The British publisher Modiphius Entertainment has announced that a tabletop based on the license of Bethesda's popular role-playing game “The Elder Scrolls” will be launched by the end of the year. The planned release date of is currently given as Christmas 2019.


Like Fallout: The Elder Scrolls, it relies on the tried and tested

Modiphius announces the game as a “narrative tabletop” - so fans can expect not only skimishes, but at least one campaign mode with a background story. The tabletop is based on the Elder Scrolls franchise, which became known worldwide through the video games from Bethesda Game Studios.

The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms, the title of the new tabletop game, works with the basic mechanics that made Fallout: Wasteland Warfare a well-functioning game. Mark Latham, editor at White Dwarf magazine and involved in The Walking Dead: All Out War and The Harry Potter Miniatures Adventure Game However, the rulebook for the tabletop will be revised to harmonize with the world of the Elder Scrolls universe.

In terms of quality, Modipihus does not take any risks: 32 mm resin figures, each equipped with unique figure bases, may be sent into skirmishes by the players. As part of the Skrimish mode, which is mandatory for tabletop games, commanders slip into the boots of popular video game characters, including Hadvar, Ralof, Marcurio, Ulfric Stormcloak, General Tullius and Lydia. All these heroes lead the armies into familiar surroundings from the digital template, such as the Dwemer ruins or Nordic graves, naturally infested by the Draugr.

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The tabletop should not only work competitively, but also cooperatively and also as a solo variant. Both in solo mode and in cooperative play, the “Modiphius Advanced AI” acts as a kind of artificial intelligence - a system that was already used in Fallout: Wasteland Warefare. The opposing troops act on the battlefield based on prepared reactions. Without the use of apps or other digital tools. As in the video game series, the conscious use of the character resources stamina and magicka should be essential.

In terms of content, in addition to participating in pure battles, it should also be about being able to go through a story mode - based on all the content that fans already know from video games. Treasures are to be sought, battles to be fought and other missions to be completed in order to progress within the campaign. The respective troops should each consist of 1 to 6 heroes and another 3 to 15 units.

In the first wave of releases, a two-player starter set is brought onto the market, as well as two reinforcement sets with resin miniatures for the “Stormcloaks” and the “Imperal Army” as well as a Dragonborn set for solo players. Additional expansions are planned, however, according to Modiphius. Gimmicks such as metal tokens or stylish dice bags should also complete the portfolio.

The Elder Scrolls miniatures game The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms is expected to appear at Christmas 2019. In addition, Modiphius will be issuing promo figures - at the start a dragon-born - at a price of 17,99 euros. Further information on the Elder Scrolls Tabletop is also available at www.modiphius.com/Elder-Scrolls.

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