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Subject: Witan on website & Version 1.3 of our free Ortus Regni app released rss

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Use Your Tray as Your Deck!

Not to bury the lead but we have now added this dramatically different variant to the Variant Rules page on our website.

http://ortusregni.com/variant_rules/variant-witan.html

Witan is a much more deterministic thinking-style way to play Ortus Regni. Earls do not make decks. Instead you will select all the the cards in your Hand directly from your oak card tray; the tray is now a tabletop in-game component! Now, because all Earls have access, at the start of the game, to all the 90 cards in their full Earl card sets… you will have to think several turns ahead and outmaneuver your opponents, without much help from the Wheel of Fate.

This is the first of several new variants upcoming that present very unique ways to play the Ortus Regni system. Yet they all maintain the core elements of normal Ortus Regni. We look forward to adding Kingdoms (a tactical board game OR hybrid) and Primarius (a poker night betting style version) in upcoming releases. As always, Witan and the upcoming variants require no added purchases, although there will be custom mats available for Kingdoms and Primarius.





Version 1.3 of our free game app has now been released. This version adds a new match format: Series Games. These are kind of like mini-campaigns. You will find Series Game in the Options menu of Challenge Friends.

New features added in 1.3:

▪ Series Games in Challenge Friends! A mini campaign, win 3 games to win the series, and winners have to play the following game with the same deck.

Server side stability refactor, so that Challenge Friends games should now be stable with asynchronous play, and timed games gained stability as well.

▪ New songs in the game and menu lobbies, plus a full sounds effects refactor with unique ambient room sounds for the medieval game rooms.

▪ Your Find A Match leaderboard history is now saved in your account profile

In a Series Game you must win 3 games in the series to win the entire match. And the catch is that the winner of any game in the series must play the next game with the same deck that they just won with! While the Earls who lost the last game are allowed to chose or make any new deck, as normal. Thus you do have to keep in mind the meta game when making your decks, as other Earls can build new decks with foreknowledge of what you are bringing to the table.

We have also revised the sounds effects in the game and its music; we’ve added more medieval songs (technically from the Elizabethan period).

Finally, we have rebuilt the game server to eliminated some issues that were popping up in Challenge Friends games, particularly one that could freeze asynchronous Challenge Friends games. This server rebuild also tackled some stability issues with timed games and forfeits. We are very happy to have had a chance to revisit the server code.

Ortus Regni 1.3 is available on our website for the following platforms:
Windows, OS X, Linux iPad, Android tablets
http://ortusregni.com/software/

And also available on STEAM!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/472060




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Huh. Interesting. I'm curious to try the new variant out and thanks for your continued support!
 
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Cool variant. Also, looking forward to Kingdoms and Primaries. When will they be released?
 
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Thanks!

On the timing of the next two variants in this series (and their mats) we'll have to be cautious here

Since we posted previously that they would - or Kingdoms would - be coming out soonish. We were a little excited. And then we got sidetracked with other Ortus Regni projects. So let me just say it would be great if the first came out within the coming month, ideally (!)


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Nice! Thank you for the continued support, and new content, for this beautiful game. Very cool!
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