Jess: Why did no one tell me there was a new Scythe expansion coming out???
Jamey Stegmaier and Kai Starck have been working on a new expansion to their popular alt-reality worker placement game, Scythe. In the expansion, Scythe: The Wind Gambit, the peoples of Eastern Europa take flight on their steam-driven airships and learn new ways to solves their differences.
With the expansion you get an airship for each faction which will allow you to move over rivers and lakes, but you can not control a territory with them. Your airship will have two random abilities giving you 1 aggressive and 1 passive ability.
You also get Resolutions. These 8 tiles change the end game for Scythe. Instead of the last star triggering end-game, now you will follow the rules laid out on the resolution tile.
According to stonemaiergames.com, “The airship module was originally created and shared in the Scythe Facebook group by Kai Starck. Jamey read over the rules and was impressed both by what the airships added to the game and by the effort Kai had put into the expansion through writing the rules and playtesting it. So Kai, Jakub, and Jamey collaborated to hone the airship module.”
Jess: More Scythe for my Scythe? Well I’m sold. This expansion will give me even more reasons to play what is already a well designed and fun game.
Jamey says that they are looking to do a Q4 2017 release aligned with Essen with a price tag around $30 MSRP. There will not be a Kickstarter or Pre-order campaign, so you’ll have to buy it the old fashioned way and if you have concerns about fitting everything into your box, Jamey is working on a “big empty box” solution. You can check it out and vote on it here: https://stonemaiergames.com/one-box-to-rule-them-all/
What do you think? Are you as excited for Scythe: The Wind Gambit as I am? Let me know in the comments below!