The time has come for heroes to grab the biggest sword from the bakery, the best dwarven shield door, and embark on an epic adventure, or a swor’nament.
Swords: Cut the Deck is a role-playing card game based on the award-winning webcomic Swords. The game is designed and published by the Swords Comic team, consisting of Thane Brimhall (game developer and creator of the game mechanics), Kaitlin W. (social media expert and multi-talented wizard), and Matthew J. Wills (creator of the Sword comic). Depending on your edition, the game is designed for 1–12 players and has three different game modes: PvP tournament, team brawl, and adventures.
A team brawl divides the players into two factions who fight until there is only one team left on the field, and the tournament is played as a series of head-to-head matches. The adventure mode can be played solo or with friends, and it’ll send you on various mysterious and dangerous quests. So stay sharp and make Quest Sprout proud.
With the game, you won’t be getting just one artist’s creation. Matthew J. Wills partnered with other fellow artists and members of the webcomic community to bring their versions of famous Swords characters to life.
Some of the artists included are Josh Wright (Slack Wyrm), Malcolm (The Weekly Roll), Inky Rickshaw comics, Rds. to Nowhere, Kim Winder (The RedDot Comic), Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal), and many more. Each of them deserves a shoutout for making our lives a bit better with their comics, so it’s great to see them all here together.
The card game was launched on Kickstarter on March 14th, surpassing its funding goal in 15 minutes. Currently, the campaign has raised over $47,000, crushing its original goal of $10,000.
Campaign backers will receive a variety of rewards, including a copy of the game, exclusive cards, and even the opportunity to have their own Mystery sword featured in the game. The game is expected to ship to backers in December 2023, so be sure to back the project before the campaign ends!
Kickstarter end update:
The Kickstarter campaign concluded with Matthew surpassing his funding goal and reaching $251,014 with 3,011 backers! During the campaign, 30 out of 33 guest artist cards were unlocked. However, it’s not too late to help unlock the remaining three cards by subscribing to Matthew Wills’ YouTube channel (we only need 160 more subscribers) or by persuading a famous person to shout: ‘By the eyes of Kargob!'”.
If you missed the campaign but still want to get the game, you’re in luck. You can still pre-order the game on BackerKit, and with nine backers of Swords: Cut the Deck – Retail Tier, you’ll most likely be able to buy it in stores. However, you’ll still need to wait until the end of the year for pledges to be shipped.
As soon as we get our hands on it, you can expect to see a review on our website.