When Skyweaver was first released, I was a little indifferent; there was already a selection of TCGs on blockchain for a number of reasons. Firstly, TCGs interact smoothly with blockchain thanks to cards as NFTs being straightforward. Secondly, the graphical side of the game can be developed significantly quicker than an Action RPG, for instance. However, upon trying it, my indifference dissipated.
In my review, TG Reviews Skyweaver: The Best Blockchain Game So Far, I gushed praise in the game’s direction. I even compounded the title with: “The title for this article isn’t clickbait hyperbole: this is the best blockchain game I have played in the 4 years I’ve been testing them — and by some margin.” The depth, the polish, the onboarding, the gameplay, the mobile app — everything felt fleshed out and considered.
Is Skyweaver still the best blockchain game? It’s hard to say, but it’s undoubtedly in contention for the title. And now, as of 7th July 2022, the team has released the game’s first major expansion.
Skyweaver: Clash of Inventors
Clash of Inventors is Skyweaver’s first “major” expansion set, bringing with it a whole host of new content. There are 50 brand-new cards, 6 units, and 4 spells, as well as “three new uncollectable ‘token’ cards that can be generated by other cards and effects.
Then, there is a brand new trait called Dash.
A Unit with the Dash Trait can immediately attack enemy Units the turn it’s summoned, allowing it to immediately help grab the initiative by clashing with enemies and neutralizing threats. However, a Unit cannot make use of Dash to attack the enemy Hero during the same turn it is summoned, so take that into consideration when planning your attack.
There are far too many new cards and mechanics to list in this article, so I would recommend checking out this blog post by Skyweaver to see some of the newcomers. It also mentions that this major expansion set will lead to a mini-expansion towards the end of the summer that will include another 20 cards.
If you haven’t tried Skyweaver yet, give it a go. Not only is it completely free-to-play and not pay-to-win, but both the desktop client and the mobile apps are AAA-quality. If you enjoy TCGs — even if you’ve ended up on Token Gamer with no interest in NFTs or blockchain — this is well worth your time. To quote my review one more time: “If blockchain technology and NFTs were removed from the game, it would still be worth playing, which I believe to be the hallmark of success in blockchain gaming.”