February 11, 2016 by crew
David Esbri of Vesper-On Games has given us a bit of a primer for the world of FanHunter which is going to be hitting Kickstarter soon. Without further ado…
Welcome to Barnacity! Consider yourself under arrest…
Fanhunter is a crazy and violent universe set in the near future, in which all forms of entertainment have been banned. The brave members of the Resistance are determined to fight. For their right. To party!
What is Fanhunter: Urban Warfare?
Fanhunter: Urban Warfare is a board game with miniatures for two (or more) players. This is a scenario-driven game that will pitch the forces of the Resistance against the Fanhunters, the police forces of Pope Alejo. The game also includes a skirmish set of rules in which you will be able to design your own army and your own scenarios.
The game truly captures the mad and violent universe of Fanhunter thanks to the different scenarios included in the core box that will take you through some of the most exciting adventures.
Fanhunter is a franchise that’s been in publication for the last twenty five years in Spain, created by Cels Piñol. Essentially it revolves around the long lasting comic book saga, but it also has novels, role playing games, board games and even plushies. Now we bring that universe with our miniatures into the 21st century with a brand new game.
For all of those not familiar with the world of Fanhunter, fear not as you will also enjoy this insane setting because we will give you a privileged front-row tour. Right here you have a little introduction to the setting, but also there will be a whole background section in the rulebook covering a timeline of the events up to the present time in the game (year 2025), along with a detailed look of the urban background of the game: Barnacity…
Alejo Crow is a demented librarian. He belongs to the alien race of the Fenicious, and he is one of the sleeper agents tasked to destroy the human race. When he was activated, he appointed himself Pope and conquered Europe.
The alien race of the Fenicious has been trying to destroy the human race through wars, famine and desperation ever since the dawn of time.
Pointless. Our rebellious nature always fights back.
But they finally know how to beat us. Now they want to bore us to death.
Alejo, in his intention to erase any sort of motivation has managed to turn the population into a grey boring mob. No initiative, no hope. Once in power, he achieved this by banning any sort of leisure, culture and counterculture.
But a group of rebels face the dictatorship of the Re-Vatican, based in Barnacity. They are the Resistance, a group of freedom fighters lacking any sort of experience in combat or tactics. Instead of that, they have to make do with their nerd background while fighting against the tyrant. Everything their learnt through their hobbies could one day make a difference and save their lives.
The Resistance is little more than a militia of fans of any type of entertainment: comic book nerds, music lovers, role-playing gamers, card collectors, miniature painters, wargamers, videogamers, dee-jays, movie buffs and experts in fantasy and science-fiction literature.
You can download this Exclusive Comic Book created by Cels Piñol to see where does this crazy setting comes from.
We want to introduce you to the two characters that will be included in the core box, Don Depresor and Killer Dog, and the character that will be the Kickstarter exclusive of this campaign, Nando Dixkontrol.
He is one of the most charismatic characters of the resistance. He is the most passionate fan of Frank Miller’s Daredevil, and he is always eager to lead the fight from the front lines.
Having said that, he is blind as a brick, and has the most terrible luck. That jinx will affect both his allies and his enemies.
This chap is Pope Alejo’s right hand. He is his most loyal friend, but has the ability to get to his nerves more often than the actual Resistance.
He controls the papal forces with a strong grip, and he is always just two steps behind the plans of the Rebel fans.
The main DJ of the resistance. An Ex-Green Beret. A world authority in Dubstep, techno, Hollywood musical films and he knows everything about anything ever sang in Broadway.
He is the mind behind the best illegal (as they couldn’t be otherwise) rave parties in Barnacity.
Will you be keeping an eye out for more from the world of FanHunter?
"Essentially it revolves around the long lasting comic book saga, but it also has novels, role playing games, board games and even plushies..."
"We want to introduce you to the two characters that will be included in the core box, Don Depresor and Killer Dog, and the character that will be the Kickstarter exclusive of this campaign, Nando Dixkontrol..."