Posts Tagged ‘Spectromancer’

Magic Card Tricks: Spectromancer Demo

By Kieron Gillen on October 23rd, 2008.

We’ve mentioned Spectromancer before, in its various Betas. However, it’s out now, and it’s got a demo for anyone who’s interested to download. It’s similar to the first Cleric-beta, but with added multiplayer (hotseat, LAN and online), so everything I said about it back then holds true now. It’s an entertaining Magic the Gathering-derived (which is fine, as it’s done by blokes who did Magic) card-combat game and worth a shot. And if you need a better explaination, some gameplay footage’s is beneath the cut…
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Spectromancer Multiplayer Beta

By Kieron Gillen on April 1st, 2008.

How come I always blog about the stuff with the 2D graphics which never move?

Those who remember the ancient days of February will recall me blogging about Spectromancer, the card-game-esque wizard-wargame, from the makers of Magic: The Gathering and Astral Tournament. I probably mentioned that while the Single-Player was fun, the multipliplayer Beta was forthcoming. Well, now it’s forthcome. I have played one game, which I won, so this means this must be the greatest game the world has ever seen. Weak narcissism aside, well worth a download. Oh – and a second playable class of the Illusionist has been added to the already available Cleric. The Illusionists go wild!

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Spectromancer!

By Kieron Gillen on February 7th, 2008.

At long last. A game about arcane manipulations of the creator of Deus Ex. It’s what we’ve all been waiting… actually, sorry. Misread. It’s a computer-based uncollectable card game by the maker of Astral Tournament, along with Mr Magic The Gathering and Mr Magic The Gathering Expansion. And while my soul still cries out for a way to create my own demonic Warren Spector, from my time with the freely available Beta, Spectromancer goes a long way to soothing the pain of that perpetual disappointment.

Four of as kind beats a straight? What - it doesn't work like that? Man, I suck at card games.

And a little about why the work of Messrs Stankevich, Garfield and Elias is pretty neat beneath the cut.
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