Life in 3D
The voice is hoarse Today, it is unfortunately not the Voice of Olympus that you will hear to introduce you to this new optional buy. Jake had to take his wife in emergency to the hospital, for what we hope will be an alert without consequence. Our apologies for this upheaval, we wish a speedy recovery to Jake's wife, and a quick return for the beloved Quirkworthy.
We received a lot of requests about the 3D scenery of the game…and the dice! Today’s update is an answer to this request.
As you all known, Mythic Battles: Pantheon is played on different boards each divided into areas. Each of these areas has a terrain type, indicated by an icon. If the ground is empty of 3D terrain, then no rule applies except in special cases (stairs, water, …). If you place a 3D terrain element on an area, the terrain type is then activated, and a small special rule applies. For example, if you place a tree on a forest zone, the forest rule applies: units in the forest gain a +1 bonus against ranged attacks. If you place a column on a ruin area, then the units in these ruins benefit from the ruin rules and thus gain a +1 bonus against melee attacks. Ruins and forests are examples of the game scenery, and are found on the various boards available in the core box and the expansions.
In the core box, you will have cardboard 3D scenery to be assembled. This add-on allows you to replace them with beautiful plastic terrain: ruins and trees in particular. The Greece of Mythic Battles being plunged into chaos, they are of course broken columns and distorted trees whose leaves were burned or blown by the explosion caused by the struggle between Titans and Gods.
Note that in an area, you can put up to 3 terrain elements: 3 columns, 3 trees… It’s your choice in any game that you start in skirmish mode. In scenarios however, the setup will be imposed (1 tree in this area, 3 in this one, none there…).
One of the super cool things in this game is that some units use the 3D elements to throw them at distant units or to break them on the skull of their enemies! The game is very cinematic. The Heraclean Strength power or the Force of Nature talent are good examples. That’s right, Heracles can uproot trees and throw them over to his enemies! When a 3D terrain has been used, it’s taken out of the battlefield. If there are no more 3D elements in an area, then it becomes a normal one, with no special rule. A forest without trees is no longer a forest.
As you can see, this terrain is not just eye candy, they have a real use in the game. The cardboard 3D elements provided in the box are enough for a beautiful experience. But if you want an even greater immersion, you may want to replace them with these superb sculpted trees and columns, specifically designed for the game. And they can be painted so easily… ;)
You also have 10 blue Omphalos in the box, instead of the classic red ones you have in the box. What are they for? As you know, Omphalos are special gems of divine energy that Gods fight for. In the Skirmish mode, you only have one type of Omphalos. But you’ll see that some scenarios introduce new special Omphalos, be there shards, or more powerful ones, or less powerful ones… We’ll provide tokens every time it’s necessary to distinguish a normal omphalos from a special one. But having a new different color will look better. Finally, if you want to create your own scenarios (and you should!), it might be useful to have these special looking Omphalos.
Dice, dice, dice!
Another recurrent request: dice!
10 dice are provided in the box, which is enough for any attack, as the max attack is capped at 10.
That said, some players are not lenders. Having your own dice is so much better, isn’t it?
Now, you can have some more dice, and we even give you a choice. You can choose between another set of 10 Battle Dice, the ones provided in the base box, or 10 Classic Dice, for those who prefer numbers to sword symbols. Let me remind you that these special six sided dice are numbered from 1 to 5, the sixth face being blank. The 5 is the "explosive" side, hence the special symbol for the Battle Dice. Each time you get a 5, you can reroll it and add the new result to 5. This allows you to get target numbers higher than 5.
Well, that’s it for today! I would like to thank you all warmly. You make this campaign alive, with your encouragement, your comments, your suggestions, your shouts... For my part, I am always delighted to answer you on the Kickstarter Lives and I look forward to the next one!
See you soon!