Ironrise Setting Primer
What Should I Know About IronriseBelow are the absolute basics a reader should be armed with before exploring this setting. Also, we're now live on Kickstarter too! Please, come check out the page and spread the word! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/206203416/ironrise-a-steampunk-adventure-board-game?ref=4ip2yl
Ironrise is first and foremost a game about lurking nightmares and tyrannical undertakings. Spirel, its setting, is no different. Characters will have the opportunity to delve into the secret past of Spirel and come face to face with the ancient forces that once ruled. If they're fortunate enough to survive then they'll come away from these encounters with more questions than answers. The only other possible fate is that their life becomes a cautionary tale to others: Do not dig too deeply into the unknown. Enjoy your brief moment under the sun before the old masters awaken to reclaim what is theirs.
Now is the Time of Tyrants
Fascism spreads from Pinnacle Tower in Ram's Rule like a cancer and it has infected every one of its Vassal Cities to the core. Callous, brutal and unrelenting soldiers known as the Ram's Wrath carry out the dictates of Ironrise's Prime Minister. Dissenters and malcontents are rooted out with cruel efficiency and reeducated. This tyrannical sense of order extends to rulers of Ironrise's colonies. The rulers of these distant cities answer only to the Prime Minister of Ironrise and even then many of them harbor secret ambitions aimed at revolution. One might welcome a change in power if the prospects for whom might be the new inheritor weren't so bleak.
An Age of Heroes
Despite the oppressive march of tyranny and the inevitable return of ageless horrors there is hope. Intrepid adventurers from all walks of life strike out on their own or with like-minded heroes to bring hope to the world. They push back against Pinnacle's rule. They seek out the deserted temples to the old gods and thrawt their return. The cosmic terror that is Oblivion and its servants are sealed away and the lurking monsters that stalk the edge of civilization are hunted down. These men and women are all that stand between the darkness and the light. The light is growing
Ironrise and its Vassal Cities
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What Is Ironrise
Genres and Themes
Play Time- 90 minutes to two hours
Players- Play is optimized for four though games of between 2-6 players are supported by the rules
Game Style- Ironrise is an action-adventure, story-driven board game that falls into the American Style of board games (as opposed to the resource management heavy European Style). Players are organized into teams of either Heroes or Villains in equal number. These two teams then compete for victory.