Cryptozoic Entertainment updated their Facebook page with a giveaway of a GenCon badge and a Loot code — you would be insane to miss a chance at getting any of these.
On another note, all GenCon attendees should know you can get a Class Starter Deck for only $5.00 at the event. Look into your convention swag bag to find the coupon. Bring it to the Cryptozoic booth to redeem your coupon and pay only $5.00 for the Class Starter Deck.
For those attending Gen Con Indy, you’ll find a coupon for a $5 Class Starter Deck in your convention bag. If you’re new to the TCG, think of it as rolling a main. If you already have a deck, think of it as rolling an alt. What is your favorite part of Gen Con? For a chance at today’s Gen Con badge, COMMENT with your answer. For your chance at today’s Center of Attention Loot code, LIKE this post.
We’re hosting Darkmoon Faire Indianapolis at Gen Con! You’ll be able to play in the DMF, demo the TCG from our product specialists, challenge Alexstrasza, compete in our open Cryptozoic League, and do so much more.
We’ll also be selling the World of Warcraft TCG at our booth, and Gen Con attendees will find a coupon in their convention bag good for one 2011 Class Starter Deck for $5. That’s over 50% off MSRP, and you’ll instantly own a tournament-ready deck.
Cryptozoic Entertainment is glad to announce the launch of the World Of Warcraft TCG: Twilight Of The Dragons — the third and final set in the Wolrdbreaker Block. Twilight of the Dragons unleashes the Black and Twilight Dragonflights, led by a Master Hero – Deathwing, himself!
You survived the Shattering and saw your world torn asunder. The land can no longer be trusted to provide safety or solid footing, and now you see dark shadows cast upon it from the skies above. The heavens shall provide no refuge from the chaos. The Destroyer is here, and he is not alone.
This set marks the return of Deathwing to Azeroth. Through twisted magic, he and Lady Sinestra hatch the Twilight dragonflight in their plans for the total annihilation of everything you hold dear. Facing such an immense force, will you bear arms for Azeroth once again?
In the third set of the Worldbreaker block, destruction is the theme. Deathwing’s children feed off of death and chaos. The Twilight dragonflight is buffed when a card is sent to the graveyard, and the Black dragonflight always leaves its mark before hitting the dirt. Should you become Deathwing with his Master Hero card, you can bring ruin and blow up the world.
Three new Loot cards supply your World of Warcraft® character with the cosmetic upgrades that make everybody around you spam that print screen key, including a new flying mount.
24 packs per box; 19 game cards per pack. Release date of July 26, 2011
Cryptozoic Entertainment continues the premium Epic Collection line with Twilight of the Dragons. Each Epic collection will include:
6 Twilight of the Dragons Booster Packs
1 Twilight of the Dragons Playmat and Deckbox
Collectible storage box with class dividers
1 Loot card
Twilight of the Dragonsvisual pocket guide
5 random foil Twilight of the Dragons heroes
Yes, each Epic Collection includes a guaranteed pet Loot card for your World of Warcraft® MMO character. Release date of July 26, 2011
During the SDCC 2011 World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo Swag Show panel, Cryptozoic CEO Cory Jones revealed a new World of Warcraft TCG expansion titled Throne of the Tides which introduces a third faction which includes new monster heroes and races: Naga, Murlocs, Ogres; and monster allies for your card deck. Cryptozoic is very excited about this new feature.
In addition, Cryptozoic plans to introduce a new Product known as “Dungeon Decks”, a new gameplay dynamic for small amount of players 3-5 or such.
Automated Dungeon Decks! – Introducing a brand new raid style product!
Level Up! – Fight your way through the dungeon, and add powerful new cards to your deck as you level up!
Popular Dungeons! – Featuring The Deadmines, Scarlet Monastery, and Shadowfang Keep.
Cryptozoic CEO Cory Jones and Micky Neilson debunked the rumor I started (bonks-self) that there are plans to launch brand-new mangas. However, Micky Neilson and Chris Metzen acknowledged they loved to develop all these mangas with TOKYOPOP, and the door is not close for new Warcraft and StarCraft manga some time in the future when the time is right and ripe. That’s certainly a relief. Want Moar Manga.
Cory Jones: “14:28 – One of the things that we hope to do with the TCG is the idea that we need to continually innovate and create something that remains fresh and fun for our consumers. We are coming into five and a half to six years now. We’re now on our sixteenth set of the TCG. I think that’s a remarkable accomplishment. Most TCGs don’t last that long.
15:00 – But for that to be something that is a benefit, we need to continue to innovate. When Blizzard helped create Cryptozoic that was one of the big things that came out of that was they want a partner that you know do whatever it takes to make sure that part of quality is there.
