About this project
A Duel Betwixt Us is a 2-player card game designed to test your manly worth through the ancient & sacred art of violence.
Your heroic feats will earn you the love of fair maidens, and sturdy men join your ranks in admiration of your combative prowess.
You will send this fanclub to work in the mines, where they will toil tirelessly in your name. The fine ingots they pull from the earth will provide you with an economic & military edge in the series of spectacular duels which will unfold betwixt you and your nemesis.
Who will be the finer specimen of Man? Will you gain the Gentlemanly Satisfaction you demand? Only time will tell...
Beyond being good for a laugh, Duel is a serious strategic blend of resource management, tough investment trade-offs, and sneaky combat tricks.
The rules are simple, if devious. Begin with 5 miners. Each turn, assign one idle miner to either the copper, silver, or gold mines. One miner can dig out a single copper, whereas two are required to mine a silver and three for a gold. Spend resources on strategic events or nefarious tricks, or use them to craft (yes, craft!) weapons and armour. At the end of each turn, you may declare DUEL on your foe to attempt to win either the fair maiden's favour or the adoration of more fans (who you will inevitably send to work in the mines).
While you may certainly spend your resources to swing the tide of battle by setting momentous events in motion or by investing in sneaky acts of villainy, the most important use is yet to come...
In A Duel Betwixt Us, weapons are not bought. They are FORGED. After spending a small sum to play a blueprint -- a mere shell of a weapon -- from your hand, you fill in the empty spots with the ingots you have mined. Each copper ingot adds 1 strength to a weapon, shield, or piece of armour, while silver adds 2 and gold adds a mighty 3.
Will you build a quick and dirty copper blade, prison shiv style, or will you wait to smith it from pure gold, as if carrying the murderous spike of royalty itself?
Games take 15-45 minutes and everything you need is included in the box. What fun!
Whence A DUEL BETWIXT US?
Hello. We are Laurence and Rob, an artist and a game designer. After prototyping and playtesting countless card games, we stumbled across the seeds of A Duel Betwixt Us. It was born from asking what would happen if Lego and Minecraft met Magic: the Gathering.
After two and a half years of work, we are incredibly pleased to bring you the result. We hope you'll enjoy playing the game as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. Thanks! :D
Laurence & Rob
Game Salute Guaranteed is our promise that A Duel Betwixt Us will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with A Duel Betwixt us, simply return it to our headquarters within 30 days of receiving it, and we'll refund your pledge. That's our no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.
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Important Information for International Backers / Getting the Game if You're Outside the US & UK
Due to the wide variability of international delivery costs, the Kickstarter campaign is only available to addresses in the USA and UK. If you're outside the USA or UK and you'd still like to help make this game a reality, you'll can show your support by placing an international preorder at Shop.GameSalute.com, where you will be able to see the actual shipping cost for your location. This pre-order item will include all stretch goals included with the $35 pledge level on Kickstarter. If you'd like to be kept up to speed with the project after pre-ordering via the Game Salute page, pledging $1 to the Kickstarter campaign will register you as a backer, which means you'll receive a notification each time we post an update!
Risks and challenges
The game mechanics and art are both fully completed, but we're still working out the exact wording on some of the cards to make them as easy to follow as possible. The main challenge we can see at this point is that the resource system used in A Duel Betwixt Us is quite new to the world of gaming, so we want to make sure we describe it in terms that are accessible to everyone. Thus, we are working to guarantee that the instructions are as clear as we can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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