Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Card Hunter. The "fremium" online game is a ccg/rpg/tactics game hybrid. I call it fremium because the game itself is free to play, but some of the bells and whistles are micro transactions within the game.
The game was created by some of designers of Irrational Games (the makers of Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite). Richard Garfield (the creator of Magic: The Gathering) was a consultant. The game is a mock table top. You and your friend Gary, are playing through Gary's brother Melvin's Card Hunter modules. The screens in between the modules look like classic D&D modules and there are many nods. For example, your first adventure takes place in Village of Omelet. Between sessions Gary and Melvin have some fun cometary.
I've not been able to play D&D in a while, but this has scratched that itch for me. It's free and you don't have to download anything (just make sure your Real Player is reasonably up to date).