SolForge – Elite Tournaments – Draft

This weekend was the second round of Elite Tournaments and featured draft. I missed the constructed event by one elite ticket mostly due to my decline in SolForge activity. That being said this event was fun for me. I’ve been slowly sneaking in more drafts than usual lately and usually go 3-1 with an occasional 4-0. I was expecting to get at least four wins and get a legendary chest, but I ended up going 5-1 losing one match to some bad plays and unlucky draws. It was refreshing to play in a tournament that was more than four rounds. Best of luck in your games. Here’s the capture of the 5-1 draft list. I tend to draft heavy Tempys lately in most of my drafts which is a huge swing from always drafting Nekrium and Uterra before the latest set.

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While 500,000 silver is nice, having some kind of pack to open after 5 wins would be nice as well.

#Neverwiner – Screenshot of the Day – Lava Golem

#Neverwiner - Screenshot of the Day - Lava Golem

During a recent Foundry Quest I stumbled upon a giant Lava Golem and it hurled giant lava rocks at me. I am just a small Halfling warrior though, and was a hard target to find. I recently reached level 40 as a great weapons fighter and am still enjoying the game on all accounts. Skirmishes are getting better and the dungeons are becoming more challenging.

Sol Forge – Early Release on Steam – #SolForge Deck Builder Active

Sol Forge released an update on the PC via Steam. If you already know all about Sol Forge, pick it up over at Steam. This recent update allows for you to use the deck builder function. Finally! The team over at Stoneblade also temporarily unlocked all the faction decks to give all of us from the kickstarter and beta access to all the currently released cards. The IoS update is coming in August for all of the iPad users out there!

It’s a fairly straight forward deck builder. Each faction has it’s own icon and you can then separate by creatures or spells. There is also an option for text versions or picture versions when you are choosing your cards. Double click on a card to add it to your deck at the bottom and remember that your deck must be 30 cards and can only contain two factions and you are good to go.

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Deck builder in action

I have been waiting for this since the beta started, having limited myself to just two of the faction starters that came with my kickstarter pledge. If you missed out on the kickstarter, you can gain access to the ongoing beta with the early release on steam for $19.99, which will include 20 boosters at official release. For those kickstarter backers, there was an update recently here.

Quoting a paragraph from the update:

As a special thanks for your support, we’re going to give all of our Kickstarter backers and preorders a free TWENTY booster packs in addition to everything they are already set to receive as a result of their original contribution. We want you all to be ready to go when it’s time to start building decks for real, and what better way to do that than to jump-start your collections!”

Amazing support for those of us that were with them from the start. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t tried Sol Forge out on the PC until the deck builder function was live having been a die hard iPad fan for digital card games. However, after a few days of playing on the PC I won’t be going back to the iPad until the next update. The game just runs a heck of a lot smoother on the PC (and faster!). I have no doubt the iPad versions will get there, hopefully with the August update.

Check out the website for Sol Forge if you haven’t already. I’ll leave you with the first deck I’ve built. Focusing on the Alloyin and Tempys factions. I’m a huge fan of the cards that level up other cards when you play them. I’m also a huge fan of Windcaller Shaman, after trying the card out after ignoring it for quite some time. The ability to move a card into an open lane to seal the win is a good option to have.

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Any movement is key!

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Synapsis Oracle at Level 3, Levels a card in your hand!

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I’m sure it’s not that great, but with some work and new cards it may get there. I hope you take the time to try out Sol Forge. This is a great game from the makers of Ascension which is available online and at friendly local gaming stores!

Until next time, get your games in!