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Soulstone: Heroes of Pandemonium - concept by Dexistor371 Soulstone: Heroes of Pandemonium - concept by Dexistor371
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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GragonV Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
Holy :D
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
MorthosHS Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
WOW breathtaking! Blizz needs to see this.
gadulin Featured By Owner Edited May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply awesome :)
So much soul in it :chuckle: 
Ensaru64 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Yeah, just as skins for a game.
MoonlightCorvus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
LauriJ Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Oh man, this should be epic!
Clord124 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014   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 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
It's a great idea. I wouldn't say it sounds better. More of a side grade. But it does look sweet.
Nerdtherock Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
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.
Dexistor371 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
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"
WarcraftFanatic Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Blizzard should hire you.
Shadowofgold Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student 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.
Kabazu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
blizzard plz
akaLilu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :D would like to play it
DJJ1172 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I really think they should do this I almost thought this was a blizz game this picClap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
Elanory Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's pretty cool! I don't really like the current design, thoug the game is fun to play.
Isaac-15 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
runestone ;p

Margo-sama Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional 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 )
luansurf Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
the thing on the bottom right corner above the mana crystals hurts my eyes. 
Dexistor371 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Flip image vertically and it will be okay :)
Kotarba Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I want that! Amazing job, I would love if blizz would add more skins... if not we always can mod it in hard way (PC gaming FTW :P )
julka-belka Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Крутота крутотенюшка!
krachbumente Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Could imagine the same with naruta/Dragonball like style^^
Lahous Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
My god is great !
Kitty-Venom Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
That is SO great, I really wanna play that. Awesome work! :)
BDragon92 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
lol 16:66 XD
brainchilds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Copy paste… add texutres. Yes, this is "Entire concept was done by me" for sure...
Dexistor371 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Concept means not only a work from scratch, but also redesign of something existing. Also I listed that entire game was done by Blizzard and other graphical artists, including Imperius artwork from Tamplier, and other cards from artworks or CGI (such as stolen souls as Malthael).
brainchilds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I mean, this is not a problem to redesign something or do ther design in other way etc. But you can't just copy and paste the layout from the game and add textures on it. You should create the same thing from scratch.
Dexistor371 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I love doing remakes, i.e. editing old and wellknown things into something new. First, that adds some good feelings like "Oh, thats a known thing, and it got a new look! Lets see what is it". I love doing alternate solutions and things. Second thing is that doing everything from scratch will result in far more worse looking. I'm not a professional art-designer/artist, that can draw a new art for Diablo/Malthael/Azmodan/etc, like it can do Tamplier for example or great Blizzard graphic artists.

If you don't like, okay. Thats your vision and I don't want to conflict with it. My position is that I prefer to do remakes and redesigns, rather than mostly not so nice works from scratch.
brainchilds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Yeah i understand you but the point of making "remakes" is that you use your own style to create the same thing not that you take someone's else work and paint over it. Take care. ;)
brainchilds Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Pff you don't have copyrights to use Blizzard's art! Cheap version. Too much textures but yeah you had to hide Blizzard's elements.
Dexistor371 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thank you for comment :) This concept is based on official Blizzard's game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Here you can see concept in Diablo universe, based on default game screenshot which was eavily redesigned into Diablo dark theme.
erimu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to play this, right now :D
DCM-Phaedros Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Incredible, I would play this in a heartbeat. =)
dragonballzmaniac Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
This is awesome....I wish this was a thing, it looks amazing.  :O
policymaker Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Hello existor, Ill be using this for my live streaming session tonight as a background image, just because its so fucking cool, if you dont mind. If you do mind, though, feel free to pm me or reply here and ill be sure to take it out. credit will be given anyway, as should be

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Andein Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!!!! I want it! :)
Ellebo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You added some much needed style!
Efnek Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
MadDemon64 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Will there be a Starcraft version (e.g. Mineralstone: Heroes of the Koprulu Sector)?
Dexistor371 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Already in comments
kris8171 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
I salute you sir!
yosh-dewd Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
6/12 with taunt? nerf!
Stroke1986 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oH :D This is actually looks amazing :D
mankrikscow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
lol this is amazing! great work! :)
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