16 April 2010
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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.”
Full details on the contest here.
7 April 2010
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Last night wrapped up submissions for our first ever contest, and the turnout ended up being more than we expected. Lore Hound has been available to the avid fanbase for a few weeks now, but as many of you probably noticed, the crew is still hard at work on the overall presentation. The tweakage and PR blitz lead to many last minute submissions. Some good, some not so good.
See all the winning haikus after the jump. There’s even an extra prize! Continue Reading
29 March 2010
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Ahh, the haiku. This classic poetic structure allows almost anyone to amuse and entertain. It enables the writer to be short and sweet, while still getting their point across. It is also quite possibly the easiest idea to teach; three lines comprised of a maximum 17 syllables. That’s all we expect from you, Lore Hounds.
Three measly lines of creativity.
Your entry (feel free to do more than one) can cover a wide range of topics. Fair game includes what you expect from us, gaffes made in the recent video coverage, games we enjoy and play (WoW, STO, GA, DDO, etc), your feelings towards the site layout or even a rant on how stupid this contest is (ex. Best. Idea. Ever).
You can submit your haiku to our Twitter, or leave a comment on this very post. Be sure to leave a legitimate e-mail address in case you win!
We’ll be selecting whichever haiku entertains us the most come next Monday, April 5. Here’s what you can win:
1st Place: Lord of the Rings Online Collector’s Edition
2nd Place: Sandbox Tiger loot card
3rd Place: Slashdance loot card