Hearthstone's Latest Adventure Is Really Creative

Hearthstone's Latest Adventure Is Really Creative

The latest Hearthstone adventure pack, League of Explorers, gets its first wing today, and with it comes a set of new single-player challenges that are surprisingly interesting.

One boss, for example, is immune to all damage while holding a certain staff:

Hearthstone's Latest Adventure Is Really Creative

Which you can counter by destroying — and therefore stealing — the staff from right under his nose:

Hearthstone's Latest Adventure Is Really Creative

Another encounter isn't actually a boss fight at all, but is instead a series of obstacles that task your character with surviving until she or he escapes the temple, Indiana Jones-style.

Every turn, the temple will summon up new creatures and obstacles you have to figure out how to overcome.

Hearthstone's Latest Adventure Is Really Creative

And sometimes you'll have to pick between outcomes, choose-your-own adventure style, that can lead to all sorts of results both positive and negative.

Hearthstone's Latest Adventure Is Really Creative

It's a really cool set of encounters, and it all makes me wish Blizzard would build a full-fledged RPG campaign for Hearthstone, complete with dungeons, NPCs, and collectible cards. Just imagine it: a big sprawling RPG with its own story and world, but instead of combat, you just play Hearthstone against your opponents. Make it happen, Blizzard.

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