Designed by Matthew Dunstan (Elysium / Relic Runners / Costa Rica / Empire Engine), it is a quick exercise in astute tactical thinking. Every choice is a tough one, as passing the chance to draft a great card is an opportunity for your opponents.
The theme evokes a gritty underground fighting league in a society in crisis. The illustrations by Anthony Cournoyer (Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot / Hoyuk / Aether Captains / Raid & Trade / Crisis / Long Live The Queen) were made to match the growing world of Crisis and its mashup of diesel engines with leaking oil and a erstwhile glorious society in decline.
- Simultaneous action selection
- Card drafting
- Hand management
- 55 cards
- 13 gear tokens
Diesel Demolition Derby is also available in a Deluxe edition, which contains 13 custom-shaped metal gear tokens.
The Arenas expansion adds 14 large-format, individually-illustrated cards that change the game in interesting, and sometimes strange ways.