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A lot has changed with the gameplay for Stormsunder since the ideas first starting forming in our heads last year, and we think we’re finally at a place where we can confidently share some solid details about combat. With that in mind, let’s have a proper look at character cards. Though these four are essentially there from the beginning of the story, there is no guarantee each will live to see the end, and if they do, they may be changed forever.
Adina Shalit is the primary healer of the party, providing a variety of healing and shield spells to support her allies. Her first ability, Godspoken, is unique to her, and allows her Auras to affect the entire map (as well as giving her a respectable advantage in equipping heavier armor). Tranquility is common among all Priests, and allows players to cycle through their decks quickly for rapid healing (as long as they abstain from violence).
As Stormsunder’s combat has evolved, so too has Aleksander Potra since we last checked in with him. The silver-tongued vampire now serves as an off-tank for Capac, sporting an assortment of powerful offensive and defensive techniques allowing him to quickly take down opponents and survive being so close to the action. Note that his statistics at the bottom left of his card (Strength, Perception, Agility, Spirit, Vitality and Charisma) have fluctuated as well, as we’ve solidified not only how stats interact with combat, but also how each character’s stats grow. This will help immensely if we ever decide to add character creation to Stormsunder down the road.
Vanessa Von Brandt’s characteristics at the bottom left (just above her stats) detail who she is both professionally and personally. Her role, Warrior, tells players she is a damage-dealing character, while her class, Survivalist, is known for destructive ranged techniques. Her personality is Relentless, which adds a trait card to her deck she can remove to gain action points. For faction, Vanessa is a member of the Nyere, an ancient order of explorers, guides and adventurers, each blessed with the gift of an unerring sense of direction. Her race is Human, but she also has a racial subcategory, Tainted, hinting there’s something more going on there (as if her face wasn’t enough of an indication).
Lastly we have Capac Roca, the Altekhan Sentry. Capac has the highest health but lowest speed of the four, as can be seen on the icons on the top right of his card (Action Points, Health and Speed, respectively). Capac makes up for his lack of movement with skills, having both Leap and Charge in his character deck by the time he reaches Level 4 as he has with this card. Later levels come with an increase in stats, new and upgraded skills to add/replace in his deck and overall a more powerful Capac.