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21-08-2015, 03:02 PM #1
LF: Online TCG with limited format against friends and preferably no pay per draft
Esteemed colleagues, ladies and gentlemen! I come to you in the forlorn hope that you might have heard, read or just dreamt of a game that has eluded me in my month-long search in the far reaches of the internet. Since the thread's title had to be kept short, here's a more detailed explanation of what I'm searching for.
Limited format(s): Any kind of game mode in which decks are not constructed from a player's card collection but a completely or partially randomised pool of cards. Examples include Hearthstone's Arena and the Booster Draft or Sealed Deck seen in any paper tcg and Magic: The Gathering Online (mtgo).
Against friends: I have little to no interest in playing against complete strangers. If the game's good, I might try it but any game that offers no way to draft against friends is immediately disqualified.
Preferably no pay per draft: If you're familiar with the way that players have to pay for each Arena run in Hearthstone or the way mtgo and hex handle drafts, then you know what I'm trying to avoid. I understand that games have to make profits and I'm more than willing to pay for my games, in the form of card-set purchases or subscriptions for example, but I have no patience for thinly veiled online gambling and I'm definitely not encouraging it by persuading my tcg-buddies to join me.
List of games I looked at and dismissed
Battlegrounds of Eldhelm
Magic: The Gathering Online
Might & Magic: Duel of Champions
War of Omens
So yeah, if you can think of any game that might interest me, please let me know. The reward will be eternal gratitude and the blessing of the roman-catholic church. I'm sure my mojo as an ex-altar boy still works, since I never stopped paying the church tax.
Last edited by Sinderlin; 24-08-2015 at 01:59 PM.
22-08-2015, 02:24 AM #2
This is something we all want, since limited draft is really the only way to eliminate the pay-for-advantage elements of a CCG.
I will let you know the moment I hear of anything. If you play meatspace games, though, you may want to look at the upcoming Epic Card Game - it's a draft-style CCG that costs all of $20 to buy (you can buy multiple sets for a cube format, but it's not necessary).
22-08-2015, 06:13 AM #3
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- Jul 2012
what about a game that's just about drafting with no TCG attached?
22-08-2015, 02:39 PM #4
22-08-2015, 08:45 PM #5
22-08-2015, 10:01 PM #6
It's worth noting that previous card game by ECG's developers, Star Realms, has a fully-featured online play application. This wasn't part of the kickstarter for ECG so it's not a given, but if it achieves a measure of Star Realms' success it's likely it will get an online version.
24-08-2015, 08:30 AM #7
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- Aug 2015
Maybe take a look at Battlegrounds Of Eldhelm. I's a free to play on Steam and I think it could suit your needs.
24-08-2015, 01:59 PM #8
26-08-2015, 10:59 AM #9
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- Jun 2011
How easy to do you want it?
You can play Netrunner on Octgn. You'll need to learn the game first (as it's not fully automated) http://www.tuism.com/octgn-netrunner-fool-proof-guide/
Then you can use this tool to generate draft packs:
Probably a bit too fiddly.
26-08-2015, 02:42 PM #10
26-08-2015, 06:01 PM #11
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- Jan 2012
26-08-2015, 06:12 PM #12
26-08-2015, 06:43 PM #13
Also, FWIW, Fantasy Flight Games has a history of letting these things lie on purpose -Vassal (online x-wing) is absolutely key to the competitive X-Wing community, and is generally seen to help rather than hurt sales, hence no legal action being taken.
26-08-2015, 10:11 PM #14
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26-08-2015, 11:14 PM #15
It's probably worth noting that you're asking people for their time and energy in solving this dilemma, and most of your responses have been less then gracious about their generosity.
Yesterday, 10:23 AM #16
I'm sorry if my answers seemed blunt but that was definitely not my intent. I'm used to a somewhat terse and direct mode of communication online to save everybody's time and I'm sorry if that creates the wrong impression on this board.
Yesterday, 06:20 PM #17
Yeah, I gotcha - not trying to call you out, more like "tips for getting more responses."
I think it's quite likely that the game you want simply doesn't exist yet - and because it doesn't exist yet, it would be a large financial gamble for anyone to bring it about. I hope as much as you do that it does come.