War Portal: Classic game re-imagined for deep strategy. (Canceled)
War Portal has the goal to become the world's first print on demand trading card game. It's also a blast to play!
War Portal: Classic game re-imagined for deep strategy. (Canceled)
War Portal has the goal to become the world's first print on demand trading card game. It's also a blast to play!
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL : The Early Bird's decks come with half the deck foiled nice and shiny!!! Check out the reward tier! Make sure you click the right one!
DON'T MISS OUT on this early product chance! All Early bird specials come with incredible incentive to back early!
That is up from the standard 2 foils per deck count, and foils are extremely limited and collectible in War Portal! That's a whopping 38 cards in foil with limited champion Argonus Fire Version illustrated by the legendary Steve Argyle.
War Portal is a new fantasy card game aimed at becoming the first Print On Demand TCG. It's a blast to play and has two different game modes.
Classic: THE COMPLETE GAME you will Receive from backing
Decks containing 75 cards with Items and Gold.
A revamped vision of classic WAR: Our Fantastic art. A deep and fun engaging game with tons of outcomes! While our main focus delivering to backers is the classic game in physical, some of the cards can work in both the classic game and the spirited version. Our focus on Classic is to help build momentum towards this awesome style of play utilizing the reveal. Because we are working so hard on making a large scale TCG, the classic game is a great foundation to show off the beautiful art and characters while introducing first backers to the world of War Portal.
Classic plays like War, except with a 5 card hand. (To start.) Every turn you draw back up to your starting hand size. You can utilize different card combinations based on what the cards say can be played together and unique effects happen when you play them. It's like chess in the fact that the whole deck comes standard and items are used to customize along with other ranking cards that match 2-15 (Jack Queen King Ace). If players opt to play with items, players can purchase them based on the amount of gold they have at any given time. These add bonuses to your cards and unique effects!
It's our version of War REMASTERED: THIS IS WHAT STARTED IT ALL! Balanced game play for all ages!
for endless years of fun but with our teams incredible art! To help War Portal come to life we are offering our print ready game!
- The Spy -Defeats the “Ace” of any suit.
- Power of 3 - If you win with the "Power of 3." Your hand size is increased by 1 for the remainder of the game. (Player's draw up to their current hand size every turn!)
- The Horse - The Horse may be played alongside a Queen, King, or a rank of equal or lesser value before or after the reveal.
- The Jailer - When revealed, your opponent removes a card at random from his or her hand from the game until the end of the round. That card is returned to their discard pile before reshuffling.
- The Seer - When turned face up in the reveal zone, an opponent of your choice reveals their hand.
- Lucky Seven - You may play any number of sevens in the reveal zone. If 3 are played together, you win the game. For each player in the game beyond 3, an additional 7 is required to win.
- Pick A Date - You may reveal the “Pick a Date," from your hand. If you do, draw a card.
- Reverse Time - After the winner of the reveal takes their cards, you may return all cards removed from the game to their original owner. After, each player shuffles their hands and discard piles back into the main deck and draws a new hand.
- The Stealer - If victorious, the opponent’s card(s) are placed into your hand rather than your discard pile.
- Courtship Jack - May be played alongside other jacks.
- Queen Wise One - May be played alongside a king before the reveal. If the colors (suites) do not match the reveal rank is worth 10 additional points and each player is awarded 500 gold. (If gold is being used.)
- King of Old Majestico - King may be played alongside a 4,(the Horse) or Q or K, (before the reveal.
- The Chosen One - May Replace any card previously played in the reveal zone.
- 15. True Highest God - The GOD card wins against all reveals.
EVEN AFTER THE HOURS OF FUN, the deck can be played and used without items and gold, like a normal deck of playing cards. Play games like GO FISH, Poker, Black Jack, Spoons and more!
Games last 15-30 minutes(Sometimes a little longer.)- Players can opt to play with gold to purchase items for bonus effects. You can also utilize champions for awesome added fun! Some of these cards even cross into Spirited.
Spirited: THE WORLD's FIRST of it's KIND!
An elaborate well thought out system of card play that uses some of the best tried methods as well as some of our own. Choose a champion and utilize your deck building strategies to eliminate other contenders of the War Portal games.
Trading Card Game: Customize decks, unlock new champions and deeper strategies using classic's reveal method for the early part of the turn.
