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  • Description

    In 1878 the Polish genius Rychnowski isolated an electrical fluid with remarkable lifting capabilities – a single, pivotal event that would change the world. The smartest military minds of the coming generation – Zeppelin, Jellico, Fisher and others – diverted their attention to the glorious new technological revolution and sea-going battleships were abandoned around the world. In their place, armored giants took to the skies.

    In 1906, Great Britain launched the HMS Leviathan, the first of the "super air ships", sparking an arms race around the world. By 1910 the most powerful nations boasted large High Fleets, and the start of small skirmishes left the world uneasy... Welcome to Leviathans!

    Leviathans is a game published by Catalyst Game Labs that simulates combat between warships that have taken to the air in an alternate history 1910. The king leviathans, the battleships, are the largest vessels. Maneuvering in support are the smaller ships of light cruisers, destroyers, and others ships. Will you captain your fleet for king and country, expanding your nation's power and becoming legend? Or will you fall from the sky, forgotten?

    You will determine the outcome!

    The Leviathans Core Box Set was released in August 2012 and includes the following:

    • 2 rulebooks to transition players from the quick-start rules to the core rules
    • 8 high-quality, 1200-scale pre-painted plastic ship miniatures
    • 12 Ship Cards
    • 12 full-color Recognition Cards
    • 1 Leviathans Gazetteer universe primer
    • 2 fiction novellas
    • 2 18” x 22” board-game quality maps
    • 10 custom D12 dice and 2D6
    • 2 reference cards
    • Leviathans recognition poster
    • Sheet of faction/ship crests
    • Template game aides (die cut cardboard counters)
    • And a piece of string!

    The Lieutenant’s Manual is now available.

    The Leviathans’ Lieutenant’s Manual is a 32-page PDF offering a complete introduction to the Leviathans’ game system, including playing maps, ready-to-cut-out-and-use Ship Cards and counters. All a player needs to bring to the table are a few sets of polyhedral gaming dice (D4, D6, D8, D10 and D12s).

    James’ Fighting Leviathans: Excerpt From 1910 Edition is also now available.

    James’ Fighting Leviathans: Excerpt From 1910 Edition is an 8-page PDF that includes four more ships (two each for the British and French fleets) ready-to-play with the Lieutenant’s Manual. The PDF includes full-color illustrations and histories of all 4 ships, Ship Cards and cut-outs for putting these leviathans into play on your gaming table. The HML Beagle and Montpellier are variations on the D-class and Grenouille-class vessels found in the Lieutenant’s Manual. The HML Courser and Ardent, however, are two new Light Cruiser classes. Add these vessels to your growing fleet to experience more of the fun of Leviathans!

    British and French Fleet Boxes will be released in October 2012.

    Each Fleet Box contains

    • 4 high-quality, 1200-scale plastic ship miniatures for that faction (British or French)
    • 4 new Ship Cards
    • 4 new full-color Recognition Cards
    • a set of the custom D12 dice used in the game.


    Creative Commons

    Catalyst Game Labs is publishing Leviathans under a Creative Commons license.

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  • Details
    BGID: 63027
    Time: 90 minutes
    Year: 2012
    Artist: Doug Chaffee
    Family: Steampunk
    Mechanics: Dice Rolling, Simulation
    Ages: 13 and up
    Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs