Cryptozoic announced today plans for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game Season 8 Realm Qualifiers. It’s time to crack your knuckles, to dust off your card decks, and to attend your local hobby store. Realm Championship Qualifiers begin November 1st! Be among the players to get the 2013 Worldwide Championship Invitation. Check out further details at the Cryptozoic Blog.
Road to Season 8 Realm Championships Starts in November. Annual organized play events will feature new prize structure and play formats
Irvine, CA (September 24, 2012) — Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premier developer of licensed and original games, and Blizzard Entertainment today announced the qualifiers for Season 8 Realm Qualifiers for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. Running from November through April, local hobby stores worldwide will host the qualifiers, given players six months to qualify for the invitation-only Realm Championships, held in May 2013 at locations around the world. At each Realm Qualifier, players can earn points toward their Championship invitation.
Season 8 Realm Qualifiers mark a new season for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game organized play, and bring with them several improvements to the events. Current players will notice that the qualifying window is two months longer than it had been in previous years, offering even more time for stores to host events and for players to qualify for the Championship.
Additionally, Season 8 Realm Qualifiers will rotate through three different play formats. Events in November and December will feature sealed play, and January and February event will host Core constructed play. Events in March and April will be the first to offer Contemporary format for Realm Qualifiers. Contemporary format will also be featured in May Championship events, as one of three play formats. To find the most well-rounded players, Realm Championship events will feature at least three rounds each of Draft, Core and Contemporary.
The prize structure for this season’s Realm Qualifiers will change, offering different participation prizes and new prizes for the top four finishers with each play format. At each event, players will have a shot at winning foil cards, deck boxes and booster packs along with the invitational points.
Hobby stores worldwide will be invited to apply to host Season 8 Realm Qualifiers. Stores that have not yet been contacted may request more information through the Customer Service Portal at www.wowtcg.com/contact.
Please visit www.wowtcg.com for more information on Realm Qualifiers and other World of Warcraft Trading Card Game organized play events.
Aftermath – Tomb of the Forgotten introduces a new Monster race – Tol’vir – including three new Monster Heroes (Paladin, Priest, and Rogue), plus dual-class Monster Heroes, new Murloc, Ogre, and Demon allies, and plenty of Loot cards to World of Warcraft: The Card Game. This 208 card set is offered in Epic Collections containing six Tomb of the Forgotten boosters, six random Heroes, one Loot card, a Tomb of the Forgotten pocket guide, playmat, and deck box, all packaged in a reusable storage box with 10 dividers. Supplement your battles with 16-card boosters packed in 36-count displays.
Irvine, CA (June 12, 2012)—Cryptozoic Entertainment, the premier developer of licensed and original games, and Blizzard Entertainment today expanded the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game with the release of its eighteenth card set, Aftermath: Tomb of the Forgotten. Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game, the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game brings the action and excitement of the online game to the tabletop, with both at-home and organized play experiences designed for anyone who enjoys World of Warcraft.
The latest addition to the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game’s Aftermath block, Tomb of the Forgotten introduces a new monster race, the proud and ritualistic Tol’vir, and three new Monster heroes: Paladin, Priest and Rogue. Firmly rooted in World of Warcraft lore, Tomb of the Forgotten brings players through an epic journey. For generations, would-be conquerors have ravaged the land in search of the mythical Titan weapon – a weapon safeguarded by a proud race. Can honor protect them? Those in search of the coveted weapon have left devastation in their wake. To defend the world, you must steel yourself and brave the Lost City of the Tol’vir. The future is not etched in stone.
As always, players will have the chance to obtain randomly inserted Loot™ cards that provide cosmetic items for their online World of Warcraft characters. The Tomb of the Forgotten common Loot card is the Sand Scarab, allowing players to summon a non-combat companion to accompany them on quests. The uncommon Loot card is the Spurious Sarcophagus, providing the spooky experience of being trapped inside a mummy’s tomb, complete with a creak upon entry audible to all players in earshot. The rare Loot card is the White Camel, giving players an exclusive mount that allows them to venture through Azeroth in true Tomb of the Forgotten style.
