Distance characters have a unique style of play that often forces you to build a deck specifically around them. This is because while distance characters are initially fairly ineffective, they can be a devastating force when paired with the right support cards. Distance characters all have the special ability to attack from two spaces away. This ability also allows them to shoot across other...
War Haven is a game all about building and customizing your own strategies. One of the unique ways we let players do this is by allowing you to set your army's battle formation at the beginning of each match. This may seem like a minor detail, but a well-set battle formation is often the lynch-pin in a successful strategy. Clever positioning can offset the randomness of the initial draw and...
We are beyond excited to announce we’ll be at the Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience this April in Salt Lake City! The FanX, a spinoff of last year’s overwhelmingly succcessful Salt Lake Comic Con, will be running from April 17-19th at the Salt Palace convention center. We’ll have the latest and greatest War Haven prototypes for you to play with, so be sure to get all practiced...
Combat in War Haven is dominated by spatial tactics. It doesn't matter how deadly the cards in your hand are if you can't get them to the target. Likewise, cleverly avoiding an attack can often be the best defense. Defensive play is especially key with your commander character, after all, if he dies you lose the game. You almost never want your commander to be on the front lines, but in...
We had a great time showing off the new War Haven prototype at SaltCON this weekend, and an even better time holding tournaments (and handing out prizes!) so we thought we'd share the fun and post the tourney rules here for anyone who wants to set one up with the print and play :) Our standard deck tournaments start with each play being dealt the same almost-finished War Haven deck (which...
Fringe Games will holding three War Haven tournaments at SaltCON over the weekend of March 28th-30th. The tournaments will be held at the following times in the main hall of the convention: Friday from 5PM to 7PM Saturday from 3PM to 5PM Sunday from 2PM to 4PM Winners of the tournaments will receive a high-quality art print of an illustration from the game, so make sure to get some practice...
I'm sure that by now all those reading this have downloaded their print and play version on War Haven  (If not you can get it here;) Here are a few pointers for getting maximum enjyoment out of the Print&Play: First off, if you can you should purchase some nice card stock. The thicker paper will make life much easier when shuffling and help it feel like you're playing with...
War Haven is now available for download as a Print&Play at FringeGames.net! The Print&Play includes every card in the first edition as well as our WIP Instructions Manual and two sample deck listings so you can get into a game as quickly as you can cut cards out! Print a couple extra copies and you can easily host a tournament in your own home! Though it is gameplay complete, the Print...
We are officially relaunching this blog under the game's new christening "War Haven" as we prepare to try once more to get this game made in a physical edition. War Haven will be going on Kickstarter May 15th with a more modest goal and more reasonable expectations, as well as a team who have had a year to become more knowledgeable of the board games industry as well as an...
When designing War Command, we thought a lot about the things that frustrated us in traditional CCGs and strategy games. One concept we really wanted to bring to the surface is strategic freedom: the ability to enact your own tactics unhindered by the game's design. To us, this meant avoiding rules that set specific progressions for every turn, and doing everything we could to preserve the...