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A 1-5 player cooperative story telling board game with unique miniatures and a modern flair.
A 1-5 player cooperative story telling board game with unique miniatures and a modern flair.
A 1-5 player cooperative story telling board game with unique miniatures and a modern flair.
3,210 backers pledged $342,936 to help bring this project to life.

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Through the portal: What you're getting in the base game.

  • 1 Rulebook 
  • 1 Adventure book 
  • 4 Hero Figures 
  • 22 Antagonist Figures 
  • 17 Custom Dice 
  • 4 Adventurer Cards 
  • 13 Antagonist Cards 
  • 365 Small Cards 
  • 70 Tarot size cards 
  • 35 Game Board Tiles 
  • 168 Tokens

Welcome Adventurers! Enter the world of Middara, a land of magic and monsters where no one ages, treasures abound, and your average citizen knows what a cell phone is. In this choose-your-own style adventure miniatures board game, you and up to 4 of your friends can explore this ultra-modern fantasy setting as you face moral dilemmas, battle lethal opponents, pursue personal goals, and make strategic and political decisions that can radically change the outcome of the game. Some characters may die, some may fail, others will hopefully succeed. It all comes down to your decisions.

With over 20 hours of narrative driven content, hundreds of unique abilities and items, and an innovative dice-based combat system, Middara is a game that you can play again and again yet never play the same game twice.

In combat, players and antagonists alike have access to unique two-dice combinations that affect their offensive and defensive capabilities. The game includes nine different types of dice that don’t just have numbers, but also have symbols on each face that correspond to players’ equipped weapons and abilities. This, along with 110 unique abilities and 111 unique equipment pieces, means that the possibilities for different character builds are vast.

Middara is a game of story, and we are as much story tellers as game designers. With the stretch goals we have lined up, we hope to unlock a ton of more content, along with incredible art, and intricate miniatures.  

Welcome to Middara!

Game Play Features

  • Fifth player variant - a fully integrated rule set that allows a player to control all of the antagonists in the game.
  • Stand alone scenarios for when you aren't playing with your campaign group, or even when you are!
  • Over 110 unique abilities and 111 unique pieces of equipment.
  • Campaign character progression via a point-buy system allowing players to ditch traditional classes, and instead focus on building the character they want to play.
  • A.I. controlled monsters, NPCs, challenges, traps, and other narrative driven obstacles.
  • Over 30 modular map tiles representing different locations in the world, such as magical forests, caves, swamps and even an airship!
  • Unique dice-based success system, featuring multiple dice that players can upgrade throughout the campaign.
  • Narrative driven campaign that contains over 20 hours of content.

Lore Video: A detailed overview of the setting of Middara.

(Coming Soon!)

Audio App in the Making!: It's still a rough draft, but here's a short excerpt from our audio book app. 

Game Play Video: Watch us play the game!

(More professional video coming soon!) 

(A podcast will be uploading another play video soon!)

Rule Book (Alpha): Our alpha rule book is coming soon. In the meantime, you can check out the updates on our website that detail how the game is played 

Reviews & Articles!

All the reviews linked here are from individuals outside of the company who have played the game since launching the kickstarter.

A BGG review by Jerry 

An interview with elsevilla, our wonderful and talented artist

Interview with Botch Games Podcast

FyD Forja y Desván TV (Spanish Preview)

A Review by Clint and Yeji from Models-Workshop

Keep it Party video cast with Shayne Smith. 

Game overview by Mirko. (Italian)

Miniatures Time! (32mm scale): The base game includes the following figures. 

Check out some pics taken of our prototypes by a backer here!

                             Remi: Artwork - Fiction                Zeke: Artwork - Fiction 

                            Rook: Artwork - Fiction                 Nightingale: Artwork - Fiction

                             Earth Loa: Artwork - Fiction            Cave Sickle: Artwork - Fiction 

                          Animate: Artwork - Fiction                Living Oblation: Artwork - Fiction 

                        Blighted Guardian: Artwork - Fiction       Water Loa: Artwork - Fiction 

                      Shadow Lord: Artwork - Fiction               Gatekeeper: Artwork - Fiction 

                                             Tortured Immortal: Artwork - Fiction 

Trenchworx has helped us greatly with prototyping. You can check out 3D printed prototypes of the miniatures here & here. The final product will of course contain molded figures and not 3D printed figures. 

The sculpts are by the wonderful and talented Jon-Troy Nickel, his amazing friend Layna Lazar & the unparalleled Rhett Mason!

