The prophesies have come true, and Ragnarok is coming. At the end of the world, players will take control of Viking clans, fighting over territory, earning glory, and dying in battle. Over the course of three ages, players draft cards and spend Rage to play them. Cards are used to complete Quests, improve the abilities of their clans, or to win battles.
The battles in Blood Rage are fought over territory using various clan members, leaders, and even ships. When the brute force of mortals in not enough to win a fight, players can summon monstrous figures drawn right from Norse mythology, like the Frost Giant, the Valkyrie, and the Sea Serpent.
The ultimate goal is glory, and whether that comes from fulfilling Quests, defeating opponents, or by being sent to the promised land of Valhalla, it’s all the same in the eyes of a Viking.
Featuring a straight forward rule set that players of all skill level can enjoy, Blood Rage will quickly have people focusing on their strategy. It’s a game steeped in mythological Norse imagery, with incredible art and dozens of beautiful miniatures. Embrace the thrill of running head long into battle. Living is for the timid. For glory!
In Blood Rage, each player controls their own Viking clanÍs warriors, leader, and ship. Ragnar_k has come, and itÍs the end of the world! ItÍs the VikingsÍ last chance to go down in a blaze of glory and secure their place in Valhalla at OdinÍs side! For a Viking there are many pathways to glory. You can invade and pillage the land for its rewards, crush your opponents in epic battles, fulfill quests, increase your clan’s stats, or even die gloriously either in battle or from Ragnar_k, the ultimate inescapable doom. Most player strategies are guided by the cards drafted at the beginning of each of the three game rounds (or Ages). These ñGodsÍ Giftsî grant you numerous boons for your clan including: increased Viking strength and devious battle strategies, upgrades to your clan, or even the aid of legendary creatures from Norse mythology. They may also include various quests, from dominating specific provinces, to having lots of your Vikings sent to Valhalla. Most of these cards are aligned with one of the Norse gods, hinting at the kind of strategy they support. For example, Thor gives more glory for victory in battle, Heimdall grants you foresight and surprises, Tyr strengthens you in battle, while the trickster Loki actually rewards you for losing battles, or punishes the winner. Players must choose their strategies carefully during the draft phase, but also be ready to adapt and react to their opponentsÍ strategies as the action phase unfolds. Battles are decided not only by the strength of the figures involved, but also by cards played in secret. By observing your opponentÍs actions and allegiances to specific gods, you may predict what card they are likely to play, and plan accordingly. Winning battles is not always the best course of action, as the right card can get you even more rewards by being crushed. The only losing strategy in Blood Rage is to shy away from battle and a glorious death!
|Product Dimensions||4.1 x 12.1 x 12.1 inches|
|Item Weight||4.3 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||4.3 pounds|