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Sep 5, 2008 | 10:54 AM EDT
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The sequel is now up on Newgrounds - you can check it out by selecting the 'also by this author' in the bottom left.

A brand new version of the card game The Necronomicon, with a new game mode, and full of new art drawn up by various contributors. There are now 30 ranks to beat, and the game ends when either you get to 30 before your opponent, or they beat you up to rank 30.

Bug fixes, game changes and tweaks, and a whole new game mode called Challenge Mode. Defeat the opponent in a series of scenarios where the odds are stacked against you.

Also includes some rule changes and creatures now have additional abilities.

** NEW - . - MASSIVE update to how the cards are dealt out. Basically what happens now in the fix is that you both have a deck of whatever amount of cards are unlocked, and each card will be seen once by each of you. There will be no duplicate cards appearing until your deck has been exhausted and shuffled, and so the only dups you will see are the cards you held from the previous shuffle. Makes everything much more balanced.



Rated 4 / 5 stars


The gameplay is a little shallow for a card game. Basically you can play a card, or discard one. This would be more fun if there were a storyline, or if one could choose their own deck.
The arcane, taint, and magic defense counters were a nice touch though.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

uve got urself a series here!!

game is worthy of more sequels but like it needs more cards then maybe introduce ways to customize ur own decks n shit (card shop maybe ) i dunno. i like how updated the art. and new soggoth is pretty bad ass.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

good update

the new cards and artwork was great
the changes to cards was generally good
like i said about the first version, its a dark version of the game 'maganic wars' with some interesting additions/removals (sanity/insanity, the creatures and how they act as opposed to just the counter attack, and the lack of the rune power up/super saiyan and the items)
as it is currently... this game is fantastic and really wouldnt need to be changed/updated
a lot of people are asking for a deck editor, in theory it sounds good, but in general it would be abused and used to create devastating decks that make the game too easy
you would need to balance them by a) limiting the number of duplictae cards that are allowed in the deck, b) creating a point system with a value for each card (better cards have a higher point value) so that players need to reach both a minimum card amount as well as a maximum point amount so they dont load up on powerful cards and c) make sure that the computer opponent is using the same deck as the player
and you would need to atleast double the amount of cards in the game
also an online multiplayer would be simply epic, either allowing players to battle and compare decks or force them to use the same deck, and a deck viewer/trade mode

back to this game, it is still mostly based on luck but it also has a good portion of strategy invloved. there is rarely a situation that cant be won with a good strategy. it is challenging and addictive, an excellent combination
9/10 just because like i said it is basically a dark copy of maganic wars, whether you intended it to be that way or not
any additions stated are not necessary IMO but would definately elevate this game to epic heights

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


A great improvment from the original, deffinatly with the new art which was great
tho i miss the original shambler but the new shoggoth is represents it so perfectly.

Some suggestions.
- diffrent sounds
- more lovecraft oriented cards
- diffrent play tables
- death metal music to play to haha

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Found all monster attacks went through invunrablility, Yes all of them. It sucked when you counted on them >-> and it also made the invunerablility close to useless besides gaurding against spells.

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Plowking74 responds:

Invulnerability is a tad misleading, will change it to arcane or spell defense or something. It isn't meant to prevent against creature attacks, only the spells (which can be the most damaging)