It’s Time to Seize Pannithor’s Crown in Kings of War the Roleplaying Game
A low fog had crept over the blood-soaked field, smothering both the dead and the cawing of the gathering crows. The cloying mist had turned the moans of the dying into an eerie dirge to Gnaeus Sallustis’s ears as he sat in quiet contemplation, counting the dead and remembering the faces of his fallen warriors. Nakir stirred and growled beneath him, his harness jangling as he shifted. The goblins had been annihilated, but the pyrrhic victory had once again carried a great cost. The dark forces of the world had rampaged forth from the Forest of Galahir too often recently. The towns and villages needed uniting. Forging a realm would require someone strong to triumph and earn the crown. It was time to find a new King or Queen of War.
Red Scar Publishing is collaborating with Mantic Games to bring their popular fantasy setting to life with Kings of War the Roleplaying Game. Launching on Kickstarter in August 2019, players will begin as heroes and climb towards the true powers of their realm as they complete quests across a lush, rich world. Driven by Red Scar Publishing’s ENnie award-winning Creative Director, Marc Langworthy, the Kings of War RPG draws together Red Scar, Mantic, and Winged Hussar to delve deeper into the rich lore established by the Kings of War tabletop wargame and its siblings.
Mantic’s gaming vision is to create games that are accessible while remaining immersive and rewarding, and the Kings of War RPG is no different. The innovative TriCore ruleset is a lightweight system that gives the players scope to prove their heroism without being too complex or serving as a barrier to entry. Using a Dicepool and Keyword mechanic, characters begin with a standard Dicepool and apply Keywords from their stats, skills and gear to gain extra dice. Players can select familiar character sets and races drawn from the wide range of good, neutral and evil races found throughout Pannithor.
Early playtesting has been very positive and the game has scored highly in development with both hardcore Kings of War fans and traditional D&D 5E players.