Sorcery News (May 26th)

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This week, we delve into the design process of Sorcery: Contested Realm, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the iterative approach that has contributed to Sorcery’s exceptional gameplay. Additionally, we celebrate the remarkable artistry showcased in Sorcery and explore another community deck tech that will enhance your ability to effectively contest the realm!

Designer Diary: The Path of a Lightning Bolt

Sorcery: Contested Realm is a game of both beautiful art and exceptional gameplay. This week, Game Developer Rafa Novellino walks us through how the iconic Lightning Bolt card grew from its initial spark to its iconic form as a bolt of shocking uncertainty. Read about the journey here.

Level Up Your Tactics

In Sorcery, tactical prowess and maneuverability are crucial, and experience can be the deciding factor between victory and a devastating defeat. The community consistently contributes to knowledge sharing through the deck primer feather on, and we want to acknowledge the hard work that continues to be put into helping share gameplay knowledge and tactics. If you have a primer you'd like to have highlighted, you can submit it here!

This week, Jesse from the Winning Agenda is back with yet another insightful deck tech, including a giveaway! Be sure to tune in and find out how you can level up your game knowledge and your collection.

A Celebration of Art

Thanks to the masterful work of artists like Francesca Baerald, Sorcery: Contested Realm cards are second to none. The Wavecaller already made a splash when it was shared in the Sorcery Contested Realm Official Facebook group, and now Francesca is bringing the heat with the reveal of the fourth Beta Precon avatar, the Flamecaller.

These elemental avatars, featured in the Beta Precon decks, possess distinctive abilities that distinguish them from the avatars in the Alpha Precon decks. But, more on that another time…

Life Imitates Art: Community Challenge

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. While Sorcery inhabits the realm of the fantastical, can you recreate the iconic art of Sorcery with the mundane? While we all eagerly wait for the final stages of fulfillment to complete, the Sorcery team challenges you to make a lo-fi remake of your favorite Sorcery: Contested Realm card. Head on over to, pick your favorite card, and recreate it using mundane objects from everyday life! Then share your recreation in the Sorcery Contested Realm Official Facebook group, using the hashtag #sorcerytcg

We’re looking forward to rewarding the top 3 with some Alpha product!

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