I’m almost ashamed to say I’ve never read The Divine Comedy. I’ve played parts of the musical arrangement based on it, though. So that’s gotta count for something. The tale of Dante being led by the angel Virgil through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Now, it’s also a board game. Or, it will be, if the Kickstarter project for Hell’s Rising: Dante’s Adventure reaches its funding goal. And it can only do that with your help.
In the game, players will take on the role of Dante, Virgil. Beatrice, or Orpheus as they travel around various afterlife locations. The goal? Collect souls. By moving to various spots around the board and playing cards, you’ll be able to gather souls to your group. Be the one with the most at the end of the game and be the winner.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It’s about 1/4 of the way to its goal with still 25 days left to go.