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Niche Spotlight – Gloomhaven

Gloomhaven

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Gloomhaven, a dungeon crawling tactical RPG by Flaming Fowl Studios and Asmodee Digital.

Based on the hit board game by Isaac Childres, Gloomhaven tasks players with creating a band of mercenaries and exploring the dangerous dungeons, caves, and forests of Gloomhaven. Complete quests and upgrade your characters across a sprawling single player campaign, or play with your friends cooperatively.

Gloomhaven is more than just a straight adaptation of the board game however, and includes over 160 new missions that expand the story and lore of its dark fantasy setting. You can find the launch trailer below.

Gloomhaven is available on Windows PC via (GOG, and Steam) for $34.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

FROM GLOOM, ONLY GREED AND DEATH EMERGE… 

Whether you are drawn to the lands of Gloomhaven by the call of adventure or an avid desire for the glimmer of gold in the dark, your fate will surely be the same…

Lead your band of mercenaries through this unforgiving place, where every choice is crucial. Carve your way through terrifying dungeons, dreadful forests and dark caves filled with horrific monsters to reap your rewards… or die trying.

Sell your sword to anyone who can afford it, may they be city officials or corrupt cultists. You are paid to get results and not ask questions. Where will you draw the line?

17 UNIQUE MERCENARIES 

Gloomhaven is a tactical RPG and a digital adaptation of the ultimate strategy board game by Isaac Childres (the highest-rated board game of all time on http://BoardGameGeek.com). Set in a unique medieval dark fantasy universe, Gloomhaven rewards strategic planning and problem solving. Face this dark world alone or in online co-op for up to 4 players!

Explore the world in a band of 2 to 4 mercenaries. Each of the 17 unique characters comes with their own skills and more than 1,000 different abilities to master! Prepare your deck of ability cards before setting out to explore the dark caves and dreadful forest of Gloomhaven through quests and events.

Once inside a dungeon, engage in tactical turn-based combat by selecting two cards for each mercenary on every turn. You can only use the top half of one and the bottom half of another, so plan accordingly!
Move up your hired blades on the hex grid terrain to take advantage of the dungeon’s environment. Set up deadly combos and unleash devastating powers but be wary of the cost. Cards are a resource as scarce and crucial as your life points, so watch out for exhaustion. Every choice has life or death consequences.

THOUSANDS OF ABILITIES, PERKS, GEAR & ENHANCEMENTS  

Hone your abilities during the game with enhancements and perks, while your power increases with level ups and new equipment. You need every advantage you can to survive here. So, gear up your band of mercenaries, chase powerful artifacts, buy the favor of the Great Oak, and never let your guard down.

EXPERIENCE THE BOARD GAME CAMPAIGN 

Adapted from the original Gloomhaven Board Game, this branching campaign of 95 story missions pits your greed against your morality. Many powerful opponents are vying for control over the city of Gloomhaven while others are looking for ancient crypts and forgotten artefacts. You could always side with the inhabitants, but it may not pay well…
Whatever your path may be, it will be paved with difficult choices.

AN EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL GUILDMASTER ADVENTURE 

Created in collaboration with the community during the early access, the Guildmaster adventure has more than 160 exclusive digital missions that allow you to experience another facet of Gloomhaven with new storylines, quests, map and NPCs.
Lead your guild of mercenaries in a region overrun by unspeakable things, far worse than simple bandits.

Choose the best combination of mercenaries for each fight and follow their character stories in this deadly new territory.

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Frank Streva

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