I have a soft spot in my heart for post-apocalyptic games, and when I see a post-apocalyptic game emerge from the area I grew up in, well, I get a little excited. Such a game exists, and it’s on Kickstarter right now in its final days. The game is called Sovereignty of Dust, and it comes to us from Patrick Lankert from Louisville, Kentucky.
Sovereignty of Dust is a post-apocaluptic card game where players control factions of survivors fighting for a ruined metropolis only known as “Dust”. Throughout the game players will use different characters from their chosen faction (the game includes five) to either attack their opponents or run scouting missions for resources and equipment. The game’s length is controlled by a day/night deck which can be edited to provide the exact length of game you wish to play. Think of it as a sort of environment deck that can add effects to the game, as one card from it is revealed each turn. Once the deck runs out the game comes to an end.
By capturing your opponent’s characters, scouting, and completing missions you’ll earn victory points. Once the game ends, the player with the most victory points wins, taking over Dust for their played faction. Each faction carries a unique ability that can give you an edge as long as you play to their strategy.
Soverignty of Dust is nearly funded and has just four days to go. It’s got some unique artwork that gives the game an Akira-esque feel, and I find that appealing. The gameplay mechanics seem solid, and it’s got a post-apocalyptic setting that helps give the game a gritty story. The game is definitely worth checking out, and for $42 you can get your very own copy shipped straight to your door through the Kickstarter campaign. Being that the game supports up to 5 players, it’s not too bad of a cost to enjoy it with some friends – as long as they’re not planning to rip Dust right from your cold, dead, fingers.