ShadowSea – Conquest of the Underground World, or simply “ShadowSea”, is a tactical miniatures game set in an alternate history of Earth in the 17th century, where an underground world was lost to history until seekers of fortune ventured into the nighted depths to confront the rulers of the ancient seas and guardians of forgotten relics. Ten years have passed since the initial discovery, the surface entrance now frozen shut, yet adventurers have returned through a deep underground ocean entrance within ancient salvaged submersibles to again challenge the forces of the Underlands.
The game rules for ShadowSea are based upon the Song of Blades and Heroes (SOBH) ruleset by Ganesha Games, and are designed for fast and furious play with plenty of heroic action, channeling of arcane magic, and adventures in a lost underground world, resolved with a few rolls of 6-sided dice. ShadowSea is fully compatible with DeepWars, the game of underwater battles, and many of the sea-faring characters from that game may be used on land in ShadowSea.
The overall goal of ShadowSea is to have a fun and fast game that players can enjoy for an hour or for many hours. The rules are designed to be modular, easy to learn but with deceptive complexity that allows multiple gaming styles to be successful. Players can also create their own unique characters or improve them, RPG style, using a flexible point system. Whether just starting out with tabletop gaming or playing with an experienced group, ShadowSea is designed to provide a fun way to spend an evening with friends and we at AntiMatter Games hope you enjoy adventuring in our underground world.