Sep 292016
 

DDO The Card Game - Clerics

 


This post is part of a continuing series where I present my ill-formed thoughts about a DDO-inspired card game to you for review and suggestion.


 

In DDO, bards are the Jack of all Trades/Master of none type. Or at least they were at game launch. Able to cast any spell, use any weapon, and fill any party role except trapsmith, their best strengths were their flexibility and the unique things they could do for other members of the party.

Then the game changed and flexibility became less desirable. Then it changed some more, and the unique buffs failed to scale, meaning no one cared, and the poor bard was left on the shelf, until Swashbuckler was added and we learned that Bards were really just a Melee class all along.

Except no. DDO the Card Game is based more on the game launch version than it is on today’s version, and so is the bard. Cast any spell. Equip any weapon (for Warchanters anyway). Add value to the party through unique buffs.

Flexibility and support. That is what a bard is supposed to be, and that is the bard of DDOtCG.


Combat values for classes, level ups, and class enhancements


Card ATK RNG DEF DMG HP
Bard 0 0 1 1 2
Bard Level 1 1 0 0 0
Bard Level 0 0 1 0 1
Bard Level 1 1 0 0 0
Bard Level 0 0 1 0 1
Bard Level 1 1 0 0 0
Spellsinger 0 0 0 0 0
Virtuoso 0 0 0 0 0
Maestro of Life and Death 0 0 0 0 0
Warchanter 1 1 1 1 1
Weapon Training 1 1 1 1 1
Warmaster 1 1 1 3 1

Attributes and Deployment


Attributes Deploys to
Bard Arcane Caster, Divine Caster
Bard Level Arcane Caster, Divine Caster Any character
Bard Level Arcane Caster, Divine Caster Any character
Bard Level Arcane Caster, Divine Caster Any character
Bard Level Arcane Caster, Divine Caster Any character
Bard Level Arcane Caster, Divine Caster Any character
Spellsinger Arcane Caster, Divine Caster Bard
Virtuoso Spellsinger
Maestro of Life and Death Virtuoso
Warchanter Bard
Weapon Training Warrior Warchanter
Warmaster Warrior Weapon Training

Game Text


Card Game text
Bard Tap to add one level of any type to one ally. Temporary level lasts until this card is straightened
Bard Level
Bard Level Tap to add +1 to all ally combat values except HP
Bard Level
Bard Level Tap to add +1 to all ally combat values except HP
Bard Level
Spellsinger Tap to force-Tap any one opponent with current HP less than or equal to your total caster levels
Virtuoso Tap to add +1 to all ally combat values except HP
Maestro of Life and Death Discard to cause any one opponent to lose all Focus
Warchanter
Weapon Training
Warmaster

I know I am hitting the game extra hard this week, but I feel like this is the home stretch: time to sprint it out!

🙂 😀 🙂

What do you think?

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