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Good news, Pathfinder Adventures [Free] players. The Rise of the Goblins campaign has just been added to the game, so there's a lot more content available. Rise of the Goblins comes with 5 new scenarios, 11 special goblin alts for the 11 original characters, 2 new goblin characters (Poog and Ranzak), 1 new goblin diet set, 40 new cards, 2 new locations, and 4 new location backgrounds. Poog is a Goblin Warcaster and Ranzak is a Goblin Raider. Both of them are gorgeous, as you would expect, as are the 11 goblin alts. The alts have new powers, so these aren't just cosmetic. The Rise of the Goblins bundle costs 1500 gold, and you can grab it in the Store...

Frozen Throne Reveals, Frost Lich Jaina, Arthas Skin, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #107

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] roundup of the best stories and videos. As expected, last week was all about the upcoming expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, especially because the community has been trying to keep track with and evaluate all the revealed cards. Most in the community seem to be happy with the cards we've seen so far, and I hope that optimism continues even after the expansion arrives. It does look like Blizzard is starting to figure out the kind of content the community enjoys, so hopefully we'll get the best expansion to date. There's a few weeks to go until that, though, so for now enjoy our weekly roundup...




Earlier today Blizzard gave us a Hearthstone [Free] live stream with Senior Designer Matthew Place and popular streamer Sean "Day 9" Plott that revealed new Knights of the Frozen Throne cards, and one of those cards was a new Hero Card, Frost Lich Jaina, and it's a fun one. The Mage Death Knight costs 9 mana and has 5 armor, and its battlecry reads "Summon a 3/6 Water Elemental. Your Elementals Have Lifesteal this Game," and has a Hero Power that deals 1 damage, and if it kills a minion, it summons a 3/6 Water Elemental. As you can imagine, Frost Lich Jaina will work well with Elemental decks, although whether it's going to be powerful or not remains to be seen. Now we have 7 remaining Death Knights to see prior to the expansion's release...

The first ever Hearthstone [Free]Tavern Brawl was Showdown at Blackrock Mountain back in June of 2015, and this week we all get to play it again, although the decklists will not be the same as they were back then. As you can guess from the title, you get to play either as Ragnaros or Nefarian (it's random each time), get your premade deck, and jump into the match. Ragnaros starts with 60 Health and Nefarian with 30 Health, 30 Armor, and 4 mana. Ragnaros' Hero Power lets him summon a Magma Rager while Nefarian's adds a random 0-cost spell to his hand. So, as you can see, the two play very differently...

Last week we came across a very cool looking upcoming game called Age of Solitaire [Free] which looked to blend the classic solo card game with elements of city-building, and just as promised, Age of Solitaire has arrived in the App Store. At the time of posting the trailer last week we weren't exactly sure if the city-building elements weaved directly into the gameplay or were just more of a fun way to add some sort of progression system to a Solitaire game, and after having finally played the game myself I can say it's definitely in the latter camp. Not that that's a bad thing mind you; having a sense of progression in a game like this is very welcome and it's fun to slowly build up different elements of your city starting all the way back in the Stone Age. That said, there's probably still an opportunity for someone to figure out a neat way to blend in the city-building elements into the actual gameplay itself. For now though Age of Solitaire seems like a solid game if you're looking for a new Solitaire app with a bit of a twist. ..

Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest [Free] continues to keep up with all the Magic expansions, and Hour of Devastation isn't an exception. If you haven't been following Magic news, Hour of Devastation is the 75th expansion and the second in the Amonkhet block. The story of the expansion is about Nicol Bolas coming to claim his perfect Zombie army, the Eternals. In terms of MTG: Puzzle Quest, Hour of Devastation brings 149 new cards and three new card abilities: Eternalize, Aftermath, and Afflict. We are also getting new Planeswalkers, like Elspeth, Sun's Champion. She is a white Planeswalker that should synergize well with Hour of Devastation cards...

A Launch Trailer for 'Miracle Merchant' Has Been Revealed, Ahead of Its Release on August 3rd

If you had to ask me who my favorite mobile developer of the past few years was, I'm sure that Tinytouchtales would feature towards the very top of the list. Both Card Crawl [$2.99] and Card Thief [$2.99] were brilliant, and managed to take something that I'd describe as mundane as card game elements and turn it into exciting role-playing games. Miracle Merchant, their next upcoming project, looks to be no exception. Featuring an eccentric premise combining card-based ingredients to make potions for an eclectic crowd of customers, Miracle Merchant is an amusing take on the successful formula from Tinytouchtales's previous releases, and is set to launch on the App Store on August 3rd...

Ticking Abomination, Frost Festival, Balance, Nerfs, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #106

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] roundup of cool news and videos. Even though we're in the middle of the summer and everyone is pretty much toasting in the sun, the Hearthstone world is still moving along towards the Frozen Throne. We have a story on a new Frozen Throne minion, the first of the latest reveals. We also have quite a few interviews with different developers on various aspects of the new expansion, clarification on the new events and the card pack rules, talk on the current state of the game, and more. Let us begin...

Back at the end of May, Obsidian Entertainment announced that a big new content update was in the works for their digital version of popular card game Pathfinder Adventures [Free]. Details were vague at that time but we did know the new content would be called Rise of the Goblins and would be loosely based on the We Be Goblins expansion that was released for the physical version of Pathfinder. This week Obsidian has taken the lid off of Rise of the Goblins and have revealed that the new content will come in the form of an entirely new campaign. It will interweave with the existing Rise of the Runelords campaign but will be played from the perspective of the Goblins. They're introducing two new Goblin characters to star in this new campaign, Ranzak (from Skull & Shackles) and Poog (from Goblin Burn! Deck)...

