Return to the world of Root with The Marauder Expansion. Raze the Woodland to the ground as the fearsome Lord of the Hundreds, or recover precious relics from this destructive conflict as the Keepers in Iron. Explore dozens of faction combinations, including many new head-to-head matchups with the hirelings and advanced setup cards. New and experienced players have never had so many ways to enjoy Root!
Root: The Marauder Expansion is the next chapter in the series. The expansion offers two new factions: the Lord of the Hundreds and the Keepers in Iron. Both factions are designed to work seamlessly with all previous factions and provide players with unique gameplay challenges and the dramatic, narrative-first asymmetry that has become a hallmark of Root’s design.
This Kickstarter Edition also includes Root: The Landmarks Pack and Root: Riverfolk Hirelings:
- The Landmarks Pack
Explore and conquer new landmarks that can be added to any of Root’s four maps. Build your empire among the Treetops or fight for control of the Black Market. Discover new corners of the world of Root. Fight for control of the cosmopolitan Free City of Root, or attempt to secure influence over the Black Market. Build buildings among the Elder Treetops or secure the Legendary Forge. Each landmark offers players new strategic challenges and tactical possibilities. Best of all, they work with each of Root's four maps!
- Riverfolk Hirelings
Team up with a rogue Lizard Cult sect. Trade with the Riverfolk Company Flotilla – or, simply, gain favor with the crowd. Each hireling includes a variant side for more options.
The Keepers in Iron and the Lord of the Hundreds factions are suitable to Root's two-player game, bringing the total number of two-player factions up to five without the use of bots.
- Keepers in Iron
The Keepers in Iron are an order of itinerant warriors who have come to the Woodland to recover ancient relics. To find them, they must manage their Woodland contacts carefully, as only the local animals know how to find the relics they seek. Paragons of discipline, their warriors sport pristine armor of a quality rarely seen here, making them a terror in battle. However, to keep their forces well-supplied and mobile, they must maintain a network of caravans and way-stations.
- Lord of the Hundreds
Claiming to be the true voice of the Woodland, the Lord of the Hundreds spreads distrust and division among its inhabitants, inciting torch-wielding mobs to destroy the enemies of their righteous dominion. His swarming army can overwhelm all but the toughest defense. By looting items from the undeserving and adding them to his towering hoard, his power grows as he develops an increasingly fearsome monomania.
NEW GAMEPLAY OPTIONS
Root: The Marauder Expansion also introduces a new level to the conflict for the Woodland: Hirelings! These small factions can be used at any player count and introduce surprising new power combinations as well as a chess-like tension to lower player-count games of Root. Root's hirelings lend their services to factions willing to pay the price. Court the Marquise's infamous Forest Patrol or sway the rampaging Last Dynasty from the Eyrie to join your cause. Whether you are playing with two players or six, the hirelings are sure to offer you exciting new ways to play Root. The Riverfolk Hirelings are included in The Marauder Expansion. More hirelings can be purchased here: The Underworld Hirelings and/or The Hirelings Pack and Hireling Box.
- Set-Up Draft
The Marauder Expansion also includes a new set-up draft system suitable for both casual and competitive play.
Note: This is not a standalone game. A copy of Root, the board game, is required to play.
About Root, the board game
Root is a fully asymmetric strategy board game designed by Cole Wehrle, lavishly illustrated by Kyle Ferrin, and brought to life by the team at Leder Games. Stalk the woods as one of the Vagabonds, seize the initiative with the Eyrie birds of prey, rule over your subjects as the Marquise de Cat, or command the Woodland Alliance to create a new order. In Root, the players drive the narrative, and the differences among the roles create unparalleled interaction and replayability.