Cantrip Games

Mar 22

Story War is 1 year old today! Here’s a celebratory Blingee! Which is more a gift for ourselves than anything. Oh, you wanted something? Well actually I did get you this 25 song album that you can download right now for free:
The Story War Battle Album is an album of ambient loopable music designed to match each Battlefield in the Story War card game. It’s a pretty sick album in it’s own right, cuz we commissioned it from Infinitefreefall and he’s a pretty sick musician!
But if you loop the appropriate song while playing Story War fun gameplay things happen! For example, the song for the Volcanic Island card has a volcano explosion sound that’ll probably affect your story in real time. It’s sort of like musical chairs combined with roleplaying!
We’re working on a bunch of other cool stuff, check updates for more info!

Story War is 1 year old today! Here’s a celebratory Blingee! Which is more a gift for ourselves than anything. Oh, you wanted something? Well actually I did get you this 25 song album that you can download right now for free:

The Story War Battle Album is an album of ambient loopable music designed to match each Battlefield in the Story War card game. It’s a pretty sick album in it’s own right, cuz we commissioned it from Infinitefreefall and he’s a pretty sick musician!

But if you loop the appropriate song while playing Story War fun gameplay things happen! For example, the song for the Volcanic Island card has a volcano explosion sound that’ll probably affect your story in real time. It’s sort of like musical chairs combined with roleplaying!

We’re working on a bunch of other cool stuff, check updates for more info!

Mar 21

mightyelephant asked: Is it possible to buy more blank cards? Thanks in advance!

We definitely have plans to release a full new blank box! The cover is blank, all the cards are blank (except for a handful to show you how to draw it) and then you just take to it with a sharpie. But we’re not quite ready to release that! We gotta finish all the stuff we promised in the Kickstarter first :/

Mar 10

Grumpy Cat reviews Story War

Grumpy Cat reviews Story War

Just because Fairy and Goblin don’t spend every day outside of their apartment doesn’t mean they’re not adventurers.

Just because Fairy and Goblin don’t spend every day outside of their apartment doesn’t mean they’re not adventurers.

Mar 05

We just sent the last bit of Story War vol 2 to the printers! It’s done! The whole darn thing is done! To celebrate, I wanted to share some cool original artwork by Ned Hugar that will be included in the instruction booklet!
Finishing volume 2 (which had to be finished before we could mail out custom cards, which have been finished for a while) was the last big high-priority milestone from our Kickstarter that we had to hit! First a cartoon, now this! We’re chippin’ away!
Up next: Finishing the online game, the app, and the alternate game modes! We should have everything totally fulfilled by this summer! :D

We just sent the last bit of Story War vol 2 to the printers! It’s done! The whole darn thing is done! To celebrate, I wanted to share some cool original artwork by Ned Hugar that will be included in the instruction booklet!

Finishing volume 2 (which had to be finished before we could mail out custom cards, which have been finished for a while) was the last big high-priority milestone from our Kickstarter that we had to hit! First a cartoon, now this! We’re chippin’ away!

Up next: Finishing the online game, the app, and the alternate game modes! We should have everything totally fulfilled by this summer! :D

zygodactylous:

we are playing story war (kiss and make-up mode) and king midas’s parents are three dogs and six rats

I’ve heard that royal family trees can get convoluted but this is ridiculous!

zygodactylous:

we are playing story war (kiss and make-up mode) and king midas’s parents are three dogs and six rats

I’ve heard that royal family trees can get convoluted but this is ridiculous!

Mar 03

I see what you’re saying! Mathematically, there should be slightly more items. But this only becomes an issue when you’re playing with a 4 or 8 players which means you’re going to play 8 rounds, which means you’re consuming around 30 cards total (starting cards + redraws each turn, minus redraws for the final turn.) Because this only happens in the later half of 4 and 8 player games, it’s not a huge concern.
Additionally, adding more Warriors doesn’t mean we need to add incrementally more Items, because the number of turns stays the same even if there are more Warriors. It just means both Warriors and Items are more varied now. The 6 to 8 turn limit is not imposed by the number of Warrior cards, but by human attention span.
Doubling the Warriors doesn’t actually double the Item consumption. Does that make sense?

I see what you’re saying! Mathematically, there should be slightly more items. But this only becomes an issue when you’re playing with a 4 or 8 players which means you’re going to play 8 rounds, which means you’re consuming around 30 cards total (starting cards + redraws each turn, minus redraws for the final turn.) Because this only happens in the later half of 4 and 8 player games, it’s not a huge concern.

Additionally, adding more Warriors doesn’t mean we need to add incrementally more Items, because the number of turns stays the same even if there are more Warriors. It just means both Warriors and Items are more varied now. The 6 to 8 turn limit is not imposed by the number of Warrior cards, but by human attention span.

Doubling the Warriors doesn’t actually double the Item consumption. Does that make sense?

pivaxi asked: Hey maybe I haven't been following closely enough, but is there a rough date for Vol 2?

We’re sending it to the printers in a few days, it should get to backers in maybe 2 months or so.

orannisthesquirrelking asked: Howdy! I kickstared the game, and finally got a chance to play it this weekend. The one thing that stood out as an issue is that we went through the item cards really quickly, so we had to reuse them. Any chance of seeing an item-only expansion in the future? It would be nice to be able to use new items each round.

You’re only supposed to use one item per team per round! But yeah, once volume 2 comes out there will be 50 items total - as many as there are Warriors, currently! That should help mix it up!

halohampster asked: I backed the kickstarter, and i got my game and I love it! But, I also backed other kickstarters with the promise that i'd get cards based off of the other kickstarters. Am I just not going to receive those cards or ?

You are! We didn’t have enough Deluxe packs to send to both Deluxe backers and cross-promo backers during the original shipment. So the cross-promo cards are going to be sent out alongside Super Story War, which should be shipped out in a few weeks!