Tomb of the Forgotten can be purchased at hobby and retail stores or ordered online at the Cryptozoic Entertainment e-store for $3.99 per 16-card booster pack and $143.64 per 36-pack display. The Tomb of the Forgotten Epic Collection, featuring a playmat, a deck box, six booster packs, six foil hero cards, and one common Loot card, is available for $39.99. Please visit www.wowtcg.com for more information on Tomb of the Forgotten and other World of Warcraft Trading Card Game releases, and join Cryptozoic on Facebook and Twitter.
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits, including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically-acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
About Cryptozoic Entertainment
Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards, including the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, Food Fight and The Walking Dead™ Board Game. Following a philosophy and core principle of “Fans First,” the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for additional product and event information.
Cryptozoic Entertainment is gearing up to launch the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game expansion, Tomb of the Forgotten on June 12th.
Themed around World of Warcraft: Cataclysm’s Uldum, Tomb of the Forgotten brings new Loot Cards to redeem in-game: White Camel, Sand Scarab and the Spurious Sarcophagus.
Cryptozoic sent us a sneak peek preview of one of the cards: Siamat, Lord of the South Wind.
Check out the World of Warcraft TCG: Tomb of the Forgotten gallery here.
If you have questions about the Tomb of the Forgotten expansion, post them here or by email. I’ll forward it to Cryptozoic Entertainment to get the answer.
Discover the secrets of Uldum, unlock the power of the mysterious Tol’vir, and conquer your enemies in the Tomb of the Forgotten!
The third and final set in the Aftermath block gives Monster fans more tools than ever. Unleash the power of the Tol’vir Monsters, and utterly destroy your foes with the new Sentinel mechanic, which lets you double up on attack or defense. The Monster hero line-up is completed in this set, as players gain access to monstrous new Priest, Rogue, and Paladin heroes. But if you want to get creative, explore the endless possibilities with new dual-class Monster heroes! Murloc, Ogre, and Demon fans will also have plenty to get excited about.
Three new World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game Loot cards will also make their debut in Tomb of the Forgotten. Uncover Sand Scarab pets, or unlock the Spurious Sarcophagus trinket. And finally, lucky fans who open up a rare White Camel mount will be traveling the deserts of Uldum in style!
The treasures of Uldum will be uncovered this June!
15 game cards per pack; 36 packs per box
The Tomb of the Forgotten Epic Collection not only comes with six boosters of the new expansion. it’s also the perfect purchase for collectors and new players alike! You’ll get all of the following with the Epic Collection:
6 Tomb of the Forgotten Booster Packs
1 Tomb of the Forgotten Playmat and Deckbox
Collectible storage box with class dividers
1 Loot card
Tomb of the Forgotten visual pocket guide
5 random foil Tomb of the Forgotten heroes
Pick up a Tomb of the Forgotten Epic Collection, and you’ll even get a Loot card from the new set! The Epic Collections are a great way to get into the game, and offer plenty of great looking swag for your gaming experience!
Fresh from Uldum, the Sand Scarab is jumping out of the scorching sands of the desert and into your pet collection! This skittering little guy will follow alongside you, scaling every pebble, plant, bush, and stepping stone that gets in its way! Okay, maybe a bush is too big for the little guy. Imagine if the scarab had to climb something like a mailbox. That thing’s like a monolith to your new little pet!
This pet is bind-on-pickup
Counts towards pet achievements
Relive fond memories of Zul’farrak and all of its scarabs every time you look at this little fella
Common Loot from Tomb of the Forgotten
You wouldn’t want to put your Nightsaber, Kodo, Raptor, Elekk, or Dreadsteed through the heat of the desert in Uldum, would you? Leave your regular mount back at the stables and hop onto one more fitting for the environment! The White Camel is the perfect ride for navigating the pyramids and hidden secrets of Uldum, and it looks great parked outside of Orgrimmar or Stormwind as well!
