"Hunt bigger game on a bold new adventure with Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers! Hone your skills as you battle your way across the planes of the Multiverse. Beware though, Planeswalker. Your biggest danger is one of your own ... Garruk Wildspeaker, the greatest hunter known, is now hunting you!
User reviews: Mixed (3,390 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 16, 2014

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April 15

APRIL BONUS: Khans of Tarkir

Ah, Tarkir in the Spring! Spring has sprung and the Mardu Roughriders are traipsing past the Nomad Outposts in the latest 20 card pack. These all foil cards will amp up your three color decks and help you conquer the plane of Tarkir.

Magic 2015 Khans of Tarkir Card Pack includes 2 new 10-card all-foil sets for use with your collection (20 cards in all):
“Realms of Tarkir” — Conquer Tarkir’s majestic landscape to power your decks. The lands in this set each produce three colors of mana, allowing you to access greater possibilities to defeat your foes.
“Champions of the Khans” — Tarkir is a plane locked in ancient conflict between five clans, each with its own unique blend of fierce battle magic fueled by three colors of mana. Choose your clan with these three-color creature cards.

Unwrap the new card packs and you’ll find these new cards in your collection starting April 15th, 2015!

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March 18

MARCH BONUS: Riddles of Steel Pack

Garruk found the pot at the end of the rainbow and it’s filled with 30 new foil Magic cards! Try your luck with the Riddles of Steel 30-card pack today. It’s perfect for blue, white, and artifact decks and Garruk is sharing it with you!

March Bonus: Riddles of Steel Pack

Power-up your deck with the 30-card, all-foil Riddles of Steel Pack. Containing 3 new 10-card sets, these bonus cards are perfect for blue, white, and artifact decks!

Unwrap the new card packs and you’ll find these new cards in your collection starting March 18th, 2015!

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Reviews

“If you're a Magic: The Gathering fan who passed up this latest iteration of Duels of the Planeswalkers or have just thought about learning how to play the paper game with a minimal investment, then new changes really make this title worth it.”
5 out of 5 – Examiner

Special Edition & Card Collection Bundle

The Special Edition includes Steam-exclusive content consisting of a soundtrack, desktop wallpapers, and an eBook "“Theros; Godsend, Part 1” in PDF format.

The Card Collection Bundle includes 300 foil stickers and the following bonus card collections:

  • Battle Booster Collection
  • Innistrad Card Collection
  • Theros Card Collection
  • Ravnica Card Collection
  • Shandalar Card Collection
  • Zendikar Card Collection

About This Game

Early Bird Bonus: Players who purchased the Complete Bundle, Card Collection Bundle, or any Premium Boosters for Magic 2015 prior to 11/5/2014 automatically get the Garruk’s Revenge expansion campaign added to their account as a bonus! Simply update Magic 2015 to the latest version, start the game, and the expansion campaign will be there waiting for you!

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GARRUK'S REVENGE EXPANSION NOW AVAILABLE!

Walk in the footsteps of the Multiverse's greatest hunter. Featuring additional campaign levels, challenges, and new cards to collect, you take on the role of Garruk and hunt your prey across the planes!

-Explore the fan-favorite plane of Alara to unlock powerful new cards -Take on the role of Garruk and use his evolving deck to hunt your prey -Win Battle Boosters through Multiplayer to expand your card collection

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Hunt bigger game on a bold new adventure with Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers! Command powerful creatures and wield devastating spells to defeat your opponents in this epic game of strategy.

Hone your skills as you battle your way across the planes of the Multiverse. Beware though, Planeswalker. Your biggest danger lies ahead. Garruk Wildspeaker, the greatest hunter known, has fallen under the curse of the Chain Veil. He now mercilessly stalks his own kind. Find him and stop him ... before he finds you!

Explore the rich storyline of Magic 2015 and sharpen your game:
• The best way to learn to play Magic: A detailed tutorial makes it easy to get started.
• Deck building: Open virtual booster packs of Magic cards to build decks and battle in single- and multi-player modes.
• Hours of gameplay: Travel across five different fantastic planes, battle incredible creatures, and save the Multiverse from a terrible fate.

