MArcomage

Free multiplayer on-line fantasy card game

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19:00, 16. Sep, 2017

Summer update

  • multiple minor layout improvements
  • Burning - bonus gain lowered to 6 from 11
  • Charge - resource reduction replaced with resource gain (half the charge amount)
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

19:00, 31. Dec, 2016

New year update

  • number of starting deck slots lowered to 5 from 8, existing users are not effected
  • card lookup functionality now uses player card display settings if logged in
  • added missing "last change" sort option to concepts section
  • replay and deck button links are no longer displayed on the forum in case of guest user
  • fixed a rare bug that prevented recently logged in users to change their password
  • disallow simultaneous games setting corrected
  • keyword BB code now works with keywords that contain spaces
  • game screen layout improved for small screen devices
  • general item list layout improved for small screen devices
  • reset notifications button renamed to clear notifications and moved to notifications area
  • clear notifications and quote post buttons now have more appropriate icons
  • active games are now marked with battle icon instead of color highlight
  • ready decks are now marked with an icon instead of color highlight
  • player activity information is now displayed as icons instead of color highlight
  • player activity information is now displayed in the games list
  • AI challenges list now only shows detail of currently selected AI challenge
  • tooltip is no longer displayed off screen
  • achievement tooltip text corrected
  • error page layout improved
  • multiple minor layout improvements

Happy new year!


19:00, 17. Dec, 2016

Christmas update

  • refresh your browser's cache to apply the latest page layout changes
  • content changes
    • Cursed (new keyword) if a card with this keyword is discarded, it will be returned to its former position
    • Forbidden (new keyword) card with this keyword can't be used in deck building
    • Flare blitz renamed from Flare Attack, effect changed to "Replace up to N lowest rarity non-Burning cards in each player's hand with Searing fire, N based on played card rarity (Common - 1, Uncommon - 2, Rare - 4)."
    • balance changes (see Card changes section)
  • application changes
    • complete user interface overhaul focused on improving application layout on modern resolutions
    • added in-game cheat menu (AI non-challenge games only)
    • AI challenge decks can now be used by players in friendly game mode (non AI challenge games)
    • added shared decks forum section (works similar to cards, concepts and replays forums sections)
    • in-game card preview is now displayed in standard game visual instead of simple text message
    • card lookup functionality added (hovering over card name will display the mentioned card)
    • all upper menu bar notifications moved to upper left part of the screen
    • games are now ordered by last action like other game lists (most recent first)
    • added sorting by card name option in the cards section
    • keywords can now be sorted either by keyword name or execution order in the keywords list
    • added "steal" card filter in cards and decks sections
    • added new BBcode for cards (has integrated card lookup), concepts and keywords
    • added skip tutorial button in the settings section
    • added CAPTCHA validation to player registration
    • card tutorial now suggests to play the card that AI player would play instead of suggesting all playable cards
    • AI player now has his own nationality and flag
    • country flags are now displayed in replays sections as well
    • automatic game refresh no longer reloads the page unless there is an active game available
    • foil cards have regular but animated backgrounds instead of custom static backgrounds
    • hint tooltip layout improved
    • info, error and confirm dialogs layout improved
    • error page layout improved
    • multiple minor layout improvements and bugfixes
    • multiple obsolete settings removed:
      • avatar display correction for Firefox 2.x bug
      • disable card images
      • number of cards displayed per row in deck editor
      • display avatar in players list
      • display nationality text in players list
      • advanced games list
      • hide card pool by default

19:00, 29. Oct, 2016

Halloween update

  • added new experimental MArcomage application version
  • it shares data with the main application version and has all of the old features, but also some new features:
    • in-game cheat menu (AI non-challenge games only), good for card and deck testing
    • in-game card preview is now displayed in standard game visual instead of simple text message
    • sorting by card name in the cards section
    • new BBcode for cards, concepts and keywords
    • "steal" card filter in cards and decks sections
    • skip tutorial button in the settings section
    • CAPTCHA validation in player registration
  • we are hoping to fine-tune this new version and deploy it during Christmas update, please test it out and provide us with your feedback
  • Brigand keyword effect changed to only steal available resources
  • Rebirth keyword effect description corrected
  • Restoration keyword effect changed to "if opponent lowered your stock last round, your lowest resource is raised based on played card rarity (C-3, U-6, R-9). If opponent lowered your facilities last round you gain 1 of your lowest facility if it's less than N, N is based on played card rarity (C-2, U-3, R-4).", effect no longer requires Restoration card chain to be triggered
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 5 new cards (listed below)

Rare cards


19:00, 26. Sep, 2015

Autumn update

  • Burning, Dragon, Flare attack, Holy, and Horde keyword effects now reveal replaced card(s)
  • Persistent card effects now reveal replaced card
  • Beast keyword bonus token gain raised to 7 from 4
  • Destruction keyword resource reduction effect lowered to 6 from 10
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

19:00, 1. Aug, 2015

Summer update

  • refresh your browser's cache to apply the latest page layout changes
  • profile link added to battle report message
  • dark green skin layout improved
  • discarded cards processing system changed from diff-based to log-based
  • random resource filter added to Decks and Cards sections
  • Titan keyword effect no longer takes into account played card (when summoning Titan part)
  • random resource gain and reduction now uses weighted random choice, this means that when gaining resources the resource with lowest amount is most likely to be chosen, in case of resource reduction resource with highest amount is most likely to be chosen (this behavior is consistent with Charge secondary effect)
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 5 new cards (listed below)

Rare cards


19:00, 1. Jan, 2015

New year update

  • whole card pool is no longer loaded when entering deck editor (only most recently added cards)
  • filter descriptions added to card filters in deck editor and cards sections
  • 18 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Uncommon cards

Rare cards

Happy new year!


19:00, 24. Dec, 2014

Christmas update

  • refresh your browser's cache to apply the latest page layout changes
  • AI challenge name is now used in case of AI challenge as player name in replays list
  • extra tooltip added for devices that do not support hover event
  • resource victory tooltip added to game screen
  • unintentional form re-submit detection mechanism added
  • Rebirth keyword effect now also counts Demonic cards
  • token gains are now executed before the card effect is triggered
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

MArcomage team wishes you Merry Christmas and happy holidays!


21:30, 21. Apr, 2014

Easter update

  • next game list no longer includes games where current player has an outgoing surrender request
  • next game list now always includes all AI games regardless of their current state
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

19:00, 1. Jan, 2014

New year update

  • 10 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Rare cards

Happy new year!


19:00, 24. Dec, 2013

Christmas update

  • refresh your browser's cache to apply the latest page layout changes
  • card pool sorting options added to deck building section
  • tutorial description added to Help section
  • Demonic keyword added
  • Holy keyword now targets Demonic cards as well
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

MArcomage team wishes you Merry Christmas and happy holidays!


19:00, 19. Oct, 2013

Halloween update

  • refresh your browser's cache to apply the latest page layout changes
  • Beast keyword effect changed, now doubles recruits production and opponent receives bonus damage based on recruits production (max N, N based on played card rarity (Common - 2, Uncommon - 5, Rare - 10))
  • Frenzy keyword condition no longer has rare card exception
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

23:00, 27. Jul, 2013

Summer update

  • Beast keyword effect no longer has recruits production x0
  • Frenzy keyword is now always triggered when playing a rare card
  • Skirmisher keyword secondary effect now targets recruits only attack cards instead of recruits only cards
  • Undead keyword effect resources gain is now based on number of different resources present in the card cost
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 10 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Rare cards


19:00, 31. Mar, 2013

Easter update

  • refresh your browser's cache to apply the latest page layout changes
  • Beast keyword effect changed, now grants additional turn with no production, basic gain lowered to 5 from 14, bonus gain lowered to 4 from 10
  • Frenzy keyword condition changed, now requires another Frenzy card to be a neighbour of the played card
  • deck note added (it is now possible to attach notes to deck in the deck editor)
  • deck sharing added
  • game manual updated
  • minor layout changes
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

22:00, 1. Jan, 2013

New year update

20:00, 24. Dec, 2012

Christmas update

  • refresh your browser's cache to apply the latest page layout changes
  • turn timout system added (it is now possible to set how long the opponent can delay his turn)
  • auto AI system added (it is now possible to set the AI to make its moves automatically with specified time delay)
  • game start redesigned
    • old tutorial replaced with simple welcome message that starts the first game automatically
    • card level mechanic added to prevent new players from being lost in too much content
    • player gains experience when playing against AI while in tutorial
    • AI difficulty is significantly lowered for new players, but it gets more difficult with each level
    • level, experience and achievements link moved to upper left corner of the screen
    • registration improved (player is logged into the game automatically right after registration)
    • default value of card rarity filter in deck section is now 'any' instead of 'common'
  • Charge keyword no longer wastes resource reduction
  • Frenzy keyword effect is now based also on played card rarity
  • Titan keyword effect now summons a Titan not present in hand, basic token gain lowered to 19 from 24
  • Duroth's starting tower and wall increased
  • minor layout improvements
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

MArcomage team wishes you Merry Christmas and happy holidays!


19:00, 9. Sep, 2012

Rise of the ancients

  • new AI challenge added - Duroth the Eternal
  • Aqua keyword - tower gain lowered to 3 from 5, wall gain lowered to 3 from 5
  • Aria keyword - condition changed to Round divisible by 5 from Round divisible by 8 or 8 + 1
  • Banish keyword - rare card effect now replaces target card with a common zero cost card instead of stock gain
  • Holy keyword - conditional stock gain replaced with resource gain, description improved
  • Restoration keyword - removed conditional facility gain, added conditional resource gain
  • Skirmisher keyword - now also targets recruits only cards, rare card effect now replaces target card with a common zero cost card instead of stock reduction
  • description of multiple keywords improved
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

22:00, 24. Jun, 2012

Change in the winds

  • Banish keyword is now able to discard Rebirth cards as well
  • Illusion keyword effect now replaces lowest rarity card in hand with a rare card from opponent's deck instead of summoning it
  • Rebirth keyword condition changed to #Burning + #Legend + #Mage in hand > 3 from #Burning in game > 3, gems gain changed to half of the gems cost of the played card from 16
  • new keyword Aria added
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 18 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Uncommon cards

Rare cards


22:30, 7. Apr, 2012

Easter update

  • Gilgamesh's deck updated
  • game refresh now jumps to the next game if it is not player's turn in current game and there is an active game available (hit F5 once within the games section to apply this change)
  • avatar pictures are now displayed even for players that are using the default avatar
  • card drawing system for multiple cards corrected
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

08:15, 11. Jan, 2011

Return of the king

  • new AI challenge added - Gilgamesh the King of Heroes
  • persistent card filter added to Deck section
  • card effect description improved on multiple cards
  • Arthoria the Saber is now a persistent card, removed Durable and Far sight keywords, standard attack raised to 30 from 15, enduring damage lowered to 10 from 25, cost lowered to 20G 20R from 24G 24R
  • 12 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Uncommon cards

Rare cards


19:00, 24. Dec, 2011

Incursion in the South

After several strange events reported in the South the ambassadors representing human, elven and dwarven factions gathered on a secret council to share information, determine the cause and come up with possible solutions. All confirmed that they suddenly lost contact with their remote outposts and trading posts. With this little information available a solution was proposed - to create a scouting party that would contain members of all factions. However, neither faction wanted to sacrifice own assets for the sake of others and thus an agreement wasn't achieved. Instead, they decided to handle this unknown threat on their own by strengthening their southern borders.

