Heroes of the Sealening is an adventuring boardgame for three to four players, with several different modes of play, and a high degree of adult comedy. Featuring elements of deckbuilding, card and dice driven combat, and a dynamic and ever changing gameboard, all firmly set in an original Norsepunk universe.
The players will be sent kicking and screaming head first into an attempt to save the world from the wrath of the Norse gods.
You can fight the other players and the game to save the world from the oncoming winter, or join together in co-operative stories of bravery and comradery uncovering devious conspiracies.
Fight off strange beings from outside the nine realms, other adventurers, bandits, and creatures from the tales of old in this new game from Tombs Foundry.
Heroes of the Sealening is under development.
Imagine a universe where the Norse never lost their footing in Europe, and have spread their influence.
Now fast forward to the steam-age.
Over time the Norse have turned from being the mighty champions of the gods, to becoming a decadent, drunken, and utterly useless caste of rulers, droolers and wankers.
In resentment of what their champions have become, the gods agree to kick off the Fimbulwinter early and let Ragnarok sort out the problem for them. After all, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?
However, singularly thanks to the talented and bright people the Norse have vassalised, they managed to build occult machinery and hold rituals to summon ancient powers. Finally, they managed to hold the Sealening of the Fimbulwinter, and pissed off the gods just a little bit more in the process.
So far the score is: Norse: 1 – Gods: 0
The gods, being gods, can’t let such fecal matter fly, so they send Loke to the world to corrupt the occultists who are maintaining the rituals and machinery.
Eventually the manure hits the windmill, and inevitably the Fimbulwinter starts spreading in the lands once again. One of the machines that fails is the Holy Brewery, and this is what kicks our heroes into gear.
You are among the last people in the mead-line, just as the mead ran out. Being the only ones sober enough to reset the rituals, fix the machinery, and save the world from the frozen horrors to come, you must fight monsters, and each other, while gathering equipment and power.
It falls upon you to save us all, because the gods sure as flip won’t.
Norsepunk is a science fiction/fantasy genre where the old Nordic culture and folklore is front and center when it comes to the aesthetic themes.
Central themes as fate and freedom from the whims of the gods are often brought up in these stories, and the conflict between honor and what is right will drive the characters of such tales.
As was common in many of the old Nordic tales, comedy can be a way to create a more satirical story.
There are many ways to write a norsepunk story, but these things are what we see as the most important features.
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