Characters as Cards in Arkham Horror: The Card game

Just like it’s bigger board game brother, Arkham Horror: The Card Game (AH:TCG) has players taking on the role of investigators, digging into mysterious cases with supernatural twists.  One of the key differences between the two games is how they handle their investigators. AH:BG and its spin offs give you a single sheet with some stats, special abilities and a blurb on your character’s bio.

AH:TCG replaces these small sheets with an entire deck of cards.  Each card in your deck represents something about your character.  It could be an object they own, a person they know, or an experience they’ve had.  This gives you more information on your character, and opens up more customization.

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Adaptation Comparison: Bloodborne

Some of the earliest computer games were attempts at recreating Chess. Over the years turning card/board games into video games has been extremely common.  As video games became more popular,  the tables soon began to turn.  But unlike the board game to video game pipeline, these games often couldn’t be 1-to-1 recreations of the games they were imitating, same gameplay, different medium.  Video games based on board games could be considered new implementations. Board games based on video games were adaptations, like turning a novel into a film.

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When I found out my all time favorite video game, Bloodborne, was getting a card game I was skeptical.  While I love card games and Bloodborne, I wasn’t sure if the two would mix well.  After finding out the designer would be  Eric M. Lang, I became less worried and more intrigued.  I still didn’t believe it would be a great translation, but I felt he would at least put an interesting spin on the idea, and probably make a good game as well.

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Millennium Blades: Hobby Simulator

Millennium blades is a collectable card game (CCG) simulator designed by D. Brad Talton, Jr. Specifically it simulates the hobby of collecting cards for a card game. This translates into a crazy and complex card drafting game in which you and your friends will be buying, selling and trading cardboard simultaneously in real-time! It’s all wrapped in a nerd-culture parody, primarily Yu-Gi-Oh! (but so much more), and decorated with fantastic artwork. Lets take a closer look at the game and see what makes it tick.

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The 5 most interesting Journey to Un’goro cards

In honor of Journey to Un’goro launch day I decided to take a look at the 5 cards I’m most excited about.  I do not think these cards are necessarily the best or most powerful within the set, just ones I think will lead to interesting gameplay.

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It’s too bad this cool purple T-Rex didn’t get a card in the set.

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