There really is so much awesome coming out in 2013 that it may just make my brain burst out of my head and leak out my ears.
The specific dollop of awesome I refer to this time is Beyond the Gates of Antares by none other than wargaming legend Rick Priestly and his company Dark Space Corp. Currently on kickstarter, it looks all rather awesome. As one would expect from the chap that was involved with Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Necromunda and Bolt Action. Amongst many others.
Below is the video from the kickstarter page which shows off some of the art, toys and the man himself, along with other GW legend John Stallard, explain a little bit of what BtGoA is all about.
All in all, BtGoA looks really quite impressive. One of the biggest and most important aspects of which is the Real-Time Dynamic Gaming Universe. Or to put it another way, it’s a gaming universe that’ll move and change over time. Which seems in response to the fact that GW haven’t moved their IP on really at all in the last 30 years aside from the annual retcon. It’ll be interesting to see where Rick and co take RTDGU as if they do an ‘Eye of Terror’ and allow game results to impact on the fluff they can inadvertently cause their own universe to implode.
My other worry regards making a tabletop game partially online which will see only the most devout or determined gamers getting the most from it in terms of downloadable rules and bonuses as sectors are conquered by particular factions.
That said, the background is rich and interesting with lots of cool and dudey technology which will, no doubt lead to some mad as bat shit constructs. Like this one…
The factions are equally diverse and include a sentient robot race (dibs) and the Vorl which is the gribbly bastard you see below. And quite plainly, the models look pretty damn sexy.
I’ll put up more information as soon as I get it.