Hearthstone’s Witchwood Set: Team 5 on Some of the Bonkers Early Designs

Now that Hearthstone’s latest set of cards – The Witchwood – has been out for a while, it’s time to take a deep dive into the design of the set with┬áTeam 5’s Lead Initial Designer Peter Whalen and Lead Final Designer Dean Ayala. Over the course of this interview they reveal ideas for The Witchwood that didn’t make it in, how designing the first set after rotation is different from the second or third, and take us through early design ideas for Odd and Even decks, Tess Greymane, Toki, Time-tinker and a whole lot more. They’ve also supplied work in progress art for some of the early designs!

PLEASE NOTE: This interview was conducted a few weeks ago but I decided to hold it until after the post-nerf meta settled, and until after E3 had come and gone.

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