Alpha is but a few days away and the full card spoiler is imminent – to celebrate that, I’m going to run a little competition! More of a raffle, really, but more on that later. First I want to talk briefly about what we learned in yesterday’s update. (If you only care about the competition, you can just skip down to the bottom!)
First off, the full card list for Set 1 along with a rules guide are on the way! Of course, we already knew these things were coming, but it’s nice to have them confirmed. There’s no specific date mentioned for when they are due, but expect it to be soon – the alpha is due for release on Tuesday and I imagine it will be before that.There are still quite a lot of cards in the set that we haven’t seen, so expect some frantic activity in the community when the list is released!
The above piece of art was featured in the Kickstarter update, and isn’t something we’ve seen before. It’s a nice piece, very colourful, and it kind of reminds me of the Magic card Overwhelming Stampede. I’ve been hoping for a card like that in Hex, so could this be the art for it? I guess we’ll find out soon enough!
As mentioned in my own Exclusive Preview, quite a few other community sites got some preview cards. I included most of them in the last post, but a few were released afterwards. So, for the sake of completion, here they are!
Some very interesting cards! I especially like
Inigo MontoReginald Lancashire and his stylish moustache and hat. We’re all about hats, here!
Finally, Cryptozoic announced that they will be doing another live Hex stream on the day the Alpha launches (the 8th, at noon), featuring Cory Jones himself facing off against Hex Vault’s Colin! Since it’s unlikely I’ll be getting into Alpha on the first day (access is being given out in waves based on Kickstarter tier, and I only backed at the King level, something I’ve been endlessly kicking myself over for months) I’m really looking forward to getting this vicarious Hex fix!
Ok, onto the reason most of you are reading this – the competition! As I said, it’s more of a raffle really, split into 3 separate give-aways.
– To help announce the fact that Casual Hex now has a Facebook page (social media woo etc.), the first part of the competition simply involves Liking the page! You can do that on the page itself or just click the Like button on the right side of the site here. Anyone who does that will be entered in this give-away.
– The second give-away just involves following the Casual Hex twitter account. Anyone following the account by the time the competition ends will be entered into this part of the give-away!
– Finally, the third part of the competition involves interacting with the site! All you need to do is comment on an article on the site and you’ll be in with a shot. Unlike the previous two parts, you can enter this one multiple times by commenting on multiple articles, but only one comment per article will be accepted, and your comments must at least pretend to be meaningful. If I think you’re mindlessly spamming the site just to win, your comments will be deleted. Only this article, and articles posted after this one will count too, so while comments are my older articles are appreciated, they won’t count for entry in the competition.
So, what are the prizes for all this? Boosters, of course! The winner of each raffle will receive 5 booster packs, to be given out once Beta starts and the Kickstarter backers get their rewards. The competition will run until the 25th of October, and once it closes, the winners from each pool will be picked at random. A random person who Liked the Facebook page will receive some boosters, a random person who followed on twitter will get some, and a random commenter on the site will also get some – enter all 3 and you’ll have more chances to win! That’s all there is too it!
So, there you go. Perform some super easy tasks and be in with a shot at winning some boosters! Sounds like a pretty good deal to me, if I do say so myself.
That’s all for today! Check back next time, when I reveal which house hold appliance might accidentally set the atmosphere on fire if misused!