The Legacy Deckbuilder
Inspired by 16-bit JRPGs of the 90's, Sanctuary Saga is a cooperative deck building game for 2 to 4 players. Incorporating mild legacy elements, players follow the exploits of guilds from various nations combining their assets to found a new city-state in a resource rich and hostile land.
Deckbuilder x JRPG
From start to finish, players should feel every bit the guild leaders they are. Each player starts with a set of starter cards (modifiable as the city-state levels) and selects from guild specific professions that form the communal pool of purchasable player cards. While generic citizen professions are always available they are not as powerful as the guild professions. Meanwhile, the Guild Halls themselves can be upgraded to unlock unique abilities core to the play style of each guild. Craft your resources to help Sanctuary navigate the perils of the Narrative Deck!
4X Themed Narration
Each of the unique chapters highlight different themes of Sanctuary's development. These themes are influenced by phases a player would experience playing a 4X style game (including an Explore deck to find beneficial resources and establish trade routes). The chapters are designed to be played through sequentially with the players having higher tier profession cards to choose from as Sanctuary gains in power.
To keep the game interactive instead of multiplayer solitaire the Narrative Deck will present a series of challenges. Events, Plots, Portents, Enemies, and Adventures will prevent Sanctuary's development or overwhelm the defenses entirely. The players interact with these unique card types differently and will need to use their resources wisely to complete the Narrative Deck. Should the city health ever reach zero before this happens the players lose.