About the site

Casual Hex was started in June 2013 to cater to the more casual side of the Hex: Shards of Fate fan-base; most of the Hex websites around were largely focused on extremely competitive play and incredibly detailed card analyses, but nobody seemed to be talking about whether given cards were fun to play, or discussing the large variety of art found on the cards, or how things might play out in the PvE side of the game. Casual Hex was created to try and fill that hole.

About me

A game developer by trade, I go by the name Icepick in most online spaces. I’ve been playing games in many forms for most of my life, starting with video games when I was 8, D&D when I was 11, started with TCGs and tabletop wargames like Warhammer 40k when I was a teenager, and got into board games a couple of years ago.

Though I’ve never really played Magic: The Gathering, obviously the biggest TCG going and a massive influence on Hex, I’ve played quite a few others; mainly the Pokemon TCG and Eye of Judgment, the PS3 AR/Card game hybrid, for which I ran a (fairly successful) website.

When the Hex Kickstarter first started I tried to resist it, but ultimately I caved and backed the King tier, and now eagerly await every new scrap of information!

About Hex

Hex: Shards of Fate is described as a TCG/MMO – a digital trading card game that combines elements of massively multiplayer online games, and is developed by Cryptozoic Entertainment – Casual Hex is a fansite dedicated to discussion of the more casual aspects of the game, as opposed to the more hardcore view many other sites take. If you have somehow ended up here and genuinely don’t know about the game, you can find more info here.

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