A former member
Posted 10/18/17 3:47 PM
Hello everybody ! I am Andy, and I am french... I know it sounds a little weird and dry for a description, but it is not only true, but important for what I have to tell you ! I am an ambassador - I haven't chosen the word !!! - for Time of Legends: Joan of Arc, the upcoming game of Mythic Games, whose crowdfunding campaign is currently running on Kickstarter. I don't know if you've heard about it, so I'll give you a quick description of the game and its mechanics. Background Time of Legends: Joan of Arc is a narrative miniatures board game that plunges you into the heart of the Hundred Years’ War. In this dark, medieval universe, kings plot for the throne of France, and on the battlefield their heroic knights clash with foes both real and legendary. For more than a century, from 1337 to 1453, the fields of France rang to the sound of constant warfare. The Hundred Years’ War is one of the longest wars ever fought and is the source of many of our collective ideas about heroic knights of old. It was also a time of myths and legends, and a fervent faith in the literal truth of the doctrine of Holy Mother Church. It is this world of strife and faith that this game recreates. In Time of Legends: Joan of Arc, all the creatures that the medieval people thought were real, are real. Whether they are represented on tapestries, in stained glass windows, or in illuminated manuscripts, we take them at their word. It is this dark and epic universe that you will explore in the game’s many scenarios. Some are historical, with no taint of the whispered legends of strange creatures. Others are replete with the supernatural or (saints preserve us) demonic. You are free to control the army of miniatures that represent your heroes, knights and peasants as you wish in order to achieve your goals. You will decide who moves and where; whether your forces explore, pray, converse with locals, or simply charge into battle. But before we get to the field of glory, you must first choose your side. Mechanics Time of Legends: Joan of Arc can be played in two different modes: scenario or battle. In the scenario mode, you choose a scenario from the many options offered in the core box and elsewhere. The key feature of a scenario is that it sets a scene and describes a situation, then lets you finish the story by playing a game. A scenario can be anything from a select group of heroes investigating dire rumours of witchcraft, to a sudden ambush featuring dozens of soldiers on either side. In the battle mode, you fight your opponent using an army of your choice. The key feature of battle mode is that both players choose their own forces – nothing is pre-set. Once you have constructed your army following the simple rules, you fight a battle, with victory depending on the objectives chosen. The core mechanics of the game are based on activation cubes you put on an area which gives every unit or character to gain one action each, and allows the players, unlike in many skirmish games to activate the same unit multiple times on their turn because you can move a unit, then activate the new area the unit entered, giving it a new action, and so on. The game system is really simple, and allow to play in an adventure style, with a few character, more intrigue-like, and big battles with many medieval military units. So, why was it so important to mention I am french ? First it gives me a certain right to misspell some words or not to be syntaxicly (???) correct ! Then, and it's the point of my message, I will stay in London next week as I attend the Arizona-Los Angeles NFL game in Twickenham on sunday. Those holidays were the perfect occasion to organize a demo for this Time of Legends: Joan of Arc in London ! It may be the only opportunity to try the game for a long time... I will demo Joan of Arc at Dark Sphere, 186 Hercules Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7LD, on monday, october, 23rd, from 5 pm to 10 pm... If you can tolerate my accent, and want to give a look at the minis, or try to fight a werewolf, Id' be glad to meet you there !!! Thanks for reading my prose !!!
A former member
Posted 10/18/17 5:00 PM
I realize I haven't given you any adress ! Here's the Kickstarter's project page : Time of Legends: Joan of Arc by Mythic Games