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White Wizard Games’ Epic Digital App Launches for Free on February 18

Epic Card Game Digital app

White Wizard Games has announced that on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, they will be rolling out the much anticipated Epic Card Game Digital app! And it will be FREE!

Epic Digital is a fast-paced card game of fantasy combat designed by Hall of Fame Magic players Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle. The App will feature multiple ways to experience the game such as Single Player Campaign Mode, Online Real-time Play vs. other players, Dark Draft, Constructed, Limited and Ranked Heads-up Games. We are welcoming players new and old to come battle with the four factions Good, Evil, Sage, and Wild. Which will you choose?

Casual play in Epic Digital, including owning unlimited copies of every card in the game, will be COMPLETELY FREE!

  • No cost to download the app.
  • No cost to get new sets.
  • No cost or restrictions on online or offline casual play.
  • Every player will have every card in the game and be able to build any deck, any time.

Players will be able to play the campaign, play games vs the AI, and even play unlimited Sealed, Draft, and Constructed online games ALL FOR FREE! The only things players pay for are cosmetics (like digital foils), extras (like extra deck slots) and competitive play (like Arena and Tournaments). 

Epic Card Game Digital app

Czech Games Launches an App for Letter Jam

Letter Jam

Have you wondered what the codes on the cards in Letter Jam are for? Would you like to add mystery and surprise to your game? Czech Games Edition has you covered with a new app available for iOS and Android.

The game companion app works as a scanner for Letter Jam cards. It prepares a secret word for every player around the table without anyone knowing any of the words! Once the game is over, the app reveals which words were chosen for each player.

The app is available in English, Czech, and German.

If you don’t own the physical game, the app is a reference to give you a better idea of how the game works.

DnD 5E Gets Augmented Reality Magic Item Cards

Moglan’s Many Magical Items is a deck of Magic Item reference cards that can be used in Dungeons and Dragons 5E. There are tons of brand new magic items to tempt your players with, as well as classic items we know and love like the Bag of Devouring. The deck features 60 magic item reference cards that can be used in Augmented Reality on a smarthphone!

Currently running on Kickstarter, the team is looking to raise $26,000 in a campaign that ends December 4.

The Core Deck features 40 cards, containing 30 brand new magic items and 10 classic fifth edition items. There’s also two 10 card themed decks, Legendary Artifacts and Cursed Objects.

Once funded, they’ll launch a free smartphone app which will allow you to scan any one of the illustrated item cards and it will pop up in 3D Augmented Reality where you can move around the item and see why it is so Magical! In addition it saves all the cards stats into your phone’s “Inventory” so your players can reference their items at any time.

Asmodee Digital Releases Ticket to Ride on PlayLink for PS4

All aboard! Asmodee Digital announced the launch of Ticket to Ride for PlayLink for PlayStation 4, available now for $19.99 MSRP on the PlayStation Store. With the new Ticket to Ride for PlayLink app on iOS and Android, players already have the best controller in-hand.

Simple, elegant gameplay and intense strategy come together in the critically acclaimed railway-themed board game gone digital, Ticket to Ride from Days of Wonder. The goal is simple – collect trains, claim railway across the map, connect famous cities and build the longest routes to win. Now with PlayLink functionality, Ticket to Ride is the perfect mix of digital and physical, putting social gameplay at the forefront, and automating the scores and progress.

Together players can use their Playstation 4 system to launch the main game on TV, and then grab their Apple iOS or Android devices to use as controllers. A dedicated app called Ticket to Ride for PlayLink enables the connection. Players can enjoy the game without any pesky pieces to keep track of… or any math!

Ticket to Ride brings the strategy of its board game origins to a faithfully recreated experience, unique to PlayLink for Playstation 4. The smartphone control system allows players to hide their next move from competitors, until it’s too late!

The Deluxe Edition of Ticket to Ride is coming later, complete with every map and expansion from the digital edition already available on mobile and PC. An exclusive map set in France that’s never been available before digitally will be available for the release. In fact, no maps have been playable with a smartphone as a controller, until now. Ticket to Ride on PlayLink is a first for Asmodee Digital.

Games Workshop has Announced Easier Ways to Build Your Kill Team and Underworlds Warband

Announced at Blood & Glory, Games Workshop is making it easier to manage two games.

They are releasing “Command Roster” for Kill Team which will be a free online tool to build matched play-ready kill teams.

Warhammer Underworlds gets “Deck Builder.” Games Workshop is working with Udeck to make it easier to build your decks for the game. It’ll also make sure your deck is tournament legal.

Magic: The Gathering Arena Announces Custom Streamer Events and Direct Challenge with Friends

Wizards of the Coast has a new series of in-game events built around creators in the Magic: The Gathering Arena community—Streamer Events—and they start tomorrow!

Since the launch of Open Beta of Magic: The Gathering Arena less than a month ago, 100 Million games have been played! During that time an incredible amount of creator content has been made by the Magic: The Gathering Arena community. Magic players have been teaching, competing, entertaining, deckbuilding, and sharing these experiences online. The Magic: The Gathering Arena team wants to continue to encourage these talented creators to make and enjoy great content in a way that is unique to Magic.

