Deliverance
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Back or Brick: Deliverance

The fight of Angels and Demons is one of legends and of ages, Deliverance from Lowen Games takes you into that fight on the side of the Angels.

Pros

  • Price Point
  • Theme
  • Aesthetic
  • Minis or No Minis

Cons

  • Stretch Goal Structure
  • First Time Company

The Page

Now, I say that this is a first time company and I put that in the cons. However, that is a very minor con for me. I have been hearing about this game for a few years, I think first in 2018 from Sam Healey on the Dice Tower. So this is a game that has been on my radar for a long time and one that the developers are taking their time to get right before it goes to Kickstarter. Andrew Lowen also has been involved with other Kickstarters before so it is a new company, but not a new person to Kickstarter.

The page layout is what I consider the standard at this point. Laying out the pledge levels and everything works well, though, the images repeat a fair amount. So you have to scroll by a lot to get to the actual game play information, which is generally what I’m looking for. However, I do like that they’ve given a pledge level without minis in it.

However, that is going to lead into one of my negatives and this one bugs me. They have a level without minis so why aren’t there non-mini characters for those unlocks. Only the deluxe version gets extra characters and to me that’s a little bit off-putting. I know that it’s trying to create FOMO for the mini pledge level but I have a KS budget and for a game like this, I don’t know that I need the minis. If I get them, it means that I can support fewer Kickstarters later in the year.

The Game

The game itself looks interesting to me. I believe that it gives you one off battles as well as then a campaign that you can play through. It even looks like it has a campaign that teaches you the game, maybe, and then then another bigger one. I like it when games give a tutorial.

It is also a dungeon crawling game which I am always going to be interested in as well. Deliverance, however, puts a new spin and theme on it. It doesn’t look as story heavy as something like Solomon Kane but I feel like I get a little bit of that vibe from it. Or, more so this one really leans into that religious side of things for the theme. And I am actually surprised that this seems to be the first dungeon crawler to really use this theme.

The game play itself sounds interesting. I like that it isn’t just a straight up battle. You need to defend certain Saints to basically keep the darkness from piling up as quickly. The mechanics might not be totally unique, but if a game does them well for a dungeon crawl, I am interested in it.

Back or Brick

This game is a Brick for me. Mainly, the theme works for me. I don’t know why, it reminds me of Diablo for the them, but definitely very different game play. Just the theme being so unique has me backing it at the non-minis level. And that is my one main gripe with it. Backing with minis doesn’t just get you more because you are getting more minis, you are getting more characters to play. So by not getting minis I am going to be missing out on content in the game. Will that cause me to drop my pledge, probably not, but I do find that annoying, seems like they could just print more standees to add into the base game.

How about for you, is this one a Back or a Brick?

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