#1 Edited by gaminghooligan (1447 posts) -

From scrolls.com:

Hello!

I thought it would be nice to clarify what’s included in the Scrolls beta, and to clear up some questions I’ve received. Here we go!

What’s the deal with the “Beta” status?

On June 3rd, you’re able to purchase Scrolls for £13/€15/$20. It’s not feature complete, but there’s still plenty to get your teeth into. Buy it at this discounted price and you’ll get future updates for free. It’s like that other game, the one with Creepers.

So yeah, looks kind of cool, thoughts and impressions?

I personally really like the art design.

#2 Posted by Pie (7099 posts) -

It's a card game.

#3 Edited by Skooky (476 posts) -

My favorite part of Scrolls is the part where I pretend that it's the next Elder Scrolls games because Bethesda thought I would think it's the next Elder Scrolls game.

#4 Edited by Aviar (435 posts) -

So has anyone picked this up yet. I was looking forward to it when it was announced, but I kind of feel like I'm not interested now.

Just curious if it's actually any good and worth the $20 bucks.

#5 Edited by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

I think I got a key for it with a copy of PCGamer a while ago, not sure.

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#6 Edited by gaminghooligan (1447 posts) -

@aviar: I haven't yet, I'm waiting for a QL or good word of mouth on this one before I bite. Looks kind of interesting, but so did Banner Saga Factions, and I got tired of it after about two days (and it was free)

#7 Edited by Reisz (1497 posts) -

I suppose considering the heritage this should be a really big, important project but I couldn't be less interested. I hope people really get into it.

#8 Posted by Morningstar (2161 posts) -

Ive been playing it for a few hours now, it's fun.

#9 Edited by Bollard (5550 posts) -

Ive been playing it for a few hours now, it's fun.

This! What deck did you choose? We should play a game, learn some together.

#10 Posted by Sanity (1907 posts) -

Also picked it up and having a good time, it will be interesting to see how often they update it with new cards though, that will determine how addicted i get as right now the selection seems a bit slim with 140ish cards spread between 3 resources.

#11 Edited by Dixego (385 posts) -

So... how does it look?

#12 Edited by Morningstar (2161 posts) -

@chavtheworld: I went for Energy. Too bad the starting deck is so small, and you need at least 50 cards in your deck. There are some in mine that I want to get rid of. Doing well against the AI so far, but against real people Im losing a lot, like in all card games I play :p

@dixego: It looks great, and very clean. They've done some good things with the UI I feel, although the deck builder needs some improvement.

#13 Posted by gike987 (1754 posts) -

The game is pretty fun. My strategy is to do the trials first to learn the game and save up for another deck, so I have yet to play the game online. Although the AI isn't the best, It seems like it never really change lanes and take advantage of your mistakes.

#14 Posted by Humanity (9257 posts) -

So why would anyone play this as opposed to Magic the Gathering? - the PC/Console version not the physical card one.

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#15 Posted by M_Shini (551 posts) -

I thought you meant Elder scrolls, ill just leave then.

#16 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@morningstar: I went Order, which, after watching some live streams, I have gathered is the hardest deck for a new player to grasp >.> (And possibly the weakest premade!) Yeah there are some of the starting cards that are meh, but that's why you gotta get dem packs so you can make your own. If you wanna play a match against someone who is more your level let me know! (And we still get Gold for the first 5 matches of the day too.)

#17 Edited by azrailx (345 posts) -

im enjoying the game quite a bit, nothing ground breaking but fun. I started with growth and have been building it nicley.

If anyone ever wants to trade let me know, ive got some rare oranges and blues id be willing to trade =)

#18 Posted by juiceton (24 posts) -

Purchased it and am enjoying it so far. Haven't played too much yet. Just trying to consistently play through AI first, then attempt people. Shall we start a chat channel there?

#19 Posted by azrailx (345 posts) -

that would be pretty cool, can get sum fun games in and do some fair trades =)

#20 Edited by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@azrailx: @juiceton: Yeah! "Giantbomb", join up!

#21 Posted by Veektarius (4836 posts) -

Did they bring back wind racers?

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#22 Edited by Willza92 (263 posts) -

Beta? Beta!?!? "It's not feature complete."

