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Here you'll find all the latest news and developments related to the Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest card game. In Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest™ you battle for the conquest of the galaxy with decks that represent your arsenal of units and weapons.

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Multiverse TCG Concept Art: Darans

[font='Trebuchet MS'] [indent=1]First, let's talk about some news: Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is now playable in its playtest environment on OCTGN virtual tabletop! We've finished releasing the tutorial series of videos explaining the rules of the game and how to install and play it on your PC. [/font][font='Trebuchet MS'] [indent=1]Now that we've finalized the cards in the game and released the online playtest version, the team has moved onto the next step in the development process: illustrating the cards. However, before starting to draw the final art, we need to come up with designs for all the races, spaceships, buildings and technology they all have. [/font]
[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]This blog focuses on the Daran race. [/font]
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The Darans have a very technologically developed society. They have many scientists and inventors that actively explore and learn about the galaxy. They aren't skilled fighters, so they create shields for their ships and buildings to protect themselves. They focus on thinking strategically, looking at the bigger picture, but aren't great at on-the-spot tactical decisions. [/font][font='Trebuchet MS'] [indent=1]
The standard Daran soldier uniform includes tough polycarbonate body armor designed for absorbing small laser blasts, and fire-resistant rubber sleeves that protect the Daran's soft tentacles from puncturing and slashing injuries caused by explosions and the resulting splinters. [/font]
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[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]This uniform is adaptable for outer space use with an addition of a helmet and air containers, meanwhile, high-ranking officers may attach ceremonial capes to it during formal meetings. [/font]
[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]Along with the aliens themselves, we've been brainstorming ideas for ship and equipment design. [/font][font='Trebuchet MS'] [indent=1] [/font]
[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]Daran ships have large glass cockpits, sometimes multiple floors high, to better admire the surroundings.
They generally have very rounded edges, to make them more aerodynamic when flying in the atmosphere. Many of them are designed to dive underwater since Darans prefer living under the surface.
This model has a paralyzing laser gun mounted at the top for defense against attacking ships. [/font]
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[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]The light cruiser at the top is equipped with two Barumian range weapons for repelling asteroids and small opposing threats. The stealth lugger at the bottom is equipped with a cloaking device that masks it from enemy sensors when flying in empty space.[/font]
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[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]These two models are designed for very specific uses:
The top ship is a two-person pod, storable aboard larger ships. It's used to gather samples of asteroids and other debris to bring back to the ship for analysis. [/font]
[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]The bottom ship is equipped with two powerful magnetic shield generators and a tractor beam aimed at immobilizing enemy ships before they have a chance to attack. [/font]
[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]What do you think of these designs? [/font]
[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]You can play the online beta version of Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest for free!
Just sign up to www.tokartsmedia.com and join our weekly beginner tournaments in this thread: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/organized-games-tournaments [/font]
[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]If you're new to the game and don't know how to play, learn about the rules of the game in this video tutorial series: http://buff.ly/2lgkeFh
You can also read the rulebook for the game here: http://buff.ly/2lgjekp [/font]
[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]Thanks for reading this development blog. Here's something extra: [/font]
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[font='Trebuchet MS'][indent=1]These are the original concepts for the race of rock aliens called Geocors. They are great in combat, powerful, durable, are good builders, but they're slow and clumsy with technology. [/font]

LeandroTok

LeandroTok

 

Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest Tutorial - battles and exploration

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[color=rgb(34,34,34)][font='Helvetica Neue'][background=rgb(255,255,255)]Episode 5 of our tutorial series on how to play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is out![/background][/font][/color][/background][/font][/color] In this episode we look at how battles work and how to explore and conquer the galaxy with units and structures.
These mechanics were perfected after many iterations were tested, and tested again, and changed, and tested again. Finally, the mechanics of the game are both intuitive, flavorful, and deep. This series of video has already turned into the most challenging collection of videos to edit, with so many moving pieces and layers. You could say I'm learning how to edit in premiere by creating them. https://tokartsmedia.com/updates/item/197-how-to-play-multiverse-cosmic-conquest-part-5-moving-exploring-battles This is the perfect time to learn how to play the game! We've just launched the game's free online beta version on a virtual tabletop called OCTGN, so anyone can join and play it!
You'll find all the details on how to do it
here:
https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme

LeandroTok

LeandroTok

 

We had our first live Multiverse TCG tournament!

