I know there are some digital TCGs that already have their own individual threads, but those often get hijacked by folks talking about other games.
So here’s a new catch-all thread where we can bring recommendations, discussions, etc.
To kick things off, here are some things on my radar:
Duel of Champions: This is an Ubisoft CCG branded with the Might and Magic franchise. While it has some shortcomings (no drafting or sealed formats, no trading, very thin single-player play), it seems to be considered one of the best digital TCGs around right now. Mike (Gabe) from Penny Arcade raves about it. Available on PC and iPad.
Scrolls: From Mojang, the Minecraft folk. Has its own thread here on Qt3. Caught a lot of early attention and has its merits, but consensus seems to be that there’s a lot lacking for it to be a truly top-tier game. Available on PC and Mac (I think).
Kings & Legends: I haven’t heard others talking about this one, but I’ve been playing for months and liking it a lot. Very playable without monetizing. Good PvP and PvE options, including very long single-player campaign and 4-player boss raids. Browser-based. There’s also a “Kings & Legends Global” which seems to be the same game, presented slightly differently, run by a different publisher. (Let’s consolidate on Server 1/Elyria)
Hex: Cryptozoic’s upcoming TCG/MMO hybrid. Has its own Qt3 thread. Pulls very heavily from MTGO’s model in terms of base game rules and tournament structures. Cost for cards is 1/2 of MTGO’s. Has a very modern UI. Has enormous amounts of PvE content that addresses its ‘MMO’ side. Held an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign. Will support PC and Mac at launch, with iPad and Android tablets coming later.
MTGO (Magic Online): I assume everyone’s familiar with this. Has 2 different clunky clients, and can be quite expensive. But it’s also probably the most solid in terms of gameplay, community, and tournament options. If you don’t mind the cost and can handle clunky UI, this is the go-to game.
Card Hunter: Highly regarded. Currently in closed beta.
Hearthstone: Blizzard’s upcoming entry into the Digital TCG market. Taking sign-ups for future beta.
PoxNora: Very old game, but that’s more of a testament to its enduring appeal than anything else. Has very heavy tactical/board game elements compared to most TCGs.
SolForge: Currently in various stages of Beta depending on the platform. Will eventually offer free-form deckbuilding on all platforms, but isn’t there yet.
Legacy of Heroes (Facebook): The best CCG on Facebook I’ve played. Not as heavy-weight as most of the other games on this list, but the upside is that it’s very playable for free.
Any others worth mentioning?
EDIT: Over time, I’ll update this top post with better formatting, more items, and links where appropriate.