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War of Omens - A Digital Deck-Builder by Fifth Column Games

War of Omens is a card game combining deck-builder and collectable-card-game mechanics, featuring fast, strategic play and 3 different playable factions.

War of Omens is a card game combining deck-builder and collectable-card-game mechanics, featuring fast, strategic play and 3 different playable factions.

War of Omens is in full 3D and plays in your browser. We started with a 2D prototype for playtesting and balancing, but over the last few months we've transitioned to a beautiful 3D environment with rendered cards, lighting, texture mapping, and shadows. The game plays at a smooth 60fps, even while cards are zooming through the air or sliding onto the table, with animated UI elements and particle effects.

War of Omens is a strategic card game set in a dark fantasy world, depicting the evolving political and military struggle between three distinct, warring factions. Players will take on the role of a hero representing one of these three factions, with the player's deck representing spells, tricks, techniques, and troops, and take their deck into battle against other players or a computer opponent.

The game is fundraising money on Kickstarter, view the full campaign page for more images, rules and information.

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