The art on Magic: The Gathering cards is some of the best you'll see on the planet. No, seriously, over the last few years it's gotten really good.

It's a shame about the rest of the packaging, then, which has changed little from its ultra-dorky, 1990s roots.

If only it could look as classy as this. Or, hey, maybe it won't need to if this game actually turns out OK.

Those gorgeous cards up top - with art courtesy of Victor Maury - belong to Heroe's Tale, a game currently up on Kickstarter that draws equally from the worlds of tabletop RPG gaming and card games.


The video below shows you how to play. Basically, it's a card game that also uses a 20-sided die.

As with any game like this, it's hard knowing how good it'll actually be until you actually play with other breathing humans, but at least it looks nice.


Heroes' Tale The Role Playing Card Game [Kickstarter, via Concept Art World]