EC GAME DAY: RENT A HERO AND CONAN!!!
Saturday, March 25th from noon to 2pm and 3 to 5pm
Come learn to play RENT A HERO from noon to 2pm, and the latest CONAN board game from 3 to 5pm!
The card deck in RENT A HERO consists of 77 cards, with each card representing one of seven different heroes. Players each start with two random heroes, and each hero has a special power that can be activated once. Each turn, a player sends a card from his hand face down to the next player, who can choose to take it or pass it on. If he takes it, he adds it to his group of heroes, but if it’s a hero he already has, both hero cards are sent to the discard pile. Before sending a hero away, the player must obey the current round’s limitations, such as the card must be odd or must be below or above a certain number.
The first player to collect six of the seven heroes wins.
CONAN, designed by Fred Henry and based on the Conan universe by Robert E. Howard, is a scenario-based semi-cooperative asymmetric miniatures board game. One player is the Opponent, playing the Opposition forces, and the other players (1 to 4) play Conan and his companions: Shevatas the thief, Hadrathus the Priest/Sorcerer, Belit the pirate queen, Valeria the warrior, etc. The game is based purely on Robert E. Howard’s novels and short stories (and not the movies or other non-Howardian material). The publisher hired Patrice Louinet, a Howard expert, to make sure the art and the scenarios are compatible with Howard’s vision.
Each game is a scenario, played on a map. There are several maps — Pictish Village, Underground temple, Tavern, Pirate ship, etc. — and each map can have several scenarios set on it. The game is fast, one hour approximately. It’s possible to play several scenarios in a campaign, but you can also play each scenario individually. There are a dozen playable scenarios in the base box.