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Soulstone: Heroes of Pandemonium - concept

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Published: January 3, 2014
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Hello Hearthstone, Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft, Blizzard fans :D Here you can see one concept from me which turns Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft into a dark version, into Diablo universe. Lets imagine what if some time in future Blizzard will do card games around their other universes, for example Diablo? I think, it should be really darker, with blood and really serious looking enemies and heroes. Lets dream a bit about dark version of Hearthstone, and here is my try and concept of it.

On the concept above you can see some random and crazy ideas just for showcase, such as three stolen souls, corrupted Paladin and one of "Reaper of Souls" creatures on Malthael's side, who can steal souls with his ability. On Diablo's side you can imagine something about claw weapon and special ability to spawn random Lesser evil with some random attack/health/ability, which can me dangerous for both - enemy and for Diablo itself. Another crazy idea may be corrupted Imperius on the Diablo's side, and some well known characters such as Azmodan or Butcher.

Also in the back side of Soulstone cards I've used artwork from Book of Tyrael (which also used for background outside of game arena). I think, it's the most similar in average concept with Hearthstone sign.

The fanmade name Soulstone: Heroes of Pandemonium sounds better, than Hearthstone: Heroes of Diablo. First, because Diablo is just a character that may be in the game, and Pandemonium really fits to battle arena theme. Second thing is Soulstone which sounds a lot better and fits directly to Diablo universe.

Entire concept was done by me. All the card artworks (slighty edited to for concept style) - by Blizzard and other great graphic artists. Entire concept was done by me. All the card artworks (slighty edited to for concept style) - by Blizzard and other great graphic artists. Regarding name and average style, I want to say that I've tried to stick with Reaper of Souls theme. This is just concept and anything can be changed, including textures, names, arts, etc.
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MorthosHS's avatar
Realize this post is old.. but you should consider breaking apart some of the elements to create an overlay for use in streaming that gives the appearance of a custom board. I'd buy one in a heart beat.
sk29cs's avatar
WOW breathtaking! Blizz needs to see this.
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gadulinHobbyist General Artist
This is simply awesome :)
So much soul in it :chuckle: 
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Ensaru64Hobbyist General Artist
Temple Enforcer is still in the history, lol. Otherwise a phenomenal job. We can only imagine, but your concept makes it so much easier.
aaron512's avatar
what if blizzard created it so that it was the same game, playing soulstone was the same as playing hearthstone.. ie if I load soulstone and you load hearthstone, we are playing the same game....

instead of murlocks, there are zombies... instead of beasts there are demons... the same could be said about a starcraft version.. the cards would be the same with the same attributes, just different art and spell names. 

EDIT: great art though, very talented
Danetta-Valens's avatar
Yeah, just as skins for a game.
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LauriJ's avatar
Oh man, this should be epic!
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Clord124 General Artist
This concept has potential but I think it has way too dark and serious theme to be mainstream. Personally I prefer more "relaxed" theme of Hearthstone.
finnyfur's avatar
It's a great idea. I wouldn't say it sounds better. More of a side grade. But it does look sweet.
Nerdtherock's avatar
This is cool, but I don't know how people would feel if Blizzard just made another game with the exact same mechanics would kind of be seen as "cheating". Although I would like some slower strategy based games about the other 2 universes Idk if more cards games is correct.
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It can be different game with similar game mechanics, but different game styles and probably some other features. Just imagine something about soulstone power, that can provide giant power and at same time some bad effects, and it can be used by both players. Or add something like angel/daemon ticker, and by calculating your moves, your ticker will slowly move between daemon and angelic nature, giving different set of abilities through the game. There can be less heroes or cards, but each card can work in two different modes - angelic and daemonic form. Something like "Angelic form: Get +1 health for each minion you have. Daemonic form: Every attack makes enemy target silenced. Shut downs when host dies"

Or try something other, like crazy things - take a random daemonic/angelic card from average card pool (lets call it "Pandemonium Reinforcements", which have X health, or have X damage, or any random card that can charge, etc).

Or compile runes through one game, by throwing required cards. Something like "Throw 3 daemonic cards and you have 50% chance to spawn 4th one with same stats" or "Throw 3 angelic cards and your minions have 50% chance to get +1 health"
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Blizzard should hire you.
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ShadowofgoldStudent General Artist
Oh WOW. I like Hearthstone, but I don't know anything about WoW. So to have a similar game based on Diablo, which I really enjoy, would make me super happy. I can just imagine playing all the Diablo II and III player classes, and using all the characters of the universe and lore in cards. I wonder if with enough work Blizzard could just make an entirely alternate 'skin' for Hearthstone, using Diablo visuals and sound effects but somehow keeping all the same cards so someone seeing Diablo on the board can still play with someone who sees Deathwing.
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KabazuStudent Digital Artist
blizzard plz
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wow :D would like to play it
DJJ1172's avatar
I really think they should do this I almost thought this was a blizz game this picClap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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ElanoryHobbyist Digital Artist
That's pretty cool! I don't really like the current design, thoug the game is fun to play.
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Margo-samaProfessional General Artist
уу, отличная работа! я бы сыграла в Хартстоун со скином и героями Дьябло3 с большим удовольствием (дарк версия хороша, да). Старкрафт2 скин тоже был бы интересен )
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the thing on the bottom right corner above the mana crystals hurts my eyes. 
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Flip image vertically and it will be okay :)
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