This is the first of several Monday previews for City of Remnants.  Check out the game page and don't miss the leader's bios and info on that page. Also, don't forget to pre-order by December 7 to get your copy airmailed a month in advance of the normal shipment.

Hello everyone. Isaac Vega here, designer of Plaid Hat Games' newest upcoming title City of Remnants. In City of Remnants, you take on the role of a gang leader. But as everyone knows you can't have a gang without members.

During your turn in a game round, you have the option of taking 6 possible actions. Recruiting is no doubt one of the most important. When you recruit you will be able to choose from an array of different gang members, which change each round. Here are some of the possible future recruits you'll get to choose from.

Technician

Informer

Gambler

Fighter

You'll notice from the images above that each gang member has numbers hi-lighted in different colors.

Gambler

Depending on which gang color they have been recruited into, this will be their attack value. For example, if the Gambler is recruited into a green gang his attack value will be 3, but if he is recruited into a blue gang his attack value will be 2.

Although this is important to keep note of, a gang member is more than their attack value. No matter what gang they have been recruited into, a gang member also has an ability that can be used no matter what gang they are in. When building your gang, recruiting a gang member because of their ability can be more effective than recruiting them because of their attack value.

Dealer

You'll also notice that some potential recruits have individual names. These guys are one of a kind and it's never a bad idea to get them on your side, even if it's just to keep them away from the other gangs just waiting to scoop them up. Remember every gang member you don't recruit opens up the opportunity for them to be used against you.

Odin Kester

Zar Tayvius

Recruiting can sometimes be a difficult task. Figuring out which gang member to recruit into your gang can seriously affect your chances of winning the game. Be cautious of bidding wars. Sometimes you can find yourself shelling quite a few ARC's for a gang member you may wish you hadn't. But don't sweat it too much, because in City of Remnants there is always a way to make your choices work out for you in the end.

Remember, in City of Remnants it's all about the choices, and although recruiting is a good one, it isn't the only way to get the renown your gang is looking for. But we will get into those later. For more on City of Remnants keep checking Plaidhatgames.com. We will be releasing more preview articles as we get closer to launch. Feel free to comment below and if you have any questions for me you are more than welcome email me at [email protected]


Comments


Ranior commented:

This looks so awesome. I honestly don't usually get way excited for games or releases, but this one is really pulling my interest in.

I love the look of the cards thus far too, a really nice blend of ability text, flavor and theme text, artwork, looks simple and streamlined, overall just really well laid out. Really looking forward to seeing more!

Posted on 2012-11-12.

champrjk commented:

I'm really looking forward to this game. It's overflowing with theme, which I love. I'm thinking I'm going to really like being the red player.

Posted on 2012-11-12.

Cryminysakes commented:

You guys won't be disappointed- this is a fantastic game! Ant wait to get it to the table!!!

Posted on 2012-11-12.

Ryujin commented:

I love the Technician. He could be used for so many different purposes, all of them really mean. You could use it on the only other guy with any money to win a good card, or use it to prevent Red from getting Zar Tayvius even if you don't want him. (Which is actually a perfect example because Yellow wouldn't want Zar.)

Zar seems like a double-edged sword- he's really powerful all by himself, but the first time he loses, you have to remove him from the game.

Informer, Gambler, and Fighter are all very thematic.

Odin Kester is really cool. The theme is perfect, and it's fun to think of your opponents sweating and trying to bankrupt you as the pile on Odin grows bigger and bigger.

Posted on 2012-11-12.

joepinion commented:

Great insight Ryu, it's like you've played the game. Good thoughts all around. Can't wait to try this out.

Posted on 2012-11-13.

Starslayer commented:

Wow. Wow. Looks fantastic. Reminds me of Games Workshop: Necromunda. Im willing to give PHG preorders one more shot after the delays last time. I dont mind some minor delays, I just want to be informed. This looks too good to miss.

Posted on 2012-11-13.

joepinion commented:

Check the store, we're going with a new system, where in the store the status of the game is just kept up to date. So true transparency rather than guessing on some date. At the moment the game is being produced/assembled/whatever. Once that is all done its status will change to "on the boat"... I'm not 100% sure how the preorder bonus works but I think it's at that point that the preordered games will instead be brought over here via airplane and the preorderers will get their games from that shipment. (Maybe Colby can comment to confirm this.)

Posted on 2012-11-13.

Truth commented:

Joe is correct. While the rest of the world waits on the slow boat for a month pre-orders are coming over via the magic of flight.

Posted on 2012-11-13.

PandaWear commented:

And the Truth shall set you free... or at least give you an extra month of play time!

Posted on 2012-11-13.

dyeyk2000 commented:

WOW! This looks so boss! This is like PHG taking all the good stuff they learned in Summoner Wars and translating it into another game.

I CAN'T WAIT!

Questions:

1. When is the release date?
2. How will the expansions for this game work? More cards? New board?

Posted on 2012-11-14.

esper88 commented:

This looks pretty freaking cool. It looks like the bidding brings an inherent balance to the game- I love that type of thing.

Man... But do the wallet and the fiance agree... Time will tell.

Posted on 2012-11-14.

Cuffs Alister commented:

Great Job plaid hat, looks great!

Posted on 2012-11-17.

rym commented:

It's not too often I bite on a game with this kind of price tag based solely on what I see. This is one of those times where I bite.

I like it and I have to say that from the beginnings of the first Starter Sets of Summoner Wars, I have been a fan. Plaidhatgames is a bona fide game company now, and will continue to get my support and business.

I cannot wait for that flight to come in now!

Posted on 2012-11-18.

Dapuma commented:

I like the idea of a bidding game (Ostia anyone? good game), sounds fun and less complex than Summoner Wars, so perhaps it will get more play in person than just me playing Summoner Wars Online - is it wrong to let your wife get a swing or two in on the summoner then as she charges in for the (wrongly) assumed kill you defend and pick off her charging units then have card advantage for the easy win :)

Like the card text on the Dealer and Odin Kester

Posted on 2012-11-24.

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