Not at all. Blockchain (specifically the Ethereum network and Immutable X) are simply tools that allow players to completely own their cards. You can play the game without a need to understand the inner workings of the game's systems. If you wish to collect NFT cards, however, you will need to create and set up a wallet.
To give a short summary of how our systems work: NFT cards are stored on Immutable X, using the same security as the Ethereum network, and players only interact with Immutable X when they want to trade cards with other players. All other events in the game run using industry standard technologies like Unity, allowing gameplay to be indistinguishable from other games that don’t employ distributed ledgers.
That said, we’re obsessed with the Ethereum network’s ability to store digital assets as well as host its own currency (known as ETH). It’s one of the main reasons we started Gods Unchained to begin with. This opens gaming up to so many possibilities that can bring the medium forward in leaps and bounds. Immutable X is a layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, making NFT trading far more accessible to both mainstream audiences who aren’t familiar with the network and experienced audiences alike.