You’ve probably heard of psychosomatic responses. That’s where you believe something hard enough that it starts to actually take a form. A version of this is the placebo effect. Someone tells you that the pill you’re taken will increase your energy and make you happier, and you believe it, and so that’s what happens, even if the pills are just breath mints or something. Well, what if science could make a machine that actually makes strong, deeply-held beliefs become real? Well, all hell could break loose… literally. And that’s just what happened in the world of True Messiah, a new deck-building board game that’s up on Kickstarter. Yes, deck-building board game.
In the game, players take on the role of one of the four prophets looking to prove that they are the true messiah. You do this by converting followers and building temples. Doing such will allow you to gain more miracles to add to your deck. However, your temples aren’t safe once built, and it’s not just conversion to another faith that can force you to lose followers. They can also simply be killed off. You’ll have to position your followers strategically to protect your temples while you look to build up your power. Become the most powerful and show that god is truly on your side.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It’s set to go for another 28 days.