The Road to The Miasma War – Meet the Mandragora

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy
Apr 18th, 2014
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On the Lamb Games is our 2pm slot again with a look at the Mandragora for the upcoming Miasma War Kickstarter for Endless Fantasy Tactics.

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From the preview:

Once considered a plague by the High Elves, Mandragora are semi-sentient plants that live in the jungles of Arganea. Numerous magical experiments were undertaken to study these creatures, in the hopes of utilizing their mana generating photosynthesis to drive the Elven war machine. Every experiment led to the destruction of the stock used, as they quickly went out of control.

Campfire stories among humans still whisper of the enhanced Mandragora that got away. Supposedly they grow in a hidden valley, sending tendrils across the world to choke out all life. Such stories are of course dismissed, but the threat of the normal Mandragora on Arganea makes the island continent a dangerous place to explore.

The Photosynthesis core ability allows the 1 point Mandragora to regenerate MP, a rarity among EFT models. Effective use of the Mandragora’s status effects can lock down more dangerous physical opponents, but the low starting MP means the Mandragora will need back up. A few Mandragora working in sequence can stretch out their MP pools much more efficiently.

The Mandragora will be sculpted by Sean Bullough.

The Miasma War Kickstarter Begins May 1st!

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  • joshuar56

    I really wish they had better sculptors/minis. I would be all over that game if the minis looked better and had a more unified look/theme.

    • One of the things Kickstarter lets us do is be able to afford higher end sculptors. Currently we’ve got Patrick Keith (Bombshell Babes/Counterblast), and Sean Bullough (WarmaHordes) lined up to do the Miasma War sculpts, who in my opinion are two of the finest traditional sculptors in the industry.

      If there is a sculptor you think would good fit for Endless we’re happy to listen to feedback and see if we can hire them.

      • joshuar56

        Do you plan on resculpting the old minis? Otherwise my intrest still wouldn’t be there.

        • Yes, there are a number of older Brushfire sculpts that we are planning on resculpting.

          • joshuar56

            Honestly I’m not sure what that even is. Your site is kind of a mess. If you click on brushfire and then click on miniatures, it’s a dead link.

          • Didn’t realize that link didn’t get updated when we rebuilt the webshop last month. Its fixed now, Thanks!

  • The Beast Rampant

    I can take of leave some of their earlier stuff, but the latest Brushfire and Endless minis are great. And most are done by big-name sculptors.

    If I had a complaint, it would be that they had put a lot more effort into their (plastic VHS case) box art & photos (is it still the same)? I picked them up several times in the past, and put them back down again. I like the art, but otherwise the presentation isn’t sharp, and the pic of the minis themselves aren’t well done. For the price, I wasn’t willing to just take a chance on what may or man not be good minis.

    Eventually, I poked around on the web and found some extremely well turned-out examples, and picked up four starters.

    • We’ve ceased using Mantic’s boxes a few years back, but there are likely to be a few boxes floating around the retail world still. Almost everything is now packaged in either plastic clamshells or wrapped boxes. Both are the same as you’ll find Mongoose’s products in, we order from the same places.
      We’ve been trying to get better with photography, and while we’re still not quite there, I do feel we’ve gotten better.

      Thank you for the feedback.

  • The Beast Rampant

    I’m sorry if I came off hyper-critical. I really like this guy, and am looking forward to more updates.

    • No worries, it didn’t seem hyper-critical. I just wanted to make sure to address your complaints. 🙂