This Friday, local game developers Loren and Jamie Cunningham will be at Pawns and Pints showing off their newest game – PATHOGENESIS!
Pathogenesis is a deck building game in which players take the role of bacterial pathogens attacking the human body. But the human body is not defenseless, once triggered the immune system will fight to destroy the pathogens and eventually achieve immunity. To win players must build up their deck of Pathogens and virulence factors to protect themselves from the immune system and maximize the damage they do to the body before they run out of time.
Players start the game with a personal deck of cards representing the resources available to them as starting Pathogens. Each turn players use their existing cards to acquire stronger Pathogens, gain offensive and defensive traits, improve their environment and damage the body.
Pathogenesis DNADamage to the body is signified by the collection of damage counters. When the body takes too much damage (i.e. runs out of counters) the game ends. At the end of the game the player (or team) with the most damage counters wins. However, if the players take too long the body becomes immune to all of the Pathogens and all of the players lose the game.
Additionally, Loren and Jamie will be bringing their critically acclaimed game –Transylvania: Curses & Traitors and donating some copies to our collection!