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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.