Frequently Asked Questions
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Heroes of Metro City is a deck-building game and as such, it is necessary that there be copies of the cards available to you and your fellow players to "stock" your deck with the cards you think will best help your Hero. The base set comes with 20 different Power cards (10 each), 6 energy cards (10 each), 6 different minions (5 copies of each), 10 different Villains (2 each), and 10 different Archenemies (1 each). In addition, there are also 40 copies of the two basic cards Spark Of Energy and Origin Story -- players start with 5 of each in their Hero Decks. To see actual current images of the cards, backers of any dollar amount can download our PDF of every single card in the base set. We think you will find that the base set has a broad array of power concepts and mechanics that makes gameplay full of variety and excitement. No additional cards (promo or expansions) will ever feel necessary to complete the game experience.Last updated:
Who are your artists going to be? Are there opportunities for Backers to become artists for the card art?
One of our lead game designers, David Boostrom, is also the graphic designer for the game and is the artist behind Major Slagg (the big guy above). In addition to his art, we have tentative deals with comics industry veterans who will supply the game with a variety of different kinds of art to satisfy fans with a lot of different and popular art styles.
But... we are also planning on sponsoring some art contests later this month in which the winners have their submissions become final card art for the game. Keep an eye out in our update section to learn more about those kinds of opportunities!Last updated:
Local game and hobby retailers are the lifeblood of our industry, and the center of all of our gaming communities. Your friendly local gaming store takes the risk on new products, spending time and precious shelf space to stock and merchandise new games. In order to make the game available to as many people as possible, we want to provide incentive for retailers to stock Heroes of Metro City.Last updated:
There are several reasons for using multiple artists. The logistical one is that we want to deliver the game in as little time as possible -- and that means spreading out the (now) more than 80 illustrations needed across a larger artist workforce, so that all of the art can be made simultaneously after we're funded.
But more important to us was the understanding that comics fans have a lot of different tastes when it comes to their art. From the golden age to anime, from painterly styles to the ink-heavy noir of adult titles. We want to deliver a little something for everyone, so each person can have their favorites. The unifying elements are the consistent card layout work and the game itself.
The art is also a recognition that players want to play the game their way -- meaning some people will play a serious game and others will be silly. Some will play casually and others fiercely competitive. Different styles of art helps reinforce the notion that this is as much a game for you as it is for others who have totally different tastes.
Then there's the fact that sometimes we change our own preferences from one day to the next. "Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don't." (If you're under the age of 30, you might have to google that phrase.)Last updated:
The links to the cards and rules can be found among our "backers only" updates for the site.Last updated:
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