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Big update to Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest tomorrow

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Jason Nason

The next update for Magic: The Gathering – Puzzle Quest is scheduled to go live tomorrow, and from the post on the developers blog it looks like it’s going to be a big one.

With the game hitting its one year anniversary, this new update will include the addition of cards from the Kaladesh expansion. The Kaladesh expansion adds 184 new cards to work with and now lets you battle with vehicles, massive constructs and harness the plane’s energy to gain the upper hand on your opponents.

This expansion features 4 brand-new mechanics: Energize, Overload, Fabricate and Crew. Energize and Overload go hand in hand. When a card performs Energize, it adds Energy to gems on the board. By itself, Energy doesn’t do anything, but when you match gems that contain Energy, ANY card you control on the battlefield with the Overload keyword will activate and the Energy is then removed from the matched gems.

Fabricate summons supports that grant +1/+1 to the first creature you control, and Crew gives mana to Vehicles when another non-token creature you control enters the battlefield.

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Magic: the Gathering – Puzzle Quest | REVIEW

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Jason Nason

There are a lot of puzzle games, and even more of the matching gem style puzzle games. While Candy Crush seems to be the most well known game in the genre, I think the very first one that I ever played was Bejeweled.

For the most part they’re pretty much the same thing. You match up gems of the same colour of three or more and they vanish. You then collect points and more gems fall to fill in the void. If the falling gems make more matches then you get a combo, more points, and so on. The goal for these games are mostly high score.

Later on games started adding in other elements to these games such as RPG battles to extend the life of the games. No longer was the matching of the gems merely the goal of the game but a means to an end. The gems could be used to gain points which could be used to power fighters or other things. I reviewed a mobile game a while back called Spirit Stones that did this well, as did Puzzle and Dragons Z + Super Mario Edition for the Nintendo 3DS.

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