Fable Fortune v1.0 - Free to Play!

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Hello, Heroes!

Today is a big day, as Fable Fortune globally launches as a free-to-play game! It’s been quite journey over the last 7 months, we’ve come a long way, and working closely with you, the community, we feel like the game has improved immeasurably.

This is quite the update as well, we’re bringing you a sparkly new deck helper for anyone struggling with ideas for decks, or just needs a push in the right direction; Achievements; co-op voice chat for Xbox players; new cards; and a whole lot of events and special rewards to celebrate the game launching. Fairfax Castle will be making an appearance as a brand new location in the new Heroic Tales adventure, and will be coming to a PVP season soon.

In terms of balance changes, we’re looking to reduce the tempo swing a lot of low cost cards can achieve, by increasing their cost and therefore reducing how much more you can do on that same turn. In particular Sand and Temple are guilty here, having access to some very cheap, very efficient removal spells. A couple of Mythics are getting some love with this update as well and we look forward to seeing what players do with their newfound power.

For new players who may be unaware, whenever we make balance changes to non-Basic cards, you may salvage those cards for 100% of their crafting cost for 2 weeks after the changes.

[IMPORTANT NOTE:] The Starter Bundle may take some time to start behaving for users on all platforms. It should be priced at £9.99/$12.99/€11,49 but may not show up as available for purchase.
We expect this to be resolved by February 23rd at latest, sorry for the inconvenience!


As always, sound off in the comments to let us know what you think. And keep an eye out on http://www.fable-fortune.com, as well as our Facebook and Twitter for future updates. Our dev roadmap[www.fable-fortune.com] also has a list of upcoming features.

Happy chicken chasing!

- Gary “Cerith” Paskins, Game Designer (Mediatonic)
 

Free-to-Play & Launch Events:

Hooray!

After 7 months of Early Access, Fable Fortune is ready to leave and make the jump to free-to-play, in our version 1.0 update! To celebrate, we’ve got a bunch of exciting events happening over the next couple of weeks! Here’s a rundown of what you can expect:

Many Happy Returns!
Duration: Thursday 22nd February - Saturday 3rd March
Log in each day to receive a card pack!

Double XP
Duration: Thursday 22nd February - Thursday 1st March
All players will receive double experience towards Hero levels for games played!

Wild Cards
Duration: Friday 23rd February - Monday 26th February
A special celebration Co-Op Boss, available only during this limited time. This event has 6 brand new spells to be won - one per Hero. These cards will be added to regular card packs after the event finishes.

Rebel, Rebel
Duration: Thursday 22nd February - Thursday 1st March
Log in at any time during this event to receive a brand new Epic card - Renegade Leader! Renegade Leader is also available in packs now.

Double Silver
Duration: Friday 2nd March - Monday 5th March
We understand that as the Double XP event ends, you’ll be sad and wanting more - who wouldn’t? How does a long weekend of double Silver sound? For those who don’t know, Silver is the currency you can earn from battling and rewards to spend on card packs. So get playing, and get to busting open card packs!
 

Starter Bundle:

That sure is one fancy Boot!

Introducing the Starter Bundle, the perfect bundle for you to start your collection! Purchase one of these beauties, and you’ll be getting a better deal than even Barter or Miracle could produce. The Starter Bundle will be available to all players, new or veteran, so be sure to claim the game’s first Fancy Trophy! Here’s what you will find inside:

  • Fabled Jack of Blades card
  • Fancy Trophy card: The Boot (exclusive to the Starter Bundle)
  • 20 Card Packs (guarantees at least 2 Mythic cards, and at least 1 Fabled card - excluding the Jack of Blades card included in this bundle)

 

Deck Helper:

Stuck on ideas for decks? We’ve got you covered.

For many Fable fans, this may well be their first card game! Building a deck can be a daunting task, so we’ve rejigged the deck building screen to include a few deck lists for each Hero, to get you in the right direction for how to construct a deck and also how to play that deck. The list will point out any cards you are missing, and if you choose to proceed with that deck, you will start deck building with as many cards from the deck list as possible that you own.

Each Hero’s Basic Deck is also an option, for players who have been enjoying what they have been playing with to start with, but have identified some of the weaker cards and would like to replace them with some cards they might have opened in packs.

  • This Looks Sweet! - Stuck on what deck to build? Pick a pre-built deck list and edit from there.
  • But I Don’t Know What I’m Building Yet… - You will no longer be prompted to name your deck as you pick a Hero. You can still rename decks while building them, and viewing all of your decks.

 

Achievements:

A solid metric to silently judge your fellow Heroes by.

Achievements are now in the game for Xbox! You can now boast to your friends about how much of a higher achievement score you have than them and you should! 

  • Achievement Unlocked: Achievements - Xbox players can all gain Achievements.
    The objectives will start being contributed towards once the game goes free to play so everyone will be starting from an even playing field.

