the name of victory. The chaos gave rise to local uprisings and bandits – and the Czechoslovak legionnaires are trying to fight their way through all this to get home.
Our story is set in a small hilly outcrop somewhere in the frozen Siberian wilderness. Each faction is trying to win as many advantages as possible, recruit the best soldiers and civilians, and of course survive. How you guide your characters through the skirmishes, investigations, personal crises, and uprisings, will be up to you. The journey will be hard and every step you take will tell a small, but significant story.
Will you tell the Siberian Story with us?
Up to four players can take their factions (Legionnaires, Reds, Whites, Renegades) through Siberia, trying to cross no man’s land and achieve as many of their goals as they can. As your group’s commander, you will travel through different locations and battle both your enemies and the dangers of Siberia. Your goal will be protecting your group and expanding it strategically, in order to escape the frozen hell and strategize against the others. Sometimes the situation will call for collaboration, while at other times you will need to eliminate your opponents’ characters. Apart from fighting, you will also be able to forge alliances and set ambushes.
But finishing tasks and winning victory points does not come free. Players are entirely free to choose who they’ll ally with and how they’ll play. Each playthrough has a set number of locations and as the game advances, consequences will become more dire and character deaths more frequent. Every faction has its own specific tactics, card synergies, and sometimes even victory conditions. Your game will be full of hard decisions and fallen friends that you will have to sacrifice in order to advance and save others.
The game is for 2-4 players and a high number of locations and scenarios with different tasks makes it extremely varied. We’ll give you over a hundred characters, many of whom are inspired by real stories.
To make the game even more variable, we’re also including eight commanders for the player to pick from at the beginning from the game.
Every card is hand-drawn in a period-appropriate style.
The game development has been going on for a year, with two rounds of testing that yielded many positive player reviews. If we meet our campaign goals, we will make sure the final game is delivered into your home. And we’ll hone it to perfection, finish all the drawings and spend a few more months fine-tuning the rules.
The game is also just the first step: we are planning to add more content, such as new game modes, pre-written story-driven scenarios, and if we get enough backing, we’ll also make a fifth faction (Interventionists).
We also designed a lot of different tiers and perks: your face can inspire one of our characters, or maybe you’d like to play the game with the developers before it’s launched or explore a real-life accurate replica of a Legion train.
We appreciate all of your support!
Who we are?
We’re a team of people who love history, games, and most importantly storytelling. We have been working with the subject of Czechoslovak legionnaires in Siberia for six years now: we’ve read countless diaries, consulted heaps of issues with the Association of Czechoslovak Legionnaires, and we even wrote a larp about it.
Participants from all over the world quite liked that, so we decided to try to transport the legionnaires’ stories to your board game tables as well.
We work on the game in our free time; our money will only go to graphic artists and to cover other essential expenses.
Das Spiel kostet inklusive Versand 49,00 Euro, die Finanzierung erfolgt über die Crowdfundingplattform Hithit.
Falls Euch das Setting bekannt vorkommt: Wie in der Projektbeschreibung erwähnt wird, gibt es dazu ein recht spannendes LARP-Projekt.
Die Kampagne läuft noch 43 Tage, Ende des Monats soll es konkrete Infos zu den Spielregeln geben, die wir hier dann noch einmal teilen werden.