A new hero rises to challenge the Dealer in Hand of Fate 2! Master a living boardgame of infinitely replayable quests - unlock new cards, build your adventure, then defeat your foes in brutal real-time combat! Draw your cards, play your hand and discover your fate!
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May 24

Hand of Fate 2 Mod Spotlight: The Crullford Fiend

If you've wrapped up Hand of Fate 2's campaign mode and want to try an adventure with a sting in its tail, Dargenom's full-length challenge, The Crullford Fiend, might be the mod you're looking for! A self-contained story of demonic possession, The Crullford Fiend tasks players with gathering the ingredients needed to perform an exorcism before a malevolent entity takes over their body. Featuring a plethora of well-written new encounters (as well as new branches for existing utility cards) the Crullford Fiend made quite an impression in the studio upon its release! I caught up with the designer, Dargenom, to find out what led to the creation of his mod.

Dargenom: I drew most of the inspiration from my favorite challenge in the game, the devil. I wanted to emulate all the things I loved about that challenge, while at the same time adding plenty of replayability and putting some unique twists on existing mechanics, such as the campfire encounter no longer being a safe haven.

How did you plan the design of the Crullford Fiend - especially the many card and companion synergies?

My modding philosophy has always been about making things that feel like they could have been in the base game, so from the start, I already had a good idea of how to design the mod. Things like companion-specific dialogue, new interactions for existing encounters and tying the challenge's blessing & curse theme into the rewards all felt very natural and made it onto the to-do list on day one. It wasn't until I was sure of how I wanted each new card in the mod to be that I actually started working in the editor.

What were the biggest challenges you encountered while making the Crullford Fiend?

The biggest challenge for me while working on the mod was figuring out all of the little intricacies and possibilities of the modding tools that aren't touched upon in the documentation. It can be fiddly to figure those things out, especially if you've never worked with unity before, but after some trial and error, I learned what worked and what didn't. Some of the things I found I ended up incorporating into the mod, and I'm looking forward to seeing what other people manage to put together.

In hindsight, is there anything you'd do differently?

One thing I'm kicking myself over is that I made the challenge uncompromisingly difficult for players who haven't completed much of the story mode, as you require a good selection of cards unlocked to stand a fighting chance. What I could have done was make the challenge easier, but include an equipment card that unlocks the harder version of the challenge, much like the empress challenge and encrusted mace.

Is there anything you want to see added to the modding tools, or to Hand of Fate 2 itself?

I'd love to see more options in the modding tools for editing or creating equipment cards. Currently, it doesn't seem possible to pick and match different equipment models and abilities, which is a shame and inhibits some cool ideas. As for Hand of Fate 2 itself, I would like to see a way to sort cards by rarity while deckbuilding, as it's a bit of a hassle to build a deck with brimstone or platinum synergy when you have to scroll through 80+ equipment cards to look at them all.

What advice would you give to people wanting to get into modding HOF2?

Don't be afraid to ask questions! The people at defiant have been super helpful when it comes to answering questions or fixing unity bugs or other problems. They did a great job in helping me get started with the modding tools and I wouldn't have gotten this mod finished if I hadn't asked for help when needed.

Who's your favorite HoF2 companion?

Colbjorn by far, he stuns hordes of enemies, helps you master the bones and has the most badass questline.

And finally, what you do when you're not making HoF2 mods that impress the entire design team at Defiant?

When I'm not modding, I dabble in writing fantasy fiction, amateur game development and playing D&D and boardgames with friends.

Thanks, Dargenom! Make sure you go to the Hand of Fate 2 Steam Workshop and subscribe to The Crullford Fiend!
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May 24

Patch notes 1.4.4 & 1.4.5

1.4.5
  • Fix a bug with endless card picking.

1.4.4
  • Fix a translation issue.

Please report issues in the bug forum here and we will endeavour to fix them asap. Thank you for all your help so far!
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Reviews

“A bigger, better game than its predecessor in almost every respect, and one with a sense of journey and surprise to its gambling, fighting and dying, which makes it feel rather like a card-based, fantasy FTL”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Hand of Fate 2 improves upon nearly every aspect of the original, providing diverse new challenges that help build the world around the Game of Life and Death”
8.5 – GameWatcher

“The result is a captivating Dungeons & Dragons-style adventure grander and more fulfilling than its predecessor, one that is clear proof that Australia is capable of making games just as well as anywhere in the world.”
9 – Finder

About This Game

Hand of Fate 2 is a dungeon crawler set in a world of dark fantasy. Master a living boardgame where every stage of the adventure is drawn from a deck of legendary encounters chosen by you! Choose wisely - your opponent, the enigmatic Dealer, will pull no punches as he shapes you into the instrument of his revenge.

The table has changed, but the stakes remain the same: life or death!

KEY GAME FEATURES


  • A world transformed - 100 years have passed since the Dealer was usurped and the Game of Life and Death gained a new master.
  • 22 exciting new challenges that will push your deck-building skills to the limit - Hunt fiendish assassins, reunite star-crossed lovers or build up a fortress to withstand a raider assault!
  • Enlist the aid of all new companion characters - team up with them in battle, or have them bend the rules of the boardgame in your favor!
  • Hundreds of new encounters, artifacts and items to earn and upgrade.
  • Enhanced action-RPG combat - shred foes with quick dual-wielded daggers or brutalize them with heavy two-handed hammers. Build up your combo meter to unleash powerful special attacks!
  • Engage new foes united by all-new card suits - Cross swords with disciplined Imperial soldiers, purge corrupted mutants and fend off northern raiders.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10/7/8/8.1/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630, Radeon HD 5670
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10/7/8/8.1/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5200, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750, Radeon HD 7800
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
    • Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630, Radeon HD 5670
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel i5 series or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5200, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750, Radeon HD 7800
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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