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Looking at a Kickstarer – Orbs CCG

Hello Nurglings!

Time to look at another Kickstarter project! And it’s a game of course like always when I check out Kickstarter. Okay sometimes I do look at other nerdy things, but really, the game part is the most interesting for me personally.

So today we’re looking at a CCG named Orbs.

Before I continue talking about the games and what I feel are ups and downs of it, check out the Kickstarter video to make your opinion.

Also, here is the kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/919406593/orbs-ccg-the-asynchronous-digital-collectible-card?ref=live

Okay so moving on!

There are a few things that I’m really looking forward to with Orbs CCG. One, is that it’s using my favorite mechanic from the Yu Gi Oh TCG: face down cards. This indicates that you have something to ruin your opponents day during his turn, and you can even bluff to make your opponent uncertain about his/her plays. It’s one of the best mechanics in Yu Gi Oh cause it creates a situation where the more knowledge you have about the game and play styles, the easier it is to see through the bluffs and play around it.

Secondly, much like the Scrolls online card game, they are using a energy resource system where you discard cards to get resources, this stops you from having the issue of something called “mana-screw” in MTG. Which means that you don’t have the resources needed to play the cards in your hand. Something that should always be prevented in card games, even tho it’s a big part of MTG, it’s probably one of the few things that could have been done better with the game from the beginning.

Orbs CCG - Artwork 1

And my third and favorite feature of the game; you can take turns overtime. There are currently two ways of playing the game, one is to play in real-time against your opponent, the other is that you and your opponent take turns over time, you get a notification when your opponent is done, and you can take your turn whenever you wish, and then he will get a notification when you’re done and so on. Very much like playing word-puzzle games on your phone.

The one thing that worries me about the capability of playing like this, is the fact that you don’t have to be a active player to respond to your opponent. So your traps seems more like triggers that will happen even if you don’t want them to. Which means bluffing becomes a bit harder when you can’t think about your responses. Instead the game makes them for you at appropriate time (probably).

But many online card games are actually lacking in the instant-respons area. So it’s nothing we should worry about at the moment. The game play can still be awesome and fun! The last thing that I feel I have to mention: I hope the overall visual design gets worked on a bit more. Yes I’m a horrible person and I actually buy boardgames/cardgames from a “wow this looks cool” reaction…

Orbs CCG - Artwork 2

I’m looking forward to seeing the future of this game and I wish the best of luck to Orbs and Jerpix, Inc.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Kickstarter Board game – Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster

Hello Nurglings!

So everyone has heard about Kickstarter by now am I right? No? Well it’s basicly a site were individuals and at times even companies can look to fund their projects through private funding. Meaning, everyone visiting the site can give any amount of money to projects they like/find awesome!

In the entertainment buisness/media there is constantly new articles about new Kickstarter projects and how well they’re doing. I thought I would do my part and share some info on one that is less… digital.

The boardgame: Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster.
http://www.seditionwars.com/

So this is the fourth most funded game project on Kickstarter right now and the most funded board game.
They started asking for 20.000$ and ended up with… well… 951,254$!

That is insane! People have truly seen something in this game and were ready to support it to get their own copy of the game and hopefully support its future. It’s awesome to see things like this happening out there, and it’s becuase all of you gaming fans.

Below follows a quick summary of the game.

”Survival horror at its finest, game play is fast and bloody – creating urgency and claustrophobic terror, as the Vanguard fight for their very lives against an unrelenting nightmare.”
Battle for Alabaster is the first part in the Sedition Wars game experience. Future expansions will introduce exciting new factions, evocative settings and expand on the compelling storyline that guides the action. Once players have fought for control of Alabaster, they will want to continue the adventure in future episodes.”

Here are some vidoes about the game as well, explaining gameplay:

A message from Studioa McVey + story:

Well if you found this interesting go check out their website: http://www.seditionwars.com/


Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Malifaux Showgirls – WIP – Colette Du Bois

Hello my Nurglings!

So i got my Malifaux models a few days ago, and noooow I’m on it! Painting and modelling and enjoying the world. Also found several Malifaux players in my area, or well they found me. While working on the models people walked up to me and said: “Oh! I have some Malifaux models too!”

So I will be testing the game sooooon. 🙂

Here she is the main girl of my Showgirls: Colette Du Bois. Better pics will be done… in time.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!