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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

 8-Bit Battle is an epic small deck Player vs. Player card game designed by GeymTheori Studios.

The legend of the 8-bit battle goes as follows.  In a distant kingdom, in a 1980's video game universe, lived a King who ruled over a mighty nation.  But alas, the kingdom was torn in two as factions began to form against the King.  Now the king must draw upon his closest allies else he will battle against them for the future of the kingdom.  They are: The Warrior, The Wizard, The Queen, The Goblin and Three Villagers (also known as NPCs). 

This game creates several unique strategies. Do you choose items or characters that you can stack up to ensure victory, but at the risk of letting your opponent have automatic victory points because you cannot engage in every battle? Or will you go with special characters like the wizard who have a high probability of victory on their own? Or will you use special items to gain the advantage by increasing your attributes or peeking at the other players cards before you have to make a decision. The choice is, but choose wisely, because every decision you make will lead to victory or your untimely demise.

Selecting Character Cards

The 8 character cards are shuffled and placed between the two players, face down.  The first player draws two cards, then decides which of the two to keep and which to put back.  The cards are reshuffled quickly and the next player does the same.  The two players continue until there are two character cards left.  These two cards are randomly distributed. 

Selecting Item Cards

The 10 item cards are shuffled and placed between the two players, face down.  The first player draws two cards, then decides which of the two to keep and which to put back.  The cards are reshuffled quickly and the next player does the same.  Stop once each player has three item cards. 

Game Play

The player who went first is now the attacker.  They select one character card and one item card and place them face down.

The second player is now the defender.  That player selects a character card face up and an item card face up.  If a card allows additional cards to be played, it is played now.

The attacker then reveals their cards.  If a card allows additional cards to be played, it is played now.

Do the battle math:
If the attacker's Attack value is higher than the defender's Defense value, the attacker wins.  Else the defender wins.  In the event of a tie, the defender wins.

Winner takes all of the cards and puts them in their discard pile.  Once a player is out of characters to play with, the other player places the rest of their cards into their discard pile.

Players go through their discard pile and count up the Health Points (which are victory points).  Player with the most points that round wins the round.  Winner decides who goes first for the next round.  Best of 3 rounds wins the game.

Special Cards

Queen - When you play the queen, you can also play the King card with it raising your attack to 3, defense to 3 and health to 5.

Wizard - If attacking, automatically wins unless the defender plays the torch card to counter the wizards "fog of war" ability which renders the defender blind with darkness.

Ale - Allows another fighter to join the attacker or defender.

Key - Allows an attacker to see what the defender plays before they select an item to accompany their fighter.  For a defender, it allows them to see the item selected for the attacker before they choose their character and item cards.

Some of our Card Designs

Here are some of the card designs for the game.  Cards are printed by PrinterStudio on premium 310gsm casino quality cards.  Cards come in a clear plastic box and include an insert with the game's logo and signifying that it is a Limited Edition Kickstarter Edition of the game.

Risks and challenges

The card designs have been finalized, the printing press is ready and all that remains in your interest in playing this new and exciting game to help us keep our costs down by printing it in bulk.

Those that back our project will be the very first to get their hands on this game since it doesn't currently exist for purchase anywhere else. Imagine your friend;s surprise at your next game night when you pull out a game so new and unique, that you will be the only one who has a copy of it.

Also, if demand for the game is high enough, we will develop and Kickstart a 4 player version of the game.

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    Two (2) copies of the 8-Bit Battle card game + any stretch goal additions. One deck will be signed by the game designer. Play with one deck, save the other as a collectible in your game collection.

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    We will replace the character names with the names of your friends or family. For example, the wizard card will have the same image, but the name at the bottom will be "Uncle Randy". Or the Goblin card will say your friend's nickname "Q-Ball".

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    We will replace the character names with the names of your friends or family. For example, the wizard card will have the same image, but the name at the bottom will be "Uncle Randy". Or the Goblin card will say your friend's nickname "Q-Ball".

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