Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wee Gamers Podcast - Interview with Jon Vosovic

Another interview with someone behind a Kickstarter project.  This time with the lovely Mr Jon Vosovic, the man behind Thon - a fast-paced, 28mm tactical wargame, pitting the Starlight defending Thonians against the ruthless Sons of Ord.

Jon has had a long gaming pedigree having worked at Eidos and Obsidian video game powerhouses, having worked on the likes of Fallout: New Vegas, Dungeon Siege 3, Metal Gear, Tomb Raider and Transformers.  He has now jumped onto Kickstarter to fund THON is a fast paced tactical wargame for two or more players, pitting the Starlight defending Thonians against the ruthless Sons of Ord. THON is scheduled for release early Q4 2013.
He first drafted THON on a family vacation in '86 when it involved a single super-cyborg hero thwarting the Intergalactic Mining Conglomerate. Thon, gaming and technology changed since then but his dream of bringing that universe to a larger audience hasn't. 

THON is a fast paced tactical wargame for two or more players, pitting the Starlight defending Thonians against the ruthless Sons of Ord. Should THON be successfully funded, it is scheduled for release early Q4 2013. 

Hope you enjoy! :)



THON - styles of play

VERSUS
Games last about 40 minutes to 1 Hour. Players alternate Move, Move, Shoot, Shoot (or move again), followed by Combat. Commanders and Overlords can buff units at any time, but only once per turn. They can increase movement, accuracy, damage or call in Orbital Support, to name just a few of their many dynamic abilities. Units are broken down into their SCOMA Stat; Shooting, Combat, Movement, Armor as well as Special Skills and Equipment that grant them in-game advantages. 

NARRATIVE
Narrative is your typical Pen and Paper RPG setting with a GM (called a Lar) and any number of players playing cooperatively to meet a goal. It includes more stats (seven total), more classes, character creation, currency and an expanded armory. Players create characters, choose classes, arm and equip and can immediately begin play with the Narrative provided, or create their own. New Narrative Adventures will be released periodically. 

SCOMA 
Multiplayer (Defined as three or more) is called ’SCOMA’ (Self-Contained Mobile Armor) and is the most casual of all. It is a design-your-own free-for-all. Players decide on an experience pool and build a character using those points. With these, players battle it out in a PvP arena. There is a grid included that lists all relevant skills, their in-game effects and weapon/equipment, and stat costs.

Thon can be found on its Kickstarter page, its Webpage and its Facebook page




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