Shatterlands is a new miniatures game from Stonegate Forge. It is set in their land of Atelon, their new fantasy setting that is rapidly getting larger by the day. The game includes heavy RPG elements, as the characters you pick for your warband will grow and change as they participate in combats. Of course, there’s danger with each engagement, as wounds can turn into debilitating injuries.
The game is created with a heavy campaign-aspect in mind. As you play through successive scenarios, your characters will gain experience which will allow them to purchase new skills, relating to different aspects of their person. But as I mentioned, each wound can turn into a hindrance, as your characters struggle to heal. As such, having a mindset of “going in and wiping out the enemy” probably won’t get you very far if you take too many casualties, yourself. The “strategic retreat” will be a tactic you’ll want to employ in many games.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now and is set to go for another 18 days.