Watch Out For Epic Soul Raiders Card Game Kickstarter Next Year

October 15, 2020 by brennon

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The creator of the incredibly popular Splendor is going to be returning to the tabletop and Kickstarter soon with Soul Raiders, an epic story-driven cooperative card game. See what you think of  Marc André's new vision.

Soul Raiders Prototype Cover - One for All

Soul Raiders Prototype Cover // One for All

Soul Raiders is going to feature a fast-paced narrative game where you take on the role of powerful heroes working together to take on quests and defeat an impending doom before it's too late. All of this is going to be built upon 1000 cards (yes, 1000) which feature artwork from the likes of Guillaume Tavernier (De Architectura) or Magali Villeneuve (Magic The Gathering).

This game has had a little bit of coverage so far (check out the video below) but within this High-Fantasy setting you'll be giving in to play out chapters from a "book" in one-to-two hour sessions. During these sessions, you'll complete the quests we mentioned above and collect information that feeds into the wider campaign.

Soul Raiders Card - One for All

Soul Raiders Card // One for All

The game itself is going to feature fast-paced and streamlined gameplay which is focused on the cinematic adventure playing out on the tabletop. During your games you'll move from what are called Setting Tiles within a setting, interacting with them in different ways. Building on the teamwork element of the game the heroes live and die as one. They have a shared health pool so you'll need to work together in order to actually complete a chapter.

Cooperating together against the Threat Tracker in the game is a key to victory although even if you fail a chapter you can still move on to the next but with a setback introduced into the mix to mark the unfolding story within your group. Only the final chapter of the game has to be completed to succeed so you have plenty of chances to see how things twist and turn.

As someone who likes the depth and scope of games like Gloomhaven, Soul Raiders immediately caught my eye. I like the idea of seeing if the same kind of experience can be tracked through a massive card game. Marc André did a great job with Splendor and it will be interesting to see how that mind can be put to something as mammoth as this.

Watch out for the Kickstarter early in 2021. I will certainly be keeping an eye on it myself!

"Marc André did a great job with Splendor and it will be interesting to see how that mind can be put to something as mammoth as this..."

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