Mantic: Warpath Kickstarter Ankündigung
Mantic Games haben Informationen zu ihrem Warpath Kickstarter bekanntgegeben.
Nach der Umfrage, wie Mantic auf den Release von Legions Imperialis reagieren soll, da sie selbst an einem Spiel im ähnlichen Format gefeilt hatten kommt nun die Ankündigung zum geplanten Kickstarter:
Why Kickstarter? Well, coming out of our gamer survey (with thousands of responses) and chatting with many of you at events and the open day, we’ve heard loud and clear that you wanted a big launch, alien races, terrain, a core of great new hard plastics, STL support, and more! That’s a huge project for any games studio, and crowdfunding will allow us to launch this game system in the big way that we now know that the everybody wants to see.
Das Spiel bleibt im etablierten Mantic-Scifi-Setting, soll aber als Massensystem einen kleineren Maßstab bedienen.
WARPATH itself was always intended to be the true “mass battle” game (featuring whole armies), but alongside Firefight, and at the same 28mm scale, it always felt like there was too much overlap for the table sizes that gamers realistically have access to.
But…we all still want to play with big armies and loads of tanks right? Certainly more than you can comfortably fit on a normal 6×4 table at 28mm. So the answer became obvious. Reduce the scale for WARPATH, and we’d be on to something extremely epic…
Die Regeln wurden schon getestet, im kommenden Monat soll das erste öffentliche Playtesting starten.
Alessio Cavatore and I have continued to test and develop the alpha rules we initially put out for public review, murdering some darlings, and streamlining the mechanics and ideas.
I recently took the game down to the South Coast here in the UK for further testing, and this has led to another round of improvements – it’s always good to see all the unpredictable ways that people will try and ‘break’ the game!
We think the core rules are in a very good place now. Naturally, we will continue to tinker and refine them as testing shows up new things, or if we decide that something still has room for improvement. The first four armies (Enforcers, Plague, Asterians and Forge Fathers) all have their draft stats, and we are already moving beyond the core mechanics and into things like army construction, points values, and scenario development.
This all means that we need to start involving more people, and to that end we’ve sent out invitations to a number of gamers for our first public playtest day (next month). I hope this will the first of several such events, as we finalise the rules and balance all four armies – and test some other factions that might get unlocked in the Kickstarter Campaign if all goes well!
Das Projekt soll Anfang 2024 starten, man kann sich auf Kickstarter benachrichtigen lassen.
Quelle: Mantic Games