One of our most awaited campaigns of the first half of April is here. Twoid Games has launched Legends of Void on Kickstarter today. So what is this game and how does it differ from other fantasy euros? Let’s see…
Dark Guests Bring Dark Times
The Outer Lands, where the Legends of Void takes place, used to be a thriving realm, until a force called “Nihil”, brought by insanely powerful Seraphs, started spreading and covering all the land, turning it slowly into nothingness. Defeating Seraphs is possible, but it won’t be an easy task. The realm and the citizens of the capital named Lumen will need heroes brave enough to close the portals, get rid of Nihil and all Seraphs once and for all.
Legends of the Void was designed for up to four players. There’s also an optional solo mode with its own set of rules and scoring. The game is for the most part competitive, although you’re all fighting against the same threat.
In Legends of Void Each of you becomes a hero with a task of removing the Nihil and banishing the beings who keep on spreading it. There are 20 heroes to choose from, each with different stats, unique abilities, movement speeds and starting income. After picking a hero you choose a faction, again from a pool of 20. Factions make the game even more replayable as they add little touches to your character, like an ability that lets you move in ways that wouldn’t normally be possible.
Time for Battle
You start the game by setting up a board. It’s supposed to be created from 6 (out of 8) double sided Region Tiles that form a circle when put together. This way, the replayability gets another boost and we haven’t yet mentioned all the cards. These are called Scrolls in this game and can be used either when fighting Seraphs or when gathering, casting spells and… stealing things from other players.
Lumen Ratings are vital for players, as they show their reputation in the capital. They dictate who won and who lost. You get them each time you attack or defeat a Seraph. They can also be turned to resources, but that’s usually too costly, considering that your faction keeps generating new resources each year.
Seasons are a vital part of Legends of Void gameplay. They work similarly to phases in other euro style games.
In spring players draft new Lumen Scrolls while picking which would be perfect for their strategy. In summer everyone takes turns to complete 2 actions from a quite huge pool available. You can move around the map, activate your hero, seal portals, trade resources, gather or go and show some Seraphs where their place is.
Autumn ends the action turn for players and lets them get resources according to their production levels as well as everybody’s Lumen Ratings.
Winter marks the end of the year. During this gloomy time, Seraphs move while making the land more and more devastated by the Nihil. After the winter passes, a new year begins so the whole cycle finally can begin again.
The Grand Finale
Each game of Legends of Void can have 2 different endings. The first happens when you fail to save the world. In this case only the player with the highest Lumen Rating wins.
If you succeed in your mission and Seraphs and Nihil are gone, players count their Lumen Ratings and gain additional points from various hexes and cards. The one with the highest final rating becomes the winner and gains eternal glory in The Outer Lands
Legends of Void on Kickstarter
The campaign for Legends of Void has launched today and we love how it looks. The single pledge option with a full game is also a great, rarely seen idea. The way the narration leads you through gameplay is top notch too.
As for the game itself, we love how replayable and complex it is. Each time you’re playing in a different world with completely different abilities at hand. And let’s not forget about the fantastic visuals that make the atmosphere really unique.
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