The world-spanning forest, the Eyrewood, is full of villages scattered among the trees. In those trees lives villagers. Unfortunately for those villagers, the Eyrewood isn’t always a nice, peaceful place to live. Thankfully, there’s the Thornwatch. They’re always ready to come help out. How do they always make sure to end up in the right place at the right time? Villagers tie knots to birch trees that will magically summon the Thornwatch. And that’s where you come in, you’re a member of the Thornwatch in… well… Thornwatch, the new graphic novel adventure (as they’re calling it) up on Kickstarter.
In the game, one player takes on the role of Judge (basically the GM for the game) and picks various stories from the available group. The rest of the players will play as members of the Thornwatch. They each get a special deck of cards that they’ll use during the game that represents the character’s various traits and actions they can perform. Each story describes how the game board is set up, along with what the conflict is, as well as how the players win. If they beat the encounter, players are given a choice to move on to different stories, or to end with the current one.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. They’re already well over their funding goal with still 27 days to go.