Rolling Empires is a 2-6 player, fantasy empire dice building game. Players compete for supremacy through building and conquest.
Rolling Empires is a fantasy empire dice building game for 2 to 6 players. Players attempt to gain supremacy over their opponents through building a glorious empire or through conquest. Dice Building, Resource Management, Area Control, and Engine Building are some of the key features that drive this unique and diverse game. Players have a variety of choices, and may follow various paths to victory.
So much time has passed since the Great War ravaged the lands. Creatures throughout the land have enjoyed peace and prosperity for hundreds of years. Then, The Aether Stone fell from the heavens. The stone carried with it crystals filled with intense magical power. The crash spread these crystals throughout the land, But the crystals were concentrated at the crash site. Peace is wonderful, but power leads to corruption. Eventually, armies began to march on the crash site to hoard it's power. The struggle for conquest had begun. But not all were consumed by the crystals' powers. Some remained content working the land and building glorious cities, filled with monuments and workshops. Which path will you choose to follow?
With the artistic help of the very talented Robson Michel, we were able to bring this game to life. Let's take a look at what the game offers:
In Rolling Empire, dice are the main action system of the game. The various faces on the dice give players resources to make purchases, battle power for conquest, and special abilities.
There are 6 unique factions in Rolling Empires, each with a special set of creature dice that offer players a wide diversity of play options. Every player begins the game with the same 6 basic dice. Throughout the game, players can purchase their faction's dice to give them special advantages over their opponents. There are over 90 custom creature dice in the game, with each faction having up to 4 unique creature types.
Certain dice have resource faces. When rolled, they offer players wood and gold which are used to purchase monuments, workshops, unique dice, and mines. Certain dice offer special abilities that boost your resource yield, or modify your purchasing power.
Magic is a core theme of Rolling Empires. The Aether Stone shattered into crystals filled with this magic. Through mining or maintaing control of the Crash Site tile, players may acquire magic. In the game, magic can be used for a variety of things, including dice manipulation, wild resources, and most importantly, victory points. Players need to balance their use of resources from their dice and pool of magic crystals. Wealth is one of the many paths to victory....
Rolling Empires is a dice building game with a board! The hex tile board is built randomly, giving each game a unique set up and play experience. The land is made up of 4 different land types and the crash site. Each faction scores points for control of a specific land type.
Only 6 dice are drawn from the bag each round, even if you have more than that in your bag. A unique game mechanic is that dice with battle power can be used to conquer land. When dice are spent in conquest, those dice are placed on the board where the conquest occurred. Dice left on the board serve as defense for those tiles, This is also a way to remove your unwanted dice from your bag, ensuring you draw potentially better dice.
Scoring points through conquest is accomplished by maintaining control of your faction's land tiles, completing Conquest Cards, or pillaging your opponents castles and stealing magic.
Players have a multitude of options to have an engine building experience. By purchasing unique dice, players increase their resource and attacking potential and unlock powerful abilities. Workshop Cards may be purchased which offer players modifiers to their dice and allow them to take special actions. Each game will offer new experiences and combinations based on the factions players choose, their rolls, and the the workshops they choose to build.
Video Review by Ryan Mrochuck of Rycorr Games
Here is a full playthrough we did with PlayingBoardGames twitch streamers Justin and Mike.
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Risks and challenges
In 2015, we successfully delivered Aftermath: The Beginning through Kickstarter funding. It was a great learning experience. We are now familiar with the challenges that arise during production and fulfillment. We are confident that we can deliver this product with the quality that you expect in a reasonable time frame.
The only new challenge is that this game features over 100 custom dice. We are dealing with a new company for dice manufacturing. They are very professional and we expect big things.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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