Tactical Adventures have announced the Early Access release date for their upcoming tactical RPG Solasta: Crown of the Magister.
As previously reported, Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a tabletop-inspired RPG that uses the SRD 5.1 Ruleset. The game places an emphasis on verticality, as your party of adventurers delve into dangerous and ancient dungeons.
Tactical Adventures state the game aims to launch in 2021, ideally developing the game over six months while in Early Access. The Early Access build will initially include Act 1 and “a teensy bit” of Act 2, which should be over 10 hours of content. All ancestry, classes, and archetypes will be unlocked; with a level cap of 6.
“We believe that it is very important for players to reach level 5,” Tactical Adventures “as many archetypes start shining around this stage: 2nd attack for martial classes, access to powerful AoE spells, stronger cantrips… It is a very different experience from the early levels, and can affect the balance of later encounters drastically.”
The full launch will include Act 2, Act 3, side quests (such as Legendary Monster Hunts as per their Kickstarter stretch goals and character background quests), more locations, loot, and a level cap of 10. The full game promises 40 hours to complete, but varying depending on difficulty level.
The game will support English, French, German and Simplified Chinese during Early Access, and possibly more languages on release.
You can find the Early Access release date trailer below.
You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:
Created and written by lifelong fans of Pen & Paper RPGs, comes Solasta: Crown of the Magister.
Bring the authentic Tabletop gaming experience to your PC!
Roll for initiative, take attacks of opportunity, manage player location and the verticality of the battle field. Set yourself up for the finishing strike and possibly roll a natural 20 at that key moment of battle.
In Solasta, you take control of four heroes, each with unique skills that complement one another. Every hero expresses themselves in the adventure, making each action and dialog choice a dynamic part to the story. Players will create their heroes just as they would in a pen-and-paper game choosing their race, class, personality and rolling for their stats.
You make the choices, dice decide your destiny.
- An Epic Team Adventure.
Discover the shattered world of Solasta: explore ruins and dungeons for legendary treasures, learn the truth of an age-old cataclysm – and stop it from happening again.Create your very own party of adventurers with our Character Creation Tool in the classic tabletop RPG tradition. Breathe life into your heroes, and see their personalities reflected in their dialogue. Tailor your squad to your preferred strategy and maximizes your party’s abilities. The choice is yours.
- Discover a Mysterious & Dynamic World.
Delve into long forgotten dungeons to unearth ancient artifacts, but stay watchful of light and darkness: many dangers hide in the dark, but a light can attract monsters. Some enemies have darkvision, some may flee from your torch… Successful adventurers will learn to use it to their advantage.Fight monsters in squad-level, turn-based, tactical combat. Solasta’s dynamic environment offers some interesting tactical options. Bridges can collapse, leaving enemies stranded and vulnerable. Walls and columns can be pushed over – on top of your foes, if you do it right. The world is your playground.
- Prepare to Think in Three Dimensions.
The dungeons in Solasta are more than flat game-boards. Climb, jump, or fly around obstacles. Evade or surprise foes from above or below. Push them into chasms or drop things on their heads. Position yourself on high grounds to start the fight with an advantage.Size also matters. Escape through narrow passages where bigger enemies won’t fit and crawl through tunnels to find secret areas. Take advantage of the environment to find cover suited to your own size. Watch out, though – the monsters are also thinking vertically.
Solasta: Crown of the Magisters enters Early Access October 20th on Windows PC via Steam, with a full release planned for 2021.