Back in late October 2020, we reported that distinguished former Blizzard Entertainment developer Chris Metzen is switching the industry a bit and was going to produce pen&paper RPGs. As a result, he founded a studio called Warchief Gaming, got down to business, and now we finally got to know some interesting details about his latest project - Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent. An announcement video with the first concept art and Metzen's commentary has appeared online.
The above-mentioned campaign is developed on the rules of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. On April 20, it will hit Kickstarter, where you can support it with a donation. The first installment of the adventure, Worldbook: Lawbrand, will take us to the title dimension in the world of Faerun, which is made up of a group of trading cities in the midst of another industrial revolution. Here is how some of these metropolises look like.
Metzen is assisted at the helm by Ryan Collins, a man who also has a past at Blizzard. He worked there as a designer, e.g. on Hearthstone, where he dealt mainly with the narrative, that is, developing the so-called adventures (set in the WarCraft universe). He definitely has experience when it comes to creating fantasy worlds, although obviously not on such a scale as in the case of Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent. But what will come out of it? We'll know more in April when the project hits Kickstarter.
- Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent - official website