Arcana known in Japan as Card Master: Seal of Rimsalia (カードマスター リムサリアの封印, Card Master: Rimsalia no Fuuin?), is a 1992 RPG for the SNES by HAL Laboratory.
The game was novel in representing all of its characters as cards, but it plays like a dungeon-crawling RPG, rather than a card based game. In keeping with this metaphor, the death of a character resulted in a "torn" card, and the magical properties of some cards were used to explain abilities of the game's characters.
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