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Scrolls Alpha Beginning

The Scrolls Website announces that Mojang's new game is entering the alpha testing phase today (thanks VG247). Here's the deal:

First off, we will start by sending out quite a modest number of codes. However, as time progresses, we will send out more. So if you do not get one, donít lose hope!

The code for alpha access will be distributed by e-mail and the recipients will be selected at random from the list of people that signed up for it. We are currently not looking to add more people to this list, so if you are not on it, you will have to wait until the open beta, iím afraid.

Currently, the alpha includes:

Deck Building
As you start the game, you will have a pre-constructed deck so if you wish, you can start playing right away. However, sooner or later you will probably like to explore the rest of the content in the game, and thatís when you go to the Deck Builder. The alpha account comes with a full set of scrolls. Meaning you will have 3 of each available scroll in the game. A deck must be at least 40 scrolls big, and you can have no more than 3 of each scroll in it. You can have as many decks as you like and you may use the same scrolls in different decks.

Singleplayer
Although you will not be able to venture the world or go toe to toe against the powerful bosses that inhabits it, the alpha will allow you to test your strength against an AI opponent. You will have the option of 3 difficulty settings, each of which has a number of different decks to play against.

Multiplayer
In the Arena section, you can chat with other players as well as challenge them. You can also queue up for a multiplayer match against a random opponent. When playing a multiplayer match, there will be a round timer allowing the players no more then 90 seconds to make their move. It is advised to try out the tutorial and some single player matches before testing your skill against another player.

Scrolls is still missing a lot of features and content that we plan on implementing over the upcoming months. Also keep in mind that we probably will be changing many of the current scrolls in the game during this time.

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4. Re: Scrolls Alpha Beginning Jul 5, 2012, 23:43 Dmitri_M
 
So this is HOMM battle screens only without any of the exploration?  
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3. Re: Scrolls Alpha Beginning Jul 5, 2012, 13:48 saluk
 
"Venture the world or go toe to toe against the powerful bosses" hmm, sounds a bit like King's Bounty, and the battle interface gives me that vibe too. Doesn't look amazing but might be fun when it's finished.  
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2. Re: Scrolls Alpha Beginning Jul 5, 2012, 12:54 Tanto Edge
 
Meh, with Mojangs name, it's not afraid to be simple.
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=705LEH3j2g0&t=0m24s
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1. Re: Scrolls Alpha Beginning Jul 5, 2012, 12:53 fawker
 
without Mojang's name, this game wouldn't even be on the radar, forgettable at best  
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