Today we’re taking this opportunity to introduce another Legend to lead your warband into battle for Conan: Savage Legends — Olmec, Prince of Xuchotl.
Appearing in the Conan classic, Red Nails, Olmec is a giant of a man, with a thick beard and the shoulders of a bull. Ruling over Xuchotl, Olmec welcomed Conan and his companions under the guise of hospitality, only to turn on them later for his own devious motivations.
Olmec is a Legend with the Leadership affinity and possesses the Xuchotl, Noble, and Warrior traits. With abilities and tactics available to him that place a strong focus on empowering his surrounding companions and minions, Olmec is more an artful strategist, than in your face combatant. That isn’t to say Olmec can’t stand toe-to-toe with other aggressive Legends. He can definitely lead from the front while bringing an impressive force down to bear. Olmec has many different options available to him as he can not only use Leadership items, but also items for Might and Prowess as well. Giving him a wealth of playstyle options.
Today we’re going over selecting items and tactics when building a warband for Conan: Savage Legends.
We previously selected Conan as our Legend, with Techotl and Pallantides as Companions. On every Legend Sheet there are 4 Item slots, each slot is tied to a specific affinity.
Looking over Conan’s Legend Sheet we can see his 4 Items slots break down into 3 that must be filled with Might Items, while the 4th slot can have either another Might Item or a Prowess Item.
In this instance we’re going to select a War Axe (Might), a Broadsword (Might), a Warrior’s Cloak (Might), and for the last item we are going to take Chainmail (Prowess).
Base Items vs Upgraded Items
It’s important to note each Item has a base side and an upgraded side. For example, the War Axe can be upgraded to a more powerful Cimmerian Axe.
At the beginning of a game all items begin with their base side faceup on their Legend’s Sheet.
With our items selected we can now move onto choosing our Tactic cards. Tactics cards make up our hand and are played on our turn throughout the course of the game.
Tactics are tied to the affinity of our 4 chosen items and the affinity of our 2 Companions.
We’ve got a total of 4 Might tactics we can pick, 3 from Might items and 1 from Techotl our Might Companion. We’re going with Mighty Blow, Weapon Toss, and 2 copies of Execution for our 4 Might tactics.
Then we have 2 Prowess tactics available to us, 1 from our Chainmail, which is a Prowess item and 1 from our Prowess Companion, Pallantides. For this we’re picking 2 copies of Quickness.
With a total of 6 tactics chosen and adding our Legend’s Ultimate card we now have the 7 cards that will make up our hand.
The last step in finishing up our warband is generating our coin purse.
Coins are mainly used throughout the game to activate figures, purchase upgrades, and perform various
To generate our purse we add 2 coins of each of the 6 affinities (12), 1, coin that matches the affinity of our Legend (13), then 1 coin that matches the affinity of each of our tactics (19), and then finally 1 additional coin of any affinity we chose (20), in this case an extra Might coin couldn’t hurt. After all is said and done that gives us a total 20 coins in our purse.
Items, tactics and coins are all tied closely together, while our Legend and Companions hold some influence as well.
With our warband equipped and prepared for battle, we’ll move onto setting up the Battlefield in our next Breakdown post.
Until then, may Crom watch over all!
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Today we’re going to talk a little bit about Conan the Barbarian, in Conan: Savage Legends. Each Legend has an affinity associated with them that influences a number of different elements. Things like building their warband, what tactics they can add to their deck, and just overall general play style.
Through the many Conan adventures Robert E. Howard crafted, Conan has been many things: a thief, an outlaw, a mercenary, and even a pirate, but above all else he is a barbarian. Born the son of a Cimmerian blacksmith, Conan quickly proved his prowess as a respected warrior at a young age by taking part in the destruction of the Aquilonian fortress of Venarium. His heroic feats and countless battles proved to only strengthen his status as a
Conan the Barbarian is a Might based Legend, as you can probably imagine. This means he excels at and has an enhanced focus on aggressive, close up, face to face combat. You shouldn’t find him sitting back trying to take out his enemies with arcane spells. If that is your preferred play style, there are far better Legends to chose from.
Pair Conan with Companions and Minions that can support his in your face style and you will be hard pressed to find a better Legend option then Conan. For those of you who love to stare into your enemy’s souls as you plunge your sword into their flesh, he is the Legend for you!
Today we’re going over the basics of building a warband for Conan: Savage Legends.
A warband is made up of 1 Legend, 2 Companions, and a group of Minions.
In this example, we are choosing Conan the Barbarian as our Legend to lead our warband. The traits listed on our Legend tell us which Companions we are allowed to add. In this case, Conan may select any two Companions that have at least one of the following traits: Aquilonia, Cimmeria, Warrior.
For this warband, we’re selecting Techotl as our first Companion, who shares the Warrior trait with Conan, and for our second Companion, we’re choosing Pallantides, who shares the Warrior and Aquilonia traits.
By choosing Companions of different Affinities, such as Techiotl and Pallantides, we are diversifying the Tactics we’ll be able to choose from later, giving us more options for battle.
