A Tribute to Varian Wrynn

The Son of Stormwind lies here. Broken in two by his weakness, he lived by the sword. Forged together again, the greatest king the Kingdoms of Lordearon have ever seen. He led the might of the Alliance with pride. He lives forever in our very hearts.

Oh, son of Stormwind

Original blog post with rune translation can be found here

Episode 111 – Demonic Arrivals

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The party is finally underway in One Night in Karazhan. In Overwatch you’ll soon be finding out more about your favourite Hero ‘Bastion’ and in Azeroth the world reels from the events of The Broken Shore.


 Bar Snacks (Introduction)

  • We give our thoughts on the Broken Shore scenario in World of Warcraft.

Overwatch

  • Bastion digital short announced.
  • High Bandwidth option implemented into Quick Play and Competitive Mode.

Hearthstone

  • The Prologue and Parlor have been released in One Night in Karazhan. We discuss the first round of encounters briefly and chat about some of the cards acquired. Two of our main focuses were ‘Cloaked Huntress’ and ‘Silverware Golem.

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Last Orders

On this episodes we are joined by John Woolley. John is a Custom Hearthstone concept designer and shares with us his latest Tavern Brawl creation “Titans vs Old Gods“.

If you enjoyed this piece of work, why not check some of his previous encounters?

#FakeGods – An Unofficial Hearthstone Expansion: Week 5 Round-Up

Beware of false idols! As Blizzard teases us with card reveals and drip feeding us cards for Whispers of the Old Gods in Hearthstone, we decided we couldn’t wait any longer. We needed our card fix, so we decided to design our own cards for the new expansion.

#FakeGods is an unofficial Hearthstone expansion created by the community. This is the final round up of cards as Old Gods is finally here on the 26th April 2016 for America and 27th for the rest of us poor souls.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the cards as much as we have had making them. Until the next expansion!

Previous Weeks:
Week 1          Week 2          Week 3         Week 4


Twlight Spellcaster - SLM PT1Twlight Spellcaster - SLM PT2

“I can never hear what Twilight Spellcaster is saying, he really needs to speak up!” – by S-L-M Reddit


Corrupted Ysera - Fydria Corrupted Ysera 2 - Fydria

“She just can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep these days” by @Fydria


Evocation - Jesse

“Sweet, sweet, mana” Card by @jc_satura


Algalon the Observer - Fydria

“It all started with a big bang… BANG!” Card by @Fydria


 Corrupted Ashbringer - Fydria

“Like the normal Ashbringer, except more calories” Card by @Fydria


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“Baby, it’s cold outside” Card by @unamithil


Insane Cultist - Fydria

As you read this card’s name, you feel the sudden urge to sing Cypress Hill” Card by @Fydria


#FakeGods – The whispers never stop.

#FakeGods – An Unofficial Hearthstone Expansion: Week 4 Round-Up

Beware of false idols! As Blizzard teases us with card reveals and drip feeding us cards for Whispers of the Old Gods in Hearthstone, we decided we couldn’t wait any longer. We needed our card fix, so we decided to design our own cards for the new expansion.

#FakeGods is an unofficial Hearthstone expansion created by the community. We’ll be releasing a new card every day on Twitter at 12am CET right up until Old Gods itself is released.


Mutated Creeper - SLM“NOPE!” Card by S-L-M Reddit


Mindflay by una

“And so the Patron Priest was born…” Card by


Prophet Skeram - SLM

“POWER UP!”– Card by S-L-M Reddit


Deceptive Tenetacle

“This card might tent-tickle your fancy!” card by


Azeorth - Corben

“The end is coming…” Card by


Charred Earth Elemental by Fydria

“He’s not angry, he just has really bad heartburn!” – Card by @Fydria


Mankriks wife by unaMankrik by una0

“Where’s Mankirk’s wife?.. Oh there she is…” Card by @unamithil


Thanks to everyone who submitted cards this week.

Have an idea of your own? Tweet at us (@TBRPodcast) with the hashtag #FakeGods

HearthWatch: A Hearthstone Overwatch Infusion.

What if Overwatch invaded the tavern in Hearthstone and became actual playable cards?  Blizzard have said in the past that Hearthstone will only be pulling ideas and characters from the Warcraft Universe (hence the name Heroes of Warcraft.. Hehe!), but here at The Blue Recluse we like to dream big.

Here’s a selection of Hearthstone cards we have created with an Overwatch flavor.



Which characters from the Blizzard world would you like to see in Hearthstone? Tweet at us (@TBRPodcast) with your own ideas, or make a suggestion and we’ll do our best to create it!

#FakeGods – An Unofficial Hearthstone Expansion: Week 3 Round-Up

Beware of false idols! As Blizzard teases us with card reveals and drip feeding us cards for Whispers of the Old Gods in Hearthstone, we decided we couldn’t wait any longer. We needed our card fix, so we decided to design our own cards for the new expansion.

#FakeGods is an unofficial Hearthstone expansion created by the community. We’ll be releasing a new card every day on Twitter at 12am CET right up until Old Gods itself is released.