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • Banish keyword effect now also targets persistent cards (replace a card in hand with self effect)
  • new keyword Horde added
  • MArcomage business page created on Google plus social network
  • main webpage layout improved (now uses less vertical space)
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

MArcomage team wishes you Merry Christmas and happy holidays!


14:00, 23. Oct, 2011

New domain

We have acquired arcomage.net which is now the primary location of our site.
A TLS-secured version of the site is also available at https://arcomage.net/.

Please update your links and bookmarks to avoid the extra redirect from the old location.


19:00, 24. Sep, 2011

Rise of the Magelord

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • foil cards feature implemented - each player can now buy foil versions of cards in exchange for gold (in Cards section)
  • new AI challenge added - Myr the Magelord
  • next game button now also traverses games where player's opponent sent surrender request and games that are finished
  • deck's last change info is no longer effected by deck's score changes
  • FAQ updated
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 18 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Rare cards


09:00, 25. Apr, 2011

Shattered alliance

The conflict between elven lord and Le Marquis de Vrille spanned for many decades. Elven magic and marksmanship combined with dwarven resources and crafting proved to be an equal adversary even for powerful beings such as Marquis himself. So far, the Alliance held off any invaders who would dare to cross their borders. Alas, Marquis was able to find a weakness - the dwarven greed. Grofgul the advisor to the Mountain king himself agreed to sabotage the Alliance in exchange for access to rare crystal mines in Marquis' possession.

Grofgul gained support of multiple houses who preferred rune magic over the use of technology which was preferred by the Mountain king and his supporters. With support and resources of the houses, Grofgul started campaign of misinformation, sabotage and propaganda within the Alliance and soon he would achieve his goal. Alliance leaders unsuspecting of a treachery this high were powerless to put an end to the internal conflicts, thus the Alliance was shattered into two separate factions.

Elven tribes and ancient forest creatures kept the old name - the Alliance in hopes that they could keep their homeland unchanged. Grofgul and his followers used the weakened state of their now independent faction and convinced the Mountain king to restore the common usage of rune magic and transfer some of his political power to the high rune priests. The most powerful rune priests formed the Runic circle a new ruling power in the dwarven lands, thus forming a new faction - the Runic league.

  • keywords list is now taken directly from keyword database instead of being a static webpage
  • keywords can now be inspected in detail the same way as cards
  • cards that use data from previous round now work also when played after Quick or Swift cards
  • partial production terminology shortened to fit one line (for example Recruits prod x0 instead of Recruits production x0)
  • minor layout improvements
  • minor bugfixes
  • two new keywords added: Runic and Siege
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 14 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Uncommon cards

Rare cards


20:45, 4. Mar, 2011

New chat interface

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • chat interface completely reworked
  • player filter input form changed from dop-down-box to text input in Replays and Messages sections
  • card code in the Cards section is now formatted as a source code for better readability
  • JavaScript related functionality optimized
  • AI games can no longer be ended with the "Finish" procedure
  • multiple minor layout improvements and bugfixes

22:00, 13. Feb, 2011

New database system

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • MArcomage now uses new faster and safer database system
  • added a Facebook link to login page
  • Demetrios' deck updated, lowered his starting Magic to 5 from 6
  • multiple minor layout improvements and bugfixes
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • Drought (formerly Difficult times) was removed from all decks due to rarity change

20:00, 24. Jan, 2011

AI challenges added

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • AI challenges added - you can now play a more difficult game against a custom AI that uses a specialized deck (big thanks to dindon for help)
  • AI challenges achievements added (Adventurer, Explorer, Vanguard)
  • standard AI improved
  • moved EXP progress bar from Players list to Profile section
  • in game autorefresh is now disabled if it's player's turn
  • multiple minor layout improvements and bugfixes
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

19:00, 2. Jan, 2011

New year update

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • AI game mode added - it is now possible to play against a computer player
  • added an option to sort players by gained achievements
  • internal hyperlink support added to BB code
  • Titan keyword basic gain raised to 24 from 22
  • minor layout improvements
  • minor bugfixes
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 15 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Uncommon cards

Rare cards


19:00, 24. Dec, 2010

Christmas update

MArcomage team wishes you merry Christmas and happy holidays!

New features

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • gold and achievements system added (big thanks to Fithz Hood who provided pictures for achievements)
    • all players keep their previously earned bonus game and deck slots
    • until now you gained game slot at every 4th level up and a deck slot at every 6th level up, now at each level up you get 100 gold
    • if you want to continue with the old system, just save 50 gold for a game slot and 50 gold for a deck slot from each level up and this will allow you to buy a game slot at every 4th level up (costs 200 gold) and a deck slot at every 6th level up (costs 300 gold)
    • the advantage of the new system is that you have a choice what to buy and when
    • gold can be spent to buy additional game and deck slots in MArcomage shop (in Settings section)
    • earning a game award gives you gold instead of EXP
    • earning a player achievement gives you additional gold
    • player achievements can be viewed in player's details section
  • card search added to both cards and deck edit sections (case sensitive, type first letter as capital if you want the card name to start with that letter)
  • deck statistics added, it is now possible to keep track of deck's wins, losses and draws
  • game note can now be manipulated within the game screen, it can be moved around and resized as well
  • added additional highlight effect to the selected card in game section
  • comments in game replays added via new section in forum
  • Valkyrie background picture added (check Settings section, game backgrounds)
  • player can now provide birthdate (in the Settings section) via popup calendar instead of manual text input

Modifications

  • removed restriction on number of games between two specific players
  • game modes are now visible in the active games list
  • auto refreshing mechanism improved (no longer produces redundant POST requests, so it can't accidentally host a game nor play a card), auto refreshing is now also applied to game section
  • added anti spam protection to forum section (users are allowed to create posts every 5 seconds at most, this also prevents double posts)
  • search in any section can now also be executed by hitting the ENTER key right after typing the search phrase
  • added additional description for search phrase input boxes
  • navigation buttons improved in multiple sections
  • play/pause button (replay slideshow) is now more intuitive to use
  • reversed navigation order information in the webpage title
  • added JavaScript confirmation messages to all delete actions, all confirmation buttons are now highlighted
  • removed message delete shortcut button
  • welcome message added for newly registered players
  • standalone version of Arcomage moved to Google docs, removed unnecessary files to reduce file size
  • fixed a bug when player won by discarding a card and complete score update was omitted
  • Game manual and main webpage updated

Gameplay changes

  • added new game awards - Dragon, Carpenter, Saboteur and Snob
  • Banish and Skirmisher keyword effects are now focus discard (doesn't allow do redraw the discarded card)
  • Charge now has alternative effect if primary effect is denied (opponent loses random resources)
  • Barbarian keyword secondary effect halved
  • Nature keyword effect changed - it now summons a rare Nature card instead of upgrading Nature card rarity
  • Long mode constants changed from 2 to 1.5 times the values of normal game mode
  • changed card terminology (next card will be to summons), added summoning option to the advanced card filter
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

19:00, 1. Nov, 2010

Halloween update

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • game history added - players can view previous rounds of the game they are currently playing (use the "History" button)
  • new setting added - card miniflags, when active, new card and revealed flags will be displayed as miniflags inside the card picture (this setting is disabled by default)
  • replay slideshow implemented - when viewing a replay, it will automatically start a replay slideshow one turn in 5 seconds (you can use the "Play" button to pause/resume the slideshow)
  • new card flag is now displayed over the hidden card, instead above it
  • cards in discard pile and card history are now aligned to the top
  • "Created" column (thread creation date) is no longer displayed in the forum
  • average game duration is now displayed separately for long mode in versus statistics
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • Game manual updated

19:40, 23. Oct, 2010

Card play preview

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • changed play/discard button mechanism - "local" play/discard buttons for each card were replaced with one "global" play/discard button that requires to select specific card before executing card action (check Game manual for more information)
  • play card preview added ("Preview" button) - now it's possible to calculate changes that would be caused by playing the selected card, although these changes will be hypothetical in case of cards with random-based effect
  • improved game layout a bit (some buttons and information boxes relocated)
  • quick game switching menu removed
  • Game manual updated

22:59, 20. Oct, 2010

Long mode


19:00, 11. Oct, 2010

Keyword insignias

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • keyword insignias added - a graphical representation of a card keyword (default setting is active, but all existing users have this setting disabled, see more information in Game manual, keywords section)
  • removed settings 'Show card keywords' and 'Show card text' (card text and card keywords are now always shown to player)
  • starting hand now always consist of 6 common and 2 uncommon cards instead of random non-rare cards
  • forum's Balance changes section renamed to Cards
  • minor balance changes (see Modified cards section)

19:00, 3. Oct, 2010

Mini update

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • XSLT template system optimized (reduced load times)
  • guest access added for sections Forum, Cards and Concepts
  • changed how card pool works in the deck editor (table instead of list), number of cards per row can be adjusted in Settings
  • Barbarian keyword effect changed (now reduces opponent's stock, if there is no wall to destroy)
  • Game manual updated
  • card texts and keyword descriptions corrected (removed typos, unified terminology...), big thanks to dimitris, DPsycho, Fithz Hood, Lord Ornlu and planegray
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 10 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Uncommon cards

Rare cards


19:00, 23. Sep, 2010

Balance changes

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  • improved forum's post layout
  • Nature keyword effect changed (it now upgrades rarity of a non-rare Nature card in hand, instead of drawing a rare Nature card)
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

19:00, 10. Sep, 2010

New cards added

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  • permalinks added to forum section
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 24 new cards (listed below)

Common cards

Uncommon cards

Rare cards


13:30, 25. Aug, 2010

New changes

  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • new faster engine which supports hyperlinks
    • it is possible to direct link game replays, cards, concepts or game manual pages for example
    • the layout has changed, multiple navigation buttons were replaced with hyperlinks
    • new engine is especially fast when using hyperlinks
  • Novels section updated - added final version of Book 1: Pariah (added two more parts and epilogue)
  • removed the rule that prevented common cards from drawing rare cards when discarding via card effect
  • stock gained via production at the end of turn is now always displayed in the changes on stock (even when discarding a card with standard discard action)
  • game surrender mechanism reworked, player now sends surrender request to his opponent
  • finishable games are now highlighted in the games list with text notice
  • Game manual updated, restructured and moved to a separate section
  • minor bugfixes
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