Champions have: A max life, bench size illustrated in the bottom left corner, and a maximum wield load which allows them to place cards down onto their bench for use. Some champions are mentally strong, and others physically. Each champion has a speed stat, and even a height and weight making them entirely immersible for the future plans of War Portal.
Focus on creatures, huge reveals, gold, Spirit, Champion buffs, Elemental damage, gaining life and more!
- The reveal is the standard part of the turn where players build into their strategy by summing spells that might damage, gain life, summon a creature and more. Other actions can come out of the Reveal part of the turn as well. Such as earning gold, drawing cards from the reveal deck or the main deck, building items, or taking actions to defend to take less damage from an expected attack.
Whoever has the most cards at the end of classic wins! Play with or without champions!
Follow Matthew Jordan Ennis and tune into his soon to be weekly pod casts about the journey of War Portal! The game itself brings about it's own innovations as well, such as the card cost system utilizing gold and/or spirit to play cards and a reveal system that makes large games with groups outrageous fun! Learn about Print On Demand and how it can reshape how we play card games to a reward based effort, unique deck building options and the deepest game play world possibilities ever imagined.
Character's Visiting from other worlds. The Author and indie Game collaboration!
Read about how character's are visiting War Portal from other world's!
To bring a fun, affordable, and challenging fantasy card game to all skill levels. Create a group experience where all players feel engaged without fear of quick elimination or inability to compete/ enjoy the interactions using tried and tested measures as well as some of our own. The reveal from our classic game is the foundation of Spirited game play.
What makes War Portal (Spirited) different than Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh and the others?
IN THE FUTURE (Affordability): Print On Demand will make competing in the current meta affordable, while giving devoted players an opportunity to collect the cards they want. This is a goal we are dedicated to delivering on and all TCG's can benefit from it! You can also play at different skill levels with a lighter version of the game for beginners and younger players all the way up to expert level battles. We also put great care into our card artwork for a fully submerged experience.
Collectible Champions. War Portal will also be the first to utilize collectible champions that have an impressive insight on the world in which they came. Not only are they collectible, but as an early introduction to Print On Demand, players who find rare Key-Fragments and Essence either in the Digital Game or in sealed physical packs, will be able to make adjustments to these champions! Check out the pictures below! Now you really have something rare and unique in the War Portal universe.
What makes War Portal Spirited unique: continued...
The Gold System: In game currency played with like monopoly money pays for items and sometimes even abilities.
The Reveal: A new Part of the turn. Players all join together in a new important feature highlighting what might be the the grandest part of War Portal. The magic of balance, unionization of the turn, and the alluring aftermath. Both the classic game and Spirited our built around this part of the turn where players place cards face down into the "Reveal Zone." When every player is ready, they are turned face up and that is where the fun begins!
What hasn’t changed or has been borrowed from fan favorites to make the unique experience familiar and yet engaging?
Card cost system. The Best Games Have Them. We have two. Spirit and Gold granted from Reveals and Lands- similar to Magic and energy in Poke'mon. Creatures attack and swing out like in Magic, and sometimes have a gold cost, a spirit cost, both, or are summoned from your reveal for free!
Different Card Types
● Saving Money: If Our stretch goals are hit the vision for Print On Demand Will be realized and revolutionize TCGs, not just War Portal.
● Classic is good for all ages- pick up and play in minutes and keep coming back for this explosive fun! Enjoy it for life!
● Print on Demand will keep you from getting doubles of cards you don't want!
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Fans of trading card games know the frustration of trying to customize their deck on a budget. When cards are only available in packs, a lot of money is spent on surprises that may be unwelcome and feel like a waste of money or players go to a local store to purchase second hand cards that are competitive at a HUGE cost! War Portal is changing the game. For the first time, players will be able to create custom decks with only the cards they choose at a fair price during the ON DEMAND SEASON, and then after still be able to watch their cards rise in value.
Players start out with a basic pack to introduce them to the game and the print-on-demand service to have access to unique new cards. Once selected, the high-quality, full-color cards will be shipped to their doors and players will enjoy vivid fantasy illustrations.
War Portal is suitable for nearly all ages. Kids and beginners can enjoy classic play for a simplified and easily-learned version of the game. More experienced players can put their skills to the test with Spirited play and enhance their battles with the mobile app.
We are not just a game - we are a community. We like to stay engaged with our players, have online discussions, actual meet-ups, tournaments, game play events, player feedback, and more. Join the discussion and find more players in our 5000+ growing community daily. https://www.facebook.com/WarWithFriends.Net/?ref=br_rs
War Portal Spirited has the familiar feel and fun mechanics of similar trading card games but we also Have the REVEAL, an explosive addition to the phases of a turn that makes War Portal stand out to be the first ever of its kind.
