Warchief Gaming has launched a Kickstarter for Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent, a new roleplaying game set in the world of 5E. The campaign has blown past its goal on its first day guaranteeing this project will be funded.
Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent is a campaign setting for 5E by Chris Metzen and Warchief Gaming. The first release in this universe, “Worldbook: Lawbrand,” features the realm of Lawbrand. The new world is based on the world Metzen created in the 1980s and 1990s before he headed to Blizzard.
The book features over 100 pages of lore, 5 new races, 4 subclasses, new spells, magic items, bestiary, and more. New races include the Ma’ll, Desert Dwarf, Xu’Keen, Atsaad, and Salamar. Subclasses include Wildkeeper, Wraithblade, Way of Eminence, and Souleater.
You can get a digital copy of the book for $25 and a hardcover is at the $50 level. Other pledges involve GM Screen, maps, dice, and more. The campaign runs until May 21.
There’s a new tabletop gaming company, Warchief Gaming. Founded by Chris Mitzen and Mike Gilmartin, the company springs from two former staffers of the video game developer/publisher Blizzard. Metzen was the “primary visionary” behind games like Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, and Overwatch. Gilmartin was the vice president of quality assurance. They’re joined by Ryan Collins as lead product developer.
The new publishing company springs out of the two’s love for tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer. But, they do have an eye beyond the tabletop knowing that success can lead to other things like movies, video games, comics, and more.
But, the concept began in 2018 as a “haven for tabletop gamers in Southern California.” The venture began as a gaming club but has spun out into something more.
Unlike video games, the venture is small with just three full-time people and other helpers to get things going. It also allows the two to create on their own terms.
They’re not ready to talk about specifics. The main site though has some recent events for the game club that are focused on Games Workshop’s Age of Sigmar. Is that’s a sign of what’s to come? Only they know right now. But, with such success in the video game space, this is a publisher to keep an eye on.