21:30, 21. Jun, 2010

Mega update

New features

  • new interactive deck editor engine implemented
    • works only when JavaScript is enabled (when disabled old deck editor is available)
    • instead of clicking on "take" and "return" buttons you click on the cards
    • instead of scrolling the card pool by using the horizontal scroll bar, you can use mouse cursor. When you move the mouse cursor from within the card pool through its left or right border outward, the card pool will scroll in that direction by 3/4 of it's current width.
    • the new deck editor doesn't reload the whole page
    • Opera has best animation performance, but unfortunately is suffering from a scroll bar reset bug (scroll bar position is reset each time a card is added or removed from the deck). This bug is currently fixed by reseting the scroll bar to previous position.
    • Firefox has the lowest animation performance, because of support of unrelated CSS3 technology. Since CSS3 is not standardized nor optimized yet, it significantly lowers performance. However, with newer versions of Firefox the performance will get better.
    • Chrome has good performance, but for some reason the animation is not completely smooth - it sometimes "blinks"
    • Firefox is recommened as the best browser for the new deck editor engine
    • please provide us with feedback on this new deck editor (possible topics: moving cards with click or doubleclick, scrolling card pool more or less, animation - faster or slower)
  • new Statistics section added (check Game manual for more info)
  • card statistics added to card details in cards section
  • Versus statistics added to player's details section (check Game manual for more info)
  • number of posts added to player's details section
  • creation and modify dates added to card database. Creation and modify date filters added to deck and cards sections. All existing cards received creation and modify dates based on news and modify posts archive.
  • card name search added to concepts section
  • added "My replays" button to allow player access his replays more easily
  • player search added to the players list section
  • new keyword Far sight added (check Game manual for more info)
  • added keywords hover description (hovering over keyword on a card will display keyword description)

Modifications

  • Aqua keyword effect changed (stock reduction lowered to 3 from 5).
  • Legend keyword effect now raises lowest facility instead of random facility
  • tokens are now automatically set if player forgot to set them
  • improved card text descriptions ("Next card received will be" text changed to "Next card will be")
  • all game icon images (game mode flags, status icons, card flags) now have their description displayed when hovering over them with the mouse cursor
  • player status is now displayed in the hosted games list
  • discussion related to a card concept is marked with "Deleted" tag after matching card concept has been deleted
  • next game button uses a list of games which is now ordered by opponent activity (games with online opponent precedes other games)
  • added new options (facilities) to the advanced filter in the deck and cards sections
  • game mode flags moved to a lower center part of the game screen
  • changed locked thread icon image, added description (displayed when hovering over the mouse cursor)
  • maximum number of characters in card concept effect reduced to 100
  • Hall of fame updated (players listed in Hall of fame can send me a link to their homepage (or something like that) and I will add that link to their name)
  • minor layout improvements
  • Game manual updated

Bugfixes

  • fixed unintentional logout bug (or redirect bug) with ENTER button. Now, ENTER button is locked for all inputs with the exception of textarea inputs, password input in the login page and in case of chat message (hitting ENTER will result in the same action as pushing "Send" button). This works only with enabled JavaScript.
  • forum notification no longer takes into account deleted posts
  • other minor bugfixes

Optimalization

  • stylesheet include system optimized, only needed stylesheets are now included (reduces web page size)
  • player settings handler redesigned, significantly reduced number of database queries in multiple sections (improved performance)
  • multiple columns in database tables changed from text data type to boolean data type to reduce database record size
  • site security has been improved
  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 42 new cards (listed below)
0
Ancestral spirit

Player(s) with highest tower gets +2 stock
5
Arcane bolt

Destruction.

If Mage tokens > 70
Enemy tower: -8
Mage tokens = 0
else
Enemy wall: -6
4
Book of life

Nature.

Next card will be a Beast or a Nature card
If New
non-common
else
non-rare
6
Chaos gargoyle

Unliving. Durable.

Attack: 4
Randomly discards one common card from hand
If discarded card was Unliving
Wall: +4
1
Divine guidance

Restoration.

If Holy tokens > 80
Stock: +4
Holy tokens = 0
else
Holy tokens: +20
8
Dwarven watchtower

Alliance.

Tower: +6
Next card will be Alliance with the same rarity as matching card
5
Elven marksman

Alliance.

Enemy tower: -N
Attack: 8 - N
N = #Alliance cards in hand
6
8
Flesh golem

Undead. Unliving.

Attack: 6
Wall: +4
Mode1:
Bricks: +8
Mode2:
Recruits: +6
5
Forest guardian

Beast. Nature.

Attack: #Beast + #Nature cards in hand
1
Hidden lagoon

Aqua.

Wall: +N / 2
Stock: +N / 3
N = #Aqua cards in hand
1
Jungle river

Aqua. Nature.

Enemy wall: -3
Select a card from hand to be replaced with Piranhas
0
Magic spring

Gain 1 random resource for each distinct keyword in hand
5
Minaret

Player(s) with least different keywords in hand gets +10 tower
4
4
River Thief

Aqua. Brigand.

Attack: 2
Stock: +2
Enemy stock: -2
1
Sea priestess

Aqua. Restoration.

Next card will be Aqua
If last card played was Aqua
Stock: +1
6
Sniper

Soldier. Far sight.

Attack: 5
If there is a Quick or Swift card in opponent's hand
Enemy tower: -4
1
4
Stables

Tower: +2
Wall: +4
If Soldier tokens are set
Next card will be a Soldier with Charge
3
4
Swamp

Aqua. Skirmisher.

Wall: +8
Enemy stock: -1
7
War wolf

Beast.

Attack: 7
If there is a Goblin in your hand
Recruits: +4
1
Wheat farm

Stock: +2N - 1
N = #Wheat farms in hand
16
Black unicorn

Legend.

If there are no rare cards in hand
Attack: 25
else
Attack: 15
0
Confusion

Illusion.

Stock: +4
Select a card from opponent's hand and replace it with a rare card from your deck
12
12
Deathwood shaman

Nature. Undead.

Enemy wall: -6 for each Undead card in hand
Stock: +2 for each Nature card in hand
9
Dream shift

Illusion.

Replace your hand with cards from your deck of the same rarity as the replaced card
12
Flame obelisk

Tower: +15
Replaces neighbouring cards with Burning cards
15
Forest spirit

Beast. Nature.

Attack: 12 + N
Wall: +2N
N = #Beast + #Nature cards in hand
20
Goblin regiment

Attack: 30
Replaces all common cards in hand with Goblins
Recruits: +2 for each card replaced
10
Lancer

Soldier. Skirmisher.

Attack: 10
Discards all Quick and Swift cards from opponent's hand
35
Northen fortress

Wall: +40
If matching card is New
Tower: +20
10
Sea gate

Aqua. Far sight.

Wall: +15
Discards highest rarity Aqua card from opponent's hand
12
Spectral siren

Aqua. Undead.

Attack: 12
Enemy recruits: -2N
N = #Aqua cards in hand
10
Summon master

Mage.

If Mage tokens > 70
Next card will be a Legend
Mage tokens = 0
else
Mage tokens: +20
10
Titan's worshipper

Next card will be a Titan card not in hand
3
3
Trickster

Brigand.

All opponent's tokens are destroyed
Gain 1 random resource for each 10 destroyed tokens of the same kind
20
20
Alucard

Far sight.

Attack: 35
If #distinct keywords in hand > #distinct keywords in opponent's hand
Bonus 30 attack
12
Dwarven elder

Alliance.

Attack: 22
Production x4
15
Flame lord

Burning. Far sight.

Attack: 25
Next card will be Eternal flame
20
Laputa the Flying fortress

Tower = Max tower - Tower height
Wall = Max wall - Wall height
Stock: +5
50
30
Leviathan

Aqua.

Enemy tower: -80
Enemy wall: -100
18
Rage of Urk

Barbarian. Frenzy.

If New
Enemy wall: -13
Always:
Attack: 22
15
15
Seth

Destruction.

Mode1:
Enemy tower: -20
Mode2:
Enemy wall: -50
Mode3:
Enemy stock: -15
30
Urk the Conqueror

Barbarian. Durable.

If last card played was a non-common Barbarian
Enemy wall: -20
Always:
Attack: 35

20:00, 11. Apr, 2010

Balance changes

  • Aqua keyword effect modified (check Game manual for more info)
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • minor bugfixes

20:00, 14. Mar, 2010

Aqua card pack

  • Banish and Skirmisher keywords effect modified (check Game manual for more info)
  • Uncommon and Rare cards are now able to draw rares with discard effect (effected cards: Auxilia, Unholy shrine, Overpower, Witcher, Corpses behemoth, Shadow unicorn, Elementalist, Ice queen, Giant, Relic hunter, Dark Templar, Wicked Ritual, Second chance)
  • Initial wall height raised to 25 from 20
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • new cards (listed below)
  • most of the cards are inspired by card suggestions submitted by players a long time ago in a thread "new card suggestions", which was used before the Concepts section was introduced. Here is a list of players who suggested the cards:
    • Fithz Hood - Reinforced gate, Veteran militia, Cockatrice, Thieves guild
    • Progressor - Frozen flame, Desert outpost, Mermaid, Sunken ruins, Whale, Sea serpent, Poseidon's wrath
    • Xenogeist - Firestorm, Koschei the Deathless
    • Perfection - Lake fairy
    Cards that are not listed were suggested via the Concepts section or were created by Mojko.
  • new keyword Aqua was inspired by Progressor's Aquatic keyword suggestion (not to confuse with Fithz Hood's suggestion)
  • Mermaid was suggested by both Fithz Hood and Progressor, so Mermaid now has card effect from Progressor's suggestion and card picture from Fithz Hood's suggestion
7
Reinforced gate

If Wall < Tower
Wall: +15
else
Wall: +6
1
Frozen flame

Burning.

If last card played was Burning
Return half of its cost (max 5)
2
5
Thieves guild

Tower: +3
Enemy stock: -1
Next card received will be a Brigand
1
Lake fairy

Nature.

Gems: +#Nature cards in hand
Select a card from hand to be replaced with Lake fairy
5
Mermaid

Aqua.

Enemy tower: -2
Enemy wall: -2
Enemy stock: -2
3
Sunken ruins

Aqua.

Tower: +N / 2
Wall: +N
N = #Aqua cards in hand
5
5
Sea serpent

Aqua.

If Enemy wall = 0
Enemy stock: -7
else
Enemy tower: -3
Enemy wall: -7
0
Elven priestesses

Alliance. Holy.

Lowest facility production x2
1
Waterfall

Aqua.

Wall: -5
Stock: +3
5
Exiled

Aqua. Brigand.

Attack: 7
If there is an Aqua card in enemy hand
Enemy stock: -3
1
Pixie

Both players gain 1 stock for each common card and lose 1 stock for each non-common card in their hand
1
Veteran militia

Quick.

