MANILA, PHILIPPINES (December, 2020) — Today, Fiction Minds would like to proudly welcome you to a thrilling and enigmatic world of monsters and magic in our new collectible card game, Lagim. Officially arriving December 10, Lagim takes players into the curious world of Filipino folklore, where they must battle with mythical creatures and enchanting beings to protect their villages and save their souls.
Lagim—which means dread, terror, or gloom in Filipino—is an action-packed survival game of strategy and chance. The game is set in the 17th century Philippines, where dark forest beasts and mysterious entities roam the land freely, infiltrating villages and threatening the safety of the human population. To save mankind, players must use all tools at their disposal to overcome this terror—or pray that Lagim arrives another day.
Lagim explores a world rich in legends and myths, borne from the vibrant and unique folktales of Filipino origin. Inspired by various traditional customs and beliefs, Lagim delivers an immersive and authentic game experience filled with culture and heritage. At every turn, players can encounter savage beasts like the Sigbin, shape-shifting creatures like the Manananggal, mystifying beings like the Albularyo, and many more. With knowledge and magical artifacts accrued along the way, players must strategize and take any and all opportunities to gain victory, and preserve the peace and quiet in the land.
As the night falls and the forces of darkness draw ever closer, players must battle and defend themselves from the monsters—and each other—to be the last baryo standing. Who will survive the night? And who will fall to Lagim?
Rise Above the Chaos: Lagim gameplay is all about outplaying your enemies. Using the cards at your disposal, you can take advantage of their weaknesses to quickly eliminate foes and gain the upper hand, or you can turn the tide of battle by controlling their cards and turning their own attacks against them. Strategize to your strengths: you can bide your time by shoring up your defenses and playing for the end game, or you can play the-best-defense-is-a-good-offense and go all out in attacks. It’s up to you to decide the fate of your baryo.
Fantasy and Folklore: The world of Lagim is completely inspired by Filipino folktales and legends, and breathes new life to the old culture and traditions. Get to know the creatures and beings—some fantastic, some frightening—that filled the tales of grandmothers and storytellers alike through the generations. Lagim also uses Baybayin, an old, indigenous form of writing in the Philippines, to proudly showcase its Filipino soul.
Timeless Aesthetic: The Lagim cards have a dark and mysterious look that perfectly encapsulates the riveting world of Lagim. The gorgeous color scheme of black and gold evokes suspense as well as adds an arcane quality, reflecting the magical nature of Lagim’s unique cast of characters and items. The card design also combines contemporary styles and traditional imagery to portray a timeless look that is both ethnic and modern.
See to the Future: The Lagim Starter Game Set contains the base game package. Watch out for future releases that include expansion packs, collector’s items, and many more thrilling surprises.
Lagim will be available for PHP3,850 on our website www.lagimcardgame.com starting December 10, 2020 in the Philippines, and will be available soon in the US and Canada.
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About Fiction Minds
Fiction Minds is a collective formed by a group of spirited Filipino designers who share a great interest and passion for storytelling and artistry. We are driven by our vision to use creative storytelling, visuals, and illustrations to create new platforms and experiences that encourage human connections and reinforce relationships.