My primary motivation for writing this blog, right now, is because my computer’s start up disk is full (again).  Blizzard Entertainment has blessed me with lots and lots of patches to their games, the WoD beta, and the HOTS Alpha.  I can’t keep them all, so I’m going to temporarily delete Hearthstone for a while.

The secondary motivation for writing this blog is to use up some Hearthstone screenshots that I’ve been meaning to put into a blog.  Desperation has inspired me to become efficient, it seems.

The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on January 27, 2014.  I cannot remember for the life of me how I got this pack of cards.  I’ve never purchased any, so that is not the reason.  Could they be from attending Blizzcon 2013?

The Jungle Panther card can be used by all classes. That means I can put it into any type of deck I want to.  It has stealth.  I’ve had the opportunity to use this card since I’ve opened this pack it came from.  So far, I haven’t quite worked out the best way to use a stealth card.  It is kind of fun to have a minion that cannot be hit until it takes some damage, though.

The Summoning Portal card can only be used in a Warlock deck.  The card says: Your minions cost (2) less, but not less than (1).  It comes with a math problem!  I haven’t used this card yet because I find it confusing and because I haven’t finished leveling up my Warlock deck yet.  I’m still learning how to play that one.

The Twilight Drake card can be used by all classes.  Put it in any deck you like!  I’ve put it into a deck a couple of times, but the random shuffle has not enabled it to come up. Seems the Twilight Drake is elusive.  The card says: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand.  I can see where that would be useful – but haven’t been able to try it yet.

A Legendary card has appeared!  Huzzah!  The Fen Creeper card can be used by all classes/ all decks.  I have used this card many times and really like it!

The card says: Taunt.  I love using cards with Taunt!  They force the opponent to hit that card, and take it out, before they can hit you.  Taunt cards make a nice little wall of defense.  I find it incredibly annoying when I put some really good cards out there… and my opponent just jumps over them to attack me directly.  Taunt cards prevent that problem.

This card has a decent amount of attack on it and a really good amount of defense.  Legendary cards are special because their artwork is animated.  The water that the Fen Creeper is lurking in moves around (like you would expect water to).  To me, this was the most exciting card in this pack.

The Mana Addict card can be used by all classes and can go in all decks.   The card says: Whenever you cast a spell, gain +2 Attack this turn.  I’ve used this card a few times.

The amusing thing about this card is in the audio.  The woman in the artwork sounds like an addict that is either seeking a drug or that is ecstatic about the “rush” she is feeling from mana. Every time I put this card out, my opponent immediately kills it.  Someday, I’d like to see what this card does if it lasts more than one turn.

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