Vanguard’s diplomacy system was always one of the most-talked about features of that late fantasy title, using a card minigame to simulate conversational conflict between the character and NPCs. While the game shuttered last July, there may be a possibility brewing of bringing back this beloved system in a mobile format.
Daybreak Programmer Timothy Lochner is testing the waters on Twitter regarding a possible mobile version of Vanguard’s diplomacy system: “What would my @vanguardsoh peeps say about the diplomacy sphere being turned into a mobile game? Obvs have no green light. Just wondering.”
Could Vanguard be coming back in card game form? And if it did, would you play it? Only time will tell!
Update: Lochner has posted more on his blog to clarify that he has no reason to think a “green light” would ever be given and didn’t mean to give the impression that it was a possibility. “Sorry to say, nothing is brewing. It would be a neat challenge to design diplomacy as a stand-alone card game (holy crap, a lot of context would have to be filled to replace the actual game of Vanguard) but it ultimately is just not a thing right now.”[Source: Diplomacy system, Twitter. Thanks to Kinya for the tip!]