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App description: Six-guns and sorcery collide in Eternal, the new strategy card game of unlimited choices and unbelievable fun. Eternal brings AAA pace and polish to the infinite possibilities of a deep strategy card game. The only limits are your own creativity.

With spells and swords, six-guns and subterfuge, heroes collide in the struggle for the Eternal Throne. Where will you stand? Join the battle in Eternal, the new strategy card game of unlimited choices and unbelievable fun.

Eternal combines the infinite possibilities of a deep strategy card game with the pace and polish of a modern video game. Build any deck you can imagine by freely mixing cards from an expanding collection, and plunge into lightning-fast battles. The only limits are your own creativity.

In Eternal, theres always something new. Frequent new cards release between set launches to guarantee that the meta-game never gets stale. A steady influx of unexplored content keeps even the most experienced players on their toes. What will you create?

Looking for a white hat that fits? Here you go. All gameplay every card and every game mode in Eternal can be earned or unlocked without ever paying a dime. Its truly free to play.

Eternals tactical AI was hand-crafted by some of the best professional TCG players in the world. With dozens of enemy decks, wild boss level environments, and unique card mechanics, Eternal stands ready to challenge players at any hour of the day or night.
02-17-2017, 11:34 PM
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Eternal Card Game by Dire Wolf Digital

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02-17-2017, 11:59 PM
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It looks remarkably like hearthstone. Even the UI. I'm surprised blizz hasn't taken them to the scales.

With that said, always keen for a new card game.
02-18-2017, 12:05 AM
Originally Posted by Talbs View Post
It looks remarkably like hearthstone. Even the UI. I'm surprised blizz hasn't taken them to the scales.
That was my initial reaction too.


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02-18-2017, 12:08 AM
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02-18-2017, 02:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 415
Despite the many similarities to HS, this is a very polished game.
I've currently got Faeria and The Elder Scrolls Legends on my iPad and so far Eternal is winning it for me.
There is in game currency, gold and premium gems, none of which I've gained yet but I'm only through stage 1 of the 4 part solo campaign. All available in the obligatory store along with packs but I don't have prices as none are showing yet.
All in all, pretty much seems to have taken all the best/usual bits of CCG's and bundled them in to this game.
Worth a punt, oh, and you get 3 free packs for registering an account.
02-20-2017, 06:37 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Dire Wolf has some serious design chops. These are the guys currently developing Elder Scrolls Legends alongside Eternal. For TESL fans, that alone warrants a closer look at Eternal.

Where TESL is an evolution of the Hearthstone formula (one that makes ALL the difference), Eternal is said to hew closer to the Magic tradition of multi-colored mana, mana cards and assigned blockers instead of targeted attacks.

In practice, Eternal still plays much like HS, and still takes more cues from Blizzard than Wizards in CCG design. But just like Dire Wolf has created a very evolved, partly original, deeply strategic and wholly enjoyable beast in Legends, Eternal slids comfortably into a design space only partly occupied. Compared to Legends' lanes, runes and more sophisticated card mechanics, though, it's probably less original, even if the Magic-derived mechanics might make it seem more novel to the HS-trained eye.

Personally, I appreciate Eternal's heightened interactivity during off turns (assigning blockers, responding with spells), and a few small mechanical touches that gives the game greater width and depth of strategy.

Bringing back land (mana) cards from the 90s design space graveyard, and without any of the small concessions of nonbasic lands, does not endear the game to me at all, though. I like it even less than HS' and TESL's simplified one mana per turn schtick. There are many reasons I wish Mojang's Scrolls would have survived (and been ported to iOS from the outset), but among the first is to set a precedent for discarding or otherwise using regular cards in hand for mana. (The true role models for this mechanic would be the Call of Cthulhu LCG and the L5R CCG, games that made mana curves a strategic choice rather than an automated OR randomized process.)

And the GUI, card frame and play mat art style... I'm racking my brain to work out what subset that's being pandered to here. Wow fundamentalists? People who like their fantasy cartoonish and smoothed out until no figurative or literal edges remain?

TESL' "serious, harder" art style might have been a bit polarizing (I belong to the unabashed fanboy camp). But enjoy-or-despise, it is characteristic and original (among digital CCGs).

The card art is often gorgeous. But also brings the GUI to mind, and plunge deeper into that abyss and you'll find Azeroth's over-armoured, over-coloured and under-subtle hordes slithering around at the bottom. Eternal offers more stylish characterizations, a small comfort, but I'm torn between writing it off as a total derivative or wanting to see hundreds of comic books made in its image.

Much like TESL, Eternal is also considerably more generous than most of its ilk. Keeping all the cards drafted in arena is just total sacriledge to the accepted CCG f2p model. I love it. Keep blowing up those foundations of western society, brave nihilists! It likely pushes Eternal past TESL in ease of freemium access to new content, and grinding demands to be competitive.

Single player content seems uncommonly plentiful for a CCG, but there doesn't seem to be anything as brilliant or enduring as TESL's single player arena.

EDIT: Actually, Eternal's Gauntlet mode might be just the thing, possibly just as fun, rewarding, practical and relaxing (face is where its at in competitive CCGs, but the exciting tension of player versus player is not always desireable) as TESL's solo arena.

Takeaway? Duelyst beta this week, Faeria soft launch in swing, TESL full tablet release just below the horizon and mobile forthcoming... and now another high quality CCG in our pockets. Eternal might be the least original of the four Horsemen of the (not really forthcoming) Hearthstone Apocalypse, but it is nonetheless good, and might establish a new baseline for unholy HS-Magic hybrids.

I hold it up as yet another data point in proof of Chair's theorem...

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07-17-2017, 09:22 AM
This is out now! Just found it yesterday!
07-22-2017, 12:12 AM
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This is fun
07-22-2017, 06:56 PM
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How do I play against other people? The only thing I see is draft which costs purple gems you have to buy. Do I need to beat all 5 campaign or what?