Black Rose Wars

Created by Ludus Magnus Studio LLC

Black Rose Wars is a tactical fighting game among aspiring mages striving to become the next Great Master of the Lodge. Developed over the last three years, it features solid mechanics, tried and tested in numerous trade shows and in many different groups of playtesters. In Black Rose Wars, there are lots of different ways you can win. It's up to you to find the method that best suits your strategy, successfully completing missions, defeating enemy mages or destroying the rooms of the lodge. But beware... because the lodge may get the better of you.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Pledge Manager Open! (and other juicy stuff)
10 days ago – Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 01:51:42 AM

Hi, Magician!

Here we are at a quick update to inform you of a couple of really important things!

First, as scheduled, on January 7th we reopened the Pledge Manager to allow you to make additions and adjustments to your order!

The PM will remain open until March 7th, 2019, after that date, it will no longer be possible to make changes to your orders! 

Do not worry we will remind you of this date several times so that none of you can miss this chance!

Second, shipment start! As you can see from the photos below the boxes, have finally left the factory and the shipments are about to begin. 

Unfortunately, there was a slight delay in the finalization and storage of the box, and in fact, the shipments will suffer a slight shift in respect to the delivery date that we had estimated.

However, we are confident that by the middle of February the boxes have already begun to arrive at their destination.

We look forward to receiving your BRW boxes and keeping you up to date on the latest developments, giving you the names of the ships as soon as we receive them!

For this update it's all, as usual, we leave you with some juicy preview!

Stay tuned, next time... Tora and his demons!!!

Christmas in hell!
about 1 month ago – Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 12:16:54 AM

Hello everyone,  

a brief but filled update.  

First of all we want to tell you that the first wave production was finished as per schedule, and soon we will announce the names of the ships that will bring the game to the fulfillment centers. We hope it will be before the beginning of the new year, we're in the capable hands of Ship Naked.  

boxeeeeees!!!!
boxeeeeees!!!!
Hidden Thorns
Hidden Thorns
As the images show, a lot of work has been carried on.

Wave 2 

While we're waiting for news about the first shipping, we continue to work on the second. 

At the moment all the Schools of Magic are completed, only a couple need to properly finish the playtest phase. Here you can find 5 Schools to download, comment on, and correct if the need arises (commenting on this update):

A kind of magic

Solo Mode was also completed, we think it will truly put to the test your skills with a new interesting game mechanic pertaining the AI-managed evocations. 

Inferno, we are playtesting this expansion throughly and it will practically be another base game altogether, with game mechanics that will blend Solo Mode and those already tested with Crono and the Core Game. 

Pets have also been completed and are in the final phase of playtesting. 

Approximately 75% of the material is ready, but we will share it slowly and steadily during the next months, we don't want to leave you with too much time left unused before new updates ;) 

The deadline to the delivery of the material to the factory is the beginning of March, at this moment the second wave is also moving according to the schedule.

And now, as usual, some few new images...

Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
Minotower
Minotower
Family pic
Family pic

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Lucifer
Lucifer
Lucifer's back
Lucifer's back
the devil is in the details
the devil is in the details

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and from all the LMS staff...

...see you the next year!
...see you the next year!

We'll be back the 2nd January, stay tuned...

Black Friday
2 months ago – Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 12:27:50 AM

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A new surprise update is already here.  

There’s not a lot of news, which in itself is normally a good thing.  

Production is going full steam ahead and we don't expect any delays.  

Below you can see some images of the works in progress.  

miniatures
miniatures
inside the core game box
inside the core game box
mold
mold
Boxes ready :)
Boxes ready :)

From 22nd to 25th November you’ll find a number of offers on our website linked to Black Friday, resin miniatures, the latest copies of NA and much more:

You can also find the pre-order of the second special fair edition of Ashes, with the 3 promos. The cost is €5 and you will receive a promo for our next game, dungeonology, free.

Shipments

To make sure everyone can edit their addresses in time, we will send two requests, one shortly and one when the ships arrive. We kindly ask that you re-check your orders to make sure there are no errors.  So many of you have been patient with us and we’d like to avoid all the problems that normally come along with shipments. If you encounter any problems or have specific questions, please open a ticket by visiting this link: 

have you a problem?

And now, some new pics:

Clockwork Golem miniature
Clockwork Golem miniature
Clockwork Golem
Clockwork Golem
Bella & Rosario
Bella & Rosario

A Rose from Essen
2 months ago – Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 12:13:14 AM

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Hello everyone!  

Here’s the new update to keep up with the developments of Black Rose Wars.  

First of all, we want to thank all those who have come to visit us in Essen Spiel 2018. You have been fantastic, your enthusiasm and your warmth always push us to try to improve and go bigger.  

Essen Spiel 2018
Essen Spiel 2018

Above all, we thank those who came to help us: Andreas Micheel, Niklas Fröse and Bernd Stumpf, guys your help is absolutely priceless.  

Andreas
Andreas
Niklas
Niklas
Bernd
Bernd

A special thanks to our good friend Oliver Salten and his gaming company, who are responsible for BRW’s German translation, I hope you enjoyed at least as much as we did BRW and Dungeonology.  

