Assumption GOTY Elden Ring perhaps the least surprising piece of news I’ll be writing for this site today, get an adapted board game.
It won’t be the first time soul-as treated on the table, of course. Back to 2016 a Dark souls The board game that has raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter is below two hours (it will keep increasing 4 million dollarsrequested … $55,000 in funding.
Elden Ring being handled by the same designer behind Dark souls—The game is enhanced — and will be available on Kickstarter soon (The page is up now, but the campaign itself doesn’t work). While the details are pretty slim at this stage, one thing that sounds interesting is how the combat is handled, with rolling the dice out the window in favor of:
Like video games, the board game ELDEN RING™ immerses players in the Abandoned Land between. In a vast, sprawling world of decaying grandeur that unfolds as they explore, 1-4 ‘Tacked’ players will embark on a vast and varied adventure, visiting locations that bring iconic character and cross paths with familiar enemies and characters.
Challenging combats typical of video games will be recreated by clever dice-free combat, requiring players to strategize and adjust their plans in each encounter – for whether it’s the mediocre Godrick Warrior or the grafted King himself.
Steamforged has made a name for itself over the past few years, adapting a wide variety of video games, from Dark souls (twice, as a board and card game) to Horizon Zero Dawn game based on both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. So I guess we can assume that, even if this isn’t as highly regarded as the source material, its creators at least understand what makes a video game stand out. on the table top.