We had our first ever live Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest tournament on OCTGN and it was a blast! https://tokartsmedia.com/updates/item/190-multiverse-tcg-tournament-livestream-1-december-4th-2016 This time we had only 3 participants: Gameg1, Cheatastcg, and myself. However we saw many different strategies being played in this tournament: Orange boarding, Yellow-Green swarm, Red-Violet robots, and Vioilet-Yellow control.
We had some audio and connection problems, and some awkward pauses and bloopers, but considering this was my first time commentating other people playing a game, it went really well! We have tournaments every week at 5pm GMT! Join the next upcoming tournament here: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/organized-games-tournaments If you don't know the rules of the game, we have a video tutorial series that breaks them down into easy to learn segments: To play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest, join the Multiverse community at www.tokartsmedia.com and follow the instructions on our website: https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme

LeandroTok

LeandroTok

 

Multiverse TCG tutorial: Game Zones & Parts of the Turn

Part 4 of our tutorial on how to play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is up!
This time we explore all the zones in the game and what they do, as well as the progression of a turn. https://tokartsmedia.com/updates/item/189-how-to-play-multiverse-cosmic-conquest-part-4-game-zones-parts-of-the-turn This is the perfect time to learn how to play the game! We've just launched the game's free online beta version on a virtual tabletop called OCTGN, so anyone can join and play it!
You'll find all the details on how to do it
here:
https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme

LeandroTok

LeandroTok

 

Multiverse tutorial part 3: Card Types and Parts of a card

Episode 3 of the video tutorial series on how to play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest is out on YouTube! In this episode we learn about card types and look at a card in detail, examining all of its parts. This is the perfect time to learn how to play the game! We've just launched the game's free online beta version on a virtual tabletop called OCTGN, so anyone can join and play it!
You'll find all the details on how to do it
here:
https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme

LeandroTok

LeandroTok

 

We're releasing a tutorial series on how to play the game

[color=rgb(68,68,68)][font='Helvetica Neue']We're releasing a tutorial series on how to play Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest TCG. [/font][/color]
[color=rgb(68,68,68)][font='Helvetica Neue']As of now it consists of just 2 videos, but videos will be added every 2-3 days.[/font][/color]
[color=rgb(68,68,68)][font='Helvetica Neue']This series will tell you everything you need to know to play the game.[/font][/color]
[color=rgb(68,68,68)][font='Helvetica Neue']You can now play the online beta of the game for free with all the cards unlocked on a virtual tabletop called OCTGN, details on how to do it are here:[/font][/color]
https://tokartsmedia.com/forum/questions-suggestions-issues/53-how-to-set-up-multiverse-on-line-beta-readme

LeandroTok

LeandroTok

 

Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest Launches its free online beta!

[color=rgb(29,33,41)][font=Helvetica]After months of testing we've launched the Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest Online Beta on a virtual tabletop called OCTGN!
The game now is not only playable, but a lot of fun as well![/font][/color]
[color=rgb(29,33,41)][font=Helvetica]Now anyone can start playing Multiverse without having to print out and cut out cards, and you can play with other members of the community who live on the other side of the world![/font][/color] [color=rgb(29,33,41)][font=Helvetica][font=inherit]In the Online Beta you'll have access to all of the cards in the game, so you can build any kind of deck that you want and try to come up with the best strategy![/font]
[font=inherit]Check out the new Let's Make a Trading Card Game for more details, including how to join [font=inherit][/font][/font]
[font=inherit]https://tokartsmedia.com/2016-01-28-21-24-31/videos/item/180-let-s-make-a-trading-card-game-23-launch-of-the-multiverse-online-beta[/font]
[font=inherit]So much has been going on since the last episode: not only have we released the online beta version, but we've fixed the Cargo and Shields mechanics, we've finalized the rules of the game, we've added names to all the cards, and images to all the galaxy cards. We've also started to draw concept art for all the different alien races in Multiverse, and we're getting ready to start drawing the final cards. Watch out for updates on Multiverse, because there's a lot more on the way![/font][/font][/color]

LeandroTok

LeandroTok

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