The 3rd Edition Starter Decks contain two decks (E & F) The decks introduce 100 cards including 94 new characters, enhancements, and artifacts from the Bible in a ready to play format. Each deck set contains two decks (E & F) and one newly updated and expanded 60 page rulebook.
Redemption is an action-packed collectable trading card game based on the Bible, for two or more players, ages 8 and up. Players send their Heroes into battle against their opponents' evil hordes in an attempt to rescue Lost Souls.
To rescue a Lost Soul, a player must initiate a rescue attempt by placing a Hero into battle. The opponent then places an Evil Character in battle to block the rescue attempt. Based on strength and defense numbers of the characters, players take turns playing Enhancement Cards to make their characters stronger. Eventually, one character wins the battle. If the Evil Character is defeated (by being discarded, converted, captured, ignored, removed from the game, etc.), the Hero rescues the Lost Soul.
* Character cards represent Biblical people who are trying to save lost souls (Hero) or those trying to stop lost souls from being saved (Evil character).
* Enhancements may be used on characters to boost attack strength or defence. They come in two types, good or evil enhancements.
* Dominant cards can be played at any time and take effect instantly. These are the "power cards" of the game, and can often turn the tide of a battle, but the number of these cards in a deck is restricted.
* Site cards typically hold a Lost Soul and only allow "access" to Heroes who are either of a matching brigade, or who use one of their own unoccupied Sites of a matching brigade.
* Fortress cards typically sit in a player's territory and can store other cards, or have some form of protective effect on the player.
* Artifact cards reside in a player's territory, and have a sort of supplemental effect on a player's cards, or on a battle. Typically, only one Artifact can be active during a player's turn, although there are ways to circumvent that restriction.
* Covenant cards are a combination of an Artifact and a good Enhancement, and can be used by the player as either (but not both at once).
* Curse cards are similar to Covenant cards, but instead are a combination of an Artifact and an evil Enhancement.
When the starter decks have been mastered, you may custom build your own deck. Designing a new deck allows you to continually discover new strategies for victory. To build your deck, you may purchase booster packs where common, uncommon, rare, or ultra-rare cards are found. Currently there are over 1000 unique cards in Redemption! Trading cards is fun too!
Inspiration for all Redemption cards is taken from the Bible