HEX: Shards of Fate Flies Over $100,000 on Kickstarter in its First Day

By Giuseppe Nelva

May 9, 2013

I’m not a trading card game guy, not anymore at least since I managed to get rid of Magic: The Gathering by selling my collection (Moxes and Black Lotus included) for a rather sizable sum several years ago, inflating my savings quite decently and getting rid of what was starting to become a nasty addiction. Yet I have to say that HEX really intrigues me by mixing what seems to be an extremely polished trading card game with MMORPG elements like customizable champions, gem slotting and equipment allocation.

Looks like I’m not the only one interested in the game, as it gathered over a hundred grands in its first day on Kickstarter, and is sitting on $123,215 pledged by 1,017 backers at the moment of this writing. Considering the pace, the goal of $300,000 seems almost in the bag.

The game is already in a quite advanced state of development and the estimated release window is September this year.

Today the team at Cryptozoic Entertainment posted an update starring President Cory Jones and Lead Designer Ben Stoll as they have a chat about the TCG elements of the game. You can see it below together with an “how to play” video and the initial (and hilarious) Kickstarter video pitch.

If you’re wondering what’s the weird intermittent noise right in the middle of the video pitch, I am as well. That aside, you can support the project yourself here.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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