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 to seen, but like Conan, it will probably come down to the variety of the scenarios. Since Monolith have been supporting Conan pretty well, here’s hoping the same is in store for this game system.
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 continue to crop up for both this game and Conan. 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).