Xbox One: Co-Op Voice Chat:

“Hello, Crimson, do you copy?” “Not really, I’m more about dealing damage.”

In Co-Op battles when both players are using Xbox One, you and your partner can now talk to each other via in-game voice communication! The ping system is very helpful, but sometimes you just need to get across some actual words to your partner, to take your strategy game to the next level. Fear not! For those who would rather not use this feature, you can turn voice communications off globally from the Options menu.

  • Talk It Over - Xbox One players can now communicate using the in-game voice chat. You can disable this in the Options menu.

 

New Cards:

Cards… Lots of cards.

Well now, this is exciting! We’ve got a bunch of new cards going straight into this update, and there are some familiar, powerful faces here. Let’s get right into it with the new Fabled cards:

  • Theresa - 10g, 5/5, “All other units are 1/1s.”
  • Jasper - 4g, 4/2, “Big Entrance: Create an ability for Jasper.”
  • Hammer - 5g, 5/5, “After Hammer damages your opponent, give another friendly unit her Strength this turn.”
  • Scythe - 5g, 10/10, “All other units have 1 Strength and Health.”
  • Hobbe Mob - 6g, 0/8, “After you summon a Hobbe, add another random Hobbe to your hand and reduce this unit's Health by 1.”
  • Captain Dread - 9g, 7/6, “Last Laugh: Set ALL players' maximum Gold to 15.”
  • Puck - 2g, 1/1, “After you play a spell while this is in your hand or in play, gain +1/+1.”


As aforementioned, we’re also releasing 6 new spells through the bonus Boss this weekend - 1 for each Hero. Here they are:

  • Alchemist: Pitcher of Ogre Slobber - 3g, “Give all friendly units on the board and in your hand +1/+1.”
  • Gravedigger: Charge to the Grave - 3g, “Transform your units into 1/1 Crumbling Corpses. They have Rush and die at the end of the turn.”
  • Knight: Good As New - 2g, “Add a copy of each of your damaged units to your hand.”
  • Merchant: Counterfeit Deal - 6g, “Summon a copy of a unit. Silence the original unit.”
  • Prophet: Recharge - 2g, “Deal 1 damage to all units and heal your Hero for that much.”
  • Shapeshifter: Track Prey - 2g, “Reduce the cost of Balverines in your hand by the number of damaged enemies.”


And finally, 2 new Neutral cards. Renegade Leader can be obtained for free by logging in during the first week of the Free-to-Play launch; Angry Protester is our first PVP Season reward. Starting now, each new PVP season we will be releasing a new Neutral card - these are easily attainable by playing against other players in PVP! Here are the cards:

  • Renegade Leader - 2g, 2/3, “After any player plays a spell, deal 2 damage to their Hero.”
  • Angry Protester - 2g, 2/3, “Units with 5 or more Health can't Guard the turn they are played.”

 

Heroic Tales: Gravedigger:

Temple & Norman are in for a truly grave adventure.

Join Temple as she works with her great-grandfather’s skull to recover a powerful tome which may have fallen into the wrong hands. With such power at stake, it is imperative that Temple and Norman find it; and absolutely not because Norman is hatching a nefarious plan to regain his fearsome powers again. Not at all. Shame on you for even thinking it. Honestly.

We’ve also updated the art of the Heroic Tales button!

  • No More Bone-Idling - Play as Temple in Heroic Tales! (You can play Heroic Tales in any order.)

 

New Location: Fairfax Castle:

Logan’s very throne room becomes a battlefield!

Although Fairfax won’t be our PVP location for this month, you will be able to get a taste of our brand-new location in Heroic Tales, in the first battle of Temple’s story. We’ll make sure you get to play in this royal location soon, but for now, here are the quests and quest reward cards:

  • Quest 1 - Play 3 units with a Big Entrance.
  • Quest 2 - Play 2 non-damaging spells.
  • Quest 3 - Spend 12/18/24 Gold on non-Neutral cards and powers.
  • Quest Reward 1: Grand Opening - 12g, “Fill your with board 1/1 Barmaids. Cost decreases by 1 at the start of your turn.
  • Quest Reward 2: Seize Them! - 3g, “Deal 1 damage to an enemy unit not in Guard. It gains Guard.”
  • Quest Reward 3: For Better or Worse - 2g, “Heal a character for 5 or deal 5 damage.”

 

Crash Fixes:

Hm, upgrades.

This is a big update all around, and although a lot of that is visible in the game itself, there’s been a lot of under-the-hood improvements too. We’ve had an engine update and there’s been big performance improvements across all platforms. Players should see an increase in overall stability relating to any hard crashes or freezing.

  • Strong Foundations - Lots of stability and general game engine improvements.

New Sounds & Visual Effects:

Ooooh… aahhhh!

