At long last, our fantasy of playing adventures in this particular fantasy world will soon become reality. Come Winter 2019, there will be a new board game set in the wonderful world of The Elder Scrolls, dubbed The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms.
The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms is a tabletop miniatures game developed by Modiphius Entertainment that takes place in Tamriel, the sprawling world created by Bethesda for their critically-acclaimed fantasy RPG franchise.
In keeping with the adventurous spirit of the video games, Call to Arms puts you in the shoes of several heroes from the Elder Scrolls mythos to delve draugr-infested dungeons and the like, scouring their nooks and crannies for treasure after besting the baddies that reside within.
What sets this game apart from the single-player-oriented gameplay of the video games, however, is that you can play this either Solo, or as a Two Player mode. Also, this seems to be a more linear, combat-heavy game, as opposed to the open-world, story-heavy game we’ve grown accustomed to. But that shouldn’t detract from the skull-bashing fun one can have in this game.
The tabletop game features high-quality 32mm resin miniatures, complete with custom bases. These will be detailed enough to keep even the most experienced miniature painters among you busy once it releases.
While this ain’t The Elder Scrolls VI, this should be a rather welcome distraction for the hungry Elder Scrolls fanbase.
The Elder Scrolls: Call to Arms is slated for a winter release. No exact dates have been announced as of yet (we’re certain Bethesda will talk about it more at E3 2019). However, Modiphius has plans to release a Two Player starter set as part of the first wave of releases.
Down the pipeline there are plans to release “more races and characters from across the Elder Scrolls stories”, as well as expansions set in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls Online and more.
For now, at least, there is a promo launch you can preorder from the Modiphius online store called Dragonborn Triumphant, which features a limited-edition 32mm-scale resin miniature version of the iconic Dragonborn of Skyrim.
According to the product page, there will be no game mechanics for the full game itself, but there will be rules on how to incorporate the Dragonborn into a Two Player scenario once the full game releases.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.