Gen Con 2018

If you’re planning on heading down to Indianapolis this August for some gaming action, don’t forget to plan some quality time with Team Lynnvander!  We’re going to be there in full swing, demoing everything from Star Trek Attack Wing the Alliance System all the way to Cowboy Bebop, Legacy of Mana and Dragon Ball Z!  We’ll even throw in some Reanimator, Terminator and SO MUCH more!

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Check out HERE to register for events through the Gen Con official page.  We’ve taken the liberty to search the key word Lynnvander and give you a list of all our panels and game programming!

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If you’re also going to be at Origins in Columbus Ohio in June, we’ll be there too! Hope to see you there!

Legacy of Mana

 

The Legacy Line

Check out the campaign HERE!

Welcome to the Legacy Line, a series of board games in different stages of production from development to distribution. This all started several years ago when our team set out to create an Arthurian quest-adventure game, Albion’s Legacy, the first game in the Legacy Line. Our first Kickstarter was successfully funded but lead to many difficulties and challenges, and many lessons learned.

As the years went on, we developed and launched several more games in the same universe as Albion’s Legacy but with different mythological themes, like Robyn Hood, Peter Pan, The Three Musketeers and Red Sonja.

We began to step out of the publishing world in 2016 (After Sherwood’s Legacy and Neverland’s Legacy) in favor of becoming a full time design studio. What that means is that we will no longer be publishing original games ourselves. Instead, we will leave the publishing side of things to some of the amazing companies we’ve met along the way that are much better than us at things like distributing games, handling customer support, and handling shipping and logistics. However, before we can step out of that ring entirely, we have to fill the many Kickstarter holes from our previous campaigns. Taking note of special product we have remaining in our studio as well as outstanding product that is still to be manufactured, we’ve decided that it’s time to give this Kickstarter thing one final swing.

This pulse campaign is about the product that we still have to manufacture and the product that we still have to deliver. Our development promises and delivery schedules were highly underestimated and now we have to complete our goals and objectives both for the integrity of our promise to our backers and for the financial survivor-ship of our company.

We’ve recently received a significant amount of requests for expandable product for multiple Legacy games already on the shelf and in people’s homes. There is enough of a demand to warrant a small campaign to offer our products to you, the backers, one last time in order to gain the remaining funds needed to complete the last of the print runs.

This campaign is designed to elicit funds for the manufacturing of the entirety of the remaining Legacy expansion product. This campaign is not designed to elicit new product for the development queue, therefore there is nothing unique to add and no stretch goals.

If you already have some of the Legacy product from a previous campaign or from retail purchases online, at a convention or in your local gaming store then you may want to look at this campaign as a way to get previously Kickstarted content not available for retail. Such as all our expansions, metal dice and coins, tokens, character conversion packs and product not quite at retail yet.

The funding goal is what we need to complete our print runs and release product from our manufacturers. With your help, we’ll have all of this completed and delivered in Q2 of 2018.

Our team is partnered with some of the best in the industry and we’re happy to assemble the ‘Avengers’ here once again.

Our design team is small but focused. While our entire team are designers, Thomas Gofton, our producer runs most of our contracts, Kickstarters, social media and supporter relations. Aron Murch and Josh Derksen are our graphic design, layout, writing, development team and all things rules and pre-press related. Together they are quite the duo.

As mentioned earlier in this campaign, Lynnvander is now strictly a design studio and we’re designing some of the most amazing board game titles in 2018, from Dragon Ball Z to Cowboy Bebop, Galaxy Quest, Shadowrun, Star trek Attack Wing and much much more…

Some of our partners/clients are Catalyst Game Labs, Ninja Division, River Horse Entertainment, ALC Studios, Elzra Games, Norse Foundry, Dargon Jargon, WizKids, BODA Manufacturing, Jasco Games and Dynamite Entertainment.

The Legacy Line is primarily published through Jasco Games (Albion’s, Sherwood’s, Neverland’s and Gascony’s) With additional publishing through Dynamite Entertainment (Hyrkania’s Legacy). Dargon Jargon is publishing the Plastic line of Legacy Miniatures (2018).

