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Faeria

4 weeks ago

Feature: New Corrupt cards, less corrupt payment model

Faeria’s Fall Of Everlife DLC might be weird enough to work

Every digital card game has to have a party trick. Hearthstone's party trick is being Hearthstone. Ta-da! Meanwhile, The Elder Scrolls: Legends cut its board in half, which some might say is a drastic approach, but fair enough, it got my attention. Shadowverse added the ability to evolve minions, and made many of these minions cute anime girls. Faeria's party trick is a clever board…

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2 months ago

Faeria is now free to members of the RPS Supporter Program

We've just added another game to the RPS Supporter Program. If you're already a supporter (or if you sign up now), you'll get access to a key for Faeria, the collectible card game that Brendan's review says is "more interesting" than vanilla Hearthstone and "many times more thoughtful than Duelyst." Read on for more details.

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Free-to-play card strategy game Faeria goes buy-to-play today

Strategic card-collector Faeria made the jump today from free-to-play to a far less chance-driven model. Gone are booster packs or chests bought with real money - now you just buy the game outright and progressively unlock cards as you gain levels. Our resident wizard Brendan quite liked Faeria when he reviewed it last year, listing pacing issues and its free-to-play progression as its main flaws.…

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4 months ago

Feature: From deckbuilding to ranked play

Artifact feels like Valve’s solution to post-Hearthstone card games

Collectible card games have been around for decades, but they've really been running hot ever since Blizzard unleashed Hearthstone four years ago. Since then, we've seen Shadowverse, Gwent, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Duelyst, Faeria - there are a lot of these things, if you haven't heard. They all put their own spin on rectangles with numbers on 'em, but they also universally take cues from…

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5 months ago

Feature: Home and Hearthstone

Spawn Point: a guide to collectible card games

Welcome to Spawn Point, where we take something wonderful from the world of gaming and explain what it is, why it’s worth your time and how to get involved. This time: collectible card games (or at least, the videogame kind). Hello, I would like to collect some cards please. Of course, friend. We have a wide variety of fantasy themed cards, ranging from hostile dragon…

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1 year ago

Faeria’s Oversky expansion out today

Pretty free-to-play card game Faeria official site] today gets a new cooperative mode with the launch of its first expansion. Well, I say "expansion"; developers Abrakam say "Adventure Pouch". I refuse to believe that's not slang for a wizard's gnarled and rubedo-stained genitalia. The point is, Adventure Pouch: Oversky adds new cards and a cooperative campaign adventuring to a floating island paradise.

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2 years ago

Feature: That's not very Faeria

Faeria review

We’re currently spoiled for choice when it comes to collectible card games. If you’re not into the traditional nature of the efficient Hearthstone, you might dip your toes into the monster chess of Duelyst, and if you don’t fancy that maybe you’ll swan off with the Gods of Smite Tactics (although I wouldn’t currently recommend it). Into this arena comes Faeria [official site] a board-game-card-game…

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Faeria getting new co-op campaign in first expansion

Snazzy CCG/board game hybrid Faeria [official site] left early access and properly launched only last week, and now here comes news of the first expansion. The 'Adventure Pouch' will arrive this summer, bulging with a new cooperative campaign, co-op boss battles, and other odds and ends. While Faeria is free-to-play, the Adventure Pouch will be a paid expansion. Also, its name is Adventure Pouch. Adventure…

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Card-o-board battler Faeria launches out of early access

Board game and collectible card game combine in the free-to-play Faeria [official site], which hit version 1.0 this week and officially launched after a year in in early access. I've received a few e-mails from well-meaning readers urging me to play it 'cause I like Magic: The Gathering so much, and Faeria rises from Magic-y foundations with a board game layer of building and moving…

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Faeria’s Core Set Removed “For The Greater Good”

The developers of fantasy card game Faeria [official site] are cutting a major pack of cards from the game's shop. Until now the game had offered a Core Set with 256 cards for $50. But developers Abrakam are ripping that out for “the greater good”, saying that it gave too much power to those willing or able to pump the money into their card collections,…

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