Maybe you’ve already played Krynea Imperial Wars, or maybe you’re just looking for a card game to play with a few of your friends. Krynea Battlefield is an eye catching card game based on a successful video game.
Players: 2 – 4
Time: ~60 minutes
Location: San Francisco, CA
From the Campaign
Krynea Battlefield is a card game of strategy and tactics set in Krynea, a world of fantasy and magic, tough and realistic where constant clashes between armies, cities and alliances are solved on the battlefield.
Kill as many enemy troops as possible in the four rounds of the game. After that four rounds every players adds the value of the troops in his opponent’s discard pile. The player with more points is the winner.
How to Play
- 1.- Choose your faction
- 2.- Build your decks
- 3.- Randomly determine who starts
- 4.- Reveal a Monolith and apply its effects
- 5.- Take cards
- 6.- Deploy your troops
- 7.- Move your troops on the battlefield
- 8.- Use your actions
- 9.- Make your attacks
What’s in the Box
2 decks for 2 players, with 95 cards each, with all the cards for the 4 factions included, 9 Monoliths cards, 1 Initiative card and 1 rulebook with 12 full color pages.
Pledge Tiers: 9 tiers ranging from $1 – $1,000
End Date: Wed, Jun 11 2014 1:26 PM EDT
Funding Type: Fixed
Chances of success
The campaign has a decent chance of succeeding. For the most part, the campaign is well designed. It’s clear that Smiling Goblin put a lot of effort into creating it. Because Krynea Battlefield is based off of Krynea Imperial Wars, there is already a fair amount of support for the campaign: it should be close to 10% funded within the first 24 hours. Unlike some campaigns, which offer little more than the promise of a product, the design for Krynea Battlefield is more or less complete. Backers won’t have to worry about how the final product will turn out.
Krynea Battlefield is one of the few games, if not the only game, that we’ve reviewed that have a 4 player cap. This cap also seems to require additional decks. That isn’t a major problem, but I would suggest an add-on for additional decks so backers could get one or two additional decks without those who have pledged at certain tiers losing their spots.
I would say the biggest concern I have right now is the beta tier. It is way too high. When comparing this game to others like Apex: Theropod Deck-Building Game which had a beta tier at 150% of the base game or Alchemy! The Card Game! which had a beta tier at 300%, Krynea Battlefield’s 2700% difference between their base game and beta tier doesn’t seem all that reasonable.
Now there’s a lot in that $1,000 tier. There’s no reason why a beta tier can’t be split from it. I honestly don’t think this will hurt the campaign’s chances of success all that much, but it’s still important to note. Beta tiers are very important in obtaining player feedback for game improvement.