“An encounter at the crossroads… under a manastorm! Choose a class, get random cards. Each turn your cards’ costs are randomised!” It’s the Tavern Brawl for 9-14 March, Randomonium!
Hearthstone’s Tavern Brawl is a weekly event where the development team behind the game create a fun and sometimes crazy set of rules for a match. Tavern Brawl is great for new players especially during a week when the decks are not built by the player themselves. In normal play, new players tend to be demolished by “net-decking” (where a player finds a highly rated deck online and copies it), or players having objectively better cards than the newer players, and Hearthstone’s arena mode can be just as daunting for new players. Newer players can always look for decks online based on only the starting cards for a good way to begin, and as you play, you’ll start noticing what works and what doesn’t.
Randomonium makes its return for the third time in Tavern Brawl; a great Tavern Brawl for new players as it’s a pre-built Brawl meaning you don’t have to worry about making a deck yourself. Not only that, but the random nature of the cards given and the card cost change allows for some crazy scenarios to happen to really give new players a feel for what Hearthstone can do.
This week I started off as a Warrior for Randomonium in the hope of getting a card like Varian Wrynn with a relatively low cost. There is an extreme added bonus of luck this week, meaning I could end up with a terrible random deck, or the luck of the card costs are not in my favour. I came up against a Shaman, who was able to play Neptulon on turn two, ouch! Luckily Neptulon causes overload, meaning next turn all Shaman would not be able to use 3 of his mana crystals, so all they could do was hit my character in the face, and I could prepare to kill Neptulon next turn.
I took Neptulon down with a little help from Slam, then, you know how I said I hoped I could get Varian Wrynn with a low cost, well, on my next turn I had a one-cost Varian Wrynn to play, goodie! Varian brought out three minions, lucky me! That turn, I ended up with a full board, but Neptulon had given the Shaman some nifty Murloc cards to combo together. However, I destroyed the Shaman’s entire board and his Murlocs which resulted in them conceding on turn six. Go me!
For winning your first Tavern Brawl match of the week, players are rewarded a free classic pack – another reason it can be great for new players. Unfortunately for me, my legendary – pun intended – luck with any game ensures that every pack I get is worthless – but hopefully yours won’t be!