With all the chaos of the last year, it’s more important than ever for people to set aside their differences and come together, and tabletop creator Modiphius Entertainment is leading the charge with a focus on a unique genre of tabletop wargames - narrative-driven Adventure Wargaming. Featuring titles such as Fallout Wasteland Warfare, Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms, and Rangers of Shadow Deep, the Adventure Wargaming genre offers players a narrative-driven experience that promises more satisfaction and immersion than merely winning by scoring points. Each game features an unfolding story told on the battlefield that is often more exciting than winning the game itself!
Today, Modiphius is expanding the series with the retail launch of Five Parsecs from Home, a game specifically geared towards solo play. In it, players assemble a ragtag crew of galactic trailblazers and head out to explore the stars, pick up jobs, and every now and then — engage in some action-packed, sci-fi combat! Expand and upgrade your team as you find new patrons and new enemies as you dig deeper into a thrilling tale of robots, aliens, and cosmic escapades!
Whether playing with friends cooperatively or serving as an engaging single-player experience, Adventure Wargaming titles — like Fallout Wasteland Warfare — offer engrossing stories and a uniquely designed Artificial Intelligence system, which provides a collaborative sense of “us against them” rather than “us against each other ” gameplay
“Adventure Wargaming is a dramatic shift in how tabletop wargames are played, ” said Chris Birch, Publisher & Founder of Modiphius Entertainment. “I’d grown up in a world of adversarial tabletop games where it was always about winning by eliminating the enemy (aka - other players). This style always meant that someone losing and possibly being put off playing again. The Adventure format allows you to experience a grand narrative adventure either in solo play, or with friends. It’s all about seeing what’s next and having the story unfold, versus just killing another horde of enemies.”
Titles in the Adventure Wargaming genre from Modiphius include:
Five Parsecs from Home: Build your crew of humans, robots and aliens to take to the stars in this science-fiction adventure wargame. With procedurally generated battles, players will have to finish jobs whilst encountering the strangest things that the galaxy has to offer.
Fallout Wasteland Warfare: Based on the iconic Bethesda videogame franchise, this miniature game features an exciting plot that fans of post-apocalyptic settings will love, along with settlement building, map exploration, random vaults, and a brilliant AI “Adversary” system that sees your enemies often skipping combat to beat you to the prize.
Elder Scrolls Call to Arms: In classic Elder Scrolls fashion, Call to Arms contains all the Draugr tombs, Dwemer Ruins, and gangs of angry Swordcloaks players love from the setting — either in co-op or solo-play. Modiphius is also preparing an upcoming purely solo campaign, featuring a choice-driven narrative that will affect the story’s outcome and how events unfold!
Rangers of Shadow Deep: Grab your cloak, bow, and trusty pipe and head out into a lovingly crafted fantasy world from Joseph A McCullough (Frostgrave, Stargrave). Rangers puts you into the well-worn boots of a a plucky fantasy ranger, engaging all sorts of guerrilla warfare to prevent the expansion of the Shadow Deep into your lands! Gather your companions or go it alone as you grow your ranger from a humble forest-dweller to a lean, mean, trick-shooting archery machine!