The Omega Stone is an artifact of great power, able to grant immortality to the one that possesses it. Of course, such a prize is sought by many. Four great kings have found the components to summon the Omega Stone. However, no one is willing to give up their Blood Stone to anyone else. It will have to be taken by force. Only a grand melee will decide who gets the stones. That's the story behind Ascended Kings, a new combat board game up on Kickstarter.
In the game, players will take on the role of one of the kings looking to collect four Blood Stones in order to summon the Omega Stone. You'll move around a board that is constantly shrinking, due to the walls of fire that are moving in from all edges. There's no running and hiding in this game. There's also no player elimination. Even if your king dies, they will return as a Revenant, letting you still have an impact on the game and potentially even winning.
The Kickstarter campaign is also looking to fund a 60-page graphic novel that goes along with the game, telling the stories of the various kings and the ultimate fate of Empyrnea.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It's about 1/5 of the way to funding with still 20 days left to go.