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Black Rose Wars with Crono Expansion… The Kickstarter Stretch Goals! and Hidden Thorns Expansion is on its way and will ship separately!!)

Please note that I do NOT yet have Hidden Thorns or the Kickstarter stretch goals in my possession

due to a production miscalculation by Ludus Magnus, they were unable to fulfill all orders for Hidden Thorns and the Kickstarter Stretch Goals.  So, if you order this bundle, I will send off the core game and the Crono expansion now and then I will mail the Hidden Thorns Expansion and Kickstarter Stretch Goals to you when they arrive. The cost of the game covers all of the bits and what not… but additional shipping charges will apply once I send out the rest of the gear.

My margins are so tight that if I don’t charge for shipping I will lose money on the copies of this game that I have in the shop!  Zoinks!  The alternative was to list this bundle without Hidden Thorns and the Kickstarter Stretch Goals, and then list those bits as a new item later.; or just hold off on listing the game until i have ALL the components in hand… 😅 I hope that makes sense.

Anyway… onto the game!!

This is soooooooo….. nice!

Amazing artwork meets dark theme meets Kickstarter goodies… I’m in 👍🎉 This package is the Magister pledge level from the Kickstarter campaign with the Hidden Thorns add-on expansion. It includes the core game, the Crono expansion, all the unlocked stretch goals and the Hidden Thorns expansion that takes the game to 5-6 players!!! Bam! 🙌

If you’d like to get a feel for exactly what’s included you can visit the original Kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lmstudio/black-rose-wars

I’m running WAY behind in getting these great games on the site right now… and with all my traveling and retiring and what not, I’m tapped! So, rather than not list the games at all, I am writing abridged versions of the standard Drew prose in an effort to temporarily speed up the process.

Once I retire I will get back to providing a more enriching product description experience – that’s a promise! 😇 Of course, for some of you this might be a welcome break from that prose… 🤣🧐

Basic Game Play

2-4 mages meet at the Black Rose Manor every ten years to battle their way to becoming the keeper of forgotten magic; the magister. YOU are one of these mages.

Cast spells, summon undead, move through the manor leaving destruction in your wake!  Deck building meets area-driven combat for control! Yes, please!

There is a lot going on here and in order to bring you this product now (vice in 6 months… haha), I’ll post a few video links and let you have at it! Time-crunch-limited poetic waxing in effect! Sorry folks!

Tom, Sam and Zee – of Dice Tower fame – do a full play-through of the game.

In the comments, Tom notes that he really enjoyed the game and gives it an 8/10 overall score.

https://youtu.be/ijs9xX6fBa0

For a quick overview of the game, you can check out Geek & Sundry’s paid promotional video. Generally I’m not a huge fan of these promotional reviews when I’m trying to learn a new game… but this one offers a thorough (and fast!) overview of the game and components. Nicely done G & S!! [Crono expansion not present in the video]

https://youtu.be/QK46IfSAy48

Briefest of summaries…

Beautifully crafted plethora of sweet minis! Gorgeous, randomly-generated play area! Head to head combat with your fellow spell-casters! Up to 6 players with the Hidden Thorns expansion (included)! Get some!

 

Ages: 14+
Players: 1 – 4
Play Time: 90 minutes
Designer:
Artists:
Publisher: Ludus Magnus Studio
SKU: Ludus Magnus Studio 001
MSRP:
Selling for $189 on eBay (without the
Hidden Thorns expansion) at the time
of this listing (NOV 2019)
Our Price: $182.50 (includes Hidden Thorns and KS stretch goals).

Both will be shipped at a later date!

Link to BGG:

 

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Black Rose Wars with Crono Expansion… all Kickstarter Stretch Goals and Hidden Thorns Expansions will arrive and ship later!!)

Please note that I do NOT yet have Hidden Thorns or the Kickstarter Stretch Goals in my possession… due to a production miscalculation by Ludus Magnus, they were unable to fulfill all orders for Hidden Thorns and the Kickstarter Stretch Goals.  So, if you order this bundle, I will send off the core game and the Crono expansion now and then I will mail the Hidden Thorns Expansion and Kickstarter Stretch Goals to you when they arrive. The cost of the game covers all of the bits and what not… but additional shipping charges will apply once I send out the rest of the gear.

My margins are so tight that if I don’t charge for shipping I will lose money on the copies of this game that I have in the shop!  Zoinks!  The alternative was to list this bundle without Hidden Thorns and the Kickstarter Stretch Goals, and then list those bits as a new item later.; or just hold off on listing the game until i have ALL the components in hand… 😅 I hope that makes sense.

Black Rose Wars is a competitive fantasy game of deck-building, strategy, and combat set in the hectic universe of Nova Aetas in Italy. Each player is one of powerful mages of the Black Rose Order who aspires to become the new Supreme Magister in order to acquire the mighty power of the Black Rose Artifact and the Forgotten Magic. Mages must fight, fulfill Black Rose desires, and gain strength with their spells until their power reaches the containment threshold of the prison where they are exiled, finally freeing themselves. Each mage has at their disposal six schools of magic, each one with its own strategy to annihilate their opponents and increase their power.

At the start of the battle, mages start with a grimoire of six cards; as mages study more spells during play, their grimoire will increase. Every spell in Black Rose Wars has two different effects, increasing a player’s adaptability during a fight.

Mages fight each other in a modular arena of hexagons called “rooms”. They summon powerful creatures, cast destructive spells, or devise dark deceptions with their enchantments. The game system is divided into different phases. Each turn, after choosing new spells from the six schools of magic, players plan their strategy in advance, placing cards face down. Later, they reveal the played cards to kill each other, solve missions, summon creatures, or destroy the prison rooms, one against each other and against the Black Rose (the playing system).

After being killed, mages are reborn immediately, allowing them to re-enter the fight without delay — although their death still fed energy to those mages who caused it.
The mage with the most power at the end of the battle will be crowned Supreme Magister of the Order by the Black Rose itself.

Additional information
Weight 14.6 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 13 × 13 in
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