May 21, 2015 by brennon
Blackout: Journey into Darkness by Nevermore Toys and Richard T. Broadwater is a new adventure board game where you play a team of characters going into the Northern Wastes to kill beasts and seek out glory. What’s even better is that it works with a Games Master, in Solo Play and obviously with Co-Op too…
You can’t have an adventure without any heroes and that’s the first stopping point for Blackout with some awesome looking characters each with their own way of playing the game. See what you think of them below with some great artwork and painted examples of their miniatures too.
Each of them has a neat set of skills that make them sought after as part of a team in the wasteland. I think my favourites would have to be Thomas Kirk with his heavy duty weaponry and Jacob Moors who is all blades and shotguns.
On the other side of things we have the goes that these heroes are going to have to fight when they’re out looking for glory in the darkness. The Brood represent these deadly threats out there looking to hunt down and kill these explorers…
As you can see they also have various traits that make them an interesting counter to the team of explorers. I think the Lurker is awesome and looks as if he’s been dredged up from the depths of some Resident Evil or Dark Souls video game.
The game itself is still in the testing phases but that doesn’t mean you can’t give the rules a look. They have provided some Rough Rules for you to have a peek at and explained a little bit about the basics of it all on their Kickstarter page.
The game follows a grid based format that will be familiar to most dungeon delving veterans and uses D10 for combat. The game also works with a series of card that you can see attached to the character of Jacob Moors above with weapons, abilities and items all part of a growing repertoire of goodies for you to use.
This project relaunched after listening to the backers of its first one and it seems as if everything has been taken under advisement. The Kickstarter exploded again and has already smashed through its target funding goal. Hopefully we’ll have a look at more from this as the project goes on.
What do you think?
"What's even better is that it works with a Games Master, in Solo Play and obviously with Co-Op too..."
"They have provided some Rough Rules for you to have a peek at and explained a little bit about the basics of it all on their Kickstarter page"