Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Casey at the Bat, Headless Horseman, Cheshire Cat

Many of you have been itching to have me make some more of our wonderful "Hardback Edition" cards. These are cards based on books, stories, tall tales, novels, adventures and poems that are public domain and have seen their fair share of fame in history. Here are three new cards, from three groups of our Harback Edition.

Casey at the Bat is our big hitter. He has "three strikes" to prove his point, after that... He's out.

Headless Horseman is a Unit Sacrifice card, you kill off one of your own and you can play him. He's a common card, but no matter how many cards you have of him, he can only be played twice per game.

And finally the lovable Cheshire Cat. This is a horrible, horrible idea. The ultimate troll card. Whenever you attack your opponent who has him, he just poofs and goes away, only to return the next round. That's horrible. And if you want to use him yourself, you MUST have 12 copies of him in your hand. Even though I set a limit of each player may only have one in play at a time, you know that your opponent has five more in his hand he's just ready to play. 

E&G Hardback - Mars

***This is an edit of the original post.***

The goal of Empires and Generals Hardback is to capture the relish and zest that is fine fiction literature in a way that no large corporation does. From Alice in Wonderland to Zorro. From Beowolf to the Wizard of Oz, nothing will be taboo, not Dante's Inferno and not the Barsoom series.

What will be taboo however, is changing the original work to bastardize it. Mister Walt Disney was so famous for doing this and it drove me nuts to see many of Mother Goose, Grimm and Aesop's stories destroyed by that man. You want Peter Pan or Edgar Allan Poe the way it was written? That's what you'll get.

Here is a brief taste of Edgar Rice Burroughs and his incredible tales of Barsoom, made famous from the 2012 Disney release of John Carter. This, at least, Disney kept pretty much on track.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tall Tales - Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox

Awwww yeah.
The stories of myth and lore come to the game.
Yes, they are super over powered.
That's why they are "Legend" and not "General"
So far, Legends include people like Thor.
You don't have to play with them.