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COG Gaming Kickstarter Highlight and Interview for Millennium Blades from Level 99 Games

COG Gaming - Millennium Blades game cover for interviewYear Published: 2015
Designer: D. Brad Talton, Jr.
Publisher: Level 99 Games
Players: 2-5
Playtime: 120 minutes

The TCG/CCG as a game model is largely defunct in modern gaming with the exception of a few large, omnipresent titles like Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokemon.  It’s basically designer-suicide to attempt introducing a new collectible card game to the market, though that doesn’t stop enthusiastic, albeit misled parties from attempting each month on Kickstarter.  Part of the reason people keep trying, I think, is because the genre incorporates so many exciting aspects: the rush of opening packs of cards and the chance of finding something rare, the mental exercise of pouring over a collection for hours constructing card synergies and strategies for the perfect deck, the social interaction of trading, collecting, and competing, and the satisfaction of seeing your hard-earned deck emerge victorious. Continue reading