Archbishop Ben - Priest - Designed by Rho PT1

“Because two hero powers are better than one!” Card by


Bubble and hearth by una

“A staple in the Paladin diet” – Card by


Extraction - Rogue - Spell

“HEY, GIMME THAT!” Card by


Freya by una

“Never ask Freya for advice,all she keeps telling me is to turn over a new leaf.” By


Sargeras the Defender - SLM

“He really doesn’t like the Old Gods for some reason…” Card by S-L-M (Reddit)


Thaurissan, Herlad of Flame - SLM

“This is a quite a spec’tashular turn 3 play.” Card by S-L-M (Reddit)


The Dragon Soul by Dennis

“You know why this card is cool? Because Dragons are cool man!” Card by


Thanks to everyone who submitted cards this week. Have an idea of your own? Tweet at us (@TBRPodcast) with the hashtag #FakeGods

#FakeGods – An Unofficial Hearthstone Expansion: Week 2 Round-Up

Beware of false idols! As Blizzard teases us with card reveals and drip feeding us cards for Whispers of the Old Gods in Hearthstone, we decided we couldn’t wait any longer. We needed our card fix, so we decided to design our own cards for the new expansion.

#FakeGods is an unofficial Hearthstone expansion created by the community. We’ll be releasing a new card every day on Twitter at 12am CET right up until Old Gods itself is released.


 

Here’s a round up for card submissions from Week 2

Ultraxion - Legendary - Designed by Rho PT1Ultraxion - Legendary - Designed by Rho PT2

“Ultraxion’s favourite song is Time is running out by Muse” – Card by: 


Faceless One

“I shall wear no crowns and win no glory, death to the living and death to the Murlocs!” – Card by: @Fydria


Deep Sea Kraken - Hunter

“Under the sea, under the sea. Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter..take it from me!” – Card by: @Fydria


Whisper of an Old God - Warlock - Spell

“When you can’t beat them, mind control them!” – Card by: @Unamithil


Faceless Watcher - SLM

“It’s been Faceless Watcher’s dream to become a Wisp for some time now” – Card by: S-L-M (Reddit)


Sha of Pride - Designed by Rho

“We are all so very proud of Sha of Pride’s excellent mathematics skills” – Card by: 


Sha of Despair - Mage PT1 Sha of Despair - Mage PT2

“On his day off, Sha of Despair enjoys long beach walks around Krasarang Wilds”  – Card by: @Fydria


Have an idea of your own? Tweet at us (@TBRPodcast) with the hashtag #FakeGods

#FakeGods – An Unofficial Hearthstone Expansion: Week 1 Round-Up

Beware of false idols! As Blizzard teases us with card reveals and drip feeding us cards for Whispers of the Old Gods in Hearthstone, we decided we couldn’t wait any longer. We needed our card fix, so we decided to design our own cards for the new expansion.

Introducing #FakeGods, an unofficial Hearthstone expansion created by the community for… well fun and also I had a whisper in my ear telling me I had to do it. We’ll be releasing a new card every day at 12am CET on Twitter right up until Old Gods itself is released.


Here’s a round up for card submissions from Week 1

Yogg Saron1

“You’re insane to play this perhaps, but Face Hunters across the world tremble at the sight of Mr Saron” – Card by: @Fydria


Faceless Giant - SLM

“He has no face, but that doesn’t mean he can’t smile when you win”  – Card by: S-L-M (Reddit)


Leeroy the Malevolent - Designed by Rho

“He’s like the Punisher, except he uses chickens instead of weapons”  – Card by @RhoWoW


Sha of Anger - Warrior

“Sha of Anger has been having classes to control his temper, but there’s still a way to go” – Card by: @Fydria


High Warlord Najentus

“And there is only one thing we say to Pyroblast: ‘Not today'” – Card by: @Fydria


Naga Storm Witch - Shaman

“WARNING: Please dry hands before playing this card” – Card by: @Fydria


Sha of Doubt - Warlock

“You should play this card, No wait you shouldn’t… actually do play this card..” – Card by: @Fydria

Episode 87 – Lore and Order

Elements guide me! It’s a case of ‘Lore’ and Order as the new Warcraft Chronicle’s has been previewed & Hearthstone content release schedule is getting a reshuffle..


General Blizzard

Earnings Call – 4th Quarter 2015 has been released. Numbers and figures!

Warcraft Chronicle IGN Preview – This lore book looks fantastic, and the art is just incredible!


Hearthstone

Polygon interview recap of a visit to Blizzard HQ, way back in September


Last Orders

John Woolley’s (Reddit User: S-L-M) Tavern Brawl Concept #4

Also his Death Knight class concept we mentioned on the show.

Episode 74 – Sporc’ulation & Anticipation

The time for BlizzCon is days away, so it’s time to predict and speculate and the world needs heroes (& me but not Thom) as the Overwatch beta has begun!


Overwatch

Beta is live…. just in-case you didn’t know.. We talk about what’s to come and discuss a new potential hero.


Hearthstone

Blizzard tease next month’s card back with a blue secret, what could this mean?


BlizzCon Predictions

In the past week we’ve began making BlizzCon predictions. Marty had wrote about how he thought the Warcraft Movie trailer would be shown in the opening ceremony, which has since been confirmed, nice work Marty.

Marty also goes into detail about Blizzard game release schedules and Thom boldy predicts Icecrown Adventure in Hearthstone along with a new Hero.. the Deathknight, while guest John (S-L-M) hopes this is true, he also suggests a possible Throne of Tides or Ulduar adventure.


Last Orders

This week we are fortunate to be joined by John who is a Tavern Brawl concept creator from Reddit (Username: S-L-M). John discusses his latest concept and answers a few of our questions. We’ve mentioned his work in a few episodes now but here’s a list of the current Tavern Brawl concepts he has created, we implore you to check it out!

Battle of the Aspects Tavern Brawl Concept by: S-L-M on Reddit

Frozen Throne Duel Tavern Brawl Concept By: S-L-M on Reddit

Blood Curse Battle Tavern Brawl Concept By: S-L-M on Reddit