Together, with Jasco Games, Dargon Jargon, and Dynamite Entertainment, the Legacy line of games and mini’s will be growing. Some of the future Legacy titles include a trip to Japan with Miyamoto’s Legacy and a trip back to France with Joan of Arc in Loraine’s Legacy. We have more licensed Legacies planned for the future but we cannot reveal them at this time due to contractual obligations.

Without you, we’d have had no start and no direction over the last 4 years. Although we have made many mistakes along the way, it has been the kindess and support of you, our backers, that has managed to keep us both alive and able to make the choices to maintain our integrity and finish the job.

Thank- you. 

Please support us by backing this project and/or by spreading the word through social media! @JascoGames @Dynamite and @Lynnvander for Twitter and Lynnvander’s FacebookJasco’s Facebook as well as Dynamite’s Facebook.

Lord of the Jungle

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In this cooperative game for 1-4 players, Tarzan®, Jane, and their party seek the Lost City of Opar. Along their journey, they must chart a path through the jungle and brave its many perils, including Belgian slavers and savage half-humans known as Oparians.

During the day phase, journey through the jungle and engage in tactical battles against a variety of enemies. Then, at night, rest for the next day or use special Night Actions in your location to push your luck for bonuses such as new equipment.

Consider backing this great game today!

Red Sonja

The Legacy Continues for Red Sonja!

Dynamite Entertainment and Lynnvander Studios have teamed up again, this time to create Red Sonja: Hyrkania’s Legacy!  Continuing in the series of co-operative re-imaginings of myth by Lynnvander Studios, Red Sonja is sure to fit right in.

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Red Sonja: Hyrkania’s Legacy is a cooperative adventure game for up to 4 players. You and your allies will choose from many quests before travelling through the realms in search of artifacts, treasures, monsters and adventure! These are the days of high adventure!

  • 1-4 Players
  • Cooperative Play
  • Modular Tile – Adventure/Quest
  • Dice & Card Combat System
  • 60-90 minutes (120 for starters)
  • Crosses over with Existing Games

Please support us by backing this project and/or by spreading the word through social media! @Dynamite and @Lynnvander for Twitter and Lynnvander’s Facebook as well as Dynamite’s Facebook.

Currently on Kickstarter, the game is including all your favorite characters from both Bennett and Simone’s interpretations of the world. Included will be a series of different quests that you and your friends will go on to try to create a corner of safety in a brutal world.  Check the play through video here!

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Each character will have different stats and abilities, giving them plenty of different ways to deal with problems that are facing them. They will then face off against some of the greatest threats that Red Sonja has ever faced, forced to solve different puzzles and fight different minions to beat each of them.

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With a projected price point of $40 dollars (subject to change), the game will fit alongside both the Legacy games that Lynnvander has put out, and all of your favorite co-operative games.

Each time the game is played, it will be in part randomized through he changing nature of the world, resulting in a variety of different states of the game that players will get to experience. Deliver is aimed for between the first and second quarter of 2018.

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Lynnvander goes Lovecraft, and it’s Dynamite!

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Lynnvander Studios is proud to announce a new partnership with Dynamite Entertainment to create a game based on H. P. Lovecraft’s “Herbert West: ReAnimator”. Drawing from both Lovecraft’s original story and the comic published by Dynamite featuring the incredible artwork from their series! This new co-operative game is coming to Kickstarter on September 18th, 2017.

And it’s now LIVE!  Also check out our coverage on The Nerdist.

Players will be working together, taking on the role of the narrator from the original story to try to perfect the reanimation serum. Herbert West, the Watch, and the Undead will wander Arkham gathering ingredients, tomes, and cadavers for their dark work. Sub-plots will develop around the players, forcing them to respond to the dark tidings of a world of the mythos. The art will include spine tingling scenes from the comic.