This slipped through the patch notes last update, so we’re bringing it to light here! We’ve added a bunch of new sound effects and music to the game (notably on the end of battle results), so now you can hum along with the victory or defeat tune after every battle.

We’ve also added some new VFX to spells and abilities, as well as going back over some older units and updating their VFX to better match their ability.

  • Fanfare - A different tune will play depending on the outcome of your battle.
  • Eye Candy - Added new VFX for various cards and updated the VFX for some older units and spells.

Deck States:

Aaand I’m outta cards.

Decks now correctly visually update as players draw cards from their deck. There is a minor visual error with this when the player draws their very last card, which is that the deck will still show one card remaining until the start of their next turn, at which point it will disappear. We will try to correct this problem soon!
 

  • Counting Cards - Decks now visually display how far through both players are.

 

Card & Balance Changes:

Gravedigger:

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Necroblast is arguably one of the best removal spells in the game - for 2 gold you can deal up to 5 damage. We’re increasing its cost to be more in line with other removal spells that deal a similar amount of damage.

Card changes:

  • Necroblast - Gold cost increased from 2 to 3.

Knight:

Walk it off, mate.

Knight had a small theme of caring about units with 1 Strength, and although this works nicely with Peasants, Self-Defence Training was not a very strong card to be pairing with 1 Strength units. Along with their upcoming new spell, Good As New, we're giving the newer, beefier Knight units a new tool to play with, with both cards caring about having damaged units.

Card changes:

  • Self-Defence Training - Redesigned to: 3g, "Give your damaged units Deflect."

Prophet:

Increased Gold costs go directly towards the cause.

Sand has some extremely high tempo plays in the first couple of turns, with Blaze of Glory giving you the opportunity to favourably trade and fully heal a unit, being able to then remove that unit becomes a seemingly insurmountable feat. Smite the Cynic was undercosted at only 1 gold - the permanent Strength reduction is incredibly strong, and similarly to Blaze of Glory, allows for some extremely efficient trades to be made. Sand will now have to invest a little more Gold into these efficient trades.

Card changes:

  • Blaze of Glory - Gold cost increased from 2 to 3.
  • Smite the Cynic - Gold cost increased from 1 to 2.

 

Shapeshifter:

Nerfs? *Howls in despair*

Howl of Despair is a fantastic tool for slowing down your opponent, however, following that up with a strong unit or 2 with your remaining 7 gold can feel like you just took an extra turn. We’re tuning its cost up by 1 gold, which should keep its utility, while increasing its drawback ever so slightly. On the plus side, while Oakfield is the location you’re playing in, Crimson now has another spell that counts towards the “Play Spells that cost 4 or more” quest!

Card changes:

  • Howl of Despair - Gold cost increased from 3 to 4.

 

Neutral:

Go big or go home.

There’s a couple of things to talk about here. Let’s start with the Mythics being buffed. Corrupted Spellblade can now target any unit, as opposed to only Hollow Men, which should make it a much more appealing option for a wider array of decks; Earth Troll is bringing all the 7s, by now being a 7g 7/7, and its ability now deals a whopping 5 damage if you meet the requirement.

Frightblade Stalker is a card that sees a lot of play in many decks, able to provide a huge tempo swing. While we think the card is a cool tech option, it’s currently just a bit too accessible and finds its way into most decks. We’re increasing its Gold cost by 1, so now you may have to consider a bit more carefully whether or not your deck needs the effect.

Cullis Master has, for a while, been a problematic card for us. It’s a very cheap card and can provide you the ability to cycle powerful Big Entrance effects again and again, which can be incredibly frustrating to play against. We decided it was a bigger problem when we found ourselves asking “Yeah, but what about when paired with Cullis Master?” for a lot of Big Entrance effects we designed. In the end we decided the problem lay with Cullis Master, and we didn’t want a single card to hold us back from making cool, new Big Entrance effects. He has the same ability, but is now a 4g 4/4, meaning a much larger chunk of your turn has to be dedicated to pulling off Big Entrance-Cullis Master combos.

Card changes:

  • Corrupted Spellblade - Can now target any friendly unit, not only Hollow Men.
  • Cullis Master - Now costs 4 Gold, has 4 Strength and 4 Health, changed from 2 gold, 2 Strength, 3 Health.
  • Earth Troll - Gold cost reduced from 8 to 7. Now deals 5 damage if you control a unit with 7 or more Strength, up from 3 damage.
  • Frightblade Stalker - Gold cost increased from 6 to 7.

 

Graveyard:

Not so fast, Temple.

