oh · ren · dow: the balance of power between you, your opponent and Nature
It is said…
When you hunt the beast and you defeat the beast, your Orendao is greater than the beast’s.
It is said…
When the beast defeats you, the beast’s Orendao is greater than yours.
And it is said…
When nature defeats you both, nature’s Orendao is greater than you both.
Orendao is played with Elements: 12 tiles that hop, swap, cover or destroy each other.
Orendao is played in Nature: a 3x3 space with Elements stacked on either side for drawing and discarding.
On your turn: Move and manipulate Elements in Nature. Nature responds: adding, removing, or changing the Elements.
To win: Outmaneuver and overwhelm your opponent. Remove their control of the Elements. Take care Nature doesn’t overwhelm you both.
Whose Orendao is greater?
Duel 3 rounds (15-30 mins)
It is said the Duelist whose Orendao is greater wins. If Nature overwhelms you both, it’s a draw.
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