Xia: Legends of a Drift System is a 3-5 player sandbox style competitive space adventure. Each player starts as a lowly but hopeful captain of a small starship in a modular, freeform galaxy.
Players fly their ships about the system, completing a variety of missions to gain money and exploring new sectors. Your aim is to become the most famous space captain in the drift system, how you do it is up to you. Navigating hazardous environments,mine, salvage, or trade valuable cargo, become a bounty hunter or plunder and destroy you rivals. Paticualry noteworthy or infamous deeds will grant you titles.
The most adaptive, risk taking, and creative players will excel. One captain will rise above the others, surpassing mortality by becoming Legend!
Customize: Each player begins the game by choosing and customizing a Tier 1 starship. Invest all your money in engines and be a rapid, yet fragile, explorer. Put all your credits into an uber missile and watch other players flee in terror. Get a small engine and save space and credits to invest in buying and selling cargo. Or create a well rounded ship, ready for anything. In Xia, the choice is always yours.
Adapt: The goal of Xia is to become the most famous captain. Completing missions, besting ships in combat, purchasing higher tier ships, selling Cargo Cubes and claiming Titles are all ways that players can earn Fame Points. The best pilots will adapt to their surroundings, making snap judgments and changing plans on-the-fly.
Sandbox: The real fun of Xia is that each game will be different. There is no set direction of play, players may choose to be peaceful traders, fierce pirates, workers, miners, opportunists, etc. The game board is randomly laid out and explored each time you play. Players might choose not to explore at all, creating a tiny arena for swift and deadly combat, or explore all 19 sectors and have a large play-scape to exploit. It's up to you!
This accessory pack adds 10x metal coins in a new colour and denomination; 2,000 credits in a bright orange. This complements the 30x Silver 1,000cr and 10x Blue 5,000cr coins that are already included in the core game.
This is the first expansion for the game Xia: Legends of a Drift System.
In its meandering across the galaxy, the drift system of Xia has come into orbit with a dying star. Once habitable worlds now sit desolate waiting to be ransacked by opportunists, and an unknown cold fills the void. New dangers, hidden treasure, and adventure await in this abandoned system. Uncover the mystery in: Embers of a Forsaken Star.
This expansion adds:
Xia: Missions and Powers is a mini-expansion for Xia: Legends of a Drift System. It includes 54 cards:
21 new ship powers, one for each existing player ship, offering players a choice each time they acquire a ship. The new powers are balanced with the existing powers, but offer greater reliability and can be used multiple times per turn.
32 new missions, with 8 missions of 4 new types: Transport, Assist, Counterfeit, and BOOM! These missions can be started more easily than most other existing missions, since they require only a sector type (e.g. Ice Asteroid) instead of a specific sector. Furthermore, these missions end at players, making them more interactive and easier to complete in the early game, when missions are often difficult.
There is also one rules/credits card that is included.
Overall, this mini-expansion offers Xia players many new permutations for ship powers, and more interactive missions.
This expansion contains the Sellsword Mk II, a new ship that can be added to the game in one of 2 ways; as a new NPC (which can be used with all other NPCs and expansions) or as a player ship. This ship is mechanically the same as the original Kickstarter exclusive Sellsword, but with a new paint job, name, and tagline.