The Banner Saga: Warbands Board Game Announced
Stoic, MegaCon Games and Versus Evil have announced they're making The Banner Saga: Warbands, a miniatures board game based on the 2013 hit role-playing game.
The Banner Saga: Warbands miniatures board game will rally together video game publisher Versus Evil, board game creator MegaCon Games and video game developer Stoic to create a tabletop experience that replicates the original title's awesome, intuitive and fantasy-based RPG gameplay. Fans might remember MegaCon Games from MERCS, Myth, Emergence Event and Recon. The companies are already working together to put together this awesome tabletop experience, and they'll be launching a Kickstarter soon to help fund it. Stoic, MegaCon and Versus Evil will be formally revealing this board game during Gen Con Indy 2015.
Unfortunately, no details have been revealed about the miniatures board game yet, but I have a feeling it will play similarly to the combat system of The Banner Saga. You'll probably have a grid-based combat system with arbitrary numbers atop the unit's portrait that will determine their combat efficiency. Likewise, there will probably be some caravan aspect of gameplay outside of combat, as that played a major role in The Banner Saga as well.
Stay tuned as we'll provide up-to-date coverage on The Banner Saga: Warbands once more information is available. I'm expecting that the board game's Kickstarter campaign will likely launch sometime in early August, which means the actual project probably won't launch until 2016. Nevertheless, I'm still looking forward to this tabletop RPG.
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