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A complete strategy card game from the creators of Star Realms.
Two to four can play sealed, draft or constructed out of one small box!
A complete strategy card game from the creators of Star Realms.
Two to four can play sealed, draft or constructed out of one small box!
A complete strategy card game from the creators of Star Realms. Two to four can play sealed, draft or constructed out of one small box!
11,858 backers pledged $585,122 to help bring this project to life.

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 Epic is a fast paced card game of fantasy combat designed by Hall of Fame Magic players Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle. It packs all the amazing game play and beautiful art of a trading card game in one little box at an unbelievably low price.

Epic Card Game is funded! Thank you so much for your support. We'll be adding various stretch goals as we hit different funding levels, making this already awesome game an even more incredible value!

  You don't have to add any additional shipping for the playmat, but be sure you include shipping in your order. If you pledge over the base $20 for the gamer set tier, you must manually add shipping. Shipping is $6 in the US, $10 to Canada, $12 to the EU, and $15 to the rest of the world. So, for example, if a US backer were ordering two gamer set tiers and two playmats he should pledge $20+$20+$25+$25+$6 = $96.

We designed Epic to provide great draft and sealed deck play right out of the box. If you are a trading card game veteran, you know what this means, and yes, it is every bit as awesome as you think it would be.

If you haven't played trading card games before, you are in for a real treat. Sealed and draft are incredibly fun! Unfortunately, with trading card games, they are also incredibly expensive (like $10-$30 every time you play). 

But with Epic, you get the fun without that scary price tag. A single $15 box of Epic allows up to four people to play draft or sealed again and again with great game play every single time.

Just that would be an unbelievable amount of game for the money, but there are more ways to play. By simply dividing up the cards by the four colors (yellow, red, green and blue) you will have four preconstructed decks, each balanced for play against the others.

With sealed, draft, and preconstucted decks, up to four players can play out of a single copy of the game. There is another way to play, called "constructed," where each player needs their own copy of the game. In constructed, you build a deck at home using your entire Epic card collection to play against a friend who did the same thing.

While Epic gives you the full trading card game experience at a tiny fraction of the cost, Epic is NOT a trading card game.There are no random packs or hard to get cards. When you buy the game, you get everything you need to play. You know exactly what cards you're getting. There will be expansions down the road, but they are optional. You can literally play and enjoy hundreds of games with just the base set.

The first war of the gods tore the world apart. Each god continually remaking reality was more than the universe could withstand… The great nothingness returned, leaving the gods to bicker in the void.

Eventually, a compromise was reached. The gods joined forces to create the universe anew, but this time there were rules that even they must obey. No longer could gods battle directly, tugging against one another on the fabric of reality. Now their wars are fought in the mortal world with mighty champions and devastating events.

In Epic, each player starts the game with a score of 30 health. Your goal is to eliminate your opponents by reducing their health to 0. Set up is fast. To play a basic game, just shuffle and deal each player a 30 card deck and you are ready to go!

You start the game with a hand of five cards, and draw a new card at the start of your turn. Your cards represent powerful champions that will fight for you or game changing events you can use to thwart your opponent.

Each turn every player in the game gets one "gold." Some cards cost a gold to play, others are free. This means you can play any card in your hand from the very first turn. There is no slow building of resources in this game. Epic starts at full throttle!

A game of Epic might go something like this:

On your first turn, you play a Frost Giant and attack your opponent. Not wanting to take 8 damage, he plays a Surprise Attack and drops a T-Rex on the board, blocking and killing your giant. You Fireball the injured dinosaur finishing it off, then end your turn.  Your opponent draws a card at the start of his turn, then plays a Dark Knight and attacks you for 5, knocking you down to 25 Health. Then he plays a Blue Dragon, drawing a card and blasting you down to 23 health. You need some answers, so before your opponent ends his turn you play an Ancient Chant and draw 2 cards. Hmmm... What should you do next, wipe out the board with an Apocalypse or drop a massive Burrowing Wurm on the table? Welcome to turn two, Epic style!

The four colors of Epic cards each represent a different alignment. Yellow is good, red is evil, blue is sage and green is wild. Each alignment has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Like in Star Realms, you can play cards of any and all colors in your deck. If you can match colors, your cards will frequently get more powerful.

The righteous, the honorable, protectors, healers, angels, saints, brave knights and benevolent kings. These are the forces of good.

Your good cards will raise large armies of humans, protect your champions and increase your health. You will banish enemy champions to the bottom of your opponent's deck and launch devastating airborne assaults lead by glorious angels.

Savage beasts, burning fire, terrible storms, instinct, aggression and rage. The wild don't have an agenda. They aren't good or evil, they're hungry... and your opponent looks like food. 

Playing wild gives you giant monsters that can smash and stomp though your opponent's defenses. You'll hurl fire and lightning at your foes. Great storms, volcanoes and earthquakes will smash all that stand in your way.

The cruel, the murderous, vampires, assassins, demons, devils and zombies. These nightmares taken form are champions of evil.

With evil cards, you'll master death, killing champions in droves then bringing the dead back to serve a new master. Your vampires will shrug off mortal wounds and feed upon the forces of your enemies. Hordes of zombies and powerful demons will be yours to command, if you are willing to pay the price to summon them.

The wise, the clever, the logical, tricksters, scholars, illusionists, engineers, alchemists and wizards. For the sage, knowledge is power. Reason and logic will illuminate the path to victory.

Through sage cards you will master time, returning enemy champions to your opponent's hand. You will construct mighty engines of war and call upon powerful magic to transform or blast your enemies. You will mislead enemy armies, leaving your opponents defenseless and assuring your victory.  

Risks and challenges

Just like with Star Realms, our backers are going to get an awesome game, delivered quickly. All the work is done, the game is amazing and we just need the Kickstarter community's help with printing costs.

We have taken on all the risk by investing time and money needed for Epic's art, graphic design, game design and development. We will need to sell a lot of copies down the road to cover our costs. We love this game and believe players around the world will love it too, so we think it was a risk well worth taking.

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    Gamer Set Tier
    With each set you get one copy of the game (enough for 4 players) and you get the year one promo cards. The year one promos are 12 additional cards which will be released to the general public periodically over 2015-16 as event support and prizes. Buy in at this level and you'll get the game and all 12 promo cards before they are available in stores!

    Get an additional Gamer Set for every $20 added to your pledge.

    With 2 sets you will be able to play sealed deck and draft with up to 8 players, and large formats like Emperor or team draft.

    With 3 sets you will own 3 copies of every card in the game, so you can build any constructed deck or create our suggested Epic cube for sealed and draft.

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    * Demo materials so you can build up demand before the main release.
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    Champion Tier
    You will be a major character in the world of Epic. Your name AND LIKENESS will appear on a card in an upcoming set. You will need to provide a photo for our artists to reference. You will work remotely with Rob and Darwin to design your champion card. You will be integral in every part of the card's design from concept to art direction to final development. Your name will be included in the design credits for the set your card is in.
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    Wizard for a Week Tier.
    Come to Boston and hang out at the White Wizard Games office for up to a week. In addition to playing games and having fun (did someone say draft?) you’ll learn game design first hand as you work with Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty to create your own Epic card that will feature your name and likeness. Your card will be included in a future release and you will receive design credits in that set! This level includes the the Gamer Set Tier x3 with free worldwide shipping! Dates flexible. You are responsible for your own travel.

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