Everyone that works for TechRaptor knows that while I report on just about everything under the sun, my real passion is for card games. While I've played trading card games like Magic: The Gathering and collectible card games like Shadowverse, I've had very little experience with the sub-type known as "expandable" or "update-able" card games, such as Fantasy Flight's Android: Netrunner The Card Game. Needless to say, I was very intrigued by Victory Point Games' latest offering, Twilight of the Gods: Age of Revelation.
Victory Point Games didn't have a dedicated booth at Gen Con 2017, but that didn't keep them from promoting Twilight of the Gods: Age of Revelation in the vendor hall or from hosting demo events for interested Gen Con attendees. We spent some time talking with Chris Kluwe, the head designer, about the design process, game philosophy, and plans for upcoming core sets and expansions. Check out the video below to get all the details straight from our interview.
Twilight of the Gods: Age of Revelation is a non-linear update-able card game which was successfully funded via KickStarter campaign in December of 2016. Unlike other card games which see players whittle down their opponent's life total to zero, Twilight of the Gods: Age of Revelation has players use their deck as their life; the player that decks out first loses. Twilight of the Gods: Age of Revelation also utilizes trading mechanics to further hammer proper resource management into players and keep them on their toes for potential traps and pitfalls. As an update-able card game, Age of Revelation and future core sets can be augmented with smaller fifty card expansions, allowing for a multitude of different metas and playstyles.
If you're interested in seeing how the game plays, TechRaptor's own Travis Williams and Kluwe demoed a game that demonstrated how some of the game play and important mechanics function.
The core set is divided into four pre-constructed decks of fifty card and further includes markers for in-game mechanics, playmats, a rulebook, a glossary booklet, as well as glossy cards representing the gods of this set's age. If you're interested in picking the game up for yourself, it's available as of August 31 at your local game store and through Victory Point Games' online store for MSRP $45.00.
What are your thoughts on Twilight of the Gods: Age of Revelation? If you play card games, how does this compare? Let us know what you think in the comments below.