July 19, 2024

#UnboxingDay – Empyrean Hero from Anthem Creations

Henry Vogel, 18 February 2021 ~ #UnboxingDay

First spotted at MACE in Charlotte back in 2018Empyrean Hero is finally in-hand and here’s a look at it.

This small card game comes in a small, sturdy, attractive box. There is no shrink wrapping.

Unbox-hero box

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The interior is neatly arranged, with two compartments for the cards and a ribbon glued to the inner lid to hold the rules. The cards are not shrink wrapped, either.

Unbox-hero contents

The well-illustrated rules are printed on a large double-sided sheet. The print isn’t so small that it’s difficult to decipher, and I think the large sheet is easier to read and search than a small booklet.

Unbox-hero rules

The cards are colorfully illustrated, easy to read, and feel sturdy enough to withstand many plays and a lot of shuffling. Conversely, they’re not so sturdy that they make shuffling difficult.

Stat Enhancement and Turn Summary cards:

Unbox-hero cards 1

Hero and SkyBase cards:

Unbox-hero cards 2

Ability and Feat cards, along with the card back artwork:

Unbox-hero cards 3


We’ll have more from this game as we get a chance to organize some gaming to explore it.

Thanks for joining this month’s #UnboxingDay with the Armchair Dragoons and we hope you enjoyed our recon of our recent acquisitions.
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