Counts toward mount achievements
Scales with max ground riding speed
Rare Loot card from Tomb of the Forgotten
Imagine that your party stumbles upon a hidden tomb in Uldum, and in it they find perilous dangers, traps, and treasure. They venture inside, finding the sarcophagus of a lost leader from a distant time. They open it and find…you! The Spurious Sarcophagus lets you conceal yourself for up to five minutes. The sarcophagus will make sounds effects as it opens and closes in slow and dramatic fashion!
Lasts 5 minutes
Special sounds effects play when the sarcophagus opens and closes
CRYPTOZOIC ENTERTAINMENT™ ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF THE 2011 FALL CLASS STARTER DECKS FOR THE WORLD OF WARCRAFT TRADING CARD GAME
Irvine, CA. December 6, 2012 – Cryptozoic Entertainment today announced the release of the 2011 Fall Class Starter Decks for the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game which is based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game. These new Class Starter Decks build on the successful launch of Wave 1 in Spring 2011 and include 13 additional reprints of popular rare and epic cards from recent sets.
The 2011 Fall Class Starter Decks allow players to pick the race and class combination of their choice from a range of options. Each deck comes with everything a new player needs to start playing immediately. Released in this set are five new Alliance decks and five new Horde decks: Worgen Rogue, Human Death Knight, Dwarf Warrior, Gnome Warlock, Draenei Shaman, Blood Elf Paladin, Undead Priest, Goblin Mage, Troll Hunter, and Tauren Druid. Each includes an exclusive gameplay hero card found only in these decks.
Each deck will include 60 ready-to-play cards, a rulebook, a 19-card booster pack and a random Loot™ card that provides cosmetic items for World of Warcraft online characters. The Loot cards that can be found include Slashdance, Kiting!, and Spectral Kitten. Also included in all Fall Class Starters is a free pack of War of the Elements, giving players a second chance to crack open Loot, including the Savage Raptor mount.
2011 Fall Class Starter Decks can be purchased at your local retail hobby store or ordered online at the Cryptozoic Entertainment E-store for an MSRP of $10.99 per pack. Remember to check out www.wowtcg.com for the latest up-to-date information about products and events for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game.
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Cryptozoic Entertainment provided Blizzplanet Loot Cards from the Throne of the Tides TCG expansion pack to let us show you guys a video and screenshot preview. In our preview, you will read some of the features of each loot card, and our videos (1080HD / 720HD) and screenshots.
The two most attractive loot cards of the trio are the Purple Puffer (companion pet) and the Swift Shorestrider (mount). Both of these count toward the respective achievements: Littlest Pet Shop and the Mountain o’ Mounts.
The Purple Puffer is an in-game pet companion reward from the Bloat the Bubble Fish loot card. This pet is based on real life porcupine fish (blowfish) which has spines and swallow water or air to increase its size and bloat up as a defensive mechanism. The in-game companion pet lives inside a water bubble, similar to the Sea Pony (fished from Darkmoon Isle waters). The Purple Puffer doesn’t seem to have any sounds, or special animations such as the bloating (at the time I reviewed it). Its eyes move around every second in a different direction like a chameleon. Looks pretty nice. It opens and closes the mouth constantly, and its four fins move back and forth randomly. Very unique pet.
The Swift Shorestrider mount is an in-game mount reward from the Wasteland Tallstrider loot card. When you press the jump button while standing still, it makes a loud squeak sound — like those annoying Greater Plainstriders found near Crossroads in The Barrens . I checked up my mounts collection (110) and there’s no other Tallstrider model — making this loot card kinda unique. However, while doing my Darkmoon Faire dailies I was checking ticket prices for the new pet/mounts and noticed there’s a Swift Forest Strider for 180 tickets. If you catch the Mulgore Hatchling from the Argent Tournament Thunderbluff Quartermaster (Horde) you’ll have a nice mount/pet combo to show off. You can see a screenshot in this page of my character on the Swift Shorestrider mount with the Mulgore Hatchling pet tagging along. Very cute.
