Delve into classic turn-based strategy gaming with elements of table top miniatures, fantasy RPG and TCG style gameplay all wrapped into one.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (342 reviews) - 71% of the 342 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 15, 2014

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"A strategy card combo with a dedicated community, which took a trip down the p2w slope under SOE but was reclaimed by the old devs and has been revamped"

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November 25

Holidays Exotic & Legendary Packs

From November 25th to December 3rd all exotic and legendary runes form the Ronin, Coalitions, and Path of De'lim are available in special holiday packs on the Pox Nora marketplace.

The Exotic Collector Pack includes one of every Exotic rune, while the Legendary Collector Pack contains one of every Legendary rune from those three expansions. This is the perfect chance to finish your collection of those hard to get runes released this year. Join the forum discussion.

Seasons Greetings from all of us at Desert Owl Games.

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November 18

Visions of Amareth Expansion Released

Greetings Everyone,

Pox Nora's 27th expansion, Visions of Amareth, is now available!

  • 50 New runes have been added to Pox Nora.
  • 8 Limited Edition versions of revised runes have been added to Pox Nora.
  • Visions of Amareth Pack has been added to the Marketplace. This pack comes with: 6 common, 3 uncommon, and 1 rare rune. Each rare slot has a 10% chance of becoming an exotic. Also this pack comes with 1 Platinum champion point token.
  • Visions of Amareth Box has been added to the Marketplace. This box comes with 10 Visions of Amareth packs. Get 9 packs and the 10th is FREE. The first pack is guaranteed to contain an exotic and two Limited Edition champions. Additionally, this box comes with 500 FREE shards.
  • Path of De'lim Megabox has been added to the Marketplace for a limited time. This Mega Box comes with three Visions of Amareth boxes, one Limited Edition relic, and 5 extra platinum tokens.
  • A new League system has been added to Pox Nora along with League rewards. Players will now be able to earn rewards including runes from the Visions of Amareth expansion by playing Ranked PvP matches. Rewards will be earned for each new league the player reaches. Ranked 1v1 and 2v2 leagues will have separate progressions and both will have their own rewards. This new ranking system will reset upon every expansion cycle.
  • Path of De’lim expansion is now available on the rune forge has been added to Extended Packs and Boxes.
  • The next installment of the ever enduring Pox Nora story is now available.
  • Updated 300+ abilities, spells, relics, and equipment to use popup condition tooltips for descriptions.
League Rewards
  • Standard League V (Level 1) - Starting Level
  • Standard League IV (Level 2) - 1000 Gold
  • Standard League III (Level 3) - 3x Commons from Visions of Amareth
  • Standard League II (Level 4) - 3000 Gold
  • Standard League I (Level 5) - 3x Uncommon from Visions of Amareth
  • Rare League (Level 6) - 500 Shards
  • Exotic League (Level 7) - 2x Rare from Visions of Amareth
  • Legendary League (Level 8) - 1000 Shards
  • Limited League (Level 9) - 1x Exotic from Visions of Amareth
  • Battlemaster League (Level 10) - Ice Dragon Statue LE and Flaming Skull LE
Next League Requirements
+1 Points for a Ranked Loss, +2 Points for a Ranked Win
  • Standard League V (Level 1) - 5 points
  • Standard League IV (Level 2) - 10 points
  • Standard League III (Level 3) - 15 points
  • Standard League II (Level 4) - 20 points
0 Points for a Ranked Loss, +2 Points for a Ranked Win
  • Standard League I (Level 5) - 25 points
  • Rare League (Level 6) - 30 Points
-1 Points for a Ranked Loss, +2 Points for a Ranked Win
  • Exotic League (Level 7) - 35 Points
  • Legendary League (Level 8) - 40 Points
-2 Points for a Ranked Loss, +2 Points for a Ranked Win
  • Limited League (Level 9) - 50 Points
  • Battlemaster League (Level 10) - Top League
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an exploit that would allow players to trade untradeable runes.
  • Fixed a display bug regarding the expanded deployment zone from the ability Necrosis that would occur after reconnecting to the game if disconnected or in observer mode.
  • Fixed an issue with the spell Razor Ice that was preventing it's area of effect from being shown.
  • Fixed an interaction issue with the spell Loot and the equipment Chillshard where the equipment would still continue to chill your units instead of the opponent's.
  • Fixed an issue when the ability Psychological Warfare applies Confused to a Frightened target. If the target was already Confused the ability would cause upgrades to return to the champion.
  • Fixed an issue with the map Tundra Lake that was preventing terrain changes on some tiles.
  • Fixed an issue with the map Underdepths where some tiles were not properly indicating they were Lava.
  • Fixed an issue with the map Ironfist Mountains where some tiles were not properly accessible.
  • Fixed an issue where champions with the Elite ability could be destroyed by the equipment Forbidden Fruit.
  • Fixed an issue where the effects of not being able to gain AP would remain on a champion after the ability Blood Fueled was removed.
  • Fixed issue with the ability Mason's Spire rank 1 not properly having AE5.
  • Fixed an issue with the spell Minefield where the mines would continue to be visible to the opponent after being destroyed.
  • Added the ability to forge and sacrifice Legendary Equipment, Relics, and Spells in the Rune Forge.
  • Fixed an issue with the spell False Orders where this spell's global effect would be removed if the same player deployed a champion.
  • Fixed an issue with the spell False Orders where the global effect was not properly displaying its description.
  • Removed the requirement of a Deployment Zone for the spell False Orders.
  • Fixed an issue where champions with the Compelled condition could still attack relics.
  • Champions with the ability Boss can no longer get the condition Plagued this was done to resolve an issue where the on death effect would not trigger.
  • Fixed an issue with the abilities Psychic Agony and Defensive Turtle where they were not triggering if the cause of the HP reduction was Loss of Life.
  • Fixed an issue where the equipment Bone Circle Staff would sometimes be duplicated when the on death effect would trigger. Also, fixed an issue where some champions couldn't equip the staff.
Drums of War and Player Ranks
All players who played a minimum of 50 ranked matches and their primary faction was the Drums of War Winning Faction, Underdepths, have been awarded 2000 Gold along with 5 Three Day Gold Bonus Tokens.

