Why I love Hearthstone

There’s a reason I decided to make the Hearthbrawl series, a reason why every week I show you the current brawl and my misadventures in completing quests while taking part in them.

It’s because I love Hearthstone. And I’ve come to realise that my love for the game is not in its mechanics—or not just. It’s not the cards themselves, their abilities, the combinations I can think of in decks—which aren’t that many to be honest. It’s not the ladder or the competitive scene. It’s not even because it pulls at that part of me that played Magic the Gathering, Pokemon TCG, World of Warcraft TCG and even Star Wars TCG.

It’s how whimsical it is. Continue reading Why I love Hearthstone

Bring a Gun to a Brawl

Last Friday I shared with you the first episode of my new weekly video series, Hearthbrawl, where I go over the week’s Tavern Brawl on Hearthstone, showing you some of the best and worst games I played while completing quests.

But as I worked on that video I realised that it’s not just Hearthstone that has a weekly brawl mechanic with crazy combinations that lead to some fun and chaotic moments. Overwatch has one as well and it’s a mode I’ve been enjoying a lot lately.

So, in my never ending quest to create even more fun content for The Mental Attic’s YouTube channel, I’m starting yet another weekly series, Overbrawl—yeah, my imagination isn’t that good when it comes to creating catchy names, sorry. Much like the Hearthstone series, I’ll play a few matches of the weekly brawl and show you what happened. Continue reading Bring a Gun to a Brawl

I Love a Good Tavern Brawl!

I love Blizzard games, all of them. I play World of Warcraft with my trusty Druid. I have a Witch Doctor in Diablo III I visit occasionally for a nice hop through some rifts. I have faced the Zerg and Protoss in StarCraft II, and I regularly kill stuff and get my butt handed to me in Overwatch.

And of course, there’s Hearthstone, a game that speaks to my love of the world of Warcraft and my one-time addiction to Magic the Gathering and other collectible card games. I play it almost every week, but there is something about the game that continues to annoy me: quests involving classes and decks that I don’t use—a very wide category considering I only play Druid decks. Continue reading I Love a Good Tavern Brawl!