Bloodborne: The Card Game Set to Debut in September

BBN001_lIf there’s one thing that teenagers are good for, it’s pointing out all of their parent’s mistakes. The largest blunder–in my teenagers’ eyes–was getting them an Xbox One instead of a Playstation 4. Before I continue, I feel the need to confirm that, yes, they are that spoiled which is routinely demonstrated to me via complaining of their spartan existence while playing Overwatch and eating Cheez-Its. Their ire revolves around the lack of access to one game: Bloodborne. I still have very little idea of what a Bloodborne might be, but I do know that a tabletop version is on the way from Cool Mini or Not. Earlier this week we learned that Bloodborne: The Card Game should be hitting shelves this September.

Bloodborne: The Card Game is designed by Eric M. Lang and, according to his blog:

…is based on the Chalice Dungeons in the video game Bloodborne — the ever-changing labyrinths and tombs carved out by the Great Ones beneath the fallen city of Yharnam, where horrifying creatures reside. Players compete to kill monsters and take their blood.

As players traverse the dungeon they will be attacked by critters and will then have to fight together to beat each threat. Players will play cards simultaneously and collect blood based on how much damage they do. If they fall in combat, however, all their progress is lost which gives the game a push-your-luck mechanism as players decide to stay in one more round to rack up those red hot treats, the kinda sticky licky sweets they crave or get out early and save what they’ve already earned.

Cool Mini or Not should have advanced copies available at Gen Con 2016, but the full retail release appears to be targeting September. If that should change, we’ll let you know.