“We are thrilled with the work that Stainless Games has done on Duels of the Planeswalkers and look forward to our future endeavors,” said Simon Blackwell, VP of Digital Games at Wizards of the Coast.
"Stainless is delighted to be continuing and extending our relationship with Wizards of the Coast,” said Patrick Buckland, CEO of Stainless Games. “There can be few properties anywhere in the world that can compete with those within the Wizards stable. Being able to be a big part of the push to bring these fantastic brands into the digital domain is a dream come true for us."
Duels of the Planeswalkers continues to be one of the most downloaded games on Xbox LIVE Arcade, and has been a consistent Top 10 title since its launch in June 2009. Duels of the Planeswalkers lets players simulate the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game through an interactive digital experience. Players take on the role of a Planeswalker, a powerful wizard who battles others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Each Planeswalker has an arsenal of spells and creatures showcased by virtual cards. Players can either choose to battle against the computer or compete online against real life opponents using Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE service offerings.
Jace Beleren is a planeswalker who has taken the path of least resistance. He is gifted and powerful, but chooses not to push himself. Part of an inter-planar consortium that deals in magical artifacts, Jace has some power and influence. He also has a certain amount of security. That’s all about to change. When Liliana, a dark temptress with demons of her own (quite literally), comes into his life, she brings with her more possibilities, but also more problems.
Under attack from external interests, a friend dies because of decisions Jace made. Upset with himself and fearing for his life, Jace sets out to find who is behind this new threat. What he uncovers along the way, an inter-planar chase filled with peril, will alter everything he knows.
Agents of Artifice is available now at DriveThruFantasy.com.
Other Magic: the Gathering novels available now:
Alara Unbroken by Doug Beyer
The Purifying Fire by Laura Resnick
30.01.2010. 20:01Urban Manhunt is a non-collectible (but still expandable) card game set in a bleak, dystopian future in which a televised death sport rules the ratings. Following a terrorist attack on Chicago in 2021, the government has been using the city as a prison for the absolute lowest dregs of humanity, reserving prisons for the more mundane manner of criminals. It wasn't long before the entertainment world devised a way to take advantage of the situation. The idea was a simple one: highly-trained mercenaries would be dropped into the city and would then compete against each other to see who could "eliminate" the most criminals. The sport exploded onto the scene and has since become a mainstay in pop culture, with the Hunters being treated as national celebrities.
In Urban Manhunt, each player takes on the role of a Hunter. The one who eliminates the largest amount of criminals (called crims) before time runs out will stand victorious. This is accomplished by moving to different areas of the desolate concrete jungle and tracking down crims using your wits and cunning. Then, it's only a matter of subduing or killing them. But the city is huge and it's no easy task to locate crims. Danger lurks around every corner and from within every nook and cranny.
Get Urban Manhunt at RPGNow.com today!
Comments (0) 11.12.2009. 10:49
Ancient Prophecy introduces all new and exciting Spells, Traps and monster cards from all 3 Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series, including "Arcana Knight Joker" from the original series and "Armityle the Chaos Phantom" from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Cards like "Blackwing - Vayu the Emblem of Honor," "Revival of the Immortals," and the latest of the 5 Dragons: Luna's "Ancient Fairy Dragon" make Ancient Prophecy a formidable force for any Duelist smart enough to use its power.
Ancient Prophecy is packed with some of the most powerful exclusive cards ever released, such as "Card Guard" and "Greed Grado." Plus, it contains eight additional X-Saber cards, including the "XX-Saber Gottoms" Synchro monster. Combined with the five X-Saber cards from the 2009 5D's Starter Deck released in June, they allow Duelists to build a new and exciting X-Saber themed Deck. But X-Sabers also have a lot of versatility, and monsters like "X-Saber Airbellum" and "XX-Saber Gottoms" go well with any Deck that's packing Synchro monsters.
Comments (0) 03.09.2009. 15:05
Just Announced – Upper Deck will be offering a full range of our products for purchase at our booth, as well as a FREE GIFT with any purchase of $25 or more, while supplies last!
