Bethesda Softworks originally released The Dunmer Isles to its mega popular instalment, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It then added it to its popular online role-playing game. Thing is, what about the company’s card game? Well, fret no more! The wait is over, and The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Houses of Morrowind is now available!
Bethesda’s collectible card game has finally gotten some Morrowind love! 149 cards worth of it. The expansion brings new cards that have been designed to capture the essence of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind — just in a very tiny, yet super powerful bottle.
The expansion introduces five new mechanics to master, as well as three new puzzle sets. It also adds a brand new journey to Vvardenfell. Bethesda states that it brings a host of “interesting changes” to the game.
Many of the changes are being kept under wraps for players. With that said, Bethesda have highlighted some of the major additions.
First off, Elder Scrolls: Legends – Houses of Morrowind will bring three-attribute cards into the mix. This will allow players to, for the first time, create decks using up to three attributes instead of the usual two. There are five three-attribute factions that not only create new deck-building possibilities, but they also come with their own distinctive play styles.
Secondly, the game is introducing intimidating monstrosities called Ash creatures. These creatures, who hail from deep within the Red Mountain, lend their true strength to players who control creatures with 5 or more power.
Gods, on the other hand, are mighty beings that players can call to their aid. The highlighted God here is, without a doubt, Vivec — of course, what is a good story in Vvardenfell without the vengeful Deadric god, Dagoth Ur, as well?
There is also a new keyword added to the game: ‘Rally’ buffs creature cards in your hand whenever a Rallying creature attacks. This paves the way for stronger allies to join your ranks.
Last, but not least, there are three mechanics added to the game: Betray, Plot, and Exalt.
Betray actions can be played twice, with one catch: you have to sacrifice one of your own creatures! Plot however, is a special ability that triggers if you already played another card in the same turn. Bethesda states that inexpensive cards, or cards that let you draw more, brings Plot to life. Exalt however, is just like any other normal card. When you invest extra magicka, the secrets unlock. Exalted creatures can become stronger than before, and can also help trigger powerful abilities of other cards.
Along all of those major additions, Bethesda also revealed three new puzzle sets. The company says that the first one is free of charge, but the other two will have to be purchased at $10 USD per puzzle. With that said, however, it must be noted that each puzzle set contains around 10 challenges that also grants special rewards. In essence, you only pay one buck per challenge. Not bad, right?
The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Houses of Morrowind is available now. Players can purchase the Houses of Morrowind starter pack from the in-game store, for just $5 USD. It is available on Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, and MacOS.