Learn to Play The Spoils Card Game

First, watch the videos below. Then, delve into the rules for more detail.

Basic Rules
Comprehensive Rules

Learn to Play – Factions

Learn to Play – Basic Combat

Learn to Play – Characters and Tactics

Learn to Play – Multiple Characters in a Party

Learn to Play – Locations and Items

Learn to Play – Resources & Threshold

Welcome to Luridia

The world of Luridia is one step away from total catastrophe. The magic-industrial complex has spawned a web of invention, speculation, and conflict that threatens to spin out of control. Feuding city-states vie for dominance with only a careless glance at the costs of their schemes.

Working class wizards churn out voidal humour, the raw stuff of magic, by the ton in massive factories. Mad elves use voidal humour to fuel their innovations, often bizarre arms and armors. Draconic warlords employ these weapons in their endless campaigns against one another, soaking battlefields in blood to claim the mantle of an empire long since destroyed. Cat-faced moneylenders broker and bully their way across the marketplace, wringing a profit from trade, war, even death. All the while, thieves prowl the streets, cutting purses and throats as it suits them.

Into this world, one man has plotted a course to power that would topple every pillar keeping civilization from collapsing into another dark age. In a different time, in a different place, men and women of great moral character would rise to stop him. Luridia has no place for such men and women. It needs Unlikely Heroes, whose obsession, rage, elitism, greed and deception will carry the day against the colossal forces that intend to snuff them out.

And to the victor go the Spoils.

The Spoils is an absurdist fantasy; a rollicking journey through a lunatic world only slightly less depraved than our own.

Recent News Posts

New Ambassador Rewards

The Spoils is proud to announce the addition of several brand new Rewards to our Ambassador program! These rewards include reprints of veteran favorites, extremely powerful and hard to get prizes, and brand new cards previously unavailable!

Gen Con Constructed Top 8 Decklists

Congratulations to the Top 8 in the Gen Con Constructed Champions! Final standings: Michael Casteel Hampus Erikkson Will Clark Kettil Wigenstedt Jason Shelton Matthew Kucklinca Trystan Davies Richard Vaccaro Decklists can be downloaded here....

Welcome to our new Head Judge, Brian Hodge!

Greetings fellow players and fans!

As a fellow player and fan of The Spoils since right after its creation back in the ol’ Beta days, it is with great honor that I accept this title of Head Judge, Judicator of Luridia. I have been playing the game for nearly 10 years now, with a small break during the release of Shade due to moving and marriage and whatnot (oh, life!), and it’s an awesome privilege to get to contribute to the game in a way I love. Handling rulings!

FAQ Updates and CR Changes

With the upcoming release of the Decade of Deckadence and Gen Con just next week, it’s time for a new rules update!

“Patch Notes” – An Update from the Director of R&D

“Patch Notes” is an article series explaining the purpose of recent rules changes. The attached PDF is a log of all such changes and the published rationale for each. Today’s installment of “Patch Notes” addresses the upcoming rules change merging the Void and Remove from Game zones and how this will be a guiding principle in all future design.