Delve into classic turn-based strategy gaming with elements of table top miniatures, fantasy RPG and TCG style gameplay all wrapped into one.
Gebruikersrecensies: Verdeeld (221 recensies)
Releasedatum: 15 okt 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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15 oktober

Pox Nora Is LIVE!

Thanks to all of our players, new and old, for your interest and support. If you haven't already, please check out our forums when you have a chance to become part of our close-knit, thriving community!

We'd love to hear your thoughts about what works and what doesn't. Pox Nora is constantly evolving with frequent updates and expansions so your feedback is critical. In the meantime, if you have any problems, please contact our support team.

Also, don't forget to login and redeem your Limited Edition rune!

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15 oktober

Pox Nora Is Almost Here!

We're close to flipping the switch and welcoming the Steam community to Pox Nora! We just need to make a few final tweaks, run some tests, work some dials, and all the other things that go into launching on a great new platform like Steam.

We hope everyone enjoys this new way of experiencing Pox Nora!

See you on the battlefield!

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Pox Nora Returns to Steam

Pox Nora is back! Desert Owl Games acquired the game from Sony Online Entertainment in the Spring of 2014 and have revamped, re-skinned, and improved it for new and old players alike.

All 3,000+ runes have been revamped to make deck themes more fun and champions less bloated with abilities. The in-game lobby got a make over to make it easier to navigate and more visually pleasing. Check out our latest content release, the Revamp Midterm! It introduces brand new champions, some that are good at countering certain themes.

Latest Release


The Revamp Midterm pack is available now in the Marketplace! Each pack comes with a 100% chance to get an exotic from the Midterm content update.

Over dit spel

PoxNora is een online verzamelbaar, turn-based tactisch fantasy game. Spelers nemen de controle over legers fantasiewezens, gebruiken krachtige magie en roepen machtige oude artefacten en uitrusting op om hun vijanden te verslaan.

Kenmerken:

  • Duik onder in klassieke turn-based strategie met elementen van table top minuaturen, schaak en ruilkaartspellen in één
  • Vecht aan de kant van goed, kwaad, of een beetje van beiden met faction play
  • Bouw aan je eigen verzameling runen en maak je eigen decks met de rune manager
  • Ruil runen met andere spelers
  • Ga de strijd aan met andere spelers in spannende player vs. player gevechten
  • Neem deel aan georganiseerde toernooien om prijzen te winnen
  • Verdien ervaring voor je kampioen door tegen spelers of computers te spelen
  • Spaar virtueel goud dat je met elke gespeelde potje verdiend en koop runen in de Players Rewards winkel
  • Gratis om te spelen, met optionele betaalde extras beschikbaar

    Wilde Alliantie Uitbreiding:

    PoxNora’s 18e uitbreiding, uitgebracht in november 2011, brengt nieuwe verhalen en rassen naar de wereld. Domineer met de Myx, een insectachtig wezen met een voorliefde voor zand en zuur, of probeer de ondeugende imps die vijanden onderuit halen met hun teamwerk en trucjes. Laat je vijand het gelach van de wilde hond-achtige Hyaenids uit de Shattered Peaks vrezen, of stijg boven ze uit met de kampioenen van de Sprig, het uilachtige volk van de Savage Tundra. Er is nog veel meer te ontdekken, dus speel mee! Wilde Alliantie runen zijn beschikbaar in individuele pakketten en een grotere doos. Ga snel naar de marktplaats en kijk wat er allemaal te vinden is om je onder te dompelen in de wereld van PoxNora.

Systeemeisen

    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
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 november
Definitely recommending this game to others. This is pretty fun, and I like the artwork for each card, giving it more of that trading card game feel to a strategy game. I only wish there was an obvious way to exit the game when done playing.
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
58.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 november
Have been playing since before Steam release. Pox is a tabletop card game. Pox has an awful reputation because of SOE's running it into the ground, but the new owner, Desert Owl Games, has gone an excellent job at reviving the game and lifting the crushing Pay-To-Win model.

