Putting stones in the hearth

I’ve been a long time fan of Blizzard games. In particular I was a huge fan of World of Warcaft, having played for many, many years. I’ve also played through all of the Starcraft campaigns,and dabbled in Diablo. However, a few years ago when Blizzard announced Hearthstone I knew I would have to give it a try.

Back in college I was a big fan of trading card games, and played the original version of Magic: The Gathering, along with its first expansion Arabian Nights. My friends and I also were avid players of the Star Trek: TNG TCG. Once I got married and had kids I lost contact with most of the people I played with and lost touch with the game. Hearthstone promised to bring me back to that nostalgia as an online TCG set in the Warcraft world, albeit with a kooky and silly flair.

I downloaded the game when it came out and played solidly for quite a few months. I made it through the first few expansions, and the first solo play expansion, before taking a break once again. Recently however I’ve picked the game back up and have grabbed one of the recent expansions, the League of Explorers. It’s been a ton of fun to learn about all the new cards and mechanics that have been added to the game in the time since I stopped playing, and I’m getting back into the swing of play again. I never manage to get much higher than level 18-17 before the season ends, but with some of the newer cards, and my new midrange Shaman deck, maybe next month I’ll manage to level up higher.

If you’re someone who enjoys TCGs I totally recommend downloading Hearthstone on whatever device you want and give it a spin. It’s a lot of fun and it keeps getting better.

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