Fable Isn't Dead, With a New Card Game Coming From Ex-Lionhead Devs

A new Hearthstone-style card game based on Fable will be in beta later this year.

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A new digital card game based on the Fable RPG series called Fable Fortune is in the works, and it's coming to Kickstarter this week.

The game was originally an idea pitched for Fable 2, but it only entered development at Lionhead in 2014, according to IGN. With Lionhead now shut down, Microsoft is allowing the Fable license to be used by a new indie studio founded by a group of ex-Lionhead employees--Craig Oman, Mike West, and Marcus Lynn--who intend to finish the game.

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Fortune is described as being similar to Hearthstone, but it offers new features like a cooperative mode where two players team up against the AI and a leveling system for cards. Playing on Fable's morality system, it also has mid-game quests where players are able to make a choice between good and evil that impacts their cards and chosen hero character. Those cards and heroes will be based on well-known and obscure characters and foes from the Fable games, as well as concepts that never ended up being used in them.

Microsoft is not set to publish Fortune. As a result, the new studio, Flaming Fowl Studios, is turning to Kickstarter to help make the game a reality. The month-long crowdfunding campaign begins on Tuesday, May 31 at 7am Pacific and will be seeking £250,000 (about $366,000). A closed beta should be available a few weeks after the campaign ends, with an open beta following on PC and Xbox One in October. The full game is slated for release in late 2017.

Fable developer Lionhead was shut down in late April following the cancellation of Fable Legends. Microsoft reportedly declined offers to sell the studio due to an unwillingness to part ways with the Fable license.

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So sad to see this franchised killed by its owners who keep trying to turn Fable into anything else other than an RPG, why do they hate their Fable RPGs so much that they willingly killed it with the awful Fable kinect/ Fable Heroes/ and now Fable Card games.

Fable could have been so much more, but, they seem hellbent on killing it by removing everything you loved about the original and its sequel.


May as well make a Fable fighting game while your at it, or a racing one, heck how about Fable sports!

Just finish it already, don't even bother, I wanted a Fable game, but now? Just put it down for good.

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MS would be smart to release a Fable 4. The Fable series was a popular exclusive.

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I'm equally as excited as I was for the FTP game. And for sand.

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This is exactly what was wanted.

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id rather it stayed dead

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Fable died when Lionhead died. Naturally that isn't good enough and they made it rise like a zombie. (or hollow man in this case)

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Kickstarter Triple Triad, anyone?

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@nabinator: Oh god now the music is stuck in my head again.

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@Thanatos2k: HAHA, you know it!!!

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All they have is a card game? Yeah, Fable is dead.

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@Thanatos2k: Still better than 99% of PS games. Driveflop is dead.

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@xhawk27 : Damn if that isn't a salty, irrelevant fanboy reply...

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@xhawk27: What the hell does the Playstation have to do with any of this?

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O.O

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I....I might play this.

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It's dead Jim.

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I laughed a bit when I read the headline

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The second clause just disproved that "Fable Isn't Dead".

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Am surprised this isn't a Eddie Makuch article, but then again the way the headline is written at least makes you want to click on the link and rage, Makuch's articles aren't even capable of that.

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Sounds pretty dead really

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Fable is dead, you killed it with 3.

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Ex-Lionhead Devs Confirm Fable´s Death With a New Card Game.

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Well, hey, guys, at least we have the last fable game released to play until we get a new fable eventually, which was... fable.... 3....

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People are complaining that we're getting too many MOBAs and "Hero Shooters", but I think the bigger problem is all these card games...

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So Fable is dead. Alright, nice that we confirmed that.

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They should have stopped after Fable TLC...

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I think the "n't" must be a typo.

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The king is dead. Long live the king.

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Calling this a Fable game is like Ubisoft calling The Division a Tom Clancy game.

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Lame.

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" Fable isn't dead, with a new card game-" It's dead.

"crowd-funding campaign... 250,000 GBP" Definitely dead.

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I dont know. If the game cost more than fwee dollars Im not interested

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Fable is SO well named.

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Totally isnt dead...theres a new card game...

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Fable isn't dead, here is a new card game , we know everyone will love it!!! :D

....no....just, no.....
What we want is a Fable 4, the game that made Fable, Fable. Not some card game

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@freedom01: here i am trying to figure out if the article title is sarcastic or not.

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That's quite... underwhelming, to say the least.

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Fable isn't dead....a new card game is coming. Yea...Fable is dead.

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This makes me feel even more like Fable is dead.

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Microsoft should of just let them make a proper fking rpg lmao!

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Fable isn't dead? Yes.. yes it is it just hasn't gotten the message yet.

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So, they cancelled Fable Legends for this? hahahahaha.................... :(

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*fart noise*

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card game.

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I hope they can make a passable card game but i dont think that the Fable world is a good choice.
Fable 3 was half good half mediocre,Kinect Fable was forgettable and Fable Legends was shut down.
MS needs to bring the Fable franchise on the right track again.

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Is this a f**king joke? "Fable is dead...not with this new CARD GAME being released" lol

GTFOH

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Well this sounds boring. I want a new rpg, not another stupid card game. Blech

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Being a wannabe Hearthstone card game that needs to be Kickstarted is a sad way to be "alive".

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