A while ago, on the Graveyard location, we lowered the number of units with Last Laugh quest requirement from 3 to 2, with the thought-process of encouraging more quest-tailored decks. Shortly after this change, we redesigned quite a lot of cards, and introduced some very cheap Last Laugh units. Coupled with Temple’s Cemetery Bannerman unit and general Hollow Men synergy, this pushed her a little over the edge in terms of being able to complete quests, easily completing a quest on the first, second and third turns. This resulted in some extremely early Morality 2 and 3 situations, allowing access to some of the most powerful cards in the game a little too early.

We were cautious to change it, and wanted to see how people might grow to deal with it, because the concept of a “Morality”-focused deck is a really cool concept. However, after seeing the flood of Temple decks whenever the Graveyard rolled around, we’ve decided to up the requirements of the quest. We anticipate that the deck will still be strong, but no longer as explosively fast as it was.
 

  • More Laughter, Please - The Sorcerer’s Apprentices quest now requires 3 Last Laugh units to be played at all levels, up from 2.

 

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue found with some cards with Invest that could not be played when you had 6 units in play.
  • Fixed some hitboxes on buttons when switching resolutions.
  • Loading into a game should no longer cause the crash that some users were experiencing.
  • Lots of bugs surrounding friend invites have been fixed. Many of these were hard to experience, but overall everything should be a lot smoother.
  • Lots of general stability fixes.
  • Many small fixes and optimisations too trivial to list.
  • Muting Emotes now mutes Unit Emotes as well.
  • Peasants summoned by the Knight’s Evil Power no longer count towards quests that did not include units being summoned.
  • Players should now correctly be able to bring up your Hero’s emotes while your focus is on an enemy unit using a controller.
  • Rosewight Cager should no longer be able to cause a restart error when played specifically in Heroic Tales.
  • Units with race tags (Bandit, Hobbe, etc.) now correctly count towards the “Help on the Farm” quest on Oakfield.

Known Issues:

 

  • Within the first few hours of release, the £9.99/$12.99/€11,49 priced Starter Pack may not display correctly or be initially purchasable on some platforms. This should be fully resolved on or before Friday February 23rd.
  • After players enter the Hero League, finishing or conceding a Training game will superfluously display medals gaining or losing - this is a purely visual bug and does notaffect your Hero League medals.
  • Cancelling a friend invite while viewing Daily Bounties may cause Bounties to disappear. This is a purely visual bug, your Bounties are still there! They should return upon either closing and reopening the Bounties screen, or restarting the game.
  • Navigating between cards in your hand with a controller during Quest Selection or Quest Resolution can sometimes cause some cards to be unselectable during that phase. Moving out of this phase corrects this issue.
  • Players may see 2 lots of the same resolution when picking a resolution. They all work fine, so pick the one that feels the most right!
  • Spire Commandant sometimes may not display how much damage it deals to one player. This is a purely visual bug, however, we appreciate how frustrating this may be to play against and will be looking into a solution soon.
  • Your ally’s stat changes to cards in their hand (Gold cost, Strength and Health) may not be updating correctly.
  • There is a 21st League incorrectly displaying prior to entering the Hero League. This League is a purely visual display error and is not accessible, nor does it have any rewards (despite saying it might!).

Fable Fortune is going Free-to-Play this week!

Hello, Heroes!

We have some exciting news to share with you today, as Fable Fortune prepares to leave Early Access and the Game Preview Program, and launch itself into free-to-play with our version 1.0 release on Thursday 22nd February!

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We have a lot of exciting new updates to come with the release of this update, including lots of stability and bug fixes. We should also find out what Temple and Norman are up to; and we may even see some new, but familiar faces debuting!

There's a lot of exciting updates and changes to the game to share with you, and we'll be detailing them more fully when the update releases.

Starting today, and running through until Wednesday 22nd February, Early Access players will be able to log-in and receive free Fancy cards, and even a Fancy card pack, in our Road to Release log-in event. Here’s the schedule:

  • Monday 19th February 14:00 GMT - Tuesday 20th February 14:00 GMT: Fancy Crazy Cat Lady
  • Tuesday 20th February 00:00-23:59 GMT: Fancy Restless Spirit
  • Wednesday 21st February 00:00-23:59 GMT: Fancy Bloody Augur and a Fancy Card Pack.


Be sure to log in each day to receive these very fancy rewards!

We at Mediatonic and Flaming Fowl would like to thank everyone who partook in the Early Access period, your feedback has not only been invaluable in helping us, but has also helped shape the game. Good luck in your battles as we launch into Free-to-Play later this week!

Sound off in the comments to let us know what you think. And keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter for future updates.

Happy chicken chasing!

- Gary “Cerith” Paskins, Game Designer (Mediatonic)

Play the Prophet's story in Heroic Tales!

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Hello, Heroes!

We're excited to announce that Sand's story has arrived in Heroic Tales! Join the Prophet's following and experience his story as he leaves the desert of Samarkand with unearthed relics and arcane old kingdom technology. Someone does not want him to succeed. Do note that you do not need to have completed Crimson's story to access this new content. All players will have access to the first challenge in each Hero's story when they become available!

