If your knowledge on the Insane Clown Posse (shortened to ICP) is minimal, chances are you’ll know the musical duo not for their songs, but for their take on clown couture and inspiring the niche fanbase who call themselves Juggalos. There’s even a yearly festival for fans of ICP called “Gathering of The Juggalos” which I can only speculate to be an interesting experience.
However if you’re like me, you probably remember hearing about ICP through friends in middle school and all those recycled jokes about faygo and magnets. Maybe you went onto YouTube and searched one of their songs: who could forget Miracles? If you’re a fan of grown men clad in face paint and need more of hatchet gear in your life to fill the void, you’re in luck! You don’t need to know how magnets work in order to be attracted to Into The Echoside, the deck-building card game designed by ICP affiliate Jumpsteady and Louis Simpson.
Pre-orders for the card game opened May 20th and will be available to all members of the Dark Carnival who choose to attend this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos on July 20th. It retails for $39.99, which is a pretty dope price considering that the cards feature fantastical characters and musical artists that Juggalos have come to know and love. According to the website, “Mad ninjas have been putting mad love towards producing this epic game that is sure to crush wigs into a fine powder”.
The game is intended for players 13+ (sorry youths) and designed for 2-4 players. As should be expected, it draws some parallels to other deck-building games, like Magic: The Gathering (comes with a 12 sided die, rule book). And the game does, of course, have different cards that serve specific purposes. “During the game, players will attempt to gain allies, obtain Items, get some Flavor, and encounter Fiends, all of which are represented on cards. There are hundreds of cards in the game (some more powerful than others), with each card categorized as one of eight different types.” Clearly, other deck-building games don’t have the rich subculture the ICP has fostered.
What about plot, you ask? Your quest is to prove yourself worthy and win the favor of the dark carnival. If you’re interested in entering the Nethervoid’s dark, cold depths you can pre-order your copy now.
Visit the website here for more information about Into The Echoside.
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