It made a big splash on Kickstarter just four months ago, and now Epic is available in stores.
Epic has all the hallmarks of a great game - it's put together by pedigreed designers, has great art, a very low barrier to entry. But perhaps the most exciting thing about Epic is that it has gone from Kickstarter to stores in less than five months. Including stretch goals!
Backers should be receiving their games by now, but us lay people can get in on the action as well, with the strategy card game in your FLGS today. You get a lot of fun in one box - a single set is enough for up to four players to play a draft or constructed game. This all comes after a Kickstarter campaign, earning nearly 600,000 dollars from about 12,000 backers.
We've already had some positive things to say about it back in July.
To those familiar with games such as Magic: The Gathering, Epic should not take long to grasp. Perhaps the most intriguing difference in how resources are generated - there are no "Land" analogues in your deck. Instead, each player gains one gold coin at the start of their turn, and no card in the game costs more than that. Every card in your hand is playable each turn.
As you can see in the gallery above, there are four factions in the game (though you aren't limited to just one when constructing your deck): Good, Evil, Sage, and Wild, the last of which will henceforth be known as the Dinosaur faction.
The Youtube tutorial no doubt does a better job explaining the rules of the game than I can:
Are there any backers for Epic Card Game at the Escapist? Anyone here regretting not backing this when they had the chance?
Source: Epic Card Game