Become a god!
After the success of Conan, Monolith and Mythic Games put together another Kickstarter, this time to reinvent the old card-based Mythic Battles game with a shed-load of miniatures in tow. $2.6 million dollars of backers’ money did the trick, and it was delivered in a timely fashion. It’s since been handed over entirely into the care of Monolith, as Mythic concentrate on other things (like the upcoming Joan of Arc).
It is, of course, all about the miniatures (which are very nice), but the combat system is a good one and well-tested over time. The unusual dice-rolling method is hard to get your head around at first, but you soon get used to it, and it offers up some interesting choices. Whether there’s enough game here to justify the boxes and boxes of miniatures remains a question of personal taste, but there is a wide variety of scenarios and a lot of choice in the forces you can use.
One thing both Monolith and Mythic must improve upon however, is the quality of their rules writing and proofing. Boardgamegeek is full of people asking for clarifications, and translation issues and ambiguous writing continue to cause unnecessary and time-wasting issues for many. In fact, the rules for MBP were completely rewritten later down the track and many of the components re-released in a second Kickstarter (these sheets use the new rules, of course).
If you missed anything first time around for Mythic Battles: Pantheon, they announced a reprint coming to ks on June 7th. There will be new stuff. If it ships before Brexit I might add something now I know it’s fun to play.
Mythic Battles: Reprint is up, but only for 8 more days.
Most of original KS is there and a few new bits.
Also an upgrade kit 1.5 rules for $10 and some free backs for the clips on dashboards (if all you want it dashboard clips I think they said they will be free in pledge manager, including postage).
1.5 rules, reference cards and some units changed between editions. No price for postage if you just want the upgrade kit, but they promised an FAQ to answer the questions that people keep asking (but most of the questions have been answered on campaign page… people don’t read… easier to ask in comments a thousand times)
I don’t quite understand the upgrade kit – are there actual fixes in there?
Rules eratta. Revised dashboards, troop cards and tokens.
Apparently it’s mostly for ournament play and both versions playable.
Getting a 404 error when I click the link.
That was quick! Fixed.
Speaking of quick… sometimes I post on forums or comments and short time later it appears in your twitter feed…
Are you using me as a news source?
Not sure what you mean – example? Only things in my Twitter feed appear in my Twitter feed, and there’s no automatic link between it and anywhere else as far as I know.
Overturn was suspended and I posted before you twittered.
Coincidence probably, but makes me feel like I’m your source 🙂
Truth is you probably read it elsewhere before you checked your own forums…
I saw the link to the long article about the issue somewhere else actually, I only remembered later it had been mentioned in this forum. Yep, coincidence.
I was on the page and spotted your twitter feed