I was talking to @DoubleTexasT and we got to thinking of ways the devs could further manipulate the board, as a spell casting. Here are 4 we came up with.
Fog of War. A cloud descends on the top 3 rows. It’s a swirling, mostly opaque pain in the ass. Your hero moves the three match at the bottom and through the fog, a match 4 pops up in row 2. Congrats, hero, you live to fight another day.
Claivoyance. Unbeknownst to your enemies, you brought a very small, but powerful ally on your team. Weak in damn near everything else, she steps out of the shadows and casts her spell. The next three rows above the board (unplayable) hover, shimmering in the air. The hero smiles as he casts a perfect match 5, match 4, match 3 run. Mana surge!
Freeze a color. Step right up and pick a color, any color. Tired of that pesky Queen Mab and her legion of ice? Freeze blue and your opponent cannot match any blue, nor will the blue gems move on the board. Watch as their faces turn to horror as you get the only 2 red matches and firestorm their asses back to Glacial Peaks. Bye Phoenicia.
Block Party. After completing 100 battles in World Event, your hero limps up to the next battle. “Great,” he sarcasms. But that’s all he says because he’s the hero of krystara, ruler of one word answers…
Then you see what he is on about. Looming in front of him is another frikkin legendary battle against 350shield/500life/900atk lvl. He steps warily, knowing a single step will cause a skullfall and (thump) squish like grape.
All is going well until impending doom hits. There’s no way to block them both, skulls are going to come his way, no matter how he chooses. Luckily, he brought his empowered goblin board freezer friend, Plucky, who conveniently locks a 2x2 block on the board. The devs made some fancy yellow border, and there’s was likely much light flashing and a strange man yells, “Block dat shit” in the background.
… the hero takes the one movable skull, and doped up on mang juice, he obliterates the first enemy. Only 3 more to go.
That’s all we got for now. Happy happy Friday, heroes of krystara!