Nightlancer begins

Created by Joseph Norris

Fight to survive as society tears itself apart in this cyberpunk dystopian board game.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Nightlancer cards nearly complete - Nightlancer RPG now with custom dice roller
2 months ago – Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 12:53:22 PM

Hello Nightlancers!

Final development

The new Nightlancers have all been extensively put to the test. Balance issues have been found and fixed to bring them in line with the original eight Nightlancers and offer their own unique challenge. Their stories and personalities have also been fleshed out completely, giving added depth to the experience of playing them.

Final artwork

Work continues on the final card designs and they are nearly all complete. The Nightlancer art book is also well under way!

 I was hoping to be going to print by now, but progress has been disrupted by the lock-downs we all face. Work has not gone as quickly as it could have otherwise and there is still more work to do before it will be time to send everything to the printer. I know no-one wants this news and I share your frustration.

I'm really pleased with these renders of the artwork, it's exciting to see them even in this form and I can't wait to hold the real thing in my hands after so much work!

Nightlancer RPG

Play-testing continues on the Nightlancer RPG and I run an ongoing campaign every other week with Roll20 and voice chat. I'm really pleased with how the system is working as the crew advance, improve, and take the story in their own direction for better or worse.

I've added a custom dice roller to the Roll20 environment which makes the unique dice really easy to use. I was surprised at how easy these are to make, all thanks to the Roll20 community!

If you'd like to know more about the Nightlancer RPG, or even play it yourself, you can find out more on the Nightlancer discord:

https://discord.gg/66EKGQj

The next game will be on 2nd October at 19:30 BST.


Thank you

Joseph

Illustrations complete! Nightlancer RPG playtesting!
4 months ago – Wed, Aug 05, 2020 at 01:19:49 AM

Hello Nightlancers!

I'm really pleased to be able to tell you the illustrations for Nightlancer are now all completed! The final graphics and card composition are on their way as well and being prepared for the printer, when everything is complete production will begin!

Nightlancers

Many thanks to the super-pledge Nightlancer backers, as there are now 10 Nightlancers in the core game instead of 8! The limited edition game will of course have all 12.

Limited edition: Cerberus, Mongoose - Standard edition: Marid, Ward, Rakshasa, Divale, Dare, Autospook, Dead Zer0, Raze, Hail, Chenji

Antagonists

Peace Officer, Special Peace Officer, Meathooks shockpack, Assimlatex controller, Mongrels gang, Harmony shockpack, Rivets gang, Applied Peace Officer, Electratech security, Pharmasynth security

Contacts

The 15 unique contacts you can call on for favours or interference throughout the game!

 Nightlancer board game playtesting

The two additional character have now been tested and balanced against the original 8 and everything is looking good! I will continue to run tests on each gameplay type to make sure nothing has been disturbed by them but I see no problems here.

Nightlancer RPG playtesting

Playtesting for the Nightlancer RPG has gone great with the mechanics working well even in this first ever campaign. Streamlining and adaptation are happening quickly at these formative stages to improve the system constantly.

Starting from penniless punks, the wannabe-Nightlancers have faced their trial by fire of a few dirty missions to establish themselves (with only one permanent head injury). They've been beaten up in the RockBlock fighting ring, survived encounters with the Mongrels and Rivets gangs and run from Peace Officers.

Soon they will face the darkest depths of the Nightlancer world, tangle with serious organised crime, and meet opposition that make their challenges so far seem like the world is run by a malicious intelligence that was just toying with them to test their limits.

The Nightlancer RPG is built from the ground up to offer fast-paced and streamlined cyberpunk gameplay. Tactical mechanics are focused on the decisions that are actually important, intended to avoid pointless micro-managing of trivial details and allow all character roles to play an important part and avoid players not being able to take part in a scene.

