Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon

Osprey Games
  • Author: Steve Mathers
  • Illustrator: Navid Rahman
  • Short code: OSG
  • Publication Date: 26 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781472850072
  • Format: Game
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About this Product

As the sun rises over the deserts, rivers, and oases of the Caliphate, a delicate balance has been upset. As one of many rival powers in the region, you now have the opportunity to alter the course of history and seize power for yourself. The ambitious Sultan sits in a golden palace, presiding over great works of architecture. The secretive Murshid works to covertly undermine the central authorities through an expansive network of agents. The wandering tribes of the Nomad aim to sow discord in order to secure employment for their experienced mercenary citizenry. The ravaging forces of the Warlord sweep across the land, chasing after promises of plunder. And, in the face of chaos and uncertainty, the Caliph aims to preserve order through military might. Will you successfully navigate this web of rivalries and rise to prominence, or will you squabble with your lesser adversaries and fade into obscurity?

Crescent Moon is an area control game for four or five players. Take on the role of one of five radically asymmetric characters, each with their own objectives to fulfil, unique actions to utilise, and game-changing special powers to employ. Build symbiotic relationships with your allies, undermine your rivals, and choose your friends and enemies wisely in this cut-throat game of power and politics.

Number of players: 4-5
Ages: 14+
Play time: 150-180 minutes
Components: 59 Custom Wooden Pieces, 5 Player Booklets, 82 Cards, 62 Wooden Discs, 16 Hexes, 5 Cloth Bags, 196 Tokens

Biographical Note

Steve Mathers lives in Melbourne, Australia, working as a programmer, and has been a part of the computer, tabletop, and roleplaying communities there for three decades. He is particularly interested in ancient history, and has spent significant amounts of time touring historical sites across the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean.Navid Rahman is an illustrator with a keen interest in world building, creating environments with a blurred line of whimsical fantasy and reality. He creates striking scenes of sari-clad women, enchanted forests, whimsical organic shapes of colourful patterns filled with meticulous detail. Using a mixed medium of tools and supplies, he is obsessive in his attention to line weight details and the natural flow of work and the relationship it has with the public space.

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