 By adding the listed amount to your pledge you can get these sweet items sent to you with the game.  

These Neoprene card mats are used to help players keep track of equipment and abilities while playing Middara. You can see a close up of the mat here. In addition, we have some very informal pictures of our early prototype versions being used on a table here & here.

Limit 1 purchase per copy of the base game you buy. 

Art by Elsevilla & Alex Hansen, with guest appearances by Jonathan Hamilton & Genzoman. This is a 80 page hardcover book with all the art used in the creation of Middara. Including pencils, concepts and unused artwork. It also includes four exclusive alternate art character cards by Genzoman!

An extra set of 17 white dice with etched colors. This promotional dice is provided by the wonderful Britt Duenyas! If you would like to see the other colors provided you can take a look at Britt's sweet ninja pics.

Specifically these dice are six sided dice with symbols and numbers used specifically in Middara. These dice will not work as standard six sided dice.

*The dice pictured are prototypes. The final product might vary in color selection to provide the best possible experience for players.

This is an exclusive item. Outside of Kickstarter you will only be able to purchase it at during a convention at a succubus publishing booth.

Each summon set comes with 5 figures, and replaces your tokens in the base game.

Each NPC set comes with 6 NPC figures that replace your tokens in the base game. In addition, come with a set of 6 cards to play them as adventurers in the Crawl Mode or in your own home brew stories.

This is an exclusive item. Outside of Kickstarter you will only be able to purchase it at during a convention at a succubus publishing booth.

 This is an exclusive item. Outside of Kickstarter you will only be able to purchase it at during a convention at a succubus publishing booth.

As we meet these stretch goals everyone backing at "Through the Portal" will receive these items for free. 

Most miniatures in Middara are at a 32mm scale. However, some miniatures come in different sizes. We have a neat graph here to show you the intended scale comparison to our standard 32mm miniatures. 

Nyx: Artwork - Fiction

Soul Butcher: Artwork - Fiction

Grotesque Effigy: Artwork - Fiction

Spirit Blade: Artwork - Fiction

Eliphie: Artwork - Fiction

Femke & Diem: Artwork - Fiction

Agares: Artwork - Fiction

This app will be released on Iphone and android. It will guide players through the story with a full voice over for the main campaign. In addition, it will be able to navigate through party decisions and personal quest choices the players make during the campaign. It will be released free of charge to all backers.

Features

• English subtitles

• Full professionally recorded voice over of the main campaign.

• Save feature, so you can stop and start the campaign at any time.

• Full replacement for the rule book and adventure book. Including encounters, and special rules.

• Designed to include future stories released by succubus publishing.

• Dungeon randomizer for those who want to just get loot, kill stuff, and level up!

 Shayliss: Artwork - Fiction

 Padriac: Artwork - Fiction

 Justice: Artwork - Fiction

 Zafir: Artwork - Fiction

 Echo: Artwork - Fiction

 Damoclese: Artwork - Fiction

 Shayliss: Artwork - Fiction

 Gevaudan: Artwork - Fiction

 Fragor: Artwork - Fiction

 Merk Hound: Artwork - Fiction

 Obscene Rescindo: Artwork - Fiction

 Lich Wurm: Artwork - Fiction

 Corpse Collector: Artwork - Fiction

This Story Pack contains a new campaign, 4 new adventurers, and 1 new antagonist.

Shipping to US backers is free. So that all backers are treated equally, we will subsidize up to $10 (Approx. cost of shipping to US backers) for all international backers. 

For international backers, Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. We will ship your rewards at our cost from our international hubs. The game will cost about $10 to ship to Hong Kong, about $15 to Australia, about $15-$25 in the EU and Canada, all the way up to $50 to Singapore and South America, but this may increase or decrease based on the quantity of stretch goals we might unlock and your carrier choices. 

Risks and challenges

Being one of our first kickstarters, the risks are inherent in both experience and management of time and money. However, we have seasoned Kickstarter veterans watching our backs and helping us through every step of the process.

In addition, Trenchworx, and our manufacturer is helping us make miniatures happen. This has been a huge challenge.

However, with all that said, success is not guaranteed. We will try our best to fulfill all the promises we make. And most of all, we will be transparent about what we're up to with both our time and your money.

Also, I, Brooklynn Lundberg, here at Succubus Publishing would love to hear your questions and concerns. Often in the gaming industry certain subjects are never talked about. Do you have any idea how much miniatures cost? It's madness.

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