Foe Hunters is a new (again) Kickstarter from Spellforge Games for a collaborative deck building game. The heroes use their experience points to buy cards, working together to take on a series of foes. At the time of writing the Kickstarter has raised nearly $10,000 and you can check out the details here.
Spellforge needs to hit $25,000 to fund but as I pen this post there are 23 days still on the clock so the momentum is with the game.
I must admit; card games are a pretty common sight on Kickstarter but I rather like the look of this one. Playing a deck builder with friends is a nice idea. If the game is expandable then it means you can celebrate new cards together. The experience point system might mean a lot of dice fiddles but I suspect it’ll work well. There’s a YouTube run through from Rahdo below to put that to the test.
The text of the Kickstarter implies this is not the first attempt. A quick look Spellforge Games’ Kickstarter profile shows that a preview run was cancelled just a few weeks ago. The big changes are much better international backing – Europe’s a big game playing market – and the Cult of Oleg’Arth are part of the base game.
The base game is for 2 to 6 players, takes about 60 to 90 minutes to complete and is good for ages 13 and up. It’ll be a heavy box with some 30 d10 (for tracking) and well over 100 cards in it.
It’s hard to shake the idea that this a card based version of Monster Hunters. That’s no bad thing; always wanted to give the collaborative computer game a go but I’ve never found the time.