Elysium

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Strategy card game published in 2015 by Space Cowboys and Asmodee, co-designed with Brett J. Gilbert. Players are demigods in ancient mythical Greece, and are seeking to forge the greatest legend in Elysium in order to enter the Pantheon of Gods.

Elysium is the first published game to come out of my collaboration with Brett, a designer without whom I would have never made it to where I am today. The game itself started as a grand RPG-style adventuring style game (which is a pretty far stretch from where it ended up!), of which all that remained after the first playtest were some custom dice. These custom dice were the only elements that stayed constant throughout our iterations, although these too finally succumbed to their fate in the very final version of the game.