Players all share this first part of the turn. A player could cast a spell to cause a teammate to gain life, or create a magical resistance barrier or even summon a rare creature to fight alongside you without paying a Spirit Cost! There are two types of damage, Magical and Physical, along with weaknesses and resistances. Champions and hit points of creatures are generally higher than player's would be familiar with because of these changes, and because damage remains on permanents after the end of a turn. This really adds new dynamics that change up everyone's strategies. Player's use Spirit to pay for card costs and also gold.
There is an entire culture surrounding the idea of Print On Demand that is captivating.
1. Purchase decks and booster packs OR Customize your current deck with Print On Demand Season Key Fragments and Essence!
2. Ship Individual Card Selections to your door.
Note: Once you get to the more challenging levels, cards increase in cost to promote "rarity," in the Print On Demand Model before it turns to traditional manufacturing which creates unique challenges, and individuality in decks.
● ALL backers gain access to behind the scenes and YouTube strategy and game play channel.
WE WILL be looking for twitch streamers and early representation of our game! Being the first to review and stream our game could be a good way to gain a large following as you may be one of the first to do it! Backers will all receive info on how to do this!
Whether you are on your first starter deck or you’re a well seasoned player, War Portal is the chance to get in on the beginning of a Print On Demand card game revolution. The versatility of the decks and millions of combinations of cards and effects will keep even veteran players excited. Easy to pick up but hard to master the deeper levels of this great thinking game.
Nearly three decades ago, the first trading card games made their public debut and started to steadily gain popularity. Players still regularly meet up to battle it out over a deck of cards but being able to triumph in battle comes with a hefty price tag. We base our game on skill and merit instead of expensive cards and in the future we look to solve this even further with our Print On Demand Model!
Popular TCG's can cost hundreds to be contender worthy. War Portal's end goal is to change the game, offering players the opportunity to increase their decks and battle powers without spending a fortune to compete in those events! The unique print-on-demand feature will allow players to select only the cards they want but possibly the most exciting factor, is how cards in the future can be played! Imagine making altercations to your favorite champion because you won in an event or in the digital game, or because you pulled a key fragment from a booster!
What happens to rare cards when and IF Print on demand enters the fold?
If we surpass our main goals In funding we are going to begin implementing Print On Demand Manually and applying the technology and investing further to develop this. When It's fully implemented the plan is to share the technology with other TCG games who would like to implement it in the future after we get started! After all it's about the community and making these games more affordable for everyone to play but we would like to give our game a chance too!
Print On Demand will change how rarity works. First during On Demand Season, the most demanded cards will go up in value and cost, but before that they are at an all time low. Each card only will start off costing what it costs to create, manufacture, and ship. As the "Season" progresses, heavily demanded cards rise in value. When the Print On Demand Season is over, the traditional physical product is printed and the cards that were most demanded during Print On Demand Season become the rares. (A period of time where a current set is still available On Demand, or until a certain number of cards is maxed out and shipped to the players.) The highest demanded cards and most powerful are now printed as the rares and un-commons. As players purchase traditional products from brick and mortar stores, the other cards will become more common. The majority of highly demanded cards will become the hard to come by, allowing the rest of the set to balance, and for cards to eventually all climb in value and balance out which is great for those who invested time into the current format that is always fresh and new! There are also special arts, and FOILS that are available in the traditional print run, and for those who earn it through their POD accounts! : )
This doesn't even scratch the surface though. If we pass stretch goals this will allow us to be able to bring Essence and Key fragments to the game. These are released for players to make truly unique pieces of TCG history. By rewarding players playing the digital game or competing at local game stores, we can award players Essence and Key fragments that act as serial codes for unlocking customization for your cards.
Take Kuri who can be upgraded with essence and key fragments for Example. She has her base form which is actually one of my favorite cards! She's even sporting War Portal jewelry. And then she has these unique totally awesome cards that will be extremely limited for players who upgrade her through their Print On Demand Account!! #PrintOnDemandTCG #WarPortal
40% App & Development
40% Manufacturing and Processing
10% Building Online Community
The Classic Game is pretty much ready to go, we have a few more surprises for our backers there but it's pretty much a wrap! Because of the detail in Spirited, design work and further testing and more is involved to bring this fully to life. We can always bring the rewards to you early, but we also gave us plenty of time to make sure War Portal would be sticking around and that the first full expansion is a blast to play for a long time to come!
