F2P Friday: How Does One Forge a Sol?

lh_solforge_game_mechanic_f2p_friday_upgrade_letsplayF2P Friday is our weekly showcase of the growing free-to-play market, from MMORPGs to first-person shooters and beyond. The stream team will feature the latest, greatest and just plain fun games that cost you nothing to play. Ever. Granted, you should throw the developer a bone if you enjoy a title, but you don’t have to.

I’m not looking to fire up a game that demands incredible brain power or focus to enjoy hot on the heels of E3 2015 and the cross country travel it demands of me. That generally rules out any fast-paced competitive game. Titles in the realm of FPS or RTS are strictly forbidden given such stress-free requirements. You could argue that card games featuring deck building and in-the-moment decisions may fall into this territory, but I wouldn’t. In these confrontations we’re given ample time to think through a decision no matter how difficult it may be. That’s what makes them so enjoyable to stream in all honesty.

This is exactly why you’ll be joining me in SolForge later tonight. Why a new card game you ask? Well, unlike some people I find new challenges not as stressful as old ones. Being away from SolForge for the better part of six months allows my brain to absorb losses. The time away gives it pause. It rationalizes loses as an expected outcomes and wins as a surprise. After all, the combatants I’m challenging likely have been playing, theorycrafting and farming high end cards. That puts me at a substantial disadvantage. One that I understand and accept.

If there was a few million dollars on the line I probably wouldn’t be viewing this form of competition as so easy going.

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