The Fantasy Back-Alley-Business Board Game
You lead a guild striving to dominate the market for illegal goods in the Sprawl, a city rich in history and lawlessness.
Recruit and task a mob of agents, racketeers, ring leaders, spymasters, wizards and others to build your reputation by selling your goods and causing chaos for your rivals. Through a light deck building mechanism, you attempt to create the strongest network of agents and the most desirable black market goods. Winners and losers are determined by a fun, yet sophisticated, supply & demand mechanic.
The Power is In Your Hands
Each player will lead a guild with the power to decide where your finite resources are invested. A light deck building mechanic enables you to acquire and improve your black market goods, add agents, add racketeers, disrupt your rivals’ operations or just wreak havoc. Cards are added to your deck through a simple snake draft from a diverse selection of recruits.
Your guild gains reputation (VPs) as a sophisticated, yet simply implemented supply and demand mechanic helps you sell your black market goods to merchants. At the end of the game you will score additional reputation based on the strength of your network of agents and racketeers. All this growth comes at a cost, you must take favors as you try to build your operation without the benefit of any gold in your coffers. As they say “paybacks are hell”. Fail to payback your favors and you pay the price as you see your reputation diminished at the end of the game.
Black Market Simulation
Area of Influence
Placement of agents and racketeers.
The World of Plunderbund
Plunderbund combines the innate corruption and profiteering of prohibition Chicago and the lawlessness of the fantasy setting, the Sprawl.
It’s an era before cell phones, e-commerce and customer relationship management tools, an honest guild had to get business the hard way: thieving, sorcery, money laundering and bribery.
Plunderbund is your chance to lead your guild to fame, fortune or disaster as you navigate the whims of the notoriously picky Sprawl consumer and deal with underhanded tactics from rivals determined to steal your business.