Upper Deck presents the ultimate location for World of Warcraft, Dinosaur King, and Marvel at booth #1005! For the first time ever, get your exclusive sneak preview of the all-new Marvel Superstars Trading Card Game by signing up for a free demo!
Upper Deck will also be premiering the 2009 Convention Exclusive Fleet Master Seahorn World of Warcraft Miniature for sale at our booth. Fleet Master Seahorn is the first Questgiver in World of Warcraft Minis and introduces all-new gameplay mechanics and tactics. Quantities are extremely limited, so get yours early!
Be prepared for all this and more when Upper Deck invades Gen Con Indy 2009!
Comments (0) 03.08.2009. 07:25
This weekend Wizards of the Coast returned to Hawaii for Pro Tour Honolulu after its first Hawaiian appearance in 2006. Kazuya Mitamura from Chiba, Japan was crowed champion and took home $40,000. Michael Hebky from Prague, Czech Republic, Paul Rietzl from Los Angeles, California and Conley Woods from Fort Collins, CO rounded out the top four, each taking home cash prizes. For more player information visit www.wizards.com www.wizards.com.
Since 1996, Wizards of the Coast has given away more than US$33 million in prize money, which includes both cash prizes and scholarship awards.
Pro Tour Honolulu was a three-day Block Constructed and Booster Draft format event with a prize purse of $230,795. In addition to the main tournament, the on-site activities included an extensive public event schedule and opportunities for players to meet with Magic card artists, including Dave Kendall and Christopher Moeller, who signed artwork throughout the weekend.
The Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour is the highest form of competitive play for the collectible trading card game. It is a series of high payout tournaments held throughout the world and run by the Wizards of the Coast "Organized Play" division. Next stop on the Pro Tour will be Austin, Texas, which will be followed by the World Championships in Rome, Italy in mid-November.
Comments (0) 08.06.2009. 13:46
Also, all reinforcement packs - Dwarves, Orcs, Barbarian Horde and Undead - will be released in early June. High Elves will be available in July. Stay tuned.
By bringing all our printing in house we now have total control over all production capabilities. We can now guarantee that product will be shipping on time when it is announced. This is an exciting time for TOG and we will continue to announce new releases throughout the year.
For information concerning all TOG products, be sure to check out our website at togentertainment.com. For information regarding print on demand card decks and books be sure to visit www.superiorpod.com
Comments (0) 22.05.2009. 15:39
Someone must take on the role of Khalifa, leading the faith. Can you unite the squabbling clans, pummel the Persians, beat back the Byzantines and unite the Arabian Peninsula? More importantly, can you do it in spite of the other players? Since only six of the first twelve Khalifa died of natural causes, there are frequent openings for the position. Based on historical events and people, winning takes strategy, diplomacy, and an occasional bit of treachery. The game is notable in that it has both English and Arabic-native versions, making it one of very few US games designed expressely for an Arabic-speaking audience. You can see the game and download a sample here.
Comments (0) 04.05.2009. 14:45Flames Rising with an exclusive look at a brand new card for this series.
According to the official page for Alara Reborn, it “is the third and final set in the Shards of Alara block. It is a 145 card expansion with randomly inserted premium cards. It will be available in booster packs, intro packs, and fat packs.”
Visit FlamesRising.com to check out the preview.
Comments (0) 17.04.2009. 07:31
In doing so, I'd like to take advantage of this and restructure the rules so the game is clearer and cleaner, remedy issues and concerns players might have about the rules and cards, and clean up the overall appearance. End result, I hope, is a sleeker game with a broader support and a better product all around. Any help, thoughts, comments, or criticisms are more than welcome; I'm not thin skinned, I've spent way too much time in theater, so I look forward to constructive comments and discussion. If anyone would like to check it out, drop by the site at final-twlight.neoproductions.net; the site is newly up, a new CMS system I'm writing, so content will be filling in the sparse space at the moment- real action for the Revised Edition is on the forums, however. Link to those is right on the site's nav bar.
Anyone who can stop by, I'd be much obliged and grateful for the insight!
Comments (0) 05.02.2009. 08:42
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