The final game will:

  • have an MSRP of $39.99
  • be up to four players
  • set the stage for future expansions

With an expected shipping date of February 2018 fans can get animated for all the exciting bonuses and rewards they’ll unlock as backers of the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign beginning September 18th! To learn more, please visit Dynamite on both Facebook and Twitter, or check out Lynnvander on Facebook and Twitter!

About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The BoysThe ShadowRed SonjaWarlord of MarsBionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as VampirellaPanthaEvil ErnieSmiley the Psychotic ButtonChastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors.  In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011.  The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

More from Lynnvander

Friends and Frenemies

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Friends and Frenemies

Lynnvander Studios and Jasco Games are proud to announce the first expansion set for Buffy the Vampire. The new addition includes everything from new locations for the town, members of the military to mess with your plans, and more.

The different additions to the game are modular, allowing you to use any of the pieces as you like. Included in this new expansion is a new board, creating a new scenario and adding The Initiative to the game. Members of their organization hunt monsters, changing some of the key mechanics of the game.

New big bads create new challenges for experienced players. Dark Willow, Drusilla, and Spike operate in new ways, serving up new challenges for the Scoobies.

Finally, there are several new Scoobies; Anya, Riley, Oz, Faith, Tara, and Dawn make their debut. Each provides their own new ways to play the game, giving you new characters and new ways to play the game.

We’re going to be at Gen Con 2017! If you are too, sign up and get the chance to play with team Lynnvander! Plus you’ll get a chance to see the expansion first hand! We’d love to hear what you think. Here’s the schedule below (make sure you get your tickets soon, they sell out quite quickly);

https://www.gencon.com/events/114307
https://www.gencon.com/events/114308
https://www.gencon.com/events/114344
https://www.gencon.com/events/114345
https://www.gencon.com/events/114401

If you’re local to our hometown of Guelph Ontario, we will be hosting test sessions and feedback sessions for you to be able to participate in. Check our THE ROUND TABLE TAVERN for more information of follow our FACEBOOK page.

Bebop

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When you’re chasing bounty heads through the solar system, struggling to live from hand to mouth, you know what its like to be a bounty hunter. Join Spike, Jet, Faye, and Ed to deal with your unfinished business while you struggle to work together. You can even call on Ein for additional assistance when needed.

Work your way through sessions to finish your business, eating your beef with bell peppers, whether you have the woolongs to afford beef or not. Call up your contacts, hang out at the bar, or even just go shopping. The life of a cowboy is anything if not interesting.

Break up the team to chase down separate bounties, or stick together to gang up on them. Manage fuel, food, and money to ensure that you’re surviving from job to job, all the while meeting up with your favorite bounties and contacts from the show. Each character plays differently, with different abilities and goals.

So, jump into a zip craft and zoom from Gate to Gate as you explore the galaxy. Draw a new set of sessions each time for a new set of goals every time you play. A Game of Bounties is coming soon from Lynnvander Studios and Jasco Games.

We’re going to be at Gen Con 2017! If you are as well, sign up for the play tests and get the chance to play the game before it goes to print! We’d love to hear what you think. Here’s the schedule below (make sure you get your seats soon, they sell out quite fast);

https://www.gencon.com/events/122685
https://www.gencon.com/events/122686
https://www.gencon.com/events/122687

If you’re local to our hometown of Guelph Ontario, we will be hosting test sessions. We’d love to have you be part of it. Check our THE ROUND TABLE TAVERN for more information of follow our FACEBOOK page.

See you Soon, Cowboy

KAMEHAMEA!!!

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Lynnvander Studios and Jasco Games are at it again – creating Dragon Ball Z the Board Game Saga. Make your way through multiple sagas, powering up, learning new moves and techniques as you go. When you get far enough, you even unlock the ability to go Super Saiyan or unlock your true potential.

Play with all your friends to take on the roles of our heroes; you can follow Goku, Piccolo, and all your favorites throughout the multiple sagas. Even death can’t stop you! Your friends can collect the Dragon Balls and bring you back, stronger than ever with training from King Kai.

Build a deck, call on allies, eat Sensu beans, and develop combos to be able to take on enemies. Work hard and you can bring your power levels to new heights.

