Cryptozoic, the company that has been responsible for the WoW TCG for over a year, is now Blizzard’s partner for distributing their manga works in digital and printed form for their various franchises.
Notably, the Cryptozoic iPad app can now purchase Blizzard works as they are released and the backlog is updated. The current selection as of the publishing of this post is as follows:
The starter decks are complete decks that contains a full 60 card deck, ready to play.
If you are interested in winning one of these, copy/paste the following scavenger hunt quiz into an email to admin_AT_LoreHound_DOT_com. We’ll randomly select three winners from the best responses, who will have the choice of which reward they want of the remaining prizes. Every question you answer gains you another entry, so you don’t need to answer all the questions or get them all right to win! US and Canada only. Entries are due by Saturday, April 2nd, at midnight EST.
To find answers, check out our PAX coverage – both our videos and posts. For a couple of the questions, you may need to poke around some othersites.
There wasn’t a lot of WoW stuff at PAX East, but there were a few WoW blogger types about. We met up after the Raid Warning guys finished up with their very entertaining panel and had a quick chat before heading down to meet with the Cryptozoic guys to try out the Assault on Icecrown Citadel raid deck.
I had the pleasure of trying out the new Assault on Icecrown Citadel raid set at PAX East. Cryptozoic was nice enough to lend us a set to take for a test run. The game comes with four decks: the raid boss, The Lich King, and three opposing heroes, Jaina Proudmoore, Sylvanas Windrunner, and Highlord Tirion Fordring. Players with their own decks or cards can modify their decks or play with their own setups against Arthas, but the box set contains everything you’ll need to get started.
Since the game requires four players, we rounded up some of our friends from other sites. I, Heartbourne, took on Sylvanas’ role, while Michael Sacco from WoW Insider played Jaina Proudmoore and Thespius from Raid Warning played Tirion. Seven from Raid Warning stepped up as the Lich King, and Joe Perez from WoW Insider and Raid Warning helped him out. Neither me nor Seven had played the WoW TCG before, so the guidance of Sacco and Perez were well appreciated.
Cryptozoic Entertainment, the new publisher for the WoW TCG, announced the company’s first product in what it hopes will be a long-standing relationship with Blizzard Entertainment. The Wrathgate expansion set is the second of three planned sets for Wrath of the Lich King, and will be released to the public on May 25.
Overall, it’s the 11th set to be released. The upcoming booster will add a massive 220 new cards to the coffers of dedicated players. Characters, attacks, materials and locations have been pulled straight out of Northrend and from the Argent Crusade faction itself. Even Tirion Fordring is playable.
Fear not players of the TCG. The Blizzard Store and its expensive ponies are not causing a removal of loot cards. Players will have a chance to pull one of three new loot cards from the 19-card booster packs. The three loot cards are: Landro’s Gift, Statue Generator, and the soon-to-be-insanely-expensive-eBay-auction Blazing Hippogryph.
Yes folks, a WoW TCG exclusive mount is back in action.
To celebrate the rebirth of the TCG, Cryptozoic is hosting a kickass sneak preview contest. The winning pair of interested players will be flown out to Irvine, where Cryptozoic is located, and be the first people to see the Wrathgate cards. Simply write a 250 word or less piece on “why you want to come to Irvine and play the the TCG with us.”