RuneScape’s journey into the tabletop gaming world is getting closer. When it was announced that there would be new board games coming this year, there were few details. Now, RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg, has been officially announced, with a Kickstarter campaign on the way.
Steamforged Games is behind the design of the board game, which will include the first-ever official RuneScape tabletop game miniatures. They are working with Jagex on the lore and content for this cooperative campaign game that prioritizes narrative and immersion. Kingdoms of Elvarg is for 1-5 players and is set in Gielinor.
You’ll get to explore Asgarnia and Misthalin on the game board, which is styled to resemble a fast travel map. There will be ways to level up your skills and to do quests. You'll also be able to take on some familiar and challenging boss fights and encounters. There aren’t definitive classes, so you’ll decide how you level up and what you want to concentrate on.
According to Steamforged’s CCO Mat Hart, a press release with the announcement, they’re working to incorporate all kinds of elements of the flavor of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape into a tabletop game.
“It’s incredibly important to us for the board game to appeal to RuneScape fans of all kinds. For that reason, the board game is heavily inspired by content and references from both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, that’ll be familiar to all players past and present.
We also created the board game as a way for brand new fans to enjoy the rich world of Gielinor, even if they’ve never experienced the video games.”
You will be able to craft your gear, maybe even gather resources for recipes, choose what skills you'll level up, and of course, do some exploration and possibly some side quest on your journey. You'll also be able to just take on the campaigns and the boss fights within if you really want a more linear path forward.
Keep up on the RuneScape tabletop games here at Steamforged.