*Premium Boosters purchased individually or in bundles can be opened once you’ve completed the Innistrad Chapter.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista (XP not supported)
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU (Pentium 4 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with Pixelshader 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB for Vista and Windows 7)
Helpful customer reviews
121 of 152 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Pros:
-deck building

Cons:
-NO TWO HEADED GIANT
-Terrible interface
-Card selection is poor
- Everything is white you can use this as a substitute light on your room

I still prefer 2014
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53 of 60 people (88%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Dear Wizards of the Coast. You seriously need to step your game up and create a DTCG (Digital Trading Card Game) that actually competes with other DTCG's currently and upcoming out there. You have failed to create a singular platform (Magic Online is a piece of garbage) where all MGTO fans can gather and play each other for fun and competitivly. Look at Infinity Wars, HEX, hell even Hearthstone.... How dense can ya'll be?

I have been wanting to play a singular online platform of MGTO on my desktop since I was in middleschool, I am now 26... I am still waiting for ya'll to get your act together and create an actually stable, graphicle, and appealing online game. You have failed to do so and have given us this. Sure it's good looking and stable. But there is still tons to be desired to even be as competent as the other DTCG who have far less funding yet FAR surpass you. This shouldn't HAPPEN! I have always loved and dedicated a lot of time on MGTO but for some odd reason even though you're the big one in the room you FAIL at giving what your fans and dedicated players want.

If you guys stopped with this whole "Release" a new title every year which are limited in their cards that fractures your player base and created a single downloadable client that we all can download and all be able to play with a cash shop and all then I'd be happy. I want to spend my money on your DTCG game but at your current state and your competition my money goes to them instead of you.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed playing this game but coming from playing other competing DTCG's you have left massive holes to be desired and to improve upon. Stop releasing new 'games' every year. Focus on the engine and release card collections like the rest of the herd. No microtransactions on a game that will be dead next year. I dont want to start my collection from scratch every year!

Hopefully you get it right the next time but my expectations will always be low.
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55 of 69 people (80%) found this review helpful
117.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Firstly I've been playing this game since revised and this is the 6th computer version I've played.
So my basic opionions on it.

1. There is no 2 headed giant. A major drawback for some. I miss it, but I can live without it.
2. Terrible starting decks. It's a deleberate game push towards teaching deck tweeking. And it does lend to the true beginners experiance of not having any cards.
3. The automatic funtions as always have to be turned of. I can declaire my own attackers thank you, and I'll choose when I'm done with a stage. I know they use this for beginners, but it's truely as always anoying and useless. Even beginners need to learn how to manage games stages.
4. The card pool of unlockable cards is one of the biggest of all the electronic versions. Still not enough cards for my taste. But a nice big unlockable pool. And don't pay to unlock the cards, just play for them. Easy enough to get everything but the battle packs.
5. Foils again?! Why? Worthless online; you can't trade them for upmarket value like in real face to face and as always they make it VERY difficult to see which card is which on screen.
6. Multiplayer is a bit sparce currently. It may pick up, I suspect though with people still playing 2012 on here, 2013 on here, and 2014 on here; just massively hampers the number of players. And to top that with no 2headed giant available as of yet...
7. There are no stupid slots you have to pay to unlock! WOOP!

Now you take all that.. and it is still a good version of magic online. Well worth buying and playing. If you love deck crafting this is the best version available. Could use a larger card pool, but at least they are giving you a great lake to play in rather than the typical large pond the hand you. I just wish they'd give us the ocean.
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40 of 49 people (82%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I have to preface this review with a couple of facts. This is my first negative review of a steam product. I love MTG and have been playing since the 90s with a couple of breaks in between. So when I say this game is garbage I'm not just being a hater. At the core when you are playing a match it is just like all the other games in the series. It is the card gathering mechanics, menus, and lack of game modes that hurts this version of Duels. Unlike previous games in the Planeswalker series you don't start the game with a selection of decks to move between and maybe discover new play styles. You are locked into one deck that you have to pick off it's NAME, thats right name and color no card preview. You are now stuck with that and must use it to beat matches and earn booster packs. On the plus side you do have the ability to fully customize your decks which is awesome. The down side to that is that the card selection is kinda meh. Also being a game that is focused on dual colored cards it has barely any and the card focus is totally on sets that had plenty of them. You can buy booster packs with micreotransactions or just unlock all the cards in a certain set. Personally I don't like microtransactions of that nature but whatever, what really burns it is that the cards are lackluster on a whole. I spent about 10 hours grinding out my black deck and once I had it finished I didn't want to play anymore. Oh almost forgot no Two-Headed Giant (2v2 MP) or Archenemy(3v1 uber deck)! Draft mode is chill but I dig team battles way more. Go play real life MTG or Hearthstone.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Introduction
I am a avid Magic the Gathering player and was waiting for this game to come out. Unfortunately i was disappointed when i found this game dropped the ball so hard.