We round out our warband by selecting a Minion group. Minion groups do not have traits which means we want to select a group we feel synergizes extremely well with Conan as our Legend and his two Companions. Because of this we’re selecting the Black Dragons.
As you can see, building a warband is that straightforward.
With our warband built, we move next to equipping our Legend and selecting the tactics we plan to use throughout the game, but this is a topic we’ll cover in our next Breakdown post.
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Today we are very proud to announce an all-new chapter in the never-ending adventures of Robert E. Howard’s legendary Cimmerian: Conan: Savage Legends!
Conan: Savage Legends is a strategic, turn-based, skirmish style miniatures board game. Set within the vast mythos of the Conan universe and drawing inspiration from MOBA and combat game genres, Conan: Savage Legends allows players to construct unique and powerful combinations of barbaric warbands. Choose from a vast array of Legendary characters, special items, and deadly tactics, before filling out the rest of your warband with battle-hardened companions and a minion group.
Through gritted teeth and barbaric rage, warbands clash against each other on a variety of exotic battlefields. Choose your actions wisely or risk falling to the blade of your opponent. Which route is best to crush your enemies and see them driven before you? Will you take up the mantle of Crom’s chosen barbarian or do you prefer a more subtle, yet sinister approach in your machinations of conquest?
In addition to the head-to-head clash, Conan: Savage Legends will also feature a number of thematic solo/cooperative campaigns that pay homage to the great works of Robert E. Howard.
Conan: Savage Legends will be heading to Kickstarter later this year. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter and get all the latest Conan: Savage Legends news!
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In this first of many chronicles on our journey into the world of CONAN, we explore some of our favorite artists who help visually define Robert E. Howard’s iconic barbarian. We have set up a Poll below for you to tell us who YOUR favorite Conan Artist is! We'll post the results next Wednesday (September 26th)!
But first, from the team of warriors here at Shinobi 7, a few of us have chosen our favorite CONAN artists to share with you:
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Shinobi 7, LLC. is delighted to announce the license acquisition of Robert E. Howard’s “CONAN” for tabletop games. The first game will be a big box miniature game that will launch on Kickstarter and will be available in retail; the second game will be a direct-to-retail card game.
The miniature game, slated to launch on Kickstarter in the first half of 2019, will feature highly-detailed sculpts of not only Conan, but other well-known characters from his world as well. A retail version of the game is scheduled for an early 2020 release.
The card game will be available in retail channels in 2019, and will allow players to take control of their favorite Conan characters and confront other players in a quest for glory. Further details about components, pricing, and release date will be forthcoming.
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Starting today, Wednesday, April 4, 2018,
we are launching a Late Backer Campaignon IndieGoGo InDemand.
With the successful completion of the Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers Kickstarter Campaign, we are offering this Late Backer option for IndieGoGo customers and those who missed the Kickstarter. All options from the completed Kickstarter are available again.
There are three Pledge Levels with different price points and options. Please view our Pledge Levels Comparison Chart HERE to better help you decide which Pledge is best for you.
We are also thrilled to add Storm to the Racer Lineup! Please note that all Kickstarter "Hyper Pledges" will automatically receive Storm, and Storm will be an Add-On option for all other backers.
We have updated Miniature Poses and Track Art, so be sure to check out those updates on our Battle Racers Product Page and through our IndieGoGo Late Backer Campaign.
Thank you for your interest in supporting Shinobi 7 and our games!
Calling all Sonic Fans! A Late Backer Pledge will be available next week. With the successful completion of the Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers Kickstarter Campaign, we are offering a Late Backer option on IndieGoGo InDemand for IndieGoGo customers and those who missed the Kickstarter.
Stay tuned for more news about the launch!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Livestream on Kickstarter at 6 pm (PST). We hope you continue to join us for future Livestreams so that we can get your input. With your help we can make Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers the best game possible. Hope to hear from you next time!
We are LIVE on Kickstarter now. We are ready to share some updates and answer your questions about Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers.
Shinobi 7 LLC is thrilled to announce Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers, an all-new board game based on SEGA’s beloved video game franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog. The fun-filled, strategic game, meant for 2-5 players, will allow you to take on the role of Sonic or one of his many friends and rivals in an obstacle-laden race to the finish.
Shinobi 7 will launch a Kickstarter for Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers in early February. The Kickstarter version will include exclusives and Limited-Edition items.
A retail version of Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers will also be available in the back-half of 2018, distributed exclusively to all channels by Diamond/Alliance.
About Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers
Burst into action with Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers! Select your racer, choose your route, and fight your way to the finish while avoiding opposing racers and a variety of dangerous obstacles. Control your speed, use your abilities, and activate your special powers to collect as many rings as you can in an amazing race. The course changes with every race, so no two games are alike!
The base game will feature five highly-detailed full color miniatures of the following characters: Sonic, Knuckles, Amy, Tails, and Dr. Eggman. Also included are a variety of colorful cards, tokens and race tracks. Every expansion set will contain one pre-painted character miniature and their racer profile, while larger expansions will also be available and will include additional track sections. All miniatures will be 40mm scale.
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