Robert A. Kouba, designer of BattleLore (Second Edition) and Battles of Westeros, is working with 8th Summit‘s team, the publisher’s of Run, Fight, or Die and Agents of Smersh, to develop and launch the SVG (or SoloVerse Games) system. As it’s name implies, the new series of card games are designed for solo play, but will be sold in many single deck packs that will allow for a mix-and-match customizable experience. The first installment, known as Supehero Solitaire, will be a line of single decks consisting of a single hero facing off against a single villain. These decks can be dismantled and recombined to pit different heroes against different villains.
A single deck with its scoring markers are all you need to begin playing. However, most players will want several decks to experience the ability of customizing their gaming experience by swapping entire suits of cards. The decks are self-contained and there is no need to purchase boosters. Each deck will include 10-20 tokens but a game may be played with generic tokens, so SVGs are extremely portable. For the avid player, a core box will be available that stores multiple decks.
More themes are coming, including a mystery theme, so if comic book-style superheroes aren’t your thing there is more in the wings waiting for you. Their introductory line is certainly hitting a lot of the same chords that Sentinels of the Multiverse played, but with such a solitaire focus and different trappings on the way it is sure to appeal to many different crowds. No word on a release date as of writing this, but there will be demos of two decks at the upcoming Origins Game Fair. Until then, check out their website for the clean art and more information!