Wyrd: The Other Side Kickstarter Launches Today

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Wyrd Games has a new Kickstarter Launching for The Other Side!

We talked about the initial announcement and preview that Wyrd had for their new Kickstarter The Other Side. Well it goes live at 2:00pm CST TODAY!

via Wyrd Games

The Other Side

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The Other Side is an upcoming game about allegiances doing battle across the Earth in a fight for supremacy and survival. Using 32mm miniatures, players will control squads of troops and massive titans as they attempt to defeat their foes and seize control of Earth.. Conflict is resolved through the use of a deck of cards, allowing players more control over their own destinies. The Other Side shares a world with Malifaux, but the games are not compatible.

The epic battles taking place across the Earth are played out on a 6 x 4 table with scattered, light terrain. Alternating activations keep you involved in the action every step of the way, while a five turn game keeps the fighting quick and bloody. The average game lasts about two hours.

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Magic, steampunk, monsters, and soldiers collide to make the battlefields of The Other Side action-packed. In order to get you into the action sooner, every model in The Other Side will come preassembled and ready for play!

The Other Side also takes advantage of movement bases that allow small groups of models – known as Fireteams – to act independently during the game, making gameplay smooth and easy despite the number of models on the table.

The models in The Other Side are 32mm scale with high levels of detail, allowing painters plenty of opportunity to paint their Champions, Squads, and Titans in whatever way they wish.

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Check Out The Official Kickstarter Page Now Live

 

Want to get a preview of the 4 starting factions? Check out this video:

This game is in the same scale (32mm) as Malifaux and it also uses a Fate Deck, similar to Malifaux – however, these two games are not cross compatible. Instead of Crews you’re using units from factions. Each unit also comes with it’s own stat card:

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On top of this units cards are also double sided. When the right conditions are met you can flip them over and aspire to Glory:

“The Other Side takes the traditional idea of morale in wargames and turns it on its head by focusing on the inspiration that leads soldiers to greatness on the battlefield rather than the moments of panic and fear that make them break formation and flee.

Every unit in the game has a stat card with two sides: its standard side and its Glory side. When certain conditions are met, units are able to flip their card over and go into Glory. While in Glory, units have better stats, better actions, and abilities that can truly turn the tide of battle in their favor!

Don’t cower in fear of morale any more — rise to greatness; rise to Glory!”

This game will also feature Stratagems that can influence the tide of battle:

Battles are won and lost by more than individual troops. There are lines of supply, hovering zeppelins, and magical rituals that might have a significant impact upon the outcome of a battle. These advantages are represented by Stratagems.

Stratagems are used by shrewd Commanders as the battle unfolds around them, allowing them to call in reinforcements, unleash experimental weapons, or exploit the current battlefield conditions to gain an edge over their foes.

All of these gambits require your Commander’s attention to unleash, however, and knowing when to take advantage of a Stratagem will be something that separates the greatest generals of the era from those that are forgotten by history.

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While it certainly sounds like The Other Side shares some of the same DNA as Malifaux it’s very clear that this is going to be a whole new ball game. Bigger tables, bigger models (in the form of new Titans on 120mm bases) and a new grand conflict. Are you ready to head to The Other Side?

 

The Other Side Kickstarter Launches TODAY!

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  • ZeeLobby

    After disliking 120mm models in pretty much ever system ive seen them in, I’m not sure how I feel about a game that seems to be pushing them as the the main attraction…

    • nurglitch

      Maybe you’re not the target audience. I don’t think I’m the target audience either.

      • ZeeLobby

        There’s just things here that do tick boxes for me. I’m just not sure why they went that route. One thing I’ve never heard from a tablet top gamers mouth is that they want to play games focused around large models. Just seems odd to me. Especially since it’s based around small model skirmish based game. So now we’re going to play a large model skormish based game? It’s just like maulifaux resized, haha. If it is a full fledged wargame I just wish they’d have led more with their units.

        • nurglitch

          Maybe they’re going by revealed preference, where people will throw disproportionately large amounts of money at larger miniatures.

          • ZeeLobby

            At the cost of yearly sales evidently. But their rules will probably be tighter so it may work for them.

    • Sam Nolton

      Do you mean models on 120mm bases? Like the big stuff for 40k and AoS (Imperial Knights, Wraithknights, giant monsters, etc.)?