Pros

  • Custom Deck Building
  • Campaign can be fun at times


Cons

  • No Two-Headed Giant
  • Some good cards are behind a dlc paywall
  • The AI’s decks have all of the cool cards
  • lack of polish on the game


Conclusion
Just buy magic 2014 instead. This game completely dropped the ball. It had the potential, but there is so much that just went wrong in this game for me to recommend this to anyone.


-HiPFiRED
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Short Version: Do not buy this game. If you want to play Magic at your computer without investing in MTGO, buy DOTP 2014 instead.

Quite frankly WOTC isnt known for quality control of digital products, but this might actually be the worst designed product with their name on it that I've seen (and I played MTG Tactics and MTG Battlegrounds). I finally decided to try this version out, despite all of the negative things I've heard about it. Surprisingly though, its somehow worse than I expected.

The microtransactions arent the real problem here. Certainly they are there, and that is slightly annoying given that the point of the DOTP franchise is to play MTG without that aspect of the card game. However as a paper MTG player I'm certainly used to that.

No, the real problem here is that the game that you are paying for is garbage. First of all, its one of the most abysmal PC ports I've seen in awhile. Instead of a menu screen, you get a series of icons that you scroll through one at a time until you find the one you were trying to get to. Even in game, the mouse controls are strangely less smooth and not as responsive as in 2014. It feels like the function of every aspect of the game has been sacrificed to try to make things look "cool".

And since I'm talking about the appearance of the game. It looks horrible. Why is everything on the screen black and grey? Did someone at the studio decide that the colorful blues, golds, and reds of DOTP 2014 were too pleasant to look at? The whole design of the in-game interface is not only far less convenient and poorly laid out, but also just plain irritating to look at. Are me and my opponent playing MTG in some dystopian sci-fi future where joy is illegal?

But so far I've been talking about the interface, gameplay functionality, and apperance of the game; "what about the actual card game?", you excitedly ask.

Unfortunately its just not worth it. I continuously feel as though Im playing the sealed gameplay mode of DOTP 2014... except with less interesting cards. And this is the 2015 campaign gameplay. Sure being able to make my own deck with random cards is nice, but if I wanted to make a crappy deck with crappy cards I would play sealed mode. Which I can already do in DOTP 2014. And if I want to play multiplayer or the campaign, 2014 lets me play with some fun Magic cards from throughout MTG history instead of the boring trash you get to work with in 2015.

In conclusion, if at any given time I was unable to go out and play paper Magic with people in person, I would play DOTP 2014. If I was unable to play DOTP 2014, I would play Hearthstone. And if I was forced to play DOTP 2015... I would go read a book.

Learn from my mistake, dont buy this version of DOTP. Dont support their horrible decisions. Hopefully WOTC will seriously rethink their poorly implemented digital business model.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
I'm 100% certain that this game is by far the worst DotP game up to this point.
They removed 2 vs. 2 multiplayer (the most fun part of the game), added an annoying menu, and even managed to reduce deck diversity with such a limited choice of cards.

To anyone reading this: DON'T BUY THIS GAME. GET MAGIC 2014 AND BE DONE WITH IT!
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
The Good:
The visual are far better than its predecessor (in terms of colour scheme). The campaign is somewhat more well thought out and grasping this time around. Slightly lengthier campaign. New cards are pretty well thought out (though sometimes unbalanced).

The Bad:
Sometimes unresponsive. Commonly the transitions are slow or laggy (computer exceeds requirements) or generally annoying. Doesn't control as well as 2014. STUCK WITH ONE DECK THROUGH THE ENTIRE CAMPAIGN. You aren't allowed to change the deck after you are forced to hastily pick from certain very unclear options as soon as you start playing. No way of reset as far as I can see.

Closing Statement: Magic 2014 is far better, and well worth the purchase.

