From the casting call:
Thundercloud Miniatures are finally ready to release the beta version of there game “Avendora” and are asking for your help to turn this into a game that you want to play.
WHAT IS AVENDORA?
Avendora is a 28mm fantasy squad based skirmish game typically played with between 4 and 20 miniatures (depending on factions chosen). The game is quite fast paced, with a typical game taking around 90 minutes to 2 hours from deployment to game end. The game rules have been written with ease of learning in mind and you should be able to start playing without spending hours referring back to the rules every time someone performs an action.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
Avendora is a fast paced game that focuses heavily on tactical planning. Great effort has been taken to make sure the game should be won by the player who played a better game rather than the player who gets a lucky roll. This is partly done by the use of a “Fist full of dice” mechanic, but it was also a core aspect of the game and all the rules have been written with this in mind.
The game is also fun, quick to learn and from initial testing well balanced, with 2 gamers of equal skill usually coming down to a nail biting finish to see who will win. The game also comes with a huge range of scenarios (and more are being worked on) to provide a break from the usual “pitched battle” that is common in other games.
OK I’M INTERESTED, WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME?
Thundercloud Miniatures need you to play the game and let them know your thoughts. Did you enjoy the game? What would you change? What worked and what didn’t? They need you to try to break the game so that they can fix it prior to final release.
SO HOW DO YOU PLAY?
You can download our rules from the following link, https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s3hd3xr65vcb983/GQ0eHAaequ for anyone who doesn’t want to use Dropbox you can email Thundercloud Miniatures at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send you a copy of everything you need to play.
Work is still underway on these rules. They are currently working on more advanced terrain rules that will be part of the advanced rules and can be used to replace the basic rules if you choose.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU?
If thejoy of playing a fun game and helping to make the game something you would want to play is incentive enough Thundercloud Miniatures also want to reward you for taking the time to help them make a great game. For this reason every battle report or game feedback that is provided to them will be entered into a prize draw to win both of their current miniatures, the Hiskari Bear Rider and the Shadow Dreadlord, shipped free anywhere in the world.
WILL THE GAME BE FREE?
A valid question, Thundercloud Miniatures is a commercial business and as such the final game will not be free. They will however keep costs as low as possible. They will however reward ALL Beta testers with a free PDF version of the final rules.