One of the titles at Gen Con that I have been eagerly awaiting is Hand of Fate: Ordeals. I’ve been following the progress of this video game turned board game for some time now, so it was amazing to see how far the team at Rule & Make has come.
Most of the pictures I had seen of the game were mock ups, but at Gen Con I was able to take a close look at the near finished product. The board is pretty big at 33″ x 20″, but with all the cards you’ll be laying out, having the space is essential.
In the video game, the cards are illustrated in stark black and sepia with a few key spots of red. I am delighted that the board game version has colored cards. While the original color scheme was nice, the addition of color really makes the cards pop.
The minis are also pretty sweet. I love that they included both male and female fighters. I can’t wait to see these painted!
Jess: I’m always leery of video game to board game conversions, but Hand of Fate is designed like a board game to begin with and Rule & Make are being careful to give the game the attention it deserves. Seeing it at Gen Con has only excited me even more for the release in November.
Andrew: I know! It’s more beautiful than I imagined it would be. The minis are one thing, but the cards are the show, and they look amazing. I’m sad that we didn’t get to test/play/steal the prototype, but I am SUPER hyped for it!
You can learn more about Hand of Fate Ordeals on the Kickstarter page here: kickstarter.com/projects/chaoticpattern/hand-of-fate-ordeals
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