Wall: +3
Select a card from hand to be replaced with a card with the same rarity
20
Firestorm

Burning.

Stock: -10
Enemy stock: -10
Each player suffers 1 damage for each resource lost
14
Desert outpost

Tower: +5
Wall: +10
Gems: +5
Recruits: +5
30
Whale

Aqua.

Enemy tower: -10
Enemy wall: -10
Enemy stock: -10
30
Poseidon's wrath

Player(s) with least Aqua cards gets
Tower: -15
Wall: -15
Stock: -15
5
5
Legacy of Barbz

Player(s) with most common cards gets one of his commons replaced by a rare card from his deck
15
Koschei the Deathless

Legend. Undead. Durable.

Attack: 20
25
Cockatrice

Beast.

Attack: 20
Enemy recruits: = 0
Gain bricks equal to half of the destroyed recruits
1
Princess of elves

Alliance.

Stock: +6
Next card will be a rare card from your deck
20
20
Ocean queen

Aqua.

Attack: 40
If last card played was Aqua
Bonus attack based on card rarity (C-10, U-25, R-50)

20:00, 27. Feb, 2010

Modifications

  • each replay now has number of views (replays with zero views will be deleted in regular intervals)
  • Alliance and Soldier keyword side-effects changed back to previous form, Unliving and Legend keyword side-effects modified (see Game manual for more info)
  • cards that draw fixed hands now place cards at random positions (effected cards: Necropolis, General's army, Elven army, Mountain of faith, Dark horde, Market week, Scepter of evolution)
  • rares can now only be drawn by standard draw or by summoning cards, unless the card effect says otherwise (effected cards: Auxilia, Tribute, Militia, Unholy shrine, Heresy, Overpower, Witcher, Supply units, Don't be hasty, Corpses behemoth, Corrosion cloud, Shadow unicorn, Elementalist, Ice queen, Giant, Invaders, Chaos wizard, Dark flame, Relic hunter, Dark Templar, Wicked Ritual, Evolution, Second chance)
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)

20:00, 17. Feb, 2010

New features

  • BBcode formatting added to forum and some other areas as well (implementation done by Dindon)
  • new "cards" section added to help discuss balance changes and improve existing cards
  • "forum search" feature added
  • forum sections reordered
  • added a new card flag to indicate if the card is revealed by opponent (reworked card flag display)
  • reworded some button texts
  • "finish deck" feature removed
  • card effect descriptions of some cards improved
  • it is now impossible for opponent to draw the same card as was discarded by a focus discard card
  • Alliance, Legend, Soldier, Unliving and Undead side-effects reworked (see Game manual for more info)
  • minor bugfixing
  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes

20:00, 20. Jan, 2010

New cards

  • game replays and forum sections optimized, performance improved, page generation time improved
  • game replay identification number is now shown, it is now possible to search for a specific replay by using its identification number
  • game replays can now be sorted by a user specified column
  • added "Clear and return" button to the game note section
  • minor bugfixing
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • new cards (listed below)
0
Breeze

Gain one random resource for every New card in game
2
2
Farm

Tower: +2
Wall: +2
If last card was discarded
Stock: +3
1
Javeliner

If Enemy tower is not divisible by 5
Enemy tower is lowered to the next height that is divisible by 5
1
Oracle

Reveals matching card
If revealed card has keyword
Reveals neigbouring cards
4
Orc brute

Enduring (7).

Attack: 4
Next card received will be Orc brute, Elite orc or Ogre
0
Piranhas

If New
Attack: 5
else
Attack: 1
4
Secret temple

Mode1:
Wall: +6
Mode2:
Gems: +4
Mode3:
Enemy recruits: -3
1
Spring wood

Nature. Restoration.

Wall: +3
If enemy lowered your stock last turn
Production x2
6
Temple guard

Holy. Soldier.

Wall: +5
If #Holy cards in hand > 1
Tower: +3
If #Soldier cards in hand > 1
Attack: 5
8
Elemental storm

Destruction.

Replaces matching card and its neigbouring cards with Wind
25
Kraken

Attack: 25
Enemy highest facility: -1
10
Lighthouse

Tower: +10
Reveals opponent's hand
13
Master hunter

Attack: 13
Discards a random Frenzy card from enemy hand
Enemy loses recruits and takes damage equal to discarded card's recruit cost
8
Scepter of evolution

Replace your hand with 4 commons, 3 uncommons and 1 rare from your deck
20
20
Sea lord

Attack: 20
Gems: +15
Recruits: +15
20
Thief hideout

Tower: +10
Wall: +15
Enemy stock: -3
38
Citadel of Myr

Tower x2
30
Forest dragon

Dragon. Nature.

Attack: 10N
N = #Nature cards in game
3
Globe of Myr

Durable.

Select a card from your hand to be replaced by a Quick or Swift card
30
Water dragon

Dragon.

Attack: 40
Stock: +10

19:00, 11. Jan, 2010

New year update

  • game history module implemented, new section Replays added where a player can view replays of all finished games played by other players
  • removed accept/reject challenge and join game messages notification
  • user type is now displayed in both players list section and player's details section
  • incoming challenges are no longer counted within free slots evaluation when accepting a challenge
  • battle report messages are now sent only when the game effects player's score and experience
  • Game manual updated
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • refined some card pictures
  • minor bugfixes

19:00, 24. Dec, 2009

Christmas update

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

  • new player rating system implemented (check Game manual for more info), please report any abnormal behavior
  • game mode flags that can user customize in the settings section are now used as a predefined values for game modes when creating new games
  • random deck selection is now optional (can be deactivated in the settings section)
  • keywords are now executed in a defined order (listed in Game manual), keywords on cards are also displayed in this order
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • game attributes changes (Tower, Wall, Resources, Facilities and Tokens) are now displayed as actual numbers instead of a color coded information (right next to the effected attribute)

14:00, 22. Nov, 2009

New features

  • Refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • Added a new system to start a game (see Game manual for more info)
  • Added an auto refresh setting
  • Game layout improved, background image is now fixed to the game part of the screen, excluding the chat box.
  • Imrpoved description of player status and game modes in Game manual
  • Concepts authors are now ordered alphabetically by name in author filter
  • Added a short description of game features to the main webpage
  • Dragon knights renamed to Royal dragoons
  • Minor bugfixes

19:00, 24. Oct, 2009

Halloween update

Halloween update is here! Changes and new features are listed below:

  • Refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
  • game list section redesigned, it now shows more information about the games. Also, there is a new option ("advanced games list" in settings section) to show additional information in games list. This option is turned off by default.
  • latest news section of the webpage now shows only last 3 news posts. It is possible to see all news posts via [show all news] button
  • added shortcut button to player's details to each incoming challenge in the messages section
  • added an option to randomly select the deck you will play with
  • message section layout slightly optimized
  • Halloween skin added (thanks to Fithz Hood)
  • Mage and Undead keyword side-effects modified (see Game manual for more info)
  • improved readability of some card texts
  • game manual updated
  • preview images in webpage updated
  • various other minor improvements and bugfixes
  • 37 existing cards recieved new pictures
  • some cards were renamed, so be sure to check Modifed cards section
  • balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • 24 new cards (listed below)
4
Ambush

If not New
Discards the matching card from enemy hand
5
Doppelganger

Illusion.

Next card will be the same card as matching card in enemy hand
6
Ghost rider

Illusion. Undead.

If Enemy wall > 20
Gems: +3
Always:
Attack: 7
3
Imp cache

Wall: +4
Highest resource: -3
Lowest resource: +3
1
Magic sanctuary

Player which has gems less by two compared to enemy gems gains 8 gems
1
Magic portal

Quick.

Swap selected card from hand with incoming card (cannot target self)
5
5
Mirror golem

Illusion. Unliving.

Attack based on matching card in enemy hand (C-8, U-16, R-28)
1
Renewal

Quick.

Adds a newcard flag to a selected card in your hand
2
Strive for height

Raises your wall up to the next height that is divisable by 10
6
Treant sapling

Nature.

Enemy wall: -6
Attack: 5
5
Trigger trap

If not New and matching card in enemy hand is New
Enemy tower: -15
else
Enemy tower: -3
10
10
Dark Templar

Attack: 15
Discards all cards with total cost below 10
16
12
Gate guardian

Attack: 26
Wall: +18
27
Knight Templar

Holy. Soldier.

Attack: 48
Won't lower enemy tower below 15
2
Mentor

Magic: +1
Enemy magic: +1
1
Moon shrine

Both players gain 2 stock for each zero cost card and lose 2 stock for each non zero cost card in their hand
0
Mysterious egg

Next card received will be Griffin, Roc or Rainbow Dragon
25
Pirate bay

Wall: +10
Enemy stock: -3
Replaces up to 3 random non-Brigand non-rare cards from hand with non-common Brigand cards
0
Soul sacrifice

Mode1:
Tower: -7
Stock: +4
Mode2:
Tower: -14
Stock: +8
18
18
Undead cavalry

Undead. Charge (16).

Attack: 29
3
Wishing lagoon

Next card will be
Mode1:
Pyramids
Mode2:
Gateway
Mode3:
Orc Regiment
0
Market week

Replaces your hand with Merchant, Caravan, Wealth, Merchant ship, Fair trade, Greed is good, Prosperity and Bank
Halves your stock
20
Wicked Ritual

Disacard all Titan cards from hand
Attack: 30 for each different card discarded this way
22
Wind witch

Mage. Swift.

Attack: 18
Gems production x3
Discard a card from enemy hand

17:00, 1. Sep, 2009

New layout

Layout has been improved significantly:

  • new improved layout with better look (color combinations, more readable texts...)
  • user-configurable features
  • fixed many minor display issues

In the settings section you can choose from 7 skins and 30 background images (which are displayed in-game only). For conservative users we prepared a skin (old theme (dark)) which is very similiar to old layout. Old background image (arcomage) is also available. More skins can be added, so feel free to submit any suggestion regarding color combinations, background images etc...

To speed up the process of selecting the in-game background image, open two tabs (or windows) simultaneously - one for in-game view and one for settings section. After you choose a new background image you just hit F5 to see how it looks as a in-game background.

Since new layout uses some of the experimental CSS3 features (round corners, text shadows and background image resizing), which are not yet included in W3C standards, the layout varies, depending on the browser you use. Here is the browser comparison:

  • Firefox - supports all used CSS3 features except background image resizing, so the in-game background image is not resized to cover the entire screen (this effects higher resolutions)
  • Opera does not support round corners and has very limited text shadow support
  • Chrome does not support round corners and has medium text shadow support

Developers of Firefox, Opera and Chrome are currently working on improving the CSS3 support, so in later versions we can expect all of these features to have full support. Microsoft on the other hand clearly stated that they will not respect the upcoming CSS3 standard and their Internet Explorer 7 or 8 will not support such features. However, even without these features, the layout will be viewable, but not as good as it could be.

Refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes. Please report any problems with the new layout, but make sure that before the report, you update your browser to it's latest version.


19:00, 22. Jul, 2009

Summer update

Summer update is finally here! Check out new features:

  • Forum and Concepts menubar notification can now be turned off (in the settings section)
  • Concepts section has now new notification icon (thanks to X-Factor)
  • Want to save deck slots? Do you have some decks that you don't need at the moment, but don't want to delete them? The deck section now offers to export decks into data files and store them on your computer. Later, when you'll need them again, you can import them from the stored data files (see Game manual for more info).
  • Refresh button moved to game section only (since only there it is needed)
  • Challenges section renamed to Messages
  • Concepts list subsection layout improved (not all information is now displayed in the list)
  • It is now possible to enter a subsection "Concept's details" (button [+]), where all information about the card concept is displayed, also you can start a discussion about card concept. Card concept and it's discussion thread are connected via shortcut buttons
  • Various minor bugfixes
  • Game manual updated
  • Rebalanced token keywords side-effects, added token gains for the played card (see Game manual for more info)
  • Modified non-token keywords side-effects (see Game manual for more info)
  • Added side-effects for Destruction, Illusion, Nature and Restoration keywords
  • Added new keyword Frenzy with side-effect: if there is another Frenzy card in hand, opponent receives bonus damage (recruits cost of the played card)
  • Balance changes (see Modified cards section)
  • New cards (listed below)
  • Refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes
4
Chaos wizard

Mage. Durable.

Attack: 5
Randomly discards one common card from hand

1
Dark flame

Burning.

Discard all common zero cost cards

6
Dark warrior

Attack: Enemy lowest resource (max 12, min 6)

2
Dragonling

Dragon.

Gems production X2

2
Dryad

Nature.

Enemy wall: -6

0
Halfling rogue

Quick.

Select an extra card to be discarded (cannot draw rare card)
Next card received will be Hidden treasure

2
Imp

Burning.

Attack: 2
Enemy gems: -2

2
Invaders

Durable. Enduring (3).

Select an extra card to be discarded

5
Poltergeist

Illusion. Undead.

Enemy lowest resource: -8

2
Siege preparations

Recruits: +9
Enemy wall: +8

3
Work in progress

Durable.

Tower: +3

17
Dark forest

Nature.

Wall: +20
Recruits: +2N
N = #Beast + #Nature cards on hand

10
20
Fire elemental

Burning. Rebirth. Enduring (8).

Attack: 17

36
Firewall

Burning.

Wall: +40
Attack: 5N
N = #Burning cards on hand

35
Giant

Attack: 35
Recruits: +10
Both players discard all common cards

9
Merchant ship

Lowest facility: +1
Lowest resource production X3

3
Oasis

Player with lowest wall gains stock +6

4
Relic hunter

Discards all non-Titan cards from hand

25
Treant

Nature.

Enemy wall: -20
Attack: 15

22
Troll bridge

Wall: +15
Dungeon: +1
If there is a Troll card in hand
Recruits: +8

11
Vulture

Beast.

Attack: 10
If last card was discarded bonus damage based on discarded card rarity (C-8, U-16, R-28)

10
Ancient sage

Alliance. Legend. Nature.

Production XN
N = #Nature cards on hand

35
25
Avenging angel

Holy. Banish.

Attack: 100 - N
N = Tower height

20
30
Chimera

Beast. Frenzy.

Enemy tower: -20
Enemy wall: -20
Attack: 20

45
Imperial army

Soldier. Skirmisher. Charge (45).

Attack: 45

0
Prosperity

Restoration.

Stock: +17

20
25
White shrine

Holy. Restoration.

Tower: +10
Highest facility: +1
Lowest facility: +2


19:00, 17. Jun, 2009

New features

Following features and changes were implemented:

  • Card database has been migrated from MySQL database to XML database. You should see no difference in apperance or card effects, but if you happen to notice anything strange (this also includes performace changes) please let us know.
  • We added card design section - "Concepts". This section should be used for card suggestions. Instead of a plain text form in the forum, here you can create cards in a structered way. Also you can filter and sort the card list, so it's much easier to handle many cards. See game manual for more info.
  • Players can now write an in-game note for themselves (there is a [Note] button next to the deck view button). You can use this to write down important information about the current game. The [Note] button is highlighted when there is some note stored, so you don't have to check the note every time you enter a game.
  • Player who doesn't go first at the start of the game receives a small starting bonus - one additional stock (one from each resource).

Make sure to refresh your browser's cache (hit F5) to apply the latest page layout changes.


19:21, 15. Apr, 2009

Update after patch

  • Ordering configuration is now preserved in players list and messages, when using filters or selecting pages
  • Added missing [i] button (players profile) in the game section, opponent's flag moved to correct place
  • Game manual updated (forum posts / messages highlighting mechanism)
  • Card texts improved/corrected (thx to DPsycho)
  • Flaming mirage no longer chooses leftmost positions for replace, but now chooses at random
  • Moon priestess no longer targets itself for discard
  • Valley of thousand rivers cost lowered to 6G
  • Revenge of the fallen cost lowered to 7G
  • Hungry dead card balanced

21:25, 11. Apr, 2009

Easter update

This update contains many feature and game system changes. Please be sure to carefully read the changelist and refresh your browser cache (hit F5) to display new layout changes properly.

Site-related changes:

  • MArcomage's presentation layer has been finally migrated into XSLT. It may not look like it, but it's a whole new displaying engine, so be sure to report any abnormal behaviour.
  • Avatar display settings merged into one setting
  • Fixed a bug when some players couldn't upload avatar
  • Removed setting "show dead players". This option is now available in the player filter options
  • Liechtenstein country name corrected
  • Filters in messages section can now be combined
  • Online notification added to challenges section. Player's name is highlighted in lime color, when he's online
  • Mass delete added to messages section. Messages can now be deleted in groups
  • Messages are now segmented into pages. Added page navigation bar
  • Players list is now segmented into pages. Added page navigation bar
  • Fixed a bug when avatar of some players caused the game to have display problems
  • Fixed a bug when a whitespace input caused the game to have display problems
  • Fixed post/message highlighting issue
  • Minor layout tweaks
  • Project history page added to wepage section. Read about the development team, how they started and what was their motivation
  • Updated Game manual, FAQ and main page. Game manual contains many new game/card descriptions and explains new features. Be sure to check it out

Game-related changes:

  • Battle reports system corrected. Now it sends game outcome for any type of victory.
  • System messages (battle and challenge reports) can now be disabled in the settings section. They are disabled by default.
  • Support filter added to deck section (see Game manual for more details)
  • Added new options to advanced filter
    • "Production" - it selects cards that boosts production
    • "Discard" it selects cards that have something to do with discarding cards
  • Rounding system unified - all decimal numbers are now rounded standard fashion way
  • It is now impossible to draw a rare card (by normal drawing) after Quick or Swift card is played
  • Danai present no longer gives empty slots to opponent's hand
  • Witcher's effect corrected. No longer does bonus damage to his owner
  • Heresy now picks cards for replacement at random, instead of leftmost cards
  • Banish and Skirmisher keyword effect reworked. A played card can only discard cards with same or lower rarities (cards that cannot be discarded are not considered as targets for discard), but cards with highest discardable rarity are preferably selected for discard.
  • Fixed some occasional card effect bugs
  • Some card pictures have been refined (thanks to X-Factor)
  • Improved card texts of some cards
  • New keyword - Enduring - when card has this keyword, it also has a number next to this keyword. When such card is played and the last card played was same as this one, opponent will suffer additional damage equal to number next to Enduring
  • Flare attack doesn't discard rare cards, unless the played card is a rare card
  • Burning side-effect no longer discards Burning cards (they are not considered as targets for discard)
  • Production system refined. Now cards that give production bonus to only one facility can be combined with keyword side-effect production bonus in a correct way (2 x 2 = 4, not 3)
  • Round/turn system reworked to be more consistent. See Game manual for more info
  • Keyword side-effect system reworked to new token system (see full description in Game manual). Why is the new system better?
    • instead of random chance, you collect tokens. When you have 100 tokens a side-effect is triggered and counter is reset to 0. Transformation from old system to new one is straightforward
    • random chance factor is eliminated from side-effects
    • player can choose which side-effects he wants, thus removing unwanted side-effects (Titan for example)
    • player can now combine side-effects with card effects not by chance, but at will
    • new system is more transparent now - token accumulation and triggering of a side-effects is now clearly visible
    • player can prepare for the side-effect of his opponent
  • Undead side-effect reworked, now it upgrades the rarity of Undead cards (see Game manual for more details)
  • Holy side-effect modified, instead of discarding cards, it replaces them with Purified ashes card
  • See new balance changes in the modified cards section
  • New cards (new card images refined by X-Factor) listed below
2
7
Battlements

Tower: +7
If there is a Soldier card in hand
Enemy tower: -4

2
3
Colonialism

If Recruits < 8
Recruits X2
else
Recruits: +5

0
Death prophet

Stock: -3
Next card received will be Plague, Catasrophie or Death prophet

0
Gleaners

Gain resources equal to opponent's highest facility (matching type only)

1
Goblin intruder

Attack: 4
Replace a random non-rare Alliance card from enemy hand by Goblin intruder

0
Messenger

Next card received will be an uncommon card not from player's deck

10
New development

If New
Tower: +10
Bricks: +3
else
Tower: +7

7
Perfect shot

If New
Enemy tower: -6
else
Attack: 6

5
Phoenix feather

Burning.

If #Burning cards in hand = 2
Next card received will be Phoenix
else
Gems: +14

5
Pirate ghostship

Brigand.

Next card received will be a Brigand
If there is an Undead card in hand
Stock: +2
Enemy stock: -2

1
2
Shrine

If Wall is divisible by 10
Wall: +9
Gems: +4
else
Wall: +4

13
4
Corsairs

Brigand.

Attack: 11
Steals stock equal to enemy facilities
Next card recieved will be a non-common Brigand

10
Divine intervention

Holy.

Player with most Holy cards in hand gets 10 tower and 20 wall

11
Elementalist

Mage.

Both players discard up to 6 random Unliving cards
Each player looses 10 bricks and 1 quarry for each card discarded from his hand above 4

0
Fair trade

Player with lowest stock gains 20 stock
His opponent gains +1 facilities

8
8
Hungry dead

Brigand. Undead. Durable. Enduring (10).

If New
Enemy wall: -5
else
Stock: +4
Enemy stock: -4

12
Ice queen

Discards all Mage cards
Each player gains 5 gems, 5 tower and 10 wall for each card discarded from his hand

0
Mediator

Discard one card from enemy hand and pay its cost
If not enough stock
Matching facility: -1

1
Power surge

Tower: -8
If New
Magic: +1
else
Gems: +12

13
Revenge of the fallen

Player with least Undead cards in hand looses 1 highest facility

1
Moon priestess

Both players discard highest and lowest cost card

11
Valley of thousand rivers

Player with most Alliance, Legend and Mage cards gets 1 lowest facility

20
Alastor flame of heavens

Burning. Holy. Banish.

