GAME ELEMENTS & GOAL
Metropolis Origins is a 1v1 turn-based card game.
Each player starts with 30 Health points.
The goal is to bring your opponent’s Health points to 0 before they do the same to yours.
You do this by playing cards onto the Board. From there, they can attack your opponent’s cards, or their health directly.
There are 7 spaces total, 6 on each player’s board and 1 Recycle Bin for each player.
To play cards you need to spend a resource called data.
In the bottom right you will see 10 blue crystals that represent the amount of data you currently have available, out of a maximum of 10.
On Turn One you will have access to 1 data.
Each turn after that your data will go up by 1, so on turn 2 you will have 2 data, on turn 3 you will have 3 data, etc. up until you hit the maximum of 10 data.
Above the data bar are 2 circles:
The circle on the left displays the number of cards remaining in your deck.
The circle on the right displays the current turn you are on.
The top right of the screen has your opponent’s info in the same order.
Each card has 3 main attributes:
The blue circle at middle left shows how much data the card costs to put on the board.
The red hexagon at the top right displays the card’s health points. When the card takes that much or more damage, it is removed from the board to the Recycle Bin to the right of the play area.
In the gold diamond at the top left there is a number showing how much damage this card will do when used to attack another card.
In the center of each card - below the character’s portrait - is a description of the card's ability.
For instance a card that says “Clone Once” will create a copy of itself in the nearest available slot.
There are many different card abilities - be sure to read them closely.
HOW TO PLAY
At the beginning of the game you are dealt seven cards.
At the start of each subsequent turn you will draw one card from your deck.
At the start of the game both you and your opponent have a health of 30.
First player to reduce their opponent’s health to zero wins.
Playing a Card
On your turn, you can play cards by clicking and dragging them into an open spot on your side of the field.
You can only play cards whose data cost you can afford - these cards are highlighted in green.
You can only play cards on an available empty space.
Certain cards can be played on your opponent’s side of the board.
Cards may attack in the same turn they are played.
To use your card to attack, click and drag it onto the target of your choice.
You may target other cards on the field (your opponent’s or your own), or your opponent’s Health Points directly.
When a card’s health reaches zero, it goes into the Recycle Bin.
Ending the Turn
Each Player has up to 2 minutes for their turn.
To end your turn early, press the End Turn button on the right side of the screen.
Ending the Game
The game ends when one player’s Health reaches zero points. The remaining player is the winner!