We also wanted to address the error some players are encountering whereby the game freezes upon entering a game. We are aware of the issue and we apologise for the inconvenience caused. We are currently in the process of fixing these errors, as well as larger scale optimisations to the game, and we hope to get these fixes out to you all soon. Please bear with us as we lock down release plans around this next major update. We recognise this has been a major inconvenience to a small number of our players, and so we're sending all players 2 card packs. Between 17th January 2018 - 24th January 2018, please log in and go to "Play" to receive the packs.

Happy chicken-chasing!

- Gary "Cerith" Paskins
Game Designer @ Mediatonic

Update 0.7.0 - Heroic Tales, Emotes and more!

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Hello, Heroes!

We’ve got a big one for you today, hold on to your chickens! Have you ever wondered how our Heroes came to be where they are today? Well, you can now play through Heroic Tales to learn about a Hero’s background! We kick off with Crimson’s story: the human-turned-balverine struggles with acceptance and is constantly being hunted; she’ll need to become the hunter if she wants to live.

Wanted to let your opponent or ally know how you’re feeling in battle? Maybe you need to congratulate them on a good play, or have your Hero tell one of their best jokes. What about having a unit fart whilst in play, mocking your opponent? Well, you can do all that and more with the new Emotes! Both your Hero and units have their own emotes, so play around with them all. There is also an option to mute your opponent and ally’s emotes, should they start becoming a bit insufferable.

We’re introducing a much easier way of keeping track of our updates, via our in-game News! This handy section will let you read any updates the Fortune team have to give out, as well as including all previous and (when they come out) future patch notes. If there’s any newly posted news, we’ll automatically show you the next time you log in; after that, it’ll only show again if you decide to open it yourself. You can find the News button next to the newly redesigned Daily Bounties banner on the main menu.

Finally, some minor balance changes, and an overhauled Unstable Brew await you in battle - please check the sections below for more info. We’re really excited to bring you the new Unstable Brew, we’ve been working on it for a while now!

As always, sound off in the comments to let us know what you think. And keep an eye out on http://www.fable-fortune.com, as well as our Facebook and Twitter for future updates. Our dev roadmap also has a list of upcoming features.

Happy chicken chasing!

- Gary “Cerith” Paskins, Game Designer (Mediatonic)

Features & Updates

Heroic Tales

The Training button has been replaced with a “Solo Events” button! Upon going through this new portal, you will find Training (now split into 2 handy buttons for Normal or Hard difficulties for quicker access) and [b]Heroic Tales[/b]. You can now learn more about your favourite Heroes and how they came to where they are now by playing through their story! We’ll be rolling out different Heroes stories as time goes on, for now, please enjoy Part 1 of Crimson’s story.

When playing through a Hero’s story, you may only use decks belonging to that Hero - however, you are free to use any decks that you have built for that Hero. There’s also some rewards along the way!

  • Story Time! - Explore Crimson’s Story. More Heroes’ stories coming soon!

Emotes

Bring some light-hearted fun, or throw-down with your best taunts or jokes to the game with emotes! Hero’s have a huge variety of different emotes that change with your Morality, and even have multiple different lines for the same emote. Units can sing, taunt or even fart on your command. Be sure to use them all tactically during battle.

  • Express Yourself - You can bring up a list of emotes for your Hero by right-clicking on your Hero or pressing LB while a card in your hand is highlighted.
  • Units Have Feelings Too - You can bring up a list of emotes for units by right-clicking on a unit or pressing LB while a unit is highlighted.
  • Hey Crimson, Introduce Yourself - Heroes and Bosses now have a variety of introductory messages at the start of a battle.

News

Up until now, to find out the latest news for Fortune, you’d have to go outside the game, now, with the introduction of News, you’ll now be able to find out all announcements from the team directly inside the game. We’ll be posting patch notes, announcements, updates and anything else that might be useful to you here.

  • In the Loop - Stay up to date with any and all Fortune news from inside the game!
  • Notice Banners - The Daily Bounties orb has been replaced with a couple of banners in the main menu. These 2 banners will bring up the News and Daily Bounties respectively.

Co-Op Boss Powers

After we ran Demon Door as a trial Co-Op boss not long ago, we got lots of feedback from the community - most notably that the Boss Power was so integral to the battle, not knowing what it was beforehand was frustrating, especially as a lot of players would not check the power once in battle either, and it was a conditional ability. We’ve now added the option for you to view a Boss’s Power before entering the battle, by viewing it on the event screen for that boss.

  • You Are Now Prepared - Boss Powers can now be viewed when looking at the Boss event screen.

