As was hinted by the cards sent to various news outlets, Blizzard announced an expansion to Hearthstone – Goblins vs Gnomes, full of mechanical mayhem. It functions a lot expansions for traditional CCGs; it’ll introduce a large amount of new cards along with some new mechanics on some of those cards. They’ll be obtainable through new card packs that are earned the same way they’re earned currently. There’s something kind of comforting about the familiarity of the process.
I haven’t even purchased all the wings of the Curse of Naxxramas yet, but I’m still excited for this too. I play Hearthstone very casually, and even though I’ve yet to unlock all Basic cards, I still find myself excited for this release. I suppose it’s partly the novelty of seeing new cards in play even if I don’t have them. The new game board (and spectator mode) are nice touches as well. Unfortunately, no mention of the next adventure!
If you don’t find Ben Brode’s laughter infectious, there’s something wrong with you.
As soon as I heard him start speaking on the panel, I was reminded what a great presenter he is. It’s not just skill at presenting either. It’s obvious how much he loves the game, which is really important both for creating a game and for talking about it. Seeing it through his eyes helps me to appreciate the game more. Not that Ben reads this, but thanks for your contributions to both Hearthstone and BlizzCon!