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RudaeaBy Rudaea
First created
RudaeaBy Rudaea
First created
CA$ 959
pledged of CA$ 75,000pledged of CA$ 75,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, March 21 2017 4:40 AM UTC +00:00

About

"Would you like to hear a bedtime story?"
"Grandma.. You know I'm too old for that!"
"You're never too old for a good story, my dear.."

 Rudaea is a brand new and upcoming trading card experience created by and aimed at existing gamers in the TCG fan base and industry. Immerse yourself in the original and exciting fantasy universe of Rudaea. 

Map of the continent of Rudaea
Map of the continent of Rudaea

Featuring new mechanics and fresh ideas to help breathe life back into the trading card game genre. Fast-paced, fun to play, and easy to learn, it's fun for the experienced card game player as well as for people who want to try something new. Go head to head in a rigorous battle against your friends, utilizing: powerful mages, dragons, mythical creatures, soldiers, treants, elves, beasts, undead monsters and otherworldly aliens. Oppose their tactics with engaging counter spells and more all while displaying AMAZING artwork from many different talented artists!

So, what separates Rudaea from other card games?

• Accessibility 
We have always been very passionate about creating a TCG that is accessible to everyone. Everyone knows it’s not easy to get into a new game when the cost to build anything worthwhile is too high. There will always be some cards that are more expensive than others, but with Rudaea we're setting out to limit decks. Each deck has a maximum of two copies of any individual Common, Uncommon, and Rare card, but only one copy of any Epic card. 

• No "Bad" Cards
With most TCG’s, there are a lot of what are commonly known as ‘filler’ cards that clog up each set. One of our most important beliefs that we've worked on is that every card should have a purpose, and no one card should be considered "bad". While there will always be some cards that seem better than others when compared directly, we strive to make sure that every card in our set (as well as sets to follow) is to be considered when building a deck. 

• Less 'RNG', Less Problems
We want our players to feel rewarded for their plays, and less cheated when a game doesn’t go their way. We all know the frustration of losing a game due to a bad first draw, 'RNG', or mana problems, so we’ve kept random effects to a minimum and added mechanics to help smooth out the consistency. Our unique Dream Draw mechanic and mulligan rules will also allow players to have more control during their games.

 

• Picking a Faction

While most cards games allow the combination of different colours, factions, or classes, Rudaea has taken a more structured approach towards deck building. Only cards of the same faction may be used in the same deck. In the realm of Rudaea there exists five different factions: Arcane, Nature, Nefarious, Warfare and the invading faction of the Ethereal. While being faction specific may seem limiting to some, we've dedicated more effort into creating enough unique cards to allow diverse deck building.

• Two Decks

Bringing something new to the table, Rudaea is looking to shatter the norm of trading card games by introducing a two part deck. Each deck created consists of two halves, the Main Deck which is made up of 30 cards and a Dream Deck of 10 cards. This mechanic creates an interesting perspective when it comes to deck building. 
(The Dream Deck will be explained more in detail below in the Dream Draw subsection.)

 

• Gaining Mana

We've all started a game with an amazing hand, and then fell behind due to having issues with our Mana. We've utilized a system within our game that takes the 'RNG' out of gaining Mana to play cards. Instead of playing down a Mana/Energy/Resource card, or having to run resource cards in your deck, each player simply gains a Mana Tear at the begging of each of their turns, until it reaches a cap of 10 Mana Tears. (There are also certain cards within the game that allow players to gain more Mana more often, but the cap will always remain at 10.)

 • Mulligans 

Have a bad starting hand, but there's that one card you REALLY want to hang on to? When playing Rudaea, that's no problem! At the beginning of each game, after deciding who's going first, each player has a chance to mulligan any number of the four cards in their starting hand. To prevent unfair play, both players will state that they are ready to declare their mulligans. Once both players are ready, the player going first will state how many cards they are going to mulligan, followed quickly by the player on the draw. 

• Bonus Cards 

Catching up when you're behind can be a big issue, and going second can put you on the back foot the entire game. Rudaea is looking to solve the majority of those issues with our Bonus Cards. After the mulligans, the player going second will get to choose one of few bonus cards to add to their starting hand.

• Dream Draw

Have you ever spent turn after turn hoping to top deck that one card you REALLY need? Or maybe you needed that one card in your deck to stop your opponent? We've got the answer. During each game of Rudaea, players will have access to a separate deck of cards known as their Dream Deck. The Dream Deck consists of 10 cards and can be accessed through multiple means throughout the game. On each player's fifth and tenth turns, they are allowed to search for one card within that deck. The deck acts as an active sideboard, allowing the player to always have an answer ready. (There are also certain cards within the game that allow you to access the Dream Deck more often so that finding an answer is never a problem.)

• Card and Game Layout

A basic layout of a creature card showcasing the design elements
A basic layout of a creature card showcasing the design elements

Instead of sitting here and explaining what each number and image on the card is, we've created a basic diagram of the card's workings, so that you're able to review it at your own leisure.

What is your pledge going to help us with?

Though we have made a great deal of progress alone, we still need your help! 

The first set (Ethereal Invasion) is finished on paper, but visually incomplete. We'll be using your pledges to fund the remaining artwork, as well as cover printing and packaging costs. We know that with a great community behind us, we will be able to launch as soon as possible!

 

 

• Kickstarter Exclusive Pack

A special limited edition pack consisting of 15 cards; three from each Faction. These cards are originally from the Ethereal Invasion set, but are exclusive editions only available to our backers. 

• Faction Starter Deck

There are five unique starter decks; one for each Faction. Each deck consists of a 30 card ‘Main Deck’ and 10 card ‘Dream Deck’. Choose from Arcane, Nature, Nefarious, Warfare, or Ethereal. 

• Ethereal Invasion Booster Pack

This is the first core set of Rudaea. Each pack will contain 10 cards; five Commons, three Uncommons, one Rare (or Epic), and one Mana Tear/Token/Random Foil. 

 • Limited Edition Etherean Collector’s Pack

A special promotional pack only for Kickstarter backers, or event prizes. Stock is very limited, and will contain five cards from the Ethereal Invasion set; four Rares, one Epic. 

 • Limited Edition 15-Piece Rudaea Dice Set 

A special Rudaea themed dice set that will only be distributed on Kickstarter. 

 • Limited Edition Rudaea Playmat 

A special playmat designed with the Rudaea logo. Only available as a Kickstarter reward. 

 • Complete Play Set of Ethereal Invasion 

Two copies of every Common, Uncommon, and Rare card from Ethereal Invasion. One copy of each Epic. This is the complete package to build every possible deck combination when we first launch. 

 • All 15 Full Art Foil Epic Cards from Ethereal Invasion 

Each Epic rarity card in Rudaea has an additional foil, full art version. This package includes them all! 

 • Help Design your OWN card for Rudaea’s Upcoming Set Aeratia’s Downfall

A private 1-2 hour Discord session with the developers to create your very own card! We’ll work together to create a suitable name, visual idea, and card effect to fit into our next set; Aeratia’s Downfall.

 Make sure to spread the word and the love to your friends and family if you believe in this project!

• Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/rudaea

• Follow us on Twitter: @Rudaea 

 

Risks and challenges

We’ve done everything we can to make our game as mechanically sound as we can.
Our first core set (Ethereal Invasion) is complete on paper, but due to high costs and lack of funds, we’re unable to visually bring it all to life.
With your help, we will easily be able to overcome this challenge.
We feel passionate that our game could rival other popular games in the genre and help solve some of the current flaws players experience now.

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