Kind folk, we have firm evidence that wizards have infiltrated us. Those who channel the eldritch forces through their body, mind, and soul – those who slowly lose their grasp on sanity and humanity have taken positions of power in our great country. They constructed towers from which to rule over the surrounding countryside and gathered minions by either creating them with foul enchantments or by corrupting their fellow citizens to guard their tower against intrusion.

Therefore, Be It Resolved

By order of Emperor Francis Joseph I, the country once again calls upon The Stygian Society in this dark time. You brave men and women are hereby charged with the task of keeping our Fair Austria free of these wizards. It is your goal to battle your way up the tower, encounter and defeat the wizard.

Contents

Stygian Society contains:

1

Rulebook

Full-color, fun-to-read rulebook. Find unformatted rules here.

1

Tower Board

Tower board comes with a tower and crypt to assemble.

1

Status Board

All the tracker tokens will belong on this board.

36

Sheets

This includes hero sheets, mid boss sheets, wizard sheets, lower floor sheets, and upper floor sheets.

30

Wood Hero Cubes

10 white, 10 blue, and 10 green cubes.

30

Wood Enemy Cubes

10 black, 10 red, and 10 yellow.

165

Cards

60 hero cards – 15 for each hero, 30 chest cards, 20 lower floor treasure cards, 20 upper floor treasure cards, 19 enemy cards, and 16 status cards – 4 for each hero.

57

Tracking Tokens

4 crypt pieces, 1 max team wounds marker, 1 current team wounds marker, 1 needed xp marker, 1 current xp marker, 1 peril marker, 1 luck marker, 1 tower floor marker, 28 wound tokens, and 18 enemy tokens.

Description

The Stygian Society is a co-operative cube tower, dungeon crawl. Heroes work together to climb the cube tower; eliminating enemies as they work their way to the top and to the tower’s master.

Players take on roles of different heroes, all fighting their way up the wizard’s tower one floor at a time.

Instead of rolling dice to defeat enemies, players drop cubes into the tower. The cubes are dependent on which skills the player has selected for the hero.

Cubes are also dropped into the tower for the enemies they are battling.

Players perform actions for themselves and their enemies as cubes fall out of the tower. Cubes may fall directly down, or become dislodged only to fall out on a future turn. Some cubes may even fall into the crypt, where they will count double.

Beware of the mini-boss and wizard on the tower’s third and sixth floors!

If your heroes take too long to defeat enemies or receive too many wounds, the wizard may take the win. However! If the players defeat the wizard on the top level of the cube tower- you immediately win!

Designer and Artists

Kevin Wilson from USA is a game designer and game component developer who is known for designing games for Fantasy Flight Games. He previously worked for Alderac Entertainment Group and has a degree in artificial intelligence from the University of California, Berkeley. He first got into gaming with a Dungeons & Dragons box set at the age of 8. Bruno Faidutti has been one of his favorite game designers. Kevin’s notable earlier game on dungeon crawl scene is Descent.

Stygian Society Artist Jacqui Davis

 

Jacqui (the Logic Fairy) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to the UK as a kid.

She currently lives and works in Lytham-St-Annes, which is great for walks through the woods or ambles along the estuary.

She has been producing art for children’s books and board games since 2012, after studying Animation at Staffordshire University. She enjoys painting everything from adorable animals to villainous wizards, bringing life to characters is something she has always been passionate about. When she’s not painting she enjoys keeping the creative mojo going by doing a spot of writing.

Players, Ages  & Time

The Stygian Society can be played by 1-4 players, ages 12+. It can be played in about 30 minutes per player.

  • 1-4 players

  • ages 12+

  • 30 minutes per player

The Stygian Society Kickstarter

The Stygian Society is live on Kickstarter until October 16th! Check it out here!

If you’d like we can notify you with updates!

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At long last, we’re very happy to unveil The Stygian Society, a cooperative dungeon crawl adventure game for 1-4 players by Kevin Wilson (Descent, Arkham Horror.) Players take the role…

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