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$465
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
15
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, July 31 2019 7:04 PM UTC +00:00.

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You are one of the immortals that exist in a realm outside of the mortal realm. Since the beginning of time, the immortals have watched the countless wars fought by mankind and have been impressed by the ancient warriors of earth. Now a tournament has started in the immortal realm to crown a new king of the realm. As one of the immortals you call upon the fragments of souls left on the battlefields of earth throughout time. Form your armies and march them into battle to gather the soul powers of the other immortals and claim your place on the throne as ruler of the realm. This is the Battle of Souls!

Welcome to Battle of Souls, a new card battle game where players battle using ancient warriors. Every warrior group in Battle of Souls is a group that has at some point existed on Earth between the beginning of time and the gun powder age. "If we can find combat information on cavemen, we will add them too" William B.

The Box
The Box

THE SETUP

Choose the warrior group(s) you want to create a deck from and start building your decks. The deck size is 40-cards minimum; 60-card recommended max. You can have 4 copies of each card in your deck with the exception of the Legendary Warriors (only 3 total in your deck)

You can also see the full how to play video here

#soulsbattle open box (samurai)
#soulsbattle open box (samurai)
#soulsbattle Battle of Souls Open box
#soulsbattle Battle of Souls Open box

STARTING THE GAME

To start the game, each player draws 5 cards and checks if they have a mulligan or not (having less then 2 warriors in your hand counts as a mulligan). If the player has a mulligan, they can reshuffle and draw 5 more. (can only call two mulligans).

Each player starts their soul points(life points) at 8000. To win the game you need to be the first to 16,000 soul points. (The King of the realm is the one with the most soul power to rule the realm.) As players damage each other by effect or battle the amount of damage dealt is transferred to the other player. (For example is Rick attacks Steve and deals 800 points of damage to Steve's SP then Rick will also gain that 800 SP)

THE GAMEPLAY

Each turn, a player will start their turn by drawing cards. At the start of each turn players will always start with 5 cards in hand. So if a player entered into the draw phase with 3 cards in hand, they will draw 2 cards. If a player started with 5 cards in their hand then they just draw 1 card. Max number of cards in hand in end phase is 7 cards.

#soulsbattle Samurai cards
#soulsbattle Samurai cards

Players can play 1 fighter card per turn and play as many equipment and tactic cards as desired per turn if the effects are legal. Equipment cards can only be played during the players turn either before or after battle. Tactic cards can be played from the hand during anyone's turn in any phase as long as the effect is valid.

Battlefield cards can be activated from the hand only during the players turn, and only one battlefield card can exist on the field. If a new battlefield card is played then the previously played card is destroyed.

deck build sample card
deck build sample card

This game is all about your deck building skills instead how much you spend on single cards, boosters, and structure decks!

THE REVIEWS

We sent out our first edition decks to a number of reviewers and got some of their feedback. This is what they had to say about our first edition sets.

SETTLER OF THE BOARDS

BOARD GAME BABYLON

BIG BOSS BATTLE

Since then we have made many adjustments and changes to the game to bring it to where it is now. 

Open Box
Open Box

THE WHY, THE WHAT, AND THE STRETCH!

Why did we create Battle of Souls?

If you have ever played any of the leading trading card games before, ask yourself; how much money have you poured into making your decks? How many times have you either lost against, or seen someone get destroyed by another player because they had the money available to load their decks with the most powerful cards possible? How many times have you seen someone with a $10 starter deck crush someone with a deck worth 100's of dollars?

We have been there ourselves. Buying full booster boxes and opening every pack inside just to get multiple copies of cards we already have and maybe just maybe a few of the cards we were really looking for. Going into local tournaments and watching almost every player playing the same style meta deck. Not to mention the never ending broken card system that causes a card to go from being worth $50 to being banned and not worth the paper it was printed on.

We developed Battle of Souls because we wanted to make a game that didn't rely on how much money a player poured into their deck. Instead, it would rely on a players ability to build a deck. In other words, their deck building skills.

With Battle of Souls there are no boosters, no starters, and no ban list. THIS IS NOT A PAY TO  WIN SYSTEM!! Every box of cards will contain every card for that warrior group in the game. For example, the Viking set, has every Viking warrior in the game in that one box. It also is enough cards in the box to create at least 2 decks so two players can play using just one set box.

We built Battle of Souls WITH THE PLAYER IN MIND!

THE WHAT

So what do you get in return for helping us release this game?

$1 - The Keep up the good work pledge - We thank you for your support

$1 - I have skills pledge - Your chance to get your artwork put into the next set of warriors.

$5 - You might need more ink! - You get a print and play pdf. This will have every card that will also be found in the deluxe box set.

$25 - You have what you need to battle! - Get 1 set box containing both Samurai and Viking Warriors

$40 - Why get just one, when two is better! - Get 2 set boxes

THE STRETCH

#1 - $1,200 - Card stock upgrade: We will upgrade to 305 GSM black core stock. Giving the same quality as MTG cards.

#2 - $2,400 - Battle of Souls Playmat: Get a custom printed Viking/Samurai Playmat

#3 - $3,600 - Success!!: We will add one additional set to each $25 or higher backer!

Risks and challenges

We will use a pledge manager in order to help track all of the shipments and add-ons for each backer. This will aid in making sure that no one is forgotten and that everyone receives their product in a timely fashion. If stretch goals are reached and require additional artwork to be approved we will be diligent in keeping our backers informed of any delays in shipping as they come up.

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