Horror Inspired Cards and Characters
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With Halloween tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to share some of our "horror" inspired cards and characters and get you thinking about how fun it will be to play on the dark side of Summoners Fate.
Withereds are the potato sack husk-like remains of once thriving individuals that have been afflicted by blight. While they are technically alive, their physical form and spiritual energy has been depleted to the point of exhaustion, resulting in their wrinkled appearance. They are virtually blind and are driven to their targets by an innate hunger that can detect positive energy to absorb and sustain their being.
Legends of the blight often speak of a king who, so obsessed with the persistence of his own rule, contracted an agreement with a dark shadow entity of the Void, who granted him a powerful curse that would enable him to sustain his life by taking directly from others.
Void magic in Summoners Fate is represented by dark, spider-web like bordered cards. Skeletons are among the most prolific of the races represented by Void cards. I wanted to go above the typical expectations of summoning a lone skeleton, so when I created Skeletal Legion, the idea was to have a real impact, a badass moment of summoning a small army of warriors to throw at the opponent. While skeletons on their own are not notably strong, their shield actually makes them very tough to kill (see my previous article that discusses the Shield Block mechanic). Additionally, when linked with other cards, such as Skeleton Champion, who buffs all skeletons, they become quite formidable pretty quick.
The Flesh Golem is a classic creature returning from Hero Mages. When spawned, the Flesh Golem creates a "blood pact" with its controller, allowing it to absorb all damage received. The player loses if their Summoner is defeated, so this ability makes Flesh Golem a very high-value card. Note that his abilities only redirect life, and other effects (such as Freeze) will still affect the Summoner even as life is redirected.
Demon Lord and Hellhounds
Hellhounds are vicious guardians of the underworld with razor sharp teeth and claws and burning red eyes. Their puppies, however, are notoriously cute and exceptionally rare. They are sought by adventurers for their lifelong loyalty and devotion. However, the Demon Lord is not amused by travelers stealing from his kennels, and many adventurers pay the ultimate price attempting this task.
Those who have opted for the $25 and above reward tiers will save themselves the trouble by receiving their own Hellhound puppy when the game launches. Also note that giving your puppy a custom name (which will appear on his card) is also an exclusive reward not available in-game.
Mysterious Little Girl
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