About this project
Welcome to the Kickstarter for the reboot of the awesome game Siege of the Citadel! We're funded and unlocked the base game and two great expansions plus over $580,000 of Stretch Goals. We've now announced this will be co-published in retail with Fantasy Flight Games!
Once the Kickstarter is over click on the graphic below to join in through our webstore.
Siege of the Citadel can now be played with up to 8 players with both expansions with either the much loved rotating Dark Legion player OR solo or full co-op play.
For $149 you can grab our amazing Dark Legion Pledge including base game and two expansions plus lots more worth a massive $584 with 118 miniatures and growing. This pledge is guaranteed all visible Stretch Goals even if not unlocked!
Our $69 Doomtrooper Pledge gets you the base game and some great extras:
Check out the contents of the Base game and expansions below
We're rebooting one of the most awesome techno-fantasy miniatures boardgames of all time, Siege of the Citadel. First seen in the 1990s this new edition is bringing together an A-List design team who are updating and balancing not only the rules, but also the new miniatures and tiles.
Richard Borg was the lead designer on the 1st Edition of Siege of the Citadel, now he's joined by a hit squad to bring this new edition growling to life!
The design team is joined by DoomTrooper Henning Ludvigsen (Imperial Assault, Descent, Blood Rage, Mansions of Madness) whose mighty pen drew the dreaded walls of the Citadel and has brought new throbbing life to the halls of Alakhai, even penning the missing 8 halls of the Citadel.
The new edition contains 45 newly sculpted 32mm heroic scale PVC miniatures preassembled and ready to play out of the box!
We have funded the core game and now unveiled the two major expansions The Brotherhood and Luna City - now included in the $149 Pledge which together with other unlocks give you a total of 91 new miniatures!
First published in Target Games magazine, now upgraded by the grace of the Cardinal, the Brotherhood expansion unlocks a 6th faction for players, new Dark Legion creatures, the power of the Arts & Dark Gifts plus new ruined Brotherhood Cathedral tiles to fight over! As a bonus, both covers form one stunning piece of art by Stefan Kopinski!
The Luna City Expansion is being designed by Jay Little (X Wing Miniatures Game, Star Wars Edge of the Empire and the Mutant Chronicles RPG). In this expansion you'll discover arch villain Von Hölle a Bauhaus scientist who was corrupted by the power of the Symmetry and now leads a formidable cult of Heretics determined to bring down humanity from within. Players get a 7th faction - Luna PD and Freelancers to mix and match and you've got great new rules to add even greater challenges!
This expansion for Siege of the Citadel will let you play out early events where the heroes of Luna City first discover the corruption of the Dark Symmetry or you can be fighting the full power of the Dark Apostle Ilian as she vies for control of Luna City whilst the Siege of the Citadel is in full swing.
Base Game - 45 Minis!
The game is packed with loads of content includes 45 pre-assembled miniatures in the base game alone, and we'll be adding more to the base game and pledges over the coming days and weeks. We'll be updating the graphic below as the pledges unlock more content.
The Brotherhood Expansion - 20 Extra Minis!
The Brotherhood Expansion is adding a massive load of extra content including a 6th player! Contents so far including a sixth player and rules for the powers of the Dark Gifts and Brotherhood Arts.
Luna City Expansion - 17 Extra Minis!
This adds a 7th Player option and let's you draw on the heroes of Luna City, Luna PD and Freelancers, to mix and match your forces. The rulebook contains lots of new exciting rules which are going to challenge your heroes even more. Start from fresh as Luna PD & Freelancers or use your high rank Doomtroopers with new rules for greater challenges! 10 new missions will let you confront Von Holle and the power of the Dark Symmetry.
If you can't pay with a bank card via Kickstarter you can still support us through Paypal by purchasing a pledge through our webstore. https://www.modiphius.net/collections/siege-of-the-citadel
We have two Pledges to choose from to support this project. The Doomtrooper Pledge and the Dark Legion Pledge. See below for what you can expect.
PLEASE NOTE: The Dark Legion Pledge gets ALL the Stretch Goals AND we guarantee all visible Stretch Goals to Dark Legion Pledges regardless of whether they are unlocked or not!
- Brotherhood Symbol = unlocks for the relevant box (base game, Brotherhood or Luna Expansion)
- Cartel Symbol = unlocks for the Doomtrooper & Dark Legion pledges
- Dark Legion Symbol = unlocks for the Dark Legion pledge only.
We have unlocked a free chibi Edward Murdoch figure for all Doomtrooper & Dark Legion Backers plus you can purchase additional Add Ons of other chibi heroes and Dark Legion - see Add Ons below - including rules to use them in Super Dungeon Explore! Click here to preview the sculpts. Ninja Division have posted an article explaining how the figures will work.
The $200k goal also unlocked a bonus figure of Mitch Hunter's dog Pride for Doomtrooper and Dark Legion Pledges.
