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An epic 1-6 player Sci-Fi co-op fight for survival, set amongst the ruins of the N.W.E. Hikari spaceship, now with 121 miniatures.
An epic 1-6 player Sci-Fi co-op fight for survival, set amongst the ruins of the N.W.E. Hikari spaceship, now with 121 miniatures.
An epic 1-6 player Sci-Fi co-op fight for survival, set amongst the ruins of the N.W.E. Hikari spaceship, now with 121 miniatures.
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Gameplay spotlight: Accomplishment cards

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Dear backers,

As pre production draws to a close and we eagerly await news from the factories, we wanted to start doing a little series of updates about the various gameplay elements of Endure the Stars, and we've decided to start with the Accomplishment deck!

What is the Accomplishment deck?

The Accomplishment deck is a series of cards that give each Survivor an optional objective that is personal to them. All Accomplishment objectives are optional and do not affect the main mission objectives. Optional objectives can unlock stat boosts that can help to snatch victory on the toughest of missions, but they may also require Survivors to act in a selfish manner, putting themselves and others in potentially dangerous situations!

 How do they work?

Each Survivor is dealt 1 Accomplishment card at random at the beginning of the mission. There are 3 main components to the cards:

1. Flavour text - A small sentence or two that helps to give the objective some context.

2. Optional objective - This is what the Survivor must do to complete the objective. All optional objective criteria must be met within a single game round and do not continue to accumulate into the next round. For example, if the objective is to kill at least 3 enemies, killing 1 in the first round and 2 in the second doesn't count. This really helps to add another layer of strategy without overly complicating things. Book keeping is something we have very much tried to avoid creating in Endure the Stars.

3. Reward (upside down) - This is the Survivors reward for completing the objective.

What happens once I complete the objective?

Once you've completed the objective, simply rotate the card 180 degrees so that the reward section is right side up. We've constantly been striving for a great balance of depth and simplicity with ETS, and I personally love little designs like this. It's instantly clear that you've completed your objective but no book keeping or extra tokens are required!

How do I use my reward?

Rewards can be activated at any time during your Survivors turn, and their effects last until the end of the current round.

So there you have it, that's the Accomplishment deck. Up next, the Resolve deck!

The Grimlord Games team

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    1. Grimlord Games 2-time creator on July 17, 2016

      Q: Does this mean the rewards are one use only? Or do they stay until the end of the mission? Can they carry over?
      A: Yes, the rewards are a one use, "get you out of a tight spot" sort of thing. You don’t have to use the card immediately though, once you’ve unlocked the reward you can choose when exactly you wish to activate it. Yes, the cards may carry over into the next mission of a campaign.
      Q: "their effects last until the end of the current round."
      Wonder if the reward will be worth the effort?

      A: We’ve been careful to balance the risk and reward of each card, but ultimately it’s down to the player to decide if it’s worth the risk. One of the best things about the cards is that they can make Survivors act in ways that aren’t necessarily the most efficient or safest way to behave, adding just a bit more personality and variety to each mission.

    2. Webkeeper on July 16, 2016

      "their effects last until the end of the current round."

      Wonder if the reward will be worth the effort?

    3. Midian on July 16, 2016

      Always glad to see updates & hear more information about the game!
      Thanks for the share :)

    4. Brandon Bowling on July 16, 2016

      Thanks for the update. More info is always welcome!

      And +1 to KingZombie's comment. I was wondering the same things myself.

    5. KZ (KingZombie)
      Superbacker
      on July 16, 2016

      Does this mean the rewards are one use only? Or do they stay until the end of the mission? Can they carry over?