In the beginning was the formless Dao. For ages beyond counting, there was neither form nor sense.
At once, the Dao became the form of the Master, the Way Made Flesh.Before him was a book, the Book of Beginnings and Endings.
The Way Made Flesh took up the Book, and spoke the Words of the Dao.
From the Word was made manifest the World, in its infinite complexity.
The Word was spoken, and in thunder and storm, the Book was consumed.
Its wisdom destroyed in an instant, there remained of it only one fragment - The Formless Pearl.
The Master, the Way Made Flesh, took the Pearl into safe-keeping, and drifted away back into Heaven to observe the cycles of the universe.
Demonslayer: The Siege of Mt. Kunlun is what is called a 'deck-building game,' for four players. The game is based on the story “Warriors of Magic Mountain.” Each player takes control of one Sect of the Kunlun Immortals, and they must compete with each other in defeating the dread forces of the Heart-Eaters. By defeating the Heart-Eaters, each player accumulates Cultivation. At the end of the game, once all the Heart-Eaters are defeated, the player with the most Cultivation is the winner.
Every turn, players play a “hand” of cards, building up the player’s “ready deck” and attacking the demon enemies. Each turn of the game is strategically important; one wrongly played hand can mean the difference between first and last place. Furthermore, each Sect plays differently, with different abilities and characters to play.
The enemy of the game are the “Heart-Eaters;” demonic warriors who have attained immortality by reveling in lustful destruction and excess. Many of the heart eaters have spiritual parasites – called “Miasma” which infect the players after slaying. However, players also sometimes attack “Treasure Beasts” which can grant players special abilities once they are won.
In one game of Demonslayer, there are 8 Heart Eaters and one "Overlord;" a leader of that wave of Heart-Eaters. Demonslayer: Siege of Mt. Kunlun is not, strictly speaking, a game of inter-player competition. Players compete with each other to have the honor of being the most successful at protecting the heavens and Earth from the demon hoards. Yet, players are are essentially cooperating to defeat the enemy.
Each Sect of Immortals plays differently from each other. The Kunlun Sect excels at bringing high-powered Immortal warriors out quickly, each building on the other’s strength. The Qicheng sect is good at calling on reserve Immortals to join the battle. The Kongtong Sect is proficient at Alchemy; creating powerful artifacts which help the Sect in it’s battle’s against the Heart Eaters. The noble Wuyi Sect Immortal Warriors sacrifice themselves for devastating combo attacks.
This English-language version of the game already incorporates one expansion, called The Alchemist's Fortune. In time, we will release new expansions for you to enjoy, incorporating more players, more cards, more options, more strategy, and most of all – more fun.
Players: 1 to 4
Time: 60 min