Hasbro has released pre-orders for its heroscape relaunch, although the campaign appears to have stalled well below its endorsement target. Last week, Hasbro launched the Hasbro Pulse campaign to heroscape: age of annihilation, a new base set for the once popular miniatures wargame. the age of annihilation The game will provide newcomers with everything they need to get into the game, including dozens of miniatures from five factions, an expandable hex-based tile system for building custom boards, and 20 different game scenarios.
heroscape is a miniature skirmish game in which players form teams of creatures from a variety of different settings and time periods. An army could include a mix of WWII soldiers, fantasy elves, and even Marvel superheroes or D&D characters. A battlefield is built using 3D hexagonal tiles (usually of varying heights) and players battle it out using various types of dice to determine damage over a series of rounds. Although the game has been discontinued for over a decade, heroscape continues to have a very active fan base, with organized games and custom content released regularly. Several active players were recruited to help with the new set, joining co-creator Craig Van Ness in designing new content for the game.
Players can book Heroscape: Age of Annihilation for $275, but there is one important caveat. Hasbro will only produce Heroscape: Age of Annihilation if 8,000 people “support” the campaign. At press time, the campaign has only attracted just over 2,100 backers. Fortunately, the campaign still has a month to go to attract followers, but the campaign certainly seems to have fallen short of expectations.
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