You can either jump straight in to your favorite saga, or play the entire campaign as you fight each and every major battle of each saga.

Beyond all of that, the game comes with a number of unique sculpted miniatures, found nowhere else. Both enemies and heroes will have unique sculpts created, making this game one of a kind.

Train, fight, work hard, and develop powerful allies to take on new challengers that hope to destroy the world.

We’re going to be at Gen Con 2017! If you are too, sign up for the ‘First Looks’ sessions and get the chance to play the game before it goes to print! We’d love to hear what you think. Here’s the schedule below (make sure you get your tickets soon, they sell out quite fast);

https://www.gencon.com/events/122682
https://www.gencon.com/events/122683
https://www.gencon.com/events/122684

If you’re local to our hometown of Guelph Ontario, we will be hosting stress test sessions and feedback games for you to be able to participate in. We’d love to have you test the game to it’s TRUE potential. Check our THE ROUND TABLE TAVERN for more information of follow our FACEBOOK page.

All for One!

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The 17th Century is an age of enlightenment and renaissance. For some, it’s an age of chivalry but for others it’s an age of corruption. France is in danger of becoming despoiled by both greed and tyranny.

Her only hope lies in you….

Gascony’s Legacy is a 1-4 player co-operative dungeon-crawler, where you play as some of the musketeers greatest allies, Athos, Porthos, Arimas and D’artangion as well as Queen Anne and Lady Constance.

Choose a scenario from the scenario book or play through the entire book in campaign mode. Each scenario uses modular tiles to construct environment rich maps which can be interacted with during play.

Gear up your characters with special items. Carefully position yourself to take advantage of your enemy’s dueling posture. Roll stones of chance to activate special abilities, environmental effects or gear.

Master these tactics to crash through the Cardinal’s defences to foil his plans before he takes control of France sending it into darkness, forever!

All for one and one for all.

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Please spread the word by Tweeting, posting on Facebook, Instagram and more!  Please consider using this Avatar to help build awareness of this campaign through Kickstarter.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game – Officially Released!

Our first major collaboration with Jasco Games, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game is officially available in stores! Read on for more information about the game!

We designed this fully cooperative game for 1-6 players with the spirit of the Buffyverse constantly in mind. You play as Buffy and the rest of the Scoobie Gang, each with unique special abilities pulled straight from the show (Buffy slays vampires and demons without breaking a sweat, Spike vamps out to take on large groups of baddies, Willow wields powerful magic to protect Sunnydale, etc…). You choose one of 6 Big Bads (The Master, Caleb, Glorificus, etc…) to face off against in a battle to protect the Townies that populate Sunnydale from rampaging vampires and demons. While you try to uncover the Big Bad’s plot, and prepare for a final showdown, you have to fight your way past familiar Monsters of the Week including standout characters like Darla and Mr. Trick. We’ve been very careful to include mechanics that reflect memorable moments from the show wherever possible. If you find yourself facing off against Sweet, the dancing demon, be prepared to sing your strategies to each other or suffer wounds that will bring the apocalypse ever closer! On top of being a game built for Buffy fans, this is a fast-paced and easy to learn experience – a simple cooperative game that can be played in 40 to 60 minutes as a warm up for hardcore gamers or as a gateway game for less experienced gamers. Learning the game is easy but protecting all of the Townies is not. Each round, more and more Townies find themselves in need of rescue, and vampires and demons creep out of every shadow.  The core strategy comes from figuring out how to protect the Townies while gathering the necessary cards to defeat the Monsters of the Week and eventually the Big Bad.

Another place where we really worked to polish the game is in the visuals. Every component uses completely original art, including portraits for all of the playable characters and the six Big Bads:Big_bad

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Want to see some of the gameplay in action? Our team sat down to run through the first 2 rounds of the game in this instructional video:

We’re really excited to see Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game in stores, and looking forward to our future work with Jasco Games. This will be the first of many licensed games designed and developed by Lynnvander Studios for Jasco Games, with titles like Cowboy Bebop, and Dragonball Z coming soon!