Swords: Cut the Deck

Created by Matthew Wills

A fast-paced tabletop game where you try to outmaneuver your opponents in an epic contest of wits and steel.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Mid-May update.
21 days ago – Thu, May 18, 2023 at 06:04:17 PM

Hello again, adventurers! ⚔️

A quick update to let you all know that Backerkit will be going live shortly.

This will enable you to enter your details, update your address and select any add-ons that interest you.

Please make sure to keep an eye on your spam folder if you don’t see it come through in the next couple of days.

In the meantime, we’re continuing to polish the base game to make sure it’s the best it can be. We’ve also received 15 out of 16 responses from our panDEMONium tier backers and will get to work on those pieces shortly - thank you for getting back to us in a timely manner!

The Crowdfunder sword will continue to grow this week with new polls taking place on the SwordsComic Discord server. Once all the options have been locked in, we’ll reveal its final form, alongside a Matthew, the Artist card and one more foil card from a last minute guest artist.

Thank you once again for supporting Swords: Cut the Deck!

PanDEMONium tier mystery swords
about 1 month ago – Tue, May 02, 2023 at 03:32:26 PM

Hello team!

As a quick note we have sent a backer survey to all panDEMONium tier backers to get things started on their custom mystery swords. Please check your messages! If you’re one of the 16 panDEMONium tier backers and you didn’t get this message - reach out here or at [email protected] and I’ll sort you out.

We’ll have some more generalized updates for everyone else soon! (Keep an eye on the swordscomic instagram for some updates to the Crowdfünder soon.)⚔️

about 2 months ago – Mon, Apr 17, 2023 at 05:04:50 AM


Thank you to everyone who backed the project! The final day of the campaign was utterly jaw-dropping - we passed over 3000 backers and $250k USD raised! Now that we've had a moment to catch our breath, we're back on task and fired up to deliver the best version of the game we can!

Things happening this week:

BackerKit will be open for late orders and the editing of add-ons soon. We'll reach out to Retail Tier backers when this happens so you can place your full order.

There are a few cards in the base set that I want to improve the art for and then I will be moving on to:

- Finalizing the box art

- Finalizing the playmat art

- Creating the art for the unlocked "Matthew the Artist" foil card (which will either be incredibly powerful or laughably useless depending on which is funnier)

panDEMONium backers will be contacted sometime after those things are done to begin work on their Mystery Sword cards. 

The community can still unlock 3 more guest artist cards by completing these qwests:

Follow SwordsComic on YouTube here

Patch notes:

A new type of move card

- We're adding 6 more Move card types to the game. They represent more advanced tactics with their own risks and rewards and unlike Attack, Buff and Block, you can only have one of each of them in your hand. Play them wisely...

- Pest Sprout (as drawn by Matthew) is being removed from the Heroes of Hiltshire expansion. He was the only character who was doubled up by a Guest Artist card (drawn by JakeyBoiArts), so we decided to give another character who previously missed the cut a chance to be included.

- We're adding 6 Location cards to the Heroes of Hiltshire expansion, in addition to the 6 that were already unlocked for the base game. This brings the expansion in-line with the base game in terms of the number of Characters, Swords, Moves and Locations they each contain.

- The Crowdfünder Sword has had 8 upgrades locked in, with 7 more to vote on - keep an eye on the @swordscomic Instagram this week to vote on more cosmetic upgrades. Make sure to enter Makeship's giveaway for a Quest Sprout plushie while you're visiting the page today, too!

- We had room for one final guest artist who is finishing their card art now, so we'll announce them soon. Maybe with another qwest?

That's it for now! Thank you all again!

~ Matthew, Realm of Hiltshire

~ Thane, 8-Eyed Believer

One Week To Go! (And we added new stuff!)
2 months ago – Wed, Apr 05, 2023 at 05:20:41 AM

We have one week left on the campaign!

Here are some updates!

We've added DICE!

You can enjoy this dice set as a standalone purchase with our new Dice Only tier, or add them as an add-on to your existing order by accessing Manage Pledge.

These dice are not required to enjoy Swords: Cut the Deck - we just know you wanted them!

PLEASE NOTE : We're already adding a set of dice to every panDEMONium edition, so you don't need to alter your order... Unless you want more, of course.


We have currently unlocked 27 Guest Artist Foil Cards, with just a few more to come!

You can help complete more qwests in the Discord server


Voting is now open on the @swordscomic Instagram for the Crowdfünder's next cosmetic upgrade. Thanks for helping us hit 1400% funded! Visit using the app and vote on the Story screen.


Once again, thank you for all your help in getting us this far! Please keep help spreading the word as we enter the final days of the campaign!

- Matthew, Realm of Hiltshire

- Thane, 8 Eye Worshipper

2 months ago – Tue, Mar 28, 2023 at 05:03:55 PM

We are now at the halfway point of the campaign, with a whopping 1300% funding! Thank you for all your support!

Here are the guest cards we've unlocked so far:

You can check them out in greater detail on the Kickstarter page.

And we still have more to reveal! There are still a few artists who are adding their finishing touches, so we'll be unveiling new qwests as soon as they are ready from now until the end of the campaign.

You can also check out the upcoming Quest Sprout makeship campaign here - it's the same Quest Sprout design as last time, so if you missed out, now's your chance to grab a buddy to play cards with!

Voting is now open on the @swordscomic Instagram for the Crowdfünder's next 3 cosmetic upgrades. Visit using the app and vote on the Story screen.

We're currently working on a few extra things to add to the game - more info on those as we finalize them.

Thanks again for all of your support!

- Matthew, Realm of Hiltshire

- Thane, 8 Eye Worshipper