Broken Tales Preview - Queen, the Thief of Hearts

I always have an ace up my sleeve.


Now that the Quickstart is available , you've already had the chance to discover Garou, The Old Wolf and The Unnamed Piper . Today we are talking about a hunter that you will only find in the complete manual of Broken Tales: Regina, the Thief of Hearts , our reinterpretation of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland !

Leadership is my vocation and I have always surrounded myself with faithful followers ready to do anything for my every whim. If like me you are not of noble birth, you must conquer the power in life. At any price. I ruled the ranks of entire gangs, broke the hearts of men and women, and each time I set out in search of something more. Because power is never enough for me, I always want more. The Order has given me a new purpose, a new perspective from which to see reality and new creatures to make my slaves.

Regina will have Gifts (special abilities) attached to these Descriptors:

  • I am determined to get what I want and nothing can get in my way, I can kill, humiliate or conquer anything that stands in my way. As you can imagine, I deeply hate being told no!
  • Thanks to my organizational skills and my charisma, I always have an ace up my sleeve. Followers ready to help me and allies who owe me favors. Maintaining an empire of beneficial links requires commitment and resources.
  • I have an enviable charm and love to dress up to fit the role I have chosen. Even when I work hard it is impossible for me to go unnoticed.

You will find all the regulatory part concerning Regina in the complete manual of Broken Tales . We will reveal the campaign launch date shortly!

Design diary

Alberto Tronchi, designer of Broken Tales, explains Regina's transformation:

"The Queen of Hearts is a very famous character, and Alice in Wonderland a work among the most popular for alternative versions to the original. For Broken Tales I focused on the concept of "I want", command ability and ability to push others to carry out all kinds of orders . Regina is not a true queen in Broken Tales , and because of that she she cannot rely on her status as her her to set a tone.

Her breaking point is precisely her becoming a strong character of character and determined : capable of good leadership, always surrounded by faithful servants, but without losing her capricious nature . Regina's I Dark is called "As I want!" and allows her to improve the skills of her companions (but only if they follow her orders to the letter!) Or to ensnare enemies, making them less sure of what they are doing.

The most interesting feature that emerged from the rupture of Regina's character is this strong dualism: a leadership character which inevitably will lead her to interact with others And to go beyond the classic domineering queen, leading her towards a more human and less granitic characterization than her iconic counterpart. "

Spoiler: the campaign is less than a month away ! Reveal the date in the next update!

The Broken Tales Kickstarter campaign starts in May .
If you missed the announcement of Broken Tales , find it here .

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