“Perhaps we just didn’t like the sound of ‘Scrolls’
Minecraft creator Mojang has decided to re-release its online collectable card game, Scrolls, under a different name. It will now be known as Caller’s Bane and it’s now a free-to-play game.
It’s been a while since we’ve received heard anything about the game, which makes sense since development ceased back in 2015. A new post from Mojang didn’t exactly provide an explanation for the name change other than them mentioning that “Perhaps we just didn’t like the sound of ‘Scrolls.’ They also reassure that it’s still “the same game you’ve known and loved.”
While it’s all speculative for now, it’s possible the name change is due to the fact that another card game, The Elder Scrolls Legends, launched last year. You see, back in 2011 ZeniMax Media, owners of Bethesda Softworks and The Elder Scrolls trademarks, filed a suit against Mojang over the use of the Scrolls name. In the end, it was decided that Mojang could continue to use Scrolls so long as it didn’t compete with The Elder Scrolls. Additionally, Mojang couldn’t use the Scrolls name on a sequel, if they chose to do one.
The blog post happily explains the decision for Caller’s Bane to go free-to-play:
“It’s time! We’re releasing the game for free, for anyone to enjoy,” wrote Mans from Mojang. “The team’s been working towards this behind the scenes for a long time now. I’m thrilled we’re finally here! To those of you who’ve waited patiently for this, thanks. You’re the best. <3”
Caller’s Bane can be downloaded via its new official website, which also explains how players can set up their own servers. Players can also re-balance the game, change rules, create new trials, and more.
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