iOS Combat TCG/CCG/Card RPG

05-06-2012, 06:09 AM
#11
Best CCG/TCG/LCG for new iPad

Hi folks,

Just wanted some advice from people who own both which are the best deck building games for the new iPad. I figure the new iPads retina display is perfect for the card images.

Im thinking Nightfall right now, as its a game thats been on My BGG wishlist forna while. Is Nightfall retina display on the iPad? Same question with regards AC: Recollection? Although is part of the the appeal of AC:R the world in which its set? Havent played any AC since the first one.

Thanks for the advice.

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05-06-2012, 10:14 AM
#12
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Originally Posted by Maniacfive View Post
Hi folks,

Just wanted some advice from people who own both which are the best deck building games for the new iPad. I figure the new iPads retina display is perfect for the card images.

Im thinking Nightfall right now, as its a game thats been on My BGG wishlist forna while. Is Nightfall retina display on the iPad? Same question with regards AC: Recollection? Although is part of the the appeal of AC:R the world in which its set? Havent played any AC since the first one.

Thanks for the advice.
Ascension and Nightfall are two pretty fun CCG like games with their primary gimmick being that you build your deck AS YOU PLAY. In a way, it's a bit like each game is one of those booster drafts. Neither of these games, at least at the moment, are retina ready as far as I know (I'm playing them on an ol' iPad 1) but I do believe the developer will update them both accordingly in the near future. What I love with both of these games is there are no random booster packs. The only IAPs are for expansions but once bought you have access to all of the cards the expansion adds.

AC is a decent CCG but, sadly, a HUGE money sink. While it has a campaign and even allows you to win some credits via online wins, the money rolls in very slowly and the packs are pretty expensive. If I remember correctly, even if you finished the main campaign, your total earnings might buy you 1-2 of the game's most expensive boosters. I'm fairly certain some folk have spent well over $100 via IAPs and still didn't have complete card sets!

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05-06-2012, 10:40 AM
#13
Nightfall supports retina display on iPad.
05-06-2012, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Strangiato View Post
Nightfall supports retina display on iPad.
Doh, sorry, as its creator I'll take your word on it.

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05-06-2012, 04:03 PM
#15
If you're looking for a good, competitive TCG with an active community, give Shadow Era a try
05-06-2012, 05:39 PM
#16
Thanks for the responses guys. Pushed me over the edge with regards Nightfall and confirmed what I thought with regards AC:R. I had a suspicion, It was just too cheap and from too large a publisher, to not be a huge IAP money sink. Not that I've not spent ALOT on physical CCG's over the years, (going back to White Wolf's Rage.) But at least with those you got the actual cards to trade into a FLGS or swap for other needed cards!

I'm gonna get Nightfall. With any luck I shall install it on my other halfs iPad2 and convince her its a good addition to the board game shelf too.

Will also check out Shadow Era, see what its like.

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05-07-2012, 09:43 AM
#17
Shaodow era is a fun TCG where u decide which cards you want to use. They have a forum and everything...

For that kind of game I'd say it the best(made by the same guy who made battle for Wesnoth)

Ascension is an in game card building title that is similar to dominion and other board game type games.

Those are probly the best 2... Depending on what ur looking for.. There's also orions and samurai bloods and a few others all with slightly different gameplay.
05-07-2012, 06:02 PM
#18
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Originally Posted by Strangiato View Post
Nightfall supports retina display on iPad.
Eh. Not entirely. There are some pretty sharp elements, but there are many portions of the app that most certainly do not take advantage of the full resolution. Great game though, and speaking as one who is VERY picky about Retina, it's still a worthy purchase as is anything PlayDek puts out.
01-22-2013, 04:05 AM
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Magic 2013 is missing on that list.
But more important: where is SpellCraft? It is universal and damn good! One of the best, I'd say.

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01-22-2013, 05:18 AM
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Magic 2013 is missing on that list.
But more important: where is SpellCraft? It is universal and damn good! One of the best, I'd say.
Adding my voice to Vovin's .
While I couldn't care less about Magic, Spellcraft most definitely belongs on your list. In my opinion, it is the best tactical card games on iOS, with very helpful and active developers.
Have a look at the forum thread here on TA to get some impressions:
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=150463