Aether Captains is a steampunk themed, scenario-based, asymmetric board game for 1-5 players.
One player commands the mighty naval zeppelins of the Grand Compact: Dauntless and Dominion. As Commander, you have been tasked by the Emperor to defend the Grand Compact and Arkady from the merciless sky pirates. With your staunch crew of steam welders, engineers, navigators and gunners, you fly with honor to confront the pirates threatening Arkady.
The remaining players command waves of attacking sky pirates, each with their own unique objectives which may pit them against any player when it results in the greatest profit for themselves. Infamous and feared, you have risen through the cutthroat cadres to become a War Captain. You swear to never rest until you control the skies and the Grand Compact falls!
Aether Captains will be offered on Kickstarter in the near future.
Arkady is divided into three regions. The South is home to the Grand Compact and its allies. Nomadic tribes of weapon makers live in the North. In the West, Air Pirates have their bases and supply depots.
The Grand Compact is made up of ten powerful city-states. Some city-states are centers of learning and study; others are industrial hubs for Arkady. While ruled by the Emperor, there exist several classes of nobles and commoners. It is, however, an egalitarian society with men and women from all strata serving equally in His Majesty’s Aethernavy as well as employed in all other forms of work.
The Grand Council was established by the Emperor in the Grand Compact’s founding years. The purpose of the Council is to distribute the more quotidian duties of the Emperor into the hands of the city-states that make up the nation. They are responsible for the general health, wellness and prosperity of the Grand Compact.
The Grand Council has a representative from each of the 10 city-states and, while it does not convene on a regular schedule to make decisions, it is held responsible as a whole for the general prosperity of the land. Within the council there are several positions of honor that are held by those most suited and devoted to the Council’s tenants.
The Federation of Air Pirates is ruled by an ever-changing lineup of Pirate Bosses from the remote Black Canyon, a location that shifts as often as the leadership of the Federation. The Air Pirates are a constant menace to the free peoples of Arkady. Their ranks are filled with slavers, black marketers, and disgraced engineers. Most Pirate Captains are law unto themselves and rule their ships as tiny kingdoms, using Revenants as shock troops to keep crew and slaves in line as well as to harry the zeppelins of the Grand Compact.
Ninja Division is excited to bring this experience to players! Keep your eyes on ninjadivision.com for updates on Aether Captains and everything else we have in store!