Draco Studios’ Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala Now Live On Kickstarter!

August 4, 2021 by brennon

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Draco Studios' Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala, a massive asymmetrical board game designed by Alessio Cavatore, is now live on Kickstarter. This is a seriously impressive Fantasy board game that includes one of my favourite elements of the genre, dragons!

Dragonbond Lords Of Vaala - Draco Studios

Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala Kickstarter // Draco Studios

Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala comes from the deeply intriguing universe of Dragonbond. This is a world that has been growing and changing for years already thanks to Draco Studios and you can already buy loads of their excellent dragon miniatures right now. You can also dive into their full wargame, Dragonbond, which you can find HERE.

I would also recommend diving in and checking out the Dragonbond World Primer as this will give you a pretty good grounding in the factions fighting for control of the world in Lords Of Vaala and get you excited to check out more about the game.

Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala Gameplay

When it comes to actually playing the game, Lords Of Vaala is focused on you conquering the land and gaining power. You will either play as a general who raises armies or one of the mighty dragons that are an army unto themselves.

Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala // BGG How To Play

The twist to this is that during the game a general and dragon can decide to become Dragonbonded. This then means that the players are now working as a team and share their resources. This isn't an easy decision to make though as you will now need twenty power to win rather than ten!

You can get a full breakdown of how to play Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala above thanks to BoardGameGeek. I do like that the game feels like it has fairly simple and easy-to-learn mechanics. This means that you can then dive in and get stuck into the intricacies of how your asymmetrical characters play and learn about the best strategy for each.

I am seriously loving the idea of playing an absolutely badass dragon and conquering the world!

Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala On Kickstarter

When it comes to the actual Kickstarter and the game contents, the folks at Draco Studios have packed this with all manner of great-looking components.

Dragonbond Lords Of Vaala Box Contents - Draco Studios

Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala Box Contents // Draco Studios

To begin with, the artwork is stunning. They have brought onboard artists from across the tabletop spectrum to work on this and produced a particularly beautiful looking board game. The miniatures too are excellent looking and I like that they have focused on offering up, at least, to begin with, miniatures for the big characters and then tokens for the rest of the game components. I think it looks very slick.

So, if that appeals to you then you can have a think about picking up some of the different pledge levels.

Dragonbond Lords Of Vaala Pledge Levels - Draco Studios

Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala Pledge Levels // Draco Studios

I find it pretty neat that the basic pledge level is coming in at around $49. The added shipping doesn't seem too bad either meaning that you can get the core game plus an expansion for a pretty solid price.

If you want to go beyond that basic pledge then you can also look to include a bunch of Stretch Goals and some Add-Ons which we'll include below. One of them is free but the others can be bolted onto your pledge.

Armies Of Blood & Dreams - Draco Studios

Armies Of Blood & Dreams // Draco Studios

Creatures Of Valerna - Draco Studios

Creatures Of Valerna // Draco Studios

Legends Of Valerna - Draco Studios

Legends Of Valerna // Draco Studios

These Add Ons throw a whole bunch of new generals and more that you can use to play Lords Of Vaala. It's neat that one of the sets does give you plastic miniatures to replace the cardboard tokens but I still think that I'd prefer to play it with the base components. They will be good if you want to go beyond Lords Of Vaala though and have a pop at their tabletop wargame.

Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala Kickstarter // Draco Studios

This is just scratching the surface when it comes to Dragonbond: Lords Of Vaala. Make sure to check out the Kickstarter link for even more on this impressive new board game.

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