Ether Wars is a new concept of board game that seeks to capture the essence of mechanics of highly successful videogames like MOBAS or RTS, and mix them with more typical elements of modern board games.
Ether Wars is a strategy board game, based on extraction and resource management as well as in combat and enemies domination. A game with a high replayability and a large number strategic combinations, where your decisions will depend of each movement of your enemies and environmental events.
The game is set in a fantastic science fiction scenario. The planet “Etheria”, the only place in the universe where you can find the “Ether”, the most powerful energy in its purest form. The “Ethereals”, the old inhabitants of this planet time ago disappeared. They chose the highest elite of the universe, “The Council” to protect the power of the Ether. “The Wars”; An old tradition, a tournament organized by the Council where the different species of the universe fight to prove their skills over the others and make their champion part of the Council to own and protect the true power of Ether.
The goal is to get a certain number of Ether, which depends according to the number of players. Once a player gets 5, 6 or 7 Ethers (4, 3 and 2 players respectively) wins the game.
The game uses an innovative dice-piece system. Facing abstract strategy, turn placement as well as an important probability calculus to make the better decision. Along with it, a card mechanical will give the players the chance to surprise and create strategies that affect the elements of the game, including the fate.
The game is divided into days, composed of a series of phases, each with its own characteristics and that are executed successively. These days will happening until a player achieves the goal.
Players can choose one between the four species that are facing the Wars, each with their own skills and characteristics. They will command their army under the Hero orders and will face difficult strategic decisions. Choose the best tactic for each moment to extract the different resources of the planet, fight the enemy, defend your base and fight for the Ether domination.
It is a game that seeks to encourage mainly the strategy and the improvisation skills in the players.
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