What is this?

Enmity Engine is a 2-player fighting card game that adapts the battle system of the Pokemon video games to tabletop. Both players have 3 Fighters and a deck of Poker cards, which are used to activate their Fighters’ moves with the goal of defeating their opponent’s Fighters. It is now available for purchase via DriveThruCards.

Check out its page on this site for more info, rules PDF, and free print & play!

To celebrate Enmity Engine’s release today, I thought I’d put up a design diary detailing how I went about adapting Pokemon to work as a physical, analog card game. For the most part, I’m going to assume that anyone reading this is at least somewhat familiar with Pokemon’s battle mechanics, but if not I recommend giving at least one of the games a go. They’re pretty fun.

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