So you want to play the new DC deck-building game? Well this week it hit the shelves. The wait is over!
I first heard about the game at Gen-Con this past summer. I wondered around the dealer hall during the con looking for freebies, stuff to buy, and definitely games to demo. I saw the DC deck-building game being demoed at the Cryptozoic booth and I was intrigued. I didn't know much about deck-building games and even less about Cryptozoic.
Just in case you don't know what a deck-builder is, I will fill you in now. A deck-builder is all the rage right now in the game industry. Dominion was the first of a new genera of game that came out in 2009. A mere three years later there are dozens.
Cryptozoic Entertainment was founded in March 2010, with their first big announcement being that the company acquired the rights to the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game on March 24, 2010.
In March 2011, Cryptozoic announced an xtensive line-up of trading cards, board games, and comics that they will be releasing in 2011 and 2012 at the GAMA Trade Show 2011. These announcements marked the first products that Cryptozoic would be releasing that were not part of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, with games and comics based on franchises and properties from Penny Arcade and Warner Brothers including DC.
I played the game and was immediately hooked. The problem was I couldn't buy a copy. Gen-Con was in August and the game was due out the following month. I could wait that long no problem. The problem was it didn't come out in September. It was delayed until November then December. It finally was available November 30th.
The problem: I can't wait for the game to come out. Patience is not my strong suit. I would come up with the solution at another booth in the Gen-Con dealer hall. There was a new Star Wars card game coming out and I wanted to play it even more than the DC game. While playing the new Star Wars card game it struck me. These cards I am playing with are just card sleeves with a piece of paper in it covering a card of some sort. I then thought I could do that.
- First I tried to figure out as much as I could about the game. I had already played it so I had a basic concept.
- Next I scoured the internet for as many images that I could.
- I used as many actual card images as I could. (thanks to Cryptozoic for releasing spoilers)
- I made many cards that were similar to actual cards. (thanks to photoshop)
- I printed them and sleeved them.