The story is one of the most interesting things about Northmark: Hour of the Wolf. Not only will it tell you an interesting story that begins with the assassination of the king of the region, but it will make you travel through an interesting, varied, and nuanced world.
Though the story is important, most players will be sucked in by the turn-based combat system, which uses cards and which is very complex. In addition, the best thing about it is that it is able to offer mechanics that are neither too difficult nor too easy and which are able to distance themselves from games like Magic: The Gathering or Spectromancer.
You will be able to choose from almost 180 different cards, including creatures, characters, attacks, defense modifiers, healing potions, magic, and much more. You will learn how to use all of these during the first fifteen minutes of the game, where a very simple tutorial will bring you up to date on their effects.
Northmark: Hour of the Wolf is a role-playing game with a high-quality turn-based combat system. Its slow pace might not be up everyone's alley, but its esthetic, setting, story and possibilities make this a true gem for fans of the genre.