A new Vampire: The Masquerade card game is coming to Kickstarter next month. Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals will launch its crowdfunding campaign this August. It's being developed by Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid and Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game creator Renegade Game Studios.
What kind of game is Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals?
Renegade describes Rivals as an expandable card game for 2-4 players. Each player controls a coterie of vampires and must vie against the other players for control of the City. The Core Set takes place in San Francisco and will feature vampires hailing from four clans: Brujah, Malkavian, Toreador, and Ventrue. Expansion sets will likely increase the number of clans you have to choose from in future. Your coterie has various abilities and attacks at its disposal to help you gain control, but so will the coteries of your enemies.
Each coterie will have access to a variety of tools in order to help it achieve dominance. These include the aforementioned abilities and attacks, as well as recruited mortal thralls and elaborate schemes. You'll be able to battle opponents either out on the streets of San Francisco or in their respective Havens. Renegade has revealed two main resources in Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals: Prestige and Agenda. It's not clear what they do just yet, but they're vital to victory. You can win by scoring 13 Agenda, reducing your specific Rival's Prestige to 0, or sending your Rival's final vampire to torpor (a state of stasis within the game world).
When will Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals be playable?
Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals' Kickstarter campaign will launch sometime in August, although we don't have a final date for it yet. In the meantime, Renegade will have a virtual booth open during this year's Gen Con Online presentation and will be offering "virtual walk-up demos" for you to check out the game. If you're interested, simply join Renegade's official Discord channel and check it out between July 30th and August 2nd. You will need a free Tabletopia account if you want to play the demo. You can stay abreast of when Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals officially launches on Kickstarter right here.
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