Niche Spotlight – Tenderfoot Tactics

Tenderfoot Tactics

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Tenderfoot Tactics, an open world tactical RPG by Badru, Michael Bell, Isa Hutchinson, Taylor Thomas, Zoe Vartanian, Madison Pathe, and Ice Water Games.

Lead a band of would-be goblin adventurers on their quest to find the truth behind a mysterious fog that has been plaguing the world for a generation. The goblins have been granted magical abilities by the friendly spirits of the archipelago, and can use this new mastery of the elements to reshape battlefields and start raging wildfires.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Tenderfoot Tactics is available on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (all via Steam) for $24.99 USD.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

A novel, deterministic combat system, with easy to grasp rules and astonishing depth. No random miss chances. No damage ranges.

Manipulate the elements to turn the battlefield to your advantage, but beware the consequences, as nature is complex and fickle. Open chasms, raise mountains, boil lakes, drain rivers. Start fires you later regret.

Unearth ancient ruins, discover strange artefacts, and meet new friends, in a lush, painterly world. Explore the reaches of the archipelago by boat. Take to the skies as a bird to survey the landscape and plan the best route forward.

For a generation, the terrible Fog – one vast, voiceless, and cruel spirit – has been eating the once-thick forests of the mainland. Now, with nowhere left to call home, and granted magic by the friendly spirits of the archipelago, one small party of would-be adventurers sets out. Find a way to save the many goblin towns of the rocky coast, discover the truth of the Fog, and, if possible, put an end to it.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.