Darrington Press

Critical Role launches tabletop publisher and Uk’Otoa game

Critters rejoice! Critical Role has announced the launch of Darrington Press, its very own publishing company, which means plenty of games from the world of Exandria.

Darrington Press will be headed up by Ivan Van Norman, co-owner of Hunters Entertainment – the team behind Alice is Missing and Altered Carbon – and will create games set in the world of Exandria, a D&D setting created by DM extraordinaire Matt Mercer, for The Mighty Nein and Vox Machina.

The first title to be announced by the publisher is Uk’Otoa, a tactical game of semi-cooperative card play as factions of sailors vie to be the last claimed by the raging sea leviathan Uk’otoa.

As the ship slowly falls into the ocean, you’ll have to run, push, and sacrifice others to win! Fans of Critical Role know Uk’Otoa as the ex-patron of warlock Fjord (played by Travis Willingham). Who could say whether these tales hold any truth? Fjord isn’t telling.

This game is suitable for 3-5 players, aged 12+, and each game should run about 30–45 minutes. And, of course, we included a VERY COOL Uk’otoa mini.

Next release on the list is Critical Role Adventures.

Embark on your own journey through Exandria with Critical Role Adventures! Play as the upstart adventurers Vox Machina and overcome treacherous challenges. This cooperative legacy-lite campaign game uses a unique, narrative mechanic for social and combat encounters, luring you back session after session. Within this enormous box, you’ll find a host of hidden treasures and a rich storybook to guide you through thrilling combat, dynamic character growth, and tales worthy of the name Vox Machina.

Moving into Q3 of 2021 we have Syndicult.

Syndicult is an original modern magic roleplaying game designed by Matthew Mercer in which mob families jealously guard secrets and battle it out for power on the city streets. Featuring a simple storytelling dice mechanic, Syndicult is a low magic world where all bets are off.

And finally in Q4 2021, Guardians of Matrimonia.

Fight the monsters, save the party! Guardians of Matrimonia is a cooperative card game where players have pre-built decks that are pitted against a deck of monsters (party crashers). If your deck runs out, everyone loses. But if you battle your way through the entire party crasher deck, everyone wins!

The exact release dates for all four titles isn’t known yet, however they are all set for 2021.

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