The Bag of Starfish item can be redeemed from the Throwing Starfish loot card. When you click the bag of Starfish, a cast bar is seen onscreen to create Throwing Starfish x 5. There’s a 30 minute cooldown to create the next five. When throwing the Starfish, it makes a low squishy sound effect as the starfish is splat on your friendly target’s face.
To redeem these loot cards you must type the code found on it at the following Redeem Loot page. Select the region (US, EU, etc.) and the server/realm name. If the code is valid, it will auto-generate a new code and display it on the page. That code must be copied and then pasted in-game.
Go to Booty Bay (in Stranglethorn Vale) and talk with Landro Longshot who stands outdoor on the deck mid-Booty Bay. Browse through his list of World of Warcraft TCG expansions and select the Throne of the Tides option. There, pick the appropriate loot card and paste the code provided at the official World of Warcraft Promotion Code Retrieval page.
Happy hunting! As a reminder, Blizzard Entertainment revealed at BlizzCon 2011 (Oct 20-21, 2011) plans to introduce the Pet Battle System in the upcoming World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria MMO expansion. You can read about it in our BlizzCon 2011 Panels Transcript Archive.
It would be interesting to find out what the Purple Puffer pet’s spell / abilities might be once the Pet Battle System becomes available.
Order the World of Warcraft TCG: Throne of the Tides to hunt for these loot cards.
This little puffer fish had big dreams. While the oceans are vast and full of adventure, he longed for the time he’d be able to put his little puffer fin on solid land. Those arrogant turtles, always moving between land and sea. So smug! Unfortunately for this little fish, he needs water to live. Fortunately, this is a world of magic and he travels in a little bubble of water. Now he’s free to float along in life on both land, sea, and air. Who knows what’s next for this little puffer fish. What’s ahead of him is a mystery. The important thing is that he achieved his dreams and is an inspiration to us all.
This pet is bind-on-pickup
Counts towards pet achievements
Is a fish that can live on land. Crazy, huh?
2. Swift Shortstrider
Imagine, if you will, cruising along the beach on a majestic, winged creature. Okay, now imagine that it can’t fly. Now imagine it slightly less majestic, and then I think we’re on the same page. You’re riding the WoW TCG-exclusive Wasteland Tallstrider, a bird long only thought useful for the delicious buffalo wings it could produce. Well, it turns out that it can run really fast too, and since it’s so tall and sturdy, you don’t need to worry about breaking its back if you’re a tauren, orc, or draenei.
Counts toward mount achievements
Scales its speed to your riding skill level
The mysteries of the sea are as deep as the sea itself; mysteries like “could you throw a starfish like it was a shuriken?” have plagued our finest scholars since time immemorial. Well, guess what! With the Throwing Starfish, we can finally provide you the answers you’ve been seeking: a starfish is not quite as deadly as a shuriken, but it does stick to the face of anyone you throw it at. Good luck peeling that sucker off. Well, suckers, that is. Because it’s a starfish. Get it?
Sticks to the face of whoever/whatever you throw it at
Throwable from 30 yards at hostile targets or 40 yards at friendly targets
Cryptozoic Entertainment sent our way a press release to share with our Blizzard licensed product geek visitors. Cryptozoic will launch on Spring 2012 the new World of Warcraft: Clash of Champions.
Irvine, CA—December 1, 2011: Cryptozoic Entertainment today announced plans to develop and publish a highly accessible new “deck-building-style” card game based on Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®. Designed for two to four players and featuring many of the most recognizable figures from the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft: Clash of Champions will introduce all-new gameplay elements to the deck-building genre.
