In the far future, virtual reality takes a leap forward. No longer do you merely enter into the body of your hero avatar. You immerse into their mind as well. You don’t simply look like Annie Oakley when your team enters the Worldspanner Games. You ARE Annie Oakley.
Worldspanner Factions (WSF) is a unique blend of tactics, adventure, and resource management. It is both a competitive team game and an epic sixty-mission solo/co-op campaign.
There’s constantly shifting tactical combat, but it won’t directly win you the contest. Only wise resource management grants victory.
There’s worker placement, but your workers can be eaten.
There’s storytelling without reading. There’s min-maxing without limited combos.
It’s a contest where a druid, a princess, an alien, and a hundred other heroes team up to make their mark on the world, under your direction.
Factions is also mod heaven, a game system designed to assimilate other universes, other genres, and other characters of your own crafting. And your creations can become canon.
In the team game, you build a beautiful map and split players into two teams.
Each team recruits a company of eight heroes from across time, genre, and universe.
Your heroes attempt to find favor with the nine faction houses by handling quests and tasks, from the humble labors of Green Vale to the elite interests of Crown District and the diabolical plans of Dreadmark.
Helpful heroes gain resources such as gold, boosts, and equipment for their labors. Use these resources to your team’s greatest benefit.
But the enemy heroes will be nearby, and they can make life hazardous for your hard-working heroes. They may be armed, they may have nasty pets, or they might be terrifying all on their own.
The campaign is the crown jewel of Factions. You take on the role of Coach over a professional team of athletes that compete in the Worldspanner Games in the far future.
You are hired to train up a new team of twelve athletes who immerse body and mind into the archetypal heroes of the arena. The new team is called Dropkick, and your employers have great hopes for its success.
The question is, can you as Coach deliver?
Take your team through a branching storyline with major after-effects for every hard decision you must make. You will end up tested like a coach, managing your relationship with your employers, engaging with each athlete’s personality, upholding team morale and cohesion, all the while trying to survive in the arena against a pile of uglies.
Enjoy a deep progression model where your coaching, your relationships, and the skill of each athlete builds in effectiveness along multiple paths.
And that’s just the start of the five-Act epic that will take you and your athletes far beyond what you expected.
Factions Sets 1-3 are loaded with content:
107 playable heroes from every age, genre, and universe.
42 brutal campaign foes.
180 useful treasures, each unique, from weapons to pets to gadgets to rides, and more.
37 interlocking map pieces, making for 17.1 billion possible map designs.
Factions is the grand successor to Duel of Ages and Duel of Ages II, winners of 29 board game awards.
Find more details on this website and in the Factions FAQ video series on YouTube.