Product Specific FAQs: and Stretch goals
110 percent: First edition foils are increased on kick-starter to 4 per deck box.
150 percent : All physical deck rewards(Physical Product) come with 8 player chaos expansions and limited edition full art foil of a surprise "KickStarter Card along with Steve Argyles, Foil "Argonus."
200 percent: Will be unveiled!!
500 Percent: Will be Unveiled. The full feature of Print On Demand can start to be realized, and brought to our reality.
● Won’t Rare Cards Get Expensive Eventually Like Other Trading Card Games?
With Print On Demand being in season, cards won't have a rarity. Players can choose the cards they want at a low cost and then the later prices are determined by what the players order most frequently in comparison to other cards. Cards are only available in this method until a certain number has been reached, and then those cards become the rares when Print On Demand Season for a set ends. (Print-On-Demand-SEASON is the name for the time period in which a particular set of cards is available to be printed and shipped directly to your door for custom deck building.)
● Will there be online discussion boards for card combination questions?
Absolutely there are several Facebook Groups where players can greet each other and brainstorm ideas and help each other out but the main community can be found here! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=171692143382449&ref=br_rs
In the future the website will have a card database as well!
● Do you keep my stats for my solo online games?
Yes, Dario, our programmer is really excited on showing all the data between players and the ranking system we will have. Win Rate as well as gold earnings, (the in-game reward currency) and other interesting stats as well as who your best champion might be.
● Can I play with people I know on the digital version or is it against a computer only?
Computer AI is available now, and a story mode is envisioned. Right now it is planned to first be AI, and against friends, or Around the World. In "Around the World" there is ranked matches. Playing with friends awards you with more gold and rare finds. The game is up to 8+players in physical form, and we have been working on ways to make this possible for digital as well while making it a fun cooperative experience.
● Will the card backs match in color, shape, size, material, texture, and design?
Yes, only special cards will vary in size. The two manufacturers we are working with may help us cross the platforms if we have to in the future and we are picking card stocks that are very similar. War Portal cards will be featuring a larger card than Pokemon and Magic with an elegant Tarot sized card which has plenty of support for card sleeves which is growing. Here is a link in case you are a player who wishes to sleeve your cards, as these are 1st edition cards, I highly recommend it! https://www.thebrokentoken.com/ultra-pro-tarot-size-card-sleeves-50?utm_source=TPA%20On%20Google%20Shopping&utm_campaign=Top%20Placement%20Shopping%20Ads%20-%20Micro%20Bid&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=People%20Searching%20For%20Game%20Pieces%20%26%20Accessories&utm_content=Google%20Product%20Listing%20Ads&campaignid=650288548&adgroupid=31459693863&product_partition_id=601071628715&product_id=UPR84441&device=c&loc_physical_ms=1023411&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-tXlBRDWARIsAGYQAmfInuGGgLX9qL5UOVp0NWZZp1Foa1O-OPn5ZWafxaatvasti3gpQ14aAqtDEALw_wcB
Also In the two game modes, Classic may have it's own back, and Spirited may have it's own back. We are still waiting on the community to respond, but we are leaning towards the same back because of the different formats we expect popping up. Some of the cards in Classic can be used in Spirited and vise-versa.
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The Original Story of the first world visited by War Portal! This takes place right after Kuri goes and finds the first contestants for the War Portal Games. The first dimensional doorway leads to the world of Riven...
Risks and challenges
We have gained a ton of knowledge over the first 3 years of bringing War Portal to Life. It's also a card game so in general our main objectives are relatively straight forward. Some of our harder ones come with stretch goals and the future of TCG's and how much of a backing we get towards Print On Demand. Because of this, we are aware of some of the manufacturing challenges. Good design takes time and experience which we have. We only expect small manufacturing delays if any. Our main hurdle is the funding to complete this epic game for friends and family and we are begging you for your support! Buy a deck from us or experience the first digital variations of this incredible project! There’s always a chance of delays through customs or shipping. We are in constant contact with our manufacturers to bring you the latest updates.
Quality control is another issue we have faced in the past. To combat this, we will ask for periodic sampling and test out new colors with caution. We know what to look for and how to get there. However, we know that Plan A doesn’t always work and we always have a backup plan.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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