"Cabinet Entertainment, Fredrik Malmberg’s production and IP management company, is launching a new games division under its Perilous Worlds brand, known until now known as a fantasy and science fiction book publisher, and will release games based on Conan the Barbarian and Mutant Chronicles this year...
The first three games are planned for Gen Con 2019 release:
Conan: Tower of the Elephant, a board game designed by Room 17.
Conan: Serpent’s Bluff, a card game designed by Monster Fight Club"
This seems to be in addition to the Shinobi 7 game that's meant to be running on Kickstarter sometime this year. Gen Con 2019 is in August, so hopefully there will be more details on these pretty soon.
Interesting. Any links to more info for these games?
A lot of the chatter in this section of the boards seems to focus on computer or video games, which I don't play. It's nice to see that there are some board games and card games on the horizon.
So far all there's been is a press release (found here), no new info on these or the Shinobi 7 one. I think I remember reading somewhere that Perilous Worlds would not be going the kickstarter route and the boardgame would be less expensive than the Monolith one.
Some more info and pics for the Tower of the Elephant boardgame:
"In Conan: The Tower of the Elephant , Conan fights its way up (and down) the tower in search of the legendary jewel, The Heart of the Elephant. An adventure full of surprises, brutal combat and incredible challenges all contained in a 210x210x78mm Tenfold Dungeon™ System set fully compatible with the TFD™ sets on this campaign (same 1inch grid and scale)."
It also reveals that two more board games using the same system are planned. They will follow "the evolution of Conan from a young barbarian in the Tower of the Elephant to a more seasoned Conan on the third adventure". The next game after TotE will be based on Red Nails, the third one is still TBA.
You can also see them discuss the TotE game from about 4:00 in this video:
I bought the Conan boardgame mostly for the minis for rpgs... I haven't actually played the game once but the minis have gotten a lot of workouts; great mix of standards (skeletons, pirates, soldiers) and a few good monstrous rarities, just like sword and sorcery should be! Great value once those stretch goals started kicking in. So I'll probably consider this along with same criteria.
For fictional card games I guess I'll have to choose between Serpent's Bluff and Sabacc lol.
No minis is a bit of a disappointment... if you have Modiphius RPG (which I do) and the Monolith Board Game (Which I do) the stretch goals are not particularly inspiring...
Check the FAQs:
"The minis are part of our stretch goals. However, we were so excited about them that we couldn’t keep them to ourselves, which is why they are in the video.
The minis are the ultimate goal of the project but we wanted to make sure that it could be funded, and funded responsibly. That meant moving them into a stretch goal.
Apologies for causing any confusion."
They haven't announced all the stretch goals and minis will apparently be part of those. Whether it will meet the funding to unlock them is another matter of course.
I think the game looks fun and is at a reasonable price point, but not sure if I'll back it yet.
I'm genuinely curious about what's happened behind the scenes here, this seems completely unchanged from what was announced last summer (although some are saying there is some rule changes). Room 17 who designed the initial game don't seem to be involved anymore. I guess there's any number of reasons to have delayed it but I wonder what happened?
Post by terryallenuk on Jun 23, 2020 12:11:51 GMT -5
I thought things like Kickstarter were for self publishing/producing items such as Tim Truman's own Scout book he's doing. Shouldn't Cabinet , with the money they get for the various comic , game , figures etc they licence, be able to get something like this produced themselves?
I was always happy playing games with cardboard heroes when I was younger, so long as the game rules were good. Makes for a lower barrier to entry financially and it seems like a sensible plan to have official miniatures as an upgrade option.
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