Raiders of Scythia

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Owner9 months ago

Based on the style, it looks like it's illustrated by the same person who illustrated Garphill Games' Circadians: First Light. Also, look at this!



Supporter9 months ago

Cue in the hallelujah chorus. 

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Supporter9 months ago

Wow, just wow! 

Thanks. 

Supporter9 months ago

Ha, you did ask for it.

Supporter9 months ago

This is what I love to see.

9 months ago

I will be all over this. Come on now, you knew this already.

Supporter9 months ago

Wow this looks amazing. Great historical setting too. 

9 months ago

Color me interested! That art looks great.

Supporter9 months ago

I'll definitely look into it.  The art is quite different from the other Garphill Games I've seen (at least the North and West series).

9 months ago

Yup, seems like they're trying to distinguish this one from that line of games, which is fun!

Supporter9 months ago

I think I *might* like this art style better. I am also curious if they are keeping the same 9x9 box?

9 months ago

The art is in house as well, which makes it easier. The artist is Sam Phillips, Shems brother ;) 

Owner9 months ago

To be honest, Mihajlo's art has become so representative of the trilogies (granted, his art is used on a lot of different games these days) that I it feels odd to see a new Garphill Games' game with a different style.

9 months ago

I strongly suspect, and don't know this as a fact though, but Mihajlo's art will be a part of their trilogy games. But they don't want all their stuff to look the same. If they decide to do South and East, i strongly suspect he will be back for them. 

But if they do totally different games, expect to see other artists and more Sam. 

Supporter9 months ago

I didn't know that. 

9 months ago

Sams originally a Tattoo artist, but as Shems gotten bigger hes started helping out with the business as well as doing his own thing. https://www.samphillipsillustration.com/ 


Supporter9 months ago

Huh. I didn't know that.  That's cool. 

I have no interest whatsoever in getting a tattoo, but if I would, I'd want one from him. 

9 months ago

That'd be awesome! The 9x9 is seriously impressive for the game to box ratio.

Supporter9 months ago

I sure wouldn't mind seeing more games in that size. 

Supporter9 months ago

Hmm, good question.  It definitely looks like it could be the same box size.

Supporter9 months ago

It does, but it could also be the 11.8x11.8 like TTR.

9 months ago

Its Shem, so its almost certainly going to be a shem box


Supporter9 months ago

That's great. 

Supporter9 months ago

Yeah, I like the front cover that's for sure.  Although it does say it has similarities to #Raiders of the North Sea so we'll have to see if it's actually different enough for me to consider.  Especially if it's main mechanic is Worker Placement since that's what Raiders is.

9 months ago

I'm sure it's a different game, just takes some of the mechanisms. There are only so many mechanisms to go around, haha.

9 months ago

Yes and no. It's kinda like a Raiders 2nd edition, but one that doesn't make 1st edition irrelevant. Think Agricola and Caverna, or Pandemic and Pandemic:Fall of rome. 

9 months ago

Oh man, I forgot that @3MBG has the connections with Garphill. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come out with!

9 months ago

Connections makes it sound sinister, lol. Sam play games at mine and we talk games is about it. I get review copies of their new games, partially because it easier to drop one at my house that it is to send it overseas to anyone else :) 

9 months ago

Haha, well it wasn't meant to be sinister. That's awesome that you have friends who make quality games!