Now on Kickstarter: Epic

June 4, 2015 - 10:35pm

Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle and White Wizard Games, the creators of Star Realms, are now bringing to you another Kickstarter for a small-box card game: Epic. Don't be deterred by the name - they actually thought of "Epic" in the name previously - this is a reimplementation of Epic Trading Card Game, made in 2009. Epic is a fantasy card game for 2-4 players that provides draft, sealed, and constructed play right out of the box. In draft and sealed play, players get to choose cards to go into their decks out of a selection of cards. For constructed play, the box will come with 4 colors: yellow (good), red (evil), blue (sage), and green (wild) - each can be a pre-made deck. If you have played trading card games like Magic: The Gathering, you may be familiar with this type of game. But instead of being a trading card game, this game will be more like a Living Card Game (or Expandable Card Game) - you get all the cards in the box, and there are no random packs or rare cards. This makes the game much more affordable than Magic. The gameplay for Epic is fast - games last around 20 minutes. In the game, each player has a 30 card deck and starts with 30 health. To win, you can reduce your opponents' health to 0. What makes Epic unique is that you can play any card in your hand - you don't need resources in order to play them. Instead, you get 1 gold each turn, and you choose which card to play with that gold (all cards either cost 1 or none). That's what makes the game epic - you start out at full power! If you're interested in a fantasy themed anti-trading card game, then check out the Kickstarter here for  more information.