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Assault on Icecrown Citadel Raid Deck Features

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Cryptozoic Entertainment, World of Warcraft News

Cryptozoic Entertainment™ announces the upcoming release of Assault on Icecrown Citadel (order now), a new Raid Deck and Treasure Pack. In Assault on Icecrown Citadel, players are immersed in a frozen battlefield inhabited by legendary minions, taking on the roles of Highlord Tirion Fording, Lady Jaina Proudmoore, and Lady Sylvanas Windrunner to band together against the Lich King himself!

This four-player game has everything needed to play directly out of the box. Each player takes a deck, either playing as one of the three heroes of Azeroth or as the evil Lich King whom they battle. Each hero deck comes with that hero’s legendary weapon: Ashbringer, Staff of Antonidas, Deathwhisper, and Frostmourne. As the Lich King, players will be able to command some of the nastiest minions that roam the halls of Icecrown Citadel. The decks also feature new art for Fire Blast, Frostbolt, Counterspell, Multi-Shot, Redemption, Hammer of Justice, and others! Furthermore, each Treasure Pack,which includes nine foil gameplay cards, holds the chance of obtaining a Loot™ card. Treasure Packs are also sold separately!

Assault on Icecrown Citadel is scheduled for release on March 1, 2011.

From battling against archenemies on a glacial landscape to facing deadly abilities with a brand new look, players will never grow tired of Assault on Icecrown Citadel!

Remember to log on regularly to www.wowtcg.com for everyday news about the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, and Assault on Icecrown Citadel previews will begin on February 18th.

Part of the Scourgewar Block

Release Date: 28 February 2011
Set Size: 243

  • Custom Lich King 60-card raid deck

  • Highlord Tirion Fordring 61-card deck
  • Lady Jaina Proudmoore 61-card deck
  • Lady Sylvanas Windrunner 61-card deck
  • Nine-card Treasure Pack (included in Four-Player game, also sold separately at MSRP of $5.99)
  • Rulebook
  • $39.99 MSRP

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Ask Cryptozoic Anything– Jan 26!

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Cryptozoic Entertainment, World of Warcraft News

Cryptozoic Entertainment invites fans of the WoW TCG to submit questions about their products. Your opportunity to do so will be on Wednesday, January 26th at 9:00 am PST at the following Cryptozoic Forum Thread.

Give us your questions! Members from R&D, Marketing, and Organized Play will answer questions straight from our players on our community forums staring at 10 AM PST. If you’re not yet a member of our community and don’t have a Cryptozoic ID, you can register here.

If you want to ask a question, log in tomorrow and post them here starting at 9 AM PST.
Cryptozoic employees will take the questions and answer them here from 10 AM PST to noon.

Thank you in advance and we look forward to your questions.

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Cryptozoic Entertainment Reveals 2010 Volunteer of the Year

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Cryptozoic Entertainment, World of Warcraft News

Cryptozoic Entertainment recently announced the launch of the Volunteer Program dubbed Champions of the Black Flame — which recruits volunteers to help support local hobby gaming stores.

Cryptozoic now revealed the Volunteer of the Year: Aric Jack CZEV#26.

He got home an amazing Frostmourne Sword Replica.

Wish to become a Champion of the Black Flame by helping your local WoW TCG community for a chance at some nice swag, or earning the Volunteer of the Year title? Check out the Volunteer Program FAQ.

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World of Warcraft TCG: Worldbreaker On Sale

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Cryptozoic Entertainment, World of Warcraft News

Cryptozoic Entertainment has officially launched the World of Warcraft TCG: Worldbreaker Expansion and it’s available in stores everywhere.

Cataclysm comes to the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game on December 14th! Worgen and Goblin allies accompany two new Dragon Aspect Master Heroes. Plus, there are three new Loot cards: Landro’s Lil XT, Grim Campfire, and Mottled Drake. The common Loot card is no longer a consumable; it’s now a vanity pet, a new color of the Lil XT from the Blizzard store. The Mottled Drake is an exclusive flying mount ready to take to the skies in search of Deathwing. Head to your hobby or retail store on December 14th to find these packs.

Worldbreaker will celebrate its own release with Release Parties on December 18th and 19th. The format will be Worldbreaker Sealed Pack, and every player will win a foil Ruby Enforcer promo card just for participating. For a Release Party near you, please see Cryptozoic blog post.

Stores around the world that run Battlegrounds will host Worldbreaker Release Parties on the weekend of December 18th and 19th.

Participants will play Worldbreaker Sealed Pack and take home a foil Ruby Enforcer card as the participation prize. If you don’t know how to play the World of Warcraft TCG, you can visit these locations on the weekend of December 11th and 12th for a free demo.

The recent Darkmoon Faire Los Angeles yielded a winner: Alex Gellerman. The cosplay contest was won by Maryssa (Alexstrasza) and Cynthia Hall. Photos of the event can be found here.

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WoW TCG Promo: Free Foil Boon of Remulos

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Cryptozoic Entertainment, World of Warcraft News

Cryptozoic Entertainment has a special Holidays promo giving away an exclusive foil The Boon of Remulos card to anyone who purchases $10 or more in World of Warcraft Trading Card Game products. Are you a store? Contact Cryptozoic to receive a package of these cards to promote sales, or tip your local store manager.

Have a card on us!

Just in time for your holiday shopping, you can pick up a foil The Boon of Remulos for spending $10 or more on World of Warcraft TCG products. That includes Icecrown, Icecrown Epic Collection, and Archives. Hobby stores around the world running Battlegrounds received this counter card today, so drop by your local hangout this week and pick-up your exclusive promo card!