For a full list of all the changes in the Visions of Amareth go to the Official Patch Noteson the Pox Nora forums.

See you on the Battlefield!

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Latest Release

The Visions of Amareth expansion is now available! For more information, please check out the Steam announcement.

About This Game

Pox Nora is an online, collectible, turn-based strategy game. Players can take their deck of Runes (cards) and go on an adventure in the many single player campaigns, skirmish against the AI, or battle against other players in player vs player matches. Public decks are available to unlock with gold or by playing the faction walkthrough campaigns. If you like Pox Nora, you can expand your deck options by purchasing additional rune packs that will give you access to more Champions, Spells, Relics and Equipment.

Key Features

  • Completely free to play with additional content available for purchase
  • Wage war against opponents through exciting player vs. player gameplay
  • Adventure with iconic characters in single player story campaigns
  • Play the game with Public Decks you can unlock with gold and by playing the game
  • Build decks from 8 unique factions through full or split faction play
  • Build your collection of runes over time and customize your decks with the Rune Manager
  • Trade runes with the community or build them with the Rune Forge
  • Join in draft tournaments to win prizes
  • Save up and spend virtual gold that you earn by playing the game to get additional characters and more in the Marketplace

    To find out more visit the Pox Nora website

System Requirements

    Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or Mac OSX
    500 MHZ CPU or Greater
    512 MB of RAM
    NVIDIA or ATI Video Card with 64MB of VRam, with current video drivers
    200MB of hard drive space
    56k Modem or Better
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
207.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
I have only racked up 156.6 hours on Steam, I have just moved from client to Steam, but I have been playing since 2007 (Playtime is in the 1000's).

I would 100% recommend this game.

Little Pox History:
This game has been through it's times, it was ran by 'Octopi' then bought out by 'SoE'.
SoE then left the game for dead for a long time, until the some of the original owners came back (Desert Owl Games). They are currently having to undo so much damage that SoE caused, but you can see real progress, as well as that, their ambition and passion for their game will make it better then ever.

The Game:
There is quite a big learning curve in this game, and it can get a while to get used to just how many different things there are and just how to play, but again the Owls have been doing a lot to help towards the NUX. But once you've got into the game, you can't escape Poxnora's addictive claws, in a good way!

There are over 2,000 different runes (Champions/Spells/Equipment and Relics) spread across 8 factions, oh and each champion has its own upgrade choices! Your BG creativity will never be dulled by the lack of combinations you can create!

