Reiver Games, a young game company whose taste in quality board gaming can only be asserted by pointing out that they published my first game design as their second game, is set to publish their third game: Carpe Astra – Seize the Stars, by Jackson Pope (the publisher) and Ted Cheatham.

In Carpe Astra you play contenders for the throne in a future empire, trying to build enough support among powerful guilds to claim the throne for yourself. Players control a number of ‘operatives’ who help them to form connections with the guilds either supporting the guilds or slandering an opponent, weakening their standing with the guilds.