As I am writing this, I am anxiously awaiting my first ever Magic the Gathering game. I have obviously heard of it, but I just don’t know what to expect. To take my mind off of the pit in my stomach, I decided to look up virtual deck-building games, and I found Dungeon Drafters.

ice dungeon

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Dungeon Drafters takes place in a world in which magic is found in cards. This card building game follows the tale of a fiery-haired adventurer who wants to build a legendary deck! In her quest to find the most powerful cards, she will risk her life in enemy-filled dungeons and ultimately fight the baddie wielding the forbidden cards, who basically scares the daylights out of the people of this land. Along with fighting villains, she will also save lost adventures and discover treasure chests full of loot.

After finding Dungeon Drafters on Kickstarter, I did a little digging and saw their old demo. I eagerly downloaded it and awaited my fate. As I am new to card building games, I didn’t know what to expect; however, I found the concept and the artwork intriguing. I booted up Dungeon Drafters and found myself entranced. While I initially had a difficult time navigating the tile-based dungeon crawler, after a few rounds, I found my groove. I really enjoyed using fireball to break open barrels, and teleporting slimes and other engaging enemies away from me. This whole experience was much more intense than I thought it would be, but it was also way more fun than I expected.

in the shop

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Overall, Dungeon Drafters kind of helped me get over my nerves in terms of playing MTG with my pals. While I’m sure, the two are wildly different, at least I have some knowledge of card building games. There is no current release date as it is still in development; however, Dungeon Drafters will be available on the Nintendo Switch as well as PC. In the end, I’m looking forward to seeing the final product and hope to learn more about the card building genre.