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Learn to Play Flesh & Blood
September 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Despite the name, Flesh and Blood is a relatively simple TCG that won’t leave you covered in cuts and bruises—not literally, anyway. Hailing from Legendary Story Studios in New Zealand, the game involves pitting your hero against your opponent’s in a back-of-forth game of might and magic, using equipment, abilities, and some plain old wits to get the upper hand and achieve victory. It’s a quick game that values making fast moves and keeping everyone light on their feet until someone reigns supreme.
The basic format of standard play is as follows: you have a hero and a supporting deck of at least 60 cards, of which anything can appear up to three times. At the beginning of a match, you reveal your hero and their equipment to your opponent, and you settle in for a round. An official round lasts 50 minutes, after which if a winner hasn’t been decided, you go three extra turns, before declaring a draw if someone hasn’t been killed yet. Your starting life is based on your hero card, and your playing field has your hero and their weapons in the middle, other equipment to the left, and your deck and graveyard to the right.
This might all sound a little daunting, but in practice it’s easy to pick-up. Thankfully, you can grab quite a few decks and sets online to give you plenty of cards to build your first hero and get practicing.