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Scrolls: Upcoming CCG by the creators of Minecraft
Scrolls is Mojang's next game and offers a new and unique game play where you fight to outmaneuver your opponent on the battlefield using the destructive powers in your collection of magical scrolls. Tear your opponent limb from limb with the might of your summoned armies, lay waste to the defenses with the obliterating power of your siege weapons or open up the very skies and let bolts of lightning shower his minions until only ash remains. The road to victory is yours to choose. Obtain the powerful scrolls and decide which ones you will take to battle as you fight to become the mightiest Magician of all.
In plain terms, it's a trading card game/board game that will have both single and multiplayer modes. Given that this is being created by Mojang, the guys behind the insanely addictive Minecraft, prepare to give a good chunk of your life to playing a card game.
On a broader level, the game is about acquiring those cards: players can buy packs of randomly selected cards for real money, or earn them for free by playing the single player campaign against the AI. Some cards can only be bought, others can only be earned, but all can be traded on the auction house for in-game currency.
This in-game currency cannot be traded for real money or vice-versa, so it should be possible to fully play this game without spending a dime on extra cards.
Oh yeah, and Jerry Holkins, AKA Tycho, will be contributing the story and some writing. To quote the man himself,
Ever since Minecraft took root in the offices, it’s transformed once vital staffers into shambling hulks, concerned only with the construction of monolithic structures. When Notch said the Mojang guys had an idea for another game, I decided it would probably be safest just to join them.