Icaion Late Pledge

Created by Tabula Games

Test your strategic abilities in this Engine Territory Building and Resource Management board game set in the Mysthea Universe. Designed by Martino Chiacchiera and Marta Ciaccasassi and wonderfully illustrated by Travis Anderson, has been successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

We have the Second Week Winner!!!
5 months ago – Wed, Jun 05, 2019 at 01:39:32 AM

We entered the last week of this campaign

Hey there!

Another great week of this adventure has passed and we couldn't be more proud of our astonishing community: we surpassed 6000 comments, lots of Stretch Goals and Social Stretch Goals were unlocked and Icaion is being improved each day more

Great job, everyone! There is still one week of amazing unlocks, so bring it on!

Whos' the winner?

Let's get to the part everyone was looking for. Are you eager to know the name of this week's winner? Everyone, give a round of applause to:

Congrats!!!
Congrats!!!

Congratulations, Demithyle!👏🏼 Your constant engagement and your willingness to clarify other backers' doubts are amazing! We feel you really deserve this reward and we are sure Travis will do an amazing job in depicting yourself on the Event board!

Speaking of which, the artwork of Kyle is in progress, but as soon as it is ready we will share it with everyone. This is the last week of the campaign and  there is still one spot on the Event board for another committed backer, so bring it on, guys!

Not a BGG fan, yet? Become one!

On a last note, just a quick reminder, an interesting Social Stretch Goal needs your attention: if we reach 1000 fans on the BGG Icaion's page we will gift everyone with print quality images of Icaion. So you can make your own posters and shirts!

See you soon,

TG

SSG unlocked and the Chain System explanation!
5 months ago – Tue, Jun 04, 2019 at 12:54:38 AM

We hit the alternative bust for the Criminal!

Howdy, everybody!

Over this past weekend you really outdid yourselves both here and around the internet! After unlocking the upgraded tray Stretch Goal you managed to reach more than 500 shares on the Facebook post and so you unlocked the Alternative bust for the Criminal. You all deserve a round of applause! 👏🏻

Thanks to our amazing community!
Thanks to our amazing community!

Now you will be able to play with the Criminal both in full armor and without the top. Remember, there are also special variant rules that come with this change!

Chain System: how does it work?

Lots of you were wondering about the Chain System, the mechanism that allows you to play in sequence Mysthea, Icaion, and Mysthea: The Fall

This system allows you to have a different setup for The Fall that can be influenced by either one or both games! Here's how it works:
 

  • Mysthea ➡️ Mysthea: The Fall

If you play Mysthea before The Fall, play the game regularly until the end. 

Now in order to play Mysthea: The Fall with the Chain System, before you clear Mysthea table, you need to take with you the decks you built during the game. These decks will be used to handle the attack mechanic towards enemies and monsters.
 

  •  Icaion ➡️ Mysthea: The Fall 

If you play Icaion before The Fall, play the game regularly until the end. 

Now in order to play Mysthea: The Fall, you need to keep the map as it is with the exact same machines layout. Then, depending on the number of players, you need to take the spare miniatures you did not use of non-playing colors and scatter them randomly along the map. Some regions may remain empty. You will also carry the Wonders in order for them to provide bonuses and to increase the defense of the regions.

Lastly if you use the Chain System, players take with them the characters they used during the previous games.

Let's hit another SSG together!

Next we have the Lore of Mysthea: The Fall, do we have lore lovers among us? Come on, 800 subscribers on BGG and we are ready to hit that one too!

Lastly, regarding all your game mechanics related questions we submitted them to our game designers. We will be back at you as soon as we hear from them.  We also sent to Travis all the questions reserved for the lead artist and we will share the answers with you in the near future.

Stay tuned!

TG

Details about Volfyirion Expansion in Mysthea and Mysthea: The Fall and more!
6 months ago – Sun, Jun 02, 2019 at 02:48:58 AM

Volfyirion Expansion!

Hello backers!

It is Volfyirion's turn to be on the spot today! As you might already know, the Dragon Miniature comes with cards, shards and special rules to use it as an expansion on both Mysthea and Mysthea: The Fall. We have decided to explain these variants a bit in detail for everyone that doesn't know about them.

The dragon in Mysthea

Picture this, the Volarees Guild decided to deploy Volfyirion alongside their Champion on the journey to the Five sacred Islands, but the wild energies erupting from the Henakor unshackled Volfyirion from the Guild’s control

The fearsome creature is now on a rampage, threatening the success of all other Guilds’ expeditions too. The Guilds are now forced to join forces and cooperate in order to defeat the dreadful and fearful dragon.

The Dragon Miniature is placed in the center of the map: this new rule will prevent the Islands from moving and will drastically change the game mechanics!

During the dragon’s attack toward the island it's facing, all players are called upon to defense. It is up to each player to stand up to their nemesis or call a retreat and abandon the opponents to their fate!

If Volfyirion is not defeated, it will destroy everything on the unfortunate Island.

The dragon in Mysthea: The Fall!

