In STA, players control characters from one of the game’s factions. Character cards and corresponding tokens are color-coded to match factions.
Combine: The Combine is the military arm of the government that rules over much of what is left of the world.
Echo: Echo is a faction lead by a secretive cabal of humans with psychic powers.
Erthen: Erthen are a biologically developed race formed from a mixture of human, mineral, and organic matter.
Marauders: The Marauders are a loose-knit band of human rebels who specialize in guerrilla warfare.
Order of the New Dawn: The Order of the New Dawn are creatures from a strange subterranean realm called the Basement.
Soldiers of Light: The Soldiers of Light are humans who believe the fall of mankind was brought about due to a dependance on technology.