Combat Cards

Splintered Rock Launch! by Osprey Therian
8 +00002011-06-12T02:04:57+00:00302011b+00:00Sun, 12 Jun 2011 02:04:57 +0000 2006, 2:04 am
Filed under: Events, New Cards, Splintered Rock, Tournements | Tags:

Splintered Rock! by Osprey Therian
8 +00002011-04-10T18:21:48+00:00302011b+00:00Sun, 10 Apr 2011 18:21:48 +0000 2006, 6:21 pm
Filed under: Events, Links, Splintered Rock


The makers of Combat Cards, a card game that is played in
Second Life, have taken an innovative approach to creating
a new expansion based on the players and setting of an
actual roleplay region in Second Life.

Doc Boffin and Osprey Therian, creators of Combat Cards
have worked closely with Vooper Werribee, owner of the
Splintered Rock Second Life region to produce a new set of
cards. Each card shows one of the roleplay characters
who plays at Splintered Rock.

Both Combat Cards and Splintered Rock have a long history
in Second Life. Combat Cards was first released in 2006
and at the time Doc Boffin was also a Linden employee
known as Babbage Linden. Splintered Rock was originally a
roleplay area based on the science fiction world of the
Dune novels by Frank Herbert. However, in 2008 lawyers for
The Herbert Estate requested the removal of any Dune
intellectual property from Second Life.

Vooper Werribee (real life name: Darren Green) said, "The
Splintered Rock set of cards shows that we have moved on
from the 'Dune issue' and benefit from the incredible
creativity and originality of roleplayers in Second Life.
The cards do a great job of showcasing that. Osprey worked
incredibly hard with each player to get a picture that
captured the 'heart and soul' of their character and the
new set of cards is a fantastic way to let people know
about the style and setting of the roleplay on Splintered
Rock. I'm thrilled to be involved in this!"

This method of producing a new expansion for Combat Cards
illustrates the flexibility that is available to developers
of virtual games. The creators of Combat Cards may take a
similar approach to their next expansion, perhaps featuring
another Second Life roleplaying region. There is also the
possibility of producing customised cards on request.

However, one final task remains before the Splintered
Rock set of Combat Cards can be released:
The new cards all need names.
If you would like to help name the cards then send an IM
in Second Life with your suggested card name to Vooper
Werribee. It also a chance to make a few Linden
Dollars as L$200 will be paid for each card name that
is used.
You can see the set of Splintered Rock Combat Cards here (1).

(1) Link to Splintered Rock set of Combat Cards

(2) Link to Splintered Rock web page

(3) SLurl to the Splintered Rock Combat Cards Arena

(4) Link to Combat Cards web page

Today’s Event by Osprey Therian
8 +00002011-03-12T23:00:23+00:00312011b+00:00Sat, 12 Mar 2011 23:00:23 +0000 2006, 11:00 pm
Filed under: Events, Tournements

Today’s event was really fun! I took exactly ZERO pictures, but Sidney, Magic, Wavemaster, Magic, and I all fought each other for both Demo and Custom tournaments. We now use a system whereby each person fights every other person and keeps track of the score: wins=2, draws=1, and losses=0. We manage to get a lot of fighting in, and especially so today as the Demo results were a three way tie – Magnek, Magic, and me. We fought again – 3-way tie again. We fought AGAIN – 3-way tie AGAIN. Finally we just accepted that and moved on to Custom (where I got trounced, having used up all my energy on Demo).

Wave hadn’t fought in ages but did really well despite that, and will be up to speed in no time if he plays a bit.

Reskinning for Splintered Rock by Osprey Therian
8 +00002011-01-13T20:28:32+00:00312011b+00:00Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:28:32 +0000 2006, 8:28 pm
Filed under: Events, Splintered Rock, Tournements

As Splintered Rock is a role-play area, I’m reskinning the Fantasy series to stay in keeping with its spice-mining, futuristic theme and feature the avatars one might meet there.  There’s an open-to-anyone tournament on Saturday at 1pm, during which I’ll be taking pictures of the locals.  This will be my second session – for the fruits of the first see the Splintered Rock blog.  I’ve left naming up to the players themselves, and I hear there might be a contest built around it.

Spice Report on Combat Cards by Osprey Therian
8 +00002010-11-30T05:07:23+00:00302010b+00:00Tue, 30 Nov 2010 05:07:23 +0000 2006, 5:07 am
Filed under: Events, Robots, Splintered Rock, Tournements

Check out the Spice Report’s coverage of the first Splintered Rock Combat Cards tournament HERE.

Today in Europa by Osprey Therian
8 +00002010-11-29T05:52:56+00:00302010b+00:00Mon, 29 Nov 2010 05:52:56 +0000 2006, 5:52 am
Filed under: Doc Boffin, Events, Tournements

Doc has more outstanding videos with match commentary on the Combat Cards YouTube channel.

Arena Modding by Osprey Therian
8 +00002010-11-12T20:48:41+00:00302010b+00:00Fri, 12 Nov 2010 20:48:41 +0000 2006, 8:48 pm
Filed under: Arenas

Because the displays “map” to the numbered prims in the linkset, if you change the linkset you need to make sure the link numbers specified in “Settings” is still correct. The (annoying) linkset number reporter script tells you what a prim number is when you touch that prim – remove or turn off that script when it’s not needed as it’s annoying X10 😀

Robots have Been Released! by Osprey Therian
8 +00002010-11-01T04:50:07+00:00302010b+00:00Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:50:07 +0000 2006, 4:50 am
Filed under: Events, Robots, Tournements

Michalius Oppewall won the 2010 Braaaains Cup at the Combat Cards Robot Series Release!
Thank you to everyone who turned up!

This is the last picture so most have already left, but from left: Lorna, Os, Magnek, Mich, Lisahot, Sid, Doc.

Bloodsong vs Magnek

Robot Details by Osprey Therian
8 +00002010-10-28T18:11:53+00:00312010b+00:00Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:11:53 +0000 2006, 6:11 pm
Filed under: Robots

Anyone who’d like to gain a passing familiarity with the robot cards before the release can get a deck/beta cards and/or Robot Demo from Doc’s sooper sekret exploding test arena in Europa. It is clearly marked.

As well as poweful hits at a cost of heat build-up, Robot cards have shields – which reverse the opponents attack INCLUDING REGEN i.e. a player employing a Robot high shield against the Scottish card not only wounds the opponent but also GAINS 4 health points.

Doc very much wants to hear opinions on Robots – how powerful they are against the other series cards (there’s the heat liability, the huge attacks, the split block that is great against discard attacks, plus this regen thing).

Robots! by Osprey Therian
8 +00002010-10-27T20:18:09+00:00312010b+00:00Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:18:09 +0000 2006, 8:18 pm
Filed under: Events, Robots

The official release event is HERE.