15:14 – So the next set coming up is THRONE OF THE TIDES, and it’s going to be very interesting because for the first time we’ve created sort of a third faction. Not an official faction, that is monster specific. The first set will allow you to play a monster hero and you will have the nagas, the murlocs, the ogres — and the handhold that goes along with playing these monster races are incredibly fun with splashy effects, and the set will also have monster allies that you can put on your deck.
15:48 – So the way it’s going to work is you can be Horde or Alliance and throw a monster in, or be a Monster Hero and if you are a Monster Hero then you can only play with Monster Allies which is going to be a ton of fun. We are very excited about it.
16:01 – So the next thing, we’ve been lucky enough to be right next door to Blizzard and work very closely with them, and so for this very next set coming up — the Aftermath block — we are gonna actually include sort of [one on one ties (sp?)] back into the lore and the story as it’s happening.
16:16 – That has always been a challenge for the trading card game because the lead times are so long that you have to actually catch up with what’s happening in the MMO is incredibly difficult. We’ve finally after five years now been able to accomplish that with the last set of the Worldbreaker block actually included things around Cataclysm and as you can see in the last set we have actually gotten Deathwing as a Master Hero, so that was a splashy exciting card that we were able to include. That was awesome, and as we move forward, we are actually working with the lore team and with Chris Metzen to make sure that characters, in advance, that are going to be coming up in the MMO are reflected in the trading card game so that it’s a very natu ral extension of your experience with the IP in terms of learning about that lore, and for me that’s what I feel is great about all of this license because it allows you to have a much deeper connection to this property we are very very passionate about, and we want to make sure that we are one of those companies that advocates that experience, that’s a big priority.
17:15 – So one of the core elements for Cryptozoic is our model which is “Fans first”, and nothing really speaks to our “Fans first” ideal as much as all of the events we put on. We spend millions of dollars a year putting on events all around the world. We attend all of the major shows, and we make sure that they are very active; and large communities centered around the trading card game have this incredibly robust organized play program.
17:34 – Coming up for 2011, we actually have our World Championships, it’s going to be in Amsterdam. We are a global property. It’s just like the World of Warcraft MMO. We have offices in China, we have offices in Europe. We service an actual global community. One of the things we did recently was a World Cup, and we had 26 different countries represented with their own teams, it was very successful event. Everyone had a great time.
18:10 – Coming up shortly is the World of Warcraft World Championships, that’s gonna be in Amsterdam, and it has $250,000 as a cash prize pool, which is by far the biggest cash prize pool for any TCG out there. People gets very excited about that. It’s a very serious competition, and we are looking forward to see how it turns out in that event.
18:34 – Some of the things we are trying to do is to support the Brick and Mortar Hobby industry without finding someone to play a physical trading card game. So having some of those shops supported and doing great, having a place where you can go to meet up with your friends, and play some WoW TCG is incredibly important for us. We are doing all kinds of programs. One of the ones coming up are the Goblins of Anarchy Promotion. So we put out a series of four different cards and the only way to get these cards is to actually go down to a local Hobby Store and they give it to you free as a participation prize, and when you are actually going to run events when you can play with these cards on your deck, and they are not legal typically because they are wildly overpowered but it’s going to be something you can play with in these tournaments, and they are incredibly fun. The goblin cards are Power, Time, Cunning and Money. Those are the riders of the Apocalypse for the goblins.
19:35 – The WoW TCG innovated the idea of a raid deck where it was sort of a “one versus many” idea where someone would be the raid boss, you would invite friends over and you could have this sort of very interesting single experience with your friends trying to build this series of decks that could [be you as a massive raid boss], and playing all those overpowered cards and trying to beat other people is quitely enjoyable, and you would team up with other players to try to take your friend down.
20:08 – We had an incredible response to that over the course of the WoW TCG’s life. As always we try to think through how we can innovate and come up with something a little different and unique play experience. What we are doing moving forward is we are doing Dungeon Decks. So the idea of a dungeon deck is that it is a smaller experience than the Raid, but it is an automated dungeon deck. Sometimes it is hard to find a group of four people to play a trading card game with. The way that this works is that you can actually play between two and four people against the dungeon deck.
Or we could play three people with the Class Starter Deck, one of the gr eat features of it is there are rules inside the dungeon deck to level your deck up, so you’ll actually be able to get experience and then have access to new cards to add to your deck based on your deck leveling up. So you can continue on with the same deck and face all of the different dungeons: The Deadmines, Scarlet Monastery, and Shadowfang Keep. We have tons of quests for those locations, because people have such a strong emotional connections to those original dungeon experiences in WoW.
21:30 – Very excited about dungeon decks. The idea of leveing up my deck, and it is something I keep and I bring with me and I add new cards and I think about what kinda cards I want add as I level. That to me is very compelling as a huge fan of Warcraft and also as a huge fan of the TCG.
