On behalf of the campaign team, you’re invited to forge your narrative alongside players from around the globe in Animosity I: The Hallowed Necropolis! Built on a foundation of team-based strategy and storytelling, this 3-day worldwide map campaign will see your armies do battle to claim the lost holy city of Amasya and prove their worth in the eyes of the gods.
Both prospective and accomplished Narrative Event Organizers (NEOs) are welcome to run- and participate in- events of any size, at any venue, during the campaign weekend of May 31st to June 2nd, 2019. Don’t think you’ll be able to get a game in? Hobby projects and short stories created during the event will count as battle reports, allowing you to contribute to the war effort without even rolling any dice.
Here’s the bare bones: You (or other players in your local group!) contact us to become an #AnimosityI NEO. Thus verified, these NEO(s) will be responsible for submitting your group’s battle reports to our website during the campaign weekend. Then, you-the-players will be asked to choose a coalition to fight for, each of which is led by the figurehead whom mustered it.
Your choice of coalition and figurehead will give you access to unique allegiance abilities, traits, and artefacts. During the event, you will fight to capture map locations for your coalition using event-specific Battleplans and Time of War rules. Capturing locations on the map will earn you spoils, which you can then use to buy more traits, artefacts, and access an event-specific mechanic called “desperate measures”.
The campaign itself will be divided into three turns, one for each day of the event. At the end of each day, the #AnimosityI team will aggregate your battle reports, feed them into our campaign engine, and post an update to our website the following morning informing you of the map locations your coalition captured, defended, and lost. This update will also include a figurehead’s-eye-view of the ongoing narrative, giving you a look at how your actions are unfolding “on the ground”.
So, what does it all mean? It means YOU choose YOUR level of participation. #AnimosityI is being designed specifically to fit into the gaming you’re already doing. So, if you want to play a crazy three-day gaming marathon, have at it! But, if you just want to try some new Battleplans with your regular group, that’s fine too.
You see, that’s what makes a campaign an Animosity Campaign. If you submit just one battle report all weekend long, it could make difference which captures a location for your coalition. Every location your coalition captures is a step closer to claiming Amasya and winning the campaign. Whether or not your coalition achieves it goals will impact the story of Animosity II, III, and beyond. This is narrative play pushed to its limits, where every battle fought matters, and the actions you take shape history not yet written.
Going forward, the #AnimosityI event pack will drop in staggered updates (so make sure to check back every Friday night):
- March 22nd – Intro Narrative Pack
Enter the sacred tomb-city of Amasya, to which the eyes of the gods themselves are drawn. Discover how it was willfully lost to time, and how it may soon be reclaimed by your own hand. Explore the coalitions which now besiege the hallowed necropolis, and learn about the charismatic figureheads who lead them.
- March 29th – Intro Mechanics Pack
See how you can take part in the campaign, either as a player or a NEO. This update will outline how battles are reported to the campaign map, how spoils are earned and spent, how you’ll use desperate measures, and more.
- April 5th – NEO Registration + Press Pack + Figurehead Warscrolls + Map of Amasya
Let slip the dogs of war! You’ll be able to download promotional materials to share with your friends, club or local store, and sign up to be a NEO with Animosity. Furthermore, you’ll be able to download custom Warscrolls to represent your coalition’s Figureheads on the field of battle.
- April 12th – Complete Narrative Pack
In this update, the first engagements of the war will be revealed even as your army marches into battle. You will be able to explore the map locations in detail, review the unique allegiance abilities, traits and artefacts available to your coalition, and the desperate measures your Figurehead is willing to permit you.
- April 19th – Complete Mechanics Pack
This update will provide Battleplans and Time of War rules for your event, review how NEOs and their players will interact with the campaign engine, and provide a comprehensive FAQ. Questions? Comments? Let us know before the 19th so we can be sure to incorporate them!
- April 26th – Your War Stories
Submit your narrative and become legend! Tell us why your army is marching on Amasya and, if you’d like, we’ll post it up to the Animosity website. Better yet, show us your hobby projects as you’re preparing for battle! We’ll be accepting submissions until May 29th.
- May 3rd – Advanced NEO Pack
Want to run a continuous 3-day event? Want Scenery Warscrolls for the landmarks of Amasya? Want to make up your own desperate measures in the midst of battle? Want to muster a legion and count your casualties even as your characters develop new skills and acquire new toys before they tragically succumb to an infected wound between games? Then this is the pack for you!
- Don’t forget to tag your campaign-related social media #AnimosityI so we can find you!
That’s everything for now- but as you can see, there’s a lot more in the works! In addition to printable PDFs, all of the above content will be added to the website categories at the top of the page, making it easy for you to explore the Animosity universe. We may have set the stage, but this is your story to tell. We hope you’ll join us for the war to come.
Contact us directly: AnimosityCampaigns@gmail.com
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Find us on Twitter: @AnimosityCmpgns
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