Millennium Blades X Gruff


Welcome to Crossover Collusion, a series where we talk about the crossover games featured in the upcoming Millennium Blades Collusion Kickstarter. We’ll take a look at why we love these games, and how they’ve inspired the cards in their respective Millennium Blades sets!

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The Game

Created by our friends over at Studio Woe, Gruff is a “tactical game of mutated monster goats.” Created by League of Legends dev-team veterans Brent and Virginia Critchfield, the game features art that is both terrifying and adorable at the same time. Gameplay is all about building your own specialized team of goats and playing out the cards in your deck to break through your opponent’s team and defeat their Shepherd. 

Gruff has 3 stand-alone expansions, the latest of which is called “Stuff of Nightmares” and is all about plushy nightmare goats that haunt shepherds’ dreams. From my experience, I think it’s the best-looking Gruff yet, and a great entry point to the series.

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The iconic art of Studio Woe is one of the game’s most distinctive features!

The iconic art of Studio Woe is one of the game’s most distinctive features!

Why We Love It

Gruff is chock-full of flavor. The art pulls you in, the premise is simple yet attractive. The world building is fun and cheeky, and it makes me want to watch the inevitable Gruff cartoon on saturday mornings.

Combat is fast-paced and quite tactical. You get to pick 3 goats and build your deck from three card pools. Each goat has particular themes and capabilities. The trick is building a deck that will cover each ones’ weaknesses and enhance their strengths.


Where to Get It

If this sounds good to you, I heartily endorse picking up Stuff of Nightmares. It’s a great stand-alone experience, and it has the most up-to-date rulebook of the lineup. You can find it here: 

Translating it to Millennium Blades

Cards in the Gruff set have the Mean mechanic, which allows them to clash with a card in any slot in an opponent’s tableau. This is similar to the across-the-bridge type combat that appears in Gruff!


Millennium Blades: Collusion is now on Kickstarter! Come and check it out to get these cards and more!

Special thanks to Studio Woe for allowing us to feature Gruff in Millennium Blades!

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