Legend of the Innkeeper : A Hearthstone Podcast for Casual Players
About This Show
The Legend of the Innkeeper is a podcast that is for the casual Hearthstone player. Each week we will share our stories, tips, news and more as we learn together. Join Vastidious and Espo along with the occasional guest as we strive to reach Legendary in Hearthstone.
Most Recent Episode
LOTI 126 : Mean Streets – Paladin
6 days ago
Interview with Mike Donais at IGN
No plans right now for more cards like Reno
Jade Lotus –
Jade Golem mechanic was set in stone early on, Jade Idol playing out as expected and don’t expect more Jade Golem cards in the future.
But might see cards that improve them (like Brann Bronzebeard)
Grimy Goons –
Each class needed to be different even though using a similar mechanic (Paladins their hand, Warriors taunt minions and Hunters beasts).
Wanted the obvious combo with hand-buffing so each class got one. GG Pali and Hunter aren’t very popular now, but might see boost with future sets.
And by the end of testing, Paladin felts the most interesting to play since it had reliability and potential.
Originally it was all about spending your mana in a turn and getting a bonus for doing so. It didn’t work out because you should be already spending your mana.
Tried bonuses for not spending all your mana and that didn’t feel good.
They tried mechanic of changing your mana into red crystals but didn’t like it.
Some cards would change your blue mana into red mana.
Cards could interact by gaining power based on the number of red mana available or spending the red mana.
One issue of red mana was that it didn’t work well on mobile.
It also didn’t feel cool enough.
Might look at this in the future.
Originally potions weren’t a thing in the Kabal. The team wanted to do more than just the Reno-effect Legendaries for the Kabal classes. They decided to rename the spells except one, to Potions.
Inkmaster Solia originally had the Kazakus effect.
Potions didn’t change much from early on. Only two effects that were tested didn’t make it in.
There was a thoughtsteal effect
And something else. (Mike couldn’t remember)
Wanted to capture different themes from each of the Kabal classes. The exception was the Armor potion, it was still good for those in desperation.
The Sheep effect was originally, 1-mana: Sheep a minion, 5-mana: Sheep 2, 10-mana; Sheep all minions. It turned into what it is today. The random sheep a minion for 1 mana didn’t feel good when it backfired.
Raza the Chained
Rated 5 out of
I've been looking for a casual Hearthstone podcast "home" and finally found it at LOTI. They explain concepts and insights for newbies in ways that even experienced players will enjoy. Great show!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of
An Amazing Podcast for Casual Players
The podcast is a load of fun to listen to and I really like how the hosts interact with each other. It's a must listen if you are interested at all in Hearthstone. I never miss an episode.
Date published: 2015-05-07