“Over the past few years, deck-building games have emerged as an exciting new area of game design and have exploded in popularity,” said Cory Jones, President of Cryptozoic. “We’re pleased to be working with the rich lore of Blizzard’s Warcraft universe to explore the deck-building genre and put our own spin on its mechanics.”
In a deck-building game, players start each match with a small pool of basic cards and build on that base by selecting new, more powerful cards to add to their deck as the game progresses. World of Warcraft: Clash of Champions adds to that structure by allowing players to take on the role of some of the most iconic heroes of Warcraft lore, including Thrall and King Varian Wrynn, and customize them with different abilities. Over the course of each game, players will defeat monsters, gain epic loot, and take on familiar raid bosses such as Onyxia and Ragnaros on their way to victory. Each box includes a self-contained game with more than 425 game cards, including oversized hero cards, hero ability cards, monster cards, item cards, and boss loot cards.
World of Warcraft: Clash of Champions takes deck-building games to a whole new level!
Players take on the role of some of the most iconic Heroes of the Warcraft universe, including Thrall, Jaina, King Varian, Garrosh, Sylvanas, and King Magni. When Epic Raid Bosses like Onyxia, Ragnaros, and The Lich King are defeated, your Heroes level up! Each Hero comes with four special cards that are unique to that Hero. When your Hero levels up, you get to add one of these exclusive cards to your deck. Every game plays out differently, and every Hero provides a new, customizable game experience!
Acquire Epic Loot, defeat monsters, and take on Raid Bosses that strike fear into the hearts of mortal men!
Cryptozoic Entertainment launched today the World of Warcraft TCG: Dungeon Decks, part of the Aftermath Block. Available at a shop near you. Update: Check out three preview images provided by Cryptozoic.
If you haven’t yet, order Cryptozoic’s latest WoW TCG sets to get back on track.
Nine-card all-foil Treasure Pack (also sold seperately at $6.00 MSRP)
The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game is releasing three new dungeons for you to explore and reclaim. Form a party with two friends to take on Lord Godfrey, Scarlet Commander Mograine, and Vanessa Van Cleef. You don’t need a pilot for the Dungeon Deck. The deck plays itself! You can customize the Dungeon Deck for difficulty and your hero will level up as you gain experience. Spend those experience points improving your deck and adding cards. So, group up and strike a blow to the enemy. For the Horde! For the Alliance! For the Monsters!
“Weakness… that is all you have managed to show me. Genn, you and those other disgusting mongrels that plague Gilneas, I sought death before I would serve you again. Enter the Banshee Queen, Sylvanas. You showed your true nature when you allowed Crowley to leave with his life, and so I took yours instead. You would do well to remember all that I have done, but if you still dare to enter my keep, all you will find is the lonely silence of death.” – Lord Godfrey
“Can you not see it, brothers and sisters? There is but one way to wipe the Scourge from the face of Azeroth. The Scarlet Crusade offers you the protection that you so desperately desire, and if you will pledge yourself to us, surely we will reach our ultimate goal. Defy us, and you will be dispatched in a blaze of golden light unlike any you have ever witnessed. My father, known to many as the Ashbringer, one of the most powerful paladins ever to walk the path of the Light, fell to my hand. What hopes could you possibly have, if even he could not stand against us?” – Scarlet Commander Mograine
“Lies, greed, and deception—these are the things that my father stood against. For years, he worked tirelessly, helping to rebuild your devastated city, and what thanks did he or anyone else get for it? Nothing. What choice did they have but to turn on those who the crown favored to get payment, one way or another? Fate, it would seem, has led me down this path. Even with the murder of my father, your foolish attempts to destroy the Defias have been in vain. I am, now more than ever, my father’s daughter, and the Defias Brotherhood will rise once more…” – Vanessa Van Cleef
The Dungeon Decks are supported by the Dungeon Deck Treasure Pack. Loot equipment, allies, abilities, and epics from these nine-card treasure chests. Every card is a foil! You’ll find the dungeon bosses in tournament-legal card form. Cookie, Mograine, Godfrey, and Vanessa Van Cleef are just some of the allies you’ll be able to recruit. You’ll also find many cards that support your multiplayer dungeoneering experience as well as your one-on-one tournament duels. And for your World of Warcraft Cataclsym players out there in computerland, each Treasure Pack could hold one of these three Loot cards: the Wasteland Tallstrider mount, Fool’s Gold item, and Landro’s Lichling pet. There are 60 cards total to collect (30 common, 15 uncommon, 9 rare, and 6 epic), so start your dungeon crawl today!