Ben Brode's AMA, Quest Rogue, Lich King, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #105

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern everyone, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] roundup. We put together the best stories and videos from last week, and it was a pretty good week. Knights of the Frozen Throne, the next expansion, is rapidly closing in, and even though we didn't have any reveals this week (they start on the 24th), we still had some expansion-related talk. There was also Ben Brode's informative AMA, Caverns Below nerf, a silly Lich King ad, and much more. And, of course, plenty of fun and informative videos. Now let's all try and push July to move faster so August, and the expansion, arrive. Long live the Lich King...

Just last week we posted the newest trailer and release date for Card Monsters, a card battler from developer Mu77 that's been in the works for quite some time and is hoping to revolutionize the genre on mobile by paring down battles to 3 minutes or less. Well, as promised, Card Monsters: 3 Minute Duels [Free] indeed hit the App Store globally today. Besides its quick matches, Card Monsters also boasts a simplified deck building system where you'll choose just 8 monster types and 8 item types out of a total pool of 450 cards. The monster cards can be leveled up giving them an upgraded status, new skills, and even new card art. In addition, all the monster cards can be augmented by equipping them with items, hopefully offering a nice variety of tactics and strategies for every player. ..

Get ready some plenty of madness and craziness as the monthly Chaos Arena returns to Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free] tomorrow, July 14th. The Chaos Arena is a special event that changes how the game plays and makes for some fun times. There are randomly selected scenarios and lane conditions that make your PvP matches pretty entertaining and a nice change from the usual PvP modes. The scenarios can force players to switch decks, start with 3 additional magicka (which can really change how a deck plays), or spawn different creatures in different lanes...

If you've been getting more into Bethesda's Elder Scrolls: Legends [appprice url="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-elder-scrolls-legends/id1084019358?mt=8] and you want to get better at the VS Arena mode, there's a good guide just for you. The VS Arena mode is a lot like Hearthstone's Arena, and it's a good way to improve your collection. The guide talks about how to go about picking a class once you're first getting started, with strength-based and intelligence-based classes doing well because of their many aggressive cards and good counters to most cards. Then the guide breaks down how to go about drafting your deck and what to consider in terms of number of card copies, curve, prophecies, and so on...

I'm pretty sure you can all guess the most frequent question I get when I talk about Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free]; yes, when is the game coming to phones. Well, Pete Hines, Vice President of Bethesda, is currently streaming Legends on Twitch, and he announced that the game is coming to phones at some point this month. Given that we're already past the first week of July, that leaves only 3 weeks to go. So, it looks like it won't be too far off now, which I know will make many (including me) quite happy because being able to play on a phone means I get to play more...

The solitaire card game Onirim [Free] has quite a few fans in our forums and in the gaming community more generally. Today, the game has received the Crossroads and Dead Ends update that adds 16 cards to the player's deck, which introduce new obstacles and opportunities to escape the twisted dreamscape of the game. The expansion includes four Crossroads, which can be played as any color, and Dead Ends cards that provide new challenges by forcing players to hold on to those cards until the end of the game...

It's time for another Hearthstone [Free] "Choose Your Champion," so get ready to pick a pro and earn some card packs. The HCT Spring Championship is just around the corner now, and you can pick one of the 16 competitors and get card pack rewards depending on how well they do. This is one of the easiest ways to get at least one pack, and if you pick wisely, you might even get four packs. The HCT Spring Championship has players from around the globe fighting for their share of the $250,000 as well as a place at the Hearthstone World Championship. There are four groups of four players, and the Championship will use a dual-tournament format until eight remain, and then it will switch to a single-elimination bracket...

It's been a week for CCGs this one, with Elder Scrolls: Legends getting the Skyrim expansion and now Shadowverse [Free] got the Wonderland Dreams expansion, the game's 5th. The expansion brings over a 100 cards to the game, all of which have to do with old and new fables. As you can see from the Alice in Wonderland-themed trailer below, Wonderland Dreams looks like a fun trip into fairy tales and fables including Don Quixote, Alice, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, and many more. Definitely a fun theme to explore and a departure from the usual fantasy fare of other CCGs...

The highly entertaining Solitairica [$3.99] is expanding, with more decks and battles coming to the game tomorrow, June 29th. Tomorrow's Primal Champions DLC, which will cost $0.99, will add 4 new decks, each consisting a single color. Barbarian will be all about attacking, Vanguard defending, Acrobat agility, and Sorcerer willpower. There will also be Epic difficulty for decks once you defeat the Emperor. Epic difficulty will offer plenty of challenge for experienced players, and it will have 28 battles, which is 10 more than normal, more dangerous versions of monsters and traits, and a tighter coin economy to force you to buy smart...

Fans of Skyrim, it's time to revisit those Dragon Shouts and famous heroes, but this time in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free]. The Heroes of Skyrim expansion, which has just gone live, introduces 154 new cards to the game and allows you to enjoy all the famous locations and people from Skyrim. You'll get to see allies like Aela the Huntress, J'Zargo, and Delphine, as well as Dragons like Alduin and Paarthurnax. The update has added over a dozen new Daily Quests, which include goals relating to Companions and the College of Winterhold. Some of the quests will give you new Skyrim packs as rewards...

Card Pack Changes, Token Shaman Guide, Kripp and Kibler Videos, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News on 'Touchstone' #103

Hello Hearthstone [Free] players, and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our roundup of the best stories and videos from last week. As you've probably heard by now, we got some great news last week about changes in the card packs, changes that should help free-to-play players build better collections for cheaper. We also had some issues with the upcoming Wild Open. You will also read a Token Shaman guide, take a look at the good and bad Un'Goro card designs, and more. And, of course, we have the best videos from the past week. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and let's begin...

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