THE LOFTY BEACONS
The Lofty Beacons (2015 beta draft) is a short, card-based, live-action game for one or more groups of 2-4 players. Each group needs a copy of the game to play. The premise is inspired by the beacons of Gondor from the Lord of the Rings, but with a post-apocalyptic twist.
In a post-apocalyptic future, everyone has been killed by zombies or the death-cults of the waste. A few communities of survivors have holed-up in the mountains. Your crew has been sent to maintain one of the Lofty Beacons: a chain of remote mountaintop signal fires, kept unlit. You will serve for several years, lighting your beacon if enemies march on the mountains or if a neighboring beacon is lit.
Some fans have already begun jokingly calling the game "Waiting for Gondor," though unlike a Beckett play, there's some actual things that happen during the game, including a series of challenges facing the crew of sentinels.
This version of the game won the "Crew Pick" Honorable Mention award in the 2015 Golden Cobra design competition.