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The world of Bleak Spirit is one of majesty and mystery, where the landscape looms vast and conceals manifold cryptic secrets. The twisted descendants of ancient civilisations live among the faded glories of their forebears, pursuing arcane agendas indecipherable to outsiders. And in primordial woods and swamps, fabled treasures and long-forgotten sorceries lie guarded by deadly monsters both fearsome and noble.

This world is gloomy, desolate, lonely -- but also beautiful. Long-abandoned fortress ruins still stand as awe-inspiring testament to the might and vision of their creators. Beside the hungry beasts that prowl the forests, flowers grow, picked out by rays of sunlight glancing through the leaves.

Into this world comes a wanderer, a lone traveller from somewhere else who bears a heavy destiny.

Bleak Spirit is their story.

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Cecchinelli L March 31, 2020 12:49 pm UTC
Hi! Could it be possible to buy the cards, too?
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Chris L March 31, 2020 1:17 pm UTC
At this moment in time, no. DrivethruCards is closed due to COVID, so I can't upload the files there, and although I have some physical packs to sell I'm probably not going to be at any conventions until Dragonmeet this year.

If you're willing to wait, though, there will be ways and means to acquire them.
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Cecchinelli L March 31, 2020 1:28 pm UTC
And what if i'd buy them from you? Anyway, if it wouldn't be possible, I'll just buy the game, for now, and wait for the cards to come. Thanks for your answer.
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zackery W January 02, 2020 2:45 am UTC
Is a pdf of the cards included? I remember that there were cards as part of the kickstarter but don't see them on your page.
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Chris L January 02, 2020 11:44 am UTC
Yes, there should be a print-and-play pdf of the cards in the zip file you get when you purchase the game.

Also, the text of the cards is replicated inside the book so you can use that as a reference as well.
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Klint F December 05, 2019 6:24 pm UTC
So is this a solitaire game? Or a duet (one-to-one) game? Or something like Bluebeard's Bride where multiple players control aspects of the same character? A little more information about the mechanics and a preview would be helpful.
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Chris L December 05, 2019 7:06 pm UTC
It's closer to Bluebeard's Bride, where multiple players control a single character using a rotating system: one scene you're the wanderer, one scene you're the world, and in other scenes you're the chorus, who help the world with their job.

I thought I'd enabled previews but apparently not -- I'll go fix that now.
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Ranjith B December 06, 2019 8:01 pm UTC
It is based on the mechanisms of Lovecraftesque. You have three functions - one describing the world and npcs and giving a clue (or rather lore in this game) each scene, one controlling the player character, and the rest adding flavor/fluff details to the world description (but they can't contribute something of importance unless the player describing the world/npcs elevates it to that status). After each scene, the functions are passed to the next player, so they take turns.

I have found Lovecraftesque to be relatively easily played solo as the functions activate in turn, so you can shift the focus between players quite easily. But it is not a solo game out of the box. I have to read Bleak Spirit to comment more in depth how the changes affect game play.
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