Modiphius unveils Conan Roleplaying game cover by world-renowned fantasy artist BROM
Brom is an iconic name in fantasy gaming and literature. Well known for his work on the Dark Sun setting for Dungeons & Dragons, he also contributed to Magic: The Gathering, Alternity, Forgotten Realms, Planescape and Deadlands. His covers have graced Michael Moorcock, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brook’s novels. Brom went on to work as a concept artist for movies like Sleepy Hollow and Van Helsing as well as illustrating DC, Chaos and Dark Horse Comics.
When the new Conan roleplaying game was first announced early in 2015, Brom was unavailable but with the delay in launching, Brom was able to fit the cover in to his schedule. The original art by Sanjulian will take its proud place amongst the other mighty covers by Carl Critchlow, Mark Schultz, Tim Truman, Phroilan Gardner, Alex Horley, Tomas Giorello and others soon to be announced.
Robert E Howard’s Conan Roleplaying game has been in development for the last year and promises all manner of adventure for those who join the Kickstarter launching soon. The campaign will unlock a wide range of high quality full colour hardback books, each cover featuring a maor Conan artist, accessories including beautiful dice and stunning collector’s items.
Jeff Shanks, award-winning Robert E. Howard scholar and essayist (Conan Meets the Academy, REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, Critical Insights: Pulp Fiction, The Dark Man: The Journal of REH Studies, Zombies from the Pulps!) has been hard at work guiding the Modiphius team for the last year.
“As a life-long fan of Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories, as well as an avid gamer, I cannot begin to describe how excited I am to see this project nearing completion. The dedicated and inspired writers and artists that I’ve been working with over the last year have been pouring their lifeblood into this game to make it something truly special. Howard’s original tales of Conan the Cimmerian leap off their pulpwood pages, teeth bared, sword in hand, to grab the reader by the throat and drag them along on a whirlwind adventure of blood and steel, savagery and sorcery. This game captures that essence like no other Conan product has in the 80 years since Howard’s death and I am proud to be a part of it.
Over the last year I have worked closely with the talented creators on this project to make sure that this game remains true to Howard’s vision of the Hyborian Age — an age undreamed of — and I believe that the final product will show that to be case. I have been honored to work together with such legendary artists as Brom, Sanjulian, Mark Schultz, Tim Truman, Tomas Giorello, Esteban Maroto, Alex Horley, and many others to bring the world of Conan to life and I’m so excited that the fans will finally get to see some of their spectacular work. And finally I would like to thank Modiphius for having the courage to make this game the way it need to be made — respectful of the source material and true to the core of what makes Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian one of the great archetypes of fantasy adventure.”
Tread the jeweled thrones of the earth or die in towers of spider-haunted mystery. Crom cares not!
Sign up at www.modiphius.com/conan to find out more with previews of the Kickstarter, art and products being unveiled over the coming days.
Modiphius fires opening shots of the Airfix Battles campaign with pre-orders open for the eagerly awaited Airfix Battles Introductory Set
London 19 Jan – Modiphius Entertainment, creators of award-winning roleplaying games like Achtung! Cthulhu and acclaimed table top and board games like Thunderbirds the 50th Anniversary co-op board game, are pleased to announce the opening of the pre-order campaign for one of its most eagerly awaited new titles. Airfix Battles.
The Airfix Battles campaign gets underway with the launch of pre-orders for the Airfix Battles Introductory Set which fans can sign up for right here for just £24.99 including a special pre-order bonus worth £10 with all orders before May 1st.
The Pre-order Bonus gets budding commanders a bonus campaign in PDF: Airfix Battles: Operation Cobra, plus the 24 card Reinforcement Pack 1 consisting extra British units and tanks like the German King Tiger and Sherman Calliope rocket launcher tank.
Whether it’s British commandos, US Marines or Germany’s Afrika Korps, Airfix’s 1/72 scale soldiers have been fighting their wars across carpets, dining tables and gardens for decades and now it’s back with a vengeance, with the Airfix Battles Introductory Set bringing those adventures to life on a tabletop near you Playable with all your existing Airfix figures and vehicles, Airfix Battles Introductory Set comes with everything you need to play exciting World War Two battles straight out of the box. This includes die cut cardboard counters for tanks, infantry and guns in case you don’t have any figures to hand. Airfix Battles lets you plan your army using the Force Deck. Draw the cards or select the ones you need to build an exciting army to challenge your friends. Set up the battle using step-by-step instructions in the Mission book and you’re ready to play. Each player has a hand of Command Cards to move and make their forces fight, or bring in artillery support. You’ll never know what your opponent is going to do next!
The game is designed to get you playing quickly, with fast and fun rules so you can play several times in an afternoon or evening with typical missions lasting from 30-60 minutes.
The Airfix Battles Introductory Set features:
Two double-sided maps showing the war-torn Normandy countryside to fight over.
- 3 sheets of die-cut counters featuring over a hundred infantry, machine guns’s, mortars and field guns, 9 Tanks, 15 pieces of terrain, plus smoke, objective and wound counters so you can start playing immediately or better still grab your Airfix figures.
- A 32 page Rulebook with introductory rules to get you playing Airfix Battles
- A 16 page Mission book. Each mission introduces new rules leading you step by step through a series of fun narrative missions across Normandy.
- A 54 card Force Deck, each card describing a German or American squad, tank, vehicle or gun.
- A 54 card Command Deck to give orders to your forces
- 10 six-sided dice.
Airfix Battles will be shipping in May and available direct from all good model stores & game shops. Watch out for news of more releases for Airfix Battles through 2016 at www.modiphius.com/airfix