We've been talking about it, we've covered them on Live Stream back in May, and we even ran an invitational tournament with Full-Art Booster Packs. Punch-It Entertainment is excited to release Battle for Sularia: The Battle Begins—Full-Art Booster Packs.
For those of you who know exactly what this product is, no need to read on any further here, other than potentially downloading the checklist for you to reference when collecting all of the cards. You can find the checklist linked at the bottom of this post.
For those of you hearing about this product for the first time here is what this update will provide:
Wait, What, Random Packs? I Thought Battle for Sularia was an Expandable Card Game!
How to Draft
Four-Player Draft Pod Package
Wait, What, Random packs? I Thought Battle for Sularia was an Expandable Card Game!
Battle for Sularia: The Card Game is an expandable card game, which means that the base game will continue to be released in a non-randomized distribution model, where you will always get four copies of every card in the set. The introduction of the full-art booster packs will not have an impact on the actual standard Battle for Sularia game or how it plays. The full-art booster packs are merely cosmetic upgrades for your deck. The packs allow you to replace our standard card with a beautifully illustrated full-art card.
However, The full-art cards also solved a gameplay variant problem for us as well. All of us here at Punch-It Entertainment are huge fans of limited formats in games like Magic The Gathering. For those of you new to this idea, a limited format means that you have a limited pack of cards to build your deck with.
Battle for Sularia: The Card Game has had a semi-limited format in the form of cube drafting. This meant that players could craft a cube of cards and deal out "packs" to players to select and draft. The format was incredibly fun, but the cube always guaranteed a certain number of cards to be available. This was never a truly random distribution and after a few times doing it, you began to know what cards you could not pass on to an opponent.
With the full-art booster packs, now players can execute a truly random limited format for Battle for Sularia: The Card Game. With each card broken down into ultra rare, rare, uncommon, and common, players will have to make choices when drafting as each of these packs will produce unknown quantities of a particular card.
Full-Art Booster Packs will be broken down into the following distribution:
- Two Cards: Rare (Potentially one of these cards will be an ultra rare)
- Four Cards : Uncommon
- Ten Cards: Common
How to Draft
Drafting Battle for Sularia: The Card Game is easy to do. Here are some things that players will need.
- Dice, tokens, gems, and some way to track their life total
- Four packs of The Battle Begins: Full-Art Booster Pack (per player)
Draft Round 1
During Draft Round 1, you will open one pack from your four, and select a single card from the pack. Each other player in the draft will do this as well. Set that card aside, and pass the remainder of the pack to the player sitting on your left. Wait until all players have made a selection and then pick up the pack from the player sitting on your right. Again, you will select a single card from the now smaller pack of cards, and pass the remainder of the pack to the player on your left. This process will continue until all the cards from the packs have been selected. This will leave you with 16 "drafted" cards.
Draft Round 2
Following the same procedure from Draft Round 1, you will open a new pack from your remaining three packs, and select an individual card from the pack. The remaining cards will be passed on to the player on your right. Continue this process passing to the right until all packs have had all cards drafted. This will leave you with 32 "drafted" cards.
Draft Round 3
By this time, you should be feeling comfortable with how the draft works and you will begin by opening your third of four packs. Just like the previous draft rounds you will select one card from your pack and pass the cards to the player on your left. Continue selecting cards and passing the remainder to the player on your left until there are no longer any cards to pass. This will leave you with 48 "drafted" cards.
Draft Round 4
Continue doing the same thing you did in the previous three draft rounds and open your final pack of cards. Select one card from it and pass it to the player to your right. After all cards from this pack have been drafted you will now have 64 cards to work with.
For your first few drafts, I would recommend not setting a time limit on how long a player can spend building a deck. If all the players involved in the draft are experienced Battle for Sularia: The Card Game players, we recommend setting a timer for a 30-minute deck building time limit. Feel free to experiment with this and let us know how much time you feel is necessary to construct your draft deck.
Unlike the standard constructed play format, there are a few differences in deck building that need to be adhered to.
- Each deck must have a minimum of 40 cards
- Construction points on cards do not matter during draft play
- There are no playset restrictions
- Players are not restricted to a single faction during deck construction.
A draft game is played exactly the same as a standard constructed game. If you are unfamiliar with the rules for Battle for Sularia: The Card Game, please reference and download our Learn to Play Rules Guide: Alpha Edition HERE.
Four-Player Draft Pod Package
We know that some of you only want to draft Battle for Sularia: The Card Game and we think that is great! It is one of the major reasons we have designed and built this product offering; so that it is more affordable and easier to gather your friends and draft.
This package will give you and three of your friends a ready-built draft pod to begin a draft game immediately. If you were to purchase each of the packs individually, you would need 16 packs at $5.99 per pack for a total of $95.84. With a discounted price of $89.99, this is the most affordable way to draft Battle for Sularia: The Card Game. Combined with at least four players, this pod package makes for the perfect draft experience.
Individual packs are an excellent way for you to add full-art cards to your favorite Battle for Sularia: The Card Game decks. It gives you that extra cosmetic customization that sets your deck apart from others across the table for you.
Punch-It Entertainment will continue to offer individual packs for players to purchase on an as-needed basis. And of course, we encourage you to trade these cards amongst your friends to help you collect and complete the set.
Attached below you will find the complete set checklist, which you may download and print off. This checklist can be used as a guide to helping you complete the full-art set. Additionally, we have included check boxes for any additional promo cards that may exist for this set.