Leo couldn’t resist teasing this a little yesterday in his Life, but all of you who are familiar with Robert E Howard’s original stories will know this was coming. Today we unveil the last of our big box add-ons: Red Shadows.
This is perhaps Solomon Kane’s finest hour. It is an epic chase across Europe and into Africa after the dastardly French brigand known as Le Loup – “the wolf”. He is the swine who abused and murdered the unfortunate girl in our main trailer, then fled retribution when Solomon Kane took up the chase.
In Solomon Kane’s most epic adventure yet, he finds a woman dying by the roadside from a sword wound. This sets in motion a chain of events that sees Kane spend years hunting her killer, all over Europe and beyond to the deadly, sweltering jungles of West Africa. Hunt the bandit chief Le Loup, first by harrying his lieutenants and destroying his gang in France. Find him again in Florence, Italy, where he has forged a new criminal career as a racketeer. Follow the trail to Spain after destroying his Italian criminal empire and defeat the smuggling gang that are sheltering him. Do not give up, pursue him to the bitter end, and at last run him to ground in the jungles off the west coast of Africa, where he hides among the natives.
For the European phase of the pursuit we have used many of the miniatures in the core box and stretch goals, and this has left us a room in the expansion to really explore the possibilities of our African Acts.
This is a critical part of the Adventure, and where the final, deadly showdown will occur, so we have included a new tribe, a host of named characters, and le Loup himself in both his European finery and his somewhat more disheveled African look. And who could forget the gorilla!
Even fans who already know the stories will find a host of unfamiliar options to explore here. This is always true in the game because we allow you to explore possibilities in the stories that Howard never did. However, in Red Shadows we have expanded the tale even more than usual, to add in the detail of some exciting parts of the chase which Howard mentioned in passing, but never detailed.
If you are interested in any of our add-ons, simply click on the green “manage your pledge” button near the top of the page. Then increase your total by the amount of any add-ons you wish to include in your pledge. So, if you have a Puritan pledge ($110) and want to add the Red Shadows ($50), you would increase your total to $160.
Please note that during the campaign there is no way for you to tell us what the money you pledge is actually for, so don’t worry about that now. Instead, after the Kickstarter is over we will send you a “pledge manager”. This allows you to tell us exactly how you want to allocate your pledge, which add-ons you would like, how many core boxes, and (most importantly) where we need to send it all!
Also note that you need to take the Early Bird Virtuous bundle if you have an Early Bird Puritan pledge, to avoid getting The Right Hand of Doom twice.