As many of my previous posts proof, I’m a big fan of TCG’s. I’ve been dipping my toes into Magic now and then, supported HEX and have also devoted some webspace to Blizzard’s foray into the digital TCG market. One little gem that I haven’t covered yet is Shadow Era, a cross-platform digital TCG developed by Wulven Game Studios.
Shadow Era is, frankly, not very revolutionary when compared to other TCG’s. Deckbuilding and gameplay draw their inspiration from many other titles, and anyone who has ever invested some time and money into another card game will feel right at home. So why should you care then, if you might as well continue playing Hearthstone or good ol’ Magic? Well, for starters, Shadow Era is quick and simple. Understanding the mechanics isn’t hard, and matches are done within a few minutes. Also, the fact that you access the same account no matter from which device means that you can truly play it anywhere. Bored during lunch at work? Hit up the web-based version and play a quick match. Stuck at a boring Thanksgiving meal with the in-laws? Proof how stealthy you are and finish a match on your iPhone while pretending to care about your sister-in-law’s sob story!
If the accessibility of the game isn’t enough for you, take a look at what Wulven Game Studios is trying to kickstart right now. Shattered Fates will not just be another expansion with a bunch of cards, but will also introduce some quality-of-life enhancements and much awaited features like automated tournaments and an auction house.
Right now, the KS is nearing the half-way mark with two weeks left. It’s gonna be a close one. If Wulven Game Studios makes it, Shadow Era will be all the more worth to check out. So, either pump some money towards the TCG-loving Canadians, or give the game a spin on their homepage.
Just be careful when playing during visits to your in-laws: actually playing during dinner might not be worth the consequences. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!