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By Lorenzo Rinaldi
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Available in english, italian and french.

Leggilo in italiano. Lis-le en français.

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The ultimate role play board game that gives you the opportunity to start an incredible adventure in the Caribbean Sea. In an unknown archipelago choose your role in the war to conquer the Islands of The Lion. Take on your enemies with swords, cannons and astuteness. A mixture between a complex RPG and a classic casual board game:

  • Choose between three classes: Pirate, Merchant, Navy soldier. Each class is provided with unique skills, different kinds of vessels and personalised targets.
  • Beat your randomly generated enemies and your friends; in the sea using your cannons and your intelligence, or on the ground making your valorous seamen fight.
  • Face different missions every time, discover all the secrets of the mysterious archipelago of The Lion. Earn money and reinforce your vessel and your crew to smite your rivals. 
  • Every game is different! The dozens of islands that compose the archipelago of The Lion change their position in every game. Every time offering a new challenge even to the most demanding players.
  • Easy to learn, it’s fun to master: once learnt the basics of the game, it’s very easy to prepare, you can do it in less than a minute! Forget the wasted minutes spent counting money to distribute among the players.
  • Change the rules to speed up the game: from 20 minutes to 1 hour.

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Watch the second episode on our Facebook page: Episode 2.

What's in the box?

  • The game map
  • 25 island cards.
  • 35 hero cards. 
  • 30 missions.
  • 30 event cards (15 sea events - 15 island events)
  • 1 Shop gameboard
  • 4-8 captain gameboards 
  • 30 enemy cards (20 ships - 10 bandits)
  • Pawns
  • Campaigns book (One-player campaigns and coop campaigns)
  • Mobile app link
  • Rulebook
  • 5 dice (4 d6 and 1 direction die)

Get ready for the greatest adventure of your life! The lost archipelago of The Lion is waiting for you and your friends! You are going to be part of one of the bloodiest war the Caribbean Sea has ever experienced.

Classes to choose

  • Find your place in the battle with no borders: Would you like to take advantage of the others’ mistakes and get the wealth of your enemies without effort? The class of the Pirates is the one that suits you best! Steal the wealth of your rival, kill his crew and then run away as fast as you can.
  • Would you like to accumulate gold and gain the strongest firepower? Smite your enemies with the strength of your Merchant ship . Open the doors to wealth with the sound of your cannons.
  • Would you like to restore the order in the sea with your floating fortress? Play as a navy mariner Use your knowledge to corrupt your enemies then with your battleship sink their vessels.

Unpredictability and extreme force

Here we have 3 main islands; one where you can provide the missions and a crew for your team, one where you can ransom the captives and another one where you can enhance your vessel. The other 20 islands of the game will be randomly positioned in the map at the beginning of every match; to complete certain missions you will need to find the right island. If you don’t have a map you will need to look for one! Every island offers one or more random adventures. Depending on their size you can earn more or less riches; are you ready to face all their obstacles? Every mission or adventure has many levels of complexity, which will offer you bigger and bigger rewards. Will you settle down with the first winnings or will you risk everything to become the richest man of the Seven Seas?

The sailing is so calm… Wait, is that a storm?

The realistic sailing setting will force you to think carefully about every move, no matter if it’s to land on an island or to shoot a cannonball against your rivals. Roll the dice and you could get the opportunity of experiencing special events in the sea. What is that floating thing close to the prow? Is it some rubble or a sailor? Moreover the wind changes often and offers you bonus or penalty depending on its direction so you will definitely never get bored. It is helpful to thoroughly plan your moves to avoid hitting the cliffs all around…and if a storm arrives? Well, you’ll see what happens.

Personalise your vessel

Use the gold you’ve earned to buy more powerful cannons to improve your firepower. Again you could buy more resistant hulls to overcome more attacks and obtain more life points. Also each class has its own special cannon, that is very expensive and has got special characteristics. Hit for three times the same target with the special cannon to gain an additional bonus for the next shot! Don’t forget to recruit as many sailors as you can. The more they fight, the more they will level up growing stronger. If you lose one of them don’t worry, the inn is full of sailors ready to sell everything they have for some gold.

Let’s board!

The engaging combat system rewards the players who are able to make the best deals buying cannons, powerful hulls and drunk sailors. Challenge your random rivals temporarily interpreted by your friends; or directly the other players’ vessels in captivating cannonballs fights. What if your enemy has just destroyed the mainmast of your vessel and he’s ready to board your boat? Be sure that your crew is ready for hand-to- hand fights with new rules and you will be able to reverse the situation. What if it’s your turn to attack? Try not to damage the enemy’s vessel too much or it will burst into flames. Are you really sure that you can win on a boat on fire? Again get ready for epic battles through the forests of the island of the archipelago to conquer an ancient buried treasure. Killing each other it’s never been so much fun!

You are not alone in this adventure!

You will meet lots of Heroes ready to help you, captives of the island controlled by the villains or just enthusiastic people you’ll meet ashore. Use the abilities of the hunter to make big animals help you fight against the villains. You will also have the chance to rescue sweet nurses to soothe your wounded sailors. Watch out to the family RiskItAll! Their powers could save your life or condemn you to death. Aspire to recruit legendary heroes, incredible characters that are able to cause storms around your enemies; they could even resuscitate you and your fellows. You’ve got a hero in your crew who can enhance your cannon shots at the cost of losing some of your life points, is he actually helpful? Bring him to the Capital City where you would get in exchange his copious bounty!

Unique and insane missions  

Get ready to face every kind of mission. To become richer and richer get to an island at the centre of the sea to challenge a strong pirate or in a few turns you can get to a precise coordinate to retrieve the remains of an ancient vessel. Every mission, from the ones you accept at the inn to the unexpected ones, has got different difficulties. At the same time fighting against your enemies will be different any time. You will be able to choose which kind of challenge you want to accept depending on the crew and on the enhancements on your vessel. Obviously the higher the level of your crew and battles the bigger your rewards…are you ready to risk?

Running out of time? No problem!  

For the one who’s in a rush: you change the rules! Try to reach quickly a high level of riches and challenge your rivals modifying the rules and the way you can read the cards.

Risks and challenges

This is our first kickstater and we know we cant control all the variables such as production delays, shipping delays and customs delays. Some of our backers will be fully integrated into our campaign and our design process so our delivery will be further delayed if something goes wrong.
The estimated delivery date is November 2018, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. We'll do our best to meet that original delivery schedule.

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