Building Community on a Budget! With KitchenTable TCG
This week, Louie from KitchenTabletcg and Game Grove, a hub for all things trading card games in West Virginia, walks us through one of his strategies for cultivating your community on a budget: Ordinary-only decks for Sorcery: Contested Realm.
Community member Kevin Rodriquez, and host of the "All Things Contested Realm" podcast, walks us through an alternative approach to Deathspeaker decks.
Join us this week as we delve into a talk about the Battlemage, witness an epic showdown for the ages, and catch up on the latest and greatest community content from the Contested Realm!
Over the past weekend, the contested realm of Sorcery descended upon the United States’ Pacific Northwest, as sorcerers gathered to test their mettle at Zulu’s Board Game Cafe in Bothell, Washington.
Due to variability in shipping estimates and product availability, we're rescheduling the release of Sorcery: Contested Realm to November 10th.
This week we delve into the power of Auras in Sorcery: Contested Realm, get a quick lesson from the Grandmaster Wizard in Sorcery School, and highlight some of the great community members and content from the Realm!
In Sorcery: Contested Realm, as the realm grows, avatars can utilize powerful auras to influence the battlefield. Join Game Designer, Mike Haught in exploring how Auras add yet another tactical layer to the game.
The culmination of Season Two of the online Sorcery League is here! Participants in the league have navigated seven weeks of intense matches, showcasing the heart and soul of Sorcery gameplay. Don't miss out!
Let’s delve into the information we’ve gathered from Sorcerey: Contested Realm's first official tournament!
After an intense five-round event two players emerged at the top of the pack. Let’s take a look at the top two players and their decks from the event!
Gencon's triumphant journey would be incomplete without acknowledging the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of these individuals.
This week’s news update takes you behind the scenes, showcasing the final round of the tournament and delving into the minds of the two finalists as they unveil the intricacies of their decks and strategies.
Introducing the Geomancer, one of four new Avatars found in the upcoming Sorcery: Contested Realm Beta Preconstructed Decks.
Join us at Gencon for four days of exciting tactical card play where you can delve into the magical world of Sorcery and battle it out for glory and fantastic prizes.
This week brings an FAQ update, news about Sorcery’s debut at Gencon, a fresh wave of stores on the store locator, and a Limited Play battle between Chase and Ira!
With Gencon just around the corner, the excitement surrounding Sorcery: Contested Realm's debut at North America’s largest tabletop game convention is palpable! In just a week, players and fans from all corners of the globe will converge in Indianapolis for a thrilling week of camaraderie, competition, and old-school fun.
One of the first Sorcery launch events in the world took place on July 16th at Plenty of Games in Melbourne, Australia. With more events to come, this community is just getting started!
This week, we have news to share about the Sorcery: Contested Realm Social Play Kit, an update to the Sorcery Contested Realm Rulebook, as well as a look behind some of the changes from the design team.
The Sorcery Design team takes a moment from working with the team to share some insight behind some of the biggest changes to the Sorcery Rulebook.
Thanks to your contributions, we have carefully analyzed this feedback and implemented several changes to enhance your overall gaming experience.
We’ve been overwhelmed by your support and energy. To help aid in your community’s growth we’ve launched a new “Become a Retailer” section on Sorcertcg.com, devoted to empowering FLGs to support their local Sorcerers.
The best Sorcery: Contested Realm online deck-building tool just got better! We’ve been diligently working behind the scenes, and Curiosa.io has undergone a series of enhancements to elevate your experience. So, let’s dive right into the details and explore what’s new!
Join us for an exciting Sorcery: Contested Realm playthrough as we bring together Game Designer Ira Fay and Community Manager Chase du Pont in an epic clash!
As your collection grows, you can use the printable Sorcery: Contested Realm collection checklist to help manage your cards!
Community Art Challenge results, an introduction to sites in Sorcery: Contested Realm, and an update on Sorcery Print and Play await in this week’s Sorcery News Update (June 22nd)
Game Designer, Mike Haught walks us through the role sites play in creating the tactical depth championed by Sorcery: Contested Realm.
There are only a few more days left to participate in the Life Imitates Art: Sorcery Contested Realm Community Art Challenge. the Sorcery team has been blown away by the creativity on display in the submissions thus far!
Can you recreate the iconic art of Sorcery with the mundane? The task is simple: make a lo-fi remake of your favorite Sorcery: Contested Realm card and earn a chance to win some Sorcery Contested Realm Alpha products.
This week, we delve into the design process of Sorcery: Contested Realm, explore a community deck tech, and celebrate the art of Sorcery!
The Path of a Lightning Bolt: From a Quick and Exact Strike to a Force of Shocking Uncertainty
Check out the work being done by the community on Curiosa.io and catch up on the Sorcery team’s experience demoing at the Auckland Games Fair!
We stood back from our designated corner of the expo hall, looked around at all the other booths, and decided it was finally time to open some packs. For real this time. Not for testing, or for quality control, but for keeps.
Sorcerers, Curiosa.io isn't just the best way to digitally construct decks for Sorcery: Contested Realm; through the use of the primer section, it can also serve as a guide for others to follow in your footsteps.
We have great news for our European Sorcerers. Erik's Curiosa is proud to announce a distribution partnership with Blackfire to serve the European community and get the Sorcery: Contested Realm Beta set into your hands.
Some boats have arrived while others are getting closer to their ports and so now is a good time to explain the last steps of fulfilment to all of our backers. You have all been so patient, we are getting closer every day now!
This is the week of Alpha! Buckle up, because the hype train is about to take off, with stops at various unboxing videos, streams, and live shows!
It's time to reveal a well kept secret... Sorcery has a rewards program! As you open boxes and win events, you'll earn Dust. Redeem it for online perks, merchandise, promo cards and more.
We’re excited to see people open packs and boxes this weekend, and we’re sure you are as well. There’s a lot going on so we’ve compiled a list...
Following the overwhelming success of "The Four Elements" Alpha Preconstructed Decks on Kickstarter, we are excited to announce the Beta Preconstructed Decks. Preorder them now from Team Covenant.
Erik's Curiosa will be in attendance at the GAMA Expo for the first time, to meet our partners. If you're there, come find Simon and say hi!
Attention Sorcerers residing in the Nordic countries! We have great news for you regarding the upcoming Beta set. We're thrilled to announce a distribution partnership with Asmodee Nordics.
What happens if a second King of the Realm enters play? Curiosa can now tell you using the new FAQs section. On top of that, foils and kickstarter promo cards as well as alternate arts are now in the system.
Check out our new Learn to Play video with Good Times Society and get up to speed on the latest League Season Two news.
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...
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!
Nick Crawford shares the challenges and wins he faced along the path from the early league days to the epic final game.
When the first batch of booster boxes arrived in the studio, we had a choice to make...
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!
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.
Last week we watched as the semi-finals were played out. Watch the Zalem vs TheVileOne playback and commentary!
We've been receiving a lot of mysterious and exciting boxes at the office lately. See what arrived this week!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Earlier this week, we were treated to a visit from a pair of fantastic wayfaring pilgrims, David & Melody. This is their story...
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 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.
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.
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.
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%.
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!).
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).
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.