Our great artist Cindy has been hard at work the relics. In my opinion, this is part of the game that really cements the themes and world. As mentioned in my first post, the idea is to make these seemingly normal items into something you would put on a pedestal. With that in mind, I present to you the first one, the Earth Grinder:
“An unorthodox sword to fight greedy earth spirits”
This was one of the first Phil came up with. It is one of the Faith (general utility) cards. When sacrificed, it allows the player to draw more cards. I chose the name to continue on the narrative of how the loss of information has made words as simple as “shovel” disappear.
Next one up is the Enduring Confection:
“Sweet ecstasy from the World Before attracts the hungry”
This is one of our Zealotry (attack-based) cards. When sacrificed, a player can steal a follower or missionary from another player. This one actually came from a friend of mine. I wanted to make an “edible” relic, and he was the one that suggested a Twinkie-like pastry (personally, I think they taste bland as hell).
We’ll put up more as the art progresses.