In Adia We Play For Keeps
Life in Adia is filled with trials and upheavals. The wars and political strife can wear anyone down. For times like this, many will slink to their favorite tavern and drop a flagon of mead down their gullet—or retreat to their study and relax with some wine. No matter who you are, or where you come from, one thing is shared among the many cultures within Adia: everyone enjoys a game of cards.
Into the Fray
Created during the First Abyssal Wars by the soldiers who fought on the front lines, Into the Fray quickly grew into a beloved pastime. They brought the game to their homes, played with their families, and it changed over the years. What we have today is representative of that original game, making use of and honoring the races who entered the fray during those brutal times: the Dwarves, Duanine, and Bjorn.
Battlefields in Your Pocket
Into the Fray is a fast-paced card game with ties to the other Paths titles. It may be a game you have to win to gain information or a way to pass time gambling with the diverse characters of Adia. However, it’s also a fully functioning game in its own right, capable of being played on the go when there isn’t time for a full role-playing session, or you’re just in the mood for a game of cards. The deck consists of 30 playable cards and a few extra ones that contain lore and rules. Rounds take on average just five to six minutes, and it’s easy to both set up and pack away.
The deck contains three suits: the Dwarves, Duanine, and Bjorn—each one of the first Adian races. They each share the same abilities among the Unit cards, which allows for easy learning of the game, but the three feature very different spells. These change gameplay dramatically, allowing for destruction and powerful card draw effects.
One of the most important aspects of Fray is Unit Placement. Consider where you’ll place your troops carefully! You have a limited number of them, and if you’re not careful your opponent may be able to turn your Units against you.
Whether it’s as a part of your Paths role-playing session, or just for fun, Paths: Into the Fray provides an engaging experience that challenges each player in a multitude of ways.
Fray is estimated to hit Kickstarter in the 4th quarter of 2019 or early first and second quarter of 2020. The official game will release in the second quarter of 2020.