First official Hearthstone AMA takes place today

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Hearthstone senior game designer Ben Brode has, by quite some distance, the best laugh in game development. Sadly, you won't be able to hear him guffawing as he answers questions from the community, along with producer Yong Woo, and community manager Christina Sims, on Reddit today as part of Blizzard's first ever Hearthstone AMA.

As this is the inaugural event, the mod team emphasized that there are rules to this sort of thing, which for the most part can be boiled down to "be nice," with a reminder that memes and Twitch spam will not be tolerated. They also asked that anyone with a question poke around in the /r/Hearthstone subreddit beforehand to ensure it hasn't already been answered.

The Hearthstone AMA will run from 2-4 pm PST, with the thread opening about a half-hour in advance to allow the posting of questions. "Dear Ben, why does Unstable Portal only ever summon Tirion for my opponents and Wisps for me? Yours eagerly, Andy."

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.