The dark fantasy board game features a story driven experience with tons of monstrous minis, rich lore, and high quality components. The campaign also offers some great extras that will immerse players in the dangers of the Deepwood.
The developers describe the game as “a multi-path epic fantasy novel.” It promises a narrative experience for players who will use maps, an audio game book, and other immersive elements to unlock story elements and uncover the mysteries of the Deepwood – a land of nightmares that threatens civilization. Players take the role of a group of Oathsworn…
Standing between mankind and the horrors of the Deepwood are the Free Companies. These individuals are sworn by oath to fight and to die in defense of humanity – who fear and respect them in equal measure. They carry the authority of the King with them and, although a wing of the military, are free to travel and live as they wish as long as they continue to take contracts. These Free Companies, commonly referred to as Oathsworn, are small bands of singular individuals. Some take the Oath for the power it gives, some for the money, some seek vengeance. Then there are the few who take the Oath because they know what awaits humanity if no one stands in the breach.
Players (up to 4, plus it has a solo mode) will battle monsters, solve puzzles, and unravel 15 chapters of an epic story. Encounters are 90-120 minutes and the whole story offers 45+ hours of gameplay. This looks like a perfect option for those wanting a campaign, RPG-like experience that you can return to on several game nights. It’s re-playable with additional game modes, as well. This isn’t a one shot.
All pledge levels include 45mm scale character minis that are hobby project ready. They aren’t showing off the monster miniatures to prevent spoilers, but the heroes look fantastic – see all 6 on the Kickstarter page.
Three pledge levels are available:
Base Game (Standee Version) – $99
Oathsworn:Into The Deepwood base game including 6 oversized hero miniatures, all unlocked stretch goals and mystery envelopes containing all encounters as standees to replace the mystery chest of the core pledge.
Core Pledge – $179
A full copy of Oathsworn: Into The Deepwood in 2 boxes including both the Base Game Box and the Mystery Chest containing all the encounter miniatures. In addition you will receive all unlocked Stretch Goals.
Collector’s All In Pledge – $299
The Ultimate Package including all available content for Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood. You will receive one copy of The Base Game, The Mystery Chest, The Terrain Pack, The Armory Box, The Hardback Artbook, The Map Pack, The Metal Coins and All Unlocked Stretch Goals.
There are a ton of add ons available – terrain, upgraded map packs, metal coins, and an armory of weapons to upgrade characters with – as well as some sweet stretch goals that include new character minis and mystery encounters.
Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood is a Kickstarter exclusive, so if you want it you need to back it. This campaign is jam packed with minis, beautiful art, and hours of adventure that makes the price tag completely reasonable. It looks perfect for folks into dark fantasy and have a gaming group that likes to run campaign games over many sessions – I think Gloomhaven and KD: Monster fans will really dig this.