Legends of Norrath

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Legends of Norrath
Developer(s) Sony Online Entertainment
Publisher(s) Sony Online Entertainment
Series EverQuest
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Mac OS
Release date(s) 09/05/2007
Genre(s) Collectible card game
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Legends Of Norrath (LoN) is an online only collectible card game (or OCCG) by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). LoN is based on the popular MMORPGs EverQuest and EverQuest II. LoN is playable from within either of the two games, or via a stand-alone client.

Legends Of Norrath was announced at the 2007 SOE fan faire by (CEO) John Smedley. According to the Website, the game officially went live for both EverQuest and EverQuest II on 09/05/2007.

Expansions[edit]

  • Oathbound (initial set) [05 Sep 2007][1]
  • Forsworn [19 Dec 2007][2]
  • Inquisitor [07 Mar 2008][3]
  • Oathbreaker [19 Jun 2008][4]
  • Ethernauts [09 Oct 2008][5]
  • Against the Void [12 Feb 2009][6]
  • Storm Break [09 Jul 2009][7]
  • Travelers [13 Oct 2009][8]
  • Vengeful Gods [23 Feb 2010][9]
  • Doom of the Ancient Ones [15 Jun 2010][10]
  • Dragonbrood - The Anarchs [14 Oct 2010][11]
  • Legacies [1 March 2011][12]
  • Priestess of the Anarchs [25 August 2011][13]

Gameplay[edit]

Oathbound is the first set in Legends of Norrath. There are 4 primary Archetypes of cards: Priest, Mage, Fighter, and Scout. There is one secondary Archetype, Neutral. This is only available with two free Avatars available during the release of Ethernauts and Travelers. Along with each Archetype is the ability to create a deck along a Light, Shadow or Neutral path. Each player includes 4 quests in their deck (default ruleset) and at any given point in the game, each player has at least one quest in play, and each quest has a value level. As abilities are "used" in the game their value is applied to a quest. If a quest attains its level value from one player (over the course of many rounds) that quest is then achieved by that player and counts towards that players progression of achieving 4 quests.

Winning can be achieved by four means: defeating the opponent's avatar, completing 4 player quests, having the opponent run out of cards in his/her deck, or, during a chess clock match, having the opponent run out of time.

Other features[edit]

In LoN, players can also fight in tournaments and gain loot cards for both EverQuest and EverQuest II. The tournaments award booster packs or rare cards to the winners, but are limited only to players located in the United States. Players may also choose to create their own avatar, a highly desired feature. Players can pick from 21 races: Human, Wood Elf, Dark Elf, Dwarf, Gnome, Ogre, High Elf, Iksar, Halfling, Troll, Froglok, Erudite, Barbarian, Half Elf, Fae, Arasai, Drakkin, Sarnak, Kerra, Ratonga, or Vah Shir. Players may pick from one male or one female from any of the listed races before answering a questionnaire that determines the avatar's stats. After players buy cards from the online store, they may trade cards with other players. There is also a single player version of the game: a story line that features battles against the AI. Winning each chapter of the single player story line awards one card to the player. With the Ethernauts set, players can earn two different sets of cards (based on archetype) for each scenario as well as a loot card for beating Ethernauts scenarios 1, 3, 5, 7, and 10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legends of Norrath". Legendsofnorrath.station.sony.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
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  10. ^ "Legends of Norrath". Legendsofnorrath.station.sony.com. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  11. ^ "Legends of Norrath". Legendsofnorrath.station.sony.com. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  12. ^ "Legends of Norrath". Legendsofnorrath.station.sony.com. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  13. ^ "Legends of Norrath". Legendsofnorrath.station.sony.com. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 

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