“It was original, fun, and brought a life to the game that we did not have in other games. (9.3 / 10)”

Ophidian Wars

Build your custom team of gladiators, their weapons, and training. Competitive, strategic combat.

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STORY

Bloodsport has reached the pinnacle of entertainment. Organized arena combat is the galactic sport of the future. Towering mutants, advanced sentient constructs, demonic princes, mystical spectrals, and a wide range of alien races are drawn to the fighting circuits. Arenas are packed to watch the spectacle, and worlds tune in to cheer for their teams and champions. Welcome to the arena!

GAMEPLAY

Ophidian Wars is card-based combat game where you build a team of 5 high-performing gladiators. Equip them a custom arsenal, and train them with deadly maneuvers. The team with the last gladiator standing is the victor.

The FLOW of Battle!

New Combat Mechanic: Actions in Ophidian Wars are either positive (+) or negative (-), representing the natural "flow" of battle. (+) actions allow you to maintain control and continue playing further actions. But a (-) action transfers control to your opponent, and the tide of battle swings their way. Maintaining control, manipulating the flow, and learning how/when to make actions, is key to victory.

Unique Resources:

Gladiators will generate Adrenaline which can be used to pull off maneuvers and combos. You can also gain Cheer by appeasing the bloodthirsty crowd, and use their favor to bring new arsenal items in to the arena.

WHAT ELSE?

-Ophidian Wars benefited from three lengthy rounds of non-family beta testing at various stages of design. So this would not have been possible without the amazing help and feedback from volunteer testers.

-All 69 cards have unique custom professional art.

-If you enjoy minis, all 14 beta set gladiators are available for 3D printing and painting, high detail resin, 54mm. Gladiator stats/abilities are directly on the pedestal, replacing their cards if you so choose.

EACH PLAYER MAY CUSTOMIZE FROM THEIR OWN DECK OR PLAY 2-PLAYER WITH ONE DECK

MINIS SOLD SEPARATELY - SEE WEBSITE NO RANDOMNESS OR RARITY / ONE DECK = FULL SET

Contact at: cevo70 (at) yahoo.com

69 cards, divided as: 15 Gladiators 18 Arsenal Items 36 Maneuvers


Components

Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 69 cards)

Downloads


Accolades

Action Shots

Requirements

time30-60
players2-4
age12+

Cool Factors

  • The "Flow" mechanic is a smooth unique way to handle combat
  • 69 unique professional art pieces, polished/tested gameplay
  • Build a futuristic team of gladiators, gear, and maneuvers


Vitals

DesignerSmallCaveGames
Average Rating (12)
Publish DateJune 04, 2015
EditionCore Set
DepartmentCard Games
GenreSci-Fi
ThemeCombat
SettingAlternate Future
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicDeck Building
If You LikeMagic: The Gathering
More InfoOphidian Wars web site



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