Sunday, January 10, 2016

Coming Next: Wicked Faire!

The final Wicked Faire is coming, and ConCardia is honored to be a part of it.

The four tribes of Wicked Faire shall compete through the medium of ConCardia. Join us in Princeton, NJ, February 19-21, 2016. The Wicked Faire set uses the Faction mechanic which is unique so far to Wicked Faire sets.

It's not too late to get your own card in the set. Cards are available for vendors, staff, performers, and even just regular folks. For more information, email info@concardiagame.com.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ConCardia to Go

Do you love playing ConCardia, but don't want to wait until the next convention to play it? Now, we'll send ConCardia sets for up to six players right to you door for only $30. It's called ConCardia to Go, and it includes exclusive new cards every month. The first set will be shipping for early December, with an awesome holiday theme.

Every set contains 144 cards, at least of half of which are from the new set. The rest will be cards of previous events at sets meaning that there is always the chance of finding a card from an older set that might be just what you need for that perfect deck.

You can order a single set at our Shop Page, or you can sign up for a pack to be mailed every month to you automatically and save $5 at our Patreon Page.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

ConCardia: More Than Conventions

When I first developed ConCardia, it was designed to be an Augmented Reality Game for conventions. The versatility of the format, however, has lead me to discover that the potential is so much greater. Esther Wheelmaker, the author of Gravely Inanimated has commissioned a special card set for her book. We are working with podcasters to create sets to represent their shows. I've even had interest from a Little League team about making ConCardia cards they can use as baseball cards. We are also working with some downtown business communities on making ConCardia work for them.

One of the cards from the Gravely Inanimated Set
People love to collect things and they love to play games, and this is true in all walks of life. Even if people don't necessarily want to play the card game, many people still enjoy a good scavenger hunt. In fact, in our convention experience we find that some people like to hunt and some people like to play, which works out perfectly because people tend to wander in groups. One person enjoys the search to find the cards then hands their cards over to their friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, sister, father, etc who enjoys building decks and playing the game.

How can ConCardia help you? Here's some thoughts:

The card that I will be giving out at Steampunk World's Fair
as my business card, and as a pretty good card for your deck.

Business Owners

ConCardia cards cost about as much to have printed as a color, double-sided business card, and a card can contain everything a business card can. However, with the added interest of being part of a collectible game, it is more likely that people will keep your card longer. They might even end up playing it in a deck or trading it with another player, spreading information about your business much farther than a normal business card would.

Team Cards/Sports Cards

Everyone wants to be on their own sports card. Are you part of a Softball team, got kids on a Hockey team, part of a highly competitive Scrabble club? For as little as $4 per person, you could make ConCardia cards for the members of the team, complete with picture and maybe even stats!

Special Events


Anything from a corporate convention to a family reunion could be made more interesting by having something to search for. Having an event at a school where people are meeting the teachers? Have a card made for each teacher and offer a prize for anyone who collects them all.

Anything Your Imagination Can Conceive

A year and a half running ConCardia has taught me that the players of my game are incredible creative. I'm sure that as you read this, you are thinking of many awesome ideas, and ConCardia is flexible enough for all of them. If you have an idea, I probably have a way to implement it in the framework of ConCardia. Try me! Email info@concardiagame.com.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The New Arrow Rules Are Here

For those of you who have played ConCardia at previous conventions, you know that the previous rules for playing the card game were a bit cumbersome. This has to do with the evolution of the game. Originally, we envisioned ConCardia as a game that people would playing standing around, maybe in line for a performance, so the rules had to be simple enough that it could be quick, easy, and played without a table.

Unfortunately, a game that simple isn't really interesting to play, so we spiced it up with cards with special effects, but that resulted in a top heavy game, without a sufficient base of core rules to support it.

We also realized that, even with the simpler version of the game, nobody every played the game standing up in line. It never happened. Players were finding a table and playing.

Based on what we learned, we rebuilt the rules from the ground up, creating an entirely new rule set called "Arrows". The base rules without any special cards form a fun and interesting territory control strategy game, with a flavor of Go and Othello. The special card text built on that creates a dynamic and robust play experience that I am sure you will all love.

To see the new rules, click the "Rules" tab above.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Welcome to the New ConCardia Web Site

ConCardia is a new kind of game, unlike any other. Instead of buying it in a store, you collect it at an event! At a ConCardia event, players visit the ConCardia table, get the starter set of cards and a rules explanation if needed. They then adventure around the convention, seeking out vendors, performers, and others with cards to give them. Cards could be anywhere!

The cards are built into a deck and used to compete against other players in tournaments at the event. For more information, click on one of the tabs above.

If you would like to contact the great makers of ConCardia, you can email us at info@concardiagame.com.