FREE TO PLAY: This is a huge thing, since the Owls have come, they have made so much more accessible for FREE, with in game gold (earned from doing single player / skirishers / PvP (normal and ranked) you can buy nearly all runes and can buy all avatars and single player campaigns.

The Forums are a place not for the feint-hearteded for poxnora, but they are like every game forum, no one is ever happy with everything. If people lose stuff they whine saying its overpowered, or their stuff is underpowered.
Don't let this detere you either, as the community is one of the most helpful, as every player that joins is another player to fight against in the future!

I hope to see people in-game, and I would glady help in anyway possible!

/w BigToastie
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
146.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
PoxNora is an old favorite of mine I can't help but play a bit here and there throughout the day. Steam doesn't like the launcher, so my time is certainly up around 1,000 hours, and while I only have a handful of the legendary rarity runes, that's not what this game is about. Anyone who claims PoxNora is pay to win, or pay to play in its current incarnation, clearly missed a lot of updates.

It is entirely possible to be competetive in PoxNora with all commons. That's not fair to say when you get matched with anyone whom has amassed every rune in the game to date, and knows the metas, but generally speaking, Desert Owl Games makes every attempt to balance runes to reflect a general value, and metagame viability. There are good commons, there are "meh" commons. There are good legendaries, there are "meh" legendaries. If you're clever with your battlegroup composition, no PvE campagin should be an issue for you.

But if you have some sort of morbid obsession with PvP (which I just don't get), nothing's stopping you from utilizing Steam or the forums to find fellow new players and generally anyone willing to "scrub up" and break out their low-tier battlegroups to mentor you a bit. There are seldom a dozen players on these days, but we're overjoyed when we see a new name in the lobby (and we look).

As it stands, barring limited edition runes from past events, PoxNora can be play 100% F2P. There is no non-limited edition rune you cannot get from playing F2P, and ALL runes are tradeable. The only immediate limit is that the newest expansion available will always be for premium currency only, but using the rune trader, or PoxBox— the automated, unofficial "rune pool" —you can trade for any rarity, including limited edition, from any expansion.

So if anyone actually finds this game's listing in the sandpit that is the Steam store, reads this review, and might be interested in the game, let me know. I've been around, I've seen some things. I'm totally willing to do some practice matches, or help you construct your first F2P battlegroup. A lot of the common-only options are actually quite appealing, I find.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
449.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I used to play Pox nora before during and after sony. I love the game. It has so much potential. How ever recently after all those years I decided to play again hoping Desert Owl Gaming made a huge change, While they did make a "decent" change to the economy of the game, they left MANY known toxic players. One of witch I had honor of getting harassed by just from talking to a mod about learning the game again. Nothing was noticably done about it and I was even told said person has done it cointless times. If you are new or getting to know the game again you will likely get harassased scrutinized, and much more and no one will openly do anything about it, Its an amazing game, but I have to give it a full thumbs down for all these reasons. p2w and get harassed, no thnak you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
59.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
In many ways I am and will always be searching for my next Pox Nora. This game to me was what World of Warcraft was to many of my friends. I eventually burnt myself out on this game but it took over 1,000 hours and YEARS of playing many hours every week. In the end the disaster that was and is Sony Online screw it up royally and I finally bowed out.

Since SOE lost the license things have been improving. Over the last few years I have checked in here and there and I am happy to see the product is returning to its former glory. I doubt I will ever find another game I loved as much as this one.

If you are a stategy, ccg, fantasy, tactical, or gamer period you owe it to yourself to give this a try. The dated UI is not getting better but the game mechanics and depth more than make up for it. The game is now truly free to play and worthy of your time.

10/10 suck it objectivity
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
151.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
i suck at this game but it is my favorite turn based game; 8 races, all with unique playstyles, differenct categories of cards to define what your deck is meant for, etc. Love building costum decks. I loved this game back when you had to spend money to get your own cards (which would then enable you to trade over the bazaar/market). Now you can easily earn gold + nora shards not only for cards but for avatars, campaigns and more! I haven't really played since ___Owl took over the game, but they have done great things with an already great game. Worth downloading. Warning though... people are VERY good at this game. I play campaigns mostly due to this ;^)
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