Posted by Robert C Kalajian Jr as Card Games
This morning Flavor Faction Studio launched a Kickstarter campaign for ORIGINZ, their new comic-superpower themed tabletop card game. Containing 12 different, pre-constructed, ready-to-play decks, players take the roles of super powered heroes and villains to do battle against one another.
I first played ORIGINZ at CT-Fig this year. After that Flavor Faction sent me a prototype copy with my kids a few times, and I also played a few games with Evan, one of the games designers, over Tabletop Simulator. There’s currently a free print-and-play version you can download, along with the game’s rules. For those interested in the Tabletop Simulator module, you can snag that here.
So how does it play?
Really, really well. ORIGINZ is an all-in-one solution for fans of card battling games and superhero fans alike. Decks are small, well constructed, and allow players to have control over various aspects of the game. Each super power effects how that deck plays, and amazing combos make for stellar superpowered turns that can quickly tip the scales of battle.
Everything about ORIGINZ is feels super smooth, well planned, and wonderfully executed. The comic book style artwork brings the decks to life, and the quick gameplay is both strategic and deeply satisfying. For $40, you can’t go wrong. The 12 decks alone are worth that, and the possibilities for deck building with those cards, and seeing how well different powers work with each other, just adds that much more value.
Flavor Faction only needs $12,500 to meet their goal, and I really hope they do. A $40 pledge gets you the game if it funds, while a $79 pledge gets you the game and two 14″ X 24″ fabric & rubber play mats.
In my mind ORIGINZ is a no-brainer. I’ve had a lot of fun with the game, and am sure I’ll have much more fun with it once I have a finished copy in my hands.
A prototype of ORIGINZ was provided for preview purposes, then returned to Flavor Faction.