Heroes of DarkwellDesigned by: Jeremy Dorman
Heroes of Darkwell puts a spin on traditional deck-Building games by adding a light RPG element and making the game more about developing each player's character than just collecting random heroes or champions. Players take the role of a villager, each with unique ability scores in Strength, Agility and Magic. Characters also have health points and can be defeated by the automated monsters (no DM required)if not careful. Players gain XP by defeating monsters during their turn, which is then spent on Skill and Attack cards they add to their deck, increasing their character's power as the game progresses. Most skills and attacks are tied to specific ability scores, so each player must weigh their effectiveness for their character as they build their deck. When enough XP is earned, players may transform their villagers into heroes by flipping over their villager card. This Hero has increased ability scores and health and also gains a unique and powerful special ability.
Heroes of Darkwell is a Cooperative game, where all players must defeat the monsters before the town is overrun, so cooperation and interaction between players is a must. However, there are plenty of opportunities for players to stab each other in the back in the process!