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More Card Hunter Info

Hot off the heels of yesterday’s story, you can now go to the game’s official site (https://www.cardhunter.com/) to check out some screens and watch the above trailer which…yeah…Barnes is gonna LOVE that. Lord Ironbutte? We like our fantasy dead serious around here.

The good news is that it doesn’t sound micro-transaction based after all.

Anyway — here’s some more info from the home page:

Card Hunter is a collectible card game with some twists:

* It’s free to play and you win cards by playing the game, not by buying expensive booster packs.
* Search dungeons to find treasure and then equip your loot to build out your decks.
* Use your cards to move your characters and battle monsters’ decks.

We’re taking two great flavours and combining them into something new. Classic fantasy adventuring meets collectible card gaming and the result is entirely new. Tired of pressing buttons while grinding away at quests? Card Hunter is all about skill – your skill at deck building and playing your cards. Tired of paying for endless new card sets? Card Hunter lets you win by playing, not by paying.

The game is set to release this fall, which is sooner than I thought.

I’m thinking we need some game mechanic details, no?

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

6 thoughts to “More Card Hunter Info”

  1. I guess the marketing folks know their demographics and advertising better than I do, but really? They might as well put pocket-protectors and taped up glasses on those actors. Oh well, I hope the game play is good.

  2. I think that was the point of the trailer, to play on those stereotypes.

    I woul dhave preferred a different approach. Still, game looks cool

  3. Nope, the folks in this video are WAY cooler than the stereotypical slobbish man-children, middle-aged fatbellies, and hygiene impared Asperger’s suffers that comprise a substantial percentage of the tabletop roleplaying and board gaming community. If they wanted accurate stereotypes, there would have been a bearded, chubby ne’er-do-well that’s memorized the Player’s Handbook but still can’t get above middle-management at the Burger King, some guy with a ponytail and a trenchcoat contemplating suicide in his bullshit poetry because “nobody understands [him]” and a slightly mangy girl way too obsessed with anime and TV shows to care about the fact that her poorly dyed red hair smells like dollar store shampoo or that she shouldn’t get a navel piercing if she’s rocking a muffin top. Fly that “freak flag”, y’all.

    Great ad. I love the “board game not included bit”. I can’t wait for this game, it looks fantastic.

  4. @Micheal Barnes wrote:
    “Nope, the folks in this video are WAY cooler than the stereotypical slobbish man-children, middle-aged fatbellies, and hygiene impared Asperger’s suffers that comprise a substantial percentage of the tabletop roleplaying and board gaming community. ”

    Seriously? I hope you meant that as satire, because that is not at all what the community is like. There may be the occasional grognard that somewhat fits the stereotype, but from my experience the RP and board game community is full of very typical professionals, if a bit on the nerdy side. Most are engineers, designers, web developers, accountants, lawyers…

    … and for someone who regularly posts on a geek news site you seem to be very close the the metaphorical pot calling the kettle black.

  5. Of course it’s a satirical generalization. But betweeen gaming for going on 25 years, going to conventions, being in and out of game stores almost my whole life, and owning/operating a hobby game shop of my own for a couple of years, I’ve seen more than my share of the kinds of people I described there. Of course I know and have met a lot of great people in the hobby. My game groups are full of awesome, well-adjusted folks with professional careers, good hygiene, and fashion sense. Venture out to public gaming events or your local hobby shop…the demographic start to change, so to speak…

    Calling it as I see it, not calling the kettle black. It’s tough love, brother.

    Now, Grognards…when I think of Grognards, I immediately think of this older guy that used to come into my shop that always wore this T-shirt with these wolves on it (not the “three wolf moon” one, it was before it’s time) and he carried this big cardboard box wrapped in American flag wrapping paper filled with old Avalon Hill/SPI/Victory wargames. He’d set up these elaborate games and then sit there looking at the rules. if someone came over and asked if he wanted to play, he clammed up, got really weird, packed it all away and left the store. He did this at least once a week.

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