Blacklist Games announces Dire Alliance: Horror and Blacklist Miniatures: Horror Series 1

Blacklist Games is known for using decks with figures for their games, but the decks that you use are preconstructed for the character.  You’ll find this system in Brook City and Street Masters.  However, that doesn’t seem to be enough for them, as today they announced that they will have a new Kickstarter campaign on October 27 for a new deck-building series called Dire Alliance: Horror.

In dire times, alliances are not forged from trust and loyalty, but rather desperation and mutual cause…

Blacklist Games is thrilled to announce Dire Alliance: Horror, a game of tactical deckbuilding for 1–4 players. Designed by Trevor Benjamin & David Thompson (Undaunted: Normandy, Undaunted: North Africa) and Adam & Brady Sadler (Street Masters, Heroes of Terrinoth), Dire Alliance: Horror is set in a world of classical horror and is the first title in the Dire Alliance series of cross-compatible games.

There are two ways to play Dire Alliance—Battle Mode lets 2 players go head-to-head in an attempt to best the other’s chosen faction and leader with their own chosen combination of faction and leader, while Raid Mode allows 1 to 4 players to work together to take down an A.I. controlled enemy and its minions before they achieve their nefarious goals. In both game modes, players use a hand of cards to make their fighters move, battle, gain new cards, and perform special abilities. Players can only win by accomplishing the goal as described on the chosen scenario sheet!

Featuring fast, deck-driven gameplay, two ways to play, and the ability to mix and match different fighters and factions from across the product line, Dire Alliance lets players create their own stories of conflict and fragile unions across multiple genres!

Dire Alliance: Horror launches its Kickstarter campaign on October 27, 2020, at 12:00pm EDT and will offer exclusive price points and stretch goals for backers and retailers worldwide, as well as an optional set of compatible miniatures in the form of Blacklist Miniatures: Horror Series 1, the next in Blacklist Miniatures’ line of popular miniatures sets.

It’s not shocking they will have new miniatures available as well, but it’s nice they are giving you the option whether to get them or not.  Building your deck as you play the game should give you more customization than just using a preconstructed one.  While horror is a genre that’s used for board games, it’s often used with the Cthulhu mythos, so it’s nice to see something with a different take.  It looks like it will appropriately be up right before Halloween.

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While not working as a Database Administrator, Keith Schleicher has been associated with Gaming Trend since 2003. While his love of video games started with the Telestar Alpha (a pong console with four different games), he trule started playing video games when he received the ill-fated TI-99/4A. While the Speech Synthesizer seemed to be the height of gaming, eventually a 286 AT computer running at 8/12 Hz and a CGA monitor would be his outlet for a while. Eventually he’d graduate to 386, 486, Pentium, and Athlon systems, building some of those systems while doing some hardware reviews and attending Comdex. With the release of the Dreamcast that started his conversion to the console world. Since then he has acquired an NES, SNES, PS2, PS3, PSP, GBA-SP, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One S, Gamecube, Wii, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. While not playing video games he enjoys bowling, reading, playing board games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV. He originally hails from Wisconsin but is now living in Michigan with his wife and sons.

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