Stonebound Saga Core Game from the 2018 Kickstarter.
Description: Centuries have passed since the great city of Lux disappeared into the sky. Since then a force known as Tenebris has enveloped the seven kingdoms of Telios in darkness. After an endless age of war humanity was on the verge of destruction — but just as the last light was fading away from the land, when humanity was on the brink of ruin and all seemed lost, hope broke through.
Three adventurers made their way to the great valley where the ancient city of Lux used to stand. They were drawn by the very stones in the land which seem to call out to them. These stones soon became known as speaking stones as they were able to speak into the very souls of the adventurers, granting them power to push back the Tenebris. Once they arrived they found out they were not the only ones summoned by the stones.
The Stonebound Saga is a skirmish style card game that offers a variety of elements such as resource management, dice rolling, card positioning and tactical gameplay. The game is for 2 to 6 players played on a large grid-based playmat. Matches take 45 minutes to an hour to complete.
Each player begins the game with a group of adventurers who have made their way to the valley to train and prepare for the upcoming battle against Tenebris (Standard play is 3 characters per player). Throughout the game players will use speaking stone cards drawn from a community resource deck in order to perform various abilities in battle.
The Stonebound Saga is a great mix of unit positioning and strategy requiring each player to carefully plan their turns and manage their resources to achieve victory against their opponent. With a large number of character cards to fit many play styles, each match is always a unique experience.
Visions of Telios Description: Stonebound from all over Telios have come together to create the newly formed Kingdom of Lux. With Tenebris looming, the Stonebound have been training with their newfound powers fueled by the Speaking Stones. Through dedication and practice, some of the Stonebound have achieved a new depth of mastery - the ability to harness the power of Telios itself.
The first expansion for The Stonebound Saga; Visions of Telios introduces two brand new card types called 'Terrain Cards', and ‘Mission Cards’.
Terrain cards represent various locations from the world of Telios that are used to modify spaces on the battlefield during gameplay. These modifications can be beneficial or detrimental, and they affect allies and enemies equally. Terrain cards open up a completely new gameplay experience by adding another exciting level of strategy.
Mission Cards are special objectives given to the Stonebound to further their training and preparation against Tenebris. Players will use Mission Cards to grant themselves and the Stonebound they command powerful rewards that can turn the tide in battle.