It's not just extra money that unlocks Stretch Goals, we'll unlock more DoomTrooper Pledge Bonuses through Social Media goals - see below to see how you can help.
Follow us to unlock DoomTrooper Bonuses!
- LIKE www.facebook.com/mutantchroniclesrpg
- LIKE www.facebook.com/modiphius
- FOLLOW www.twitter.com/modiphius
- RETWEET http://bit.ly/Siegeofthecitadel
Throughout the campaign we'll be introducing more optional purchases or Add Ons that you can add to your pledge. Simply follow the instructions below if you would like to choose any of the Add Ons. Add On's that are included in the Dark Legion Pledge are marked with the Dark Legion Symbol in the same way as Stretch Goals, or check this page to confirm which Add Ons are not included
BOARDGAME ADD ONS
Note items below without the Dark Legion logo are not included in the Dark Legion Pledge
NOT INCLUDED IN DARK LEGION PLEDGE:
These items are not included in the Dark Legion Pledge and are also Kickstarter Exclusives
CHIBI SIEGE OF THE CITADEL
Find out how these will work in Super Dungeon Explore.
* Mini pictured is Murdoch who is the free figure given to all Doomtrooper & Dark Legion pledges. Not included in the set. You can buy extra copies of him:
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MUTANT CHRONICLES RPG
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Originally published by Pressman Toys in the 1990s, Siege of the Citadel was one of the first games of its kind to offer many unique elements, including innovative features such as co-operative play, character development and the rotation of the Dark Legion player. Conceived by Sweden's gaming powerhouse Target Games, Siege of the Citadel had television advertising in the US and hundreds of gamers still own much loved copies across the world.
Siege of the Citadel is set in the universe of Mutant Chronicles, created by Target Games, one of the bigger names in gaming in the 1990's. Target released the DoomTrooper collectible card game and translated it into 16 languages, three boardgames, a SNES and Mega Drive DoomTrooper video game, Comic Book miniseries and graphic novel from Acclaim Comics, the massive Warzone miniatures game, the Mutant Chronicles 1st and 2nd Edition roleplaying games, a Hollywood movie, Fantasy Flight Games' pre-painted miniature game plus - of course - the rebooted Warzone miniatures game and 3rd edition roleplaying game.
The Mutant Chronicles story took you on this full throttle dieselpunk sci-fi ride through a solar system beset by corporate intrigue and the invasion of a terrible dark alien force. With technology failing due to the insidious effects of the Dark Symmetry humankind must fight back against the Dark Legion hordes whilst dealing with in-fighting and conspiracy from within.
The Solar System is a roaring mayhem of death and war. The surfaces of the inner planets have been swept clean by the violent onslaught of the dark legions storming hordes of Nepharites, Razides, Pretorian Stalkers and Undead Legionaries. In the enormous cities of the far and distant future, heretics devoted to the destruction of humankind stalk the dark backstreets and gloomy alleys spreading their teachings of greed, jealously and war!
The Siege of the Citadel takes place during one of the great wars against the Dark Legion as humanity musters the greatest army ever under Cardinal Durand and the DoomTroopers of the Cartel. The stage is set for the final conflict as the DoomTroopers assault Alakahi's Citadel on Venus, the greatest of the Dark Legion citadels spewing foul legions of terror across the planets of the Solar System.
Siege of the Citadel was one of the first games to use co-operative play, a rotating Dark Legion player, plastic character boards and track character progression between games.
Here's a mockup of the new character board which controls two heroes allied to one of the Mutant Chronicles factions: Bauhaus, Imperial, Capitol, Mishima or Cybertronic. As the team progress they get to roll better quality Attack Dice for things like Attacks and other new actions.
Players select one of five factions (each with a unique Faction ability) with two figures representing a team. Four players will co-operative on the mission, whilst the fifth player takes their turn playing the Dark Legion forces arrayed against them. In the next mission, another player takes over the Dark Legion and so on.
Characters have 5 wounds, but their team shares Promotional Points which are now tracked in units of 10 and through Rank cards which are changed as the heroes increase in experience. Teams have secret Secondary Missions which can often be at odds with the rest of the teams in the game, and special DoomTrooper cards give momentary boosts or tactical advantages.
As players take it in turns to play the Dark Legion they get to control the vast Citadel of Alakhai, its defences and the terrifying creatures ready to do battle with humankind. Each turn they will summon reinforcements, play Event cards to further challenge the DoomTroopers and try to defeat their friends with forces of the Dark Legion. In a cruel twist, if the Dark Legion player does well at this role, his DoomTrooper team will benefit from a boost of experience next time they play!
We'll be talking about a host of new features in the game including new actions, changes to the DoomTrooper and Event Cards and more over the coming days and weeks.
Here's the first of several playtest videos to give you more insight in to how the game plays.
Here's a playtest video testing some of the new tech rules
We're shipping from local depots in the USA, Canada, EU, and Australia which means we pay any duties on shipments in to those regions, and you just pay for cheaper local shipping. We also have a Chinese depot now and and prices have been updated for this region.
