Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game
Expedition: The Roleplaying Card Game is a fast RPG that expedites character creation and combat, allowing adventurers to immediately jump into the action.
Expedition uses an open source, cross-platform app that is free on iOS, Android, and web browsers. The app comes with a variety of pre-built adventures and also provides tools for you to create and tell your own stories. The game makes use of a unique card-based system for combat. Each player has a deck of eight unique ability cards. Every turn, each player draws three cards, then chooses one to play. This must be done quickly, however, because the app times combat; if your party takes too long, you suffer additional damage! This simulates the hectic nature of battle and balances the time spent role-playing and performing combat.
Adventures consist of two parts - roleplaying and combat. To start, players roleplay as characters exploring the world, interacting with the environment and making decisions about how to proceed.
Sometimes, roleplaying results in combat. During each round of combat, players have a limited amount of time to use abilities to defeat their enemies (represented by encounter cards) or accomplish their goal (presented by the app or their Guide). If the party takes too long to react, enemies will deal additional damage! Your party will deal more damage with a diverse set of skills, and by coordinating during combat.