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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

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.

Monolith Reveals Claustrophobia

With their Batman Kickstater wrapping up, Monolith has revealed the next two games they’ll be funding through the crowdfunding platform. Up first is a reprint of Mythic Battles: Pantheon which will also feature new material, but after that the game publisher will be releasing a brand new game, Claustrophobia.

That Kickstarter campaign will begin in September and will also be exclusive. The publisher has described it as “something of a classic Dungeon Crawler set in the Hell Dorado universe.”

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 becomes the sole Publisher of Mythic Battles

Monolith has announced that their collaboration with Mythic Games has come to an end. They have also announced that they have acquired the rights for the Mythic Battles range (Pantheon, Ragnarök …) in full. They will take charge of management of the whole range including development, marketing, communication, after-sales, and more.

This conclusion appeared obvious after a common reflection. It has been clear that, for the good of both companies, they must be free to fully commit themselves to their own product ranges, by deciding the entirety of their editorial and commercial policies.

The company has also announced a number of resolutions whose application will be gradual:

  • The planning of a reprint campaign for Mythic Battles: Pantheon this spring. The launch of the Ragnarök campaign in 2019.
  • The immediate welcome of the English and French-speaking community on the website www.the-overlord.net and the publication of a set of free tools and graphic assets for Mythic Battles.
  • The addition in the future compendiums (a series of free booklets gathering the best contributions of The Overlord community) of scenarios and articles for Mythic Battles.
  • The creation of a FAQ. They have already started to gather the feedback and questions on various forums. A thread has been opened on that matter.

These resolutions are a long-term endeavor and commits the publisher for a number of years.

Sculpted by Yannick Hennebo

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.

Monolith's Next Board Game is Based on Batman

Monolith, the French game publisher, has teased its next tabletop project: Batman: The Board Game. The company who has successfully Kickstarted games such as Conan and Mythic Battles: Pantheon, showed off a teaser on its Facebook page.

Little is actually known, but the picture shared is of the company’s booth at the International Games Festival in Cannes where a prototype will be demoed.

The art of the Joker art is by the artist Jock, but not sure on the Batman and Catwoman art. The image also says “Coming on Kickstarter.”

The company raised $3.3 million for their Conan game and $2.7 million for Mythic Battles (of which I was a backer). The company has said this won’t launch until after Mythic Battles is delivered which isn’t listed until December 2017. Expect this game in 2018.