Nova Aetas: Renaissance

A project in Riverside, CA by Ludus Magnus Studio

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Nova Aetas: Renaissance an awesome game that will guide you in a storic and magical age.
Backers: 6957
Average Pledge Per Backer: $158

Funded: $1,100,544 of $110,000
Dates: Oct 20th -> Nov 12th (24 days)
Project By: Ludus Magnus Studio
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TENTACCOLADE Awards – Best Kickstarter Board Games of 2020

December 23rd - via:
Most yearly Tentaccolade articles start with us saying that the year was great. Well… we all know it was more complicated this time for everyone. Also: in 2020 Kickstarter creators often had to do heaps of additional work to launch or deliver their products. And yet, the games that got funded this year were often incredible. (Read More)

This is just the beginning...

November 12th - via:
A 23-day-long run ends today. There is a lot of happiness for the results achieved, a lot of tiredness from a job that has consumed and a bit of sadness that as always accompanies the momentary greetings and the loss of contact with you all, in fact,... (Read More)

The legend of the Draco...

November 12th - via:
"Some symbiont's containment capsules broke in the accident," Alexandra explained to her Captain.  "Now we've run out of time, the Genesis is sinking and the terraforming has already started. Many of our crew have perished but we don't have time to... (Read More)

Hunt for the Draco!

November 11th - via:
"Fatima moves silently, hidden in the shadows of the forest. Each step bringing her closer to her prey. While an unnatural silence surrounds the slopes of Civita di Bagnoregio, the scout finds herself immersed in an unnatural fog. Moving, guided only... (Read More)

Into the darkness!

November 10th - via:
"Exploring places buried for centuries, that's what I do! Many say I do it to plunder them, but that's not the reason ... well at least that's not the only reason. Knowledge is what drives me! The pleasure of discovery, the feeling of being the first... (Read More)

The final countdown!

November 9th - via:
Here we are fellow adventurers, The hands of our Horologium turn fast and the next event is already on the Mission card we are playing. Tomorrow we will release the All-in bundles and the latest expansion of the game, along with a fantastic artbook... (Read More)

Pet therapy!

November 8th - via:
Hello Heroes We are moving towards the last days of this campaign but there are still many elements to analyze for   NA: R, and today we will focus on our little animal companions, the Pets! These small but useful companions can be purchased in the... (Read More)

Fear the Inquisition!

November 7th - via:
"I hate the Inquisitors! They are fanatics and believe they are the only ones to possess the privilege of absolute Truth and with their "wisdom", they send dozens of people to die, people like me who have decided to follow the ways of magic! They... (Read More)

Designer Diary - Narrative Interactions -

November 6th - via:
Hello, Heroes! With this new episode of the Designer Diary, we will introduce you to a completely new feature of NA: R, the interaction with certain types of Mission cards during the narrative phases of the Missions! As you already know, the NA: R... (Read More)

A land of brigands and heroes.

November 6th - via:
"Rebecca, here we are, we have finally reached Urbino. Here, we could look for an inn to rest. Vincenzo and Sofia seem to be able to go on, but you seem very tired. If we are lucky someone in the city could give us a hand ..." Italy is a land full of... (Read More)

Vesuvio is awake again

November 5th - via:
"The hot, sulfurous air filled our lungs. The deeper we went inside the volcano of Vesuvius, the more we felt exhausted by the heat and thirst, but we knew we were on the right path. An underground river of lava flowed beside us, showing us the way... (Read More)

New Add-ons!

November 4th - via:
Hello, Heroes! The campaign is heading to the last week and today as promised, the Peio shop is enriched with 2 new Add-ons to help you unlock new Stretch Goals! Let's go and see what Peio has in store for you! Card Holders With this set of 2 Card... (Read More)

A Nightmare game!

November 3rd - via:
"Although there were six of us, the Fauns were coming out from all sides and seemed in the throes of a nightmare fury! We fought to the best of our abilities but we were tired and injured, while they did not give a step. I remember with fear that... (Read More)

Ludus Magnus Studio Successfully Revisits NOVA AETAS: RENAISSANCE With Massive Kickstarter

November 3rd - via:
Nova Aetas: Renaissance will implement all of the things the design team has learned over the last five years and create a richer, more impressive tabletop experience. The game takes place in a fantasy Italian Renaissance, infused with magical, mysterious, and mythical events. While it’s loosely based on the 16th-century war between Rome and Venice, there are many narrative deviations that help bring a unique sense of wonder to the Nova Aetas world. (Read More)

Ask for a divine help

November 2nd - via:
"Sometimes we find ourselves in a battle of a few against the many, and it is on these occasions that we have brought out the best in ourselves. By putting all our skills to the test, we push ourselves beyond our limits, and in the end, we have... (Read More)

Read the Stars with Jafar - Acquarius

November 2nd - via:
"Aquarius loves the unknown, looking at the stars outside the city, getting lost in the night sky."   Hello Heroes! Here we are on a new appointment with Jafar and his study of the zodiac signs of NA: R. Today we will show you the powers of the... (Read More)

Nova Aetas Renaissance board game set in fantasy Italian Renaissance passes $700,000 on Kickstarter

November 2nd - via:
The Nova Aetas Renaissance boardgame launched via Kickstarter last month has already raised over $700,000 thanks to over 5000 backers with still 10 days remaining. Created by the Ludus Magnus Studio the unique board game offers a ‘magical atmospheric” experience and is based upon historical events of the war between Rome and Venice in the early 1500s. (Read More)

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November 2nd - via:
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Welcome in Italy, land of sun, sea and legends... and good food of course!

