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Cities of the Black scrolls was created by Antal Keninger who is a graphic artist from Central Europe. Antal has been working in the tabletop game business for the past 7 years working with other publishers. He is a very talented graphic artist and works very hard to achieve the realistic imagery that goes into his tiles. Antal works alongside other writers, proofreaders, and friends to bring his games to life. The Black Scrolls specializes in modular map tile sets. Other tile sets that he has created are: Tropical Islands, The Hut of the Half Blood Hag, Forest of Fallen Giants, Desert map Tiles, Canyon, Sewer Map tiles- The Druids Trees, and The Marble Sanctum. All of these tiles are meant to be used by game creators so that they can focus on the games part of their games without having to worry about the graphics. The tiles can be used in print or digital format.
Antal reached out to Kickstarter as a way to connect with other gamers and to showcase his work. Knowing that he was providing a valuable tool to gamer creators. The project was launched November 23, 2017. Within 3 hours the first of the stretch goals was unlocked and the Core sets of tiles were unlocked for people to view. Antal also made it so that files were available for both digital and printed format. Through his campaign Antal was able to unlock each area of the city as he went along providing more and more sections of tiles as they went. By December 21, 2017 they had successfully raise all of the money that they needed for the campaign with 1032 backers.
The Cities of the Black Scrolls is a Modular Map-Tiles set. Each of the cards are 6”x 6”. They were designed to help make gaming adventures more thrilling. The tiles contain all of the parts of a city that an adventurer would encounter as they are roaming the city. The city is multidimensional and the tiles can be set one on top of the other to reveal more levels of a building. A basement, main floor and roof piece are included so that the experience can be fully thought out. For each of the tiles there are also nighttime tiles so that the game can carry on during different times of the day and night. The tiles include fortresses that can be used to defend the city. The fortresses can be constructed in different ways in order to create more story lines. There is a castle set that can also be used that includes a throne room, library, armory, cantina and guest rooms.
There are 150 different visual tiles that can be used in either the printed or digital version. There are graph tiles that can help you to know how the tiles should be set up. Each of the tiles are double sided and can be drawn on with a wet erase marker for planning during game design. The graphics on the tiles are very detailed including books in the library and food in the kitchen areas. They showcase Antal’s quality work. You can view more of the products by Antal, The Cities of the Black Scrolls, or view his Kickstarter campaign by visiting the links below.
Number of player: N/A
Suggested Play Time: N/A
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Included in the box:
150 visual tiles
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: November 23, 2017
Ship Date: March 15, 2017
Website: Black Scrolls Games