Pray to the gods of RNG, if you are believe in the power of prayer, because Hearthstone‘s (Free) new Tavern Brawl is Encounter at the Crossroads, or better named Encounter at the RNGroads. In this Tavern Brawl, you pick a class, get a randomized deck, which might include 2 or more of the same legendaries, and go play. As always, Tavern Brawl offers one classic pack for the first win, and that’s it. Now, many on reddit aren’t happy with today’s Brawl, and I’m starting to realize that most players don’t know why Blizzard went with this new mode and why Brawls like this one are precisely what this mode is about.
Hearthstone already has a draft-like mode, with Arena, a Constructed mode, with Ranked and Casual, so whatever mode Blizzard would add needed to do something different from the existing modes. That, really, leaves high-RNG modes that break the rules of the game and offer a different experience to those who don’t want to pay the entry fee to get into Arena or don’t have the cards or knowledge to build a decent deck that won’t get stomped upon every time they venture into constructed. Keeping in mind that Blizzard has to come up with new Brawls every week, RNG-heavy Brawls are the ones that can keep the mode from going stale. Instead of having to spend hours upon hours coming up with new challenges, Blizzard allows the gods of luck and randomization to do most of the heavy lifting. So, my advice is lay back and enjoy the RNG.