Oligarchy is a card game based in a dystopian near future. You play the role of a Powerful Oligarch. Cunningly use the resources, items and personnel at your disposal to crush your opposition! Set your allegiance to one or more of the 8 powerful factions and feel the reality of power struggles, hideous comebacks, desperation moves and GLORIOUS VICTORY!
The world of ''Oligarchy'' is tough and brutal. With many different card types including, characters, scenarios, incidents, items, professions and resources; the combo possibilities are endless!
Construct your decks from 8 available factions. Cards are played by amassing Affluence and Influence points which you track on spinners and spend to deploy your cards to crush your opposition.
Will you be the lone survivor or a footnote in history? Let the games begin!
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Let's explore the world and the factions that reside within Oligarchy...
The year is 2080. Our world is broken. The masses are kept in line by unseen individuals who vie for dominance. Figureheads have carved their own power base out of the world’s developing technologies and ideologies by manipulating the populace and creating a series of Oligarchies. This world can’t be saved, only controlled.
Corporations have openly merged with governments and media organisations to suppress us. Education is replaced with information that can be manipulated, bought and sold. Economics and fiscal matters are controlled to keep the population enslaved in a cycle of work and compliance through fear.
Ecologists and those of religious faith have gained power as the populace crave freedom from the oppression. Supporters rally to worship deities and Mother Earth in the hopes that strength in numbers and firm belief in the power of good can change the future. They wish to punish the heretical activities of governments and corporations. As always, even this power breeds corruption beneath the surface.
The military strive for nothing more than full supression of any civil unrest and will protect those who fund it, rather than those it was supposed to serve. We see the bolder emergence of criminal and illuminati figureheads. Some say alien influence may have heralded new developments in technology and paranormal endeavours, which these factions are beginning to utilise to gain yet more power.
You are a powerful Oligarch who has struggled your entire life to carve out a piece of this dystopian future. Your power has grown to a level where you have heads of corporations, military leaders and shadowy agents at your disposal. Those you can’t control with power, you buy with your amassed wealth and influence. You are the leader of your own Oligarchy.
Others are attempting to stand in your way. You can feel your power slipping as they draw their plans against you. It’s clear then…they must be crushed if you are to have the supreme Oligarchy. Let the games begin!
|CORPORATE||Utilise investments, business and affiliations with others to gain power and wield it with impunity. Your affluence will alter the outcome of many power struggles.|
|CRIME||Propagate violence, glamour, extortion and skulduggery to gain power. Use hired muscle to establish dominance and watch your opponent’s characters simply disappear.|
|ECO||Preach influential techniques and self growth to overtake and wear down your opposition. Derive your power via worship of mother Gaia. Play fast or defensively to ensure victory.|
|GOVERNMENT||Control self-serving leaders with great resources at their disposal. Use deception, bureaucracy and ambition to elect powerful characters and trample your opposition.|
|ILLUMINATI||A supernatural order that do not concern themselves with petty issues. Focused on manipulation, control and secrecy. Exploit your people to grow your power and eliminate your opposition.|
|MEDIA||Media types are innovative and ruthless. Limit your opponent’s options and control their actions to further your own power.|
|MILITARY||Command the power of well-funded armed forces to simply crack the skulls of your enemies. Powerful and ruthless, they bring slow but decisive victory.|
|RELIGIOUS||Use powerful zealotry and influence to ‘enlighten’ others. Your approach can stifle opponents’ life choices, gaining you power from their removal.|