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This week we look back at the major stories we covered in 2021 on the podcast from the Activision Blizzard lawsuit and unionization push to the WoW Shadowlands content patches to the continuing development of Diablo 3, 4, as well as Diablo Immortal to the future of our site as we explore tabletop roleplaying games and other off-topic content under …
 
This week we discuss the extension of Legion Timewalking for tweaks to the Mage Tower challenges. Also, we chat about the stories that made WoW feel real to us as well as the most memorable stories in other games.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, we discuss the 11th anniversary of the Cataclysm expansion, Diablo 3 Season 25, Hearthstone's Alterac Valley expansion, the return of the Mage Tower, and a larger discussion about the best games in the last 10 years.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, we go behind the scenes of our just finished two-year Riatan D&D campaign to talk about how the game evolved over the course of the campaign. Matt talks about the pivot he had to make when the party decided to avoid the magical city he'd constructed, instead sending us off on an adventure with undead pirates. We also learn a little more …
 
It's WoW's 17th birthday, and we talk about some of our favorite memories from the game — mostly involving wild raid night antics from the early days of Warcraft. Also, we dig into the early patch 9.2 and discuss Diablo 3's Season 25 that is on the horizon.Blizzard Watch
 
Wrapping up his two-year Riatan D&D campaign, DM Matt Rossi throws everything but the kitchen at our hapless adventurers as they battle the final boss with the only weapon they have left: wild magic! Plus, Mitch announces his intention to start a club for misunderstood villains in need of a friend that is definitely not a cult.…
 
In our interview with Wizard of the Coast's Senior Communication Manager Greg Tito we talk about growing up with D&D, how Critical Role has introduced new fans to the game, and the new release of The Wild Beyond The Witchlight as well as the upcoming Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, the new Hearthstone expansion announcement, WoW Classic Season of Mastery launch, and WoW's 17th anniversary are overshadowed by the latest round of allegations against Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick.Blizzard Watch
 
Our Wild Beyond The Witchlight D&D adventure continues as our intrepid party realizes strange things are disappearing from the Witchlight Carnival, but now giant snails and monstrous dragonflies have vanished as well. Could a kenku troublemaker who's been plaguing the carnival be to blame? Featuring special guest star Mitch!Tavern Watch is our new …
 
This week, Blizzard finally makes inroads to improve working conditions for temporary and contract workers, and we chat about Covenant swapping in 9.1.5, the transmog changes we want most, and the ever-present question of where World of Warcraft is going next.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, patch 9.1.5 lands in WoW with a pile of quality of life improvements, the Deadmines comes to Hearthstone with new cards and characters, and we got a sneak peak at Diablo 3 Season 20, which celebrates the franchise's 25th anniversary with demonically-charged Soul Shards. Also Blizzard continues efforts to address harassment problems, whil…
 
This week, we learn BlizzConline 2022 is off, and the future of in-person BlizzCons is in doubt. Plus patch 9.1.5 is just on the horizon, Hearthstone Mercenaries makes it harder to earn coins, and we all have a lot of thoughts about hybrid classes.Blizzard Watch
 
In our latest monthly podcast covering news in the world of tabletop role playing games (TTRPGs) we discuss the release of Fizban's Treasury of Dragons D&D sourcebook, TTRPG company Paizo recognizing its new employee union, and the start of Critical Role Campaign 3. We also explore best practices to setting expectations with your D&D group for a su…
 
This week in Blizzard gaming news, Hearthstone Mercenaries still has some rough edges that make it less fun than it could be, Diablo 2: Resurrected is dealing with server downtime due to legacy code, and Hallow's End has returned to WoW. Plus our thoughts on WoW crafting, artifact weapons returning, and the gulf between developer intent and player …
 
In this penultimate episode of DM Matt Rossi's Riatan D&D adventure, our hapless crew continue the chase after a soul-stealing chain devil, discover a crate of modern firearms, and befriend the aptly named Verth the Destroyer.Blizzard Watch
 
Mercenaries arrive to add turn-based RPG gameplay to Hearthstone, and we give the game mode mixed reviews. Also WoW Classic Seasons of Mastery hits the PTR, Halloween Terror hits Overwatch, and there's yet another complicated twist to Blizzard's legal troubles.Blizzard Watch
 
DM Liz Harper takes a new adventuring party to the Witchlight Carnival, where they meet displacer beasts, mimes, and other mysterious creatures as we explore the Wild Beyond the Witchlight D&D adventure.Tavern Watch is our new podcast dedicated to tabletop roleplaying games including news, interviews, and play sessions with our staff. Join us as we…
 
WoW is adding Incubus models — and a lot of changes to quest names, NPC names, and more — in patch 9.1.5, WoW Classic's Season of Mastery gives us a new reason to jump into the same old game, and Amazon's New World MMO gets off to a rocky start with long queue times. Plus Matt thinks C'thun deserves to feel pretty, too.…
 
The return of Diablo 2 (and whether this was all Marius' fault), if you need to pay to play Hearthstone Mercenaries, why transmog restrictions need to be removed, and the latest lawsuit against Activision Blizzard are this week's topics of discussion.Blizzard Watch
 