Do these fuckers know anything about how this industry works? I am not complaining about the game, just the misuse of standardized terminology in an industry that has enough problems standardizing as it is. That annoyed me more than it should have done.

But seriously, BETA!?!?!?!

#23 Posted by RadecAU (92 posts) -

Picked this up last night and started with growth. Played a few trials, enjoying it so far.

#24 Edited by LikeaSsur (1532 posts) -

From scrolls.com:

I thought it would be nice to clarify what’s included in the Scrolls beta, and to clear up some questions I’ve received. Here we go!

What’s the deal with the “Beta” status?

On June 3rd, you’re able to purchase Scrolls for £13/€15/$20. It’s not feature complete, but there’s still plenty to get your teeth into.

That's not a beta....

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#26 Edited by RadecAU (92 posts) -

@chavtheworld: Missed you by a few hours but I'll be sitting in the "Giantbomb" channel whenever I'm on if you want a game.

#27 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@radecau: No worries, timezones and all that are awkward :P I'll be in there every time I'm on too. Shame it doesn't auto-rejoin though.

#28 Posted by Asmo917 (411 posts) -

COunt me in as someone who picked this up and is enjoying it so far, in limited experience. It's a deckbuilding card battle game - if you don't like the genre, this isn't for you. IF that doesn't turn you off immediately, the "sacrifice cards for mana" mechanic has forced me out of the gate to play a style very different from how I usually play this kind of game.

See some of you in Giantbomb chat.

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#29 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

I'm not going to lie I totally thought this was about the Elder Scrolls Online Beta when i read the thread title. I guess Bethesda was right after all.

#30 Posted by altngr (50 posts) -

I'm lightly interested in trying this. Glad to see there's other giant bomb guys playing! I'll definitely swing by the channel when I get on.

#31 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@altngr: I've only seen other duders in there once sadly (Branthog and a fella from the GB DOTA community), but I try and have the channel open when I'm on!

#32 Posted by EvilAshe (48 posts) -

Order? Energy? Heathens. It's Growth for life, SUMMON MOAR WOLVES!

#33 Posted by Lepruk86 (63 posts) -

I picked it up. Decent enough but needs a lot more cards to be truly tactical.

With such a limited selection it's quite hard to fully eliminate the luck-factor like you can with a more established TCG.

Currently rocking a Gravelock deck which has been fun. Especially with a bit of sprinkled growth...

If only I could get some Fertile Soils at a decent price, my deck would be make me smile like a mad-man!

#34 Posted by Akyho (1647 posts) -

Scrolls is like TGC chess. That dosnt mean it is a bad thing.

What it means to me is matches become so tense and so much about position ON TOP of decl synergy. It really drains me and feels so much of a commitment to a game I get put off it.....and I play DOTA!

Probs cos I play Dota I'd prefer a more relaxing game. In the vein of Yu gi oh.

#35 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@akyho: What deck do you play? I'm still struggling along with Order. Any time I feel confident enough that I know what I'm doing enough to play Ranked I get by ass handed to me and don't really see what I could have done to win.

Anyway, if there are still GB dudes playing, it'd be cool to have some matches some time. I do wish they'd release Decay already though.

#36 Posted by EvilAshe (48 posts) -

Anyway, if there are still GB dudes playing, it'd be cool to have some matches some time. I do wish they'd release Decay already though.

Their adding a friends list in the next update (about time, beta or not it's hard the fathom releasing a game like this without that feature) so this'll be much easier.

Also Order is for jerks :(

#37 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

The fact that the "Official Scrolls Launch Trailer" has a player called "gingerwithasoul" makes me believe that @jensonb has been playing the shit out of this game.

#38 Edited by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@evilashe: Sweet! We can start collecting GB duders usernames then.

Also, order is haaaard.

#39 Posted by Jensonb (1750 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

The fact that the "Official Scrolls Launch Trailer" has a player called "gingerwithasoul" makes me believe that @jensonb has been playing the shit out of this game.

Not guilty!

#40 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

@jensonb said:

@jakob187 said:

The fact that the "Official Scrolls Launch Trailer" has a player called "gingerwithasoul" makes me believe that @jensonb has been playing the shit out of this game.

