Combat Cards

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

Fighting By The Numbers by Ewan Spence
8 +00002006-11-02T10:07:56+00:00302006b+00:00Thu, 02 Nov 2006 10:07:56 +0000 2006, 10:07 am
Filed under: Links

Unlike many games, which have transitioned from RL to SL, Combat Cards is moving in the other direction, with plans to eventually create real-life sets of the cards. “For a game like this, we have this incredible visual element [in SL] that really enhances it,” said Osprey. “In RL, you can have tangible cards with clear graphics. We don’t have to have just one or the other – each has its strengths.”

Link: Slate Magazine

SLNN Covers the Hallowe’en Horror by Ewan Spence
8 +00002006-11-02T10:04:48+00:00302006b+00:00Thu, 02 Nov 2006 10:04:48 +0000 2006, 10:04 am
Filed under: Links

 Are you a Combat Cards fan? Then you’re going to love this! Combat Cards has just launched a new, gruesome expansion pack just in time for Halloween.

Link: SLNN

SL Podcast Experiences Combat Cards by Ewan Spence
8 +00002006-10-12T16:37:26+00:00312006b+00:00Thu, 12 Oct 2006 16:37:26 +0000 2006, 4:37 pm
Filed under: Links

Last night’s Introduction to Combat Cards saw two session run, and the second of those saw SL journalist Jeremy Flagstaff (SL Podcast) experience Combat Cards. Jeremy admits he’s not a games player but how did he find it?

The game was fun, I have to admit. I only played one round with Comhrag, and he says you start to get the strategy down a bit more after a bit, but it was still lost of me for the most part. The real genious of this is the minions of fans of the cards games in real life. An uber geeky crowd, who would be perfect for Second Life.

Read all his thoughts at the SL Podcast website.