Spellfire in the last 25 years — How did we get here?
Our community has been growing rapidly over the past few weeks! If you’ve just been introduced to us, or simply want to refresh your memory, join us as we discuss Spellfire’s past and present. You might learn a thing or two!
At its heart, Spellfire is a deck building collectible card game. Each card possesses a fantastic array of powers, some of which can break or alter the game’s fundamental rules. The goal is simple. Players must build an empire by drawing cards from their decks, all the while trying to destroy the realms that their opponent is using to form their own empire.
Spellfire, the collectable card game, was first released in in 1994. It was released just one year after Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering. Spellfire’s take on a fantasy-themed CCG was a success, and the game was well received by critics and fans alike. Both had a huge base of fans with local and international tournaments.
The CCG community was beginning to blossom in the early ’90s, with each new expansion drawing in legions of new fans for both Spellfire and Magic.
However, after several studio acquisitions, Spellfire was sold to Wizards of the Coast who were then acquired by Hasbro. Despite initial promises to continue supporting both games, Spellfire’s original team was scattered, and after a failed re-boot attempt, development of the game ceased.
Sadly, the Spellfire community had no choice but to watch the game they loved slowly vanish from store shelves.
In spite of this, Spellfire’s community of players has managed to keep the game alive to this day. It only takes a brief look at the numerous fan-created card decks, community websites, and tournaments that are still running to understand what a tight-knit group of fans the game has.
Next time, we’ll talk about the Present for Spellfire, so stay tuned!
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