War of the Cross is Live on Kickstarter!
Hey folks! After more than a year of development, hours and hours of playtesting and twenty years of waiting (for me and Dave Williams, at least)... War of the Cross is now live on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2rzmNoZ
Dave and I worked together a lot in “the old days” at AEG, and working with him again has been like a trip into the past. The chemistry and magic—in other words, “the alchemy”—is still there. Of course, I don’t want to cut out Luke Peterschidt because he’s been an incredibly important part of this project. Luke’s experience with producing board games has allowed us to avoid all kinds of land mines we wouldn’t have normally seen.
War of the Cross started as a dream, a hope that we could make a game that would stand next to my favorite strategic diplomacy games like Dune and Diplomacy. But thanks to advancements in printing and 3d modeling, it’s also become a game packed to the gills with miniatures, cards and so much more.
Here are a few of things that I’m most excited about:
- Eight 40mm Heroes, special units from each of the Théan Nations
- More than eighty army and naval units!
- Dozens and dozens of cards and tokens
- A beautiful board designed by Mark Richardson and Thomas Deeny
I’m not only excited about doing a board game with Luke and Dave, I’m also excited to tell the story of the War, something I’ve wanted to do since the game first came out in 1999. We’ve populated the game with heroes and stories that have been waiting for their opportunity to be seen... and a few Heroes you might find a bit familiar.
And we get to tell the story of those Heroes thanks to every last one of you amazing backers. Last year, the 7th Sea: Second Edition Kickstarter changed my life. It let us hire developers and artists and writers and designers to make the version of the game that’s been in my heart since Jennifer and I first pitched 7th Sea to AEG. We’ve still got a ways to go before we’re done shipping every last book, novel and accessory, but I’m so excited about everything you all have already made possible. I hope you join us on this next journey to Théah.