Sword of the Stars: Control!

As many of you may know, the team at Kerberos participated in the Extra Life! Charity Game-a-thon this year to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital. Our game-a-thon was very successful! We stayed up for 24 hours playing demo games of our two new board-game projects based in the Sword of the Stars universe, Sword of the Stars: The Pit Boardgame and Sword of the Stars: Control! and we broadcast live from the Kerberos offices here in Vancouver on the Kerberos Twitch Channel.

The viewers who logged into our channel had a pretty good view of The Pit Boardgame being played at the main table, but they couldn’t see the Control! table very well. Since some of you asked to get a closer look at the game which was causing so much laughter, I thought I would post a few photos of the demo cards for the game.

As you can see, Control! is a pretty simple game in terms of the deck. The cards and planet bases are beautifully designed by our in-house artist Ken Lee, but the real elegance and fun of the game is in the mechanics and rules. We’ll be broadcasting a live play demo of Control! later this month, if all goes well, and you should get a chance to see the game in action.

In the meantime, I just want to share this because it’s one of the major rewards of creating a universe that has enough depth and detail to support a lot of different games. Sword of the Stars is by far the longest writing project of my life. But it is also a gift which keeps on giving, creatively speaking, and that is a source of immense joy.

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