Today, we have a special PAX Unplugged Edition of A Glimpse Into the Vault, with a special roundup of board games of interest I came across at the con! Now, this is a little unfair, as this is a grossly cursory look at only some of the many games and vendors that were on display, but with the extensive number of products available I only had so much time and attention to really dig in. Luckily, I managed to get on the media list for PAX Unplugged, so I was fortunate enough to be solicited by a number of people interested in getting attention for their game, and from that I managed to schedule a slew of interviews about different games. We previously chatted with Brendan Conway about Unbound, the latest supplement for Masks: A New Generation, but today we’ll be tackling the board games I got to see in greater detail, and the creators who I had the chance to interview.
A dancing girl with big dreams who can play with emotions and beat the odds. A frighteningly perceptive lawkeeper who tracks his quarry across the wilds of the Roughs. A gunsmith who believes just arming the lawkeepers isn’t enough any more, and has joined in himself. A koloss-blooded exile determined to improve his people’s place in the world with strength of arms and a deputy’s badge. A vigilante Ferring with vengeance in her heart and the speed of steel. Meet the Party provides an entire group of ready-to-play characters for a variety of systems and settings. We’re returning to the Mistborn Adventure Game from Crafty Games, but with a new twist as we forge characters using the Alloy of Law!
A rebel survivor, blessed with the power of metals and at one with the mists, trying to make sure his rebellion doesn’t die alone. A bastard Thug-for-hire who should’ve never been born, determined to make her name live on. A nobleman fallen from grace, climbing through the shadows to get back what he’s lost and get back at those who took it from him. A Keeper of Terris chasing secrets of the Metallic Arts, determined to make the deaths that have kept her alive worth it. A shapeshifting kandra who has violated his people’s laws and struck out on his own to find a life and Homeland beyond the contracts. It’s time to Meet the Party for the Mistborn Adventure Game from Crafty Games!
The immortal Lord Ruler reigns over a land of ash, where it is a daily struggle simply to keep crops growing. Nobles play games of intrigue and lead lives of luxury while an entire peasant/slave caste known as the skaa toil away with no rewards other than enough food to survive and maybe fewer beatings. Every night the land is cloaked in mists, and the skaa whisper of monsters and demons and people who can use metals to perform magic. Among all this are the crews, those who go beyond their station and beyond the Lord Ruler’s laws to try and accomplish their goals. One way or another, the outlaw crews fight back against the world that seeks to oppress them. This is the world of Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn novel series, and this is the setting of the Mistborn Adventure Game from Crafty Games!