Card Changes

Alchemist

Putting the “Unstable” and “Brew” in Unstable Brew

Unstable Brew has been completely redesigned; we wanted to have a spell that made you really feel like you were playing as a travelling alchemist salesperson, whipping up new brews on a whim when needed. This led us to this new design for Unstable Brew: the card costs 2 Gold and now reads “Conjure a custom spell. Add the first of two ingredients!”. So, what are the first ingredients you can choose from? Glad you asked!

  • Give a friendly unit +2/+2.
  • Summon two 2/2 Naive Punters.
  • Heal a character for 4.
  • Swap a unit's Strength and Health.
  • Set a unit's Strength and Health to 4.
  • Give an enemy unit -2/-2.

Conjuring 1 of the above of course means that you will be presented 3 of the 6 options, and you may choose 1 of the 3 options. So, you chose an ability, now what? The Brew returns to your hand, but it needs another ingredient… it needs something else. For another 2 Gold, you can choose another ingredient, here’s your list of potentials:

  • Transform a random enemy minion into a 1/1 Oozling.
  • Give units in your hand +1/+1.
  • Draw a card.
  • Add each Enhanced Vial to your hand.
  • Summon three 1/1 Oozlings.
  • Deal 4 damage split between enemies.

Same deal as the first ingredient, you can Conjure 1 of 3 of the second set of 6 ingredients; after selecting your second ability, the card returns to your hand, the Brew now complete! For a final 2 Gold, you can now play the combined effects in one spell! For your questing purposes, each time you choose an ingredient does count as playing a spell.

We really hope you have as much fun playing this card as we have done - lots of crazy concoctions can come out of this spell!

Card changes:

  • Unstable Brew - Redesigned to, (2) “Conjure a custom spell. Add the first of two ingredients!

Neutral

The best defence is a good… defence?

Battle Medic has risen to newfound fame since her buff in one of our previous balance patches, and Rosewight Cager has always been a top performer since its release. Both of these cards offer a huge amount of value through their stats and/or abilities and are pushing out other contenders for units of similar a Gold cost. We’re lowering both of their stats ever so slightly to reduce their power a little, and open the path for other cards to be up for your consideration when building your decks.

Card changes:

  • Battle Medic - Health decreased from 4 to 3.
  • Rosewight Cager - Strength decreased from 3 to 2.

Bug Fixes

  • Blacksmith no longer incorrectly appears in the Larger Than Life quest reward selection pool.
  • Fixed an issue where you could select a button in the next screen immediately if you clicked in the right position, when entering an event.
  • Fixed some friend invite issues around people prematurely exiting setup before starting a game.
  • Fixed some visual issues when choosing an invalid deck while playing with a friend.
  • General stability fixes.

Known Issues

  • Rosewight Cager can cause games to cause an error in Heroic Tales. We’re not saying don’t use it for now but...
  • Some cards with Invest and Train cannot be played when you have 6 units in play. We should hopefully have a fix for this soon!
  • Some units that receive buffs while in your hand will not count towards the Oakfield quest, Help on the Farm.

Event Schedule Tweaks

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Hello, Heroes!

Today we would like to announce that we are switching up the scheduling for rotating Co-Op bosses. We’ve listened to your feedback, and, starting today, Co-Op bosses will only be around for 1 week, before rotating to the next boss. We’ve adjusted rewards to accommodate for this, but we can assure you that there is no decline at all in the amount of rewards you would normally be able to earn; instead of receiving up to 2,000 Silver and 2 Card Packs over 2 weeks, you can now receive up to 1,000 Silver and 1 Card Pack every week.

As some of you may have noticed, event rewards are not currently introducing brand new cards into the pool. We're focusing our efforts on some exciting new additions to the game, but rest assured PVP rewards will enjoy a steady flow of brand new cards again once we leave Early Access. In addition to this, some familiar, often requested faces from Albion are currently in the works to join the card pool in early 2018. Please stay tuned, as we anticipate having a lot of exciting news for you in the coming months!

We are happy to announce that the Demon Door boss will be returning, now on a regular basis! Demon Door joins Nostro and the Lady of Rosewood as the 3rd Co-Op boss. We’ve done a bit of tuning since you last played it, while bearing in mind everything you, the community, said about the encounter - what you liked, what you didn’t like, that you wish you could see the Boss Power before going into the battle... Well, I’m happy to announce that with the new update coming very soon, you will be able to view Boss Powers before entering the battle! This should hopefully help people be more aware as to what they can expect from Bosses.

Expect to hear again from us soon, as we're in the process of locking down an exciting new update! Until then, good luck in your adventures, Heroes!

- Cerith

'Tis the season... for more PVP!

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Heroes!

PVP season 5 kicks off today! Jump in and see if you can grab all the presents but be careful not to be left out in the cold. ❄️This is the last PVP season of 2017 so make it count!

As always, we've added a new brand new reward card to the mix! This time it's the Rosewight Stalker.

