Hey there! In case you’re new around these parts, my name is Ben Brode, and I’m the Game Director on Hearthstone.
I’m responsible for the overall design of the game, as part of a team of badass folks. I started at Blizzard in 2003, and started working on Hearthstone in 2008. Nowadays I spend most of my times in meetings, talking about the sick designs that our talented team comes up with. I tend to stay pretty active here on Reddit and on Twitter (@bdbrode), but I am excited to solicit questions directly – Reddit /AMA’s format is super cool. Having a dialog with the Hearthstone community is very important to me and the development team, and this is one of the easiest ways to facilitate that. I think Hearthstone is at its best when we work together to improve the game. Let’s chat!
EDIT: Thanks for coming everyone! Lots of great questions! I answered as many as I could in 2 hours, but HOLY CRAP There’s like 1500 questions!! I tried to hit the ones with the most upvotes. Sorry if I didn’t get to yours! Thanks again! 🙂