Gems: + 50
Magic: +1

22
22
Arthoria the Saber

Swift. Durable. Banish. Enduring (25).

Attack: 15

9
18
Darkforge

Alliance.

Recruits production X10

0
Outnumbered and outmatched

If Recruits - Enemy recruits > 52
Recruits: = Enemy recruits
Enemy tower: = 1
Enemy wall: = 0

50
40
Spectral dragon

Dragon. Undead.

Attack: 150
Gems: +20

13
18
Watchtower

Tower: +16
If there is a Soldier card in hand
Enemy tower: -16
else
Enemy tower: -10


17:35, 24. Dec, 2008

Christmas update

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! MArcomage team has prepared special Christmas card pack.

  • Balance changes (see section "Modified cards")
  • 31 new cards added (listed below)
0
Abbysal scavenger

Returns 1/4 of total cost of oppoent's last card (max 3 of each, rounded down)

4
Corrosion cloud

Destruction.

Discards an Unliving card with lowest cost from enemy hand
Opponent loses bricks cost of the discarded card

5
10
Crystal golem

Holy. Unliving.

Attack: N
Wall: +3N
N = #Holy + #Unliving cards in hand

6
Druid

Alliance. Mage.

Attack: 5
Discard a card from hand to be replaced by a Restoration or a Nature card

5
Frontier outpost

If Wall > 7
Tower: +13
Wall: -7
else
Wall: +7

1
1
Priest

Holy. Durable.

Discards one Purified ashes card from enemy hand
Stock: +3
No effect if none found

0
Purified ashes

If there is a Holy card in hand
Gems: +1

3
5
Ranger

Alliance. Soldier.

Attack: 7
Discard a card from hand to be replaced by an Alliance card

1
Road to Tartarus

Next card recieved will be Road to Tartarus or Tartarus gate

7
Road to Valhalla

Tower: -10
Wall: +20

1
Shadow fairy

Holy.

If there is a no Holy card in enemy hand
Stock: +1
Enemy stock: -1
else
Enemy tower: -1

1
3
Wizard's cottage

Tower: +2
Wall: +3
Next card recieved will be a non-rare Mage

4
Wolf spirit

Beast. Illusion.

Attack: 5
If last card played was a Beast card
Recruits: +3

14
Bounty hunter

Barbarian.

Attack: 13
Discards a Legend card from enemy hand to cause Enemy magic: -1

15
Dragon slayer

Soldier.

Attack: 14
Discards a rare Dragon card from enemy hand to add a Dragon egg into your hand

0
Greed is good

Player with highest stock (total sum) recieves 25% of his current stock

0
Last order

Next card will be
Mode1:
Earth elemental
Mode2:
Soul cleaver
Mode3:
Cultists

12
Mask of the Phantasm

Illusion.

Select a card from hand
Next card recieved will be that card (cannot target self)

8
Mountain sentry

Alliance. Durable. Skirmisher.

Wall: +5N
Recruits: +3N
N = #Alliance cards in hand

13
Sharpshooters

Soldier.

Mode1:
Enemy recruits: -15
Mode2:
Enemy tower: -10

0
Sheath your swords

Replaces all Barbarian, Brigand and Soldier cards with cards randomly chosen from Merchant, Caravan or Palisade

39
War elephant

Beast. Skirmisher. Soldier.

Attack: 35
If there is a Beast and a Soldier card in hand (not counting this one)
Enemy tower: -26

10
Anomaly sphere

Negates the effect of opponent's last turn(s) on his tower, wall, facilities and stock

4
10
Bank

Alliance. Durable.

Tower: +4
Player recieves 25% of his current stock

18
Dark horde

Discards your hand and recieve 2 Goblins, 2 Elite orcs, Goblin saboteur, Ogre, Troll and Orc regiment
Dungeon: +2

32
Dwarven fortress

Alliance.

Tower : +14
Doubles your wall (min 44)
Stock: +#Alliance cards in hand

0
Invocation

For each 5 Bricks:
Tower: +1
Wall: +1
For each 5 Gems
Enemy stock: -1
(rounded up)

14
Mountain of Faith

Replace your hand with Shadow fairy, Fairy, Heavenly warrior, Paladin, Cathedral, Zealot, Seraphim and Angel

26
26
Rainbow dragon

Dragon. Legend.

Attack: 8N
Stock: +2N
N = # different keywords in hand

15
15
Shadow unicorn

Legend.

Attack: 25
Magic: +1
Enemy magic: -1
Discards a Mage card from hand to recieve 30 gems

20
10
Thor

Barbarian. Mage. Swift.

Attack: 20
Enemy tower: -15
Next card recieved will be Chain lightning

Currently theultramage is redesigning MArcomage's presentation layer, which is very important. New features will be added after this process is complete. Therefore, this update contains no other new features or modifications. Please be patient.


17:57, 27. Oct, 2008

New features

Here is the list of all new features and changes:

  • Advanced card filter added - this filter is based on card effects (implementation done by MaskedHalfling)
  • Novels menu layout optimized a bit
  • Page selector in novels section now displays information about part headings, so you can easily see where each part begins
  • New favicon picture added (contest winner: X-Factor)
  • Added stamp pictures to private messages (contest winners: X-Factor and Dindon)
  • Refined some card pictures (thanks to X-Factor)
  • Implemented new post highlighting mechanism in forum section. It works like this:
    • New posts are those that were created between time of your last action (before the last login) and last login
    • Such posts have their post date highlighted with yellow color
    • Threads that contain some new posts have their shortcut button to the last posts marked with red color
    • If there are some new posts, an icon indicating this fact (a book) is displayed near forum button in the menubar
    • New posts are unmarked only after you logout
    • To use this system properly, be sure to logout every time you finish your stay at our site
  • Banned users are not allowed to login anymore (they were allowed to login before, but couldn't do nor see anything)
  • Challenging system was reworked to more message-based design:
    • You can now sent some textual information with the challenge
    • Also the date when challenge was sent is now available
    • Challenges subsection now contains a tool that allows you to easily manage all received and sent challenges
  • Added a challenge notification via system messages when challenge is accepted or rejected
  • Added a shortcut button to opponent's details in the game section
  • Battle report messages added - both players are informed about outcome of the game, when it is finished

19:37, 7. Oct, 2008

New changes

We made several new modifications:

  • Tower and wall layout in game section redesigned (thanks to X-Factor), also we added an animated flag to indicate tower victory, but right now only Firefox 3.x and Opera 9.52 support this animated png. Please refresh your browser cache (use F5).
  • Cards in the deck and game section are now aligned to the top
  • Production mechanism corrected. Mysterious production bug fixed and production arithmetic works like normal numbers multiplication (Production X2 * Production X2 = Production X4 instead of Production X3). Please note that production multiplying is available only within one turn - one card played (one round can contain more turns). So right now, only card, that can take this change to its advantage, is the "Enchantress" - it can cause Production X4
  • Many other minor bug fixes and database/application optimizations

22:13, 16. Sep, 2008

New features and modifications

We added some new features and modified few existing ones. List of all changes are listed below:

  • "No keywords" - a new option in keyword filter in the deck section, which selects cards with no keywords
  • Players can now see the deck they are currently playing with in the game section (via "Deck" button)
  • 3 starter decks added for newly registered players
  • Card text layout improved a bit (text has a small distance from the borders)
  • Game limits are now applied before the production, thus making cards, that pays part of the cost after the effect, more powerful
  • Players section improved - added player filter and ordering buttons to sort the players list by the selected column, also new column added - information about how many free game slots players have at the moment
  • Filters that are currently in use are highlighted
  • Buttons positions corrected - they should now stay in the middle of a line
  • More card images refined or replaced (Thanks to X-Factor again)
  • Birthdate type changed to proper date
  • Moved to XHTML 1.0 Strict - we are now XHTML 1.0 Strict valid
  • CSS code heavily optimized and restructed, also layout improved a bit (new button borders, corrected some flaws)
  • We are now CSS 2.1 valid
  • Internet Explorer support abandoned in favor of Chrome a new free browser from Google. This new browser should be built according to W3C standards and it's simple and very easy to use. We recommend it for usage on our site (we will optimize it for Chrome and support it)
  • Part X of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added

13:21, 1. Sep, 2008

New card graphics, novels updated

  • Most (literally hundreds) of the card images have been refined or replaced with better images all thanks to X-Factor. By providing us a great service he has earned his respected place in our Hall of fame. Many thanks!

  • Also other in-game and webpage images have been refined or remade by X-Factor, such as resource cost icons, facilities pictures, layout picture...

  • Part IX of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.


18:20, 23. Aug, 2008

Novels updated

Part VIII of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.
17:24, 16. Aug, 2008

Patch

Because several minor bugs and imbalances appeared after the last update, some fixes were necessary. Changes are listed below:

  • Fixed a bug with zero or negative production
  • Fixed the upper thread page navigation button (it now works)
  • Corrected many small spelling mistakes in card texts
  • Game manual updated
  • Fixed some validity errors in the modified cards section
  • Retribution information in changelog corrected
  • Forum post length raised to 4000 characters
  • Changes are no longer lost when editing a post and when post is too long
  • Novels updated - Part VII of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added
  • Dragon egg cost lowered to 12G
  • Samurai gives maximum of 5 resources instead of 10
  • Moonlight unicorn is once again a Swift card (for some reason this keyword was lost in the last update)
  • Flare attack now does not discard Burning cards
  • Side-effects modified:
    • Mage side-effect trigger chance lowered to 8% from 10%
    • Soldier side-effect trigger chance lowered to 8% from 10%
    • Unliving side-effect trigger chance lowered to 8% from 10%
    • Undead side-effect reworked - trigger chance lowered to 6% from 10% and effect changed to a negative one (see game manual for more info)

22:19, 30. Jul, 2008

Update, part 3

The last part of this update is finally finished. Main content of this part are new cards and balance changes, but there are also some other minor features/fixes (listed below)

  • Newlines are correctly displayed in the forum, private messages and hobbies (settings section)
  • Private messages coloring mechanism corrected
  • Adjusted card display, it should produce less traffic (load less images)
  • Fixed several forum access rights issues
  • Added forum navigation bar also to the bottom of the page
  • Player rank (access level) is displayed in both settings section and player's details section
  • Resource victory condition changed from 200 of each resource to 400 of any resources (total sum of resources)
  • Avatar now supports various file types (jpg, jpeg, png, gif)
  • Avatar can now be cleared by players with user rank in the settings section
  • Avatar can now be cleared by players with admin or moderator rank in any player's details section
  • FAQ and game manual updated
  • Novels updated - Part VI of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added
  • Balance changes (see modified card section)
  • Many keywords received a side-effect (see game manual)
  • 5 new keywords (Alliance, Banish, Legend, Skirmisher, Titan) (see modified card section and game manual for detailed description)
  • 21 new cards (listed below)
1
Wildfire gem

Flare attack.

