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Expeditions: Conquistador, Turn-based Tactical RPG Now on Kickstarter
Information - posted by Crooked Bee on Sat 4 August 2012, 11:08:30Tags: Expeditions: Conquistador; Kickstarter; Logic Artists
A new game called Expeditions: Conquistador has launched their Kickstarter campaign to help fund finishing the game. Taking place in Central America around 1518, Expeditions: Conquistador is a party-based, exploration-fueled RPG with tactical, turn-based combat, "a touch of strategic resource management," and an element of choose-your-own-adventure with choices and consequences. Some of the advertised features include random events, high replayability, detailed character management, a dynamic trading system, and "campaign maps based on actual topological maps of the Dominican Republic and Mexico."
You will take on the role of a Spanish Conquistador in South America in 1518-1520. Select the members of your expedition and explore campaign maps based on the actual topological maps of Hispaniola and Mexico. Through intricately branching dialogue, you will engage with the characters and situations that you encounter across these uncharted areas, and when it’s time to spill blood, a tactical combat system of great depth and brutality will let you control your individual troops in battle.
Combat is intimate and detailed, and failure has great consequences. Every expedition member has a face, a past, a set of personality traits, and of course a combat role - their morale will change depending on your decisions, they will chime in when you're weighing your options, and if they fall in battle, their injuries will carry over to the world map, where they must be treated by your doctors until they're back on their feet. Should you fail to treat your expedition members, they will die and be gone for good.
Choice and consequence is central to the play experience of Conquistador. As the leader of the expedition, you will face difficult decisions about the use of your troops and your resources, as well as how to engage with the factions of the savage New World. Will you defy history and be a diplomatic envoy of peace? Or will you be a ruthless conqueror determined to lay all of the Aztec Empire at your feet?
$15 gets you a digital copy of the game, and you can study the other rewards at the game's Kickstarter page. You can also visit the devblog at www.logicartists.com.