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I'm Daggar. I'm a Belegrim based out of Portland, Oregon.
 

Daggar
Daggar

 
  I've been big into the monster culture of Belegarth and Dagorhir for quite awhile, and I wanted to design a game that monsters could play at events. I came up with a simple card game with a monster-appropriate aesthetic that can be played for fun or wagers.

  While I was originally going to eat the cost and distribute it to a few trusted monsters, the feedback I received while testing the game was overwhelmingly positive. I was encouraged to open a crowdfunding page so I can distribute the game to a wider audience than would ever be possible with just my own funding.

The Game: 

The game is called Yekket. It's played with a deck of 18 cards. It’s most comparable to war mixed with rock-paper-scissors.

There are three suits: Birds, Teeth, and Stones

And 6 values: Smallest, Smaller, Small and Large, Larger, and Largest

The game is simple - Divide the deck, look at your cards, and choose a card to play face down against your opponent. 

Flip both cards. Large cards (Large-Largest) beat smalls (Small-Smallest). 

Otherwise, if they're both large cards, or both small cards, the suit acts in a rock-paper-scissors fashion: Stones crush Teeth. Teeth chew Birds. Birds eat Stones. 

If both cards are the same size category and suit, the larger card wins. 

Each round awards points equal to the number of size markers on your card. Play until both players deplete their hands, then tally points.

Risks and challenges

In a worst case scenario, I lose out on the cost of my game, and I'll be out a little bit of cash. The art is the largest hurdle to creating a game like this: I don't produce very much visual art myself, and with 18 visually distinct cards to create, I needed to outsource the art to someone else.

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