Stock: -1

8
Pyrobolus

Burning.

Attack: 7
If last card played was a Mage
Enemy stock: -3

5
7
Petrified minotaur

Beast. Unliving.

Wall: +5
Enemy wall: -5
Attack: 5

1
Supply units

Discards a Soldier card with lowest recruits cost from hand
Stock: +3
No effect if none found

0
Judge

If opponent lowered your stock last turn
Opponent loses same ammount of resources (max 6)

0
Don't be hasty

Each player that played a Quick card last turn discards all new cards and pays 1 stock for each one

0
Graceful charity

Holy.

Tower: +1
Gives you same ammount of resources as was stolen by opponent last turn (max 6)

5
Light infantry

Soldier.

If there are no Charge cards in opponent's hand
Attack: 11
else
Attack: 4

4
Goblin saboteur

Attack: 4
If opponent raised his wall by more then 8 last turn
Enemy wall: -12

10
16
Keeper of souls

Beast. Burning.

Attack: 13 + 2N
Recruits: + N
N = #Burning + #Beast cards in game

16
16
Dragon patrol

Dragon. Soldier.

Attack: 27
If there is a Soldier and a Dragon in hand (other then this card)
Enemy tower: -14

32
Frost unicorn

Legend.

Attack: 35
If there is a Legend card and a Mage in hand (other then this card)
Gems: +20
Magic: +1

22
22
Corpses behemoth

Undead.

Discards all Undead cards from hand, except the selected one
Attack: 9 for each card discarded this way

12
16
Sphinx

Unliving.

Discard a card from enemy hand
If #Unliving cards in hand > 3
receive half of the cost of discarded card (max 20)

16
Chain lightning

Destruction. Nature.

Enemy tower: -11
If last card played was a Mage
Enemy stock: -5

12
13
Stilshrine of Miriam

Tower: +7
Wall: +11
Production X3

35
Imperial griffin

Beast. Soldier.

Attack: 19
Bonus 15 attack for a Beast card in hand
Bonus 15 attack for a Soldier card in hand (other then this card)

26
26
Mountain king

Alliance.

Attack: 20 + 5N
Tower: +3N
Wall: +4N
Stock: +N
N = #Alliance cards in hand

31
31
Ice revenant

Undead.

Attack: 56
If last card played was either Crypt, Lich or Necromancy amplifier
Additional 36 attack

25
Castle beyond looking glass

Tower: = 50
Wall: = 70
Stock: +10

0
Order of the white lotus

Balances (average) both players' tower, wall, facilities and stock


10:00, 1. Jul, 2008

Forum - it's about time!

We are proud to present our brand new MArcomage discussion forum. Please use English only and behave - the forum is currently moderated by admins (Mojko and theultramage). The FAQ and manual will be updated in the part 3 of this update, so if you have any questions regarding forum (or any other), don't hesitate to ask the admins (via private messages or e-mail).

There are some other features in this update:

  • Private message length raised to 1000 characters.
  • If the message you are trying to send is too long, the system informs you - it will no longer truncate the message.
  • Novels updated - Part V of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.

The forum provides basic functionality and lacks some features other forums have. These features are planned to be added later, like smilies (also for chat) or hyperlinks (in forum posts and message texts). Our forum will evolve in time. Next and last part of this update - part 3 will contain new cards, balance changes and some minor featuers.


20:42, 16. Jun, 2008

Novels updated

Part IV of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added. We apologize for novels delay, but we are currently busy implementing update part 2 - MArcomage own forum (expecting to be finished soon).
11:00, 13. Jun, 2008

Update, part 1

Because of the vast number of changes planned in this update, we decided to split it into parts. Balance changes and new cards will be in the last part of this update. In the first part the following changes were implemented.

  • Code restructualization - this is the main change of this part. It was necessary to allow other features, such as new challenges indication, to be implemented
  • New backgrounds for login screen and novels should provide more comfortable enviroment for reading
  • Upper menu bar was redesigned to separate refresh and logout button. Also Firefox should now display it correctly in most resolutions
  • We now indicate in the upper menu if player has some unanswered challenges or some games where it's the logged in player's turn
  • New card appearance added (now set as default). User can switch between card looks in settings section
  • Fixed the situation where a player refuses to play in a started game. He/she now has 3 weeks to play a card, otherwise the opponent will be declared the winner.
  • Challenging moved to player's details section. It can also be accessed trough the challenge button in the players list.
  • The player age calculation is now done with day precision
  • If a player leaves a game, the message "player has left the game" will be automatically added to chat to inform the opponent.
  • Buttons reset deck and randomize deck now ask for confirmation.
  • It is now impossible to draw the same card that was just discarded (when using the 'discard' button)

16:26, 26. May, 2008

Novels updated

Part III of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.
15:11, 16. May, 2008

Novels updated

Part II of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.
16:00, 8. May, 2008

Novels continued, update planned

We continue with novels, by starting new chapter. Part I of Chapter 3: Ron, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.

Also we start to work on the next update, which will be focused on implementing forum, private messaging and user levels (due to access rights on forum). Of course balance changes, new cards and new keywords will be included. New rating system will NOT be in this update.

Information about MArcomage Tac-team game revealed! Read the game description. Please let us know what you think by writing your suggestion. This game won't be included in the upcoming update.


16:55, 10. Apr, 2008

Novels updated and more...

Part IV of Chapter 2: Siessa, Book 1: Shattered Lives added. This is the last part of this chapter. We will now have a pause with the novels, for about a month, due to lack of author free time. Also you can check a preview of the new player ranking system, which we are working on. You can submit your opinions on the matter to our trac.
15:23, 3. Apr, 2008

Novels updated

Part III of Chapter 2: Siessa, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.
23:00, 24. Mar, 2008

Novels updated

Part II of Chapter 2: Siessa, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.
23:00, 16. Mar, 2008

Novels updated

We start new chapter! Part I of Chapter 2: Siessa, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.
23:00, 9. Mar, 2008

Novels updated

Part V of Chapter 1: Adeline, Book 1: Shattered Lives added. This is the last part of this chapter.
23:00, 2. Mar, 2008

Novels updated

Part IV of Chapter 1: Adeline, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.
23:00, 24. Feb, 2008

Novels updated

Part III of Chapter 1: Adeline, Book 1: Shattered Lives added.
23:00, 14. Feb, 2008

Novels updated

Part II of Chapter 1: Adeline, Book 1: Shattered Lives added. Novels main page also modified and created a ticket for novel feedback.
16:10, 12. Feb, 2008

Update is here (for real this time!)

Many exciting changes and new features were added in this update. There are really lots of new options what to do.

  • New section - settings. Players can now configure their profile and also game layout
    • Write your personal info
    • Select your country
    • Upload your avatar
    • Select where to display avatar
    • Select card and game layout
    • Select your timezone and chatmessages will display correct time
    • Set message order in the chatbox
  • New section - novels. Fantasy novels will be published in this section once a week
  • View other user's profile - now avialable in the players section
  • Hall of fame - names of people who help this site will gain an honorbale place in this section
  • Phrases "Stays on hand" and "Play again" replaced by keywords Durable and Quick or Swift. Please see the game manual for more info
  • Game manual updated with more detailed description of card terminology
  • Default page remains "Main page" when not logged in, but after login default page is set to "Latest news"
  • Many other minor changes and bugfixes...
  • Balance changes and new cards (listed below)
6
1
Fanatic

Barbarian. Holy.

If Tower < Enemy tower
Attack: 12
else
Attack: 6

0
Heresy

Randomly discards one card from hand
Replaces up to 3 non-Holy cards with Fanatics

0
Reuse the rubble

If last card was an Unliving card
Tower: +N / 3
Wall: +N / 2
N = bricks cost of last card

2
Golden scepter

Next card received will be Golden scepter or Scepter of summoning

1
2
Abyssal Viper

Beast.

Enemy gems: -3
Enemy recruits: -2

2
3
Warlock

Mage. Undead.

Attack: 3
Enemy gems: -1
Enemy recruits: -3

2
8
Determined defense

If last card played by opponent was a Charge card
Wall: +18
else
Wall:+ 10

15
11
Zealot

Barbarian. Holy.

Attack: 10 + 3N
N = #Barbarian + #Holy cards on hand

10
Death before dishonor

Replaces all Fanatics with Zealots and all Zealots with Fallen angels

10
Warchief

Barbarian.

If last card played was a Barbarian
Attack: Recruits cost of last played card
Wall: +10

46
Devastator

Barbarian.

Enemy wall -10 for each Barbarian in hand
Attack: 40

5
Overpower

Discards a rare Beast card with cost < 11 recruits from hand
Attack: 42
If none found
Recruits: +9

0
Call of the wilds

Replaces all non-Beast cards with Beast cards
Stock: -2 for each card replaced

11
Time lock

Nature.

If opponent played a Swift card last turn
Enemy stock: -12
else
Enemy stock: -3

4
Eternal guardian

Undead. Durable.

If last card played was an Undead
Attack: N / 2
Tower: +N / 3
Wall: +N / 2
N = total cost of last card played

15
12
Azure unicorn

If Magic > Enemy magic
Attack: 34
else
Attack: 15

5
2
Glacial temple

Magic: -1
Mode1:
Quarry: +1
Mode2:
Dungeon: +1

10
10
Sorcerer's outpost

Tower: +9
Wall: +15
If #Mage cards in hand > 4
Magic: +1

20
20
Sandworm

Enemy tower: -15
Enemy wall: -18

10
Witcher

Both players discards all cards with keywords
Each player receives 7 damage for each card discarded


23:00, 9. Jan, 2008

Update announced!

We are preparing an update, so everyone who has suggestions for new cards or balance changes, please send it to Mojko.

In upcoming update these features will be added:

  • Settings section, where you will be able to configure your user profile (user information, avatar...) and the game itself (time zone, layout settings ...)
  • Novels section, where we will be publishing a fantasy novel written by our external associate. We will add a bit of a novel once a week or so.
  • and more...

