Matt Place on Gadgetzan, Kazakus, Priest, Opponent Interaction, Heroic Brawl
Legend Of The Innkeeper had a chance to chat with Senior Game Designer, Matt Place, about Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. We've recapped the podcast interview below. You can listen and find a full transcript on the LOTI website.
Quote from Matt Place
- Initially the set was going to be cops and robbers themed, but it ended up evolving into just the robbers.
- There are 3 crime families because you can divide it evenly among the 9 classes.
- They don't have any plans to announce more tri-class cards, but aren't against the idea.
- Matt's favourite card in the set is Kazakus.
- Kazakus was conceived when a designer asked the question "what if players could make their own card".
- Peter Whalen was responsible for exploring and figuring out ways Kazakus could be implemented.
- It's possible Kazakus-like cards could appear in the future, they just need to make sense.
- Going into the set they had a focus on giving Priest potent cards, but cards that all had different options.
- Secrets are a great way of interacting with your opponent on their turn and maybe cards in your hand that watch for certain things could be as well. They're talking about different ideas.
- Matt believes Heroic Tavern Brawl to be a great success.
- They don't know what they're going to do with Heroic Brawl right yet, but they'll figure it out.
- Patches the Pirate has tried to show up in a few sets post Grand Tournament but finally felt right for Mean Streets.