Codex: Card-Time Strategy is a customizable, non-collectable card game set in the Fantasy Strike universe that’s inspired by real-time strategy video games such as Starcraft and Warcraft 3.
This expansion contains the 3 white heroes from the Whitestar Order faction, the 3 purple heroes from the Vortoss Conclave faction, and all their associated spells and units, and so on. You can combine these cards with the Starter Set, Core Set, and Flagstone vs Blackhand expansion too.
2 Players, 3 Players, 4 Players, 5 Players
45m – 45m
Deck, Bag, and Pool Building, Hand Management, Secret Unit Deployment, Variable Player Powers
Card Game, Expansion for Base-game, Fighting, Video Game Theme, Fantasy
Two more factions for a wonderful game. White is defensive and tough (Strength), fragile, yet stealthy (Ninjutsu), or buffs and versatility (Discipline). Purple is (evidently, as I've not played the computer game) inspired by the units and abilities in Starcraft. They involve Past, Present, and Future specs. Past will come in to play quite strong, but will fade away eventually, even if the opponent doesn't do anything to get rid of them. Future is the reverse; those units will come out, but will not enter play until a certain number of rounds have passed. Really clever units and abilities in both factions. Another great addition to Codex.
White/Purple. Purple is the most interesting faction to me (although the degree to which it is a rip off of Starcraft is humorous/troubling). White looks fun, but also a bit schizoid - the overarching theme doesn't seem to be there.
Love this game overall. I like the art, mechanics, and building my deck as I play which gives me a chance to react to my opponent better. There are games of MTG where sometimes your deck just doesn't match up well and you are hosed. This avoids that problem. I love that I don't feel like I constantly have to sink money into newer and better cards. I feel all the sets are well balanced, and at least at this point, they don't plan on coming out with more. It's not as quick and simple as Magic can be. It's also not Magic in book form. If you've played MTG, you'll find some similarities, but it's definitely a different game and playing style. I only got the Core Set and this expansion, but I really want the Blue/Black expansion now too.