Frequently Asked Questions
When is this game going to be available on the App Store?
The game is available now in the Apple App Store: Lost Portal CCG
What is the payment model?
There is a fixed price for the game. I plan to work on expansions that would become available later via in-app purchase. An expansion would include a new town and surrounding dungeons filled with enemies and bosses. An expansion would also introduce new cards that can be found through adventuring.
Is there a currency in the game?
This is not a freemium game. The only currency in the game is gold, and it is not available for in-app purchase. An important part of this game is adventuring and defeating enemies, from which gold can be won. You can also gain gold by selling cards at the card shop.
Will this game support Android or other platforms?
The initial release is for iOS. Based on its success there, it may be ported to other platforms.
Is Multiplayer supported?
No. This game is a single player adventure.
No, dungeons do not repopulate, so there are a finite number of enemies. Once you defeat the final boss the game is effectively over. Then you can try it again on a harder level or with another starting color.
The rares and ultra-rares aren’t just slightly better versions of existing cards, but totally different cards. They tend to be more powerful, but also in general cost more, so you have to balance your deck. So common and uncommon cards should remain viable, but you will swap some out to make room in your deck.
How can I tell what a special ability does?
When you look at a creature card, you can press on the ability to get a pop up with more information about what that ability does.
How do I craft cards?
You must go to a Forge in any town, which will have a random selection of cards you can forge there. To forge a card, you drag the card you want to forge from the top of the screen into the middle of the forge. The card will then be surrounded by rarity symbols. Add cards of any color from your library of the proper rarity and you will create the card.
Is there any way I can see all of the cards available?
If you’d like to see all of the cards available in the game, you can go into the Deck Editor and press the “Library” label and it toggles between showing all cards or just the cards you own. You can then use the filters to look at say all “ultra-rare red creatures”, for example.
It is difficult to play two colors with basic aeon cards. There are uncommon dual-aeon cards that will help you play a multi-colored deck, but it isn’t easy to get so many. For red-black, for instance, you’d want to find Dragon Heart cards. Another way to help with splashing other cards is to increase Wisdom. Once you get to 25 wisdom, you’ll always start with at least 1 aeon of each color to start a duel, so you’ll be free to splash in 1 casting cost cards. You can also take advantage of a new 4:1 aeon exchange mechanic, which will allow you to exchange 4 aeons of one color for another color when you cast a card. This can be done twice when casting a card.
How do I activate an ability that says “blue aeon: X”?
You must drag an aeon card onto the creature. Note that counts as the one aeon you may cast each turn. Strategy-wise, this gives you a reason to save those aeon cards in your hand for activating abilities later. Or do you activate an ability now and maybe can’t cast a more expensive spell you draw later?
How do I cast a Disruption spell like Mind Fog?
Disruption spells automatically cast from your hand during your opponent’s turn if you have the aeon energy available to cast it. For example, a Mind Fog will cast if you have 2 blue aeons available and your opponent casts a spell that costs from 1-4 aeons. Strategically, when you have a Disruption spell in hand, you must decide when you want to keep aeon energy available to say protect your creatures or prevent another creature, verses casting something yourself.
What do I do with cards I find that don’t match my color?
You can sell cards you can’t use at any card shop for gold. You can also use those cards to forge other cards you might want. Check out the forge in each town to see what can be made, as like the card shops it is random.