A Cryptozoic Entertainment representative informed Blizzplanet the Fall 2011 Class Starter Decks will be released on December 6, 2011. Cryptozoic also announced that due to the overwhelming retail demand for the Fall 2011 Class Starter Decks they have sold out on its initial manufacturing run.
Check out this post again for updates. After they alerted us of this press release, I reached out to inquire on your behalf. Cryptozoic will provide Blizzplanet a list of loot cards to be included in the 2011 Fall Class Starter Decks.
UPDATE: Cryptozoic sent our way three images of Loot Cards available on the 2011 Fall Class Starter Deck.
Cryptozoic Entertainment™ today announced the official release date for its new Fall 2011 Class Starter Decks for the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, which is based on Blizzard Entertainment’s popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Upon release, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game players will be able to purchase the product through the distribution and hobby channels while supplies last.
“We initially determined our production run for this product based on advanced orders, but early order increases have come in even higher than we anticipated due to the demand for the special reprint cards inserted in these decks, leading to our product sell-out,” said Scott Gaeta, COO at Cryptozoic Entertainment. “We’re excited to have a great product available this holiday season that will cater to both new and current World of Warcraft Trading Card Game players.”
The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game Fall 2011 Class Starter Decks feature 10 unique heroes, 5 Horde and 5 Alliance, to collect. New players will be able to pick their favorite class and faction combination.
The Fall 2011 Class Starter Decks will instantly allow any player to become readily equipped to play the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. The Fall 2011 Class Starter Decks also feature a selection of the hottest Loot cards from the past sets.
Players will once again be able to crack open a Spectral Kitten, Dragon Kite, and Party Grenade. Each deck also includes a War of the Elements booster pack and a reprint of one of the fans favorite cards that once again makes it legal for Core Constructed tournament play!
The Fall 2011 Class Starter Decks will be available at retail and online stores on December 6, 2011 for an MSRP of $10.99. For more information on the Fall 2011 Class Starter Decks and other World of Warcraft Trading Card Game products, visit www.wowtcg.com.
Part of the Worldbreaker Block
60 cards per deck
One booster pack included
Quick Start Guide
5 Horde decks
5 Alliance decks
We’ve updated the 2011 Class Starter Decks for the Fall season! Collect the 10 unique heroes, 5 Horde and 5 Alliance, found in each Class Starter. If you’re new to the game, pick your favorite class and faction combination. You’ll be instantly equipped to play the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. If you’re already part of the WoWTCG community, you’ll find exclusive heroes in each Class Starter Deck, as well as reprints of your favorite cards once again legal for Core Constructed tournament play!
We’re also bringing back a selection of the hottest Loot cards from the past. You’ll be able to once again crack open Spectral Kitten, Dragon Kite, and Party Grenade. Available in Fall Class Starters, a free pack of War of the Elements gives the player a second chance to crack Loot, including the Savage Raptor mount.
Cryptozoic announced in Facebook a very sneaky Sunday-only 25% discount that some of you might be interested on. Hurry up. Only available today Sunday, Oct 23, 2011.
Weren’t able to make it to Blizzcon or our booth? Consolation prize: you can get the 25% discount on Worldbreaker, War of the Elements, and Twilight of the Dragons booster boxes in our Cryptozoic store through Sunday. Just enter the promo code BLIZZCON.