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ELO Darkness, MOBA Inspired Card Game On Kickstarter Today!

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Sept 26, 2017

ELO Darkness, the new MOBA inspired card game is now on Kickstarter.

The first customizable card game inspired by MOBA is back on Kickstarter with many hot new features.

For those who haven’t heard about this project yet, ELO Darkness stems from the ambitious idea to combine the MOBA genre with unique card duel mechanics. Each player controls a 40-card deck representing his Team of Heroes (5 characters divided into classes) and including both generic Action cards and specific Hero abilities. The game is designed for 1vs1 or 2vs2 matches, which are played on a fully illustrated gameboard featuring an epic MOBA inspired arena.

The aim of the game is to invade the enemy base, advancing step-by-step on the board, destroying the enemy towers and breaking through the opponent defenses from one of the 3 different lanes on the map. Since there are no dice in the game, randomness is very limited also being mitigated by control factors such as the possibility to draw more cards when retreating from your position on the map. Cards can be used for multiple purposes in the game: they can be discarded during the Farming phase in order to gain Experience points and gold (which is useful to buy and upgrade Item cards), or they can be played to advance on the 3 different battlefronts during the Combat phase. The latter is resolved through a simultaneous action selection mechanism followed by a back-and-forth phase in which players alternate using Gank cards to increase their Influence on the lane and trigger powerful combos and synergies between the Hero.

The unique aspect of the game is the interaction with the map, which introduces interesting tactical aspects and really contributes in making the game more thematic and immersive. Another feature that is really difficult to find in other similar titles is the huge amount of content offered in the game.

For about $58 (€ 49), the box includes a total of 400 cards featuring 30 Heroes, 20 Item cards per player (with upgraded version each), over 130 Action cards, a thousand of tokens and two gameboards which are dedicated each to a different game mode. ELO Darkness is a complete game, rich in content and with a high replayability. Players who delve into the deckbuilding and customization aspect can find a huge variety of combinations and possibilities. For those who love miniatures, then, or for those who simply want to get the most immersive MOBA experience, there are sets of highly detailed exclusive Tower and Minion minis that can be added selecting the Platinum pledge level ($69, or $63 with the limited Early Bird!).

If you love highly tactical games, with a great customization component, be sure to check out this title on Kickstarter.

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5th Expansion for TLotR TCG: The Grey Havens

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January 21st, 2015

New challenges and new territories abound in the Lord of the Rings TCG’s fifth deluxe expansion, The Grey Havens from Fantasy Flight Games

The game’s developers transport your heroes far from the shores of Middle-earth, tasking them to sail the uncharted waters west of Eriador. As your heroes board the expansion’s new Ships, the developers explore new mechanics that make your seafaring adventures feel considerably different than those set on land, and the result is yet another startlingly new game experience that still bears all the familiar hallmarks of Middle-earth’s heroic high fantasy.

Historical Games Factory launches crowd funding campaign to fund new edition of Theomachie

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July 16th, 2013

Historical Games Factory has launched a crowdfunding campaign (on the German equivalent of Kickstarter) in order to fund  a new edition of their Tehomachie deck-building game.

Fabryka Gier Historycznych (Historical Games Factory), a young Polish publishing company that debuted last year on the international market with “Sigismundus Augustus” is preparing a new game for foreign gamers.

A crowdfunding campaign was launched at the Spieleschmiede platform for the German-language edition of the company’s second game, “Teomachia”. The new edition will feature new artworks and expand the gameplay for up to 4 players (with only 2 players in the original version), and lots of exclusive gadgets will be prepared for the supporters. If the project is successful, the game will be released at Essen 2013.

“Elemental Clash: The Master Set” now on Kickstarter!

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June 1st, 2013

“Elemental Clash: The Master Set” is a non-collectible yet incredibly customizable fantasy card game for 2 – 4 Wizards by Andreas Propst. In Elemental Clash players summon fantastic Creatures and cast magical Spells in order to deplete the opponent’s Spellbook (deck). If a player is unable to draw cards from their Spellbook, they lose.

The Master Set is the ideal entry point for anyone who is new to Elemental Clash, whilst offering a lot of exciting cards and gameplay for those who are already familiar with the game. One Master Set contains 80 different regular Creatures, Spells and Element-Stones as well as 10 special Spellcaster cards and a bunch of Kickstarter-exclusive promo cards, thus totalling in at over 300 cards per pack.
If you like fantasy-themed Customizable Card Games but not the pricetag they usually come with, “Elemental Clash: The Master Set” could be of something of interest to you. Please have a look at our fairly priced pledge rewards and unique stretch goals at Kickstarter and consider backing the project!

Edge of Darkness : Star Wars, the Card Game preview

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April 10th, 2013

“It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.”     –Han Solo, Star Wars: A New Hope

“In February, we announced Edge of Darkness, the first deluxe expansion for Star Wars™: The Card Game. Focused on the dark side’s Scum and Villainy affiliation, as well as the light side’s Smugglers and Spies affiliation, the box introduces twenty-two unique objective sets. In turn, these new objective sets and their cards bolster the game with more tricks than you can fit into a customized suit of Mandalorian armor!

The dark side’s Scum and Villainy affiliation focuses largely on capturing light side cards, but it also benefits from an array of cards that “cheat” the standard rules for placing focus tokens on cards and determining