Sven Vincke has found another tenuous excuse to put on a suit of armor in a promotional video, as Larian Studios has opened a Kickstarter for a Divinity: Original Sin board game.
Divinity: Original Sin II was a popular RPG that had a lot of focus on co-op gameplay, as up to four players could choose from six Origin characters with pre-determined backstories and go on adventures together. It helped to have additional people on board who knew what they were doing, as the opening hours of Divinity: Original Sin II were brutally difficult by regular RPG standards and the player needed as many allies as they could get.
The land of Rivellon will soon be part of its own tabletop game, as Larian Studios has opened a Kickstarter for Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game. The Kickstarter was announced with a video on the official Larian Studios YouTube channel that has similar production values to Dragonstrike.
Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game is a co-operative game for up to four players. The players can choose between four characters, including Ifan Ben-Mezd and the Red Prince from Divinity: Original Sin II, in order to delve dungeons in search of treasure. The Premium Edition of the game comes with eight miniatures for the boss monsters as well as additional dice, tokes, and leather dice bags. The Extended Edition comes with additional miniatures and story content. The Kickstarter page for Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game can be found here.
As of the time of writing, the Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game Kickstarter has already met its original pledge goal of $160,000 with over $170,000 brought in from over 900 people within the space of a day. The stretch goals will add new minis for the Bone Widow and Incarnate at $350k, and the addition of Beast and Lohse from Divinity: Original Sin II as playable heroes at $500k.
There have been a lot of board game adaptations of video games that were funded on Kickstarter and Divinity Original Sin: The Board Game has already hit its base goal within twenty-four hours. Divinity: Original Sin II was at its best when played with friends, so the experience should translate well to a board game.