Thursday, 23 February 2017

Someone is Kickstarting a map-making storygame

I'm always intrigued when someone does something completely different in the tabletop space, which is why Companions' Tale caught my eye.

The premise is that players join together to create a map of a place, building it's lore, history and architecture through storytelling. Here's what the Kickstarter page says:

Companions’ Tale is a map-making storytelling game where you tell the tale of an epic hero, righting wrongs and saving kingdoms. The hero acts, and leaves others to tell the tale. You are those others: the hero's closest companions. Whose version of the heroic tale will become canon, and whose will be a footnote to history?

Companions’ Tale is a game is for 4 players and takes approximately 2 ½ hours to play. It uses evocative world-building rules, a deck of inspirational themes and art, and a series of rotating roles for shared storytelling. Together, you’ll build the history and culture of the realm, fill in a rich and changing map, and reveal your companions’ tales.

A map making game is something I've been tinkering around with in my head for a while, but this sounds better than what I was imagining. 

If this sounds like something you'd like to support, head over to the Kickstarter page