I was into Mage Knight when Wizkids first claimed the corner on collectible miniature games, and then I got into Heroclix thanks to my love for comics. The giant Cthulhu figure brought me into Horrorclix, but shortly before the second expansion, I got burned out on the mini games. I swore off buying more of the devilish little packs and was convinced that nothing would drag me back into the hobby. Until now.
Feast your eyes on Monsterpocalypse, a collectible miniatures game set in the kaiju world of big monsters trampling cities. Here’s the official description:
Each battle takes place in a city, which you and your opponent construct by placing models of buildings on a city map. Players will then build their force from their respective collection of models. Each force will consist of a giant monster model, and several supporting units (tanks, flying vehicles, creatures-depending upon which of the themed factions you decide to play). Purchasing Booster Boxes will expand your collection, giving you more tactical options and abilities to better suit your strategy.
When the battle begins, you command your monster and lead your units into the city to hunt down and destroy your opponent’s monster. To accomplish your mission, your monster and units each have weapons and abilities that are activated by special dice.
Monsters can increase their power throughout the game by smashing buildings and destroying enemy units. When two monsters fight each other, the results are devastating-they can throw each other across the city, slam into buildings, and suplex each other into radioactive rubble! The last monster standing wins the game!
This looks like a fantastic take on the genre, and I’m further hyped about it after seeing a piece of promotional art that looks decidedly Lovecraftian. Sign me up!
Monsterpocalypse is being produced by Privateer Press and will be in stores in the Fall.
Check out the official website: Link