Design Blog 106: Bodyguard point changes

Design Blog 106: Bodyguard point changes

A few weeks ago we ran the first round of changes intended to help balance the game by looking at Warlords and their special rules. This achieved the desired effect of making some previously unpopular Warlords (hi there, Yarrick) viable, but we’ll be returning to the...
Design Blog 105: Faction catch-up: Necrons

Design Blog 105: Faction catch-up: Necrons

Welcome to the latest faction catch-up, taking us to mid-way through our look at each faction’s current state. As a quick aside, I received some feedback that these catch-ups aren’t terribly useful because they’re posted every other week and are using data from a...
Design Blog 104: Season pass design process – part 1

Design Blog 104: Season pass design process – part 1

Rather than the traditional end of year look back at 2019, I thought I’d focus on the future by running through how I approach designing a new feature for Combat Cards.  I’m going to use a ‘season pass’ as a case study for this because that’s what I’m working on right...
Design Blog 103: Faction catch-up: Space Marines

Design Blog 103: Faction catch-up: Space Marines

Welcome to part four of this series looking at each faction’s stats from October 2019 and their card and damage distribution, win rate, popularity and so on. This week we’re looking at the largest faction in the game, the Space Marines. As ever these stats...
Design Blog 102: Community challenge results

Design Blog 102: Community challenge results

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated reaching blog post 100 by running a challenge for the community to find the Warhammer 40,000 reference we used to name 15 of our cards. We then extended the challenge by adding another 5 cards because you guys absolutely smashed the...
Design Blog 101: Faction catch-up – Tyranids

Design Blog 101: Faction catch-up – Tyranids

Following the Chaos and Aeldari catch-ups, this week we’re looking at how the Tyranid faction is currently fairing. As before, these stats only reflect ‘normal’ battles, and they cover any deck with a Tyranid Warlord, even if it also includes Ork or...