A message from Nocturnal & Onyx Path
Nocturnal Media is proud to announce our new game — our largest yet! — Gladiator: Quest for the Rudis.
Gladiator: Quest for the Rudis is a board & card game designed for 2 to 4 players. Moment to moment the contest requires tactical decisions of movement, positioning and the selection of your attack and defense, while important strategic options always loom, such as how much of your stamina to expend as you risk becoming fatigued.
The gladiatorial contests in the game offer a very detailed simulation of many aspects of the historical battles, but gameplay itself is not slow or tedious as a result. That is, despite an enormous historical fidelity, Gladiator: Quest for the Rudis plays quickly and easily like the best modern board games. This is due in large part to the innovative card-based game play. There are no dice, no books full of tables to consult, no other resource whatsoever to consult except for the cards themselves.
There are a lot of cards! Each type of gladiator has a unique deck of about 45 cards and there are almost 300 cards in all. With 100’s more available as stretch goals. But all the cards are all designed and coded in such as way as to keep play moving.
Please take a look at the project and consider backing us. We’re only a few days into the project and we’re already 25% funded! That means many stretch goal are going to be within reach. But even more than stretch goals, we’d be happy to send you a FREE Scarred Lands PDF (your choice, choose any one of them!) as thanks for backing the project at the starter set or full version reward levels. Just send a message to us via the Contact Me link on the project page and tell us which great Scarred Lands book you would like as thanks.