This is a strategy game and the average game takes 30-45mins. After the tutorial, the player needs to buy card packs, and it can take time to build up a playable deck. Patience is required, but with the lucrative daily challenges and campaigns, it doesn't feel monotonous or grindy at all. I very much enjoy this game and recommend it to players who enjoy these genres.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 december
Nice game
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
33.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 november
Love the gane, but it seems a little unflexible when just starting out. You don't get really any real amount of cards to build your first deck, which means you're basically forced to using the static free decks you get after doing the walkthroughs.

7/10, way better off than the P2W s**t it was before.
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1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
56.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 november
great time killer and great card art. 7/10
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148 van de 155 mensen (95%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
858.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
I am going to give you the good the bad and the ugly of this game and let you make up your own minds about whether you are going to enjoy Poxnora or not. To sum up this game quickly, I would say it's a cross between a collectable trading card game like MtG, a tabletop minatures game like Warhammer Fantasy and turn based tactics games like FF Tactics and Advance Wars.

Where to start?
One thing I am going to stress to anyone considering this game is that at it's heart this is NOT a casual game. Veteran players have learned an encylopedia of knowledge about this game. Cards are divided into 4 types, Champions, Spells, Relics and Equipment. There are hundreds of abilities and conditions that can used in this game, from the basics like block, dodge and stealth to the obscure like planarbound and encouraged. What does this mean? As a new player you are going to be confused while you slowly learn what all the hundreds of different cards do and how they interact. What this also means however is that if you enjoy deep strategy there is simply nothing else like Poxnora. Once you learn the game the sky is the limit as far as how many strategies you can employ.

Is this Pay to Win?
The short answer is yes, but not in an evil gimmicky cash grab way. Like I said above this game is very much like MtG or Warhammer. It is a hobby and a collection you build over time. Almost everything is available to purchase with in game currency but there is a HUGE library of cards to be had. This isn't going to appeal to everybody, but the people who it does appeal to will enjoy this game immensely because it is such a deep tactical game. This is a skill game and a well made deck of low value cards can easily outplay a poorly made mash up of expensive power cards. So it is certainly possible to find success relatively quickly without dropping any money on this game at all. You build your collection over time with free cards you earn from playing and then you can bolster your collection by buying cards with real money as you see fit.

How do I enjoy this game without spending a lot or any money?
I recommend all new players go through the tutorials and the new player guides that were recently added. These will reward you with free training decks and in game currency that you can use to start building your collection. You can use in game currency to purchase packs and boxes or individual cards, so you can get the best cards for free. There is also a PVP format that restricts to pre-made training decks so that you aren't facing opponents with lots of strong rare cards right away. There is trading in this game so anything you earn with in game currency can be traded away to other players for something different you may want.

My final advice would be to get to know the game and seek out help from the community whenever possible. People will be more than willing to help point new players in the right direction if they ask. There are community run pools of extra cards to help new players get started and a lot of resources on the forums and fansites to help you learn the game.

I highly recommend this game for it's deep gameplay and rich tactics.
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50 van de 54 mensen (93%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1,095.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
Fantastic game. A new company, Desert Owl Games, have really reinvented the game, in a brilliant way. Its has a very similar "free to play" feel akin to Hearthstone imo with its daily income of ingame gold, but without the current "Arena" draft system. Drafting wil hopefully be reimplemented in the near future. The game has great depth and variety with thousands of runes to choose from when building your decks or just your collection. The artowrk is excellent and the lore is detailed and tells a very interesting story. 8 factions to choose from all with hundreds and hundreds of runes unique to that faction. Almost all content is able to be purchased in the marketplace with in game gold aswell as real money. A loyal and still active community is nice to see. The game caters for both PvE and PvP players. A really good game that combines elements of TCGs, CCGs, RPGs, F2P games, and turn based strategy games to create an excellent and very addictive experience. Highly recommended. Give it a try and have fun battling the denizens of Poxanthu.
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21 van de 24 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
322.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
Been playing this game since 2007. There's really nothing else like it available. The learning curve is pretty high but if you give it a shot and enjoy being able to completely design and build your own strategies through decks and playstyle I think you'll enjoy this one.
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27 van de 35 mensen (77%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
943.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
Ever since Desert Owl took over this game and annouced that they were going to launch this on Steam, I have been awaiting for them to annouce the date. They announced yesterday that today was the day. Now I can look foward to playing on steam again (yes this used to be on Steam about a year ago, but under Sony). I have been playing since 2007 and have seen this game change vastly since that time, lets see where Desert Owl will take this game.
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24 van de 30 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 oktober
I remember when this game first came out. Back in the days when you had to launch it from your browser. It has evolved quite a bit in its accessibility [for the better, of course!].
As many reviewers have already said, this game is easy to learn, hard to master. It is turn-based strategy meets collectible card game, and it is done in a masterful way.
If you like turn-based strategy and/or cc games, give it a try. It is a quick download, and it will run on a toaster, so you have nothing to lose.
I am so happy to see this game back on Steam.
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23 van de 29 mensen (79%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
447.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
Good to see PoxNora back on Steam, download it and get started. My best advice for beginners is not to look at rarity as terms of power, a combination of commons and uncommons can take down a poor group of exos and legs.

