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Monolith’s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 and RPG is live on Kickstarter

After months of teasing, the Kickstarter for Monolith‘s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 and RPG is now live!

The Kickstarter is a dual one featuring season 3 of the board game Batman: Gotham City Chronicle as well as the launch of the Batman Roleplaying Game.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 features a solo and cooperative mode allowing games to play all of the existing adventures, and new ones, in new ways. If you missed the original game, no need to worry, that’s available too!

For the roleplaying game, you can get the core book, a game screen, a guide to the city of Gotham, and adventures book to get you going.

Plus, there’s the stretch goals!

The roleplaying book will set you back $60, the all-in for season 3 is about $128, the original game for $134, and the all-in for the roleplaying game is $160. There’s also combinations to get at higher tiers.

The project has blown past its goal on its first day and is scheduled to end on Friday, June 10 at 5:59 PM EDT.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

DC, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Portal Games team for Detective Board Games Featuring Batman

Batman: Everybody Lies 

Portal Games, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC, and Genuine Entertainment, have announced that they have secured an agreement to produce officially licensed tabletop games set within the DC Universe featuring Batman characters.

All Batman games will feature new and inspired iterations of the story-driven, cooperative deduction game system from Portal Games’ award-winning Detective game series, delivering deeply thematic games that challenge 2-4 players to team up with the Caped Crusader and bring the theatrics and themes of Batman to life in a fully immersive tabletop experience.

The first game, Batman: Everybody Lies, will feature an original narrative in a crime-solving deduction game where players need to gather evidence and connect the facts to unravel the mystery. Fully anchored in rich comics lore, Batman: Everybody Lies challenges players to take on the roles of four key investigators – instinctive journalist Warren Spacey, tenacious reporter Vicki Vale, brutish detective Harvey Bullock, or the cunning Catwoman – who are drawn into a series of mysterious events unfolding in Gotham City for their own respective agendas, ultimately becoming unlikely allies entrusted to help thwart villains new and old as only the World’s Greatest Detective can!

Throughout the game, players must solve a series of challenging cases with a finite amount of time and resources. Players cooperatively make decisions on how to forward the investigation, as they decide to visit famous locations in Gotham City (like the Batcave, Arkham Asylum, Blackgate Penitentiary, and the Gotham City Gazette) and cross paths with well-known Batman characters (like Batman, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Scarecrow, and more) as they chase leads, identify suspects, and gather enough information to help save Gotham City. Yet even when these unlikely allies combine forces, their goals are not always aligned. So to capture the complexity of the comics, Portal has added a new hidden agenda mechanic to the Detective system, which assigns secret goals and unique win conditions for each player based upon which DC character they portray.

During gameplay, players will utilize a variety of physical and digital game components to solve the puzzle and steer the game narrative in fun, surprising directions – a deck of cards with essential clues and plot twists, various physical handouts, and a dedicated website with access to in-world resources from the Gotham City Gazette archives – for a truly immersive experience. The game also features another new thematic treat – Scenes – that bring memorable gameplay moments to life via original comic book illustrations that feel torn straight from the pages and panels of the beloved comics.

Beginning with an introductory Prologue designed to get players acquainted with the game rules, Batman: Everybody Lies then continues with three big cases to solve, each taking roughly 2-3 hours to play. Each case can be played separately as stand-alone episodes, yet should players crack all four cases, they will unravel a master narrative with an epic climax. Every scenario ends with a final report with questions verifying how well the team has investigated the case. This game format proved a commercial and critical success for Portal Games’ award-winning Detective game series, spawning a growing library of original and licensed titles selling hundreds of thousands of units worldwide in over a dozen languages since 2018.

Batman: Everybody Lies will debut this Spring 2022 via an epic pre-order campaign launching on March 4, with the $50 game rolling out into retail this Summer.

Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum Gets Delayed to 2022

Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum

Knight Models released an update on the postponed Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum. Due to an injury on the team, the game publisher felt it wasn’t right to launch the crowdfunding for the game when it was initially planning to. They’ve posted that the designer is progressing well and out of danger.

Knight Models has decided due to the issue and the time of year, they’re going to push the crowdfunding campaign for Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum to 2022. The specific time hasn’t been announced but they’re looking for the “best date to develop” the campaign “rightly.”

It’s great news that the Knight Models team member is recovering and out of danger. We hope for a speedy recovery.

Monolith Reveals Details of Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Season 3

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Yesterday, Monolith lifted the curtain on their upcoming Batman roleplaying game. Today, the game publisher has some teases as to what we can expect for Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Season 3.

The campaign for the third season will launch on Kickstarter in 2021. Monolith has said this release will focus on “gameplay revitalization, comfort, and accessibility.”

Announced so far:

  • A Total Rulebook and Missions booklet Upgrade by Paul Grogan. Grogan is the author and publisher of numerous rulebooks and owner/creator/host of the Gaming Rules! YouTube channel. He is focused on rewriting the booklets to improve game rules accessibility and information comprehension, a reworking that will be invaluable for first time players and seasoned veterans alike.

    These revised booklets will be available before Monolith launches Season 3 as pdf’s so that the long-term fans have access to them as soon as possible and these upgraded booklets will be included in the Season 3 core game Box and available as printed copy Season 3 add-ons.
  • A Solo Player/Cooperative Game Mode. Season 3 will provide rules to play “we’re all in this together” or totally alone “lockdown” mode. These rules are different than those designed for the Conan boardgame as Monolith wanted each game to continue to develop its own identity.

Also, season 3 is completely backwards compatible with all of the previous published Adventure mode scenarios.

Monolith is also looking to the community. Before the launch on Kickstarter, they’re going to be asking what they should make available from the previous 2 seasons.

There’s also teases of storage solutions (yay!), game aids, and more to come including game boards, new miniatures, new adventures, and new game modes.

We’ll of course have more news as it becomes available.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles… the Roleplaying Game!

Monolith has danced around the details about it, but their Batman: Gotham City Chronicles is getting a roleplaying game! Batman: Gotham City Chronicles: The Role Playing Game has been revealed the celebrate Batman Day!

The folplaying game will be a D20 System and features 5 books:

  • Gotham’s Heroes by François Verstraete – A fully adapted D20 System Rulebook
  • Gotham City Guide by Xavier Fournier and Alex Nikolavitch, helped by François Hercouët, editor for the French publisher of DC Comics. A mighty reference tome, detailed and exhaustive, an insight into the City and the world of the Bat.
  • Gotham’s Chronicles by Nicolas Texier, Olivier Caïra, and Mahyar Shakeri – A book of scenarios to test your resolve.

There will also be two campaign settings books that will be revealed during the Kickstarter.

The roleplaying game allows players to play as the city’s vigilantes and criminals as well as their own creations. You can even play as a Gotham City Police officer ready to take the call.

This isn’t the only Batman-related project from Monolith. Also announced today is Season 3 of the Batman: Gotham City Chronicles board game with more details to come.

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition is Out Now

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition from USAopoly is now available. Players can sneak, fight and search their way to victory in this reimagined version of Talisman. With sights set on a villain and multiple obstacles ahead, players navigate through Arkham Asylum to evade orderlies, officers, as well as Batman, Robin, and Batgirl to release the inmates and become King or Queen of the underworld.

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition

The game is for 2-6 players taking 90+ minutes to play.

Included is:

  • 1 Custom Illustrated Game Board
  • 12 Character cards
  • 1 Batman card
  • 102 Encounter cards
  • 24 Feat cards
  • 28 Purchase cards
  • 4 Security Key cards
  • 4 Alignment tokens
  • 6 Six-Sided dice
  • 12 Custom sculpted character figures
  • 1 custom sculpted Batman figure
  • 6 Stat boards
  • 30 Coins
  • 30 Encounter tokens and 36 Fate tokens
  • Rules

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege Board Game Coming this August from IDW Games

This August Batman comes to board games with Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege from IDW Games. It’s the first in a series of tabletop games based on the classic cartoon series. The game is designed by Richard Launius and co-designed by Michael Guigliano.