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Often mistaken for a simple tree until it's too late, the Rosewight Stalker has cut short the lives of many weak and weary intruders in the undergrowth of Rosewood.

Let us know what you think of the new card in the comments! 
 

- Team Fable Fortune

PVP Season IV has begun!

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Heroes!

Venture into the beautiful village of Oakfield for the new PVP season! Will you fill your table with a bountiful harvest or end up stealing someone else's table scraps?

This is a new location with new quests! Oakfield was added in Update 0.6.1 and we've added a new reward card to the mix: the Founder.
 

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Little is known about where the Founders came from or why, but tales tell of them sharing their magic with those that prove worthy!

Let us know what you think of the new Oakfield location and Founder card in the comments! 
- Team Fable Fortune

0.6.1 Update Patch Notes

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Hello, Heroes!


Two exciting updates heading your way for this patch! The first of which is the eagerly awaited Knight Rework. Despite dominating the PVP Leagues, we’ve held off on making any sweeping changes or nerfs because we felt that a fundamental rethink on how the Hero plays was the best long-term solution; and we’re now happy to share the results with you.

The rework has seen us focus in more on the “building an army” side of Marshall’s character, whether through summoning bulky units who specialise in defence, or playing as many smaller units to the board as you can. Ultimately this rework opens up much more design space for the Hero, and far more tools for you to play around with; we’re looking forward to seeing the new decks and tactics that are sure to follow. Let us know what your favourite new cards are!

In case you missed it, you can check out more in-depth thoughts on the design process of the Knight rework over on the Fable Fortune Reddit, where we done a series of daily posts revealing some cards, you can check them out here: Day 1Day 2, and Day 3.

We’re rapidly reaching the end of the current PVP season for the month, and we’re happy to announce that next month’s PVP season will take place in a brand new location, among the bountiful harvests of Oakfield! 

As always, sound off in the comments to let us know what you think. And keep an eye out on http://www.fable-fortune.com, as well as our Facebook and Twitter for future updates. Our dev roadmap[www.fable-fortune.com] also has a list of upcoming features.

Happy chicken chasing!

- Gary “Cerith” Paskins, Game Designer (Mediatonic)
 

New Environment: Oakfield:

The next PVP season will take place in Oakfield! The quest objectives that will be available on this location will be:

  • Play 2 units with Safeguard.

  • Play 3 units with greater Health than Strength.

  • Play 2 spells that cost 4 or more.


The Quest Reward cards are (in order):

  • (3) Fully heal a unit and give it +2 Strength this turn.

  • (1) Conjure a spell that costs 4 or more.

  • (5) Deal 10 damage randomly split between ALL units.


We plan to bring a new co-op boss to Oakfield in the future, but in this (relative) peace-time we encourage you to open up a barrel of scrumpy, find a warm patch of grass, and enjoy the harvest festivities...

 

Card Changes:

Knight:

The infamous Knight Rework is here

To kick things off, let’s talk about the Knight’s new keyword ability: Train. When you play a unit with Train, or apply a Train effect to another unit, you will be able to choose one ability from this list of three to apply to that unit:

  • On summon, gain +1 Strength.

  • At the start of your turn, gain Guard.

  • Has +2 Strength during your opponent’s turn.

This should give players a lot more options when playing as the Knight, allowing them to rise to any challenge!
The new Hero powers move away from the current Peasant Medics and Sappers, in favour of a Guard-centric Good power, and Training Peasants on the Evil power. We’ve moved the art of the Medics and Sappers to be variants to the Trained Peasants on the Hero Power.
There’s a whole suite of changes to units - too many to note up here, so take look below, head on into your card collection and put together some new decks!
Any cards that have been changed will have the usual 2 weeks grace period, where you can salvage the card for the full 100% original ink cost.

Hero Power changes:

  • Enrollment (Neutral) - Still summons a 1/1 Peasant. Peasants are now Lazy and cannot Guard the turn they are summoned.

  • Recruitment (Good) - Redesigned to: “Summon a 1/1 Lazy Peasant. Give a random friendly unit in Guard +1/+1.”

  • Conscription (Evil) - Redesigned to: “Summon and Train a Lazy 1/1 Peasant.”


Rule changes:

  • Angry Mob - Now costs 4 Gold, up from 2. Now reads, “Summon and Train two Lazy 1/1 Peasants.”

  • Battle Swine - Redesigned to (6), 5/5, “Big Entrance: Give adjacent units Deflect.”

  • Blacksmith - Redesigned to (5), 3/5, “Big Entrance: Give another friendly unit Deflect and Guard.”

  • Boardoazer - Redesigned to (6), 5/5, “After another friendly unit attacks, deal 1 damage to your opponent.”

  • Guard Pig - Redesigned to (4) 4/5 “Big Entrance: Gain Guard.”

