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Jose Negron
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I noticed the base game comes with a hunter and there is an expansion with a hunter of a different race. I am interested in this game or Runebound and have a few questions about WoWTAG.

1 - Is this game going to be modeled after WoW Online where each race has different abilities, even if they are the same class?

2 - Does race play an important factor or are both decks basically the same?

I'm looking for an adventure game that has multiple classes that isn't too complicated. I narrowed it down to WoWTag and Runebound due to the amount of class expansions.
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I haven't seen anything to indicate the race is a factor. The "faction" matters for a few cases, but there are only two factions: Horde and Alliance. (You can tell which character is which faction by the color of the backs of their cards; Horde is red, Alliance is blue). But even the references to Faction are fairly limited.
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Race would only affect the skills in the character deck then?
 
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diferent race for a class has diferent ability desk (for example undead is cold mage and gnome is fire mage)
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oh ok. Thx.
 
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There are a few race-related cards (e.g. the Tauren's Warstomp) in the ability decks. But for the most part, the differences between two characters of the same class could be described as differences in specialization (e.g. fire mage vs. frost mage). As in the online game, a character's race is mostly just flavor.
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There are some race specific cards:

The Tauren hunter has Warstomp;
The Night Elf Warrior has Shadowmeld

There may well be others.
 
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Yes but the point is that these abilities belong to the character, not necessarily the race. The gnome mage and the undead mage are not different because one is a gnome and one is an undead. They are different characters with completely different spells.
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The orcs have their blood rage ability, the night elf druid has shadowmeld, the night elf warrior has shadowmeld and quickness. Tauren has warstomp.

These cards I find to actually be the more helpful cards. Like quickness (switch your dice roll with your opponents) or Warstomp (not affected by aggro and enemy characters can't play ability cards for a turn).

I use shadowmeld a lot too to avoid combats.

As for do they change the way the character is played. Yes I personally think they do. Blood rage is for the more aggressive play of the orc shaman and warrior. Shadowmeld and quickness are for the more evasive play style of the defensive warrior and druid (well druid when he is not in his bear form).
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