Elder Scrolls Legends explains prophecy card mechanic

    
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Can Bethesda crack open the Magic: The Gathering market with its own upcoming digital card game? Many game studios have tried, to varying degrees of success. As Elder Scrolls Legends currently shoots the rapids of beta testing, the devs are taking the opportunity to explain some of the unique card mechanics that will be coming when the game finally releases.

One of these mechanics involves the prophecy key word. Prophecy cards can be played normally, of course, but when a player takes enough damage that a rune smashes, a card is drawn and if that card has this key word, then it’s played for free, instantly.

“Though a big advantage of drawing a prophecy card is that you avoid spending the magicka, there’s more to it than that,” Bethesda explained. “Getting to play a card during your opponent’s turn adds a new dimension, and swings a game just as well as an expensive card. Plus, by making cheap cards with prophecy, we helped mitigate the issue of adding 30 prophecy cards to your deck and ending up with a ton of cards that were hard to play without hitting them off prophecy.

Source: TES Legends

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scfs123
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Sorenthaz Tried Infinity Wars on steam?

Nordavind
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Being able to deploy and otherwise play certain cards during the opponents turn is/can be a fun and interesting mechanic in card games. Chron X had this, and there were few thing more fun than wiping out your opponents whole speed offence (think zerg rush) by dropping a Napalm Strike:
“Target an untapped, friendly, non-Mechanical asset. That asset and all enemy assets in the city suffer a 7 Firepower strike. You may invoke Napalm Strike during your defense round.”

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Higgens Sorenthaz Because you can’t.

NobleNerd
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NobleNerd

From what I have seen of the game it is more targeting the Hearthstone player base. It plays more like that game than the depth that is Magic the Gathering.

dynaform
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dynaform

Sorenthaz I was pretty hopeful about standard mode but now its back to praying your rag hits the concealed gadget or doesn’t hit the sylvanas or the sylvanas doesnt steal the good minion.  It is silly.

The best part of standard mode was it allowed me to dust two full sets so I will never have to pay for content in the game again.

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf
Rozyn
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Rozyn

The most I’ll probably get out of this is enjoying the card artwork when I find it on the creators’ ArtStation pages. TCG’s provide the world with lots of nice desktop backgrounds at least.

Bannex19
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Bannex19

Does this mean they’ll be doing a MOBA and some sort of arena shooter too?

Higgens
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Higgens

Sorenthaz Not sure how you can combat RNG in a card game.

Higgens
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Higgens

Jump on that band wagon I guess. I cant see them getting a whole hell of a lot of market share.