The hand we’re dealt: Card game elements in Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars explained! | Kalypso Media Blog

15. August 2019

The hand we’re dealt: Card game elements in Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars explained!

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Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a brand-new, turn-based strategy game with card game elements, set in a dark fantasy world where vampire clans wage an all-out bloody war for supremacy. Today, we thought we’d give you an in-depth preview of the card game feature and how it works into the overall gameplay of Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars.

To simplify the system behind Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, there are two types of cards: Action Cards, Item Cards and Spell Cards.

Action Cards can be used in the Kingdom Mode overview – basically the world map of Namire. These cards can be used to manage the strength of your armies, economy and claimed territories.


1) Action Cards: Once per in-game year (4 turns), you can choose new starting cards – 3 out of a possible 5. Grey cards are generic, while the red ones are unique to the Dracul – one of the three vampire clans in the game.


2) Action Cards: The chosen cards can be used in the “Kingdom Mode” view.

In order to buy new cards, you have to pay with ‘blood’, the main resource in Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars. Blood can be earned when you complete quests. Part of these quests are conquering villages, cities and of course to win battles. In addition to that, your cities will also generate blood over time and you can use Action Cards to increase this. And of course, you can always harvest your villagers – you are a vampire after all!


3) Action Cards: Once per in-game year you can buy one new card from the library, which will be added to your collection. These cards are bought with blood – your main resource.


4) Item Cards: You can also strengthen your vampire lords with better armor and weapons when you buy Item Cards from the blacksmith.


5) Spell Cards: Which battle cards you can wield in battle depends on the vampire clan and the class you choose.

So there you have it. Thanks for checking out this introduction to some of the main features of the card game elements in Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars. Not only do they add a challenging new element to the gameplay, but we’ve got to say, they also look pretty cool as well – each card type has its own unique animation and digitally hand-painted artwork!

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