20 April 2022
RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg First Miniatures Revealed
Steamforged have revealed the first miniatures for their board game based on the browser based adventure game classic, RuneScape.
The game is coming to Kickstarter later in the year, and you can join 4500 others in following the campaign here, ready for its launch.
The new miniatures based board game hopes to capture the fun of the (slightly janky, in our memories at least) Jagex produced online RPG. The MMORPG, first released in 2001, is known for its free to play nature and customisable avatars, making it popular with teenagers of the '00s all over the world.
RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg will be a cooperative board game for one to five players. The game's campaign will take place in RuneScape's Gielinor and will have a heavy focus on the narrative aspects of the game, rather than complex strategic gameplay.
This being a Steamforged game, we've also got some new miniatures to look at. While we joked originally that the miniatures should represent the most ancient version of RuneScape characters (blocky, in the style available in the Java browser engines of the early 00s) the team at Steamforged have produced a more refined look.
“We’ve worked closely with Jagex to develop a new visual style that, like the board game, is heavily inspired by and draws from both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape," says Mat Hart, creative director of Steamforged, nodding to the two versions of the MMORPG's worlds as they exist, "these miniatures give the first taste of that new style."
The miniatures shown off here are a couple of hero avatars – one wizard, one knight – and the popular Elvarg the dragon from the well known Dragon Slayer quest from the game. For those not in the know, Elvarg is the 'last boss' of the game (before membership was introduced to the online experience, anyway) and a fitting point to consider yourself a hero, once complete.
Looking for more?
This review came from Tabletop Gaming Magazine, which is home to all of the latest and greatest tabletop goodness. Whether you're a board gamer, card gamer, wargamer, RPG player or all of the above, find your copy here.Get your magazine here
If you like party games, this is the one to read – a feature straight from our special issue of Tabletop Gaming Magazine giving you the top 50 party games ever. You'll have to let us know which one would be your number one!Grab your party hat!
Join us in person
We can't wait for Tabletop Gaming Live 2022! An epic weekend in Manchester full of board games, card games, roleplaying games, wargames and more, with amazing exhibitors, great games, and an opportunity to game together in person.See you there!
Have you visited our game store? We have everything from mystery boxes, to games and accessories – including the above Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, with a great discount! Head over to find your new favourite game.Visit the Game Store
Sometimes we may include links to online retailers, from which we might receive a commission if you make a purchase. Affiliate links do not influence editorial coverage and will only be used when covering relevant products