A Solo Adventure Wargame of Galactic Trailblazing!
With all the chaos of the last year, it’s more important than ever for people to set aside their differences and come together, and tabletop creator Modiphius Entertainment is leading the charge with a focus on a unique genre of tabletop wargames – narrative-driven Adventure Wargaming.
Featuring titles such as Fallout Wasteland Warfare, Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms, and Rangers of Shadow Deep, the Adventure Wargaming genre offers players a narrative-driven experience that promises more satisfaction and immersion than merely winning by scoring points. Each game features an unfolding story told on the battlefield that is often more exciting than winning the game itself!
Today, Modiphius is expanding the series with the retail launch of Five Parsecs from Home, a game specifically geared towards solo play. In it, players assemble a ragtag crew of galactic trailblazers and head out to explore the stars, pick up jobs, and every now and then — engage in some action-packed, sci-fi combat! Expand and upgrade your team as you find new patrons and new enemies as you dig deeper into a thrilling tale of robots, aliens, and cosmic escapades!
Whether playing with friends cooperatively or serving as an engaging single-player experience, Adventure Wargaming titles — like Fallout Wasteland Warfare — offer engrossing stories and a uniquely designed Artificial Intelligence system, which provides a collaborative sense of “us against them” rather than “us against each other ” gameplay
“Adventure Wargaming is a dramatic shift in how tabletop wargames are played, ” said Chris Birch, Publisher & Founder of Modiphius Entertainment. “I’d grown up in a world of adversarial tabletop games where it was always about winning by eliminating the enemy (aka – other players). This style always meant that someone losing and possibly being put off playing again. The Adventure format allows you to experience a grand narrative adventure either in solo play or with friends. It’s all about seeing what’s next and having the story unfold, versus just killing another horde of enemies.”
Five Parsecs From Home is a solo adventure wargame where you assemble a ragtag crew of galactic trailblazers and head out to explore the stars, pick up jobs, and every now and then — engage in some action-packed, sci-fi combat!
Battles are procedurally generated with huge combinations of enemies, weapons, battlefield circumstances and objectives whether fighting rivals or carrying out jobs.
With each encounter you earn experience and loot, progressing your crew and story as you send your crew to look for contacts, trade, explore the colony, recruit replacements or train up their skills.
The game is playable with any miniatures you have on hand and requires only a small number to get started, making it ideal for both experienced and new science fiction gamers.
· 184 page full-color Royal Size (15.6cm x 23.4cm) hardback book perfect for the tabletop, packed full of full-color art
· A fast-moving system, built for solo gaming from the ground up.
· Create a wide range of characters whether human, alien or robot.*
· Miniatures agnostic – use whatever you have
· After each battle, your crew may die from their injuries or level up and find new items and information.
· Upgrade your starship with expansion modules *
· Procedurally generate a huge array of possible missions, with more than 50 enemy types.
· Random tables for towns, trade, character events and starship travel.
· 5 difficulty settings and super-hard Black and Red Zone jobs*
· Extensive options for Game Mastering scenarios, allowing complex RPG-like campaigns to be played with connected scenario plots, environmental hazards and factional conflict.*
· 7 stage narrative solo campaign*
This is a full retail edition of the community favorite solo sci-fi wargame by Ivan Sorensen of Nordic Weasel games and comes with lots of new content (noted with a * above), full graphic layout design and lots of stunning full-color art throughout.
Titles in the Adventure Wargaming genre from Modiphius include:
Five Parsecs from Home: Build your crew of humans, robots and aliens to take to the stars in this science-fiction adventure wargame. With procedurally generated battles, players will have to finish jobs whilst encountering the strangest things that the galaxy has to offer.
Fallout Wasteland Warfare: Based on the iconic Bethesda videogame franchise, this miniature game features an exciting plot that fans of post-apocalyptic settings will love, along with settlement building, map exploration, random vaults, and a brilliant AI “Adversary” system that sees your enemies often skipping combat to beat you to the prize
Elder Scrolls Call to Arms: In classic Elder Scrolls fashion, Call to Arms contains all the Draugr tombs, Dwemer Ruins, and gangs of angry Swordcloaks players love from the setting — either in co-op or solo-play. Modiphius is also preparing an upcoming purely solo campaign, featuring a choice-driven narrative that will affect the story’s outcome and how events unfold!
Rangers of Shadow Deep: Grab your cloak, bow, and trusty pipe and head out into a lovingly crafted fantasy world from Joseph A McCullough (Frostgrave, Stargrave). Rangers puts you into the well-worn boots of a plucky fantasy ranger, engaging all sorts of guerrilla warfare to prevent the expansion of the Shadow Deep into your lands! Gather your companions or go it alone as you grow your ranger from a humble forest-dweller to a lean, mean, trick-shooting archery machine!
About Modiphius Entertainment
Modiphius is a British entertainment publisher working with global creative talent to develop unique creative properties. We publish roleplaying games, boardgames, miniatures, novels, cool accessories, and more. Our aim is to inspire those who read, play, or encounter our work with tales of heroism, adventure, and courage. As well as our own IP: Achtung! Cthulhu, Modiphius has also published other major licensed properties from Star Trek Adventures the roleplaying game, Fallout Wasteland Warfare wargame, and Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms miniatures games, the Kung Fu Panda co-operative board game, and the forthcoming Dune: Adventures in the Imperium roleplaying game.
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