San Diego, CA (January 7, 2019) — Renegade Game Studios™ is excited to announce Proving Grounds, the first title in the Solo Hero Series! In this single-player game by experienced designer Kane Klenko (FUSE, Flatline), read the story of Maia Strongheart and recreate her extraordinary battle! Immerse yourself in this fantastical world written by Monica Valentinelli and illustrated by Matthew Dobrich!
You can find this title on game shelves beginning in April 2019. Pre-order from your Friendly Local Game Store now or through the Renegade Store.
Maia Strongheart stands alone against the world. A cabal of conspirators has framed her for the death of her own mother, the Sun Queen, and they intend to usurp the throne from her family. To prove her own innocence and reclaim her birthright, Maia must step into the Proving Grounds to complete a trial that will stretch her combat skills to the limit. Will the Wizened’s chosen daughter vanquish her foes in the arena? Or will she be overwhelmed by the conspirators and their evil aspirations?
Proving Grounds is a real-time solitaire dice game from the creator of FUSE and Flatline. It merges narrative and gameplay in a brand-new way. In this box, you will find a novella, Only the Strongest Has the Heart of a Wizened Queen, written by Monica Valentinelli. This sweeping story sets the stage for the events of the game. Read the story of Maia Strongheart as she fights to ascend to the Sun Throne. Then, recreate her extraordinary battle!
If you’ve never played a solo game before, this is a great place to start. There is a training game and six different gameplay modules. Once you’ve learned the basics, add a single module or mix and match to your tastes. If you’re feeling truly adventurous, put them all together for a true test of your gladiatorial combat skills!
North America Release Date: April 2019
Number of Players: 1
For Ages: 10+
Playing Time: 30-45 min
Game Type: Real time, Solo, Dice
1 Encounter Board
30 Enemy Cards
1 Health Marker
6 Battle Markers
14 Attack Dice
1 Dragonling Die
1 Dragonling Token
19 Chariot Cards
15 Inspiration Cards
6 Shield Tokens
6 Conspirator Cards
1 Sun and Moon Dial (with plastic rivet)
1 Reference Card
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