Erune - The Symbiosis of Board Game, Role-Playing Game and Artificial Intelligence

ARKADAstudio - May 29, 2019

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Erune is a dungeon crawler in which you can portray one of the four heroes meant to save the sacred world of Erune. Through tunnels and underground crypts, you will find treasures and fight devilish enemies.

If you ran away from orcs, skeletons and faced the sorcerer of chaos in Heroquest, then you might be the one Erune needs. If you roamed the dungeons of Tristam in search of a better gear and fight Diablo, then you might be the player Erune is waiting for.

Erune is a modern tribute to all those classics from the 90’s, but it doesn’t forget to forge its own identity. In fact, Erune is equipped with an A.I (Artificial Intelligence) that seconds the Game Master and provides the game with a whole new interactive dimension.

 
Guillaume and Quentin present our inspirations

Guillaume and Quentin present our inspirations

 

THE SPIRIT OF ERUNE : THE A.I THAT PLAYS WITH YOU

The Spirit of Erune VS 400 pages of rules

Open the box, and play immediately.

No more huge rulebooks, get rid of hundreds of pages to get familiar with the specificities of the game.

The spirit of Erune has been developed to answer all your questions, thus allowing you to enjoy the adventure. The spirit of Erune will be a free app to download on your phone or computer.

You want to know about the major Health potion effects ? Ask The Spirit. You forgot how to use your « heroic strike » capacity? Ask the Spirit! How many HP does this huge Orc have? Well, you should know what to do now.

The Spirit of Erune can do so much more than just explaining the rules. The A.I allows a true and direct interaction between the players and the NPCs they might encounter. What will the prisoner in the dungeon reveal? Should you free him?

The A.I also takes all interactions in account in order to adapt the story, thus providing a true role-playing dimension.

 
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THE GAMEPLAY

The heroes can take action and/or move at each round. Depending on their gear and abiliites, they roll the dice to get a maximum of skulls and shields to defeat their enemies. Step by step, they will also gather stamina that will allow them to unlock new abilities.

You can choose the hero that best matches your values and/or gaming style. Will you be a dwarf from an ancient and wise tribe? Or a stealthy elf archer? A  fierce warrior maybe? Unless your lust for magic leads you to the mighty Sorcerer.

All heroes should team up and use this alliance to avert the ordeals to come. 

Roleplaying is an essential part of Erune’s gameplay. Your acting, as well as the characterization of your hero, will be at the very heart of the adventure. You are free to shape your character the way it pleases you. It’s up to you to make him or her a happy buddy, a mysterious lad or a grumpy pal. They can have unknown origins stories or you can make up their whole life and provide them with interesting back stories!

In one word: be the hero you always wanted to play!

The GM basically split his power with the A.I and can now enjoy being a player. Freed from all logistic obligations, the GM can focus on the scenario and the players' roleplay. He also plays all enemies the heroes will have to fight. He is still an essential element in the game since he is the master of the story and manages all fights ; but he also has to adapt his story to the random events the A.I launches at the end of each turn.