November 1st - via:
Traveling through the rough roads of Roman Empire origin that run through the entire peninsula, it is common to come across fallen columns or walls covered with dense, green ivy hiding precious mosaics that once saw the sun. These roads all depart... (Read More)

Designer Diary #3 - Allies -

October 31st - via:
Hello Heroes! In this new designer diary we're going to introduce you to a new type of model that can be used in your NA: R games, the Allies! In the original edition of NA the Allies were called Paersona, and were in effect special Heroes usable by... (Read More)


October 30th - via:
XP points are the the fundamental element to let players evolve their heroes. Those point are gained during campaign, depending on the final outcome of each mission; secondary missions will not give XP points. Completing a mission successfully in... (Read More)

Choose your Destiny

October 30th - via:
"Each of us has his own story to tell. A path that has led us to this very moment. Our stories make us what we are but they leave us with scars and demons which we fight against every day. If you want to listen to me ... I'll tell you mine, so you... (Read More)

Under Siege more in deep

October 29th - via:
This expansion is born from the desire to visit Rome and learn about one of the darkest episodes in its history. The focus of the expansion is therefore placed precisely on historical events, even if as is our custom we have colored one of the two... (Read More)

Designer Diary #2 - Skill System -

October 29th - via:
Hello, Heroes! Here we are in the second episode of the Designer Diary where we show you the differences between the old Nova Aetas and Nova Aetas Renaissance. Today, we will talk about one of the key elements of the game, the Hero’s Skill system!... (Read More)

Designer Diary #1 - Crafting & Looting -

October 28th - via:
Hello Heroes! Many of you have asked us to highlight the differences between NA:R and the first Nova Aetas and therefore we have decided to write a series of updates dedicated to the changes we have made since the first version of the game. Today... (Read More)

Rome Under Siege!

October 27th - via:
"In Rome, the capital of Christendom, not one bell is ringing, the churches are not open, Mass is not being said and there are no Sundays nor feast days... The most splendid palaces are devastated, many houses burnt, in others the doors and windows... (Read More)

🎃 Halloween rush! 🎃

October 26th - via:
🎃🎃🎃 We are thrilled to announce a new challenge dedicated to Halloween. 🎃🎃🎃 Help us to reach the terrifying goal of $700K by October 31st, and we will reward you all with a new model from this creepy concept art. It will be a... (Read More)

The Gaea's Keeper

October 25th - via:
The priestess was in front of us, proud and not at all intimidated by our presence. Valerio, as usual, assaulted her with contemptuous words. But with a gesture of her hands, the priestess pushed him aside, unleashing a powerful flow of purple... (Read More)

Destiny is in the stars

October 24th - via:
"Many people think that the practice of observing the stars is for charlatans... but, in truth, I tell you that destiny for each of us is already written. Only the stars, and those who can read them, know it."... (Read More)

Let the Hunt begin!

October 23rd - via:
Hunts in the original version of Nova Aetas were fun and unpredictable missions, they were giving you the chance to find exceptional equipments, very helpful for the main campaign. By simply going into a tavern in the city between one game session... (Read More)

Convert yourself to the new Renaissance

October 22nd - via:
Hello Heroes! With this update, we are going to take a closer look at the Conversion Kit contents that will allow you to reuse many of the miniatures and 3d scenic elements of the old Nova Aetas in Nova Aetas Renaissance! Please note that this... (Read More)

New enemies!

October 21st - via:
Hello Heroes! The campaign proceeds at full speed! You are doing an amazing job, you unlocked an avalanche of Stretch Goals! Let's have a look at the Stretch Goals unlocked so far, starting from Alternative Enemies! For those who love to have many... (Read More)

The Flaming Titan

October 21st - via:
Hello Heroes! What a cracking start! After the first few hours, we have already burned a lot of Stretch Goals setting the stage for a great campaign! And speaking about things that burn, it's time to meet the bulky protagonist of the NAR first... (Read More)

Following the way

October 20th - via:
Hello Heroes! Funding has been reached, the road is now open, the next 3 weeks will be full of Stretch Goals and surprises for you! But first, let me introduce you to our new Hero,  the mercenary known as "Il Mediceo"! The amazing Mediceo sculpt!... (Read More)

Well done guys! Funded in 35min...

October 20th - via:
Thanks to your support Nova Aetas Renaissance will see the light! Nova Aetas Renaissance has been our very first project, the story began more than 7 years ago. Three friends that, like many of you, were having fun creating home rules for lots of... (Read More)

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