02 Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Aethersteel, their new sci-fi miniatures skirmish game. In the Aethersteel universe, the gods (known as Aeons), each had an identical world on which to build what they felt was the perfect creatures and a perfect civilization. However, portals were opened between each world. Fearful of what might be on the other side, each world armed for protection. Players are placed in charge of an Aeon and must prove that their creation is the best out of them all.
Aethersteel is a miniatures skirmish game that also brings in elements of card games. The cards are how you, as Aeon, can more-directly have an influence. These decks are customizable, so you can tailor it to work specifically with the force you’ve put on the board.
The game supplies you with unit reference cards so all of the games relevant information is right at your fingertips. There is no need for roster printouts or stacks of rulebooks. The game also supplies you with a customizable Aeon deck representing your Aeon powers. These cards allow you to augment your soldiers in order to swing the battle in your favor.
The campaign is set to run for another 22 days.