To create Streamer Events, the Magic: The Gathering Arena team is working closely with different creators in the community to build customized in-game events around their unique personality and play style. These events will be recurring and will feature a variety of awesome content creators and wildly different game modes.

To top it all off, we are adding in a major feature, Direct Challenge. Direct Challenge will allow players to jump into games against their friends by searching their in-game name before going into battle. We are excited to announce that Direct Challenge will be coming in the next November update with more robust friend features on the way!

First Streamer Event Details – October 26-29

Day[9]’s Insta-Ban

We’re giving Constructed new house rules with Day[9]. Day[9] has always had a burning displeasure for counters and tricks. So together we created INSTA-BAN, where you bring a 60-card deck with zero instant spells in it. Instant speed effects such as flash or activated abilities are permitted, but if the spell is an instant, it is BANNED.

Gaby’s Greedy Dominaria Draft

We’re giving Draft new house rules with Gaby Spartz. Gaby loves drafting and building ambitious decks. So together we are running a GREEDY DOMINARIA DRAFT. Draft 3 packs of Dominaria around a few unique rules in this game of Magic. Everyone can play two lands per turn, start with 9 cards, and has no maximum hand size.

Hasbro Brings Popular Gaming Brands to Oculus Go

Announced at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference, Hasbro Inc. is working with Oculus to bring Virtual Reality (VR) experiences for Boggle, Trivial Pursuit, and Monopoly to people with Oculus Go, for the first time. The VR games will be accessible in the Oculus Store wherever Oculus Rooms is available for Oculus Go, across 23 countries. The launch of the games is a part of a major update for Oculus Rooms, an Oculus app that allows people to spend time with friends in VR while enjoying social activities like playing games and watching TV. Oculus Go users will be able to play games head-to-head with friends in Oculus Rooms with life-like avatars in fully customizable environments. Boggle will be the first game to launch this June; Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly will be released later this year.

With Oculus Rooms, people can customize their individual rooms with their own photos and personal touches. Once the player’s room is ready, they can invite friends to play games, watch videos, or jump into apps together.

Just like the classic Boggle game that millions of people around the world love to play, with Oculus Go, users can play with friends and family in this new virtual take on the popular 3 minute word search game:

  • Play with up to four people in a real-time game of Boggle
  • Connect letters up, down, diagonally and sideways to make words before opponents
  • Be the player with the most points to win the game before the timer runs out
  • Strengthen word searching skills in solo mode in between matches

Paizo to Start Weekly Pathfinder and Starfinder Streams on Twitch

Paizo will begin weekly live streaming Pathfinder and Starfinder news and entertainment on Fridays at 4 PM Pacific on Twitch.

The inaugural episode on Friday, March 30 will feature Paizo’s Director of Game Design, Jason Bulmahn, who will answer questions about the Pathfinder Playtest. Fans can join in the discussion and hear the latest news coming from the design team.

In future live episodes, the channel will expand to include gameplay, interviews, seminars and interactive events.

Syrinscape Soundboard App Reaches 250K Downloads

Syrinscape has reached the pivotal and exciting milestone of more than 250,000 unique downloads. Game Masters worldwide are using Syrinscape to transform gaming table into dynamic, sound-rich environments for their players.

Syrinscape creates the official sounds of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder RPG, Mutants & Masterminds RPG, Shadows of Esteren RPG, Boss Monster CCG and more, and also features a massive library of custom, realistic sounds, with new releases every month to accompany nearly any tabletop roleplaying, card or board game.

Syrinscape’s Fantasy Player, Sci-Fi Player and Board Game Player apps are free to download, come with free SoundSets and are compatible with nearly any mobile device or computer. Syrinscape can also be completely unlocked for free for 30 days at Syrinscape.com/freetrial. For $10 a month, SuperSyrin Subscribers gain full access to Syrinscape’s library, permanent ownership of new sounds released while subscribing, access to Syrinscape’s SoundSet Creator and Master Minion tools and more. SoundSets and SoundPacks are also sold separately from $3.99-15.99 on Syrinscape.com.

Paizo Announces Partnership with Roll20: Virtual Tabletop Coming for Pathfinder and Starfinder Roleplaying Games

Roll20 and Paizo Inc. have unveiled the official support of Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying games on the Roll20 virtual tabletop.

Pre-orders for Crownfall, the first volume for the Pathfinder War for the Crown Adventure Path, are now available on Roll20. Thereafter, more War for the Crown volumes, monstrous Bestiary content, and Starfinder support will roll out in 2018.

In addition to the new Adventure Path, the Pathfinder character sheet will be available for early preview to Pro subscribers on March 6th and free for all subscribers on March 22nd.

The Roll20 Virtual Tabletop provides a full suite of easy-to-use digital tools so players can build characters and run campaigns seamlessly through their web browser. With character sheet automation, simple click-to-roll attacks, and built-in video and voice communication, players can quickly craft stories as a group. Pre-made adventures and fully-integrated bestiaries allow Game Masters to run games with minimal setup, while effortlessly enjoying features such as dynamic lighting and advanced fog of war to build tension on what’s right around the corner… or creeping up from behind.

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