Sorcery News (30 March)
Season one of the league wraps up, Nick Crawford relays his journey through the league all the way to the finals, the EC studio fails the marshmallow test, a NZ distribution deal is signed, and more...
Sorcery League - Season Two Registration Open
Season One saw nearly 200 games played, a competitive top 8, generous prizing, and a lot of fun had. We're sure Season Two has plenty more of that in store, and registrations are now open!
A Most Unlikely Journey
Nick Crawford shares the challenges and wins he faced along the path from the early league days to the epic final game.
EC Staff Fails Marshmallow Test
When the first batch of booster boxes arrived in the studio, we had a choice to make...
NZ Distribution Partnership
Good news for those Sorcerers in Aotearoa New Zealand looking to get their hands on the Beta. Erik’s Curiosa is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with Geek Culture to help bring Sorcery to a store near you!
Sorcery News (16 March)
We've got another update loaded with some great articles, videos, and more! The Sorcery League One final looms, Ira analyses the Season so far, Art Proofs arrive, and an official Facebook fan group emerges.
Community Spotlight: The Semi Finals
Last week we watched as the semi-finals were played out. Watch the Zalem vs TheVileOne playback and commentary!
Sorcery Art Proofs
We've been receiving a lot of mysterious and exciting boxes at the office lately. See what arrived this week!
Sorcery League - Season One Report
Ira ran the recent fan-made sorcery league, and with the successful conclusion of Season One, he's excited to talk about some of the trends he observed over the course of the season.
Sorcery Is Leaving the (Factory) Building!
This will be a small but significant update! All booster packs, pledge packs, box topper packs, and elemental decks are done. Packaging of booster boxes and precon decks is halfway done and everything will be shipped out from our production partner next week!
Sorcery News (3 March)
From the first fledgling experience of competitive play, sideboarding, livestreamed gameplay with the final alpha precons, and a behind the scenes visit from some community members... buckle your seatbelts.
Alpha Playtesting Rewards & Promos
A few of you have wondered and asked about two very special promo cards, which the community had the chance to win through multiple events during the pre-Alpha era. Here's an update on that front.
Alpha Precons - Unboxing & Gameplay
We sent the guys at Team Covenant a couple of sets of Alpha preconstructed decks to play around with and, like the rest of us gamer types, they lost no time tearing off the plastic wrap, unboxing each of the decks, and then immediately getting them into action!
Visiting Erik's Curiosa
Earlier this week, we were treated to a visit from a pair of fantastic wayfaring pilgrims, David & Melody. This is their story...
Interview with Game Creator, Erik Olofsson
Mike from the Collector Art House sits down with Erik to talk about the origins and inspirations behind Sorcery: Contested Realm. They talk through the three core tenants of the game: imaginative design, tactical gameplay, and rich hand-painted art.
Rulebook 0.9 Goes Live
Rulebook version 0.9 is here, which means we are incredibly close to a complete rulebook. We have the community's feedback and enthusiasm to thank for that.
Packaging and Foil Card Update
We've hit a huge milestone. All cards are now printed and cut. Our production partner is soldiering on with it and almost half (48%) of booster packs have now been assembled and sealed.
Sorcery is Coming to Gen Con
We're coming to Gen Con 2023! We'll be hosting some beginner-friendly preconstructed deck games, booster draft, and a "Crown of the Victor" Championship event, where we are giving away the original art for that card.
Preorders are live for the Beta Edition of Sorcery: Contested Realm. The set will contain the same 403 cards as Alpha with only minor tweaks to a few cards, four new elemental avatars, and an exclusive Lightning Bolt promo card with art by Brian Smith given away with each box.
Production and Roadmap Update
Here's what's bee happening over the holidays and in the first weeks of the new year. Normal cards printed: 100% (370,000 sheets), packaging materials printed: 100%, cards cut: 96%, booster packs assembled and sealed: 13%.
Back in Action
We're back in 2023 with a sneak peak at the booster pack feeder in action, the exciting news that Sean Goodison has joined the Sorcery team, and a shoutout not to miss the very first piece of Sorcery organised play (with prize support!).
Print Progress and Quality Assurance
100% of normal cards have been printed (almost 20 million cards) and have moved to the cutting process. The printing has moved on to our holographic foil cards (less than 300 thousand cards).
Erik's Curiosa Acquires Curiosa.io
We are delighted to announce Erik's Curiosa has just completed the acquisition of Curiosa.io - a deckbuilding, card library, and community platform for Sorcery. The website's creator, Reuben, has also officially joined the Sorcery team.