  • Hearty Breakfast - Redesigned to (2), “Give a unit +3 Strength this turn.”

  • Inga - Redesigned to, “Big EntranceTrain this unit. Safeguard: Gain Deflect.” Stats unchanged.

  • Knighthood - Redesigned to, “Give a friendly unit Deflect and Train it.” Cost unchanged.

  • Master of Bacon - Redesigned to (1), 1/3, “After you summon a unit, gain +1 Strength this turn.”

  • Puncture - Redesigned to (2), “Deal 2 damage to an enemy unit. If it's damaged, deal 4 damage instead.”

  • Ride Them Down - Redesigned to (5), “Destroy all enemy units with 2 or less Strength.”

  • Sergeant of the Shovel - Redesigned to (3), “Big EntranceTrain this unit.” Stats unchanged.

  • Standard Bearer - Redesigned to (2), 0/3, “After you summon a unit, give it +1 Strength.”


Balance changes:

  • Big Pig - Now costs 6 Gold, up from 5. Strength increased from 4 to 5, Health reduced from 6 to 5.

  • Muster - No longer summons a Peasant and now gives all units in your hand +1 Strength, as opposed to giving one unit +1/+1. Cost unchanged.

  • Vigilante Justice - Now costs 2 Gold, up from 1.

  • Wild Swing - Now costs 4 Gold, up from 2.


And for reference...

Unchanged cards:

  • All Peasant and Correct 

  • Rally the Troops

  • Self Defence Training

  • Veteran Battler

 

Bug Fixes:

  • After entering the Hero League, the Medals screen could sometimes show after the Training victory sequence (although it was purely visual, no medals were gained or lost). This is no longer the case.

  • Cleared up the messaging around attempting to summon a unit onto an already full board.

New Co-op Challenge - The Lady of Rosewood

 

Heroes!

Today sees a new reward available from Co-Op boss Lady of Rosewood! 

The Lady of Rosewood has captured some poor local villagers - free them and they'll summon a mighty ally straight from your deck for free to fight for you. If you can obtain all 12 Seals, you'll get your hands on the brand new Battering Ram!

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Battering Ram is a durable, yet aggressive little sheep. Its protective barrel can brush off even the hardest of hits, and it won't let anything hide behind a unit in Guard!

Think you can beat this thorny lady? Buddy up and let us know how you get on! 🌹
 

- Team Fable Fortune

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Update 0.6.0 Notes

Hello, Heroes!

Today we’re taking steps to ensure that even the newest of Heroes stand a fighting chance in battle. Players can now learn the basics of combat through a 3-battle tutorial, covering basic attacks, Guarding, Hero Powers and Morality. There’s also a showdown with a most fowl foe in a brand new location!

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You should probably dust off your pennants and pig-armour as we’re gearing up to reveal some exciting changes to Marshall the Knight. Towards the end of October we’ll be starting a spoiler week, releasing the new changes day-by-day before allowing everyone to unleash some new and improved peasant-based carnage onto the battlefield.

Finally, congratulations to all who cleared the Demon Door! We’ve heard your feedback regarding the displaying of the Boss Hero Power, and we’ll be looking into it for future bosses. We hope you enjoyed the change of pace for this encounter as much as we enjoyed designing it!

As always, sound off in the comments to let us know what you think. And keep an eye out on http://www.fable-fortune.com, as well as our Facebook and Twitter for future updates. Our dev roadmap also has a list of upcoming features.

Happy chicken chasing!

- Gary “Cerith” Paskins, Game Designer (Mediatonic)
 

Features & Updates:

Tutorial:


Learn the basics of the game by battling against the Guildmaster! The tutorial will appear for all players on your first log in of this patch. You will have the option to skip all tutorial battles immediately if you wish to do so, but whether you’re a first time player or a veteran of the game, we would greatly appreciate your feedback!

  • Play your cards right - All players will now be presented with a set of tutorial battles when first playing the game.

 

New Cards:


A new season, and new co-op events means new cards! We’ll collate them here for now - did you manage to get any? What’s your favourite event card so far? Let us know in the comments!

  • Crazy Cat Lady - (5) 0/2, “Big Entrance: Summon three 2/1 Fluffy Cats.”
  • Double Agent - (5) 5/5, “Big Entrance: Give units in your hand and your opponent's hand +1/+1.”
  • Soul Sucker - (5) 2/2, “Big Entrance: Summon a copy of another unit, then set its Strength and Health to 1.”

Bug Fixes:

  • Rosewood had some sneaky flowers poking through some UI elements. We’ve trimmed the environment a bit.
  • Some Fancy units have had their visual effects tweaked and should look much better in battles now.
  • The Guildmaster’s Hero Power now has its own icon.

Known Issues:

  • When using the Guard button for the first time during the first tutorial, there is a 2-3 second delay before the button actually activates after it asks you to press it.