PoxNora, New Ronin Expansion Released

PoxNora Title logo screenSometimes in the modern gaming world of big budget MMO’s like World of Warcraft, Eve Online, and Elder Scrolls Online it can be easy to forget just how loyal players can be to other MMO’s; MMO’s that have run nearly as long, with an equally impressive fan-base, and those games plough on delivering great content to its players month after month, year after year. MMO’s like PoxNora.

PoxNora, an MMO that blends a turn-based strategy game with a collectible care game and wraps it all up in a little fantasy bow. You build your deck or battle-group from the 1600 (yes 1600) available cards or runes, and then go forth and kick some fantastical arse.

The purpose of the game is to destroy the enemy shrine. Each turn you generate nora (magic) which you can use to play your runes. Some runes generate fighters, others are spells. Once a fighter is on the field you can move them around, using energy. It’s a simple game-play system that focuses on using the different runes, and play styles rather than overwhelmingly beautiful graphics.

PoxNora began its life in 2006 and since then there have been 24 expansions, each bringing in new runes to the game. The latest expansion to the land of is called Ronin and brings with it a whole host of features, including…

  • A PvE campaign
  • Maps for PvE and PvP
  • 60 runes (Cards that represent champions, spells and equipment)
  • 40 abilities (Special behaviors, powers, and effects that champions have)
  • More than 50 champions
  • Themes and updates to existing ones, including yeti, witches and Cyclops

If you want to join to add to the already burgeoning 20 million online sessions, then you can get to the site from this link here, or you can head straight to Steam and get it from there.

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Pox Nora Gets an Epic Expansion, Ronin, from Desert Owl Games

New adventures are coming in the latest expansion to Pox Nora, the tactical turn-based strategy game with elements of collectible card games and fantasy RPGs, from Desert Owl Games. In Ronin players will battle with and against powerful new champions, embark on an epic new PvE quest and explore uncharted lands.

Ronin is the first expansion released by Desert Owl Games since the development team purchased Pox Nora from Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). Originally created by Octopi, the developers sold Pox Nora to SOE in 2009. Many of the original members of the Octopi team formed Desert Owl Games in 2011 and reacquired the game in 2014. Since then, Pox Nora has been completely rebalanced due to demands of the media, players and to return the game to the designers’ initial vision.

“There have been more than 20 million play sessions of Pox Nora in its eight and a half years of existence. Many of our players have grown up with the game and still login daily,” said Arthur Griffith, CEO, Desert Owl Games. “Our 24th expansion, Ronin, builds upon the strategic gameplay and high-fantasy lore our passionate players love while still remaining accessible to someone trying the game for the first time.”

Features of Ronin Include:

  • A PvE campaign
  • Maps for PvE and PvP
  • 60 runes (Cards that represent champions, spells and equipment)
  • 40 abilities (Special behaviors, powers and effects that champions have)
  • More than 50 champions
  • Themes and updates to existing ones, including yeti, witches and cyclops

Pox Nora is free on Steam. The game features optional microtransactions for virtual currency that allows players to purchase rune packs and boxes immediately, but runes can be acquired without spending any real-world money.

For more details visit https://www.poxnora.com/index.do

To learn more about Desert Owl Games, please visit http://www.desertowlgames.com/

About Desert Owl Games

Founded in 2011 by Arthur Griffith and Justin Felker, two of the three original creators of Pox Nora, Desert Owl Games’ goal is to design turn-based strategy games in persistent worlds that meet the needs of their passionate player base. In early 2014 Desert Owl Games acquired the rights of Pox Nora from SOE.

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

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