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Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to your tabletop

A few weeks ago, I posted a bit of news that Horizon: Zero Dawn was coming to Kickstarter.

And today, much quicker than I expected, the project is live!

Steamforged games have taken on a huge task, turning a hugely popular open world video game into a tabletop experience.

To me, they are also taking on a huge gamble of putting up a project with minimal gameplay information.  Dark Souls the Board Game, while beautiful, has mixed reviews as a gaming experience, and there was a vocal backlash about the game.

While I haven’t played Dark Souls, I don’t think the negatives were entirely warranted.  While some mechanics can be simplified, this is always true.  I think the real problem was the game was heavier than many people expected, especially for ‘non-board gamers’.

Horizion Zero Dawn Board Game Components
So much plastic, but so pretty

So why am I talking about Dark Souls and not Horizon?  Because I don’t really know anything about the gameplay for Horizon.

There is a gameplay video coming soon on the Kickstarter page, but right now I can’t really tell you anything on the gaming experience.  I am getting a Fallout vibe, though there is nothing to found this on.

I can tell you the mini-renders look amazing, and I have backed this for a mini painting extravaganza!

Steamforged has a history of making quality miniatures, and Horizon Zero Dawn looks like it will keep this tradition alive.

The bigger additions/add-on’s/expansions are pricey though.  For a £100 board game, all of the add-on mechs cost an extra £170!  That makes Horizon almostAUD$500 without shipping – quite a pricey undertaking.

Horizion Zero Dawn Board Game Models
Some scale for minis involved and some of the add on figures. They are huge!

I have backed the early bird pledge available today for £95, but that is with an eye on painting the game up.  I most likely won’t be getting the add-ons, even though they look gorgeous, simply from a storage perspective.

That’s right, it’s not the cost that is making me hesitate – it’s where do I put them?

Check out Horizon Zero Dawn the Board Game yourself on Kickstarter, and let me know what you think!

Until tomorrow,

JohnHQLD
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