Poxbase.com is a 3rd party deck building site so you can theorycraft a bg while looking for games (DOGz needs to get a web developer and make a similar module WITHIN their website or buy out poxbase, but for now the system works)

Poxbox.net is also a 3rd party trading system, it shouldn't be taken for gospel, but is the best place for pricing and acquiring new runes.

Another good suggestion is goin on the forums and reading the combo threads within each faction, you will see a majority of battlegroups focused around these type of gimics so don't cheat yourself by not reading them. This is not a game of who has the more expensive runes (DOGz is making a good effort to make them all obtainable) rather a game of skill (through knowledge/experience) and whoever better knows their own battlegroup.
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19 van de 23 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
350.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 oktober
Pox Nora struggled through a long and arduous phase of being owned and subsequently undervalued by Sony Online Entertainment. A menagerie of bugs and balancing changes would go unresolved for months, it was extremely difficult to break into the game as a new player, and the the game had a distinct pay-to-win model unless a player was savvy enough to take advantage of third party resources like PoxBox and the like.

And then it all changed.

No, the fire nation didn't attack, Desert Owl Games came to be, and took over PoxNora for the better (far, far better). With the advent of DOG's game revamp, the entire collection of more than 1,300 cards were redesigned and retuned, the maps were uppdated, mechanics and the engine were retuned, the player rewards system was completely reinvented, and the free-to-play model was resdesigned to eliminate the necessity to spend money.

Now, it is extremely easy for new accounts to break into the game, receiving dramatically more gold per day from new challenges in addition to the daily skirmish, a new, highly expanded and more rewarding tutorial system has been implemented, a new skirmish mode has been implemented that dishes out free runes, and now all runes are available for purchase with gold rather than cash with the exception of the most recently released expansion pack.

The revamp is still in swing and changes still need to be made, but Desert Owl Games are really putting effort into making PoxNora a good game again, and are very public and open with the changes they make. They have implemented a new player council to aid them in development and provide an officiated voice for the players, and are just generally cool dudes.

Whether you're brand new or you long abandoned the game, this shiny new construction is definitely worth giving Pox a chance.
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20 van de 26 mensen (77%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1,624.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
Very fun game! Many people will try and say that it is pay to win and when Sony owned it, it pretty much was. Desert Owl games has added many ways to earn gold very easily and has made it easier than ever to play this game for free and be extremely effective. Like any trading card game there are Rarer cards that are hard to get and can be sold by 3rd party people who collect these cards but you can win games easily without any rare cards at all.
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15 van de 18 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
75.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
Extremely fun strategy game. I've never been into card games but have so much fun collecting and planning decks in PoxNora. Getting to play your runes in the game environment is just a whole other level of fun :) Desert Owl games has made it easier than ever to be a new player in this game, and have implemented several ways of getting the runes you want, making it easier than ever to build the army of your dreams!
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15 van de 18 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
12.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 november
I was so excited when I saw that Pox Nora had switched to a new owner! And then I found out that it was available on Steam! (I don't know if this is a new thing, or if PN has been on here a long time, but for me it was new.) I decided to give it a try, despite bad experiences previously, and I was overjoyed to see that the client had gotten major updates; it looks fantastic and is very easy to navigate. and Desert Owl includes various daily challenges to help people new to the game to catch up. There is also a set of activities that all new players must travel before they can jump into an actual multiplayer competition, each of which also adds to the player's bank and allows them to score new "runes" (cards.) There is a microtransaction mechanic in which a player can buy rune packs (thus the bank of game coins that I mentioned,) but players can also join a "training" match, in which players have balanced starter decks and only player skill counts.

