Excerpt: It is not as simple as collecting rewards and placing monsters though. At the beginning of each turn, ceptors (card users) have the option of using spell cards: each having a different effect. A simple one is Magic Bolt, which simply does 20 damage to a creature on the map. Later, a more powerful card you might find is Meteor, which takes a land down to its base level. Leveling lands is an option available to ceptors that have creatures on the map.
Excerpt: When you hear the word "videogame" these days, it usually brings to mind fantastic scenes starring elfin warriors, gritty urban vigilantes, or souped-up supercars rendered with staggeringly impressive realism and sophistication that would have been considered impossible on a home console ten years ago.
Excerpt: Culdcept is a name that won't be familiar to many people -- well, unless you've recently spent time in Japan or keep yourself wired in with the pop culture fads of the country. In a sense, Culdcept could be compared with the Magic: The Gathering phenomenon in the States. It is a popular Collectable Card Game in Japan that combines elements of Yu Gi Oh (creature casting, battles and spells) with the mechanics of Monopoly .
Excerpt: One of the problems with this job -- aside from occasionally getting entire subcultures if not nations angry at you and the inevitable development of a psychotic reaction to the sight of little green army men -- is that sometimes, you run into a game that just isn't your style. You might have some fun with it, sure, but it's clearly designed for people whose brains are wired differently than yours.