scribblywibblywobbly asked: Can we choose what kind of a Knight we can be? Like if I wanted my Knight to be a pirate, can you do that, or is the Knight an actual knight and we can only choose a weapon for them?
The custom Knight card uses the armor and background from the Knight card. A 100% original character would ‘ve been the more expensive tier.
love-handel asked: Is Cantrip "can't rip" or is it "can trip" or is it neither?
it’s “Cantrip” which is an Irish word for a magical spell but is often used in games to describe a simple, low-level magical ability.
Vondell made this reference for the other artists working on Story War battlefields to help make the shapes in their art feel more grounded and cohesive. Check it out!
sprucegroose asked: Do you guys have any plans to put Story Wars in any brick and mortar stores in the future, and are the deluxe pack's promo cards being printed and shipped with the base set or will they be shipped later?
The deluxe cards and base set will be shipped at the same time ASAP.
The expansion and custom cards will be shipped out later.
We’re planning to sell online before we work on retail.
rundoublerun asked: About the urban setting of Vol 2, is there an intended way for this to fit in with the geography of the first set? I dont know if this sort of thing is considered by any of you, but I felt like the entirety of Story War could fit into a very cohesive world, but the narrower focus of the new set seems like it might go against that. Is there thoughts about this or is it something that isn't really important to you guys?
This is something that is EXTREMELY important to us. It’s something we think about and talk about all the time and something we’re being very careful about when developing volume 2.
Both volume 1 and volume 2 are set in the same universe, but in different geographical locations. Think about Johto and Kanto in Pokemon. Volume 1 is set in a big mythological countryside inhabited by animals and people from fairytales. Volume 2 is set in a giant city inhabited by people and animals from science fiction, super hero, and saturday morning cartoon tropes.
Volume 1’s setting is about the size of Hyrule and volume 2’s is about the size of LA - so it’s not really a tighter focus, geographically. Both volumes feature a diverse set of characters and locations and items, they just have different themes.
We’ve actually snuck references to volume 2 in volume 1 (such as the fallen airplane in the Foggy Bog will be flying again in a volume 2 battlefield called Airship Armada.) We made sure volume 1 contained enough anachronisms to not make modern-day cards feel out of place, and similarly, a lot of the scifi devices in volume 2 appear to be powered by magic of some kind. So they’re not totally different settings, they’re just leaning further in one direction or the other.
You can play either set by itself or shuffle them together and they should feel pretty cohesive as a mixed deck. But we want people to also feel like they are buying something new with volume 2 and not just getting more of the same fantasy cards. We tried to do “all” the key fantasy tropes in volume 1, sword card, shield card, potion card, etc - it’d be lame if volume 2 was just different kinds of swords and shields and potions and stuff!
Anyway, thank you for this question! I’m glad people care about this kind of meta-narrative stuff in Story War because we put a lot of work into it!
hourglassofyourlife asked: I missed out on backing the game during the kick starter campaign, when will I be able to buy story war as a non-backer?
3llenography asked: Hello, I was just wondering when the cards would be sent out from the kickstarter. It's sometime this month right? Just wondering because I haven't heard anything in awhile and I'm very excited to play!
The cards are being printed right now! We’re still deciding which Kickstarter fulfillment company we’re going to partner with to do the actual shipping and then we’ll collect everyone’s addresses and send them out.
There weren’t a lot of metal objects in Story War volume 1, so Vondell made this metal reference for the artists working on Story War volume 2. And it’s kind of pretty in its own right.