The Chronicle System

Lynnvander Games Studios Announces New Chronicle System

Lynnvander Studios has announced a new Chronicle System which takes the Legacy game format and implements it to the next level. At its base, the Chronicle System provides a captivating story for players to experience while playing the game and making choices which have long-lasting impact throughout the entire campaign. Where the Chronicle System differs from the standard Legacy adventure-style game is in future releases. Players will influence the direction of the product line.

At the root of the Chronicle System is a checkpoint-based system. Once players complete the first core season, they can submit information about their play to Lynnvander. The developers at Lynnvander use this to create future content incorporating these decisions. In this way, players have a direct impact on how the game world develops.

Another core belief of the Chronicle System is they will not have destructible elements, meaning players can play through multiple times without acquiring new materials. Each box set will only have one opportunity to provide feedback to Lynnvander, but players can enjoy the game multiple times to explore avenues they didn’t originally see based on their choices.

Lynnvander Game Studios was founded in 2014 by Thomas Gofton. Since it’s inception, it has been responsible for multiple game products including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cowboy Bebop, Shadowrun Sprawl Ops, and the upcoming Evil Dead 2 heart-throb campaign. The core design team includes Thomas Gofton, Josh Derksen, and Dylan Birtolo. 

The first Chronicle System game from Lynnvander Game Studios is scheduled to be announced and available for order by the end of the year with five more over the next two years. For more information, follow Lynnvander.com or Lynnvander’s Vlog at youtube.com/atmageek

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Buffy’s Friends and Frenimies

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Friends and Frenemies

Lynnvander Studios and Jasco Games are proud to announce the first expansion set for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 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.

You can find this game and more at Gen Con 2019 at the Jasco Games booth!

Attention Buffy fans! With the release of Friends & Frenemies, the all new expansion to Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game, Nicholas Brendon will be at Gen Con at the Jasco Games booth #2119 signing copies and meeting fans! Stay tuned for more information!

The Legacy Continues

With the completion of the Legacy of Mana Dungeons and Dragons 5E supplement we’re excited to announce that we’ll be in full force at Gen Con! Our event list can be found here… make sure you book your slot before it’s too late!

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We’re also extremely happy to thank our artist Steven Bellshaw for his hard work creating over 60+ individual characters to help illustrate our world! Special thanks to our content developer Kyle Van Dyke and our creative writer lead Jaym Gates and finally, our very own Lynnvander, Josh Derksen for laying this book out!

Imagine a world where Wizards and Sorcerers don’t reign supreme: a world where magic is as powerful as ever, and flows from the core of the planet itself through every living thing in the form of mana, and yet, those who wield it, those who are most attuned to it, fear for their lives, hunted to near extinction by an army of ordinary soldiers. The knights of this army carved their way across the land, empowered by alchemically crafted swords that thirsted for and destroyed mana in all of its forms, absorbing lightning bolts as harmless white light, draining magical creatures of their very life force, and converting the stored energy drained from the mana into powerful blasts of energy.

Join the Resistance

Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance

An engaging, fast-paced, scenario driven miniature board game set in Terminator’s apocalyptic future.

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 In 2029 a small band of rebels will form a last ditch effort to save humanity from extinction. Skynet will take over most of the world, leaving only the brave few to reclaim it. It will be up to you to take control of a specialized squad of resistance heroes and take the fight to Skynet. For now, the year is 2018, and River Horse and Lynnvander Studios have teamed up to bring you Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance. Join the cause, and back us on Kickstarter today! With your support, the future can be rewritten.

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Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance is a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players that can be played in 90 minutes. In this dice-rolling combat game, you use the mission book to select your scenario or play through the whole game in campaign mode. Press on toward the next waypoint and don’t get overrun by the machines!

  • 1-4 Players
  • Cooperative Play
  • Modular Tiles
  • High Quality Miniatures
  • 90 Minutes to Play
  • Original Illustrations by Steve Argyle

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

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Currently on Kickstarter, the game includes all of your favourite characters, including the Guardian complete with an original mini decked out in full combat gear. For play through videos, game play demos, and tons of component samples, take a look at Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance on Kickstarter – Thanks for backing!

The Terminator

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Team Lynnvander has been hired to design The Terminator™: The Official Board Game! Working with the creative heads over at Space Goat Productions, Lynnvander is responsible for the design and development of this spectacular board game.

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The Terminator™: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game for 2-5 players played across two boards: one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all of Skynet’s forces: Hunter Killer machines, Terminator cyborgs, and more. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising. Each of the two game boards play differently: 2029 focuses on light troop and resource management in a lopsided battle for dominance. 1984 focuses on personal missions with high stakes and intense pacing. Missions arise through the course of gameplay, and have players make decisions in 1984 that will affect the future, erasing and adding components in real time.

Lynnvander Go-Ninja!

Lynnvander Studios is excited to announce that we are teaming up with Shinobi 7 to bring  you 2 new licensed anime games in late 2016/ early 2017. These will be our first games made in association with Shinobi 7, and we’re hyped to show off what we’re capable of with Strike Witches, and Spice and Wolf! Shinobi7-logo-headerTo us, making good licensed games is about capturing everything the fans love about the source material, and still creating games that can stand on their own merits as great board games that anyone can enjoy. Both games will feature easy to learn game-play, with real depth, and will reflect the feel and concepts that make their respective shows awesome! We’re super excited to work on these cool new titles, and to be working with Shinobi 7!

 

Film Festival Victory

Cyberrun: The single most deadly Sci-fi Action Roleplaying Game ever published…

The Gamers: Natural 1 as well as Humans & Households took home the awards this year at the annual Gen Con Indy Film Festival 2015.

The first is The Gamers: Natural 1 – taking home best in Gamer Genre Film.  This is the second aware for Natural 1 since it’s release late 2014.

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Natural 1 – A hilarious action-comedy about a gamer marrying a non-gamer and all the trials of initiation that come with it as they explore the world of cyberpunk!

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Natural One begins with a summons to Gary from his Canadian half-sister, Monica. She’s getting married and family tradition calls for her future partner to be vetted in-game-is he gamer enough to be worthy of the family name?

The second is The Gamers: Humans & Households – taking home the big Gen Con prize of Best Series overall.

GEN COn BEST2Humans & Households follows a group of fantasy heroes on their day off as they sit down to enjoy a rousing role-playing game set in a mundane world of traffic lights, errant puppies, indoor plumbing, and other diabolical evils. Written and directed by Gamers creator Matt Vancil, this three-episode miniseries shows us that perspective is everything, with hilarious results.