How has the Mini-Set been treating everyone? There was a bit of a rocky start with some bugs, but I've personally really been enjoying trying to make the archetypes they've been focusing on work. I certainly enjoy a deck that wins reliably, of course, but there's something about a deck that really meshes together that excites me. Possibly because when you're designing custom cards you're used to stringing together those threads yourself? I don't know, seeing a silly little combo work out just tickles me, even if it ends with me losing the next turn.

This week's Conversation is a little gamey.

Hale and Hearty

Congratulations to the winner of the latest WCDC, RenoLord and their Shadowy Healing!

Look forward to their theme coming next week!

Round Two

The Spotlight turns its attention to TheFriendlyEnemy's "The Arcane Arcade Remastered" custom set this week. What makes it a remaster? Well, it was actually originally featured on FCS almost two years ago now (right here), and since then has gone through a fair amount of changes as the creator learned, improved and reimagined how they wanted to go about creating the set.

The cards above, for example, are from the brand new Mini-Set for the expansion, Whizbang's Streaming Service. Updating an old expansion with a Mini-Set is a great way to revisit something and shore up some of the ideas you had without necessarily having to go through and rethink everything if you don't want to.

Of course, in this case TheFriendlyEnemy has also changed a lot about the original expansion to bring it more in line with modern design. Even with a well received set like this one it can be fun to go back and see how you feel about it after some time; I know that I've gone back to look at some of my old designs before and been baffled by some ideas while being pretty impressed by others.

We've talked before about redoing old Hearthstone expansions, touching them up with modern design ideas and power levels, but if you've been creating for a while I'd encourage you to look back at some of your earlier stuff and see how much you've changed. Even if you don't want to tackle updating anything and just want to reminisce, I find that seeing the places you've improved - or even the areas where you've stayed consistent - can be a real inspiration for new ideas.

Make sure you check out the full interview and set at the link above - and maybe take a peek at the original while you're at it!

Double Trouble

Time for a team up! Click the banner below to find out the details of your cross-class Questing adventure!