Originally Posted by NorCal
Hearthztone,eh? Any of you guys play MtG?
I think i've mentioned in this thread before that i've briefly played a couple casual games of MtG in the past with a friend. Never really had interest in the game, but have considered trying it again since i've discovered how much I love playing Hearthstone. I know enough about how MtG is played to see why some players of it make fun of HS, but I believe they are missing the boat. Yes Hearthstone is a much more streamlined experience, but it makes up for it with the hero power interactions, added RNG and card types that MtG could never duplicate due to it being a physical game. Take one of the recent expansion cards Reno Jackson. It restores you 30 health when played if you only have a single copy of any given card in your deck. How would you add a card like that to MtG? Let your opponent go through your deck and verify that you correct? It really couldn't be done.
Besides that, the game is just a lot of fun. It's got a great community and is just about the perfect lunch break game i've ever played.