Warforged: Q&A with Reforged Studio
Reforged Studio’s Creative Director Andy Chambers and CCO Tuomas Pirinen took some time off their busy schedules to answer a few questions about the upcoming tabletop game, Warforged: First Contact.
Q: How did the initial idea of the miniatures game come about?
A: We were (and are) working on the digital game as well and we’ve used physical miniatures for testing out ideas all the time. So one day we said: wouldn’t it be awesome if we could play these games with custom-made models? We did a few quick tests, and everyone loved them. So then we decided to start looking for partners to bring the game into reality.
Q: How did you end up joining forces with the Ninja Division and Demigods studio?
A: Andy Chambers, the creative director of the project is also a part time espionage expert and he had acquired some revealing photos on the Ninja Division head honcho, John Cadice… No, seriously, Andy met the good folks of Ninja Division and Sodapop Miniatures in a games convention, and there just was an immediate rapport and synergy. After we saw some stunning artwork by Demigods Studio, we roped the, in with promises of glory and rum.
Q: What gameplay feature are you most proud of?
A: I really like the way the dice are used in this game. Instead of players having to remember complex special rules and exceptions, whenever you roll “SPECIAL” result on a dice, you simply refer to the character card of the model you are using and trigger its special power. More powerful models roll multiple dice, increasing the chance of rolling the “SPECIAL” result. The flavor and depth of the characters really comes alive from these special powers.
Q: What has been the best thing about this project thus far?
A: Working with the concept artists for sure. You do not get a chance to create a new world from a scratch that often, and bringing the alien Mantra, the merciless Iron Legion and the wild Uprising to life via art.
Q: Can you give us some sneak peeks to look at?
A: Of course! This here is the concept art sketch of Commander Kara of the IX Expeditionary Force of the Iron Legion. As you can see, she is a lady who means business. In the game, she unfurls the legendary banner Oriflamme. If she carries and charges into battle., there are very few opponents who can survive.