Legends of Norrath is an online (only) trading card game based on the world of Norrath, developed by Sony Online Entertainment. Ring a bell? Norrath is the world of Everquest and Everquest II fame. Players can play Legends of Norrath from within the MMO proper, or seperately.
Travelers, the newest expansion of Legends of Norrath, has just become available October 13th, and brings with it a plethora of new features, such as:
- A new storyline, with new characters and situations for players to experience.
- Over 200 new game cards to add all new strategies to your game
- An all-new 200 card starter, which you can use to create up to four different decks
- New loot cards and exclusive new quests in both Everquest and Everquest II. To be more specific, in Everquest three new collection items grant players the item “Frozen Skull of the Cursed”, granting you a unique mercenary, and Everquest II allows players to combine several cloaks to create a wearable and visible backpack (a first for the game).
Fortunately, Legends of Norrath makes it easy for new players to ease into the game. Their website is surprisingly newbie-friendly, and literally breaks down gameplay the process step by step, for pain-free signup an immersion.
Players can download the client for free by creating a (free) SOE station account ID, and can play against computer opponents and of course, real players. Afterwards, should one so choose, players can check the schedule of events and compete in tournaments. Of course, the site also breaks down the basics of the game for new players, giving them a step-by-step explanation of the game’s interface, it’s gameplay mechanics and rules, and a glossary of terms for further clarification. No new player should feel overwhelmed or intimidated.
Again, Legends of Norrath is officially out October 13. Which means now.