One of the bigger stories from last year was the Dark Souls Board Game from Steamforged Games. The Kickstarter campaign did very well and the game, itself, will be coming to tabletops near you later this year. Well, so you can know what you’re going to be getting, Steamforged has posted up the rulebook pdf.
From the introduction:
In the beginning, the world was without form, only a colourless place shrouded by fog and
bereft of light. What little of this world existed was ruled by the Everlasting Dragons, masters
of desolate grey crags and the ancient archtrees. This was the Age of the Ancients, an era that
would last for time untold, until the advent of the First Flame.