(This post is just a recommendation/shout out for a new CCG on Steam if anyone is looking for a new game to try out over the Thanksgiving holiday week. Posting it a few places around the web to do my part as a fan. Wasn't sure whether to post this here or in General Gaming, but this site lists HEX: Shards of Fate as an MMO so this one must be as well by whatever standard being used. A mod can feel free to move this to General Gaming though if they want.)
I've played every digital CCG/TCG that exists, all of them. MTGO, Hearthstone, HEX, Duels of Champions, Spellweaver, Star Crusade, Faeria, Fable Fortune, Elder Scrolls Legends, Cardhunter, Infinity Wars, Runescape Chronicles, Shadowverse, Pox Nora, probably dozens and dozens of others that I'm not immediately remembering along with Cockatrice/Xmage. Been playing CCG's since paper magic Revised in the early '90s.
And yesterday this game showed up out of nowhere and blew me away. I had never heard of it, not one word about it, until I happened to see it on my "show all new releases - multiplayer" filter that I check daily to see what new multiplayer games are on Steam.
The polish and player-friendliness of Hearthstone, the depth of MtG/HEX, the best monetization model I've seen (since Faeria broke their b2p option promise), and game mode/gameplay options that put HEX to shame. Wow.
Aside from getting my friends into the game, I want to do my part to make sure this absolute hidden gem gets the exposure it deserves as a stand-out marvel in an extremely over-crowded genre. So I'm letting my friends know, writing up a positive review for the game here on Steam, and making a few forum posts to hopefully draw attention and get people to try this one out. I urge other fans of the game to do the same. This one deserves it, great job devs, great job.