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The game maker Legacy has joined with Dynamite to create a Red Sonja themed board game that includes a variety of characters and quests from the comic series. The Kickstarter also includes as possible addition a Red Sonja bust and Simone's Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues depending on which package you choose to back. One exciting thing about this game is how it could even be expanded to include more characters and quests. I would also like to see if anyone makes minis for the game.
I have not seen what the 4 initial quests are that are included in the game, but I have always liked the idea of being able to read a story as a book or comic and then play through it. This game should allow for that and that is really cool.
The game is 1-4 players cooperative play game with a dice/card combat system. The adventures take place on modular tiles similar to Mage Knight. The board begins with a single tile a large 3d castle tile and the adventure spans out from there. The 3d castle looks like it was very much inspired by Hyrkania. Additionally, the game designers are including metal Hyrkanian coins. One other thing I saw that I immediatly liked (this might sound a little lame) but I dug the box art.
You can check out the Kickstarter at:
Check out our latest Kickstarter, Red Sonja: Hyrkania's Legacy, a new cooperative board game for 1-4 players! You and your allies will choose from many quests before travelling through the realms to battle the same foes as Red Sonja herself! Back it today! https://t.co/oumYEiPTZm pic.twitter.com/nmWPYplazg— Dynamite (@DynamiteComics) December 7, 2017
Red Sonja and her recent rise in popularity
Red Sonja is female Barbarian character that initially appeared in Marvel comics Conan Barbarian Comics in 1973. She is known for being a quentistial fiery barbarian hero who is as deadly with a blade as she is beautiful. Both Red Sonja and Conan share the Hyborian sword and sorcery fantasy world.
While Red Sonja's iconic chain mail bikini has been critisized in the past as being sexist, the character has overcome this by becoming one of the most popular characters for both female creators and also female comic readers. Since Dynamite began publishing Red Sonja in 2013 the comic has pulled in a huge amount of rockstar female writers and artists. Those who have worked on the comic include Writers Gail Simone, and Amy Chu. Both writers series have been well recieved by readers. The Red Sonja #1 was released with 6 variant covers featuring covers drawn by popular female artists including Fiona Staples, Amanda Conner, Colleen Doran, Nicola Scott, Stephanie Buscema, and Jenny Frison.
To get these covers Simone reached out to the artists with the idea of having all female artist cover variants.
"I had this idea to ask the top female artists in the industry to do the covers and Dynamite ran with it beyond my dreams. Not only did all the artists we asked immediately agree, they all confessed their secret love for Sonja. They adore her! Lots of the artists submitted multiple sketches because they couldn't stop, and many top names submitted sketches without even being asked, they love Sonja so much, and are dying to see this project."The Red Sonja comic was launched with great success and that success has been maintained in
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Here is a play through of the game to give you an idea of how it works:
Components that come with the game.
Written by SCOOBS!
Boardgame Tabletop Writer at Toylab
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