19 April 2020

A New Gloranthan Boardgame: Last Faction Hero

Hey, no 'Lockdown Challenge' this week-end, as I've been too busy finalising all the details surrounding the publication of my very first professionally distributed boardgame... Last Faction Hero!

Alas, it's only a print and play version of the game, but I'm still chuffed that the Chaosium has purchased it to sell it under their name, rather than merely letting me use the licence to Greg Stafford's fantasy world.

this is what LFH should look like once you have printed out everything

So, what is it all about? Last Faction Hero is a fast-paced boardgame in which you take the role of one of Greg Stafford's most beloved heroes (Harrek, Gunda, Androgeus...) and explore the Lozenge looking for allies and magic items to help you fulfil your mission. There are half a dozen different missions, and they all involve very different goals– each game should be fairly different to the previous ones.

There is also a team game mode in which the heroes are pitted by pairs against the other pairs of heroes... the last alive are the winners!

Last but not least, the game is profusely illustrated by Dario Corallo, the artist who kept the Gloranthan flame alive via fanzine artwork during the late nineties and the early noughties, when our favourite fantasy world was barely supported by professional publications.

I am currently working on three expansion sets,
1- new monsters/spirits,
2- new factions/heroes,
3- weird events.
However we're still playtesting them for balance, and I don't believe they will be available before the end of the year.

Ah, a last important piece of information... the Chaosium is donating 100% of all proceeds between now and 30 May 2020 to the World Health Organisation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, so by purchasing the game you are also helping the global response to the pandemic!


  1. I can't wait for the expansion sets!

  2. Congatulations, Gianni!

  3. Congratulations. I've also read that in time Chaosium will most probably publish your game properly. :-)
    I love it that you can play this in pairs and I'm looking forward to playing it with my friends.