Wondering also how is it going to work in Mysthea The Fall? You have been served! 

After The Fall, the balances of Icaion broke irreparably. Ancient forces unleashed from the crystals, wild energies that channeled through the Henakor and started to resonate everywhere. Summoned by these ancestral energies, Volfyirion flew to the Henakor blinded by this immense power

The dreadful beast is making its growl heard in the depths of Icaion, calling every kind of creature toward the City and the crystal it surrounds.

Defeat Volfyirion in Mysthea: The Fall!
Defeat Volfyirion in Mysthea: The Fall!

Volfyirion miniature will be placed in the center of the map. In fact, Volfyirion will replace the Colossus in this scenario, so you will need to keep the Colossus, its shards and its cards inside the box.

The final goal is to defeat the creatures that are destroying the City and obtain all Volfyirion's shards

Beware, in case you fail in the mission of defending the City, you will be dead meat and annihilated by the mighty beast!

Another cool SG: The tray!

Thanks to your support we managed to unlock a pretty cool Stretch Goal. We know you were eager about this and we couldn't be more happy to give it to you! Thanks to this upgrade the tray will have visual details and markings, as well as icons to highlight each slot making it feel as premium as the rest of the components. What do you think about it?

The final design might be subject to improvements!
The final design might be subject to improvements!

Here are the wallpapers!

On a last note, we can finally share with all of you the mobile and desktop wallpapers! Now you will get the chance to take the art behind Icaion wherever you go! They can be downloaded here and you certainly deserved it, so enjoy! :D

Soon we will unveil details about the Chain System, so stay tuned!

TG

Let's delve more into the Aberration and another SSG unlocked!
6 months ago – Sat, Jun 01, 2019 at 02:10:40 AM

What you can expect from the Aberration!

Hi there!

Lots of new faces around here, keep it up you are doing great!!!

We would like to say that we really appreciate your amazing support and that we are halfway through the second weekly challenge draft, that will happen next Tuesday. Just as a reminder, we use a custom script that scrapes all the comments from the page. Then, thanks to a weighted algorithm, this script tells us which one of you have been the most supportive this week based on a number of factors that is not just the number of comments. The eligible backers are those who have posted supportive comments. That being said, the game is still open!

Since many of you have asked about this in the comment section and in the private messages as well, it is time for us to share some juicy information on how the Aberration Miniature works in Icaion!

Admire the Aberration miniature!
Admire the Aberration miniature!

Let's start by saying that the Aberration is a special enemy unit that spawns after a considerable amount of Parasites gathers in one place. It is the evolution of a basic Parasite. It is hostile towards inferior Parasites, and embodies a direct threat to the Seekers as well. It is a real menace in lots of aspects since, when it steps in, here is what you are not allowed to do:

  • you cannot deploy Machines in its region 
  • you cannot build a Wonder in its region
  • you cannot extract Qoam in its region
  • you cannot add Parasites to its region, harming players that follow a "parasite-hunting" strategy

When a Seeker manages to defeat the Aberration the miniature is removed from the game (for now) and points are scored by the Seeker.

Another SSG in our hands!!!

Now on BGG we have more than 500 fans, you all are marvelous! Now you will get Travis Anderson's artworks in high resolution for your computer desktop, are you happy? Soon we will share those wallpapers for you to download. 

Now on your desktop!
Now on your desktop!

Help us unlock the Alternative bust for the Criminal!

Do not forget to share the post below: an alternative for the Criminal miniature can be yours if we reach 500 shares and we already need 70 more shares to reach this goal! We can do it!

Stay tuned,

TG

Well done: 1 new Stretch Goal, 1 new Social Stretch Goal unlocked and more!!!
6 months ago – Thu, May 30, 2019 at 11:49:05 PM

We unlocked another SG!

Hello old and new backers!

Thanks to your amazing contribution we managed to get to the table 4 new Curio Cards: we are properly building that deck, aren't we? Now the total number of Curio Cards so far is 42, that is going to add  a lot of replayability and a varied gameplay! 

+4 Curio cards in our hands!
+4 Curio cards in our hands!

A great mention of Mysthea: The Fall!

Most of you know Rahdo and probably you watched his rundowns of Icaion and The Fall. Today he also published his "May Round Up" in which he gives an amazing overview of Mysthea: The Fall. We believe that he really nailed everything that makes The Fall unique, so go check it out if you want to listen to what he has to say! You can find his new video here (segment starts at 44:56).

SSG: 400 BGG subscribers among us!

You did an amazing job in spreading the word: now we have 400 subscribers in BGG, great job, folks! Now our gift to you is seven incredible mobile wallpapers

By unlocking this Social Stretch Goal Travis Anderson's astonishing artworks will be always inside your pocket! Really soon we will share with all of you the links to the 7 mobile wallpapers with different formats and resolutions!

Yessss!!!
Yessss!!!

Next SSG: 500 BGG Fans! 

We are extremely close to also unlock the desktop wallpaper as well! So, if you haven't already, become a BGG fan! We are less than 50 fans away from this SSG!

TG