BOARD GAME – Legion: The Siberian Story

Our unique board game will transport you to Siberia in the midst of the Russian Civil War. The Czechoslovak legionnaires are trying to get home; the Reds and the Whites are fighting for dominion over Russia; and local militias are struggling for survival.

Author: Rolling Group

What? LOCATIONS and PLOTS!

Apr 10, 2021

22 days! That is the time that remains in our campaign, and we only need 40% more to meet our goals! Thank you all for your support.

In the meantime, we have presented quite a lot of things already: details on the game in the Dohráno podcast, the campaign plan, the rules, and we also launched the signup for online playthroughs, as well as a Discord server a and presented character cards

Today we’ll look at our Plot and Location cards. Before we do that, though, we just want to answer some FAQs. First off: the game is still being developed and the point of the crowdfunding is to allows us to finish it. That means finalize the graphic art, make all the cards, print the components. All these things cost some money: we cannot make the graphic art for 300 cards through volunteer work. That’s why we are using HitHit, so that we can get the game done.

Secondly: The game is not our full-time job and never will be. All of the team members have their day jobs or study full-time and we work on the game in our free time. We’re not trying to get rich with the game. We’re making Legion because it makes us happy and because we love games and the history of the Legions. The budget also reflects that: half of all out profits (whatever is left after we cover the costs) will go to the Czechoslovak Legionnaire Association and the Rolling Association.

Now, to the cards. Let’s start with the LOCATIONS!

Locations can have three difficulty levels: first, second, and a special final location, the Destination.

Every round takes place at a new Location. The last Location must be drawn from the Destination pack. The player who ends up with the lowest number of points at the end of the third day (round) picks this last location from the pack.

The first two rounds are at first level Locations, the third and fourth and second level Locations. The fifth round takes place at the final Destination. 

What do the Locations look like and what makes them special? 

Every location sets up the atmosphere for the upcoming round. It contains a difficulty rating and some victory points, as well as special effect that’s described on the card. Some Locations take place at night, which means you deploy characters to squad in secret, with your cards covered. Other Locations wound your characters with a cruel blizzard or let them rest in the peace of a monastery rather than hurry after Plots. You can find yourselves at a marketplace, in the middle of the woods, by a mass grave, in a storm, or at a railway station. Every day brings a new challenge!

Then we have the PLOT cards!

The plots let you fight with sword or pistol, make speeches at funerals, reveal secret dispatches, or get involved in the opium trade. When resolving a Plot, you need to think tactically, find allies in other fractions or bribe other players. Plots let you win victory points.

They can be competitive or cooperative.

In a competitive plot, players battle against one another, trying to get the strongest squad at the plot.

In a cooperative Plot, players collaborate on overcoming the problem presented by the Plot. Every cooperative Plot has a difficulty number that you need to exceed. 

There are over 50 Plots in the game. Your players sometimes need combat skills to take part in a plot, at other times thay may use their charm or cunning. 

The reward for resolving Plots is victory points. Many Plots also contain special effects: Some wound your characters, while others give you a tactical advantage. 

Whoever wins the most plots in a round controls the Location and its victory points.

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  • 32 I want to support you!

    I don’t want a big expense, but I like what you’re doing. We are very grateful and will send you a custom wallpaper as a thank you.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 5
  • 190 I want to play already!

    One full game with a signed draft letter. ENJOY!

    –  PICK IT UP IN PRAGUE

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 40
  • 210 I want to play already and get it delivered

    We will send you a full game package, shipping and delivery included.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 49
  • 37 I want to share!

    You’ll get two games, shipping and delivery included.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 80
  • 9 from 10 Sleeping in the Legionary train

    In cooperation with the Czechoslovak Legionnaires' Association, we also offer a special reward: the possibility of sleeping in the LEGIONARY TRAIN during its summer stay in Prague.

    We will prepare two dates for you during the holidays, which you will be able to choose. Arrive by 18:00, you will have a dinner and then you will spend the night in the train.  
    You will get a complete game pack as well! 

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 150
  • Sold out!! I want to be in the game!

    You’ll get a full game package, and your face will forever adorn one of our cards. Shipping and delivery included.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 170
  • 2 from 15 I want to be in the game! (vol. 2)

    You’ll get  a full game package, and your face will forever adorn one of our cards. Shipping and delivery included.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 170
  • 10 from 10 The special EDITION

    You will receive a unique version of the game in a handmade wooden box, which was created by Maty (https://matymoves.com/) only in a limited number for Legion: Siberian Journey.

    The price includes postage and packing.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 200
  • Sold out!! I REALLY want to be in the game!

    You’ll get a full game package. You will also get the chance to tell us something about a character that the game really needs. They might be your relative or somebody else. We will design their card together over a video call. Shipping and delivery included.
     

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 305
  • 2 from 5 I REALLY want to be in the game! (vol. 2)

    You’ll get  a full game package. You will also get the chance to tell us something about a character that the game really needs. They might be your relative or somebody else.  We will design their card together over a video call. Shipping and delivery included.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 305
  • 3 from 5 I want to come and meet you!

    We’ll spend a day in Prague with you. We’ll take a tour through the most important legionnaire-related sights, show you important documents and period equipment, play the game, and enjoy some good food and drink that fits the setting.

    And of course, you’ll get the full game.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 570
  • 2 from 3 I want to be the PRESIDENT!

    You will help us raise awareness about the Legions and their history and we will be immensely grateful to you. We will put your name and photo on our website and all game materials.

    You’ll get TWO full game packages.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 950