Not guilty!

Don't you lie to me. We all know that you've been fighting for ginger equality rights in the Ugandan territories for some time. Just another part of your master plan for world domination, I see.

#41 Posted by Jensonb (1750 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@jensonb said:

@jakob187 said:

The fact that the "Official Scrolls Launch Trailer" has a player called "gingerwithasoul" makes me believe that @jensonb has been playing the shit out of this game.

Not guilty!

Don't you lie to me. We all know that you've been fighting for ginger equality rights in the Ugandan territories for some time. Just another part of your master plan for world domination, I see.

Well sure, that's a matter of public record. But I've been way to busy to beta test Scrolls. I mean, have you ever considered the logistics of supplying a group of ginger persons with enough SPF 50 to engage in an insurgency on the African Continent? Cos that's a lot of sunblock.

#42 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

@jensonb said:

@jakob187 said:

@jensonb said:

@jakob187 said:

The fact that the "Official Scrolls Launch Trailer" has a player called "gingerwithasoul" makes me believe that @jensonb has been playing the shit out of this game.

Not guilty!

Don't you lie to me. We all know that you've been fighting for ginger equality rights in the Ugandan territories for some time. Just another part of your master plan for world domination, I see.

Well sure, that's a matter of public record. But I've been way to busy to beta test Scrolls. I mean, have you ever considered the logistics of supplying a group of ginger persons with enough SPF 50 to engage in an insurgency on the African Continent? Cos that's a lot of sunblock.

So......................................................like, five dollars worth of sunblock? Ten?

#43 Posted by Jensonb (1750 posts) -
#44 Posted by EvilAshe (48 posts) -

@chavtheworld said:

@evilashe: Sweet! We can start collecting GB duders usernames then.

Also, order is haaaard.

Well they finally added a friends list but I doubt we have enough players here to justify a whole thread to collecting user names. I'm Evil_Ashe.

Orders new cards look pretty scary, especially Redeploy :(

#45 Posted by Pocky4Th3Win (136 posts) -

A scam to go along with his other scam... the man has yet to complete his original "game" made millions and left his original project unfinished to start another.

#46 Edited by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@evilashe said:

@chavtheworld said:

@evilashe: Sweet! We can start collecting GB duders usernames then.

Also, order is haaaard.

Well they finally added a friends list but I doubt we have enough players here to justify a whole thread to collecting user names. I'm Evil_Ashe.

Orders new cards look pretty scary, especially Redeploy :(

Oh the friends list is in is it? I saw the crafting system but didn't realise that was up too. I'm Bollard, if we get a few more names I will throw up a friends thread anyway.

Have you seen the new Decay cards? I think when Decay is out I will be all over this game like a rash again. Hopefully we can buy a precon to get us started.

EDIT: Oh yay, they added Wings Shield at last! Also lol at the miscellaneous update "Removed Herobrine".

#47 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

A scam to go along with his other scam... the man has yet to complete his original "game" made millions and left his original project unfinished to start another.

What? Minecraft was finished like two years ago.

#48 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@evilashe said:

@chavtheworld said:

@evilashe: Sweet! We can start collecting GB duders usernames then.

Also, order is haaaard.

Well they finally added a friends list but I doubt we have enough players here to justify a whole thread to collecting user names. I'm Evil_Ashe.

Orders new cards look pretty scary, especially Redeploy :(

So, uh, what's the value of Redeploy? Because I just bought 4 order scrolls... and got 2. :O

#49 Posted by EvilAshe (48 posts) -

So, uh, what's the value of Redeploy? Because I just bought 4 order scrolls... and got 2. :O

I haven't seen it in action yet but I'd think it could be used to take a strong row that's been bogged down and just shift them all to the other side of the board to stomp an unprotected idol. In a case where you've lost 2 already it'd be a permanent "win" card you have to watch out for and guard against.

Though maybe in practice it sucks :) I got my Sister of the Bear who looks like she has an eating disorder :D

#50 Posted by Bollard (5550 posts) -

@evilashe: Hahah nice, I just made my first Tier 2 Honorable General. They are the core of my deck so I wanna get all upgraded ones :D