We're assuming the DoomTrooper pledge will be over 2kg whilst the Dark Legion pledge will be around 5-8KG depending on the Stretch Goals unlocked which is why there is a difference in shipping.
Please choose our Retail Pledge through the Modiphius Webstore which is for a minimum of 8 copies of the DoomTrooper or Dark Legion pledges. You will be just charged the Pledge amount of $50 as a Deposit and can increase your order anytime between the end of the Kickstarter and the shipping date. You will pay the final balance only when we are ready to ship. If you have questions please message us through our page http://www.modiphius.com/contact.html
Fantasy Flight Games will be producing the Translations after the Kickstarter has delivered.
There's a truly talented team bringing the 2nd Edition to life including:
Cabinet Entertainment owns and develops motion picture, television, gaming, publishing and toy/collectibles franchises such as Conan the Barbarian, Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane, Mutant Chronicles, Mutant: Year Zero, Kult, and many more.
Modiphius Entertainment published Matt Leacock's Thunderbirds Co-Operative Boardgame and the Airfix Battles Introductory Wargame and have extensive experience running successful Kickstarters with lots of value for backers. They are publishing the Conan RPG, Kung Fu Panda the boardgame, John Carter of Mars the boardgame & RPG, Infinity RPG and Star Trek Adventures RPG's.
Modiphius are overseeing the development of Siege of the Citadel, and managing the production process.
Nils Gulliksson - the original art director on the Mutant Chronicles and Siege of the Citadel has been overseeing the cover art by Stefan Kopinsky
Mischa Thomas - the art director and line manager for the Mutant Chronicles Roleplaying game has been commissioning all new art for the card decks, counters and tiles (previews may show existing artwork until replaced).
Paolo Parente - Paolo painted the original tiles and the Citadel artwork and has been overseeing a talented team of sculptors including Gael Goumon and Archon Studios in Poland who have been working on the wide range of new sculpts for the game
Stefan Kopinski - legendary artist has painted the core box cover and will be painting further covers for expansions as they're unlocked
Henning Ludvigsen - artist behind the gorgeous tiles of Descent, Blood Rage, Mansions of Madness, Imperial Assault
Anders Fager - Swedish horror novelist and long time Siege of the Citadel fan Anders Fager is writing some short fiction to accompany your missions in to the Citadel! "Anders Fager is most well known for his hard work putting the horror (and sex) back in "Lovecraftian Horror"
Richard Borg - the original designer of Siege of the Citadel whilst at Pressman Toys, Richard broke new ground with this game, which was really ahead of its time. Since then he's had a huge hit with the Command & Colors System, Memoir 44, The Great War, Battlecry & Battlelore.
Eric M Lang - A lifelong fan who claims this is 'his favourite game of all time' Eric has been at the lead of some of the biggest projects on Kickstarter recently with titles like The Others, Blood Rage alongside Arcadia Quest, Chaos in the Old World and Warhammer 40,000: Conquest
Kevin Wilson - Also a fan since he was a kid, Kevin helmed Descent: Journeys in the Dark, Arkham Horror and Android amongst many others.
Jay Little - Jay is the designer of the X:Wing Miniatures Game, the Star Wars Edge of the Empire Roleplaying Game, Blood Bowl Team Manager Card Game and the Mutant Chronicles Roleplaying Game
SIEGE OF THE CITADEL MUTANT CHRONICLES and related logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mutant Chronicles International Inc. All rights reserved.
Thanks to Stephan Middleton as the Radio Presenter & Reporter, music Extraordinary League by Henning Lohner & Uwe Boll used under license from Extreme Music.
Risks and challenges
Producing a massive boxed miniatures game is a big undertaking. Cabinet Entertainment is run by Fred Malmberg who founded Target Games and has extensive experience in producing boxed games with miniatures, whilst the Modiphius team has experience of producing the high quality Thunderbirds Co-Operative game and Airfix Battles Introductory Wargame along with several successful roleplaying kickstarters. Even with all our experience things can go wrong in the process. Production and design errors can delay the schedule, so we have built in an extra long lead time for the development of the game.
Modiphius has experience of running 5 Kickstarters and is used to the unpredictable delays that can happen. We have worked with Cabinet Entertainment to get as much 3d design work completed prior to the launch of the Kickstarter and we are overseeing the redesign work with Richard Borg, Kevin Wilson, Eric Lang & Jay Little.
Modiphius has been instrumental in rebooting the Mutant Chronicles storyline and is intimately involved in the artwork and design of the universe, as a result approvals are very fast and we do not expect delays there.
With their previous projects the combined team have shown a dedication to producing excellent quality games and we're committed to making the return of Siege of the Citadel memorable for all the right reasons. With such a complex design and production process its normal to have production problems but with our combined experience we believe we can manage this and deliver you this fantastic game.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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