(★★½☆☆) - 2.5/5
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36 of 60 people (60%) found this review helpful
85.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
It was ok, not a greatly put together game and probably barely worth the money, but playable. That was up till the point it wiped all my progress.

Stupid, shoddy game. Don't waste the money
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Welcome to MTG DotPw 2015.

It's a pos compare to 2014 (which is the best, so far). As you get into the game you're pushed on some AD which only counts in the US or what not so why push this on us outside the US border... after that you're greeted with this garbage of a Menu UI. Some touch / console trash which makes you furious to navigate, when playing the "game" it still the same UI luckly.

Now! what's new, beside the awful UI? Well, they added something we've been asking / hoping for, deck buidling. But, it turned out to be a dumb gimmick, given all you get is a small pool of mostly terrible cards. I'd rather go back to pre constructed decks which gets 40 unlocks or whatever than this.

They removed two headed giant and there's no archenemy, why? It's like removing conquest from battlefield or TDM from call of duty.

3/10

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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Magic 2014 was better. Get Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers instead ^_^
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Recommendation - Pass with the might of a thousand passes

The words I want to use when describing this game are unsuitable for children, the elderly, the pregnant, those with a heart condition, and people with sensitive ears.

I have not raged this hard at a game since I was a kid, playing the arena mode of Armored Core. If it were not for me having already unlocked the multiplayer, my desk would be split in half and pieces of my mouse would be embedded in the drywall for how hard I would have smashed the "delete local content" button.

The reason for my rage is the single player campaign. Put simply, it is god-awful. It is terrible. It is horrifically unfair and completely stupid. You will have the bone-stock vanilla uber-generic weak deck up against ridiculously powerful enemies. You will lose and lose and lose and lose unless you just happen to start with a great hand AND your opponent simultaneously gets a bad one.

Let me know if the following scenario sounds fun: You go to the local game shop where Magic players gather, you buy a $10 starter deck, and then sit down to battle a pro-level player who has a masterfully-built multicolored deck filled with holographic, prismatic, epically-rare legendary creatures.

Sound fun? NO!?? Well, gasp and shock! OH, UNKNOWABLE UNIVERSE! I would have to take off my shoes to count how many things I would rather do than slog through that garbage. I'm honestly having more fun typing up this review than I did playing that stupid campaign.

You might be thinking "well just play multiplayer!" and you're right, to a point. The multiplayer can certainly be fun (assuming you're against a player with a similarly-terrible deck), but unfortunately, YOU HAVE TO PLAY THE CAMPAIGN TO UNLOCK MULTIPLAYER!!! 4 tough battles, one of whom is a boss.

Magic is a multiplayer game. Magic has ALWAYS been a multiplayer game. The card game version has never been anything BUT a multiplayer game. Before the elctronic version, it was literally impossible to NOT play with other people. So kudos to the devs for locking the main feature that the game was built around and that 99% of all players want behind hours and hours of campaign-fueled frustration and nonsense.

The multiplayer is fun, but the rest of the game is terrible. There are SO many other card games to play with friends (many of them free) that unless you can pick this game up for a couple bucks or you have a superhuman amount of patience, don't even make direct eye-contact with it.
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Not sure if DLC will save this title for me, but I'm not one to give much credit for a game you have to pay extra for to make it feel like a viable title. The purchase of extra boosters being tied to multiplayer success is a real sticking point for me.

I've bought just about every one of the previous titles on my Xbox account and played hours upon hours of multiplayer (two-headed giant being my favorite game type.) I finished the campaign on this and tried some multiplayer and out of the games I played I saw one deck that was not completely like the others. I'm surprised to find that I've come to the conclusion that I like the games with premade decks more.

If you enjoyed previous versions of this game, you may very well not enjoy this one. I'm sure many people DO like this, but do some research on the virtues and cons of this game prior to buying.
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31 of 53 people (58%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Trash. No 2HG (Two-Headed Giant) mode. was 90% of multiplayer games. Don't waste your money, get 2014 or another version.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
159.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Ive played every Planeswalker and I play MTGO, this is by far the worst installment. 1st- theres absolutely no ranking or community stats. 2nd- anyone can easily freeze the game anytime they want. 3rd- the game itself crashes between almost every game......and of course the only reason people play Planeswalker instead of just playing MTGO is the twoheaded giant, which they dont offer..... Basically youre better off playing Magic The Gathering Online.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Don't bother, play 2014 instead. This is a classic example of a dev creating a game without caring a whit about the quality or design, because they believe you are stupid and will buy it anyway, so why should they care.

