I am currently working on something completely new for me, a card-driven tactical duel game for gladiators called Blood, Sweat and Cheers.
Cards are used to abstractly represent the different options available to a player’s gladiator during the ebb and flow of a gladiatorial bout, while dice are used to resolve interactions. The watching crowd interacts with the gladiators in the arena by rewarding showy attacks and spilt blood with favourable cheering which may in turn be utilised to buoy up a gladiator’s performance.
The concept is to have just about everything (barring dice and miniatures) that you need in a single pack of cards which will come with a double sided A4 sheet containing all the rules. The rules will be published by Ganesha and probably made available through DrivethruCards.
Ten gladiator styles will be available. Each gladiator has three attributes (speed, attack, defense) and is able to conduct the same basic set of actions depending on the players hand. There are also two special moves that are restricted to each style/class of gladiator.
Look for a release date early in 2017!
You can find all previous blog posts relating to BSC here.