It's fun. It's fast. It's 52 card Blitz!
Many of the greatest and most entertaining card games of all time are played with a 52 card deck. We hope to add one more to that list, with 52 card Blitz!
What is Blitz?
- 40 card deck (no more, no less)
- 11 inventory slots (weapons and equipment)
- 1 young hero card
- 2 copies of each unique card allowed
- 30 minutes per round, best of 1
Why add a new format now?
Blitz is something that we have been developing for a while and planned to introduce alongside a fun OP program called Rathe Quest in Q4, and to support this thing we planned to release in 2021 called Play Anywhere... Because covid-19 has shut down in-store OP in many countries, we brought forward Play Anywhere, which released in public beta mid-June.
Blitz is our recommended format for Play Anywhere, and for stores who are able to run OP but must comply with health and safety guidelines that often require gatherings to be limited to short time frames.
4 rounds. 2 hours. Done.
What is the intention for Blitz and other formats?
Flesh and Blood is primarily designed for Classic Constructed, Booster Draft, and Sealed Deck competitive play. Our intention is that these formats will continue to be the focus of competitive play.
Blitz serves a different purpose. It offers fast and fun games, which we believe is a really good fit with Play Anywhere, social gaming, and time constraints some local game stores are operating under (whether it be from covid-19, or because there's only 2 hours available on a Friday night before closing.)
Blitz will be an officially supported format, including:
- Eligible as an Armory Event format
- Available as an on-demand or Play Anywhere format.
- Tailored future programs such as Rathe Quest (which sadly has to be postponed until international travel can resume).
- Specialty events, such as a PTI (Professional Tournament Invite) day 2 public event at selected National Championships.
Blitz Format Restricted List
Flesh and Blood is developed with Classic Constructed as our primary constructed focus, based on 60 card minimum decks and 40 health being the baseline. As such, there are some cards that are more powerful in the Blitz format than they are in Classic Constructed. We expect to add cards to the Blitz format restricted list from time to time. This will not affect a cards legality in other formats.
If a card is restricted, a Blitz deck may only contain 1 copy of each unique version of that card. For example, if a restricted card is part of a cycle, a Blitz deck can have 1 copy of each pitch value of that card. For example if "Wounding Blow" was restricted, a Blitz deck can contain a maximum of 1 Wounding Blow (RED) + 1 Wounding Blow (YELLOW) + 1 Wounding Blow (BLUE).
The following cards are restricted to 1 copy per deck in the Blitz format (as at July 1, 2020).
- None (Enjoy doing powerful stuff!)
Something fun and fast to leave you with!
The Legend Story Studios team has had a tonne of fun playing Blitz. We hope you enjoy the fun, fast games as much as we have! In the spirit of fun and fast, here's a quick look at some of the new Blitz friends you'll find in Crucible of War, releasing August 28.