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2-12-2010 @ 11:56PM
There is a lot more to making a card game than just the art assets though. Someone has to create the expansions, come up with card lists, balance play testing, printing the cards, etc. Still, it is good that Blizzard is planning on continuing the game. My question though is about the Miniatures game. That also went through Upper Deck, so will they stop producing that as well? And if so, will Blizzard pick that up also, or farm it out to another company?
2-12-2010 @ 11:57PM
You might've misread, which is fine, but Blizzard has been doing *everything* else besides printing. The card lists, balance, etc., has been on their end.
2-13-2010 @ 10:43AM
This is not true. the development of the game was done inside UDE with outside consulting from Blizzard. Some of the people that were at UDE have moved to Blizzard, such as Jeff Donais. But as far as I know Dave Humphries, Ben Seck and the rest of the team were still employed by UDE and the main developmental force of the game. In addition people like Ben Drago were in charge of the organized lay department, and UDE owns and develop the MANTIS software that is used to run tournaments. The new licence holder will have to develop a new OP program and set up a new stable of designers to handle the game. If this is Blizzard, great. If it's Wizards of the Coast, even better.
2-13-2010 @ 1:58PM
Mantis OP? Its just a DB software, nothing special whatsoever. Any undergrad can make one as good or better.
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