MACE 2017 Featured Playtest: Arms & Ambition
MACE 2017 will feature official playtest most of the weekend of a new independent unpublished board game called Arms & Ambition
Epic but fast paced! If you like games like Axis and Allies you’ll like this. Arms and Ambition was designed from the beginning to be a fun to play, strategic operations game that is very open, repeatable, and straightforward. Story elements and buff cards make the world seem alive.
This thing is big: A 1 inch hex map that is 4 feet by 5 feet means there a lots of places to be and ways to get there. A unique unit stacking system means that a lot of stuff can be in one tiny place and be easily seen and managed. Did we mention that it plays with up to 8 players?
And yet it moves quickly: All movement is simultaneous, which may sound chaotic, but really isn’t and just means there is little to no waiting time. Battles are determined by one roll per side so they get resolved quickly. Starting units and intermixed starting positions mean that the game doesn’t take long to get going.
Each playable Family has a unique set of 2 Family Ambitions that grant victory points when achieved. These are challenging, in conflict with other players, but achievable in a single session of gaming. Playing as each Family feels like playing a new scenario.
Please see our gaming schedule through OGRe. You must be registered for the convention to register for games.