Renegade Game Studios is making a game for those that really love their fluff for their games. Proving Grounds is more than just a dice game, it also includes a novella that tells the story of the game in full form. Then, after hearing of the daring deeds of Maia Strongheart, recreate her heroic ascent to the Sun Throne for yourself.
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Proving Grounds is a real-time solitaire dice game from the creator of FUSE and Flatline. It merges narrative and gameplay in a brand-new way. In this box, you will find a novella, Only the Strongest Has the Heart of a Wizened Queen, written by Monica Valentinelli. This sweeping story sets the stage for the events of the game. Read the story of Maia Strongheart as she fights to ascend to the Sun Throne. Then, recreate her extraordinary battle!
If you’ve never played a solo game before, this is a great place to start. There is a training game and six different gameplay modules. Once you’ve learned the basics, add a single module or mix and match to your tastes. If you’re feeling truly adventurous, put them all together for a true test of your gladiatorial combat skills!