Former Blizzard visionary Chris Metzen is behind the newly founded studio Warchief Gaming with Mike Gilmartin and Ryan Collins. Now the creative minds are launching “Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent,” a 5E role-playing game as a crowdfunding campaign Kickstarter. The project won't be long in coming - it should be published in April for the support of the swarm.
The 5E basic set of rules for the new role-playing game brand Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent focuses on a classic fantasy setting, for which Chris Metzen and Co were inspired by the genre leader Dungeons & Dragons. Metzen is one of the founders of Warchief Gaming and is a gaming industry veteran, at least when it comes to video games. As ex-Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment, Chris Metzen knows what is important when it comes to bringing players into a setting.
Inspired by RPGs from the 80s and 90s
“Worldbook: Lawbrand” is the name of the first work from Warchief’s new Auroboros franchise. This is intended to provide players and game masters with all the necessary content to be able to design their own adventures. The setting borrows from classic fantasy roleplaying. At first glance, innovations cannot be found – intentionally. Metzen wants to capture the feeling of playing that he knows from a role-playing adventure from his own childhood: the tabletop RPG should therefore also serve as a kind of homage to that Role playing of the 80s and 90s.
The 5E-compatible foundation Lawbrand is the debut Warchief Gaming enters the race with after its inception. The game company wants to finance its work via crowdfunding via Kickstarter – already the campaign starts on April 20th. Almost 7.000 subscribers follow the project Kickstarter already. It seems impossible that the campaign could fail to achieve its goal.
At the same time, if the campaign is successful, it could lay the foundation for further RPG source books for the new Auroboros brand.
The brand starts at Lawbrand with initially five different races and four subclasses - each with their own story backgrounds. Metzen and Gilmartin aren't the only Blizzard veterans who pour their creativity into Auroboros. The writer is Micky Neilson, the former Hearthstone story leader. Neilson left Blizzard in 2016 but continues to work with the Californians as a freelancer. He also previously worked on World of Warcraft and the Starcraft series.
Mark Gibbons, Samwise Didier, Peter Lee, Glenn Rane, Alex Horley and Francesca Baerald also have their fingers on the role-playing game. You all contributed illustrations.
The video gives a taste of the quality of the graphics:
Seit Gründung des Studios war es das Ziel, eigene Spielemarken zu schaffen. Die Entwicklung fußt dank der Erfahrung der Studiogründer auf Professionalität, unterscheidet sich aber grundsätzlich nicht von dem Vorgehen hinter anderem RPG-Neukreationen. Es waren zunächst Ideen einer Gemeinschaft, die letztendlich dazu führten, dass man Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent nun in ein finales Stadium gebracht und per Crowdfunding auf Kickstarter realisieren will.
From April 20th, fans will know whether Warchief Gaming will celebrate a successful premiere. Then the campaign of the developer studio, which was only founded in October 2020, starts. The fact that Metzen and Gilmartin decided to take the step is also due to the thought of turning away from the ever faster rotating video game industry. At Blizzard, the two veterans were once responsible for the worlds behind AAA brands like Diablo or Warcraft.
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