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Nova Aetas: Dark Renaissance Tactical Game [relaunch]

A project in Rome, Italy by Ludus Magnus Studio LLC

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Nova Aetas is a co-operative board game inspired by tactical RPGs, mixing an innovative system of player activation and an original AI.
Backers: 388
Average Pledge Per Backer: $86

Funded: $33,261 of $40,000
Dates: Mar 4th -> Mar 27th (23 days)
Project By: Ludus Magnus Studio LLC
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Latest News

Hire new heroes

March 25th - via:
When you start to play, and at each time you hire a new hero, you need to create the hero profile; to do this you must follow the next steps: Class Choose one of the class available to your Free Company. The classes at your disposal are the four... (Read More)

Character - Centaur

March 23rd - via:
A new amazing model painted by Christian Battista. Resin model - WIP The Centaurs are the wildest of the Primaevis folks. They use their high mobility to stay away from melee and attack the enemies with their deadly bows. If engaged in close combat... (Read More)

Between Missions - Part 2

March 23rd - via:
Here is the second update about the “between mission” phase. Today we will see more in detail the services available to the heroes when they arrive in a residenzial area.   Market place – Each town has his marke, a place where the heroes can... (Read More)

Between Missions - Part 1

March 22nd - via:
Today we are going to explain you another major feature of Nova Aetas: the "Between Missions Phase". When our heroes return from the field of battle, they can undertake a series of activities before throw themself into the fray. These tasks happen in... (Read More)


March 21st - via:
There are many different kind of missions, they can be part of a "Campaign",may be "Casual Encounters" (Quests) or Skirmish "Player vs Player".  In the Corebox , in addition to the rulebook, there will be a "Plot Book" in which all the missions will... (Read More)

Characters - Apprentice part 2

March 21st - via:
Equipment: Prism - An ancient artifact that allows the apprentice to channel magical power. During his activation phase he can spend 1AP to earn a token "Bonus Dice”. The character may decide to spend one or more tokens when trying to cast a... (Read More)

Rules - Materials and Crafting

March 20th - via:
As explained, the materials you can use to create special objects can be found in a scenario, but how does this happen?  Two types of materials can be found: components and coins. The former are generally found through the "Search" action: Search... (Read More)

Characters - Apprentice

March 19th - via:
 The Apprentice is the brain of your Free Company. Her brilliant mind is starting to master extraordinary powers and the knowledge she is learning on the books may be very useful to the group. She come from a well-off family that can be a great... (Read More)

Characters - Scum part 2

March 19th - via:
Equipment:   Trowing Knife - Ranged weapon that allows you to attack enemies within 6 squares Skills: Pickpocketing - (Novice Skill - Common) Cost 2AP Allows the Scum to steal money from the pockets of enemies while fighting them. Slipping -... (Read More)

Jacopo Adoaldi

March 18th - via:
I'm happy to show you Jacopo Adoaldi.He's a Venice's noble man and condottiere. Enjoy  (Read More)

Poll: Choose Circe's Destiny - Results

March 18th - via:
It seems that Circe has to be both a Paersona as an Hunting Mission! That's good, we must develop both this scenarios. Challenge accepted!  (Read More)

Characters - Scum

March 18th - via:
 The Scum’s origins are those of whom has to survive on the road in poverty. Often this condition leads to death but, sometimes, an unexpected evolution generates powerful characters able to survive where the others cannot. The set of the skills... (Read More)

Characters - Novice part 2

March 17th - via:
Equipment Holy Relic. the novice may spend 2 action points to increase the chance of success for his next action (of any kind) from 5+ to 4+ Mace. Melee weapon with STUN effect. Skills PRAYER OF PURITY - (Novice Skill - Common) Cost 3 AP The... (Read More)

Work in progress

March 17th - via:
Thanks to Federico Sorgi for his awesome work. WIP WIP  (Read More)

Characters - Novice

March 17th - via:
The Novice, with his unwavering faith, is the one who give support to the fellowship. He cleverly combines curative abilities with prayers to ensure both defensive and offensive bonus to his companions. Let involve him into a close combat would mean... (Read More)

Characters - Squire part 2

March 16th - via:
Equipment Shield. When the character become active he gains one token "Defence". He can spend it to force an enemy to re-roll one hit, which targets the character. Skills Thrust (Squire Skill - Common) Cost - If the attack of the character cause at... (Read More)