13:56, 30. Nov, 2007

database fixes

Multiple occurences of deck/game data corruption were discovered yesterday. These consisted of things like
- missing a card from a deck even though it showed as completed
- able to start a game with a partially-finished deck
- drawing an 'Empty' card at random situations

All of these were hopefully fixed by today's automatic database cleanup. If you encounter any more odd behavior like this, report it to a member of the dev team please.
23:00, 25. Nov, 2007

Update

In this update following changes were applied:

  • Page source code optimized, now uses less bandwidth, also is now optimized for multiple resolutions and multiple browsers
  • All players now get 8 available decks instead of 5
  • Completely new deck editor layout and also some interesting new features in the deck section
  • Deck list reworked, now highlights ready decks with limegreen color
  • Also games list reworked, now highlights games, where it is your turn and indicates if opponent is on-line
  • In-game games list and quick game switching added. You can now switch between games without going to the games list.
  • Card effect visualised. You can now see what the effect of recently played card changed. Highlighted are changes to game attributes (Resources, Facilities, Tower and Wall).
  • Cards that were discarded by effect of some other card are now recorded. For example you see what card was discarded from your hand, when opponent played Word of power.
  • Flood protection applied to all forms of card drawing
  • New games will always start with no rare card in either player's hand
  • The player to take the first turn will now be chosen randomly
  • Many minor changes like better user interface layout, better screen space usage ... etc.
  • To help users solve their problems we added new subsection of webpage - F.A.Q.
  • Game maual has been updated and reworked for even better understanding of the game. Please check the manual for more information about recently added features
  • We no longer support archaic/unsupported browsers. Please move to W3C standards compatible browser (Firefox or Opera).
  • Exciting new balance chages and new cards (listed below), new game mechanisms
1
Benediction

Holy. Restoration.

Each player's
Stock: +N / 2
N = #Holy cards in his or hers hand (rounded)

7
Cleansing

Holy.

Discards up to 4 Undead cards from enemy hand
Enemy tower: -3 for each card discarded this way

7
Death wave

Each player suffers 4 damage for each non-Undead card in his or hers hand above 3

2
Eternal flame

Burning.

Next card will be a Burning card
If last card played was a Burning card, it will be that card

5
Retribution

Holy.

Each player's
Stock: -N / 2
N = #Undead cards in his or hers hand (rounded)

7
Tarkhan

Barbarian.

Attack: 7
If last card played was a Barbarian
Enemy wall: -7

12
12
Emissary of the Afterlife

Undead.

Replaces yours non-Undead cards by recently discarded Undead cards
Attack: 10 for each card returned

11
11
Flaming mirage

Burning.

Attack: 21
If last card played was a Burning card, two copies of that card will replace two non-Burning cards in your hand

8
Guardian angel

Holy.

Replaces every Soldier card in your hand with card randomly chosen from Heavenly warrior, Paladin or Seraphim

30
Moonlight unicorn

Attack: 26
If last card played was a Mage
Gems: +#Magic*3

7
Unholy shrine

Discard up to 4 Undead cards from your hand
Wall: +10 for each card discarded this way

19
Warlord

Barbarian.

Attack: 20
If last card played was a Barbarian
Enemy wall: -12

1
Prince of thieves

Brigand.

Steals the difference between your resource and enemy's resource
Cannot steal less then 5 of each resource


12:39, 29. Oct, 2007

new layout and features

Since today's update you can try a preview version of the latest enhancements to MArcomage.
Most noticeable are
  • completely new deck editor layout
  • clear highlighting of ready decks and active games
  • better dimensioned pages, look good on multiple resolutions
But there are also non-visible improvements, like xhtml validity and less bandwidth usage (due to cleaner html output).
Please try it out and let us know your opinion :)
19:22, 27. Oct, 2007

Attention! Important!

In the upcoming update, html code of our website will be redesigned, restructured and optimized according to W3C standards. We will be using advanced technology (for example CSS 2.0), so the site will no longer be compatible with archaic/unsupported browsers like Internet Explorer 6 and below. Those who use Internet Explorer 6, please install a supported browser like Firefox or Opera (both are free). If you are already 'Microsoft addicted', update to Internet explorer 7 if you must, but for your sake and for sake of mankind please abandon Internet Explorer. Microsoft is not making its browsers according to W3C standars, even with IE 7 you may experience difficulties. That is why we recommend Firefox for basic users and Opera for advanced users.
Mojko

10:11, 10. Oct, 2007

ad-hoc 'resource victory' balance change

Due to numerous complaints about game imbalance, resource victory conditions have been raised from 100 to 200 stock. This change applies immediately.


06:23, 4. Oct, 2007

update, now

Most parts of the latest update have been applied today. The improvements include

  • Timestamp support in the ingame chat box. Currently all times are shown as UTC (+0:00); personalized displaying will be added as soon as we have a mechanism to let people configure their profile.
  • New victory types - 'Resource accumulation' and 'Timeout'. You can read about them in the game manual, which has been updated to reflect this change.
  • Keywords in the deck editor's keyword filter will be alphabetically sorted, for easier searching.
  • New-card indicators will now show on your cards as well, due to popular request.
  • New cards and existing card adjustments, which were announced last week. You can find a quick overview in the 'Modified cards' section. The new cards are: Conjurer, Fire guardian, Temple of light, Tribes of east, Fallen knight, Lich, Heavy cavalry, Last hope, Battle formations, Wolf raiders, Beastmaster

Cards Conjurer, Fire guardian and Fallen knight were created by 'igniteice' with little modification by Mojko.


22:19, 4. Sep, 2007

small ad-hoc balance change

The cards 'Mud Elemental' and 'Rock Elemental' will have their effect limited to 4 cards max. This update is scheduled for tomorrow morning (CET).


22:30, 19. Aug, 2007

update

The following changes have been made to MArcomage:
  • Card balance changes. For a complete list, see the 'Modified Cards' section.
  • Rarity change for Tax and Battering Ram. Decks that contained these cards have had them removed.
  • Finally the possibility to quickly empty a deck, and also to quickly fill the deck with cards (chosen at random).
  • Deck editor enhancement - filters - to help find the cards you want more quickly.
  • New keywords! Charge, Soldier, Destruction, Restoration, Illusion, Nature and Holy
  • 19 New cards! Bronze golem, Elven archer, Lookout towers, Stone archer, Titan's left arm, Wisp, Titan's right arm, Crusader, Nightmare, Obsidian gargoyle, Necromancy amplifier, Mud elemental, Rock elemental, Titan's head, Titan's legs, Titian's heart, Tartarus gate, Crugg the destroyer, Completion ritual

07:30, 8. Jul, 2007
There have been some changes in the website part of MArcomage (as you may have noticed). But that's not all!
  • The project's location was moved to http://arcomage.net/. Update your bookmarks if you didn't already do so.
  • We now have a separate 'main' page that will hold basic information about our project. Every site should have one :P
  • The official #arcomage channel has been created and registered on irc.freenode.org. Everybody's invited!
  • A powerful wiki and bug tracking system is ready to be used at https://arcomage.net/trac. Try it yourself!

16:55, 13. Jun, 2007

The player inactivity thresholds have been lowered, to a max. of 3 weeks. You can safely abort any abandoned game to free up a game slot.


20:10, 8. May, 2007

New update is here!

All changes are listed below:
  • Check balance changes in the modified cards section
  • Keywords are here! Check the whole list at the bottom of the help page
  • Chat message length increased from 80 symbols to 300
  • Names of both players are always displayed in the game
  • Keyboard shortcuts added! Check the whole list at the bottom of the help page
  • New cards - Phoenix, Searing fire, Dragon whelp, Tribute, Black market, Lava spectre, Tidal wave, Cultists, Soul cleaver, Earth elemental, Forgotten castle, Locust swarm

22:58, 26. Mar, 2007

Mojo has prepared a fresh batch of card changes that will be applied sometime this week. The full changelist can be found in the 'changes' section. Hope you'll enjoy it :)
New cards: Acolyte, Avenger, Magic well, Mithril mine, Preparations, Stone atronach, Auxilia, Earth eater, Enforcer, Shapeshifter, Implosion, Water elemental


02:02, 24. Nov, 2006

The latest round of updates is finished. New cards have been added, and many existing were updated. See the 'Modified cards' page for details. Also, a first version of chat is finally implemented. Feel free to send messages to your opponent (but don't forget that you're playing against a live person).

Note: Be sure to review the card modifications and rebuild all your decks. Using the old, unadjusted deck layouts to play will most likely result in game loss.

Note: If you were among those that played 'Time warp', please update your decks. The card has changed rarity and decks that played it had to have it removed.


12:01, 21. Nov, 2006

Attention!

On the following friday morning (2006-11-24 8:00), every game will be deleted due to the upcoming card update. Please finish all your important battles by then.


23:00, 14. Nov, 2006

We are proud to announce that a new version of Marcomage is almost finished.

The following is a list of upcoming features (some you can already try out):
  • New login page. It has a better look (nice new pictures) and has now three subsections. You can access these three subsections without beeing logged in. But they are also accessible also when you are logged in, of course. In "Latest news" subsection you can read about the latest news concerning the game (new cards added, bugs fixed, features added, card modified). "Help" subsection will provide a game manual and also some game hints. "Modified cards" subsection will be a list of all changes concerning cards.
  • In-game chat added. Players can now communicate with each other in game. Under the opponents cards, chat is located. After typing the message, you can send it by clicking on the "send" button or ALT + ENTER as a shortcut. Warning! When you hit only the ENTER key you will end in "challenge section". Sorry for inconvenience.
  • "New card" banner added. It indicates last received card(s) in opponent hand. Banner is located above the card, which was received by your opponent in previous turn. When opponent played more than one time because of the "Play again" feature, all cards he received in those turns will be marked with the banner.
  • Anti flooding function updated. Flooding - when one card is in your hand multiple times and keeps coming.
  • Last played card window modified. It now shows more than one card when opponent played more than one card due to "Play again" feature of some card(s). If more cards are displayed, they are ordered from left to right. On the left is the last played card, on the right is the first played card.
  • Player list now divides players into four groups - online active, offline active, not interested (inactive for more than a week) and dead (someone who is not playing anymore, inactive for more than three weeks). Each group has different color - green, red, dark red and grey.
  • You can now leave a game with dead player without ruining your score. If this is the case instead of the "surrender" button a "leave" button is displayed. When you press it, you will leave the game, but your score remains unchanged.
  • Game interface modified to look more consistent. "interface jumps" when displaying messages were removed. Also when using internet explorer scrollbar is always displayed, even when its not needed.
  • Challenge system modified for the sake of optimalization. Users have to first select a user and then they can choose the deck with wich they want to play. These two steps were done in the same time.
  • 113 cards modified. These card were unplayable, so nobody played them (these cards had high cost, a very weak effect, or both). So after many days spent on making the balance changes, these cards were modified so that they could be used in play. Also some cards are totally reworked so have a look at the "Modified cards" subsection.
  • 15 new cards added. Mage guild, School of Nature magic, School of Restoration, Stone golem, Undead raid, Academy of Destruction, Academy of Illusion, Banshee, Beastiary, Iron Golem, Vampire countess, Centaur trainer, Mana burn, Necropolis, Wall shift

Report any problems you encounter. Also you can help us by sending ideas what features should we add or modify (ideas for new cards and card images are also welcome).