We’re not sure how many of you guys have played Magic: The Gathering before, but in case you haven’t, it is basically a card game where players can build unique decks and play against each other. To top it off, the cards are also collectible and certain rares have even sold for hundreds of dollars. Now it seems that Magic: The Gathering’s creator, Richard Garfield, and the creators behind the Ascension franchise are working together on what they are calling a “revolutionary” digital card game dubbed SolForge.
If you’re wondering what so revolutionary about a digital card game, especially since it has been done before, perhaps one of the game’s mechanics might give you an idea. According to its Kickstarter page, which they are using to help fund their idea, “The mechanic at the core of SolForge is card transformation. Whenever you play a card, it levels up to a new, more powerful version. You might play a Dragon Egg, which turns into a Dragon Whelp, which ultimately becomes a Giant Dragon! Not only do you get to play with progressively more powerful cards, but you can watch as your creatures transform into massively powerful monsters and smash your opponents!”
SolForge will also take advantage of today’s mobile world and allow players to play on their mobile devices with support for asynchronous play. This is essentially similar to games like Draw Something where a player makes his/her turn and the other person can respond to their move hours later or whenever they are free. The game itself will be free to play, although in the FAQ section of their Kickstarter page, they did state that cards and starter decks can also be purchased although a pricing structure has yet to be determined. If you’re interested in learning more or to pledge your donation, head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.
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