Stormsunder: Heirs of Ruin

Created by Lazy Squire Games

A story-based solo/cooperative RPG board game for 1-4 players with stunning miniatures, an epic adventure and exciting combat.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Final PVC Teaser (Now With More Vaseline)
11 days ago – Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 01:50:39 AM

Hello, folks!


We received some pictures from the manufacturer today, and while they have yet to upgrade the toaster they take photos with, it's still kind of hard to not get excited:

It's a khopesh-a-copia of details.
This picture is objectively terrible, and yet it's still incredible.
Jaden, now with realistic motion blur.

That's all you get for now. We should have these (and the other samples that have been made) in our hands in 2-3 weeks where they will get the proper "pictured on the shelf above Robert's fireplace" treatment. Until then, just know that an army approaches...

Feilheims, Feilheims, marching off to war. With axes in hand, they travel the land, looking sexier than ever before.

Wild Assent - Lavon Rising

In other news, we've put up a preview page for a new campaign for Wild Assent on Gamefound.  You can check out the page...


>>>>>>>>>> HERE. <<<<<<<<<<


The arrows are Nikola's fault. If you follow the campaign on Gamefound, you get a free mini with your pledge:

I'd follow that guy anywhere. Better that than walking toward that dinosaur's mouth.

For those of you who don't know, Wild Assent is Lazy Squire Games' first game, which we used as a loose framework for Stormsunder. Stormsunder's campaign mode was actually based on a sample campaign we made for Wild Assent which we decided was too ambitious to use at the time. Both games share the same skirmish-inspired combat, including some core mechanics that make jumping from one to the other pretty seamless. We plan to take that original campaign for Wild Assent and make it a reality. Sort of a "Stormsunder Lite" if you will. 


Anyway, check out the page and let us know what you think! We'll be back as soon as my house is raining tiny plastic people. Until then, we'll see you in the Storm (your insurance doesn't cover "PVC to the face," FYI).


- LSG

A Rare Look at Rewards & Consequences of Your Decisions
18 days ago – Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 10:52:54 PM

Hello, folks!


Today we’re going to take a look at how your decisions can affect your progress in the story of Heirs of Ruin by analyzing a specific set of interactions in Act II of the story. There are spoilers here, but I’ve chosen an event that isn’t pivotal to the overall plot and will not be showing the actual story text, so the impact should be "light" should you choose to partake (there are totally pictures though). Nevertheless, if you want to avoid absolutely all spoilers, there’s a warning (and a big picture of Aleksandra) below to make sure you don’t see anything you don't want to.

Since we just told some of you to not scroll to the bottom, that means we need to talk about our next campaign now! Wild Assent fulfillment starts this week and we’re hoping to follow up the buzz the game is getting with a new expansion, and, well, a game we can actually sell. Wild Assent was very expensive to produce (and we were and still are a pretty small company), so we did not make much in the way of extra stock. That’s a bit of a problem since a not insignificant number of people have reached out to us hoping to get the game. Anyway, check out the preview page on Gamefound here.

I'm going to go ahead and assume the miniatures are not to scale with the boxes.

You get a free mini if you Follow the campaign (if you pledge, of course), so that’s a thing. This thing, in fact:

Stegatops Raptorex, is that you?

That’s it for now (except that juicy decision thing below). When we return, we should have a literal pile of final PVC miniatures to show you. Until then, we’ll see you in the Storm, where all spoilers are obscured by swirling sands…



SPOILERS AHEAD

Aleksandra knows a secret, but she would never tell. It's a spoiler.

You wanted to read the caption, didn't you? I said spoilers!


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Okay, enough of that nonsense.


The Escaped Thralls

She warned you. You only have yourself to blame.

At some point in the story, the heroes may come across a group of thralls, led by… some person, who have escaped the city of Tarpitt. The players are presented with the decision of either capturing them, letting them pass or actively helping them (more on that later). Aleksander (and to a lesser extent, Aleksandra) want to round them up, which would result in an encounter, with the challenge of trying to not kill too many of those precious, precious walking blood dispensers while they try to escape and that person tries to kill you. Capturing the… person, will also net several rewards I won’t detail here, but also comes with a price down the road, making your visit to Tarpitt a little more difficult (uh, yeah, spoilers).

Scared little tokens.

Adina, Vanessa and Capac will, of course, want to let them go. Siding with the vampires will have repercussions for your heroes down the road (which we won’t be getting into), but let’s just say that these are the kind of moral/immoral decisions that can permanently change the heroes’ opinion of their quest, their “allies” and the general makeup of your party.

Aleksander, seen here finally passing that Charisma test.

Regardless of the players’ decisions, a squad of Tarpitt guardsmen will show up shortly after, seeking the escaped thralls. Led by Guard Captain Belar, their arrival can go several different ways depending on your interactions with the thralls (and that person) shortly before. If you captured the thralls and the person with minimal casualties, you can offer them up to Belar which will earn you his gratitude, a bit of cred in Tarpitt and a new side quest you can take on his behalf. If too many thralls escaped or died, you can kiss that credibility goodbye and there may be other consequences once you reach the city.


If you let the thralls escape on purpose, you can choose to kill Belar and his guardsmen outright. Doing so will net you his sword and, of course, ensure you won’t see him again (one would assume). There’s also a general price to be paid for killing the denizens of Tarpitt, but we’ll get into that some other time (probably never; you'll have to play the game).

What's so great about it? Self healing of course!

If you helped the thralls escape, you can still offer to help Belar hunt them down (regardless of how much sense that makes). You also have this option if you never came across the thralls at all. If the thralls escaped or died on your watch before, Belar will decline your offer of aid.

