Game On: Dragon Dice- Swamp Stalkers (reprint)
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Swamp Stalkers was made by a company called SFR, Inc, they are a “small but growing company that focuses on unique, unusual, and innovative games not generally produced by larger, mass market companies". SFR was founded in 1999 by a group of committed gamers with extensive experience in business and the gaming industry. Dragon Dice is a highly successful game that they produced in 1995 and they have expanded the game with new concepts and releases.
SFR released their reprint of Dragon Dice on Kickstarter on July 19, 2018. Their campaign was very successful and within 24 hours they were 70% funded. SFR announced that their new game had a new Deadlands Terrains section and that there were updates rules to this new version. They released a Swamp Fever tier that had been sought after by backers so that they could get new swamp stalker kickers. By July 20 their campaign was fully funded and they started reaching for stretch goals. By August 15, 2018 the campaign had raised $37,454 for the printing of their game.
The storyline behind the swamp stalkers is that in the Marshes of Esfa an evil force returns. “From the fetid swamps of Esfah, the Swamp Stalkers slithered into the battles that raged in the land. Fearsome mutants created by Death from other races, these creatures of Water and Death bring powerful melee troops and the magic of death and decay with them. Jagged swords, hurled forks, and reptilian eyes abound as these foul abominations roam your battlefields. Can you harness the horror of these swamp troops and their allied monsters to roll to victory in Esfah?” Players are able to command an army, control the elements, and summon mighty dragons.
“Dragon Dice is a collectable dice game for 2 or more players. Originally made famous in 1995 by TSR, Dragon Dice has continued to expand and evolve under the reign of SFR inc. and currently offers a large range of truly exceptional dice to be used with its innovative tactical game system. The Swamp Stalkers are one of Dragon Dice's most loved races. Out of print since 2007, the player community chanted for their return and the gods of Esfah.” To find out more about Swamp Stalkers please visit the links below.
Suggested Players: 2+
Suggested Play Time: N/A
Suggested Age: 12+
Included in the box:
One 4- health monster die
One 3-health large die
two 2-health medium dice
four 1-health small dice
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: July 19, 2018
Ship Date: August 2019