There is more to playing Directors Cut Card Game than what is listed below. But this will give you a general idea about this patent pending system.
Playing Directors Cut Card Game
Playing the game takes some strategy and ability to figure out if it’s more helpful to discard your hand or discard your Action cards. Each scene requires a 20 to complete. You use items as well as your skills to complete scenes. There are cards that “Wound” you, meaning that you have to spend more points to survive the scene. There are cards that heal you, allowing you to remove cards that you have already added to your “Discard” pile and add back to your Action deck. Scene cards have consequences, like discarding cards, or trading your hand with another player. Your Action deck is essentially your life points. As you “spend” or “use” your cards, they are added to the Discard pile and your life points decrease. If you get down to zero cards, your character is dead.
Here’s how a turn, or action sequence works. After everyone’s decks are shuffled, a random person is chosen to start the game. After everyone draws their 7 cards, every other player has a chance to “Wound” the starting player, making them spend more points than the necessary 20. Once those cards are in play, the player turns over the first Scene card. They have to resolve the action on that card, whether it means discarding their hand and redrawing their hand, or spending even more of their cards to get through the scene. If the player cannot resolve the scene, they have to spend their cards’ points, whether it is cards from their hand, as well as cards from their Action deck.
There are cards that can really mess with other players, like Take Two that makes them replay a scene. Within the Action decks are action cards. They give bonuses to different skills on archetype cards. Items also add to that bonus. Here’s an example. Claire has an archetype with +4 Blades. If Claire’s archetype has skill number +4 in Blades, she can then add that +4 to each Blade card that is played.
The Crew Shout Outs
Special thanks to everyone involved in this project from the start. If I missed anyone I am sorry, so many people are involved.
David and Amy wish to thank each other!
Robbie Gunn, and Autumn Gunn for putting up with us and always offering inspiration. As well as Robbie stepping in on a last minute shoot for the Zombie Chef.
Nakay, Kayla, Jeff, Steven, Robbie, Autumn, for leading up the master play tester groups and spending countless hours play testing and getting us feedback.
Jeffery for all of the hard design work, and for stepping in to play a zombie on a last minute shoot.
Claire and Damien of Dark Soldier Design for literally putting together everything needed for a photo-shoot for THREE different expansions. As well as all the awesome makeup, and for driving David around, and for so much more.
Matt for taking the time to lend your expertise on the makeup Sunday!
Nysa for being awesome with contracts, getting stuff when needed etc. and make up.
Shane for doing the House of Slashers photography, you are very skilled in your art sir.
Cody for being an awesome guy, driving David around, the Barnes and Noble trip and for awesome makeup.
Lu Unchained for the video work, modeling, and so much more!
Candy Renegade Lane, for putting up with me for three whole days of shooting! What a great model.
Shadoe Unchained for being a sound board to bounce ideas off of and for being an awesome model.
Jadea Unchained for being an awesome model and for all of the ideas!
Mackenzie Unchained for being willing to freeze to death for three days of shooting, what a great model.
Cody for being an awesome model!
Casey for even taking the time to be there (as with everyone else) regardless of his family time. Thank you Casey for being involved and being such a great model.
Dino Unchained for everything! What a great model to work with, wait till you see the Spirit expansion, she is one hot nun!
Tara for being painted head to toe and for being such an awesome model.
Rachel for stepping in for her first photo shoot and being perfect at what she did. Thank you!
Jordan , where do I start? Perfect Production Assistants are hard to find, but he was very close if not perfect. Without him the shoots would have taken twice as long. Thank you Jordan. See him as well in House of Slashers expansion!
Nathan for putting up with all the waiting to get some of the best shots of the slasher and zombie that we got. Great guy to work with. Also for the help with the pizza incident that I shall not repeat!
Colin, for being such a great model!
Kieran for being not only an awesome model but feeding his energy into everything around him. He makes one great zombie!
Starla for being a great model to work with and for putting up with a bunch of noobs.
Joshua for being not only awesome, but coming in straight from working the night shift and looking fresh in all of his shots. Thank you!
Brandon, for the energy, and pure awesomeness he brought to the table as a model.
Kyle, thank you for playing your part, and for all of the enthusiasm., You are a real pro sit, great model to work with.
Elizabeth , thank you for playing your part as well and working so well with Kyle. Very professional and you rocked that 80's look.
Jordan for helping out on a last minute fill in shot, you make a great gory princess.
Actress and model Sarah French will appear as a PROMO Card in the Directors Cut Survival Horror Game.
Sarah French is an actress and model from Minnesota. She got her start modeling when she was discovered at a metal concert, her favorite genre of music. She modeled under the name Scarlet Salem. She later had an opportunity to get into acting. Her love was always horror so naturally she gravitated towards those projects using the Scarlet Salem name. To date she has done over 30 films with titles such as Strip Club Slasher, Killer Biker Chicks, In harm's way and Terror Overload. Outside of horror she also plays a Russian assassin in the martial arts film "Opposite Blood" and a Ghostbuster in the online series Ghostbustin 911, which is a mix of Ghostbusters, Reno 911 and Cops. In addition she has been featured in many magazines like Gorezone and Girls and Corpses. She writes a scream queen column for Shock horror magazine. In April 2011 she dropped the Scarlet Salem name and began to use her real name for all future work. Check out her website by clicking here!
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