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Pillars of Eternity Might be Getting its Own Card Game
The popular game by Obsidian Entertainment, Pillars of Eternity, might be getting its own card game if it can raise enough money on Kickstarter. Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach is set be made by Zero Radius Games LLC and includes some veterans to the video game scene such as Chris Taylor, the lead designer of Fallout 1, and Scott Everts, designer for multiple RPGs like Fallout 1 & 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and Planescape: Torment.
The officially licensed game would be for 2-4 players and would take around 20-30 minutes per game. In the game you must build a city and protect it while also hiring heroes and troops to either defend your city or adventure into dungeons. Each player would start with an allegiance card that has a unique ability which would be balanced by food and buildings. Players would start each turn with the active player choosing to send his armies to go dungeoning or attack another player. After combat that player would draw resource tokens and would be able to build or hire units, any resources left are passed around the table and other players are then allowed to build or hire. Ending the turn, the active player would then be able to choose to discard from their hand if they wanted and all players would draw until they reach their hand limit, after that an event die is rolled and anything can happen.
The game would include 50 resource tokens, 162 city cards, 6 allegiance cards, 24 soul gem tokens, 40 adventure cards, 1 draw bag, 1 event die, 2 six sided dice, and a full-color sketchbook, with the possibility for more to be added if the funding for the project reaches above the main goal.
The goal for the game is set at $30,000, and as of this writing it has already hit more than $16,000 with 34 days still to go. If you help back the project with a donation of at least $39 you will get one box set of the game, plus whatever stretch goals get reached. If you want to donate you can head to the Kickstarter page. And if you want to check out the game it’s based on you can head to the games page on the Steam Store. Don’t forget to check out the gameplay video below where it shows how you would be playing the game.