Tor Gaming Wants Feedback On Relics 2nd Edition


Beta testing is currently underway on the next edition of Relics. Come help!

Relics is yet another one of the many skirmish games I’ve had my eye on, but haven’t got around to trying. The whimsical, fairytale-esque design of miniatures make it stand out more than many of the other fantasy games on the market, though I admit to knowing little about the game itself and how it plays. If you’re like me and have always been curious about the game, or already own way more models for it than you realistically need, then now might be a good time to check out the current beta rules for the upcoming 2nd Edition.

The rules are still fairly early on in the testing process and subject to potentially drastic changes. Tor Gaming is looking for all the feedback they can get, and plan to regularly update and expand on the current iteration of the beta based on your experiences. Only the Britanan, Ridend, Vaettir, and Nuem are currently represented in the beta, with the others coming at later dates.

Between the upcoming new edition and the recently Kickstarted C’thu faction, Relics seems to be well on its way to becoming a strong contender in the skirmish miniatures game market. It might be worth checking into the beta rules if you are in the market for a new skirmish game.


Does anyone here play Relics?

  • dave long island

    “What faction are you?”
    “Gesundheit.”… lol

  • DeadlyYellow

    Looks interesting, but for some reason I just can’t vest myself in games with only two factions.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      I am fairly certain there are currently 4 factions with two more to come out. Unless I misread what they meant.

      • DeadlyYellow

        Could be? I could only find info on two, with the third C’thu in production.

        • Severius_Tolluck

          i counted four separate names in the article header with the fifth on kickstarter and on the web page saw the four groups again.. Unless they are subfactions.

          • reynor

            There are four forces listed in the Relics 2.0 beta rulebook (the one posted in this article): The Orcnar, the Vaettir, the Nuem, and the Brittanan.

    • Frank Streva

      Relics currently has five factions plus mercenaries, it’s just that not all of them are in the 2nd edition beta yet. You have Orcnar, Vaettir, Neum, Brittanan, and Ridend. Once the C’thu launch that’ll bring the game up to 6 factions total. If I remember right the C’thu are designed from the ground up to be part of 2nd edition from the start.

      Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from getting into the game now and playing with the 1st edition rules. 2nd edition probably won’t be out for quite some time.

  • Neal Laxman

    I do love the aesthetic of the brittanian models, crazy steampunk sack boys!

    Nice models and simple gameplay, although haven’t played v2 as the only people I know nowadays are 40k gamers