The game is for 1-5 players who will play as the Dark Knight and his allies. You’ll take on Batman’s classic Rogues Gallery to protect Gotham. The game uses dice allocation and threat management and you’ll defend the city against henchmen and their bosses. The game features all new artwork, character miniatures, 3D city buildings, and more.

IDW has revealed there will be more releases based on the Batman Animated universe. That include new heroes and villains as well as familiar settings.

The game will be released August 2018.

Monolith Board Games Launches Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Monolith has launched their much anticipated Batman: Gotham City Chronicles board game on Kickstarter. The game for 2 to 4 players is exclusive to the crowdfunding site and has blown past the initial goal of $500,000.

$140 is the “Base Game Pledge” which nets you the “Heroes Box,” “Villains Box,” and rulebook. Miniatures included are 7 heroes, 20 allies, 8 civilians, 9 villains, 32 goons, and everything you need to play like tiles, boards, dice, tokesn, scenarios, and more. You also get stretch goals.

For $320 you get the “Base Game Pledge” plus a copy of the “Wayne Manor Expansion,” “Arkham Asylum Expansion,” “Batmobile add-on,” a copy of “Versus,” and one dice pack. All of those items can be purchased on their own.

The “Wayne Manor Expansion” includes 7 heroes, 3 allies, boards, tiles, tokens, and cards.

“Arkham Asylum” features 6 villains, 14 goons, tiles, boards, and more.

The “Versus Mode” features 12 allies, command board, tiles, disks, scenarios and rules.

The “Batmobile add-on” features the Batmobile miniature, tile, tokens, scenarios, and rules.

The game is an improved ruleset of Monolith’s Conan Board Game. A scenario-based miniature board game where 2-4 players control the Dark Knight and his allies in their battle against crime in an asymmetrical and open game system. One player takes on the heroes and the other takes on the villains which helps ease the setup of the game. Each side takes turns, pitting their strategies against each other.

You’re able to play as Batman, Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, Catwoman, and more. They’ll go up against classic characters like the Joker, Riddler, Clayface, Bane, Scarecrow, and more. All of them rendered as miniatures set on textured bases.

All of the content offered on the campaign is exclusive to Kickstarter and will not be available at retail. The campaign ends March 31.

Monolith’s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles Goes Live on Kickstarter in February

Monolith has uploaded a new banner image on their social networks giving the date of when Batman: Gotham City Chronicles goes live on Kickstarter. The board game will be available February 27 at 3pm EST/9pm GMT and is an exclusive through the crowdfunding site.

The game company has been posting a lot of teaser images for the board game that features impressive miniatures bringing many iconic comic characters to life.

The game’s rules will be available in English and French but each time the game receives 2,000 or more pledges from a country or group that speak another language, the game will be translated. For instance in 1,000 people are from Spain and 1,000 are from Mexico, a Spanish translation will be available on the website.

Whats been shown so far has been impressive and the miniatures have looked fantastic at conventions. Check out below for some of what’s been shared by the game publisher.

Batman Miniature Game 2nd Edition’s Pre-order Launches

Knight Models has launched its second edition of their Batman Miniature Game with quite a few releases to get you going as well as the arrival of the 2nd Edition Batman Miniature Game rules which you can download for free!

The launch of the new edition is spearheaded by brand new miniatures that are produced in high-quality, coloured resin.

Available are “Batman & Arkham Guards Starter Set,” “Joker & Clowns Starter Set,” “Gotham City Sirens,” “Bane & Mercenaries Starter Set,” “Nightwing,” and “Blackgate Prisoners.”

You can pre-order them and download the new rules and compendium now.

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