If you do help, it doesn’t take Belar and the party long to find the thralls. Another choice must be made: which side do you choose? You can betray Belar here, whether it’s your first time seeing the thralls or not. This will result in an encounter that is similar (but opposite) to the previous one we talked about, with your party trying to ensure the escape of the thralls before they are captured (with the help of... that person) while not getting killed by Belar's guardsmen. Killing the vampires ensures the thralls safety and equips them for the dangers ahead. It will also earn the gratitude of that person, which can help you gain access to Tarpitt without entering the main gate, and may unlock another quest within the city.

Vanessa executing a fool.

We discussed vaguely about the consequences of capturing the thralls for the “good” heroes, but what about the “evil” or morally ambiguous ones? Will saving the thralls (and other heroic actions) pave the way for Aleksander and/or Aleksandra to leave the party? Are Wynter and Feilheim even there, and if they are, do they care one way or the other?

Excellent questions, but I'm afraid that’s all the time we have today…

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All Feilheim, All the Time
about 2 months ago – Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 02:00:24 AM

Hello, folks!

Do you like cards? Do you like half-giants? Do you like half-giant cards (that doesn't sound right)? If any or all of these apply to you, today is a good day to be, well, you! Let’s have a look at Feilheim, the Hinterlord (level by level):

That’s it for now! I promised more cards than this, I believe, but I think this is more than enough for folks to sink their teeth into. 

What do you think of Feilheim’s cards? Did you like this kind of update (hero card-splosion) and want to see more of them? If so, which hero (vote in the comments below!)? 

Until next time, we’ll see you in the Storm (don’t pull out your deck unless you feel like playing 15-card pickup).


- LSG

The Master Surprise
about 2 months ago – Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 11:23:40 PM

You thought we'd be back in two weeks, you say? That's because we said that you say? There's a lot of people saying stuff, is what I say. I also say... masters!

First up, King of Average (of the land of Avergonia) just posted a video of V2 masters (batch 1 or 2... I've lost track) and his camera is waaaaaay better than mine (please note his tagline there is prophetic; they are resin masters as masters usually are):

You want more masters, you say? It's funny you should say that... But you have to wait. I can't tell you how many comments I've answered regarding our first game, Wild Assent. Folks wanted to see Wild Assent (either see it delivered, see its quality, or simply see its gameplay). So, if folks are still interested in that sort of thing, check out the first review for Wild Assent from Alex Radcliffe of BoardGameCo:

You might think my reason for posting that was a stretch (it really was a lot of comments, though), so your reward is batch 3 masters:

Ho-Tem Ra, where are your shades?
Nefetet, seen here shortly after stealing your Netflix password.
Aleksandra, in line at the buffet and getting the biggest scoop of guacamole you've ever seen.
Oh come all ye Wrathful, joyful and destructive...
You have Capac's shield. I mean, he has it... You know what, never mind.
Guess who just found out he wasn't invited to Applebee's...
The Storm or the Wilds? How do you like to be eaten?
The myrmidites aren't scavengers, they are finders of recently lost things. The fact that the previous owner dropped said things while being chased by the myrmidites is irrelevant.
When someone takes a picture pre-fist bump.
The unsated aren't the most dangerous monsters in the Storm, or even the most hungry. They do have a good balance between those two traits, though, so best keep your distant, eh?
My camera is super-terrible... I swear her sword doesn't look like a banana.
He'll be so much plastic, you could use him as a weapon.
There! Right there is where I left my keys, and now they're gone!
Ah, there she is. Quell is awesome (full stop).
Lord Rihard, seen here calling the waitress over to complain about the egg in his salad.
Kind of the camel equivalent of what my car looked like after not driving it for a couple of months last year.
Stellllllllllaaaaaaaaaa!!!!
You don't have to outrun him, just outrun the friend you were hanging out with when he showed up.
I couldn't take a picture of him head-on because of my loser camera, so it kind of looks like he's mad at us (we know what we did).
Another big loser from the loser camera. Still looks awesome, though.

That's it for now! We'll be back whenever I said we would to show of all those sweet, juicy cards. Until then, we'll see you in the Storm (where all cameras are at last, equal).


- LSG

Happy Fund-iversary!
2 months ago – Sat, Mar 06, 2021 at 08:00:16 PM

Hello, folks!


We've been pretty quiet of late but that's because we've been pushing hard on cards (and Stormsunder has a ton of them).  We don't have anything we want to share just yet, but in two weeks (let's say exactly two weeks: March 19th) we're going to have a massive update for you all. For starters, we'll have a look at every single one of Feilheim's cards (minus a few spoiler-ish ones), so you can see how a hero will be structured in the Heirs of Ruin campaign (and as a bonus, since Feilheim wasn't in the demo, plenty of his cards have never been seen before). We'll also show off an assortment of basically every kind of card Stormsunder has. Maybe more than an assortment. It depends how many captions I feel like writing.


In other news, the Chinese New Year is over and we approved all of the V2 (Wave 1 and Wave 2) miniatures for PVC production. Wave 3 (which completes the core game) will be sent soon as well, so things are about to get very exciting (again!) on the miniature front. 


Finally, we posted an update today because March 5th is a very special day: it's the day Stormsunder's Kickstarter campaign ended. We have all of you to thank for how well it ended and we're eternally grateful you joined us on this adventure. 

Everyone reacted to the world's storm-like apocalypse in their own way.

That's all for now. Until the 19th, we'll see you in the Storm (save some sand-covered cake for Ho-Tem Ra; he's not the forgiving sort).


LSG