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HCT World Championship, Free Packs, Cubelock, and More 'Hearthstone' News in 'Touchstone' #121

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Touchstone Tavern, our weekly roundup of the best stories on videos from the world of Hearthstone [Free]. This past week was another relatively slow one, with most stories focusing on the upcoming HCT World Championship and the usual top decks. Still, the game continues to be fun, and Kobolds & Catacombs continues to slowly surrender its secrets (the most recent one being all about a little Weasel). I hope you enjoy the best news and videos of the week, and don't forget to do two things this week: get your free packs for choosing a champion and watching the big upcoming tournament. Hop on below and let us begin...

Top Decks, Budget Decks, Deck Guides, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News and Videos in 'Touchstone' #120

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our roundup of the best Hearthstone [Free] stories and videos of the past week. The Hearthstone world has been on the quiet side given the holidays, but there are still interesting stories about the best and most interesting decks you could be playing right now. As you'll see in the meta report below, the Kobolds meta is already settled, and that means there isn't too much room for experimentation (although that might change if players figure out the potential of other Kobolds cards). Overall, though, it's a quiet time, but that doesn't mean playing the game isn't still fun. Check out all the stories and the great decklists below...




The Pathfinder brand is huge in the world of tabletop RPGs, being a spinoff and extension of Dungeons & Dragons, and they've extended into the digital world with the Pathfinder Adventures [Free] mobile game, which was a digital adaptation of the physical tabletop game Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. We enjoyed Pathfinder Adventures very much when it launched in May of 2016, and with numerous content updates and highly-requested iPhone support being added to the game since its launch it has remained one of the better RPG adventures on the App Store. Then this past August, 37Games announced their own officially licensed Pathfinder mobile game, this time a competitive card game called Pathfinder Duels [Free], and today that game has officially launched in the App Store...

Hello everyone. I hope you've been enjoying your holiday break and have more fun things to do in the upcoming week. Because of the holiday break, we won't be publishing our customary Hearthstone [Free] weekly roundup this week or the next. It's been a good year overall for the game, especially after the release of the latest adventure, Kobolds & Catacombs. The new single-player mode, Dungeon Run, has been well received, and the current meta feels fresh again. I do hope we get an in-game tournament mode at some point in 2018, since that's one of the last big pieces missing from the game. From everyone here at TouchArcade, have a great card-slinging 2018. Now, enjoy the videos below, and I'll see you all next year...

Krosmaga [Free], the fun collectible card game from Ankama, is getting more cards soon, and this time around the cards are coming straight out of the animated series Wakfu. As part of this cross-promotion, Krosmaga will get the "Brotherhood of the Forgotten," a group of characters pivotal to Season 3 of the animated series and who are also appearing in Dofus. The cards from the Wakfu series will make up eight of the 90 cards coming in the "Brotherhood of Oropo" expansion and will represent Oropo, Echo, Toxine, Poo, Arpagone, Bump, Mishell, and Dathura (for those who know the animated series). It's always fun seeing different media cross their beams, and I'm sure people who like the series will enjoy these new cards...

Hearthstone's [Free] Kobolds & Catacombs expansion appears to be a big success so far, but Hunter players immediately started complaining because Deathstalker Rexxar's Hero Power, which makes cute little Zombeasts, didn't include any of the new Beasts released in the latest expansion. Reddit decided to provide plenty of "feedback" to the developers about the state of Deathstalker Rexxar, and many talked about the need for the new Beasts to be added to the Hero Power. Blizzard listened to all the feedback and decided to reverse course. A post today by Community Manager Keganbe stated that the developers have agreed that a change to Deathstalker Rexxar's Hero Power is warranted, so they'll be updating it to include the new Beasts...

