Fan creates Guild Wars 2 themed collectible card game

    
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Fan creates Guild Wars 2 themed collectible card game

Ever been playing Guild Wars 2 and thought to yourself, wouldn’t I rather be playing a card game? UK-based designer and developer Luke Dowding has just the game for you. He’s put together Guild Wars 2: Heroes of the Mists, a 200-card collectible card game.

“The objective of the card game is to defeat the opponent’s Hero. Each Hero will start with 80 Health and the first person to receive 80 Damage to their Hero loses,” Dowding explains. “Players will build a deck of 40 cards each, 10 of those cards will be predetermined by the Profession you chose called Skill cards. The remaining 30 cards will be Minion cards and it will be up to the players to select and build a deck they think will bring them victory. Every turn players will use Endurance to summon Minion or Skill cards to damage the enemy Minions or the Hero.”

The game is being freely distributed right now, meaning you can download and print the cards to play yourself, or you can wait for the game’s integration with Tabletop Simulator, work on which is ongoing. Accordingly, we hope ArenaNet is able to let the game survive in the generous spirit with which it was given to the community.

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Bruno Brito

Probably better balanced than GW2 itself.

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Dragon Whimsy

Looks like a lot of fun and the overall art design gives it a professional look. Very nice!

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possum440 .

A cease and desist order will be incoming shortly.

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Bryan Turner

Let me guess GS Power Reaper is the most under powered unwanted card in the deck?

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Angel

This is very cool, I sure hope Anet decides to back this instead of being against it.

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Nordavind

I have a draft of an TCG based on The Secret World. Gameplay inspired by by two favourite TCG’s; Auto Assault and Chron X. Haven’t looked at it since I left TSW though.

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Greaterdivinity

That’s pretty neat, I’ll have to look into it later. I love fan created spinoff projects, it’s always great to see people making interesting stuff like this. Hope Anet gives them some love, or at the very least turns a blind eye to the project!

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JoeCreoterra

Legally they actually have to shut it down once it is brought to their attention, as if they do not protect their copyright they lose it.

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Greaterdivinity

No, they don’t, actually. They can, but there’s plenty of fan-run projects like this running all over the place. P99 servers for EQ1 are officially recognized and while they don’t get proper DBG support, do have their stamp of approval and it’s not caused a lick of problems for the EQ brand/IP (that I know of, at least).

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Witches

The was some contest for fan created stuff, if there are fan created official mouse mats and tshirts this could possibly be a thing too, of course this type of thing usually means the creator gives up all rights on the creation…

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Tiresias

That’s patently ridiculous. You don’t lose copyrights that easily, and it’s beyond common for people to allow “fan fiction” of popular IPs to continue to exist. Imagine how this notion of “shut down or lose rights” would work for the creators of popular roleplaying games! There is a TON of original content out there that utilizes the IP heavily if not exclusively, and some people even charge money for their “fan made” adventures.

There is a solid possibility that ArenaNet will bless this project on the grounds that it doesn’t infringe upon the original IP in any detrimental manner, unless they are planning to come out with their OWN CCG in the near future and see this homebrew project as competition for the market space.

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JoeCreoterra

I’m not talking about fan fiction, fan art, concepts, ideas, etc. You can’t let someone rip your art assets and turn a blind eye, otherwise you have an issue where you allow precedence of letting someone use the assets you own, so if someone else were to do it down the line they have a case. Especially letting someone rip your assets, violate your copyright, and then use them in the exact same line of business.

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Dragon Whimsy

They have another option rather than pulling it down. They could make it an official product and put it up for free on their website.

Maybe even get some printed out and hand them out at conventions.