PopCultHQ’s Kickstarter Spotlight: SQUARRIORS: The Card Game from Ash Maczko & Ashley Witter

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Today, PopCultHQ has the privilege in sharing with you a Kickstarter campaign launched just yesterday and has already reached its campaign goal! From the brilliant minds of Ash Maczko and Ashley Witter, the creators of the hit comic book series from Devil’s Due Entertainment SQUARRIORS.


<Check Out the LIVE Kickstarter for Squarriors: The Card Game NOW>



Based on the hit indie-comic sensation, SQUARRIORS, comes a card game experience like no other!
Build a tribe out of your favorite Squarriors characters and go to WAR!

There is no deck, all of your creatures and locations start in play,
and all of your tactic cards begin in your hand.

This game encourages skill, with very little left to chance.

Designed by the Cold War team, including Squarriors creator, Ash Maczko,

with artwork by legendary comic artist, Ashley Witter.

Squarriors TCG will first launch with a Kickstarter campaign
and will then be available through your favorite distributors as well as a direct to store option.

In Squarriors: The Card Game, you control a tribe of woodland critters engaging in violence, betrayal, and mischief. Utilizing advanced tactics, relying on a unique code of the wild, and carefully selecting creatures, playing a game is like creating your own story from the comic series.

<Check Out the LIVE Kickstarter for Squarriors: The Card Game NOW>


What is Squarriors: The Card Game?
Squarriors TCG is a tabletop card game developed by the indie game company, Cold War Incorporated. It features the licensed work of the Squarriors comic book series created by Ash Maczko and Ashley Witter.

What makes Squarriors TCG different from other card games?
Squarriors TCG has no deck of cards to draw from; all of your cards start in play or in your hand.
Squarriors TCG offers many different ways to attack or undermine your opponent, including:

  • Stealth Attacks: Use your spies and assassins to infiltrate the enemy and kill high valued targets.
  • Manipulation Attacks: Use cunning and persuasion to convince creatures of another tribe to join you.
  • Dominance Attacks: Send in a full army to demolish your enemy.
  • Leadership Challenges: Weaken your opponent’s Morale, Influence, or Discipline by a display of leadership and will.

All cards in Squarriors TCG have multiple purposes. Tactic cards, after they have been played, have additional function when added to your strategy chains. Management of your strategy chains is a key part of winning.

Do I have to buy booster packs?
No. The original core set of the game, and all future expansions, will be sold as complete sets.

What’s in a “set” of Squarriors: The Card Game?
A box contains a rule book, 3 dice, 27 unique creature cards, 20 unique domain cards, 21 recruit cards, and 3 copiesof each of the 52 unique tactic cards, for a total of 224 cards.
Each box has enough cards to make several Tribes, though it is recommended that each player has their own set, since there is only 1 copy most cards.
NOTE: These numbers may be adjusted slightly for the final version of the game.

How many people can play Squarriors TCG?
The game requires a minimum of 2 players, but can support an unlimited amount of players in one game. A game between 2 experienced players will take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Although, games between veteran players, with strong strategies and tribes, could last longer than an hour.

How do you play?
Squarriors TCG is a turn based strategy game. Each of your creatures starts in play at any one of your 3 domains. Each domain allows the creatures there to preform a different type of attack/challenge (Dominance, Stealth, Manipulation, and Leadership). During your turn you play tactic cards from your hand, use your creature’s abilities, and do various types of attacks in order to weaken your opponent’s domains.
When you have destroyed 2 of your opponent’s 3 domains, you win!

<Check Out the LIVE Kickstarter for Squarriors: The Card Game NOW>




ASH MACZKO – Lead Designer/Creator & Writer of Squarriors





Ash Maczko is the creator and writer of the SQUARRIORS comic book serial. He is also the creator and organizer of the pop-culture event known as, “Count-I-Con.” Ash lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland.







Ashley Witter is the illustrator for the comic book serial, SQUARRIORS. She recently worked with Yen Press illustrating and adapting the graphic novel of Anne Rice’s INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE: CLAUDIA’S STORY and ANNE RICE’S WOLF GIFT. Ashley is also an illustrator for the Fantasy Flight card game, “Netrunner,” the comic book series – BLOODTHIRSTy: ONE NATION UNDER WATER and the webcomic – SCORCH. Ashley graduated from Madison Area Technical College with a degree in Animation and Conceptual Development. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and currently lives in the Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland. She is also a cover artist for Mercy Sparx.






Important Links:
Squarriors Twitter
Cold War Twitter
Ash Maczko Twitter
Squarriors TCG
Squarriors Comic Book
Squarriors TCG Facebook
Squarriors Facebook
Cold War, Inc

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and get in on this already funded campaign!



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