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Posted 2006-05-04 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
User-Created Card Game in ‘Warcraft’ World
One creative German designer has created a card game playable within the massively multiplayer game World of Warcraft. Taking advantage of Warcraft's extensible "add-on" system, Andreas Jacobs puts forward an extension of the game's fiction. A Google translation of his concept reads: "In the depths of their pits and tunnels the dwarves an unusual pastime devised. They call it Andromasch, we call it Zwergenpoker." According to the spottily-translated rules of the game, each dwarf uses their own pack of cards, consisting of fire, air, water, and earth icons. Cards are drawn, arranged into hands, and played. The best hand wins.

Earlier this year, an entire package of game add-ons was released, containing re-creations of well-known board and arcade games. Zwergenpoker stands out from this crowd by virtue of its integration with the fiction of the larger game that enables it, even if the rules of the game are similar to real-life poker.
 
     
 
   
 
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