It seems the answer to that question is a trading card game. That’s right, a trading card game.
Upperdeck Entertainment intends to launch its official World of Warcraft tabletop card game this October. According to Upperdeck, the game is based on Blizzard’s MMORPG and will enable “players to explore Azeroth as never before.”
The game boasts artwork from some of the industry’s top pros and it does look pretty flashy. Each card pack will contain UDE Point Cards that have codes on them. These codes, according to the site, will let players earn TCG cards, promo items and “distinct cosmetic upgrades for your online World of Warcraft character.”
There’s the hook. Players of the card game, or at least buyers of it, will have a chance for in-game rewards if the boasting is correct. While I’m not a fan of trading card games, that would make a deck or two worth the purchase price.
The cards are set to debut in October. A starter pack with 33 cards built for one of the nine character classes with 2 booster packs will cost $14.99. The UDE store can be accessed here for preorders.
WoW’s popularity is phenomenal in the MMORPG world and it looks like this out of game enhancement might only increase it. While it’s hard to picture the game’s 30-something players running out to buy cards, with the potential for in-game bonuses they just might.