A demon, long-told about in myths and legends, is about to destroy the world. These things seem inevitable, but perhaps there's a way to bring it to a stop and save all of existence. That's what you'll be up to in Against the Shadow, a new fantasy cooperative board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Darkness falls upon the world of Urth, the Demon Lord’s shadow spreading chaos, war, and madness. The darker the shadow becomes, the world gets until the Destroyer of all Things finally emerges from the Void to swallow the world and everything in it. Are these the end times as foretold?
Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Across the lands of Rûl, great patrons have come forth to answer the threat posed by the Eternal Shadow by throwing back the darkness and sealing the rifts to the Demon Lord’s realm. The Great Druid rouses the forests fight against demon and cultist alike, while the Queen of Faeries rallies the last of her children to make a final stand loosed by the growing unrest. These and others join forces to find the light they need to safeguard Urth for the rest of time.
Against the Shadow is a cooperative board game designed by Adam Doochin and Dan Heinrich, where the patrons of Rûl must come together to fight against the Demon Lord before this dreadful entity breaks through the cracks in reality and destroys the world. The patrons recruit heroes to undertake quests in the hopes of gaining treasures crucial for driving back the darkness. The Demon Lord, however, has many agents at its beck and call and sends cultists and demons to thwart these heroes’ efforts. It’s a race against time and the patrons must work together if Urth can be saved. Based on the popular horror-fantasy roleplaying game, Shadow of the Demon Lord, the board game gives you an all-new way to fight against the apocalypse.
Against the Shadow is a cooperative race game for two to five players, with optional rules for one player or six. A typical game takes about an hour to play.
The Kickstarter's around half funded with 19 days left to go.