We’ve gotten a number of questions about SolForge and our Early Access period here on Steam, so we wanted to create an FAQ to address many of them in the same place. We're checking the community hub regularly, so if you have any questions that aren't answered here, be sure to post them and we'll answer them as quickly as we can. You can also find a great deal of information on our website at solforgegame.com.
“I thought this game was free to play! Why are you charging $20?”
A: When SolForge launches, it will be free to play, meaning that it will cost nothing to download and players will be able to earn game content (cards, packs, etc) just by playing the game as well as by spending real money. The $20 for Early Access allows us to offer a deal on game content to players who want to try the game now – the 20 booster packs that come along with Early Access are a $40 value when the game launches. Additionally, Early Access users get to play the game and try new features before anyone else, use all of the cards for deck construction during the Early Access period, and get a chance to influence the game’s development by interacting with the design team in the Steam forums.
“Will SolForge be cross-platform? What does that mean?”
A: SolForge will be fully cross-platform, meaning that you’ll be able to use the same account to play on any supported device, including PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, and you’ll be able to play against friends using any of these. Currently, SolForge is available on PC and iPad. iPhone support is coming soon, and Android support will be available by the end of the year.
“Is this game just pay-to-win?”
A: Players who play for free will be able to earn the same content as players who choose to spend money in SolForge. There will be no gameplay exclusive content only available to paying players, so players who choose to play for free will be able to compete on the same playing field as those who spend money.
“What comes in a booster pack? I want to know what I’m getting from the 20 booster packs that come with Early Access!”
A: Booster packs in SolForge are currently planned to contain 8 cards guaranteed to include cards of at least three levels of rarity. There is an additional level of rarity that will only appear in some packs.
“Where are my booster packs? I logged in and I don’t see them anywhere.”
A: Booster packs have not yet been implemented in the game. They are scheduled to be included in an update in early August. When they are implemented, your booster packs will be visible in your collection.
“How do I build a deck? What are the rules for deck construction?”
A: Currently, a deck in SolForge may contain cards from no more than two different factions (Alloyin, Nekrium, Uterra, Tempys), may include no more than three of the same card, and must be exactly 30 cards.
“Why would I buy booster packs or faction starters? I have all of the cards now!”
A: We’ve temporarily added full sets of all of the cards we’ve released to everyone’s collections to allow people to test the deck builder. Once the deck builder testing period ends, players will only be able to construct decks using cards in their collection.
“Why are there only 65 cards? That doesn’t seem like enough for a TCG!”
A: The cards available to players right now only include those that we have released in the faction starters and demo decks so far. The full release of the game will include over 160 cards in the first set.