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    • It just came up in another discussion that there's something of a bootstrapping problem going on with new topics here on Cake. I basically just want to put it out there that this game exists, and I'm willing to talk about it if there are other fans.

      This post would be a bit weird if it ended here - so, although I'm not an expert and without further ado, some information about this game: it is a free-to-play (actually the most generous game in that regard that I know of) card game similar to Magic the Gathering. You and your opponent build decks consisting of unit, spell and weapon cards, and then try to reduce each others health from an initial 25 hit points down to zero to win the game. Each card comes with a cost and optionally some "influence requirements" that the player needs to spend to cast it. In order to do that, players can play one power card each turn.

      To give you an idea about existing cards and game mechanics, here's a random pack I opened recently. It contained the "legendary" (very rare) spell Light the Fuse, which puts five cards in the opponent's deck, each of which deals five damage to the opponent when they draw the card. It's not really a good card, because a player might not draw the damage spells at all, but it's real fun when it happens while the opponent only has less then five health left.

      To get a discussion going: If you're interested, ask me anything about this game and I will try to answer it.

    • 1. Are the mechanics pretty reminiscent of M:TG—first to deal X damage with spells/creatures wins? Or some other thing?

      2. What platform do you play on?

      3. Do you mostly play vs AI or other players?

    • 1. Are the mechanics pretty reminiscent of M:TG—first to deal X damage with spells/creatures wins? Or some other thing?

      I've actually never played Magic myself, but from what I've learned it is very similar. You play units, buff them with spells and weapons, then attack. The opponent can choose to block with their units (or play defensive spells), or will otherwise be hit directly. The first player to deal 25 damage to the opponent (more if they managed to gain life in the meantime, of course) wins the game.

      I'm adding a screenshot of how a typical game might look. The opponent has 23 hit points left and better units in play, versus my single unit and a hand that won't win me the game. :)

      2. What platform do you play on?

      Building a deck works better on a big screen, so I try to do that via PC/Steam. Otherwise, the mobile client (for Android in my case) works well and allows me to quickly play a game whenever I have the time.

      3. Do you mostly play vs AI or other players?

      Both. There are several different game modes that differ in the opponent (AI or other player) as well as in the way you create your deck. In some modes, you use a deck that you constructed from all your owned cards, while in other modes, you open a few card packs and then need to build a deck from those cards.

      My favourite game mode is "League" where you start with few cards and receive additional ones each week over the course of a month, then play against other players. These limited modes lead to a bigger selection of all cards being played, whereas the constructed modes often have the same decks used by most players.

    You've been invited!