It's been almost exactly a year since it was announced that Cryptozoic Entertainment, a new company founded by former employees of Blizzard Entertainment, Upper Deck, and DC Comics, would be taking over the license for the WoW Trading Card Game from Upper Deck
. With no other products under the company's belt, players were understandably skeptical that a startup would be able to develop the TCG
effectively, but looking at the actual talent behind the company rather than the age of the company told a different story. Cory Jones, one of the company's founders, was the director of global business development and licensing at Blizzard, for example, and John Nee was DC Comics' head of business development. Couple that with designers and other employees who came over from other successful card games and companies, and you have a dynamite combination.
I caught up with Ben Cichoski, head designer for the WoW
TCG, at PAX East.
WoW Insider: It's been a pretty busy year for you guys. What do you consider the company's biggest accomplishment so far?
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