Characters - Squire

March 16th - via:
All of the characters, be they Heroes or Enemies, have a distinct series of linked characteristics and status: Speed, Mastery, Physique, Wit and Wounds. These, along with the skills and equipment, will determine each character’s strategies and... (Read More)

Choose Circe's destiny

March 15th - via:
We’re pleased to offer you an important choice: dear Backers, today you can decide how the next Add- on will be presented: Circe and her Pigmen! You can in fact choose if you’d rather have them introduced as a Paersonas or as a Hunting Mission.... (Read More)

Stretch goals remodelled

March 15th - via:
We modified the SGs so that the gap between two of them will be reduced; we also included some "social SGs", so that more contents will be added to our free stuff. We have published, in the "Market" section, the planned add-ons, and those "goals"... (Read More)

Today we will discuss the Paersonas

March 15th - via:
These important and powerful characters are taken from historical figures of the Renaissance, or by famous protagonists of stories that we all know and love. But how do they work? Each Paersona is equipped with a unique mission that the characters... (Read More)

45000 A gift to you

March 13th - via:
To thank you for all the support you've given us until now, we're inserting an additional Stretch Goal: a set of 10 crafting cards. The set contains seven element cards, different to those included in the base box, and three formulas to create new... (Read More)

Focus: rules - crafting

March 12th - via:
Crafting During their missions, heroes will find some mysterious formulas and different ingredients. In NA different ingredients can be mixed together to create new equipment or to enhance the ones already owned. Some alchemists will find them very... (Read More)

Focus: the artists of Nova Aetas

March 10th - via:
Now it is the turn of Valerio Carbone, another great sculptor of our team.For us he has sculpted the apprentice, the centaur and the Swiss Guard.Now carving the "Papal Guard" and soon will face the challenge posed by Manticore. "I'm a 3D Artist and... (Read More)

Manticore 2.0

March 9th - via: all its glory!  (Read More)


March 9th - via:
Hi guysToday I will introduce the Manticore. The origins of the manticore are unclear, some attribute it to Persian mythology while others to the Greek mythology.Often represented with a human face or with feline face.For some could make huge leaps... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Highlights

March 9th - via:
The latest nostalgic trigger overfunding on Kickstarter is the Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game from Modiphius Entertainment. Designed by Matt Leacock of Pandemic fame, the game has players taking on the roles of the individual Tracy family members, completing various rescue missions around the world, and most importantly, piloting miniatures of the beloved Thunderbirds vehicles. The project is currently working toward a stretch goal that would allow a fifth player to act as the evil Hood. (Read More)

Goal reached! And now...

March 7th - via:
Few hours are passed since the goal was reached! Thanks and again thanks to all of you! Unfortunately we began to open a good wine bottle too early and we were too engaged to update the project, sorry. The good news is that the wine was really... (Read More)

International Women's day

March 7th - via:
Hi Guys To celebrate International Women's day we're adding to the market a brand new paersona: Caterina Sforza!!! IMPORTANT: If the project will be funded by the end of today 08/03/15 (EST), a FREE Caterina will be added to all condottiere pledge... (Read More)

Focus: the artists of Nova Aetas

March 7th - via:
Focus: the artists of Nova Aetas This time we are pleased to present Daniele "Danko" Angelozzi, leader sculptor of our team: "I was born in a small city called Macerata, in the midst of the Italian countryside. After 36 years, thanks to the magic of... (Read More)

Share with us

March 7th - via:
We ask you to help us to share our project on forums and socials. We prepared some avatars that you can use however you like. Thanks for your support. LMS  (Read More)

Focus: rules - tokens

March 6th - via:
Hi guyIs time to talk about "tokens".In NA there are three different kind of tokens:Wound token (beige) - to track the health of your character and the health of enemiesBuffer token (blue) - help the heroes and enemies to up their skillDebuff... (Read More)

Focus: the artists of Nova Aetas

March 5th - via:
Hi guys A new day dawns on Nova Aetas and the time has come to tell you about another of the brilliant minds behind our game, Antonio De Luca:  was born in Sicily. He graduated in Painting and Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.Has... (Read More)

Great First Day!

March 5th - via:
The first day has passed and the finish line is getting closer! Thank you all for the trust that you are showing us and the passion with which you are following the birth of Nova Aetas. With this update we begin a series in which we will describe in... (Read More)

Focus: the artists of Nova Aetas

March 4th - via:
Hi Guys  We want to spend some words on our artistic team. This crazy crew is one of strong point of Nova Aetas, visionary and professional at same time. This is time for Giovanni "Rosko" Roschini, the last but not the least. He working hard on... (Read More)

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