I got back into Hearthstone recently after several years away–go figure that novel-writing means I have less time for gaming!
As I was trying to rack up some Paladin wins for a daily quest, I kept playing my Argent Protector over and over, hearing him say “This is my responsibility” in a stern, manly voice. It’s a good line, simple, direct, and delivered well by the voice actor.
And it occurred to me then that since most cards say something when played, and many have another line when they attack, Hearthstone was suddenly an excellent source of dialogue prompts!
A comprehensive list of every line attached to every card would be long and difficult to compile without outside help–I don’t have anywhere near all the cards, especially after years away–but I jotted down my favorites from my last week or so of matches, to get us all started.
- “This is my responsibility.”
- “Not on my watch.”
- “Join or die!”
- “Meddlesome insects.”
- “Reporting for duty.”
- “The light dims, but we fight.”
- “I hope you like my invention.”
- “Follow the rules.”
- “Excuse me, you are on fire.”
- “Someday I’ll be just like you!”
- “Who dares summon me?”
- “Is this really necessary?”
- “I’ll show them. I’ll show them all!”
- “Don’t tell me what to do!”
- “I’ll give it a shot.”
- “This guy’s toast.”
- “This is our town, scrub.”
- “At any price.”
- “Where shall I strike?”
- “Total corruption, total power.”
Yeah, okay, some of them (especially the ones coming from Warlock cards) are hard to imagine normal people saying in normal conversation, but why shouldn’t we all right weird little drabbles about summoning demons or fighting the darkness, you know?
Have fun, and if you write something based on one of these, feel free to share!