Stores interested in participating in Battlegrounds, the World of Warcraft TCG hobby exclusive organized play program, and future promotions should contact Hobby@Cryptozoic.com.

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WoW TCG: Worldbreaker and Darkmoon Faire Los Angeles Info

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Cryptozoic Entertainment, World of Warcraft News

The official launch date of the World of Warcraft TCG: Worldbreaker expansion pack has been announced. It will hit stores on December 14th. However, WoW TCG players will be able to see it in action hands-on at the Darkmoon Faire Los Angeles.

The Darkmoon Faire Los Angeles will take place at the Torrance Marriot South Bay through December 4-5.

Location: Torrance Marriott South Bay (MAP)
3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA

When: Saturday, December 4 at 8:00 am until
Sunday, December 5 at 10:00 pm

Hello there, Cryptozoic fans. We had a setback regarding the production of Worldbreaker and its packaging. We’ve resolved the issue and the street date for Worldbreaker is December 14th, 2010.

As you can see from Deathwing’s jaw jutting out of the bottom of the logo, the set will feature Cataclysm content. In the game’s fifth year (hooray!), we improved Loot as well. The common Loot card will be an alternate skin Lil XT as seen on the Blizzard store. Yes, the common Loot card is now a pet and this will continue with each set moving forward. The uncommon Loot card is the Grim Campfire. You won’t need any scary stories to bring a fright to those around this fire! Finally, the Rare Loot will be the Mottled Drake, a flying mount for your World of Warcraft MMO character. We’ll do a big announcement about the Loot cards in the future.

Darkmoon Faire Los Angeles will be the first place you’ll be able to touch the new cards, as the format will stay Worldbreaker sealed. It’ll be the first chance for players to touch, see, and smell those cards! We will have spoiler cards featured here and through our international partners. We will maintain a forum post containing all the spoiled cards and links to the corresponding articles to ensure that every player has the same information available. So, please join us in Los Angeles December 4th and 5th as we unveil Worldbreaker to the WoWTCG community. Also, the DMF Room Rate expires on the 12th of this month. Book your room today.

We’ll see you next month in L.A. and look forward to Worldbreaker previews in the next week or two. Thanks and take care!

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World of Warcraft TCG 2011 Organized Play Schedule

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Cryptozoic Entertainment, World of Warcraft News

Cryptozoic Entertainment posted the 2011 Organized Play Schedule for the World of Warcraft TCG: Scourge War including the Darkmoon Faire, World Cup, Continental Championships and the World Championship.

To boot we have a preview of the AWESOME Darkmoon Faire Playmat reward featuring the Lich King.

Darkmoon Faire

Though Cryptozoic Entertainment is anchored in Irvine, CA, the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game community spans the globe. We fly our merry band around the world each year with the Darkmoon Faire tournament circuit, putting up thousands of dollars in prizes in the main event alone. If you want a Spectral Tiger Loot card, this is the best way to win one! The DMF is an entire weekend of festivities, a variety of tournaments kicking off each day with every type of player in mind. This is for our community; no matter what your skill level or dedication, there’s an event for you at the Darkmoon Faire.

World Cup

It’s three-on-three for national pride! We’ll have our full tournament announcement in the coming month, but we do have some facts to share now. It’s a three-day event, and you’ll register a team on Day 1 with two of your fellow countrymen. You’ll compete on Day 1 individually (you won’t play one another) and each country’s top scoring team advances to Day 2, as well as at least 10 of the next top scoring teams overall. You’ll then complete on Day 2 and Day 3 with your team to determine who wins the World Cup. And the grand prize—a total purse of $100,000 in prizes—let’s just say you’ve never had a chance to win something like this!

Continental Championships

The summer of 2011 marks the first time we’ll offer Continental Championships in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia! Everyone is invited to play. Top finishers will win tens of thousands of dollars in prizes over the weekend, as well as an invite to play in the World Championship. Each Continental Championship weekend will also host a Darkmoon Faire main event and side events.

World Championship

Amsterdam! Cryptozoic is taking you to the Netherlands for the 2011 World Championship. We’re providing over $250,000 cash (€ equivalent), and $50,000 to our World Champion. Buy a car or a house. This is life-changing money! It’s the biggest tournament of the year, and Cryptozoic will provide many ways for players to qualify. It’s a party and we want you with us in Amsterdam. Compete in the World Champoinship, Darkmoon Faire main event, or side events: we’re going to end 2011 with a blast!

DMF – Orlando, FL – February 4-6, 2011 – Core

DMF – Beijing, China – March 2011* – Chinese Classic

World Cup – Paris, France – March 4-6, 2011 – Core / Format TBA

DMF – Paris, France – March 4-6, 2011 – Sealed

DMF – Chicago, Illinois – April 1-3 2011 – Sealed

DMF – Koln, Germany – May 7-8, 2011 – Classic

NACC – Las Vegas, NV – May 26-29, 2011 – Core / Booster Draft

DMF – Las Vegas, NV – May 26-29, 2011 – Sealed

APCC – Shenzhen, China – May 2011* – Chinese Classic / Booster Draft

DMF – Shenzhen, China – May 2011* – Sealed

DMF – Southeast Asia – June 2011* – Sealed

EUCC – Italy – July 2011* – Core / Booster Draft

DMF – Italy – July 2011* – Sealed

DMF – Indianapolis, IN – August 5-7, 2011 – Sealed

DMF – Poznan, Poland – August 27-28, 2011 – Core

DMF – Philadelphia, PA – September 29 – October 2, 2011 – Classic

DMF – Shanghai, China – November 2011* – Chinese Classic

World Championships – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – November 2011* – Format TBA

DMF – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – November 2011* – Sealed

* These events are still being finalized and dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.