I’m a big fan of old 8 and 16-bit RPGs. You know, you run around killing monsters for a bit, then head back to town to buy some new gear you’ve been grinding to get for a while now. Well, Hero’s Crossing brings the feel of those old games to your tabletop. In it, you play as the mayor of a town in one of these fantasy worlds. You are competing to have the town that best-attracts the heroes to you. I mean, those heroes are willing to throw down the cash if you’ve got the right goods and services. The project is up on Kickstarter now.
About the game:
Hero’s Crossing is a strategy board game about being the mayor of a town in an RPG – instead of going on quests and killing dragons, you’re constructing a town that produces and sells resources heroes need for their epic quests. The core challenge is about managing supply and demand – build a town that sells heroes what they need better than your opponents and you’ll come out victorious.
The game is heavily themed around classic video game RPGs and realized in beautiful pixel art. As gameplay progresses and everything becomes more powerful, the pixel art evolves – from 8-bit to 16-bit to 32-bit – to mirror the evolution of pixel art in early games.
The campaign is up and running now. They’re about 3/4 of the way to their goal with still 29 days left to go.