In our monthly podcast covering news in the world of tabletop role playing games (TTRPGs) we discuss The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, WOTC's new Feywild adventure book; Call of Cthulhu and other brutal TTRPGs; and offer tips for DMs on handling flying players.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi, Joe Perez, and Liz Harper discuss the return of the Mage Tower and its new armor rewards, the content we're looking forward to in patch 9.1.5, and whether the Void is secretly some kind of pyramid scheme.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi, Joe Perez, and Liz Harper discuss the newest lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, how Hearthstone's upcoming Mercenaries mode will be a brand new game inside a game, and which WoW character should get its own TV show.Blizzard Watch
 
DM extraordinaire Matt Rossi continues his D&D campaign leading our hapless adventurers through the Infinite Battlefields of Acheron, befriending a draconic chaos god, and helping a talking axe get its body back.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi, Joe Perez, and Liz Harper discuss the removal of the AOE cap in patch 9.1.5, Blizzard stripping the names of former developers from its games, talk a lot about transmog, and muse on what would happen if Disney bought Blizzard.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi, Joe Perez, and Liz Harper discuss all of the quality of life improvements coming in patch 9.1.5, the upcoming Hearthstone Mercenaries game mode (which is barely Hearthstone at all), and how much we enjoy Blizzard's smaller storylines — and hope for an expansion that doesn't just give us another world-ending catastrophe to sol…
 
Matt Rossi, Joe Perez, and Liz Harper sit down with the Lead Designer behind the upcoming Avatar Legends tabletop role-playing game, Brendan Conway of Magpie Games. Based on both the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender and Avatar: The Legend of Korra animated series, this game has quickly become the biggest RPG to be funded in the history of Kicksta…
 
This week, Matt Rossi, Joe Perez, and Liz Harper cover cool customization options coming in WoW patch 9.1.5, decks to play in today's super speedy Hearthstone meta, and the current state of the Activision Blizzard sexual harassment lawsuit. And beyond the news, they wonder: what is the purpose of the Shadowlands... and what will eventually replace …
 
This week, Matt Rossi, Joe Perez, and Liz Harper discuss the joyful nostalgia of the Diablo 2: Resurrected beta, the cutest version of C'thun (otherwise known as Cute'thun), and the ongoing fallout over the sexual harassment lawsuit at Activision Blizzard.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi, Joe Perez, and Liz Harper discuss the latest developments in the Activision-Blizzard lawsuit, the upcoming Diablo II Resurrected beta, and the weirdest cards in Hearthstone's United in Stormwind expansion.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez and joined by their new co-host, Blizzard Watch Editorial Director Liz Harper, to discuss the latest developments from the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. They touch on J. Allen Brack's departure, Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra's promotion, and how none of the actions of ABK have addressed the concerns laid out by their …
 
We are excited to announce that we have just launched a brand new podcast. In this debut episode of the monthly Tavern Watch podcast Matt Rossi, Joe Perez, and Liz Harper make their introductions and delve into the focus of this new show: the wonderful world of table top role playing games.They will cover everything TTRPG related, from their on-goi…
 
In honor of the 200th episode of the Lore Watch Podcast, we are including this very special episode in this week's Blizzard Watch Podcast feed.Matt Rossi and Joe Perez are joined by a very special guest: Associate Narrative Designer (and former Blizzard Watch writer) Anne Stickney! They talk about her launching the Lore Watch podcast for us back in…
 
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez are joined by Liz Harper to discuss the Activision Blizzard sexual harassment lawsuit, the company's tone deaf response, and what this means for Blizzard Watch and the gaming community.Note that due to the nature of the discussion, we are releasing this podcast ahead of schedule for the week.…
 
DM Joe Perez continues his Otherweald D&D campaign as our intrepid crew face off against an undead dinosaur on their journey to confront the goddess Lillith.Music Credits:Virtutes Instrumenti by Kevin MacLeodLink: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4590-virtutes-instrumentiLicense: filmmusic.io/standard-license…
 
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss Echo's success as the first guild to down Mythic Sylvanas, the pros and cons of switching to a more popular spec, and if weapon restrictions should be eliminated.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss the perils of being an advocate for Thrall, the possible reasons behind the Jailer's interest in Helya, and if the frustrating player experience of fear mechanics should be removed from the game.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss the possible story directions for Sylvanas (note: this was recorded shortly before her raid cinematic was datamined), the idea of a Tauren-themed raid, and the possibility of an expansion where the player is the big bad.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss the long-awaited launch of patch 9.1, the concept of Night Elf paladins, and how M+ and raid mechanics disproportionately impact melee classes.Blizzard Watch
 
DM Joe Perez continues his Otherweald D&D campaign as our intrepid crew set off through the jungle in search of a temple to the goddess Lilith. Unfortunately, they find it.Music Credits:Virtutes Instrumenti by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4590-virtutes-instrumentiLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license…
 
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss ideas for meaningful character progression at the level cap, the newly announced launch date of Diablo 2: Resurrected, and the long development cycle of WoW patch 9.1.Blizzard Watch
 
This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss the evolution of the Drust storyline across expansions, what story they would like to be told if a Warcraft 2 movie was made, and the one thing they wished WoW hadn't fumbled the ball on.Blizzard Watch
 
This week Matt Rossi and Joe Perez are joined by Blizzard Watch writer Phil "Red" Xavier to discuss the long-awaited launch of Burning Crusade Classic, the state-of-the-game of Hearthstone, and the idea of reputation becoming account bound.Blizzard Watch
 
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