Hosted Games is proud to share that Hero or Villain: Battle Royale may be coming to a tabletop near you soon, in the form of a card game! Hosted Games author @adrao has just launched a Kickstarter to create what would be the first card game version of a ChoiceScript game.
To celebrate the launch of the Kickstarter, @adrao’s games are on sale starting today! Get these on sale now!
Here’s a few words from Adrao:
My name is Adrao and for years I have been writing interactive fiction using ChoiceScript, including Hero or Villain: Genesis, Hero or Villain: Battle Royale, and Tokyo Wizard. There are many strengths to ChoiceScript, in that it has allowed me to write stories where the reader can navigate through complex mechanics that produce different outcomes, similar in some ways to the gamebooks of the 1980s. Another of my passions is board games, and I have wanted to explore how such mechanics can help retell the final battle that takes place in Hero or Villain: Battle Royale.
Essentially, in the final chapter of Hero or Villain: Battle Royale, the reader can fight a number of characters, but there is no complete freedom to explore different scenarios or what could have happened if different combinations of heroes reached the final. By creating a card game, it is possible for players to experience fights between the different characters, in the background of a crumbling arena that will only allow one player to survive.
Thus, I have tried my best to experiment with a combination of various types of mechanisms that can ensure a fast, punchy and highly replayable card game. Aside from combat elimination, the game also has social deduction and Russian roulette mechanics that will ensure only one is left alive by the time players go through one deck. The game is designed for 2 to 5 players, and takes 10 – 15 minutes to play.
Above you’ll find the link to my Kickstarter campaign, which launches today! I hope many of you will back this campaign, which will go together with a special sale of my existing Hosted Games! If this campaign is successful I can start work to convert some of my other Hosted Games into boardgames!