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Hearthstone director Ben Brode announced today that he would be departing his job at Blizzard and plans "to help start a new company". Brode's departure comes as a shock to Hearthstone fans; the game designer has worked for Blizzard since 2002, starting out as an entry-level game tester before moving up the ranks and becoming one of the best-known and most popular faces of Blizzard's games.

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Hearthstone has been out for a few years and there's already millions of experienced and regular players. But to find out how Blizzard keeps things fresh, we had a chat with lead designer Ben Brode about the intricacies of the meta, matchmaking system, and more.