Calling all you creative card configuratorists: a new single-player Hearthstone [official site] expansion is on its way. Announced at BlizzCon 2015 this very weekend, The League Of Explorers will bring with it 45 new cards and will launch its first wing on November 12. That's next week! Hop below for more details and a trailer.
In search of an elusive ancient artifact named the Staff of Origination, members Brann Bronzebeard, Reno Jackson, Sir Finley Mrrgglton (my favourite) and Elise Starseeker will plough around in three of Azeroth's archaeological sites: the Temple of Osiris, Uldaman and Stranglethorn Jungle. A fourth wing at the Hall of Explorers is set to follow.
Anyway, enough talk for now, let's watch a typically Blizzardy/Hearthstoney trailer:
All told, The League Of Explorers will follow a similar path to previous single-player Hearthstone expansions in that each wing in turn will pose a progressively harder challenge than the last. A new 'Discover' mode will however grant players the power to "dig up cards and select the one [they] need the most", in-keeping with the overarching adventurer/explorer/Indiana Jones besides that last one that was crap theme. From what I understand, only certain cards will house this feature - neutral ones relative to your class, I believe - and what this means in practice is that you'll be able to accrue new perks by using it such as spells, for example.
As you'd likely expect, there's a list of new challenges too and other window dressing, all of which can be found in more detail via the Hearthstone site.
Hearthstone: The League Of Explorers is due November 12. In the meantime, here's a screen of my main frog Mrrgglton: