Epic Pantheon

EPIC is a two to four player card game by White Wizard games, makers of Star and Hero Realms, where you duke it out as gods to see who is the greatest.  This game brings back the play and feel of trading card style games that have been around for years, but without the costly need of buying randomly packaged booster packs.  EPIC comes ready to go out of the box, and only adds cards in an LCG style where each pack has the same cards as every other pack of the same name.  Previous packs have added new characters you can play as called Tyrants, or just added new cards to the game in Uprising.  Well now they are adding new characters to play as in the form of a Pantheon.  The first of the two packs features Furios, Father Nature and Maligus, the Dark One, each coming with 12 cards and 3 token cards in the pack so you can play as either deity. Furios is revered by all in the forest, except for Maligus that is, and he seeks to overthrow Furios.  But when Furios summons you to his defense, you obey.

The second features Helena, the Valiant and Zaltessa, the Huntress, each also with 12 cards and 3 token cards in the pack.  Zaltessa will hunt anything and everything under the sun, includes the other gods, but Helena has the bravery and courage to stand up and hunt Zaltessa instead.  Look for both of these packs to be on store shelves in January of 2018. You can click here for details on pre-ordering.

White Wizard Games has been busy lately and have announced upcoming releases as well as the launch of their latest Kickstarter.  The first of those announcements is that they have updated their App implementation of the Star Realms game.  Lots of updates have been made to the aesthetics of the game to make it look and sound better, plus some balancing updates to keep the game moving forward.  Also with this update comes the availability of the Colony Wars expansion to be purchase for $4.99 in the app.  With that purchase you will gain access to 46 additional cards for use in the game as well as the new mechanics associated with them.  You can read more about the updates on the Star Realms website.

Next they announced the launching of Alpha Access to their latest game app, Epic Card Game Digital.  Like the Star Realms app, this will bring the Epic Card Game into the digital realm allowing for online play, solo play, and hopefully online multiplayer.  You will have to buy your way in if you want alpha access, else you will just have to wait for it’s release like everyone else.

Also announced was the next expansion for the Epic Card Game, simply called Epic Pantheon.  This expansion will be six different packs of 15 cards each, similar to the Uprising packs and will contain “12 game cards, 2 deity cards (demigod, god or elder god), and 1 double-sided token“.  Expect to see these packs available later this year in time for the holidays.

Last, but certainly not least, is the launch of the Kickstarter for the next Star Realms set, Star Realms Frontiers.  Like the set before this is a new stand alone game that can be combined with the other games, but they are bringing in an aspect of Hero Realms that many people enjoyed.  That aspect is asymmetric starting decks in the form of Command Decks.  Each of these command decks will contain a commander with a starting authority and hand size in addition to a unique starting deck with 2 gambit cards.  This means that players will now have differing hand sizes, authority, and abilities right from the start, giving fresh variety to the game.  Also available in the Kickstarter are two new expansion packs, Stellar Allies and Lost Fleet, as well as access to all of the year 2 promo cards and additional cards as stretch goals.  So if you like Star Realms and want to jump in, or expand your collection even more, head to the Kickstarter page today.