Boom Labs I.T. Division is a straight-to-Wild custom Mini-Set, following the design philosophy of Beatdoof's Communion of the Ahn'qiraj and Hii's The Dalaran Heist. This means its cards will try to expand and synergize with the main expansion, but will have a more modern power level. The main difference with these sets is that I've decided to include a bunch of Demon Hunter cards: since this set goes straight to Wild, I thought there was no reason keeping the poor Illidan appart.
As the name suggest, the flavor is heaviliy inspired by I.T. and computer science, so expect to find a lot of references to this field of technology.
Mechanically, this expansion will introduce some twists over the main ideas expored in Boomsday, which was a personal favorite of mine despite its low power level. This includes Magnetic, Projects, Omega cards and even a small reference to Legendary spells. Besides that, there's also a bunch of card draw and disruption effects, which were simply derived from the flavor of the Mini-Set.
Finally, this set would be released with a balance patch that nerfs Tunnel Trogg, as it would be unhealthy in combination with Electronics Project. Blizzard has already done this several times, the most notable being Dreadsteed.
And after this nerf, it's still much better than Surging Tempest.
This is still a beta version of the Mini-Set, so feel free to point out any unbalanced card or repeated effects, which may be possible because I haven't played HS regularly for three years or so.
I plan to add a flavor explanation of all cards (as many are not very obvious if you don't work on IT) and also credits to the artists.
Cards outside the set
Deidos is absurdly strong in Shaman who can repeat battlecry effects very easily. I love the flavor all around.
Your face is already dead
My Cryptographer has the same effect and wording as the new Tight-Lipped Witness. I just missed the stat distribution a little bit.
This kind of things always make one feel validated as a designer :)
(Also, I'm an IT guy and my girlfriend is a lawyer, so this situation is kinda funny considering the theme of both Mini Sets)
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