Over the past four weeks, gaming tables the world over have been resounding to cries of “For Sommerlund and the Kai!” as intrepid adventurers have had their first taste of The Lone Wolf Adventure Game.
This weekend marks the end of our playtest, so we thought we’d check in with the game.
The Lone Wolf Adventure Game Kickstarter successfully funded to the tune of £68,000 back in September (that’s $105,000), attracting over 600 backers eager to support Cubicle 7 produce a brand-new game set in Joe Dever’s iconic world of Magnamund. We wanted to give our supporters an extra reward, so at the start of October invited them to join us in playtesting the completed draft of the game.
Well, over a month on and dozens of groups have taken their first steps into Magnamund as initiates of the Kai Order, testing out rules for combat in daring battle against the Giaks and using their Kai disciplines to protect the innocent from the Darklords of Helgedad. We’ve had some really valuable feedback and have been thrilled at how much people have enjoyed our take on the game. Those of you who haven't been able to take part in the playtest, rest assured you'll get your chance next year!
Beyond strict rules material, we’ve been hard at work on the texts for the boxed set, and they're moving into the final stages of editing now. The art department have been working hard devising a layout scheme which really will make The Lone Wolf Adventure Game a superb tool for teaching roleplaying games to a new generation and we know it’s going to be really special.
Jon Hodgson and Scott Purdy have started work on art – Jon has sketched our iconic characters, who will be making appearances throughout the core set with words of advice and examples, led by their tutor Silent Owl. Not only will they be your guides through learning the rules, they’ll also provide help in quickly finding whatever section you're looking for when you reference the books in play.
About The Lone Wolf Adventure Game
The Lone Wolf Adventure Game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in September 2014.
In The Lone Wolf Adventure Game, you take the role of Kai Lords – men and women belonging to an order of warrior-scholar-monks capable of super-human feats of body and mind.
As defenders of your home country of Sommerlund, your adventures will be many and varied. You could be dispatched on a dangerous secret mission by the King one week, investigating odd rumours from the borderlands the following week, and called on to settle a land dispute between nobles the next. The enemies of Sommerlund and the Kai are many, and the Kai stretched holding the line.
We are developing the game to be playable out-of-the-box by young people new to tabletop gaming. The basic rules are taught in a game that all the players take part in, getting you into the action as soon as you open the box.
As you grow in experience, additional features can be added in to give the game additional depth. There’s a chunk of these in the Beginner’s Box, and we will develop the game further in expansions. Experienced gamers can dive right in with all the options included, and new gamers can tailor the learning curve to their group.
The Lone Wolf Adventure Game will be available to buy in all good gaming stores next year, as well as direct from our own webstore.