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Nowhere Prophet Is A Deck-Building Roguelike Where Losing Your Cards Matters

Nowhere Prophet has a fascinating mix of card game mechanics and choose-your-own-adventure strategizing, with a crisp art style and a straightforward interface that makes it a breeze to play. While it’s still too early in development to know if it will end up being as deep as the great indie games it draws inspiration…Read more… […]

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Three Of The Most Obscure Transformers Have Been Modernized For 2019

The Firecons are far from the best-known Transformers ever made. Released in 1988, the little robots that turned into spark-spitting monsters were nobody’s Optimus Prime, Megatron or Omega Supreme. And now, suddenly, 31 years later, they’re making a comeback.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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There Are Some Decent Card Games On The Switch, And More On The Way

Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and Gwent are nowhere to be found on the Nintendo Switch. While it’s unclear what’s holding the biggest digital card games back from the platform, their absence has opened up space for a handful of other decent card games.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The New Magic: The Gathering Expansion Makes Every Match More Spectacular

War Of The Spark, Magic: The Gathering’s latest expansion, is available one week early in Magic: The Gathering Arena, the card game’s digital version. It’s already shaping up to be one of the more memorable climaxes in the game’s recent history.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Makers Of Magic: The Gathering Say They’re Trying To Make It Less Of A Boys Club

When-23-year-old Jess Estephan made history with her team as the first woman to win a Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix last year, press and the Wizards of the Coast mothership were thrilled. Grands Prix are the largest Magic tournaments in the world—over the course of three days, aspiring pros descend upon a convention…Read more… Continue […]

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It Takes Six Transformers Trading Cards To Build Devastator

Predaking? Weak. Superion? Bah. Before the Autobots and Decepticons started transforming teams of five into one giant robot, there were the Constructicons, six construction vehicle robots who combined into the mighty Devastator. The original gestalt is a “towering warrior” in the Transformers Trading Card Game’s…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Transformers Card Game’s Next Delightfully Silly Combiner Set Is Superion

Last month, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast revealed that the first expansion for their Transformers card game would be bringing in the Combiners—which actually get laid out with each other to reveal a gigantic combined form. The Decepticons got Predaking. Now the Autobots are getting Superion.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Five Transformers Trading Cards Combine To Form Predaking

First, the official Transformers Trading Card Game gave us extra-large character cards. Then a super-sized Metroplex. Now, in the grand tradition of Yu-Gi-Oh’s Exodia the Forbidden One, the next Transformers Trading Card Game expansion gives us combiners—five cards creating one giant robot. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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New Card Game Keyforge’s Decks Contain “Unfortunate” Words

Keyforge is a big new card game where every $40 starter set contains randomised cards, meaning no two players will have the same experience. Publishers Fantasy Flight say this results in “104 septillion possible deck combinations”, which might explain why some of the first batch contained some words they maybe…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Two New Cards Are Shaking Up Hearthstone Deck Building

In Hearthstone, the art of deck building has always taken a relatively specific shape: You choose a win condition (e.g. kill your opponent with small minions as quickly as possible), then fill your deck with the most powerful card combos to help you accomplish that.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Slay The Spire’s New Character Is Great

Months after it first hit Steam Early Access I still enjoy dropping into Slay the Spire to see what cards I’m dealt in its procedurally generated dungeon runs. With the addition of its newest character, The Defect, I can see myself returning a lot more often.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Play Better Games, With Game Designer Seth Scott and YouTuber Brian Lewis

Our guests this week are video game designer and Seth Scott, creator of Membrane for the Nintendo Switch, and YouTuber Brian Lewis, creator of the Magic: The Gathering advice channel Tolarian Community College. We discuss how to use party games and card games as icebreakers, channels for creativity, and full-blown…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Gwent Has Spent The Whole Last Year Getting Good

The studio behind The Witcher series announced its spin-off card game Gwent back at E3 2016. Over a year later the game still isn’t officially out yet, though CD Projekt Red clams it will launch before the end of 2017. During that time it’s grown into something special, so I’m here to say, if you […]

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Apparently People Really Want Fruit Ninja Tabletop Games

One wouldn’t imagine the frantic slicing action of Halfbrick Studios’ breakout mobile hit Fruit Ninja would translate well in the tabletop gaming space. Well surprise: In just under four hours, Lucky Duck Games has successfully raised $10,500 to create not one but three different physical Fruit Ninja games. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The 25 Funniest Magic: The Gathering Card Descriptions

Magic: The Gathering has spent nearly 25 years bringing us to weird, wonderful worlds through its cards, thanks to their gorgeous art but also through the lore-filled “flavor text” on each card. They tell fantastical stories in a mere sentence or two—or sometimes, they just make you giggle. Here’s 25 of the funniest.Read more… Continue […]

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