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Vie for mystical resources, hire skilled specialists, research new tech, and build railways to industrialize a vast fantasy realm.
Vie for mystical resources, hire skilled specialists, research new tech, and build railways to industrialize a vast fantasy realm.
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Empyreal Art Update + Argent Supporters + BattleCON Unleashed

Posted by David B. Talton Jr. (Creator)

Hey everyone!

It's been about a month, so I'm back with another update on Empyreal: Spells & Steam!

Art is coming along at a steady pace, and we have some new stuff to show off for you! Check out some new supporters! 

 Here are a few rougher works-in-progress. In case you're curious how some of our past backer-created characters are faring in the new industrial age. :D

We should hear back from production on our miniatures progress in the next month or so, and I look forward to showing you what they come up with!

Argent Specialists

In the As Above, So Below expansion, we will be introducing Metros–special delivery spots that have unique rules, leading to a wildly different game experience. One of these Metros is Argent University, previously introduced in Trey's first board game project, Argent: the Consortium.

Once you complete a delivery to Argent, you'll be able to claim one of these unique and powerful specialists as your reward. Unlike other specialists, the Argent Specialists deploy a marker which permanently changes some aspect of the board or your engine!

(Playtest Tiles Shown, text not final)

BattleCON: Unleashed

Unleashed is the last planned project in the BattleCON line, which launched the World of Indines series (of which Empyreal is the latest part). With Unleashed, you'll have one of the most beloved battle card games in the world on your table, in all its remastered, rebalanced glory. The project has 4 parts:

  • BattleCON: Devastation Remastered - A new edition of the classic (or an upgrade kit, for those who own the original). 
  • BattleCON: Unleashed - A giant storage box that holds all the fighters in the series in stylish tuckboxes.
  • BattleCON: Wanderers - A new 10-fighter expansion containing fighters designed by veterans of the series.
  • The Grand Chronicle - A collection of the full lore of the world of Indines, alongside character biographies and plotlines.

I hope that you'll take a minute to check out the project and lend us your support for our next big endeavor!


- Brad

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    1. Trey Chambers Collaborator on

      Oh sorry, that is the updated power, it's just worded incorrectly. The extra good does indeed come from the box. Also missing is that you get to move her when you reach the End of the Line. This will be corrected, thanks for the question!

    2. Trey Chambers Collaborator on

      The wrong ability got posted for Jesca, she is currently quite different. When we post the expansion rulebook we'll have the updated powers for all Argent Specialists.

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      Jake Kuska on

      Looking at the Argent Specialist for Jesca Renetton; place a pawn in an area containing a good. You can deliver this good even if not in network and may deliver a second good of the same type.
      First, the wording of the pawn suggests it's a single one time use power. All other specialists have multiple use persistant pawns. This means it's a 1-2 point swing power.
      Second, you don't specify where the second good comes from. Does it come from a second hex to potentially "steal" a resource or from the supply/box as per some of the other cards?

    4. Simon Agner Holm on

      @Olomat no they come in the expansion "As above, so Below". They are just called Argent specialists because lore-wise each of these characters are located at Argent university

    5. Olomat on

      So do i get these 8 Specialiats only if ive backed Argent?

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      Alexis on

      Idea: promo card featuring a Chanceller specialist from Argent, whose ability is set by the player who won the last game of Argent your group played.