World of Warcraft Trading Card Game


Relationship to Hearthstone

The TCG was influential in the development of Hearthstone, with much of the latter game`s card art The art used on Hearthstone s cards is one of the most striking and memorable aspects of the game s artistic design. These small yet detailed images are often taken from far larger pieces of art, with hearthstone originally created for the TCG. Be that as it may, with the planned releaseAnnounce of Hearthstone, the developers chose to discontinue the TCG, in order to avoid potential conflict and focus exclusively on the new game.

While serving as a spiritual successor to the TCG, Hearthstone also reflected a significant departure in approach. A complex card game in the vein of Magic: The Gathering, the TCG includes cards for allies (minions), spells, equipment, locations and quests, and featuresSpecial attraction the elaborate rules and playing order common to games of its kind. More unusually, it also features multi-player battlegrounds and raids, the latter coming with their own Raid Decks, and requiring an additional player to serve as "Raid Master", battling against the 3-5 players forming the raid party. In contrast, Hearthstone was intended from the start to be extremely accessible, with a specific design goal of reaching players who were turned off by the complexity and long setup time of physical card games like the TCG and Magic.


Hearthstone cards from the TCG

While many Hearthstone cards reflect characters, abilities or weapons specifically found in World of Warcraft World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) created by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was first released Nov. 2004, and has since seen six expansions: The Burning Crusade (2007), Wrath of hearthstone or its predecessors, some were first innovated by the TCG. Some are almost identical to their TCG counterparts, while others are changed but still clearly the same card. For a list of cards original to Hearthstone, see Original cards in Hearthstone While Hearthstone is set firmly in the Warcraft universe, many characters, abilities and weapons have made their debut with Hearthstone itself. Hearthstone has also introduced numerous new character types, and titles for existing types. This .