How to Play
Before the game starts, players will declare their alignment, playing as either a hero or a villain. Players alternate taking turns starting with villain players first. Play proceeds clockwise. Players begin the game with a personal deck of ten starter cards that represents their basic attacks and resources. Each turn, players will draw and play five cards from their hand to attack opponents and to (buy) recruit new characters for their deck.
Each player should have the following (Starter) cards in their personal deck.
3 Pow cards
2 Whack cards
4Blue Power cards
1Gold Power card
Hit Point Tokens
Each player takes enough Hit Point tokens to equal 100 hit points.
At the beginning of the game you will have a deck of ten starter cards which you will shuffle and place facedown on the table in front of you. This will be known as your Draw Pile. Draw 5 cards from this pile and keep them in your hand. On your turn play the 5 cards from your hand. You may then preform any of the following actions in any order. When your turn is over, place all the cards that you played face-up into what will be known as your Discard Pile.
Buy- Use resource cards to purchase new cards for your deck. You begin with 10 starter cards your, but will add more throughout the course of the game.
Attack- Use attack cards to damage your opponent.
Activate special abilities found on character cards, or use events found on City cards.
End Turn- Place all cards played and purchased this round into your discard pile unless the card says otherwise.
This is a POWER card. There are several different types of power cards, each with a different numerical value. On your turn, add up all the power cards you have in play. The total is how much you may spend for that turn to buy new cards for your deck. Any Power not spent during your turn is wasted and must be placed in your discard pile at the end of turn.
There are 3 places that you may purchase new cards for your deck.
The Street-The street is where you'll find all sorts of colorful characters, each with their own amazing super powers and abilities. Each character found there has a recruitment cost, which is located in the upper right corner of their card. When a character is recruited from the street, draw a card from the character deck to replace the one that was taken.
The City Deck- At a cost of 9 power each, this deck contains lots of interesting scenarios that could benefit you, or hurt your opponent.
The Power Deck-You may purchase more power directly from the Power deck at a cost of 6 power each.
Attack your opponents and do damage, causing them to lose hit points.
Use the text listed on your cards to do things like, take an extra turn, or draw more cards.
Game Set up
Now that each player has a personal deck of starter cards (White Boarder) and hit points tokens, let set up the main play area. The main play area consist of basically four decks of cards. Below is a brief description of each deck and what to do with them.
The City Deck
Find and shuffle together all yellow Event cards, and cards with the above symbol. These cards will make up the "City" deck. Place this deck face down on the table. During your turn, you may purchase random City cards for 9 Power each.
Do not look at the cards you just purchased, but instead shuffle them into your draw deck. Some cards that you acquire will instruct you to draw a City card and play it whenever that card comes into play.
Below are some examples of cards in the "City" deck.
The City Deck
Event cards do not have the city symbol, but are still placed into the "City" deck.
Characters that are found in the "City" deck only have the city symbol on the top right corner of the card.
Most cards in the "City" deck will have the city symbol on both top corners of the card.
The Character Deck
Find and shuffle together all character cards, with the above symbols. These cards will make up the "Character" deck. Cards that go into this deck will have a alignment symbol on the top left corner and a power cost in the top right corner.
Below are some examples of cards in the character deck.
The Weakness Deck
Find and group together all the weakness cards, which are set face up, off to the side of the play area. Other cards that you play, or that are played against you will let you know when a weakness card is drawn.
The Power Card Deck
Find and group together all the power cards, which are set face up, off to the side of the play area. On your turn, power cards may be purchased for six power each. When purchased, add to your discard pile.
Now that all cards have been put into the their proper decks, let's go ahead and set up the play area.
Randomly draw six cards from the "Character" deck and place face up in a row on the table. This row will now be known as the "Street".
This is where you will acquire new characters for your team.
Shuffle and place the "Character" deck face down on the right side of the "Street".
Shuffle and place the "City" deck on the left side of the "Street". The Weakness and Power decks can be placed wherever you choose.
Assemble your Team!
To purchase characters from the "Street" you must be of the same alignment, or the characters must be vigilantes. Every character has a resource (Power) cost located in the top right corner of their card that you must pay in order to purchase them. Once you pay the cost, place the purchased character into your discard pile.