You were supposed to be in charge of the Realms. You were the rightful heir. But the Tyrant Queen has come in, taken over, and thrown you out. But you’re not just going to settle back and enjoy retirement in exile. You want to get back what is yours. And so you will raise an army, create a civilization, and take on the Tyrant Queen. But so will the other ousted heirs. That’s the story behind Path of Light and Shadow, a new board game from Indie Boards and Cards that’s up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
The Realms lay divided, their former wonder lost and forgotten. The Tyrant Queen has seized the throne, forcing the rightful heirs deep into exile. You are the sons and daughters of the once-great houses: Foxway, Gorga, Mherzeen, and Spyre. Under the tutelage of advisors, you have gathered your followers, your conscripts. The time has come to take back what is yours.
Path of Light and Shadow is a massive empire-building experience, combining area control, deck management, and civilization customization. As players vie for control of The Realms, they must enlist and promote supporters, outfit their burgeoning empire with powerful technologies, align with powerful leaders, and lay siege to rival exiles after the throne. Above all else, each player must decide what type of leader they will become, cruel or merciful. But choose wisely, for each path has its rewards and perils.
The campaign is already over its funding goal (and closing in on 2x funded) with still 28 days left to go.