Orlog, much like The Witcher 3’s card game Gwent, is a tabletop game that is popular among the citizens of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. While some official physical versions of the game exist, an enthusiastic AC Valhalla fan has recreated the detailed mini-game from the ground and even employed some unique design points.
Reddit user Showerthoughts0701 recently showcased his version of Orlog, which they created in two months after “uncountable mistakes.” All of the crucial features of the AC Valhalla exclusive game are included, and the Reddit user has even created a rules sheet for the uninitiated.
Orlog seems like a somewhat complicated game at first, but AC Valhalla fans have realized that it plays well. The board game involves shaking six dice in a cup. The count from the dice determines whether you will defend against or attack your opponent.
After this initial phase, players make offerings to receive a God Favor for a benefit, while The Resolution Phase calculates each dice roll and each God Favor accrued. The player who is defeated after the Resolution Phase loses points, and then the next round begins.
Showerthoughts0701’s recreation of Orlog is very premium, one you would expect the royal classes in AC Valhalla to possess. They’ve replaced the antique cups that the Vikings use to shake their dice with intricately detailed wooden cups. Unlike the cups in Valhalla, these have runes laser engraved into the base.
The rest of the elements of the game, however, are pretty similar to those in AC Valhalla’s Orlog. The dice and Gods of the board game look just like the ones in the video game, and even the tokens that represent player health look pretty much the same as those in the original.
Showerthoughts0701 also adds two small chests to hold the game’s cards, dice, etc., and one large chest to hold everything together. The chests, too, have been laser engraved like the other items to offer an aesthetic that would fit well with AC Valhalla’s.
Showerthoughts0701 is currently working on a video documenting his version of Orlog to send to Ubisoft. So, there is a chance that it could make an appearance on their social media handles.
However, it’s doubtful that it will get officially licensed as Ubisoft is already planning a physical release of Orlog in partnership with Pure Arts. The game is set to hit the shelves this year.
About Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Developed and Published by Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the latest instalment in the Assasin’s Creed series launched in November 2020. The action-adventure, role-playing video game is available to play on Playstation 5/4, Xbox One/ Series X/S and PC.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes players back to the Vikings’ glory days around the 9th century through the eyes of a Viking invader from Norway named Eivor. By playing as Eivor, gamers must represent the clan and help fellow warriors in the battle against Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. The game brims with phenomenal main quests along with noteworthy side quests. AC Valhalla will also embrace many new features like dual-wielding of various weapons and armours.