Chris Metzen Starts Tabletop Gaming Company Warchief Gaming
Chris Metzen has come out of retirement to start a new tabletop gaming company called Warchief Gaming. He is starting this endeavor with Mike Gilmartin, former Blizzard vice president of quality assurance. Learn more about it by watching the video below, and check out his interview on Venturebeat.



Dave Kosak Leaves Blizzard for New Studio Deviation Games
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  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Awesome, don't let WoW hold you back.
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    Awesome, don't let WoW hold you back.
    WoW is what's given him his career and life - I wouldn't say it's held him back at all.
  1. Asrialol's Avatar
    Tabletop games? Won't ever buy them, but good for them!
  1. Grimalkin of Old's Avatar
    Good to see Metzen back
  1. bowlink's Avatar
    Warchief gaming? a little on the nose don't you think
  1. Count Zero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bowlink View Post
    Warchief gaming? a little on the nose don't you think
    Yeah not exactly a clean break, to name your company after one of the things you were most well-known for in your previous gig.
  1. MORGATH99's Avatar
    the true warchief
  1. Hellobolis's Avatar
    warchief gaming... very original.
  1. Binaris's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Count Zero View Post
    Yeah not exactly a clean break, to name your old company after one of the things you were most well-known for in your previous gig.
    He retired. Came out of retirement in a non competing space and used the word warchief. A very common word especially in fantasy genre. you are reaching for drama where there is none.
  1. Bullerick's Avatar
    Good luck to kosak
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bowlink View Post
    Warchief gaming? a little on the nose don't you think
    It's not copyrighted? Then it's free to use. That's all there is to it.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    I wonder if Metzen will make any Warcraft related games with his new company he’s obviously still on good terms with blizzard as thrall is still around and there have been wow board games in the past.
  1. Dartz1979's Avatar
    i hope the do the promo cards again ill so vest into it
  1. taheen74's Avatar
    Now I feel old. I didn't realize Kosak's been there this long. I remember the comic.
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by THEORACLE64 View Post
    WoW is what's given him his career and life - I wouldn't say it's held him back at all.
    I mean don't let it be all he is known for, no one wants their first job to define them forever lol.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Binaris View Post
    He retired. Came out of retirement in a non competing space and used the word warchief. A very common word especially in fantasy genre. you are reaching for drama where there is none.
    Ifs not only not competing it could be downright cooperative as blizzard has licensed wow to other company’s for board games in the past.
  1. Leyre's Avatar
    Does this mean he'll no longer voice Thrall?
  1. ZazuuPriest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    I mean don't let it be all he is known for, no one wants their first job to define them forever lol.
    i mean he has a hell of a "first job"
  1. Marlamin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Leyre View Post
    Does this mean he'll no longer voice Thrall?
    No, he said he'll play Thrall for as long as they'll let him.
  1. Soulwind's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    I wonder if Metzen will make any Warcraft related games with his new company he’s obviously still on good terms with blizzard as thrall is still around and there have been wow board games in the past.
    Unlikely, small indie company making tabletop games for a massive one like Activision, it wouldn't end well.

    But I'm sure we'll see a lot of familiar characters in these new games of his. Some long haired necromancer or blind elf with dual blades.

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