Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - Soulbound, the tabletop RPG based on Games Workshop’s revamped fantasy miniatures game, is introducing the legions of the undead to its roster of playable characters later this year.
Upcoming supplement Champions of Death will allow players to pledge allegiance to the Mortal Realms’ undead ruler Nagash as vampires, ghouls, wraiths and wights, as well as creating characters that aren’t sworn to the necromancer - though refusing to serve under Nagash may apparently come with its own unique considerations and challenges.
The book will include new archetypes - ready-formed character templates - for Death units somewhat familiar from Age of Sigmar, including Abhorrant Ghouls of the Flesh-eater Courts, Nagash’s faithful necromancers, the Nighthaunts’ treacherous Knights of Shrouds and the Ossiarch Bonereapers’ Mortisan Soulshapers. Other species and factions, along with their available talents, miracles and spells, will also be detailed.
Champions of Death is one of several supplements planned for Soulbound this year, all of which are currently slated for a digital release in Q3 followed by a physical edition available in Q4 2021.
Blackened Earth will be the second major campaign released for Soulbound, following Shadows in the Mist. Set in the industrial city of Greywater Fastness in Ghyran, the adventure will see the players attempt to defuse the situation between the land-exploiting metropolis and a neighbouring faction of the tree-folk Sylvaneth before it erupts into war. The campaign is described as being suitable for new characters.
Champions of Destruction, meanwhile, will offer the chance for players to create Destruction-aligned Soulbound (or Gorkamorka) such as Orruk, Grot, Ogor and Troggoth characters. Archetypes in the book will include a Fungoid Cave Shaman of the Gloomspite Gitz, Orruk Brute of the Ironjawz, Wurrgog Prophet of the Bonesplitterz and a Firebelly of the Ogor Mawtribes, along with other additional character creation and progression options based on the species and factions.
The three major expansions join several smaller releases planned for Soulbound during 2021, with publisher Cubicle 7 having previously announced a dedicated bestiary, artefact and spell collection, standalone scenarios, and a number of other sourcebooks and supplements on the way to the fantasy RPG over the coming months.