Not long ago, Scrolls, the multiplayer card game from Minecraft developer Mojang, shut down. The company released some free tools to allow the community to keep the game running in some form, but that seemed to be the end of it. Now, a surprising new update has come, making the game totally free to jump into, and even re-branding with a new name.
Scrolls is now called Caller’s Bane, and the team at Mojang says it’s been working behind the scenes to prepare this new launch of sorts for months. There are some ups and downs here, though, to be aware of. First, it looks like Mojang is going to be pretty hands-off now. The client is free, and there’s software included that allows players to host their own servers in order to connect. As an added bonus, community member kbasten is already hosting a community server.
Because servers are now fan-run, they have the ability to adjust the game’s balance as they want, which includes the ability to change rules, create new trials, and more. On the flip side, players from Scrolls won’t be able to bring their progress over from the old Mojang servers. So everyone will have to start over. But with the tools available, this may not necessarily be considered a bad thing by the playerbase.
Source: Caller’s Bane Official Site