Remember that dice-based minigame, War, in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that you may have accidentally spent a third of your 40-hour playthrough on? Yes, it is officially getting a physical tabletop version.
Dicebreaker reports that developer Ubisoft has partnered with pop culture collectibles producer PureArts to develop and publish the physical version of Orlog, which is expected somewhere in 2021.
For the uninitiated, Orlog is played like a typical game of dice between two players. Players take turns rolling a handful of six-sided dice with sporting axes, arrows, helmets, and shields. These roles represent the types of attacks or blocks (melee or distance) that one can inflict or prevent their enemy. Several small stones represent the total health of the player. The first person to drop to zero loses the game.
Of course, there are other aspects that make Orlog so much more attractive, such as generating resource tokens to give players an advantage in their attack or blocking, or even stealing resource tokens to turn the tide in their favor.
Interestingly, although Orlog is portrayed as a game set during the time of the Viking invasion of England, Ubisoft admits that the game is actually a fictional concoction of what the Vikings would have enjoyed at the time. There was actually little realistic evidence to suggest exactly what the Vikings were playing back then, which is why the developers came up with Orlog to imagine how they would have spent their free time.
“We always wanted the aspect of the powers of the gods to affect it in some way, so in that version it was a face on the die that represented a god type,” said Benoit Richer, Ubisoft’s co-development game director, in an interview. with Dicebreaker. “The goal for that was to roll multiple faces of that god to have an effect.”
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Regardless of whether Orlog was real or not, the fact that it’s getting a physical release is sure to please Assassin’s Creed Valhalla fans.
Now that Orlog is getting a physical release, how about CD Projekt Red to make it popular all the time Gwent card game of The Witcher 3 also a physical version?
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds in 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 like “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile” because he never stops thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.
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