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"Don't give him a sword, he's a greater fire elemental, what does he need a sword for?" -TotalBiscuit, when a  Master Swordsmith buffs a Ragnaros.

John Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit (TB) or The Cynical Brit, was a popular commentator and critic of Hearthstone. Bain is best known for his YouTube videos reviewing and playing games. He passed away 24th of May, 2018.

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TotalBiscuit was able to gain early access beta into Hearthstone, with his first video being an entry in his "WTF Is..." series, where he talks about his first impressions of a game (mostly blind). He was later selected to cast the 2013 Innkeeper's Invitational, the game's first official tournament, alongside Kevin Knocke.

Bain since created numerous Hearthstone videos, including the "Lord of the Arena" series, showcasing Arena gameplay. In another mini-series called "Lord of the Gimmicks" he showcased decks he created himself that are themed to a certain "gimmick," such as a Deathrattle Warlock deck, a Windfury Shaman deck, and even a deck that contains only Legendary cards. Another series called "Gimmick-a-Thon 3000" featured Bain and friends (mostly wowcrendor, and once with Hafu) playing best of three matches with "gimmick" decks.

He also participated in the Polaris Hearthstone Tournament, consisting of players such as TradeChat, Shinobi, Jesse Cox, and others.