So you love Transformers, and want to dive into some new games...where to start?
With the Transformers 7: Rise of the Beasts coming out, it's no wonder you're itching for more Transformers content! We've got you covered. Renegade Game Studios has two major Transformers games: the Transformers Roleplaying Game, and the Transformers Deck-Building Game. This blog will outline both of these games to help you dive in!
Transformers Deck-Building Game
The Transformers Deck-Building Game is a great option for Transformers fans looking for a new family game night find, a competitive game shop rivalry, or a fun solo-gaming experience! In this game, you will take on the role of one of the Autobots from the planet Cybertron. Your mission is to stop the Decepticons from enacting their nefarious schemes and protecting the planet Earth. Travel and explore the matrix as you transform between modes, gain allies, find relics and acquire the tech you'll need to fight the forces of evil. Not only that, but as your deck grows in power, the Decepticons will rise in difficulty level to challenge you. This game is for 1-5 players with a play time of approximately 45 to 90 minutes.
In this section, we'll cover reasons to play the Transformers Deck Building Game, but I know reading is hard so here's the short of it:
- Three unique game modes
- High replayability value
- A wide array of expansions (and still more coming!)
- Approachable ruleset makes this game great for newbies while still challenging experienced players
So why should you play? Well for one, the different game modes of the Transformers Deck-Building Game make it uniquely versatile. Feel the rush of friendly competition with competitive mode! Teach those geeks in the game shop who's boss and show off your mad strategic skills. Plus with a game play time of 45 to 90 minutes, there's definitely time for a rematch! This mode is particularly fun when paired with the War on Cybertron Expansion, releasing June 13th.
Maybe you aren't the competitive type...or maybe you're just tired of watching your friends throw game pieces at each other when they lose. Cooperative mode is the way to go! In cooperative mode, you and your friends can work together to defeat the evil Decepticons. Strategize you moves and work as a team to optimize every turn and face challenges head on.
"Yeah, yeah, both those modes are great! But who has time to coordinate schedules for a game night??" is probably what you're saying (it's definitely what I would be saying). Never fear! Solo mode is here! Solo games have become increasingly popular over the last few years, because let's face it, a good gaming group can be hard to come by! These easy to follow rules also include options for playing on your own, so your gaming time won't be at the whims of your friends' work schedules.
If you still have reservations on diving into the Transformers Deck-Building Game, let me draw your attention to the vast back catalog of expansions. My biggest concern when picking up a new game is replayability value. Is this a game that I will pull of the shelf only once and then sit in the background of my zoom meetings collecting dust? Or is this a game I will be reaching for over and over again? The base game itself is great to return to as there will always be new strategies and new game modes to explore, but along with the base game, Renegade Game Studios also has a ton of expansions to choose from every time your game needs a makeover! Check out Dawn of the Dinobots, Infiltration Protocol, and A Rising Darkness! Of course, our latest expansion War on Cybertron, gives you the option to play as a Decepticon in the battle for the galaxy.
Another priority when choosing a new game is approachability. Unlike a lot of other deck building games, the Transformers Deck-Building Game is designed to be approachable and quick to learn. Set-up time is an absolute breeze when following the colorful and clear diagrams in the rules booklet. Renegade's mission is to make games for everyone, so we want to create a gaming experience that any player of any skill level can enjoy. If you're new to the gaming scene, or you are playing with someone new, reach for the Transformers Deck-Building Game!
"Ok you sold me! Where do I start?" is what you're definitely saying. Here's your plan of action:
- Get your hands on the Transformers Deck-Building Game HERE!
- All our expansions are great but I recommend Infiltration Protocol!
- OR you can pick up the Transformers Deck-Building Game Starter Bundle! Which gives you the core game and two expansions!
Transformers Roleplaying Game
You've honed your strategies with the deck building game, and now you want to know what it is really like to be a Transformer. Let me introduce you to the Transformers Roleplaying Game! A roleplaying game is a game in which you...well...play a role, and in this one the role is that of a Transformer!
Here are the main reasons to play this game:
- Get creative! You can make your very own Autobot! Take inspiration from existing characters or make it entirely your own!
- Everything you need to play is in ONE BOOK!
- Our prewritten adventure books will keep you entertained!
Have you ever watched a Transformers movie or cartoon and wished you could jump into the world for just a bit? Well, now you can build your very own Autobot with a variety of customization options, and immerse yourself in the world with your group of friends! The Transformers Roleplaying game Core Rulebook will give you options for character traits, weapons, and equipment to help you on your way. Whether you're defending Earth from Megatron's plans of attack, heroically saving civilians, or just hanging out at a robot diner or something, the world is your oyster, and the possibilities are endless!
Along with that the Transformers Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook has everything you need to run a game. Whether you are a player or a game master, all you need to do is flip through one book to find every rule, every tidbit of lore, and every character creation option, and MORE! Because this book is all inclusive, it also makes for an awesome gift. Nothing feels worse than giving your loved one a game only to find out they need a ton of other things to get started. They'll be able to dive right in (plus books are easy to wrap)!
Maybe you've been playing for a while, and you already know how cool the core rulebook is, and you're looking for something more. Lucky for you, we recently released a prewritten adventure book called The Time Is Now, which is designed specifically to be played after you finish the starting adventure in the core book. The Time Is Now is for second level characters who, throughout the course of the adventure, will advance up to level six
Here's a quick list to help you get started with the Transformers Roleplaying Game:
- Pick up the Transformers Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook to dive right into the world of Transformers!
- Roll up to game night in style with these Transformers themed polyhedral dice!
- Once you're ready for more, check out The Time Is Now!
- OR you can purchase the Transformers Roleplaying Game Starter Bundle which includes the core rulebook, A Beacon of Hope Adventure & GM Screen, the Transformers Roleplaying Game Dice Set and Dice Bag!
Once you've done all that, head on over to our Discord Server to meet other Transformers fans, keep up to date on all our new releases, and participate in fun events!