Crooked Dice Announce Their Upcoming Fantasy Game For 7TV

July 15, 2020 by avernos

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Crooked Dice have just announced that they are working on a set of rules for their incredibly popular 7TV to move the action away from classic TV shows and Pulp movies and into the realms of the fantastical. 7TV Fantasy: Cinematic Skirmishing In Fantastical Worlds is a joint venture with the Edge Hill University development team and they've just completed the first draft so it's very early days still.

7TV Fantasy // Crooked Dice Design Studio

The Studio announced yesterday that they have a playtestable game: 200+ Profiles, Trilogy cards, Artifact cards, Maguffin cards, Encounters Guide, Templates, Magic System and Grimoires are all finished and ready to test.

Obviously with this being the first draft they have work to do on it with a lot of playtesting ahead of them but the collaboration with the University has put this together in under 10 months and for those unfamiliar with game design that's a lot of work in a fairly face pace, so I'll be looking forward to hearing more about it once it's been put through its paces.

The project has also been spurred along art from Dave Needham, and Peter Wright from the University has steered the project. Peter has a long history with gaming having written for Call of Cthulhu, John Carter of Mars and the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium games. This is what he has said about the collaboration between the University and Crooked Dice.

 I have also led student development teams to produce 7TV: Pulp (2019), a skirmish game based on the American pulp adventure serials and fiction of the 1930s and 1940s and the forthcoming 7TV: Fantasy, which adapts the conventions of fantasy cinema and television into a tabletop battle game. Both games are co-productions between Crooked Dice Game Design Studio and Edge Hill University. . Each project provides students with invaluable industry experience, creative practice in commercial contexts and a credited publication. Students who worked on 7TV: Pulp have gone on to work as editors, writers and freelancers for Oxford University Press, Superdry, Crooked Dice and Golden Goblin Press.

7TV has a lot of fans and the recent fantasy miniatures we have seen are classically beautiful, so I can't wait to see how they expand on the genre and range over time. The ease of making up your own adventures or recreating your favourite books and films should make this a no-brainer for many fans of fantasy out there, especially with the low model count required.

How many of us pine for a tabletop version of our favourite book and no it is never likely to happen, well sometime soon it will thanks to the efforts behind the 7TV Fantasy game.

What do you think of the fantastical worlds for 7TV?

"The ease of making up your own adventures or recreating your favourite books and films should make this a no-brainer for many fans of fantasy out there..."

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