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Games for HollyBy Games for Holly
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Games for HollyBy Games for Holly
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About

Hey game fans!  We are Games for Holly, a husband and wife team, who would like your help producing our expandable card game Renae: The Rise and Fall! We love gaming so we started looking for a new family friendly game that we could play together. After our search for a clean, fun, easy game to play failed, we decided that we would make our own game so that we could have something fun to play together. We are so proud of our game which has family friendly characters (desexualized, blood free, and non-scary), an equal number of male and female characters (equality!), characters of different nationalities (more equality) and characters of all ages (that's right, equality again)! We wanted to make sure there was a card that everyone can relate too and we are hoping to produce additional expansion sets that will allow that diversity to grow! Renae has been play tested since early 2013 at game stores, conventions, and homes in the United States and other countries. We are so excited to get our game printed so that we can share it with everyone! Please help us reach our goal of $1,500 so we can pay for art and print our core set. For each additional $500 dollars we raise we will add an additional expansion set!

Renae: The Rise and Fall is a strategic expandable card game. It will be sold as a packaged core set, which includes enough cards for 2 armies (2 of each of the 25 cards), a D-20, damage counters, and a copy of the rules.  The game can be played with or without playmats. Multiple versions of the playmats will be available to download and print on our website. Also, awesome high quality cushion gaming playmats are available with certain reward levels :)

In addition to this core game, expansions will be released which will add new cards, characters, and mechanics to add more diversity to the battlefield. Each expansion will consist of 10 to 15 cards that can be purchased separately from the core set.

Pictures of testers at Gaming Grounds in Kent, OH

The beginning of a game
The beginning of a game
Cards flipped and first turn
Cards flipped and first turn

The Card Design

We wanted to make a card that was quick and easy to read and understand.  Each card has a Damage, Vigilance, Range, and Roll Needed.  These stats are displayed at the bottom of the card and are also displayed on the top of each card in an orientation which allows opposing players to easily identify them.  Cards also include easy to understand words and color coding to explain deck construction rules and card abilities.  Other card information like set and artist are also included on each card. Lots of play testing designing a card that is easy and quick to read and understand. 

The Expansion Mechanics

Shifters (like Ace from the Arise from the Shadows Core Set) will now have a full arsenal of Shifts to "shift" into.  These shifts include characters like panthers, wolfs, and dragons.

Summoners (like Carling from the Arise from the Shadows Core Set) will have now be able to use her magical powers to call her Summons to her side during battle.

Builders will allow you to build more fortresses in your battlefield to help you protect your Heros. 

Support classes who can increase or decrease the vigilance or roll percentages of the cards around them, will give you the choice of helping your army (as well as your opponent yikes!) or hindering your opponent (and possibly yourself double yikes!)

Absorb allows characters to potentially decrease the damage done to them during battle. This new mechanic might give you the luck you need to fend well on the battlefield.

Loyalty allows characters to sacrifice themselves for others characters on the battlefield. A true sign of Loyalty.

Regeneration, a trolly form of self healing, that will be introduced by trolls.

Charge is a way for Goblins to go out with a bang. 

Indie Artist(s)

All of the artwork for the Core Set has been done by an artist named Jason Ballard. As our game expands, we would like to use more indie artists to help them get their name out there (each artists name appears on the cards). It has been so exciting to watch Jason Ballard's art career take off after creating the artwork for our game!

If you are an interested artist, please email us at renaethegame@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

One challenge we have faced so far is lining up the cards to get printed. With the help of online forums and lots (and lots) of time, all the cards are now lined up (fingers crossed) and ready to go.

Another challenge we foresee is getting boxes printed for the core set. We want everyone to be able to purchase our game so keeping our costs as low as we can and getting a quality product has been tricky.

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