College of Computing and Digital Media Dissertations

Date of Award

Winter 3-14-2024

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


School of Design

First Advisor

Brian Schrank

Second Advisor

Jes Klass

Third Advisor

Doug Zartman


Spirits of the King (SotK) is a 1v1 card game where players use essential resources to conjure spirits from a shared pool to defeat their opponent. Players must make strategic sacrifices to keep themselves from danger or to threaten their opponent, ultimately revealing how much they are willing to risk for victory. The themes, mechanics, and material design of SotK are very heavily inspired by information found in Aleister Crowley’s The Lesser Key of Solomon.

Included in

Game Design Commons



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