LOTI 245 : Cards, and more cards

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Updates:

What did you do this week?

Quests?  Ranked play?  Fun Guaranteed with friends?

Espo:  3100 gold, Rank 15 (wild)

Vastidious: 1485 gold, 12055 dust, 83 packs to open, Ended at Rank 18 (Standard)


News

  • Blizzard moving away from Specialist format for Grandmasters Season 2 and will be replacing it with best-of-three Conquest featuring a Shield Phase.
    • How it Works
    • The two battling players bring four decks, each from a unique class.
    • The match starts with a Shield Phase where both players will choose one of their own decks to “protect” that cannot be banned.
    • Each player will then ban one of their opponents’ decks, removing it from the pool.
    • Each player then selects which of their eligible decks they would like to play first, then begin their first game of the match.
    • After the first game has concluded, the winning deck is removed from the pool before both players pick which of their remaining decks they would like to play next.
    • If after the second game, one player is 2-0, then the match is over!
    • If the score is 1-1, then the winning deck from the second game is removed from the pool and both players will choose their third and final deck to decide the series.
  • Patch 15 Live – Expansion launches August 6th
    • New card backs
    • Login Bonus – anytime in the first 90 days and get a random Legendary Quest card
    • Start a quest to earn Saviors of Uldum card packs
    • Leading up to the launch of the Saviors of Uldum solo adventure, join Elise Starseeker as she reunites the League of Explorers in a set of action-packed Tavern Brawls.
    • Solo Adventure: Tombs of Terror launches in September
    • Card Changes – Crystal Core Implementation  (Also applies to Dark Pharaoh Takahn’s Battlecry effect)
      • After Crystal Core is played, the base copies of your minions will now have 4/4 stats. The stat numbers appear as white instead of the green text indicating a buff. This means that if your opponent steals or silences your minion, it will remain as a 4/4.
      • Minions currently in play will receive a one-time effect that sets their stats to 4/4, overriding current enchantments and clearing damage.
      • Some interactions will change under this new functionality. Cards that create a copy of a minion with specifically stated stats, will now work as written on the card text. For example, the minion summoned by Barnes, will be a 1/1, instead of a 4/4.


Espo Mode 

Things have gotten a little underhanded at Medivh’s Magical Chessboard. Bring 6 unique cards and hide them under the table, they could swing the match in your favor!


Getting Better


Top 3


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Outro

That does it for this episode.  You can email the show at info@legendoftheinnkeeper.com.  You can also visit our website at legendoftheinnkeeper.com where we will post the show notes with the episode that has links to all the information we discussed. 

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Until next show, Happy gaming!

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Music by James Marantettehttps://soundcloud.com/james-marantette

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Vastidious is a long time gamer, father to Ariannwyn and doesn't read the text on the cards.

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