Prepare to get electrified as Supercell's Clash Royale [Free] has just received a new update that brings all kinds of goodies to the game as well as some much needed balance changes. First of all, we are getting a new arena called Electro Valley, which is set at 3400 Trophies. The new Arena looks pretty cool visually and adds a fun, futuristic look to the game. The update also adds new brand new cards, Zappies and Hunter, both of which can be unlocked starting today. Zappies spawns a pack of miniature Zap machines while Hunter deals big damage up close but is pretty bad at range because of the shotguns he wields. It's a nice change to have access to new cards right away instead of having to wait one to two weeks for each one to unlock...

Kobolds & Catacombs Guide and Best Decks, Dungeon Run Tips, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #120

Hello everyone, and happy post-Kobolds & Catacombs week. As is always the case after a Hearthstone [Free] expansion drops, the community is all energized and players are trying to figure out what decks to put together and whether their new Legendary is useful (hint: usually, it's not). Players appear happy with the new cards and especially with the new Dungeon Run mode, as you'll read in a few stories today. And we also have stories about the best decks to play post-Kobolds, although it's definitely too early to definitively say which decks are the best and which are just crazy experiments or hopeful thinking. How have you been enjoying the new expansion? Sounds off in the comments below!..

The collectible card game Shadowverse [Free] continues to grow, and soon we will see the game's seventh expansion called Chronogenesis, coming December 28th. This huge set will add 138 cards to the game, which is much more than what we got from expansions in the past. The reason this expansion is larger is that it brings to the game an all new class called Portalcraft, the eighth of the game. So, the developers decided to add a ton of Portalcraft cards at once to bring the class into a playable state, able to compete with other ones. Portalcraft cards will add enchanted lifeforms and peculiar beings to the game (artifacts and puppets for instance), and their key distinction from other classes is the Resonance mechanic. Cards played with Resonate can activate special abilities and effects when there's an even number of cards in your deck. You can read more about Portalcraft here...

Kobolds & Catacombs, the latest Hearthstone [Free] expansion, is finally live in NA and EU everyone, so go start opening decks and buildings decks. You will venture into a huge underground world that Kobolds have mindlessly carved over thousands of years. Treasures await you but so do all kinds of monsters, perils, and construction that isn't up to code. Kobolds & Catacombs, Hearthstone's seventh expansion, adds 135 new collectible cards to the mix, all revolving around those silly Kobolds and their candles. The expansion adds a new keyword, Recruit, which summons a random minion from your deck and will be fun to play around with. We are also getting Spellstones, spells that can be upgraded if the player fulfills specific conditions, and, for the first time, Legendary Weapons...

It's almost time for Kobolds & Catacombs, Hearthstone [Free] players, and the patch that prepares the ground for the expansion has just gone live. While you won't really say any changes right now, you can get excited about all the new cards and the Dungeon Run mode. The new patch notes give us a taste of the new quests we are getting in the game. For instance, we are getting a repeating daily quest called Spelunker that gives you a 1 Classic card pack for defeating 5 Dungeon Run encounters, an incentive for people to play Dungeon Run for more than just fun. The update also adds a reconnect countdown when your opponent disconnects, a useful feature for mobile...

If you're looking for a collectible card game that offers something different from games like Hearthstone and Magic, you might want to check out Runewards [Free], which has just released worldwide (outside China, though). Runewards takes inspiration from Gwent, the PC-only card game inspired by the Witcher 3, and by doing so offers a fresh take on mobile card games. The basic idea behind Runewards is you play against your opponent in a best of three matches, and your goal is to have more points than your opponent at the end of each round. Even if the game was just about that, it would be different enough from other card games to warrant your attention...

Kobolds & Catacombs Card Reveals, Dungeon Run, The Darkness, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #119

Hello everyone, and welcome to the last Touchstone Tavern prior to Hearthstone's [Free] Kobolds & Catacombs release. Finally, we're only a few days away from a ton of cool cards joining the game, and I (and many others) can't wait to start building all sorts of fun and silly decks (and, occasionally, some strong ones). As you would expect, last week's news was all about the expansion and the many new card reveals, but there were also some other fun happenings (like the Critical Role episode). Also, only a few days left before we get the Dungeon Run mode, the new single-player mode that will give players even more to do in-game. Overall, the upcoming expansion appears to have awoken the community from its relatively slumber, and that can only mean good things for the game.It's a good time to be a Hearthstone player...

