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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 18 2017
Last updated December 12, 2018

Possession, a Daemonic Card Game (Canceled)

A dark fantasy card game: players are daemons fighting each other over the mortal denizens of the town of Ninebridges.

Possession, a Daemonic Card Game (Canceled)

A dark fantasy card game: players are daemons fighting each other over the mortal denizens of the town of Ninebridges.

£3,792
pledged of £25,000pledged of £25,000 goal
72
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 18 2017
Last updated December 12, 2018

About

You are a daemon fighting for dominance over your fellow daemons. You have set your sights on the city of Ninebridges and are vying to possess its denizens in order to wage war against other daemons and the remaining free-willed inhabitants.

Possession lets you scheme to outsmart your opponents as you wreak havoc in Ninebridges. Possession is an easy-to-learn and fast-to-play strategic card game for 2 to 4 players.

Alberto and Antoine are passionate gamers and they created Crooked Tower to design games they longed for that no-one seemed to be making. In Possession, you can finally enjoy being the bad guys corrupting gullible humans.

What is in the box?

The Possession box contains (all photos show prototypes, the final version will be an improved version of the prototype):

The rule book explains the rules with examples, shows the anatomy of each kind of card and provides a glossary highlighting each one of the game's keywords. It also comes with a map of Ninebridges and pages of background introducing this brand-new fantasy setting, some of its history and that of its population.

Controlling as many Victims as you can is the main goal of the game. New Victims are drawn at the beginning of each turn, and players can control them if their Possession Value is equal or higher than the Victims' Willpower. But be careful! Some Victims can increase their Willpower, and some Equipment and Event cards will make them more resilient to your attempt at controlling them!

Location Cards are drawn every turn, each one representing a place in Ninebridges, or in the surrounding countryside. In addition to setting the scene for the action to come, these cards make each turn unique, as every Location has specific rules and interacts with the Victims and the Players in various ways.

Each Daemon represents a Player in the game. Daemons all have different stories and rules, and a starting Possession Value to help you control Victims.

Reference cards are a quick, easy way to help you out with the turn sequence and the meaning of some symbols. 

The Game Deck is where Players draw their hands, and it's full of unique cards designed to make your life simpler, and your opponents' harder. The staples of the Game Deck are the Possession Cards, with which you increase your Possession Value, allowing you to control more Victims. Use Nemeses and Heroes to attack your opponents' Victims: play them tactically and you can slay a Victim in one quick fight! Equipment Cards can either make your Victims stronger (arming them with weapons and armour) or weaker (a Victim with a Book of Psalms will be harder to control). Finally, Event cards can disrupt your opponents' plans, they are truly powerful when used at the right time!

The Score Pad allows you to record the ups and downs of your Victims during the game, keeping track of the changes to their Willpower, Life and Strength.

The Time Token, tossed like a coin at the beginning of each turn, will determine whether it is Day or Night, affecting the game and some cards in very specific ways.

The Narrator is the Player who draws cards for the turn, and the Narrator Token is used to remind you who currently fulfils that role.

How to play


Translations

We are working on translating the rulebook. The translation will be available as pdf downloads on our website (the english version will also be available). The translations already in the works are french and italian, we are currently looking for translators for a german and a spanish version.


Solo Mode

While the main rules are designed for 2-4 players, Appendix 1 of the rule book allows you to play in solo mode, a challenge that makes you face the heroes of Ninebridges as they relentlessy hunt you and the victims you possess!

Imp on a Wanted Poster/Imp in the Game

 

 

For those of you who truly want to be a part of this game, and for those who have always wanted to know how they would've looked as a witch, a knight or even just a humble butcher, the Imp on a Wanted Poster/Imp in the Game rewards are just what the Plague Doctor ordered! Get the original artwork, and literally get into the game! (in the examples, Antoine and Alberto, creators of Possession, and Giovanni, the artist, in their evolution from photo to Victim Cards).

Stretch Goals

 

Shipping

International shipping is probably the most complex part of a Kickstarter project like ours. It is where local regulations and taxes can surprise you.

We have done a lot of preparation to ensure that the shipping of our project goes smoothly and is as cheap as possible for backers. Below you can find a breakdown of estimated shipping costs for all locations. Please keep in mind that these are costs charged AFTER THE CAMPAIGN ENDS in the pledge manager.

 

 


Why Kickstarter?

Creating and manufacturing a board game has a cost. Kickstarter affords us the opportunity to focus most of our upfront investment on the game and to delay paying for the manufacturing with the funds raised from the campaign. This means a better, more polished game for you.

We have worked very hard to make Possession and we hope that you will want to back us and get your very own copy of the game!

Retailers

Of course, we love retailers! Contact us at info@crooked-tower.com for prices. Please keep in mind that we deliver to our Kickstarter backers first and only then to retailers.

About the creators

Possession is a card game created by Crooked Tower. Crooked Tower is a start-up company based in London. It was co-founded by Alberto Federighi and Antoine Vernet. Crooked Tower designs high quality games for demanding gamers. We aim to provide an exciting and surprising gaming experience for both beginners and experienced gamers.

Game designer, Alberto Federighi-Lucifero, has been playing board games for as long as he can remember. Hailing from Tuscany, he settled in London after living and working in Italy, the US and the UK. Alberto worked for a famous game company for a few years before leaving to set up Crooked Tower.

Antoine Vernet grew up in the French Alps, where he got into gaming after stumbling upon Necromunda. He joined forces with Alberto to bring their shared goal of creating new and exciting games to fruition. In addition to his role in game development, he holds the purse strings. As an example, he vetoed using gold coins as tokens (imagine the cost of shipping...).

Giovanni Bianchi hails from Tuscany, land of artists, and was introduced the world of drawing and illustrating at an early age. Working on Possession, he had to reinvent his style to meet Alberto’s vision, and found inspiration in Flemish art (mostly Bruegel and Bosch) and in the classic fantasy artwork of the '80s.

Julien Lemesre is a native of the Alps, and loves the smell of After Effects in the morning. He is our motion graphic artist and video editor.

Risks and challenges

As with any project, there are risk and challenges, but in the year leading up to this Kickstarter campaign, we have done our best to make sure we have minimised the risks and prepared ourselves for the challenges ahead.
We rely on a fantastic team of artists and designers for all the game's elements. We are working with top manufacturers with a history of successfully delivering similar projects.

Throughout the campaign and the fulfilment, we will be sure to keep you appraised. We will regularly share our progress with you, as well as the challenges we face and how we plan to overcome them.

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    Welcome to Ninebridges! Backers will receive a copy of Possession, a Daemonic Card Game + all stretch goals. Shipping charges separately, see shipping section.

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    Storming the city of Ninebridges! Two copies of Possession, a Daemonic Card Game + all stretch goals. Shipping charges separately, see shipping section.

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    Conquer Ninebridges and the countryside. Backers will receive four copies of Possession, a Daemonic Card Game + all stretch goals. Shipping charges separately, see shipping section.

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    Our artist will draw a portrait of you in his unique Possession style! You will receive the original signed artwork (roughly an A5 size), and a thank you note. You also get one copy of Possession, a Daemonic Card Game + all stretch goals. Shipping charges separately, see shipping section.

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    Your face in the game! Choose a Victim, our artist will redraw the card artwork in your likeness. This new illustration will be used in the game. You will receive the original signed artwork (roughly an A5 size), and a thank you note. You also get one copy of Possession, a Daemonic Card Game + all stretch goals. Shipping charges separately, see shipping section.

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