Five Leagues from the Borderlands
As the first of the shambling monstrosities stepped into the torchlight, they clutched their weapons tighter. The air was thick with the smell of fey sorceries. Nobody would rest tonight.
The third edition of Ivan Sorensen’s Five Leagues From the Borderlands puts you in command of a warband of hard-worn adventurers fighting to reclaim the land from the sinister forces that threaten to envelop it in darkness.
This RPG-lite adventure wargame lets you engage in procedurally generated fantasy campaigns, featuring skirmish miniatures battles where you hunt down your foes, sneak into enemy camps, crawl through underground cavern complexes, track down terrifying monsters and engage in multi-stage quests. While you adventure, the game world will fill in your own personal map with locations to explore!
The gritty world of Five Leagues is filled with procedurally generated content, events and scenarios all providing a backdrop to your adventure as you see your heroes gain in experience and skill… if they survive.
The campaign is structured in phases: A town phase allowing you to build up your warband and pursue activities such as hunting, repairing your kit or talking to the locals. An adventuring phase where you travel on the game map, explore locations and fighting battles with the growing numbers of enemies. And finally you determine the outcomes of these activities, such as whether your heroes were injured, how much experience they gained and whether the enemy is plotting against you!
The game is written for solo play from the ground up, as the game system creates the challenges and scenarios to engage in. You can also play co-op with one or more friends, exploring the world together.
The game is figure agnostic, allowing you to use most ranges of fantasy miniatures, with a typical game having 12-15 figures on the table.
Five Leagues From The Borderlands is written by Ivan Sorensen, the author of Five Parsecs From Home, which had a successful launch this spring via Modiphius’s publishing programme and they have teamed up again to bring out this new edition of Five Leagues’. Fans can expect lots of new content such as underground delves, the quest system and multiple player species, as well as updated and improved game rules.