Gamelyn Games has been putting out Tiny Epic games consistently for the past few years.
Funnily enough, the only one I’ve played is Tiny Epic Galaxies (most recently with the Beyond the Black expansion), but I’ve heard good things about the other ones.
Today, Gamelyn Games announced that Tiny Epic Tactics is coming to Kickstarter on February 19.
Designed by Scott Almes with art by Naomi Robinson and playing 1-4 players, this game looks to be a battle royale between players.
Here’s how competitive play works (from the BGG description):
“In Tiny Epic Tactics, players will have a team of 4 unique heroes: a Fighter, a Wizard, a Rogue and a Beast. Each hero type, and each character within that type, offers unique advantages to movement, attacks, and/or support. Finding the synergy in your team is key to victory.
In competitive play, players will pit their teams against one another in effort to score the most victory points by the end of the game. Each turn, players will have 3 actions to assign across their team. They can move and/or attack with their heroes. Victory points are rewarded for area control, enemy heroes captured, and keeping your own heroes alive. Gaining complete control of one, or multiple, specific areas offers the most victory points in competitive play. Gaining control of said areas requires your heroes maintaining majority presence in these areas over the course of a few turns. This requires a careful balance of offense and defense. The control of these areas can easily shift from one player to another based on which player has the majority heroes present in the designated spaces. Once a set number of areas are captured, or one of the players has lost all of their heroes, the end game is triggered.”
The game will also offer solo and cooperative play.
The 3-D terrain concept seems neat, especially considering how small the box will be. The idea of nesting boxes and configuring them to get a massive 3-D board out of a tiny box is actually quite innovative.
Will it be enough to satisfy those of us who aren’t really “tactical combat” fans? (Skirmish games generally don’t do much for me).
Check it out on Kickstarter on February 19 and see if it’s something that would appeal to you.
(Yay, a timely news post!!!! And two in one day too. I must be sick)