Dark Legacy: The Rising

Upper Deck is teasing a new card game called Dark Legacy: The Rising on their blog.  This new game is going to be a two player battle card game that will involve some dice rolling as well, and will be released in the form of starter packs featuring two different factions each.  In the game you will pick one of six different factions, and build a deck out of their available cards.  On your turn you will either attack or cast, if you cast you will then roll the included d20 to figure out how many casting points you will have available this round.  From there you will spend those points to cast spells and ready your assault on your opponent.  As you defeat your opponent and cast different spells you will also gain experience points and level up, which will allow you to cast spells easier and give access to more advanced cards.  The currently planned starter packs will get you to level 5, with later packs getting you to level 10.  You can find out more about this game on Upper Deck’s blog, and look for the game to hit store shelves this summer.

Crystal Clans, a successor if you will of Plaid Hats’ popular card game Summoner Wars, finally has a release date, and that date is March 29th.  This will be a simultaneous international release so you will be able to go to your local game store and pick up copies in English, French, German, and Chinese.  Crystal Clans is a new strategic card game where you are playing down cards as units, and then moving and attacking with those units on the board.  Each unit has different stats as well as different abilities based on which clan they belong, like the “adaptable Water Clan, the peaceful Flower Clan, the relentless Skull Clan, the innumerable Blood Clan, the wise Meteor Clan or the unyielding Stone Clan“.  You will fight hard in order to control the crystals on the battlefield, and with those be able to win the battle.  You can find out more on Plaid Hats’ website, including links to their many preview articles for the game.