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Spectromancer (Windows)

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Description

Spectromancer is a card collection game similar to Magic the Gathering. Players use cards to combat each other. Winning duels grants players new cards.

Each player plays as a mage. The game features six different mage classes (Cleric, Mechanician, Necromancer, Chaosmaster, Dominator and Illusionist). Different cards represent different spells and summons the player cast. The game is played in turns and each turn the players can place new cards on the virtual table and summoned creatures will attack enemy creatures. Spells can also be cast for additional damage. Different types of units do different types of damage (fire, water, air, earth, plus one class dependent type). Different creatures also have different resistances against these types of damage.

Players can play against each other over the Internet or against an AI computer player.

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Spectromancer Windows By middle game you'll assemble enough cards to fill all four slots in each magic category
Spectromancer Windows In the campaign mode you'll be reward for winning duels
Spectromancer Windows Main screen
Spectromancer Windows Campaign intro

Alternate Titles

  • "Spectromancer HD" -- iPad title
  • "Astral Tournament II" -- Development title

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User Reviews

Magic: The Gathering for casual gamers Alex Z (977) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Game Vortex 2008 90 out of 100 90
Gamers Daily News 2008 8 out of 10 80
Out Of Eight Nov 06, 2008 6 out of 8 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Gamers' Temple, The 2008 70 out of 100 70

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expansions/re-releases 3 Rola (7107)
Aug 29, 2013

Trivia

Origin

After developer Alexey Stankevich had created the obvious Magic the Gathering inspired Astral Tournament and Astral Masters, Richard Garfield and Skaff Elias (designers from Magic the Gathering were so impressed that they offered to co-develop Astral Tournament II. The title was later changed to Spectromancer.

Expansions

The expansions add new mage classes with their respective card sets. For mobile platforms they're available as in-app purchases, while Windows users can upgrade for free - web browser edition was also updated to the latest version.
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vedder (20153) added Spectromancer (Windows) on Jun 19, 2010
Other platforms contributed by Rola (7107) and Kabushi (121980)