Warforged: First Contact launches on Kickstarter

If you’ve played games from Ninja Division like Ninja All-Stars and Super Dungeon Explore, then you know that they make fantastic minis.  However, they have made minis for other games as well.  One of those projects will be coming to Kickstarter soon, Warforged: First Contact.

Reforged Studios is proud to announce the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for their new tactical miniatures board game, Warforged: First Contact™.

Warforged: First Contact™​ has been designed by a dream-team of industry legends. Written by design veterans Andy Chambers, Tuomas Pirinen, and Ryan Miller. Warforged: First Contact™ ​features incredible strategy and depth of play. The world of Warforged: First Contact™ ​is brought to vivid life by the art of Neil Robertson, with hero concepts by industry luminaries such as Paolo Parente, Des Hanley, and John Wigley. Breathtaking miniatures, designed by Ninja Division Publishing’s renowned team of sculptors, complete the all-star ensemble bringing Warforged: First Contact™ ​to gamers worldwide.

“It is very rare for all the stars to align this way and have such a stellar team on all areas of the project,” said Tuomas Pirinen, CCO of Reforged Studios. Warforged: First Contact™ ​and its Kickstarter campaign, is designed to appeal to both miniature collectors and tactical board game players worldwide. The stretch goals and special offers featured in the Kickstarter campaign will introduce a multitude of supplementary game content, including a third faction of human rebels, called The Uprising.

Warforged: First Contact™​ pits the fearless warriors of the Iron Legion against the mythical Mantra, a galaxy-spanning covenant of aliens bent on dominating the human race.

In the distant future the Terran Authority has exercised virtually unchallenged control over the colonies of mankind for centuries. Advanced nano-based technology has transformed the human race, extending life spans, curing hunger and disease. A large proportion of the Authority’s populace is enhanced by the ‘Brand’, particle-sized machines moving within their own bloodstream cleaning and repairing, speeding reactions and cognitive functions.

A handful of individuals among the trillions that have merged with the Brand have done so far beyond normal human parameters. They can wield unprecedented power like unto the gods of old; hurl lightning, disappear into thin air or move with preternatural speed. These gifted individuals are known as the Awoken.

The Authority is watched by the Iron Legion, a hand-picked military organization that spans the stars. It exists to protect the people, keep the peace and enforce the Authority’s laws by suppressing the senseless criminality that flares up among the colonies from time to time. Most of the Awoken serve with the Iron Legion as revered commanders, and those few who don’t are closely monitored to ensure their gifts are not misused. All in all life under the Authority is good.

In Warforged: First Contact™​ gameplay is king. The aim of the design team was to create an alchemical mixture of board and miniature game you can learn to play in minutes, while maintaining strong strategic elements and replayability. The game’s core features include:

  • A unique card deck, where each card represents a single warrior on battlefield. Each card contains all of the warrior’s relevant gameplay information, allowing the action to maintain a smooth flow without the need to endlessly refer to the rulebook.
  • Innovative power tokens that can be used for temporary boosts to individual models, or to activate heroes’ devastating special attacks.
  • Three unique sets of dice that players use to determine the outcome of all the actions within the game, and allow players to trigger the special skills and abilities of each warrior.
  • A scalable exploration mode that allows players to play larger games with multiple opponents and factions.
  • Earn battlefield awards while battling to improve the forces under your command.

It looks like there’s a lot of customization available in Warforged, and it’s great to see a unique setting come out.  Be sure to check out the Kickstarter page for more details.

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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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