The Rifts of Storm Hollow are pieces of various worlds, torn up by the roots and brought together by the power of an enormous magical sotrm. As a Riftwalker, it is your job to gain complete mastery over these plains, and score them for points.
Riftwalkers: A Storm Hollow Card Game pits 2-4 players against each other using resource cards (elements) to play cards from their hands (Rifts), upgrading them for points (shifting) and aligning resources in a three in a row formation to move a card with that type of element into your score pile (bursting). It encourages players to work together while simultaneously screwing them over. Designed by Julian Leiberan-Titus and Angela Hickman Newnham and published by Game Salute It is now available for retail purchase at $20 MSRP.
First and foremost, this is a combo game. Fans of Magic: The Gathering, Castles of Burgundy, and other "I have one action to do as many things as possible" games will be walking on familiar ground. If that isn't your bag, continue reading anyway. There is some cool stuff here.
Before we go into the game and phases we have to break down the Rift cards and Element grid.
Disclaimer:First and foremost, this is not a post to subtract any value on the holiday season. I believe you may celebrate anything you want for what ever reason, even if it goes against my views. This article does not go into the religious reasons behind the holiday, but examines the modern day, person to person happenings of the December holiday season.
I do not have a good relationship with Christmas. I enjoy the idea of Christmas and what it stands for, rather, I do not like what it has become in today's society.
The holiday has become a culture of purchasing things for people you may not like in an effort to been seen as a good person. Granted this is a very limited reading of the text, but to me this is at the core of the problems I have with this time of year.
Sure, you could argue that you only give gifts to people you love. To which I say if you love them, you won't restrict your gift giving to one day of the year. This act of giving is the best part of the year for some. Other times, the simple hunt of the deal is enough for some this season, with purchasing goods for themselves at a great price being a huge incentive to whip out the pocketbook.