Ortus Regni is a Free-to-play, Strategy Multiplayer Card Game inspired by the late Anglo-Saxon period of English history.
The Late Anglo-Saxon era in English
history is a time of warring Earls. Minor kings all, they claim
whatever lands they can. They establish fiefs, cultivate powerful
vassals, and fight and engage in endless political struggles. All the
while, the Vikings roam not just the sea, but the land. It is truly a
Dark Age. Or is it? This is Ortus Regni.
Lasting for 600 years, until the Norman
Conquest of 1066, the Anglo-Saxon era decides the future of a great
kingdom that will be called England. The ancient world is dead. The
world is reborn. Anyone can become a king through politics and
diplomacy - or by the blade. And it is always, in the end, by the
blade. Will it be you?
Ortus Regni is a unique closed-deck,
deck-design strategy card game. Players take the role of great Earls
vying to control what will become England. Ortus Regni was inspired
not only by Anglo-Saxon history, but also by the art of illuminated
Ortus Regni has been designed for the
card gamer seeking a novel and elegant strategy game that will remain
fresh and challenging over many plays. We have dubbed this model a
“repertory card game,” because with each new game, using the same
selection of iconic cards, players can try out a variety of different
but related strategies. Each game will unfold in a different way and
is highly dependent on the careful choices that a player makes before
and during the game.
Ortus Regni is perhaps a little more
challenging to learn than games of a similar nature. Once you
understand its basic mechanisms and learn its set of 15 Earl cards it
is actually quite fast-paced.