November 13, 2014 by brennon
Rum & Bones has now popped up on Board Game Geek as it nears the release date on Kickstarter in the near future and with that comes a look at the cover art for the game and also the character sheets for some of your heroes and villains…
The artwork is looking pretty stunning but then again we’ve always enjoyed checking that out for the game when we’ve seen new previews and such. If you head over to the Facebook page linked at the top of this piece then you’ll see a very in depth run down of exactly what all of the different things do on this character card, or you could just read some of it here…
1. The Faction Logo will appear in the left corner, showing what Faction the Hero in question belongs to. Next to that will also be their Role on the ship- in Mag’s case, its Quartermaster!
Quartermasters support the rest of the Heroes and crew- they usually aren’t the best fighters on your ship, but they work to make everyone else better!
2. This shows how much HP the Hero has. Take damage equal to your HP and you’re KO’ed!
3. Each Hero has 3 Actions, which can be Attacks, Abilities, or Reactions. Here we see Mag’s first action is an Attack, “Payday”. The Coin on the far right shows how many Coins she would have to discard to use the ability- in this case, it’s 0.
Now, since it’s an attack, it also lists a number of dice to be rolled (in this case ), what those dice hit on (again in this case [4+], and its range (Only a  here!)
…so head on over and read the rest on their community page. Some more cool details have popped up on the game too…
Based on online MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) style games, Rum and Bones has 2-6 players taking control of legendary Pirate Heroes, each with unique powers and abilities, as their crews fight over Davy Jones’ legendary treasure!
Players will each control up to 5 Heroes at any time, moving them across the game board in an attempt to destroy various Key Features across their opponents ship. Victory is obtained by destroying enough of these Features. Your Heroes are not alone, however, as your crew also consists of Deckhands and Bosuns who, while not controlled by the player, will work on a simple AI to wreck havoc on the enemy!
Of course, what would Pirates be without plunder? And in Rum and Bones the most sought after treasure are Davy Jones’ mythical Pieces of Eight! Players will amass these powerful coins during gameplay to unleash devastating abilities and attacks from their Heroes, crushing all enemies before them until only they remain!
…and it’s all sounding neat indeed. Do you think you’ll be backing this one when it launches?
Let us know!