January 14, 2014

A Riddle For You...

Here's a riddle for you!
What do Wolves and Stags have in common?

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Give up?
I don't blame you. It doesn't make much sense to me either, unless you consider them both in the running to rule "The Forest Court."

While still in its very early stages, I'm happy to say that I am working on a card game! It will be an actual poker-sized deck for two people to play against one another. Ideally, I would like to expand this into other animal families (Bears and Cats are two that come to mind) and be a four-player game, but I figured I would start small until I get the rules ironed out.

The basic premise is this: 
"The time has come when all the animal families of the forest come together to determine which will be the reigning Forest Court for the next year.
Each family races to find and place 10 golden apples under the largest oak tree in the forest as an offering to the Great Forest Spirit. The first family to complete its offering is named the Forest Court."

The game involves placing apple cards on the table, defending them, and sabotaging your opponent's stack of apples, all while trying to get to 10 apples first.

Once I get some of the artwork nailed down, and have tested out the rules with a regular deck of cards, I'll make a few more posts about this project. I'm still not even sure what to name it, ha ha! I just wanted my readers to be the first to hear about it.

Be sure to check out and follow my Facebook page for sneak previews of any artwork that comes out.