Now or Never

Start Time: Thursday 7:00 PM
Location:Grand Ballroom M 02
Status:Assigned
Game Master(s): Devin Bruno
Coordinator(s): Randy Paterno, Devin Bruno
Duration:3 hours
Player Max:4
Signed up:4
Track(s):Play & Win, Board Games
Event Type:Demo
Experience Level:Beginner
Age group:All Ages
Description:

Far to the south of The Last Ruin lies a cliffside village called The Monument. For generations, it protected an ancient shrine, until the day a crystal meteorite descended. The meteor's denizens slowly crept out into the world: bizarre monstrosities from nightmare, attacking all in their path. As they spread across the land, there was no intelligent malice nor grand invasion strategy; the creatures acted like a fungus, spreading into new territory sporadically.

After many fruitless attempts to expel the monsters, the people of The Monument fled as their village crumbled, exiled to distant lands, resigned to a nomadic existence.

Twenty years later, there are rumors that the bizarre monsters are growing weak. They are slower, less impervious to attack, some undergoing a gradual petrification until they crumble to dust. Is it the atmosphere? Are they dying of old age? Do they suffer from a strange disease? No one is certain, but as the news spreads, various factions set their eyes on the vacant, ruined village of The Monument. The original villagers, now refugees, are desperate to return and rebuild. But they must do it quickly, before someone else claims their home. This is their chance. It is Now or Never.

In Now or Never, you and up to 3 friends compete to best rebuild your ancestral village and guide the rest of the villagers on their journey home. Although the creatures of the meteorite have lost much of their strength, many of them remain, and you must fight them off to protect traveling villagers. Now or Never is the third game in the Arzium storybook series that includes Above and Below and Near and Far.

Now or Never is a competetive strategy game that allows you to:
- Chose one of four asymmetrical characters to play
- Rebuild the village so that returning villagers have a place to live. You must carefully choose what and where to build to maintain an advantage, earning the biggest rewards for long-term planning
- Interact with other players by hiring their specialists to perform special actions
- Combat dangerous creature to rescue villagers
- Explore a fantasy landscape filled with bizarre places, technology, and peoples

Journey to The Monument and help rebuild your ancient home!