Meet the Brute

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Brute Concept

The last of our Early Access minions, meet the Brute! Compared to Outwitters‘ Heavy class, the brute is still slow, but more durable and harder hitting. You’ll only have two to use in a match, so knocking both of them out as soon as possible will be a priority for your opponent. If you can keep one alive to the very late game, they get an unlockable speed boost called Doubletime to make them extra scary.

Another of their special abilities is called Toss, which lets them pick up a neighbor and throw them up to 2 spaces away, even over barriers. You can use it to move people up the field faster, or to get a pesky enemy out of your way.

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  1. Will there be fog of war?

  2. Fog of war was cool for Outwitters when you play remotely, but it made it impossible to watch each other take your turns around a tablet. So you couldn't really do couch play.

    For Hex Gambit, we want you to be able to gather some people around and stay engaged, watch each other the whole time and be thinking about your next turn. The element of surprise is still there, but now it comes from the way characters move and their having multiple abilities. And from when you deploy your captain's bonus.

  3. You mean there won't be any guessing?

    Coming from years of experience with fog of war (Warcraft, Starcraft, wc3 and sc2) always ranked fairly high, I am partial to FOW. I enjoy the sneakiness and high risk high reward play style. Chess is a great game I enjoy a lot too though so I'm not too upset that hexgambit won't have Fow.

    To be honest, I always kind of felt bad for the heavy. The near sighted bastard child of the outwitters family.

    @HansJoachimAa I'm wondering what you think about the fog of war? Your experience with chess contradicts my experience with fow games. I have a little chess experience, but not near as much as you.

  4. I was a big fan of Outwitters when it came out and just discovered that things are getting serious about releasing a new game in this style.
    Needless to say I'm very excited!

  5. I would disagree, it's definitely not "dices" as in adds random. There is still always a best possible move even with FoW. The "best" just accounts for all the unknowns and picks the most likely to succeed.

    Some of the fun of Outwitters was hiding units and creating that uncertainty, this was definitely a big part of high level play I would say.

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