You know, one of the things people say they want out of games is to be “immersed” in it. You know, to feel that you really are your characters and that your actions have real consequences. In the Sword Art Online anime, “immersion” takes on a whole new level. Much like the Matrix, if you die in the game, you die in the real world, too. The only way to escape is to defeat the game. And that’s just what you and the other players are trying to do in the Sword Art Online board game, up now on Kickstarter.
From the campaign:
The Sword Art Online Board Game: Sword of Fellows is a cooperative, dice-based battle game. You will take on the role of one of six different characters who are trapped in SAO. Team up with your friends or go solo and face a series of obstacles which you must overcome in order to defeat the game and escape back to the real world.
The Kickstarter is going well. They’re closing in on 3x funded with still 14 days left to go.