If you're interested in trying out the Nightlancer RPG or want to find out more about it join the Nightlancer Discord channel:

https://discord.gg/66EKGQj

Games are run using Zoom to talk and Roll20 for battle maps. The next game will be on 7/8/2020 at 19:30 BST and there are a couple of slots available. Games run every two weeks on a drop-in basis. The straightforward Quick Start Guide makes rolling up a starter character doable in the time it takes for a Nightlancer to apply first aid.

Thanks again for all your support!

Joseph

New art update - playtesting results - Nightlancer RPG
5 months ago – Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 02:29:24 PM

Hello Nightlancers!

I've got a load of completed artwork to show you, this makes over half of the remaining illustrations completed!

The Antagonists

Peace Officer, Meathooks shockpack, Assimilatex Observer, Mongrels ganger, Harmony shockpack, Rivets ganger

The Contacts

Patrol Officer, Entrepreneur, Escort, Face Man, Journalist, Peformer, Power Player, Black Bag Handler

Mongoose & Cerberus

Mongoose & Cerberus

New Nightlancer testing

While Manolis and Christos have been hard at work on the final art I've been running playtests with the two new Nightlancers to make sure they are tuned to the game balance (thanks once more to my Nightlancer-level super backers!). The Nano-Heretic brings many subtle and effective tricks to bear as long as their Resolve holds out to keep their Nanobots under control, while the Body Hacker is expert at recovering from new implants and their custom cyberware allows them to push their body to the absolute limit before they collapse.

Nightlancer RPG

When I can make time I'm developing my Nightlancer RPG. I will be running playtests organised through the Nightlancer Discord channel.

The Nightlancer RPG is designed from the ground up to be exciting and fun. It has fast paced cyberpunk gameplay taking inspiration from Cyberpunk 2020, Numenera, Starfinder, Savage Worlds and many more with a few special innovations of my own. The full game will have a huge diversity of character builds for all kinds of specialities from dirty street fighting to computer cracking and rabble rousing.

If you want to experience the Nightlancer world from the street view, or if you're an experienced GM and want to be part of developing a new cyberpunk RPG focused on a fast-paced and fun experience, let me know on the Discord!

Delivery target

The world situation is of course an ongoing concern and I am staying in touch with printing & fulfilment to stay ahead of any developments.

So far I see no reason to think I will not make my delivery target of December 2020, but this is an uncertain situation and I will I keep you informed of any changes that I am forced to make to the schedule.


Thanks again for all your support!

Joseph

Nightlancer antagonist artwork! Backerkit locks this week!
7 months ago – Thu, May 07, 2020 at 12:32:20 PM

Hello Nightlancers

Here's a line art preview of the first four of the Nightlancer antagonists!

Tell me if you can guess which four antagonists they are!

The rulebook and cards are also going through final design composition. While my artists are hard at work, I've designed the new Nightlancer characters and I'm running playtests to make sure the two additional Nightlancers are balanced with other eight!

I'll be locking Backerkit orders this week on the 8th at midnight BST. If you want to get additional copies, or want to add the cool art book or posters more awesome cyberpunk have your own copies of the awesome Nightlancer artwork in the art book or posters, make sure you add them to Backerkit soon! It's also very important that you include shipping details and payment details before then so I can ship your rewards to you!

https://nightlancer-begins.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Thanks for all your support!

Jo

Backerkit orders locking 8th May!
7 months ago – Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 02:55:40 AM

Hello Nightlancers!

I will be locking down Backerkit orders on the 8th of May (11 days from now) at midnight BST. Payment for shipping will be taken shortly afterwards.

Please note that you must answer the Backerkit survey by this time and provide a valid shipping address and payment details for your shipping cost, otherwise I will not be able to send your rewards!

If you haven't received the email from Backerkit check your spam folders. If you can't find an email from Backerkit, you can log in to your Backerkit account here to complete your survey:

https://nightlancer-begins.backerkit.com/

If you're unable to complete the survey still, feel free to get in touch and let me know and I will see if there's anything I can do to help. You can send me a message on here or in the Discord for Nightlancer:

https://discord.gg/qsMauNG

Thanks for your support!

Joseph