You stand before Velkan the White, the world's most powerful archmage.
"Welcome, heroes," he says. "You have been chosen to defend the weak and to battle the darkness. You now serve the forces of the Light." Velkan chants arcane words whispered softly, and suddenly your bodies envelope in harmless blue flames.
"Now you bear the Mark of the Light, and with it no mundane weapon shall ever truly slay you. For should you fall in combat, your body shall disappear and your life force shall wander ghostlike until you are able to resurrect yourself before an altar of the Glorious Light."
"Are we immortal?" you ask.
"Not entirely, no. Stay alive at all costs when the strongest servants of the Evil Keeper appear . . . those rare few bearing the Mark of Darkness. For to fall before these most powerful of fiends is to perish forevermore. Now go, heroes. Protect the land! Find the servants of evil and destroy them!"
Øone's Venture, Venture for short, is a fast, simple game of dungeon adventuring, where brave heroes undergo a quest to foil the schemes of the Evil Keeper.
The heroes adventure in a deadly dungeon, where lurks a formidable Servant of the Darkness, otherwise known as a Boss. Heroes must locate and do away with this villain, but each time a hero falls in battle, rests at a shrine, or acquires treasure, they only empower the Servant of the Darkness who waits for them at dungeon's end.
Venture is suited for 2-5 players. Sessions last an average of 60-120 min. depending upon the quest.
Venture (Virtual) Box Content
Rulebook and Quest sheets: A richly illustrated full-color rulebook with plenty of examples and images to help you understand the game. You get also ten quests to play right out of the box.
Heroes Sheets and Monsters Sheets: Four heroes sheets and five monsters sheets containing vital information about the characters of the game.
Game Tiles and Decks Board: Six big (9"x9") tiles you can assemble in different configurations to build deadly dungeons. The Decks Board is very useful to keep track of the four decks you need to play the game.
Evil Keeper Screen: A gorgeous three-panel screen the Evil Keeper must use to hide away vital information from heroes. The screen also displays useful information on its back side.
Regular Counters and Travelmate Counters: The game has counters to indicate hit points, traps, and essences. Furthermore, the Travelmate counters allow you to play the game without any paper models or miniatures.
Cards: You get a set of 94 illustrated cards; they allow you to keep track of the initiative, cast spells, use equipment, and play events.
Paper Models: The game includes a set of beautiful and easy-to-build paper models which will give it the third dimension and will make your game look awesome. The paper models include open doors, closed doors, shrine, tables, bookshelves, tombs, and chests.
Paper Miniatures: A set of twelve different paper miniatures will add depth to the game, including 1 fighter, 1 wizard, 1 barbarian, 1 thief, 14 kobolds, 14 Orcs, 14 Skeletons, 14 Zombies, 14 Ogres, 1 Evil Mage, 1 Death Knight, 1 Chaos Fighter.
Bonus Materials: A buildable full-color box to store your game and dice stickers. Be aware that the box must be printed in a print server because it exceeds the size of a normal US letter sheet.
Note: You will need six-sided dice of various colors to play this game: an average of 10 green dice, 5 blue dice, and 4 red dice.
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Written by Mario Barbati