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TBS Rising Lords - medieval turn-based strategy - now available on Early Access


Oct 5, 2012
Codex 2014

A "medieval turn-based strategy game with card and board game elements", from a German dev team named Argonwood. Shares some aesthetic similarities with their German brothers, but more historical and board game-y, and you are a lord instead of the leader of a mercenary band. Also with some emphasis on a simultaneous turn-based multiplayer mode.

Apparently they are influenced by Lord of the Realms, and aesthetically Lewis chessmen.




Rising Lords is a medieval turn-based strategy game with card and board game elements. Send your serfs to fight and die in your name... or let them prosper, and use them to your advantage!

Collect taxes and resources. Dictate rations and field work. Forge weapons, reshape the battlefield, raise armies, and build mighty fortified cities. Help your people become knights, or dump them on a battlefield far away, but be careful: even the most humble peasants will revolt eventually…

In addition to its campaign mode, Rising Lords features robust multiplayer functionality. Play a quick game, or settle in for an evening or more. Play mind games with your friends with Rising Lords’ advanced social interactivity, and let them pay for their insolence in questioning your right to rule!

Find the perfect balance - juggle production, resource gathering, diplomacy and treason, tax and rations - all vital in the success of your provinces
Strategic battles - besiege your enemy’s cities to starve them out, go all-out attack, or wait for them to come to you
Up to 4-player simultaneous multiplayer - no need to wait for each individual player to take their turn
The psychology of war - Play mind games with your opponents with advanced social interactions
Subtle variables - Morale, terrain and fortifications have a huge impact on battle, and the tide can turn quickly
Customisation - Tailor your leader’s look and skills, and craft your perfect cities and troops
Risks and opportunities - React to figures that visit your province. Find ways to take advantage, and work quickly to eliminate threats!
Take your pick - React to 50 different events and collect unique cards to surprise your enemy! 
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Mar 2, 2015
I hate the cancer that are card game elements in my computer wargames, but this actually looks good as a digital boardgame.
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Jul 7, 2017
Looks good, but that card game stuff is a bit worrying. "Collect unique cards to suprise your enemy" - it would be a shame to pair those graphics with some degenerate gameplay.

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Apr 24, 2015
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Step behind the scenes

Greeting my Lords once again,

Here at Argonwood, we are eternally grateful for your continuing support and excitement for our upcoming title, Rising Lords.

As a gesture of gratitude, we are creating a mailing list for only the most devoted among you composed of first glances at new content before it even reaches our social platforms.

We're aiming for this to be more than a mailing list - we want to create a community whose voices are heard. With that in mind, we plan to include everything we possibly can in order to give you a front row seat to the development of Rising Lords as well as insight into the game to get you ready for your own adventure on your quest to become the most victorious ruler in the land!

Our goals are simple: Meet our team, get to know the game & most importantly provide feedback that can be directly addressed by the development team.

If you're interested in becoming one of our elite Lords then sign up here[eepurl.com].

That’s all for now but we’ll be back with more shortly, keep your eyes to the sky for our Ravens in the meantime my Lords.

Until the next time,
Team Argonwood.

Abu Antar

Turn-based Poster
Jan 19, 2014
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