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:

Almost over, upgraded creator and artwork pledges!
6 months ago – Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:13:14 AM

Thank you all so much for helping bring Nightlancer so far! We're nearly at stretch goal 3 and there's still another day to go!

With so many awesome backers I'd really love if more if you could become part of the project with the CREATOR, CONTACT, ANTAGONIST and NIGHTLANCER pledges! Remembering this campaign and all your support every time I'm playing Nightlancer would be really special to me!

So what I'm going to do is for all of those pledge levels you will now also get the Nightlancer art book and a poster!

Not too late for a bonus vinyl sticker, and here's some of the team!
6 months ago – Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 07:04:35 PM

166% funded and still 2 more days to go! Stretch goal 3 and the extra mission cards are well within reach!

There's still time to get a bonus vinyl Nightlancer sticker with your rewards if you increase your pledge now.

I've been looking through some of my old pictures from playtesting and demo games (you can see them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) and looking back at all the people who have helped out getting Nightlancer this far.

Running demo games for a weekend on your own is exhausting so I've been really fortunate to have friends who have helped run demos with me.

Andrew at Dragonmeet 2019
Dillon at UKGE 2019

I was at UKGE 2018 and Matt helped me that year but he managed to escape the pictures! But he does show his face as he also helped out with the playthrough video on the project page!

Dave helping at UKGE 2017 with the old prototype

Anyway, these guys have been awesome and I couldn't have gotten this far without their help!

UKGE 2020 has been pushed back to August, hopefully it wont be delayed again and I'll be able to meet some of you there!

An Additional Antagonist - stretch goal 3
6 months ago – Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 02:11:55 AM

We've hit stretch goal 2! Awesome thanks to all of you for your support this is incredible!

We've got 5 more days so I think if you can help out just sharing the campaign we could even make it to stretch goal 3!

Stretch goal 3 will add extra missions (all backers will get a vote on the missions they want included) and it will also feature a whole extra Antagonist option! This is doubly important for those of you who are backing at the Antagonist level

I've got a few ideas for the new Antagonist option but I'd be happy to work with suggestions! Do you like one of these or do you have an idea of your own?

Assimilatex observer - integrated with the corporate drone network to oversee security, the observer does not see themselves as human. They exist as the hub of a network of sensors and information, drawing no crucial distinction between their peripherals whether it's a flesh&blood arm or a remote controlled drone.

Singularity watcher - this street gang draws people into a collective mindset to be part of one joint mind. Members avoids direct conflict, instead preferring to use superior technical skills to misdirect their opponents. They use hacking and drones as their primary form of defense.

Peace Overseer - as part of the integrated control network of the Peace Bureau, the Overseer is witness to even more obscure parts of "real life" that the Peace Bureau do not normally acknowledge. In the inner city they can destroy individual freedoms with a thoughts, in the slums they constantly face the limited power of the authorities.

The Nightlancer pledge
6 months ago – Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 08:15:50 PM

The Nightlancer pledge is there for anyone who really wants to make a huge difference to the Nightlancer campaign - and means they will be immortalised in the artwork as an entire extra playable Nightlancer!

One of these has been taken, there is still potential for another three!

I have a few character concepts that I could include as these additional Nightlancers - but if you back at this level I'll work with you to make the character you want in the game!

Controller - The Controller has a neural  implant that allows them to control a drone with their thoughts. The drone has multiple equipment options to give them added flexibility!

Body Hacker - The Body Hacker is a committed body-modder, performing major surgery on themselves! They can implant cybernetics at lower cost.

Biological - The Biological is a Nightlancer that eschews cybernetic implants.  They are devoted to their natural body and idealistically strive to keep  it intact.

Cleaner - The Cleaner is the expert in covering up messes and avoiding trouble. When another Nightlancer would leave a trail, the Cleaner passes unnoticed.

Skater - The Skater  is nimble and fast-moving. They move fast, talk fast and react fast.  Always on the roll, they're somewhat fragile if only you could track  them down.

Heavy - The Heavy is a  powerful, imposing figure used to crushing their way through obstacles with strength and intimidation even if it means drawing more  attention.

Last week

We're fully funded, on the verge of stretch goal 2 and still with a week to go! I'm going to be working hard all week to try to get to stretch goal 3 (or even 4)! If you can spare a moment to share the campaign on social media or recommend it to someone that would really help.

Vinyl stickers are added as a bonus for any backers who helps make this last week awesome and increases their pledge, and for any new backers!

Nightlancer miniatures practicality
6 months ago – Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 11:55:07 PM

Hello Nightlancers

Because so many have been curious about it, I've asked the questions and worked out the practicality of producing miniatures for Nightlancer. It would be very cool and I'd really love to include them!

Unfortunately the costs to produce the miniatures affordably are significant -  put it this way they're more than the entire current funding level between modelling, tooling and production costs!

Now I'm glad I did look into this. I'd definitely love to produce some Nightlancer miniatures some day and now I know exactly what it will take. But this isn't the right time for it. You will be the first to know when I'm preparing to produce miniatures to go with Nightlancer!