Rock Manor Games has launched a Kickstarter Project for the post-apocalyptic western board game, The Few and Cursed, by designer Michael Gnade (Brass Empire, Maximum Apocalypse). The game is based on the rich and engrossing world from the comic series created by Felipe Cagno and Fabiano Neves, and the art for the game is pulled directly from these stories.
“The Few and Cursed can best be described as a Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Old West comic book series about people trying to survive a world where most of the water evaporated overnight in a mysterious apocalyptic event back in 1840. Even though what was left of mankind found a way to adapt using water, the most valuable asset on the planet, as currency, survival turned the world into a wicked wasteland where it’s either kill or be killed. And evil not only endured, it won.”
1-4 Players take on the role of Curse Chasers, each starting with unique strengths, weaknesses, and asymmetric starting decks of cards. Players deck-build without a market, collecting their cards from an upgrade deck, and choosing which to keep and which to discard. Players meet random encounters, try to complete jobs, capture bounties and find supernatural artifacts. Card play moves the characters across the dry Pacific ocean, gains them resources, improves stats, and generally gains fame or infamy. Dangers lurk all over this world, from fearsome monsters that hunt the heroes, to the ever-present supernatural forces that curse the characters.
“Draw on the darkness too much and you will transform and become cursed… every cursed state has it’s own pros and cons but they all lead towards death.”
The game includes 4 player characters with double layered character boards, minis with 38 starting cards and 90 upgrade cards. Also in the box are 4 monster minis, encounter, shop, artifact, and job cards, and numerous cubes and tokens. A Deluxe Edition adds 60 engraved wooden tokens and a metal first player coin. The Kickstarter Campaign for The Few and Cursed continues through June 27, and the game is expected to deliver in July 2020.