Tomorrow is the day: you will pledge yourself to the ancestral order of theSoul Raiders, in the heart of their mighty fortress. As a powerful warrior-mage, you will vow to watch over the world of Kivros and its inhabitants, explore the ruins of forgotten civilisations… And above all, send tortured souls back beyond the Veil, where they belong.
Are you ready, young apprentice, to forfeit any hope for glory, wealth, and the tranquillity of an ordinary life? Will you honor your pledge to this order, and take arms to face this world’s countless dangers?
Embark for a mysterious and breathtaking journey, full of thrilling adventures and stunning revelations... Join theSoul Raiders.
Soul Raidersis a story-driven cooperative game, created bybest-selling authorMarc André(Splendor) and a team of talented artists, such asGuillaume Tavernier(De Architectura) orMagali Villeneuve(Magic The Gathering).
In thisfast-paced narrative game, the players become powerful heroes. They will be able to roam freely in a variety of settings, cooperating to overcome the threat of an impending doom before it is too late!
An epic narrative game
Soul Raidersimmerse the players in ahigh-fantasy setting; as powerful heroes, they will overcome the many threats to their order of warrior-mages and the universe as a whole.
Designed like a book, the game is divided in chapters, or game sessions (1 to 2 hours per session). Each chapter depicts a specific setting in which players willcomplete quests, collect informationandincrease their powerto progress through the overarching story.
Soul Raiders will spread on several chapters, woving an epic tale around the players and their characters from one book to the next.
A fast-paced and cinematic game system
The game system features afast-paced and streamlined gameplay', entirely geared towards the experience of a story-driven, cinematic and cooperative adventure.
The players act simultaneouslyto explore their surroundings. Without turn order, they can progress together or split the party as they see fit to hop from one scene to the next.
Each setting is composed of a set of tiles, places where the heroes can interact with their environment. Taking a variety of actions while battling the forces pitted against them, they jump from one tile to another as the story unfolds,sometimes spread out on different scenes, always focusing on the heart of the action.
Building cooperative tension
The heroes live and die as one.Their health points is a common pool, tracked on the side of the board: each time a player takes damage, the marker progresses. If it goes too far, the whole party fail at completing the chapter.
Even if they manage to stay safe,time runs out fast... The Threat track is another timer that brings the heroes to their demise. It progresses as they encounter new creatures and events, leading to their capture if they stay idle for too long.
Narrative story with a strong replay value
If they cooperate efficiently,any path can lead to the completion of the current chapter, as the players do not have to follow a specific set of events, but try to achieve independent and interwoven quests.
If the party fails, it can still move onto the next chapter, triggering a unique setback.Only the final chapter of the story needs to be completed successfully— or else they will go back to the beginning of the tome.
Thisnon-linear approach to a narrative system, combined to the time pressure and the possibility to push the story further, ensure a very good replay value to the gaming experience.
Soul Raiders offers you:
More than 1000 cards illustrated by a team of talented artists, such asGuillaume Tavernier(De Architectura) orMagali Villeneuve(Magic The Gathering),