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Mojang's card game Scrolls is now free and it has a new name

Published: 10:56, 21 June 2018
Updated: 10:57, 21 June 2018
Ingame screenshot of Caller's Bane
Caller's Bane gameplay

Mojang's online multiplayer fantasy card game is changing its name and going free to play. The game released back in 2013 but it is now changing the name, being called Caller's Bane instead as the developer announced on Wednesday.

Mojang the studio behind Minecraft released the news about Scrolls going free to play. The online multiplayer card game is also getting a new name - Caller's Bane.  In case you're not sure as to why the name change, here's a hint - it's got something to do with Beteshda and courts. 

The Elder Scrolls publisher and Mojang exchanged some legal blows back in 2011 when the card game was first announced. They came to an agreement in 2012 after which ZeniMax licensed the “Scrolls” name to Mojang for further use. Mojang in turn gave up any trademark claims, with the plan being for Mojan's Scrolls to not compete with The Elder Scrolls franchise.

Developers behind the Scrolls also had a little fun explaining the reason behind the name change saying, Caller's Bane. "I'm sure there's a good reason for it. Perhaps we just didn't like the sound of "Scrolls". Either way, it's still the same game you've known and loved." 

The development for Scrolls stopped back in 2015, while the servers were officially shutdown on 13 February 2018. Servers shutting down and the game now going free to play means only that it's up to the community to keep this fantasy card game alive. Mojang stated that there won't be any in-game changes and that players can now create their own servers. 

Mojang's team released a download package which includes a simple guide on setting up your own server. Notably the players that do create their own servers will be able to alter the game. Måns Olson, Mojang's representative said, "First, you'll all get the opportunity for a fresh start, as we can't bring everyone's collections of scrolls and decks over to community servers.

"Mojang Caller's Bane In-game shop

However players that do create their own servers can decide to give everyone a full collection at the start, alongside changing the gold and card distribution to their liking. The game is for PC and Mac


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