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Japanime Games Running Alternate Souls Card Game Kickstarter

Alternate Souls is a new game from Japanime Games that combines aspects of both card games and miniatures strategy games in one place. Players are looking to send their armies forth across the map, guided by the cards that they play each turn. In the end, one army will hold the field triumphant. Will it be you? The game is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

We are thrilled to join forces with Eiji Shishido and Jeff Finnigan of Will Studios to bring you a new arena card game - Alternate Souls! It combines a TCG with a board game, adds the beautiful art and favorite characters of Force of Will and adds new skills and strategies! 

Summon your armies to the battleground - customize your deck, protect your Ruler, and battle your Linkers to win the day!

A basic game starts with:

  • Four acrylic standees of your characters (one Ruler/J-Ruler and three Linkers)
  • A 20-card deck (five cards per character)
  • A map
  • Score Tracker

In order to set up a basic game, two starter decks are required. By backing at $60 or more, you will receive at least two decks to get things going! There are five decks to choose from: Fire, Water, Wind, Light or Dark.

Opponents will start at either end of the map - one opponent chooses which side of the two-sided map will be used, while the other gets to place their standee first. Linkers begin on the map (starting spots are designated on their card) while Rulers wait on the score tracker to make their appearance.

The campaign's about 1/3 of the way to its goal with 15 days left to go.