Ashes special 2, Essen Spiel 2018
Ashes special 2, Essen Spiel 2018
Laetus
Laetus

Essen has brought numerous contacts, both for distribution and production, new game design and artists have appeared at our booth to introduce themselves and get to know each other. This can only please us! Be aware that our work is recognized and appreciated enough to want to be part of the group is a source of pride for us.  

The last thanks goes to the guys of the Gremlin Project and to those of Dark Gate Games, with whom we continually tighten collaborations (below you will read about a fantastic project we have participated in).  

During the fair, David and Emily of Easter Games went to visit us with some fantastic news. Emily, who is in charge of supervising our production, has confirmed that by early December the first wave of BRW will be on ships, thus by the beginning of January it will be in the fulfillment centers. With almost a month ahead of schedule.  

Emily also brought us all the material of the game, including miniatures, to show our visitors. The reception was exceptional: excellent materials, visually and qualitatively.

Those who tried the game, with Marco Montanaro directing, could not help but notice the usefulness of materials, such as bowls or card holders, the beauty of the sleeves and miniatures and the quality of every single component on the table.  

BRW demo, with Marco Montanaro, Oliver Salten and the Crew
BRW demo, with Marco Montanaro, Oliver Salten and the Crew

Below you will find several pictures from the factory in China, the works are almost completed:

Hidden Thorn boxes
Hidden Thorn boxes
Core box, first layer
Core box, first layer
Tons of tiles
Tons of tiles
Crono, all cards with sleeves
Crono, all cards with sleeves
Core game, all cards with sleeves
Core game, all cards with sleeves

and now... video:

There’s no rose without thorns.  

The Andromeda model has a base without holes for the rose pins. It is not a problem that hinders the gameplay, but considering the love we put into our games we immediately battened down the hatches, so in the second wave you will receive 3 new miniatures for free with the correct base.  

Andromeda PVC version
Andromeda PVC version

As said at the beginning of the update, we are pleased to announce a crossover of all respect, the union of two worlds that have marked the small (but important) goals in the game board scenario, especially in Italy.  

Sword & Sorcery meets Black Rose Wars and one of his demons, Cerberus/Cerbero. Thanks to the friendship with Simone Romano and Nunzio Surace, two extraordinary forces will clash in the Arena of Talon ... but first of all...

WHAT IS SWORD & SORCERY?  

Sword & Sorcery is an epic-fantasy cooperative board game in which 1-5 players fight together against the forces of evil, which are controlled by the game system itself. Each player controls one or more heroes – legendary characters brought back to life by powerful sorcery. Weakened by the resurrection, they grow stronger during their story-driven quests. By acquiring soul points during battles, the heroes' souls regenerate, restoring their legendary status with multiple powers, magic and soul weapons, and powerful artifacts. 

Sword & Sorcery
Sword & Sorcery

The expansion involving our character, as mentioned before, is an arena against the Lion of Nemea, follow the link to learn more: 

Sword & Sorcery KS page

Arena of Talon
Arena of Talon

 That’s all, for now: we make our farewell, as usual, with some new amazing BRW’s pictures:

Ezio
Ezio
the booth!
the booth!
Showcase
Showcase
Dungeonology's wall
Dungeonology's wall
toilette :)
toilette :)
The Calabrian Man and the Pirate's Princess
The Calabrian Man and the Pirate's Princess
The Team meet Cardboard Rhino's lady
The Team meet Cardboard Rhino's lady

And now.... news...

Fire Elemental
Fire Elemental
Necrodraco
Necrodraco

I can only say: ...soon!
3 months ago – Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 02:42:58 AM

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Hello, everyone!  

Here we are with a new and awaited update.  

First of all, I am happy to inform you that the production process is going very well.  

Core game boxes for Essen Spiel 2018
Core game boxes for Essen Spiel 2018
Hidden Thorne and Crono boxes
Hidden Thorne and Crono boxes

As you can see from the pictures, the works are well underway.  

card holders
card holders
card holders
card holders

We are currently working on miniatures, while the paper part is almost done.  

We received in the studio the first PVC print: here are some pictures!  

Unfortunately the dark PVC does not give a good idea of the beauty of the models. To make you understand what we talk about, you can make a comparison with what will be the final material (Sine Tempore’s miniatures).  

We will keep you updated on the production of the first wave and,  immediately after the Essen fair, we will start giving you info about the second wave. 

cards and...
cards and...
....cards
....cards
Crono tiles
Crono tiles
Hidden Thorne's cells
Hidden Thorne's cells

As concerns Essen, we renew the invitation to come and visit us to experience the quality of our products and to try out the games in preview. 

There will be a table dedicated to BRW (the largest of the Booth), a table hosting both Nova Aetas and Sine Tempore and two tables dedicated to the new Dungeonology. 

In addition, you will find the second paper number of Ashes, which is a special issue for the fair, with 3 promo cards.

Ashes special, Essen Spiel 2018
Ashes special, Essen Spiel 2018

and... as usual:

Dukas
Dukas
earth elemental
earth elemental
Dagon
Dagon

Stay tuned!