Let’s face it. We’re all still not over the cancellation of Firefly, and every single Browncoat out there is holding out the slightest bit of hope that Netflix or Hulu will bring the show back. While that’s still just a glimmer of a dream, Legendary Encounters has created a new cooperative deckbuilding game that gives fans an immersive gaming experience that places them right in the middle of the Firefly ‘verse.
The goal for each game is not unlike the goal of Serenity’s crew. Complete specific objectives, collect credits, and hopefully work up to winning the game. So basically, if someone’s got a job, you can do it, and you don’t much care what it is. Players get to be their favorite characters–like Mal, Zoe, River, or Simon–and each game consists of five main characters and four supporting characters. If you have less than five players, avatars will fill in for missing players. From there, you and the crew of the Serenity fly across the ‘verse working together to complete objectives from the show. If you’re lucky, you and your crew will win the whole game.
The game seems like it will be a fun, new way for Browncoats to relate to and interact with our favorite show. They can cancel our show, take our land, but they can’t take our frenzied, fandom love for the Serenity and its crew.
You can take a peek at some of the avatar cards in the gallery below, and be sure to contact your local game store to get yourself a copy when it hits shelves on August 10.
What do you think of the Firefly deckbuilding game? What other gaming platforms would you like to interact with the Firefly story? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!
Image credit: 20th Century Fox, Legendary Encounters