Painting miniature figurines is a pretty popular hobby. It is something that I have personally not tried but I do know quite a few people who enjoy it. Today, I wanted to share a kickstarter that is going on which combines a few of my loves. It is not necessarily stationery but it does involve some arts and crafts – if you fancy it. Those who know me will also know that my other main love in life is games. I love playing games – whether that is video games or board games. Perhaps as much as I love stationery, if that is even possible. This brilliant kickstarter that combines both my love for games as well as crafts. The Divinity Original Sin Board Game!
For me, the festive season is all about the people you have around you. Playing board games or video games with my family & friends is a huge part of my life. I love it. It’s a great way to do something together, without having to get dressed up or cost a lot. The majority of the costs are over once you purchase the game. So the news of this board game could not come at a better time for me.
With only 11 days to go before the kickstarter ends, I thought I would share this with you today so you had plenty of chance to pledge if you are interested!
What is Divinity Original Sin?
The Divinity Original Sin Board Game is based on a very popular video game – Divinity Original Sin 2. The game itself is a roleplaying game, where you work your way through a storyline. There are a bunch of quests to do along the way and your actions or decisions affect how the game plays out. Every playthrough is entirely different as it is based on the character you play, your actions and decisions. I absolutely adore the video game version of this. Last month, we started a game that we play every fortnight for a few hours. (Well, I say a few hours… It usually ends up being more like 5-11 hours). We are working our way through a single ‘campaign’. So far, I have ended up playing the game for over fifty hours and I’m nowhere near completing it.
Enter: The Board Game version
A few weeks ago, Larian Studios launched the board game kickstarter and it has completely exceeded their target goals. In fact, the kickstarter has hit all of the stretch goals up to $1 million already. They are going to release a final set of stretch targets next week and I’m super excited to see what they’ll be. They have added a few additional ones, with new characters since I pledged – such as Slane the Winter Dragon!
The board game comes with a ton of features. You get a choice of playable characters, each with different talents, attributes, quests or abilities. There’s a huge selection of NPCs that you can bump into during the campaign and a wide range of quests available. It even has a bunch of different locations that you can choose to go to. Items, skills, bosses – you name it, it has it!
The best part about all of this is that the game can be played by 1-4 players. Even playing solo, there is plenty for you to do. You take control of two characters and the unexpected quests or people you meet will change your story.
But what’s this got to do with crafting?
As I mentioned, this game also combines my love for games and crafting. It actually comes with beautifully detailed miniature figures. There is a huge selection of figures. You get miniatures of the playable characters (which are your character tokens) but you also get a selection of bosses, mega bosses, side quest characters and other NPCs. All of these can be painted, if you wish to get a little crafty.
The kickstarter offers a box of paints as an add on, which gives you all of the colours you need to paint these figures, should you wish to.
I have already put my pledge in – the highest tier, with the add on paints. So it looks like, I will be painting miniatures in my future! I am so excited about this game, it’s going to be hard to wait for it.
The hardest question will be: who do I play with?
I tend to prefer multiplayer games, where the option is available. The Divinity Original Sin Board Game does give you a brilliant option for solo campaigns, so I will probably try that out. However, I do tend to prefer playing with others. Working together to follow through with the story is part of the fun.
My family and I occasionally do play board games – or video games – together and I think that’s really nice. We will likely be doing that come Christmas day. Unfortunately, this board game won’t be ready until October 2020. But perhaps this could be next year’s Christmas campaign.
But the real question is, which character do I want to play with? Miniature Sebille is very cool but I do quite like the look of some of the new characters, that the video game does not have to offer! Decisions, decisions. Luckily, I have time to decide. And time to start a campaign with Sebille on Divinity 2 – the video game – until the board game arrives!
Sold? Pledge now before it is too late!
If you are interested in pledging, you only have 11 days before it ends. You can find out more about the game, including what characters are available and specific game mechanics over on their website. You can also pledge directly there and get your very own copy. So check it out!
Disclaimer: This post is in no way affiliated with Larian Studios (the makers of the game) or the game itself. I have not tried the game in person yet but I have pledged the highest tier, and I’m really excited to get my game. I have also played the Divinity 2 game and I love it. So I just wanted to share this, in the hopes of reaching more likeminded people.