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Ragers: Champions of the Arena - COMBATarrrh

Unstoppable Veterans, mighty Bashers, cunning Chancers and many more daring Ragers enter the Arena to fight for justice (and good money…). Two teams assemble in the pits – the Accusers (red) and the Defenders (blue). Soon they will clash in a bloody battle under the watchful eyes of the gods. Only one team can emerge victorious, bringing glory to their master. Will you lead them to victory or let their fate be doomed?

Ragers: Champions of the Arena is a fun, quick and aggressive card game, in which players clash in a spectacular battle to prove their rights on the bloodied sand of the Arena of the Righteous. Each player starts with a Combat Deck, which contains the eight types of Ragers and with a hand of five Ragers eager for a fight. The fight lasts for three days (rounds) of ritual combat. The player to score more Glory Points than the opponent wins the game.



In the first phase of a round (Combat Phase) players simultaneously place one of their Ragers on the table – they represent both attack and special cards. This process is repeated until at least one player has 5 combat cards in front of himself. Then the game proceeds to the Resolution Phase, in which players determine the outcome of the round. Player wins the round if his or her last attack card defeats the last attack card of the opponent.



There are three types of attack cards in 4 copies each. Each attack type has its own combat icon, defeats one other attack type and yields to one other attack type. This simple concept is then enriched by the special cards, which mostly do not count when it comes to the Resolution Phase, but provide special abilities, useful during the combat.



There are five types of special cards, each with its unique ability:

ECheater - Negates the opponent’s combat card placed directly opposite.

EVeteran - Forces a player to immediately place a new combat card from his hand.

EStopper – Doubles the next card’s Glory Points value and defends it from a Cheater.

EDeadeye - Forces a player to immediately place a new combat card from his hand, shortening the current Combat Phase.

EChancer - Copies a combat icon and all effects of a combat card placed directly opposite.

These are all the basics of Ragers: Champions of the Arena – now you know how to fight, but will you survive when the gods and the cheering crowd stand witness? Keep your eyes open for the next preview, in which we will show you how the Cheers Cards and the Patron Cards modify the rules of combat!

Do you have any questions about the rules? Ask them here and we will do our best to answer them as quickly as possible!
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J.-M. Frieg
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What exactly is the difference between veteran and deadeye? I really don't get it.

i would love to see a round play in pictures to get a feel for it, until you can post the rules.
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Rafal Rogusz
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Hi Mottchen,

When you use Veteran you replace it with new card. So you have small advantage over your opponent because now you see what card he chose, and you can put on your veteran any card from your hand that will be useful for you.

In case of using Deadeye you place new card next to it, as covered/reversed card. This card count to those 5 necessary to end the round. So combat phase will end one round earlier.

I hope it gave a bit of light on the rules
 
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yes, makes more sense now!
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Terence Lee
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Cards are beautiful! Just wish there was a better name for "cheater". I hate to be calling out cheaters in a game, just doesn't sound too good.
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Seba J
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tlee33 wrote:
Just wish there was a better name for "cheater".


"lax rules interpreter" would be too long.
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You can look at it from the other side - with such name, you can call cheater during the game play, and nobody will be offended
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Rafal Rogusz
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Hi Terence

There is no text on the cards, so for your personal use you can call it for example Deceiver/Impostor if that sounds better for you
 
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Greg Gresik
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How about "Sorcerer" (as in "What kind of sorcery is this?!?")
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We've made some sorcery and tricky magic to summon for you the final rulebook! arrrh

While it's still awaiting approval in "Files" section here on BGG page, we managed to upload it also to our server. Grab it while it's still hot, and tell us what you think!

Link to the Rulebook for Ragers: Champions of the Arena.
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Seba J
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just read it in my lunch break. this one could be a winner! i'm looking forward to testing it.
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Marek Mydel
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Remember that this is a gladiator's arena. Anyone who does not use a solid, at least 1-sharp-edged object to hurt other combatants will probably be called a cheater ;-)
 
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