Well, once more it looks like the world is coming to an end. Damnit, Carl! I told you not to play around with those old, religious tomes! Now the Dark One is returning. We’ve gotta collect together people into a cult and create unholy sacrifices, fight against other cultist, and perform strange divination rituals in order to be his Chosen when Armageddon comes (you know, so we can follow him into the vastness of eternity, as you do). That’s also the story behind Eschaton, their new strategy deck-building game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
At the start of the game, everyone gets the same basic cult (I.E. – deck of cards) and an equal amount of space on the game map. As you play through the game, you’ll build up your cult by buying new cultists to join you. Different cultists are good at different things. Some are good fighters. Others are good at magic. Some give you more Influence so you can buy more cultists later on. Keep playing and building until the Dark One comes and takes the most-prosperous cult with them into the infinity of everlasting (you know, as old gods do).
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now and is set to go for another 13 days.