Do you dream of conquest and combat?
Do you hear thousands of voices chanting your name when no one is around? Does the sound of crunching skulls calm your nerves? If so, prepare to enter the world of Ophidian.
In the Ophidian Arenas, anything goes. Gladiators will come at you with fierce allies and giant worms. Attack you with armies of the Nth dimension, creatures that exist only in your mind, and heartless robots. They will scorch the sky just to blind you, turn your own friends against you. They will move so fast that their bodies will blur as they encircle you and close in for the win. They will cheat, and bend the rules in their favor. What will you do?
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Will you have what it takes to survive?
Ophidian is a highly strategic card game about Gladiator Combat in the 24th Century. The Gladiators hail from different worlds with different technological backgrounds, so the game covers all different genres including; Sci-fi, Fantasy, Steam Punk, Mythological, and Modern-Era!
It contains a Patented Game Mechanic called “Momentum” that more accurately represents live combat.
The Original Game has over 240 different cards, divided into 6 disciplines, each with a unique play strategy. The game also contains double-sided cards of the fighters (Gladiators), where they can “level” up and get more powerful over time. Another Game Mechanic called “Cheer” rewards the Gladiators for fighting as a team, and can be used a victory condition.
Released in 2017, Ophidian 2360: Survival of the Fittest, added all new art, templates, and cards to the game. Hack and Slash Games has committed to making the Ophidian game a non-collectible game as we move forward. No more blind buying or randomized packs!
The Gladiator’s association with genetics and radiation makes disease and mutation kin to their abilities. With disease, the Gladiator can make their opponent sick and weak. With mutation, the Gladiator can change a character, molding him to any purpose or design.
Using ancient techniques, Mystics can heal wounds, prevent damage, and harness chi and powers beyond the bounds of science including souls and spirits. What shines within the brightest light and lurks within the darkest shadows? Only Mystics may know the hidden truths.
Some Gladiators have telepathic abilities. A Psionic Gladiator can enter an opponent’s mind to reveal hidden information or change their thoughts. Psionic Gladiators are the kings of manipulation, but their power can become physical as well. The dagger of the mind may be the strongest of all.
With this Discipline, a Gladiator can manipulate dimensions, time, and space. Portals are gateways, which can lead to infinite possibilities. What horrors may lurk in other dimensions, and what will they do when unleashed?
This Discipline represents those Gladiators who specialize in high technology and the use of resources including robotics and cybernetics. With ever-increasing technology, comes ever-increasing devastation.
Gladiators of the Warrior Discipline are skilled in the art of fighting, weaponry, armor and battle-tactics. In the arenas, a well-trained warrior can provide leadership and knowledge that others may lack.
Cheerleaders, the crowd, the media… these are available to anyone, as almost no one is immune to a little bribe here and there. Cards with the Universal symbol can be used in any Arsenal, regardless of the symbols available on your team. Any Discipline at the appropriate level will satisfy this requirement, and this symbol on a Gladiator can satisfy any single Discipline requirement.
Ophidian Rules & Support
- Official Rules Summary – v1.2 updated Jan 21, 2017
- Source 2: (via BGG)
- Compatibility Reference (2350/2360)
- Multiplayer Rules
- Current Rulings – updated Nov. 3, 2016
- Ophidian Tournament Rules – updated Dec. 3, 2016
- Ophidian Tournament Score Sheet
- Latest rules sheet for Ophidian 2360 releases and beyond.
- The rules for the 2350 version