Tonight’s battle royale saw the Greek Gods bring their all to this whirlwind battle of the bands tour, its first sortie being held at the Artemis Temple (photo). Word of the battle had spread far and wide, ensuring that the Gods would play to a completely packed temple.
While the other pantheons put up a valiant effort, the ultra-high speed shredding performance put on by Hermes (photo) helped him live up to his name as Messenger of the Gods, as the other gods were delivered a message of “Go home, we own this place!”
His hands, ever a blur with the notes coming closer and closer together, tore his guitar to within an inch of its magical life. The other band members rocked on with Hephaestus hammering out the beats, Poseidon bringing the bass and Hera providing the melodic vocals. Hermes, though, stole the show and DELIVERED.
The pillars trembled, the people screamed, and at the end of the night, the Greeks ruled the venue and the hearts (not to mention the souls) of the adoring crowd.
This is the first show in the long road to the final showdown August 1st being held at #Kickstarter. This reporter is a fan and is looking forward to what this Soulbound Tour has ahead. Rock on! Learn more about the battle at www.tinyurl.com/KS2016LOR #games #boardgame #tabletop #mythology #rocknroll #gods #cards #gaming #boardgamegeek
The Lords of Rock is launching August 1 on Kickstarter. One of the great stretch goals is to add the Cthulhu Mythos to the game. We believe in the game that we have already started the art for Cthulhu.
Cthulhu will be rocking the bass guitar to ensure his mythos pantheon will rule the universe in the ultimate battle of the bands!
Quetzalcóatl (pron. Quet-zal-co-at) was one of the most important gods in ancient Mesoamerica. The god known as the Plumed Serpent is a mix of bird and rattle snake. He was regarded as the god of winds and rain and as the creator of the world and mankind.
In Central Mexico from 1200 CE he was also considered the patron god of priests and merchants and considered the god of learning, science, agriculture, crafts and the arts.
As a god of the arts, he plans to take his band to glory to rule the universe!
We were able to play all 3 prototype games this weekend with both gamers and designers. The reaction was very positive and awesome. Some pretty discerning people deemed Nightmare Forest :Dead Run just about ready to go. As well as The Kids vs The House.
Both look like they just need a little tiny tweak to some math (mostly base targets and health) and they should be good for mass testing and validation of the fun. All 3 designers said they liked the games – and would totally buy them. So that was great.
Lords of Rock is about 75% ready. We will be working on some tweaks and have all 3 back into testing this Wednesday.
Was fun and exciting and really appreciate the people who took the time to try the games and give feedback. A big thanks to the DFW Nerd Night community for all of the support and great response!
We are excited everyone. It is looking very likely that we will have three full prototype games for this weekend for beta testing. We will be at DFW Nerd Night in Plano on Friday at DGM probably around 9pm-ish. We will be at DFW Nerd Night in Arlington at J Gilligan’s from about 2:30p on. So, we will have lots of time. Feel free to come up to us and ask to try the games out with us. What we want to do is have everyone have some feel and input into what they life and don’t like.
We also like design suggestions and just general feedback. This first outing will help us decide which of the 3 (what we think are good designs) is the best and likely to become the front-runner for becoming the 3rd game we take to Kickstarter. Thrash-Car and Dumpster Brawl have all been well received and successful so time to do #3, #4 and #5 just want your help determining the order.
There will not be any art at this time but this is about the mechanics and enjoyment factor before the skin is applied.
We will be testing:
Nightmare Forest :Dead Run – making a mad dash through the forest as you try to fight off and escape the area that is being overrun with wild zombified forest animals all out to eat your brains.
The Lords of Rock – Play a pantheon of Gods who have formed a band and you are dueling across time and some amazing venues as you play concerts for control of the cosmos in a galactic battle of the bands.
The Kids vs The House – You are tired of that old house taking all your good toys and stuffs! You and some other kids are recruiting people to you little group of kids all racing to be the first to recover the lost objects the house is now keeping from you.