Mojang, the company behind the incredibly popular and influential Minecraft, has revealed an open beta release date for Scrolls as well as gameplay info and a snazzy new launch trailer.
Scrolls is a card-based strategy game meant to be played against other players online. The object of the game is to destroy three of your opponent's five magic idols. Each player makes use of their scrolls (i.e. cards) to summon monsters, cast spells, create structures, or enchant their creatures. Cards are acquired simply by playing the game's various modes and by using in-game gold to purchase new scrolls. A smaller selection of scrolls can be purchased with shards, the in-game currency that can be purchased with real money.