My name is not Ben Brode, and I am here to present a new custom Hearthstone expansion - Hubs of Karazhan! This one is inspired by WoW's 'Return to Karazhan' patch. So, let's start! It's been a long time since we-ve last been to Karazhan - and everything was so alive there... But over the years, things changed. It is a forgotten place, full of undead and echos of the past... or is it forgotten?
Upper floors of Karazhan tower seem to be a rift between realities and different worlds, so... Ethereals kind of took over the place. They used these rifts to create their hubs and transform Karazhan into a multi-dimensional spaceport, so creatures from different worlds can use it as a traveling point.
Therefore, there is a new keyword - Traveler! Traveler minions can be moved over your side of the board, just like in Battlegrounds. You can move them before or after they attack during your turn, but you can't do that the turn you play them. Let's take a look at some examples.
Unlike other minions, they will glow with purple on the board.
But we must not forget that Karazhan is really a place of echos of the pasts, ghosts, and overall dark presence...
So, there is another keyword - Presence! It's really simple - Presence cards do something while they are in your hand.
Also, the lower floors of Karazhan are full of terrific Curses... So there is a new card type called Curse. These are 2-mana spells of different rarities for each class. After you play a Curse, its effect is active until the end of the game. Let's take a look at some.
Whenever a Curse is activated, your hero will get a skull icon like this:
Each class, as always, will get 2 Legendaries... But one of them will offer your great power - they would give you second Hero Powers! Let's take a look at some of these creatures.
Second Hero Power will be visible next to your Hero, at the same place where an equipped weapon is placed. If you equip a weapon, you will be able to choose from two Hero Powers with the help of the special arrow (it will be placed upon your usual Hero Power).
And, of course, you will meet some old friends and enemies...