The gameplay was just as fun as I remembered, too. Essentially, each player generates "nora" (mana) automatically each turn, and they can then play runes from their hand onto the board. Some runes are characters, others are equipment that is played directly onto said characters, and some are spells that have instant effects on the boardstate. The board also has nodes, locations that can be captured by characters that move into their sphere of influence. Nodes give extra nora each turn and act as secondary (or sometimes primary) summoning locations for the characters. Ultimately, each player is trying to destroy their opponent's primary summoning point, a shrine, and receive a revamped animation as the building is destroyed by magical explosions or stone spires that stab upward through the ground, or...

But.

As the Curators' recommendation explains, this game "took a trip down the p2w slope under SOE." I was there, and I saw this happen. I played, and I payed. I have a collection of runes from that time, but when I began playing, I quickly found that, 1.) nobody plays the skill-only training matches, and 2.) everybody's decks are still broken at the bottom of the p2w slope. I thought I might just have been a poor strategist until I hung out in the chat forum and read people's posts; nope, I still believe that I am a poor strategist, but this does not account for the entirety of the current metagame. Pox Nora involves runes of various rarities, from common to rare. Wait, no, then there is Exotic. Oh, also legendary. You get the idea. Further, according to the players talking in the forum, two of whom were in the top 5 players in the current iteration of the game, a player must have no fewer than 5 exotics to be competitive.

The curators claim that the game was "reclaimed by the old devs and revamped." I believe this is true, but the p2w slope is slippery, and the game has not recovered. It is still crouched at the bottom of the p2w slope, and if you want to be competitive, you will have to descend to its level to do so.
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14 van de 17 mensen (82%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
393.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
This game is unique. 8 factions, hundreds of cards, tons of possibilities and most important a lot of fun.
If you like strategy and cards, this game is for you.
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13 van de 16 mensen (81%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
182.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 oktober
Although it has one foot in the free to play and the other in the pay to win, it is fair to say that you have enough control on your type of games that you are going to be able to compete and have fun without feeling forced to empty your pockets.

The game itself is really one of my favorite turn base strategy board game, where both positioning and deck construction matters. I don't mind the outdated graphics myself, but don't expect much in that area.

Overall, I give it a 7 out of 10. The game balance still has too much cheese in it to be a game I would consider playing at a competitive level on a regular basis. But it's definitely worth the time if you are into occasional skirmish.
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8 van de 9 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 oktober
Great mix of tradional trading card games and strategy gameplay! Recommend for all who likes turn based strategy games and don't like the luck factor to have significant impact on the results. I liked the idea of the game, having a choice between single player campaigns and PVP battles! Hope the project will be constantly progressing and we could get a new content!
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9 van de 11 mensen (82%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
111.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 30 oktober
ive been playing since before it was a steam release, it was pretty unbalanced but actually has gotten better. It takes some time to figure out a decent strategy for some people but once you find a style for you its a really good game. Think hearthstone combined with chess? something like that. I'd say give it a try if you want something more complex than hearthstone it's free give it a shot if you don't like it then you've lost nothing right?
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8 van de 10 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
65.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 oktober
Excellent game once you learn and figure things out. The best TCG out there, tons of awesome artwork and different options to build your deck, plus the satisfaction of seeing your runes (cards) in action on the battlefield. Nothing else like it that I've found. The negative reviews I have seen are just people that haven't tried the game for long enough to give it a real chance, or people that simply don't like the genre. Even those, if given time, would realize how exceptional this game is. Improvements have been made recently and will continue to be made in the future.
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