If you're a fan of Clash Royale [Free], eSports, or just like in your spare time to watch people play games, you should tune into the Clash Royale Crown Championship, taking place this Sunday, December 3rd, in London. This is the conclusion of Clash Royale's first-ever official global esports competition, so it should showcase the best players in the world. You can of course watch the stream live on the various streaming services, as long as you don't mind waking up at 5am ET (if you live in the US) that is. We will have boots on the ground during the event, so expect much more coverage during the weekend...

This is a very pleasant surprise for anyone who likes Hearthstone [Free] and all those Critical Role faithful: the two will come together tomorrow, November 30th, for what should be a great stream. If you don't know what Critical Role is, it's a web series by a group of voice actors led by Matthew Mercer, who have been doing Dungeons & Dragons campaigns for Greek & Sundry and have acquired quite the following. And for good reason, too, because their adventures are peppered with hilarity. The cast includes Travis Willingham, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, and others, and some of the guest stars have included Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Chris Hardwick, Patrick Rothfuss, and Joe Manganiello...

Elder Scrolls: Legends' [Free] latest expansion, Return to Clockwork City, is bringing players back to, well, Clockwork City, which was first seen in The Elder Scrolls III Tribunal expansion. The Clockwork City was built by the tinkerer god Sotha Sil, but the city later became his tomb. The question is, what secrets died with him? What was he building? Well, you're about to find out. The expansion brings 58 new cards that you can get by completing 35 story missions across three acts. Completing the story on Master difficulty also gets you an exclusive alternate art copy of Swims-at-Night. If you haven't pre-purchased the expansion, you can begin the story by grabbing the Triple Bundle or just going with Single Acts...

It's almost here, everyone. Kobolds & Catacombs, one of Hearthstone's [Free] biggest expansions, is releasing Thursday, December 7th, and it's going to be a great one for the single player mode if nothing else. This new update will bring a ton of new cards to the game (some of which are venturing on the crazy), but, more importantly for many players, it will add the single-player mode Dungeon Run to the game, which will give plenty to do to players who don’t care about competing with others. We've been talking about the expansion for some time now, and you can check yesterday's Touchstone Tavern roundup for plenty of stories on card reveals...

Kobolds & Catacombs Card Reveals, Recruit Mechanic, 'Overwatch' Deathknights, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #118

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly roundup of the best news stories and videos from the world of Hearthstone [Free]. As you would expect, last week was all about the upcoming Kobolds & Catacombs expansion, so we've got plenty of stories and videos about the latest card reveals and what they might mean for the game. There's also more talk about Dungeon Runs and the Recruit mechanic, a story on possibly the most powerful card ever, and plenty of video reviews. And, just to break from the expansion monotony, we have a story about all the Overwatch heroes turned into Deathknight cards. Enjoy...

Kobolds & Catacombs, the upcoming Hearthstone [Free] expansion, is almost upon us, so—as was to be expected—more and more cards are being revealed. And now we have the schedule for Week 2 of card reveals, and there are a ton of them coming. There are numerous reveals per day (not all of them in English), and you can find links to all of them here. TouchArcade will reveal a few cards as well on Monday in collaboration with Value Town, so make sure you don't miss that. Since the reveals are spread across the world, you can probably find the ones that work for your schedule, unless you either don't like spoilers or don’t care to be among the first to see a new card...

As anyone who's ever watched him knows, Floyd Mayweather Jr,, the greatest boxer of the last 25 years, loves showing off his wealth. So it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to learn that he makes his mobile gaming debut today in a game called Wild Poker [Free]. Wild Poker is a casino adventure game that's like Texas Hold'em with some RPG elements. The game has power-ups, character development, and other such features on top of your basic poker game. For instance, players get to embrace the spirit of their favorite animal characters and use special skills based on that animal. As players advance, they level up and unlock new characters...

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