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June 2017[edit source]
Archenemy is a casual, multiplayer, "one vs. many" format. One player chooses to play as the villain, while the rest form a team against that player. The villain receives several advantages, including a higher starting life and a deck of special scheme cards, and always plays first. The team opposing the archenemy shares a turn, as in Two-Headed Giant, and its players can block for each other.
The format was designed with a focus on emotional response, rather than mechanics. The archenemy role led to "infectious" role-play during playtesting, and the scheme cards were given names and flavor text to enhance that experience.