Valve's Dota 2-Based CCG Entry Artifact Readies for Release wit...
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Officially launching on November 28, the Dota 2 Universe-based CCG has had a companion website launched which promises to update fans on details surrounding the game as we close in on launch, kicking off overnight with the first of a number of planned video blogs about the game.
And for those who don't know what Artifact is, here's the official spiel:
A collaboration between legendary card game designer Richard Garfield and Valve, Artifact is a digital card game that combines deeply-strategic, competitive gameplay with the rich setting of Dota 2. Artifact is an immersive and visually-stunning trading card game unlike any other.
Strategy Unbound Wield your deck across three lanes of combat, answering every move of your opponent with one of your own. There are no limits to your hand size. No limits to the amount of units you control. No limits on mana you can employ.
It’s up to you to decide the best way to navigate the constantly-shifting tide of battle.
Fun with Friends If you’ve played card games around a kitchen table, you know the enjoyment that can come with house rules. Artifact allows you and your friends complete control in creating a tournament.
Simply select your elimination or non-elimination format and deck constraints; then, challenge your friends to a crucible of your own design.
Compete Globally Want to test your skill against the world at large? Valve-sponsored gauntlets and tournaments will give players the opportunity to not just play Artifact for the joy of mastery, but to win prizes commensurate with their level of play.
For your convenience, we've embedded the video blog from CCG designer extraordinaire Richard Garfield below.