Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread is a cooperative 1-4 players open world, campaign based, fantasy role playing game, designed by Cody Miller of Xia fame. The game, with pre-painted player and monster minis, is live on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 28 days. You can pledge for either the base game, or combine it with a Kickstarter exclusive mini expansion for an extra quest, a boss mini and some alternate skills cards.
At the beginning of the game you create one or more characters by choosing a portrait and a path (class). Then you stick the right head on the right body to create your custom mini, and you can go adventuring. While travelling the map, you'll meet non-playing characters to interact with, you'll be able to enter and explore all unique locations and of course unexpected events will happen. You will fight monsters and get class-specific loot.
All progress like levelling up is tracked on multi-layer player boards, that fit in a cardboard sleeve for easy save and set up. Role-playing is encouraged, you can earn special "role-playing" points for acting in character, to later spend to change unfortunate dice rolls.
In Arydia: The Paths We Dare Tread you are an exile, hoping to be pardoned and accepted in your homeland once again. To do so, you'll have to earn enough tokens that are handed out after good deeds. After your adventures, you can reset the game. There is over 40 hours of gameplay included.