Cardinger ("card harbinger") is a customizable card game for two players adapted from my freeware video game Card Games vs Literary Characters at the End of the World. Cycling through their personalized deck of 20 unique cards, each player will try to build their hand, score points, and attack the other player's cards to obstruct their progress. The cardpool is diverse, including pirates on skateboards, oversized bumblebees, tiny vampires, and fish with swords!
I wanted to make a game that captured the feeling of casually playing trading card games as a kid, when your deck consisted of a semi-random assortment of whatever cool cards you happened to have on hand rather than what was mandated by the competitive metagame. My design philosophy was based in the idea that player decks should be diverse and expressive while game play remains deep, simple, and fair.
The 80 card set contains one copy of every card - everything a player needs to build a single deck. It is recommended, but not mandatory, that each player builds their deck from their own complete 80 card set.
Rules for the game are freely available both on the Game Crafter page and on my personal website, but they are not included with the cards themselves.
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|Publish Date||January 17, 2021|
|More Info||Cardinger web site|