Ether Wars is coming back to Kickstarter! They had a bit of a rough start the first time around and didn’t meet its funding goal, but this time around the publishing company, Burning Games, has picked it up.
If you didn’t catch it the first time around, Ether Wars is a 2-4 player, dice rolling/worker-placement/area control game. Everyone is fighting for control over the powerful energy source: Ether. Based on the ideas presented in real time strategy (RTS) and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video games, Ether Wars gives you control over 50 troops (represented by custom dice). You’ll get to decide on strategies like building up your army, manipulating the battle field, or stockpiling your resources.
According to Burning Games, there are a few new changes from the last Kickstarter:
- The English and Spanish editions are now independent. You may still see images from the original prototype here and there, but rest assured, there’s no more room sharing: the English edition will be in ENGLISH ONLY.
- The resources are now cubes. Gems proved to be impractical and fiddly and we’ve opted for a better solution. Now they can be stacked, grouped and piled up very easily.
- The graphic design has been improved to better represent the nature of certain mechanics, such as the charges. Icons and other reminders will appear here and there in the cards and the board to make sure everyone is on the same page!
Ether Wars is relaunching on November 22nd. So make sure to mark your calendars! Also tomorrow they will launch a pre-kickstarter giveaway: http://burning-