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Narrative Note—Animosity Campaign

Featuring team-based strategy and storytelling, Animosity welcomes you to forge your narrative alongside players from around the world in the internet’s best Warhammer: Age of Sigmar map campaigns. A new campaign is launching in early June this year.

Who are Animosity Campaigns?

For almost a decade, Animosity Campaigns brought cooperative storytelling and intense map-based strategy on a grand scale to Warhammer players around the the world. Today, the NEO team is working to reinvent this incredible experience for Age of Sigmar and a new generation of players.  Simply put, Animosity is what you would get if you smashed Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay into a good game of Risk.

You may recognise the individuals behind Animosity Campaigns (@AnimosityCmpgns) as Alex (aka @OldStonebeard), Peter, Saul (@WarbossKurgan) and Nick (@Beithir).

How to get involved

When you sign up, you’ll pick one of several immersive factions and join a team of players working together toward a common goal. Each turn, your group’s NEO will submit a battle report – this could be a game you’ve played, a hobby project you’re working on, or even a short story you’ve written – and allocate it to a location of your choice on the campaign map. Your report will be entered into the Animosity game engine, and after each turn, Animosity will post an update showing which territories your faction has taken, held, or lost.

Play games, do hobby, tell stories

Because of the unique nature of internet narrative play, you do not need to play against the same opponent on the table whom you’re fighting in the campaign. In fact, you don’t even need to play games of Age of Sigmar at all to participate! So long as you share your short stories or hobby projects, you’re still an invaluable cog in the war machine.

An open vista

That said, what really sets Animosity apart is the open-ended nature of the campaigns. The NEO team has no intention of “railroading” you: we may set the stage, but your characters are the actors, and this is your story to tell. More than one player faction has faced total annihilation in the aftermath of poorly-conceived actions, while others have managed to punch well above their weight with a combination of great strategy and good roleplaying.

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Furthermore, each campaign is linked to prior installments, together building an ongoing fan-written continuity. No matter your level of participation, your contribution will change the course of future Animosity campaigns. Check out the previous stories in “What came before”

Look for registration to begin April 5th and check the website for updates every Friday: https://animositycampaigns.com/. You can also check out the FAQ and How to Play pages for more details.

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