A lightweight, tactical tabletop RPG set in a fantasy world's World War II
This fast-playing tabletop RPG is about dangerous missions in a high fantasy world’s World War II. The game debuts on Kickstarter on November 5th. Lightning War uses a fast-playing, rules-light system designed for highly tactical, mission-based scenarios.
The game is set in a fantasy world full of whimsical spirits and fearsome monsters, threatened by an ancient, reincarnating Dark Lord. When three of the world’s most powerful nations are swayed towards fascism and evil, everyday people are thrown into the front lines of a deadly conflict that will change the world forever.
Lightning War plays like a tabletop version of X-COM, with drama! Each player controls a small team of soldiers. Together, all of the players’ teams form a single squad, which has to work together to overcome the dangerous missions created by the GM. Every life-or-death decision becomes a chance for heated roleplay. Your squad’s hotshot Arcanist wants to rescue the wounded scout, but can the officer afford to take that risk?
Ben Sandfelder is a writer/game developer from Atlanta, Georgia. He’s written a handful of D&D 5E products on DM’s Guild, but Lightning War is his Kickstarter debut.
You can learn more about Ben on his professional website: https://www.games-ink.com/
For more information about Lightning War, check out the Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mistersandman/lightning-war