I’m not a WoW TCG player, but I can tell you for certainty this is a card YOU … MUST … HAVE. It will be part of the World of Warcraft TCG: Worlbreaker, Twilight of the Dragons set. Here is an article from the official WoW TCG that explains the importance and role of this card.
The article explains how you can combine Wild Growth for a Mend effect plus use Twinned Band of Flowers, Nourish, Faith Healer’s Boots or Apply this Twice a Day and other combos that trigger self-damage on your allies to make Wild Growth and other abilities to kick in.
Would you like to heal all of your cards at once, and a bit more over time to full health? Whoa? Fetch it, boy!
Cryptozoic Entertainment announced the debut of Epic Con which kicks off this upcoming June 16-19 in Las Vegas, and Philadelphia through September 29 – October 2. The convention will feature Magic: the Gathering, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, and Star Wars CCG tournaments.
Exhibitors and Retailers are welcome to contact cryptozoc.
Irvine, CA 2011—May 9, 2011: Cryptozoic Entertainment announces the creation of a new gaming convention: Epic Con! Epic Con is a traveling convention that brings the best in gaming to your local community. Epic Cons will take place across the United States, with scheduled events in 2011 in Las Vegas and Philadelphia.
“As you can imagine, the health and growth of the hobby community is incredibly important to Cryptozoic. What better way to support this community than by giving them a chance to meet up, have fun, and revel in what makes hobby gaming great… the human connection,” says Cory Jones, President and Chief Creative Officer of Cryptozoic. “In an effort to make Epic Con as accessible and exciting as possible for the largest number of gamers, we continue to invite other game companies to join us at the show. We don’t view other game companies as competitors; we view them as partners. The hobby gaming space is too small not to support any group or company spending time and money to grow the category as a whole, and as you can see with the types of games we will be supporting and the types of partners stepping up to be represented, we are totally committed to this vision.”
Free for players to enter, Epic Cons bring communities together from multiple games and different game platforms. At the heart of Epic Con is a Darkmoon Faire, a World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game event that offers everyone from competitive to beginner players the chance to participate in tournaments for big prizes or try their hand at slaying Alexstrasza, the dragon aspect. And the fun does not stop there! At Epic Con, players can participate in events for games like Magic: The Gathering, Ascension, Settlers of Catan and many more. RPG enthusiasts can group up for an adventure in their favorite campaign.
There will be board games from leading manufacturers in our Board Game Library, where for $5 you can rent a game for 4 hours. All proceeds from the library go to Child’s Play, a charity based in the game industry that has collected over 7 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America. What’s more, attendees will have the opportunity to dress up as their favorite game or anime character and enter a costume contest for a chance to win exciting prizes. There will be vendors at Epic Cons where gamers can buy, sell, and trade their favorite games as well.
Space for Epic Cons is still available! Cryptozoic is inviting both manufacturers and game masters to come and run games at these Epic Cons for free. Visit www.epiccon.com for information on how to get involved or find out when Epic Con is coming to a city near you!
Cryptozoic has dropped a nice easter announcement unveiling the third block of the Worldbreaker expansion: Twilight of the Dragons.
The last block in the series will be released on July 26, 2011. There are 24 packs per box, and 19 game cards per pack. Even more fun, each Epic Collection has a guaranteed pet loot card to redeem in-game at the World of Warcraft MMO.
The Epic collection includes:
6 Twilight of the Dragons Booster Packs
1 Twilight of the Dragons Playmat and Deckbox
Collectible storage box with class dividers
1 Loot card
Twilight of the Dragons visual pocket guide
5 random foil Twilight of the Dragons heroes
The Twilight of the Dragons block contains 220 cards plus 3 Loot Cards.
$3.99 per pack MSRP
Irvine, CA—April 25, 2011: Cryptozoic Entertainment™ today announced release plans for Worldbreaker: Twilight of the Dragons, the fifteenth expansion to date for the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, which is based on Blizzard Entertainment’s popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The set will debut in July 2011.
Deathwing emerged from Deepholm and exploded into Azeroth, leaving chaos in his wake. The Shattering brought about widespread devastation as elemental forces wreaked havoc across Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. Concluding the Cataclysm™ theme from Worldbreaker and War of the Elements, Twilight of the Dragons features the black and twilight dragonflights, led by a new master hero: Deathwing himself!
And where Deathwing goes, destruction follows. With this set, players can take advantage of Deathwing’s destructive nature by making sacrifices of allies, equipment, and abilities to take opponents down, triggering special effects as cards are sent to the graveyard.
As always, players will have the chance to obtain randomly inserted Loot® cards that provide cosmetic items for their online World of Warcraft characters—including a non-combat pet and an exclusive mount!
Now is the time to charge into battle in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. Get ready to destroy your enemies… look for Twilight of the Dragons in hobby shops worldwide this July!
Visit www.wowtcg.com for more information on Twilight of the Dragons and other World of Warcraft Trading Card Game releases.
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)
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.