Legends of Norrath Oathbound Launches Within EQ and EQII

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EverQuest and EverQuest II players can now get in on the card questing goodness of Legends of Norrath Oathbound, as Sony Online Entertainment has officially launched the virtual trading card game within both titles. I’ve tried it out for a few minutes, going through some of the tutorials to begin learning the ins and outs of the rules, and so far it appears to be a great addition to the franchise. Accessing the game is simple enough too, just log into EQ or EQII and it’s right there in the menu — you can jump back and forth between MMO-ing and card battling whenever you please.

As the first release in a series of Legends of Norrath storyline card sets, Oathbound launches with over 375 digital cards to collect, with 55-card digital starter decks running $9.99 and 15-card digital booster packs going for $2.99 apiece. Thankfully, all EQ and EQII subscribers get a free starter deck to kick things off with. The game features player vs. player card duels, single-player campaigns, tournament lobbies and an in-depth loot system featuring over 30 loot reward cards granting special in-game items to players in both EQ and EQII, things like spells, weapon adornments, mounts and various other equipment pieces. A full list of the available loot cards to try for is available at the Legends of Norrath website.

If you aren’t an EQ player but are still looking for an online card game to try out, Legends of Norrath Oathbound will be released in a free standalone version on September 12th.

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