Machina Arcana is a new steampunk/lovecraftian board game that’ll be launching their Kickstarter campaign next week.
From the announcement:
We are happy to announce that the final preparations are in place.
The Kickstarter for Machina Arcana will launch on November 19th at 10:00 (UTC-5).
In Machina Arcana, players take on the role of explorers who are investigating an ancient subterranean complex of unknown origin. They face monsters from H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos in a steampunk setting. The adventurers collect equipment, interact and utilize their environment, fight monsters, and immerse themselves in the rich narrative elements.
The complete story is broken down into different scenarios that represent a self-contained game. All of these scenarios contain chapters, each with its own narration and specifics. The objective of the game is to progress through the tale and face the endgame at the finale of each scenario.