What is the game?

Old West Heroes Exploring Another World

    We’ve had a lot of emails and comments asking about Shadows of Brimstone.  Not surprising since we’ve only been releasing tidbits of information and artwork as we approach the Kickstarter campaign for the game.  To answer some basic questions, Shadows of Brimstone is a boardgame for 1-4 players (yes, there are rules for Solo play).  It’s fast-paced, fully Cooperative, and characters advance from game to game, gaining experience and finding loot during their adventures in the mines.  Miniatures play a big role in this game, and we’re making the figures 35mm scale (our previous minis for Last Night on Earth, etc were 28mm) to allow for beautiful detail and to make painting them easier.

It’s gritty and dangerous!

Shadows of Brimstone is set in the Old West.  It’s gritty and dangerous and we’ve made it even more exciting with a heavy dose of Unspeakable Horror!  Players create characters, taking on the role of a classic Western Hero Archetype, such as the Law Man, Gunslinger, or Saloon Girl.  Forming an adventuring posse, the Heroes venture down into the dark mines, overrun with all manner of ancient demons and foul creatures from other worlds.  With tactical gameplay, lots of dice, and a robust card-driven exploration system, no two games are ever the same as the Heroes explore the mines finding new enemies to fight, new Loot to collect, and new dangers to overcome.  Players can even find portals to other worlds, stepping through to continue their adventures on the other side!

An exciting campaign system allows the Players to visit local frontier towns between adventures, spending their hard-earned Loot and building their characters from game to game!  As players find fantastic Gear and Artifacts to equip their Heroes, they also gain experience from their adventures.  This experience is used to level up, guiding the Hero’s path through an expansive, class-specific upgrade tree of new skills and abilities, allowing each player to develop their Hero to fit their own play style.

Players can even find portals to other worlds, stepping through to continue their adventures on the other side!

Join the Shadows of Brimstone Kickstarter Campaign starting October 21st, 2013 to get in on the action early and help us build the world even bigger and faster!  This Kickstarter will allow us to create even more enemies to fight, Hero Classes to play, new strange and terrifying Other Worlds to explore, and infinitely expandable card decks, missions, and map tiles! With a dungeon-crawl adventure, the sky is the limit, and the more variety the better!  We have a lot of amazing stuff on the drawing board and only with your help can we bring it all to life!

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