Update: Clash of Deck has launched on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 22 days. You may back either the Basic or the Deluxe box. The Deluxe comes with additional Legacy cards, stickers and game boards.
Our preview post below was published on February 9.
Clash of Deck: Deluxe Edition is a 1-4 player card game in which rival sorcerers are fighting each other across two bridges. It is primarily a duel, but also supports solo, co-op, team, multiplayer, and legacy modes. It will launch on Kickstarter on February 11.
In this post we will only refer to the the solo mode. At the beginning of the game, you will shuffle a deck of 30 cards, draw 4 and choose one of them. You will continue drafting like this until you get a hand of 8 cards. You shuffle them, and place a Watchtower card at the bottom of your deck. The AI gets the rest 22 cards and its own Watchtower. Once you face all the cards of the AI and reach the Watchtower at the bottom, the Watchtower flips and becomes a Stronghold. If you manage to beat the rival deck one more time and defeat the Stronghold, you win.
On the first round of the game, you only get 6 'mana' to spend (each card has a mana cost). You choose the card(s) you wish to play, and place it on the table across the enemy. The AI starts with 8 mana. You reveal cards from its deck until you reach that value and place them on the table in two rows, facing your card(s). Each card has a Health and an Attack value, as well as icons that show how it behaves. Once armies are deployed, each row attacks the opposite row. Surplus attack points that can't be dealt to a minion, damage the opposing tower. Over the course of the game, your Watchtower may be damaged, moved forward in your hand, and eventually flipped to become a Stronghold. If the Stronghold ever reaches the top of your hand, you lose.