Don't fall for it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
299.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
For all of its flaws, I still think DotP 2015 is a great game.

It doesn't have many of the features that the previous editions of the franchise did (2HG, Archenemy, etc.), and it doesn't have quite as much laser-focus on the decks it includes; you can build a green ramp deck, for example, but it won't go quite as big and bold as the Eldrazi-spamming equivalents in DotP 2012-2014. That said, if you're willing to experiment, the card collection on tap allows for many flexible and entertaining archetypes, and offers some of the first real support for 3+ color decks (your decks can include all of the Ravnica dual lands, as well as the cycles of Alara and Tarkir tri-lands). If you like building decks, this has a pretty interesting metagame, and you can now unlock all of the cards just through play (no more irritating pay-walls for the premium cards). If you like Magic, give it a shot - it's only $10.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
278.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
I try not to give meaningless reviews, so I put some time in the game before deciding to recommend it. Perspective: I have played the original Magic game in the 90's, and I did get the 2012 edition of the game. I do not play IRL Magic.

Pros: 1) DECK BUILDING! I despised that I could not actually craft a meaningful deck in any of the prior games like 2012.
2) Multiplayer seems relatively stable in 1v1 duels, which is what I usually play online.
3) The AI is reasonablystrong, although it does get a bit predictable with extended playing.
4) I am disappointed that WOC seems far more interested in their pocketbook than customers' enjoyment. The pandering to buy DLC is rather demoralizing. The good news here is that if you just PLAY THE GAME through, and are willing to go win a few duels online, you can get all of the cards that are available in the DLC for free.

Cons: 1) The fact that some of the higher end decks you fight in the single player mode have cards that you are not allowed access to again speaks to the fact that the game is more about filling WOC's pocket than providing an experience that is as good as playing the IRL card game. That said, I still feel it was worth the $10 or so I spent on the game and the expasion. It would be nice if these cards were added to the player pool at some point.
2) Again, you (don't) get what you (don't) pay for: the single player game is bereft of almost all semblances of a single player game: animations, cut scenes, etc. There may be a total of 25 seconds of unique graphics in the entire base game, including the intro animation. The original 90's game had a significantly better developed plot and GUI for travelling and having random encounters/duels.
3) Others have complained that the multiplayer lacks certain 3- and 4-player options that were present previously. I cannot comment on this, but you can read others' reviews for the details.

In short, the game is not perfect, but few games are. I find it a good way to blow off some steam playing online 1v1 or vs. the AI, but it is not a game you will spend 100 hours or 100 dollars on. Get it for cheap on sale, and enjoy what is there.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
+ Possibly best TCG.
- Menu made by some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ mobile fanboy

Get complete edition from https://www.humblebundle.com before it's too late.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
108.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
This game came as part of a humble bundle I purchased. I wasn't expecting much from it because I was under the impression that online magic games were pay2win crap, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the cards can be unlocked just through playing. If you are impatient and hate money you can pay a certain amount to get everything immediately. I usually feel cheated when people play cards against me I don't have access to (e.g. when I play in a casual modern tournament and realize the guy sitting across from me has a $800 deck), but the pool of cards in this game is fairly small and you will be able to make a decent PvP deck very quickly. I actually enjoyed trying to find a way to turn a handful of bad cards into something usable when I first started playing this game. It's like playing a draft. I can't imagine why other reviewers are complaining about the starter decks being weak, do you really need Black Lotus to beat a laughably stupid AI with a deck full of 2/2s? It took me maybe a day to run through the campaign and I've been only playing PvP since and I find it strange how easily I can get a match, even when I play at odd times in the middle of the night or very early in the morning. One thing I like about this game is that Wizards seems to have hand-picked the cards available in it. There are still cards that are much better than others, but it makes the meta unique to just this game. The graphics in this game are a bit buggy, but overall the interface is nice in an dumbed-down Apple product kind of way.

All in all, it's a cool game if you like Magic. Cockatrice is better, but this is still a nice change of pace from playing the same worn-out netdecks over and over.
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