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Helsinki, Finland (April 17, 2017)

Reforged Studios is proud to announce the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for their new tactical miniatures board game, Warforged: First Contact™.

Warforged: First Contact™ has been designed by a dream-team of industry legends. Written by design veterans Andy Chambers, Tuomas Pirinen, and Ryan Miller. Warforged: First Contact™ features incredible strategy and depth of play. The world of Warforged: First Contact™ is brought to vivid life by the art of Neil Robertson, with hero concepts by industry luminaries such as Paolo Parente, Des Hanley, and John Wigley. Breathtaking miniatures, designed by Ninja Division Publishing’s renowned team of sculptors, complete the all-star ensemble bringing Warforged: First Contact™ to gamers worldwide.

“It is very rare for all the stars to align this way and have such a stellar team on all areas of the project,” said Tuomas Pirinen, CCO of Reforged Studios.

Warforged: First Contact™ and its Kickstarter campaign, is designed to appeal to both miniature collectors and tactical board game players worldwide. The stretch goals and special offers featured in the Kickstarter campaign will introduce a multitude of supplementary game content, including a third faction of human rebels, called The Uprising.


Warforged: First Contact™ pits the fearless warriors of the Iron Legion against the mythical Mantra, a galaxy-spanning covenant of aliens bent on dominating the human race.

In the distant future the Terran Authority has exercised virtually unchallenged control over the colonies of mankind for centuries. Advanced nano-based technology has transformed the human race, extending life spans, curing hunger and disease. A large proportion of the Authority’s populace is enhanced by the ‘Brand’, particle-sized machines moving within their own bloodstream cleaning and repairing, speeding reactions and cognitive functions.

A handful of individuals among the trillions that have merged with the Brand have done so far beyond normal human parameters. They can wield unprecedented power like unto the gods of old; hurl lightning, disappear into thin air or move with preternatural speed. These gifted individuals are known as the Awoken.

The Authority is watched by the Iron Legion, a hand-picked military organization that spans the stars. It exists to protect the people, keep the peace and enforce the Authority’s laws by suppressing the senseless criminality that flares up among the colonies from time to time. Most of the Awoken serve with the Iron Legion as revered commanders, and those few who don’t are closely monitored to ensure their gifts are not misused. All in all life under the Authority is good.


In Warforged: First Contact™ gameplay is king. The aim of the design team was to create an alchemical mixture of board and miniature game you can learn to play in minutes, while maintaining strong strategic elements and replayability. The game’s core features include:


  • A unique card deck, where each card represents a single warrior on battlefield. Each card contains all of the warrior’s relevant gameplay information, allowing the action to maintain a smooth flow without the need to endlessly refer to the rulebook.
  • Innovative power tokens that can be used for temporary boosts to individual models, or to activate heroes’ devastating special attacks.
  • Three unique sets of dice that players use to determine the outcome of all the actions within the game, and allow players to trigger the special skills and abilities of each warrior.
  • A scalable exploration mode that allows players to play larger games with multiple opponents and factions.
  • Earn battlefield awards while battling to improve the forces under your command.

About Reforged Studios

Reforged Studios is a Los Angeles and Helsinki-based game developer that makes games with a focus on creativity, characters, and fun. It is formed by veterans of Games Workshop, Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft amongst others. The lead designers for Warforged: First Contact are Andy Chambers and Tuomas Pirinen, who have produced a number of classic tabletop games over the years. This is their first new project together in 17 years. As Tuomas says, “We are putting the band back together!”

About Ninja Division Publishing

Ninja Division Publishing™, LLC produces and publishes high quality board games, card games, and beautiful hobby model miniatures for tabletops around the world. Ninja Division’s tabletop lineup includes beloved originals such as the ground-breaking, dungeon-dashing Super Dungeon®: Explore; the charming chibi-ninja battle game, Ninja All-Stars®; the immersive and ever-expanding space war of Relic Knights®; and the forthcoming interstellar railway hold-up and heist, Rail Raiders Infinite™. Ninja Division also publishes an array of licensed games including favorites such as My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria™,  Alien v Predator™, Codinca™, DrunkQuest™,  and the award winning family game, Luchador!™. With legions of fans around the world, Ninja Division encourages both collaborative and competitive play in its community of gamers of all ages!


Reforged Studios

CCO Tuomas Pirinen



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