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'Duelyst' Counterplay Games50/50

50. Duelyst

24 years after Magic The Gathering transformed fantasy gaming in the physical sense, its influence on digitized worlds continues to deepen – and Counterplay's free-to-play, one-on-one card game Duelyst offers a lavish, accessible interpretation of the model. The team behind this fast-paced and engrossing turn-based competitive battler – including founder Keith Lee, who was previously the lead producer on Diablo 3 at Blizzard – cite both Fire Emblem and Front Mission as inspirations, and the result is kinda like a glorious mashup of Hearthstone and one of these more tactical RPGs.