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. I just think it’s a challenge to figure out where they fit on the table. They’re either too powerful for too weak. It also makes a wargame more like a scaled up skirmish game. On a 6×4 table huge bases begin to make positioning decisions less important.

        • Sam Nolton

          Eh, power creep happens with games as old as 40k. We don’t know anything about the gameplay of The Other Side though, it may be very well-balanced. Should keep an open mind.

          Positioning isn’t really much of a decision in most games anymore – in 40k and AoS cover and range are your only real issues.

          Big bases get in the way of terrain a lot though, that part i get.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. That’s one of my issues. I like lots of dense terrain. Real terrain. Something that makes the table look like a battlefield or city in ruins. And I don’t want them to go the Warmahordes paper template route.

          • Sam Nolton

            Definitely understand where you’re coming from there.

          • euansmith

            From the play-through video on the kickstarter page; it looks like terrain is maybe going to be fairly abstract.

          • ZeeLobby

            yeah. Which is a shame for Wyrd. Feel like their universe deserves that 3rd dimension.

          • euansmith

            In the one set of images they do show buildings, which I’m guessing act of LoS blocking terrain. While in the play through there are some trees on round bases, though they don’t feature in the particular bit of game play. They also create a “terrain feature” using a special ability. Personally, I think those unit bases look really weird and clunky. I can see that they are aiming to speed up play and simplify movement, but they could have made the bases a bit thinner and less obtrusive. 😉

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. It’s also an issue I have with the new ranked interlocking trays for the upcoming runewars game from FFG. It just looks like a clunky thing to maneuver on the battlefield.

          • Andrew

            You mean you don’t like a piece of MDF cut into a kidney shape with the word “hill” routed into it??? That’s thematic wargaming dude… X-D

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha, it is somewhat narrative jarring. And honestly disappointing for Wyrd, which have such a colorful universe. I mean, it’s just a struggle with large bases, which is why I’m a fan of skirmish games. Too bad this is a large based skirmish game, hehe.

          • Andrew

            I’ll reserve judgement on The Other Side until I see it myself. I much prefer 28mm for skirmish games, 2nd Ed 40k being about as large of a model count as I can stand painting at that scale. Not investing any more time or money into a larger scale game like that, just to have it sit around. (My Dark Elves army I bought during the End Times that will probably never get fully painted is testament enough to falling for such foolishness.)

        • zeno666

          I agree. 120mm is very often too big for a 4×4 table (and 6×4).
          I would have prefered 80mm bases like the ones from Wrath of Kings.

  • Sam Nolton

    Absolutely going to contribute to this kickstarter, the models are awesome and I love the idea of multi-based units (i miss that about old Warhammer fantasy).

  • Andrew

    This looks alright. If people are playing locally I might give it a shot, but I’ve been burned too many times on high model count games that haven’t taken off or gone bust to justify the cost of entry without knowing I’ll at least get some games in. Now had this been 10 or 15mm I probably would have bought at least two forces. Much less investment in time, money, and space!

  • Talos2

    That last one is really nice, it’s just it’s pose is a bit “danger will Robinson danger” panic stricken. I’m sure you could solve that though

  • Tabletop Fix

    After getting burned with Through the Breach I cannot recommend to give Wyrd any money on Kickstarter.
    At least look up their previous campaigns before you pledge. They do not have a good track record on keeping promises and delivery dates…

    • ZeeLobby

      Eh. People who go into kickstarter expecting to get accurate delivery are just waiting for disappointment. My general rule of thumb is if I get it within a year of the claimed ship date I’m happy. My only issue with kickstarters are ones where they don’t ship at all, or ship wrong products. They’ve only had four, one miss, one complete but 6 months late, and through the breach, which was honestly their first and only “real” kickstarter to date.

      That is not nearly that bad. Compare them to any Infinity or Mantic kickstarter and it looks much better, haha.

      • Tabletop Fix

        They were outright lying to backers during this campaign. This is not just me bitching about 2 years of delay, this is also not getting Limited Edition items I was promised, not getting a Voodoo puppet that was even close to the quality they showed and a company that obviously just stopped caring halfway through fullfilment.
        So Through the Breach is very much a Kickstarter that “didn’t ship at all, or ship wrong products”…

        • euansmith

          I’m sorry to hear you had a crappy kickstarter experience; you deserve so much better as a reward from a grateful universe for your fantastic blog.