Rooster Teeth’s RWBY series is being turned into a new tabletop game. It’s the second stab at the tabletop experience from Rooster Teeth, who previously brought us the card-based “Million Dollars, But… The Game” in 2016. Now they’re deep in production on a board game starring some of RT’s most popular characters.
To create this product RT is teaming up with Arcane Wonders, creators of games like Sheriff of Nottingham, Mage Wars, and Viral. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long will all be playable characters. One of the best things about this campaign is that it’s overseas-friendly — citizens of Australia, New Zealand and anywhere in the EU (which still includes England, for now) will pay no extra shipping fees! As for Canada…..uh, they have to pay for some reason.
Players play as one of the four main heroines in the series: Ruby, Weiss, Blake, or Yang. Each player has their own separate deck of cards representing their attacks, actions, and moves. Each character plays a little differently, using their own unique tactics and strategies.
Before each game, players choose a scenario to play from the scenario book. Each scenario will have them fighting one or more battles. Battles are against a particular villain, with a particular set of rules, and may include one or more objectives. No two battles are ever the same!
Battles are fought in a series of duels. During each duel, one player is on center stage fighting the villain, with the camera action focused on the player. The center stage player chooses and plays an attack from their hand. Afterward, the villain’s card is revealed and the round is resolved. Each attack has a speed in its upper left corner. The two attacks’ speed values are compared, with the faster attack hitting and inflicting its damage on the opposing character. If the speeds are tied, the round ends in a draw.
For the full description of how the game is played, visit the Combat Ready Kickstarter page…or watch this video:
RWBY: Combat Ready is live on Kickstarter and will remain open through October 30.