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Nurgleprobe’s – MMORPG Max Level Challenge (JOIN IN THE FUN!)

Hello Nurglings!
& hello Marathon Gaming fans!

Welcome to my MMORGP Max Level Challenge!
Because I know that many of you don’t really like reading, here is a video explaining it … somewhat:

And here we go in text form! So, the challenge as it is now is to complete 8 different MMORGP’s and by completing I mean reaching the max level with each of these games. Observe that I’m planning something different for The Secret World since it doesn’t really have a max level.

So the games are shown down below!

Challenge progress

These games are not set in stone as it now, the games that I do not start may be replaced by something else if the VIEWERS want it. For me the games are currently written down and promised and I wont change them by my own will from now on. I have promised these games and I will stuck with them, and I wont change them just by one follwer/subscriber or viewer telling me to do so.

So how will this work?

LIVE STREAM & YOUTUBE
Everything will be recorded on the Marathon Gaming live stream (http://twitch.tv/MarathonGamingTV) and will be uploaded as parts on to YouTube. Everything will be uploaded to a playlist on YouTube by clicking the video up above you can find your way to our YouTube and that playlist.

MAPLESTORY
Maplestory is the game with the higest level cap, and people seem to believe that I wont be able to reach max (I will tho, eventually…) but because of this, Maplestory will also be played outside of the stream. BUT everything will still be recorded and uploaded to YouTube just like the live recorded material. I may even stream it through my own challen on twitch.tv (http://twitch.tv/Nurgleprobe)

BLOG
The blog will be updated about every second day of the challenge with levels, videos, progress highligths and whatever else I can come up with. I’m really dedicated and excited to start this challenge! 🙂

YOU CAN JOIN
Of course! If you have one of the games and want to join me, just hit me with a friend request! Will most probably start a guild/group in most of the games and everyone is welcome to join them to support my way to complete the MAX LEVEL CHALLENGE.

WHY?
I’m doing this for fun, mostly to make something fun out of the stream that we’re currently running on twitch.tv (MarathonGamingTV) and I’m excited to do something special like this. I also wanted to have a goal with my gaming and not get stuck and think: What should I do now?

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT?
Just spread the word and join in the fun when I’m online gaming. 🙂 Check the YouTube videos and hit all the subscribe and like buttons to let people know about it! I will be forever gratefull.

So that was it everyone, if you have any questions, please leave a comment here or send them to:
Marathongaminggroup@gmail.com with the subject line: Nurgle’s Challenge.

Thanks everyone!
Cya soon!

Nurgleprobe Sig

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Looking for writers! Let’s start a community/network!

Hello Nurglings!

A long time ago, I asked if there was anyone out there that would like to write for this blog. At the time I didn’t get that many readers and the ones that did come on here often probably weren’t bloggers themselves. But now the number of readers has been going up steadily (yay!). So I thought I would give this another chance. This time with a little more proper request.

What am I looking for?
– Anyone is welcome to leave a message here and tell me you’re interested! It doesn’t matter what gender, how old, or where you’re from. Just enjoy writing!

– You love games and gaming

– You love writing about games and gaming!

– If you already have a blog where you write regularly that is great!

– I’d love to see people that interested in any of the following; Card Gaming in general, YuGiOh, Miniature Gaming, nerdy things, “life of a gamer” issues/thoughts and ideas.

Something that’s important for you to know is that I’m not looking to steal time from your blog writing, if you have something that you’re posting on your blog that is interesting for gaming nerds I will simply share it on my blog as well. Sure I’d love to see you write something specific that would fit on here but it’s not a requirement.

What do I as a guest writer get out of this?
– Info/PR for you and your own blog! I will make a page specially for anyone that wants to share their writing on here. There you can write a small presentation on you with a link to your own blog! (Presentation is of course optional).

– Be a part of a bigger community. If this goes well, and we get a few bloggers together, there is no end to what this could become. Next step may be a website, YouTube and Twitter account under a collaboration name.

– This is a thing that’s supposed to be FUN! Always remember that.

What is this project?
– The whole idea with this project is to create a small community with writers/gamers and hobbyist that LOVE to share their thoughts on different subjects in gaming.

– This blog will be a spring board to share our articles and thoughts to work our way up in the blogging world.

– Together we can do great things!

– Most importantly, this project is supposed to be FUN. Not a goldmine, not a publicity stunt for anyone, but a fun project with an evolving community and goal.

So what are you waiting for? Already have something that you feel would be worth sharing? Leave me a message!
And if you have any questions? Leave me a message!

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Nurgle Update – It’s over 100.000!

Hello Nurglings!

Oh how I love you Nurglings, every single one of you guys! The ones of you that just come here to see something specific, the ones of you that clicked an image I’ve made for this blog, the ones of you that actually returns to read the bloc, the ones of you that comment, my friends, my lady, every single one!

Today I passed the magic number of 100.000 unique readers, and that’s all thanks to you guys. I will try and do my best to reach 200k, and I will let you know the day that I do. With content that may vary from time to time depending on my mood and what I’m currently doing in life.

But I will try and stay Nurgle ❤

Thanks Nurglings!

Nerd Calendar – 1st – Christmas Lego Yoda

Hello my Nurglings!

And happy first December to you! The next 24 days I will be posting something very Christmas-e and nerd-ish every day. The idea just popped in to my head, so this very first day may not be so fun. But as I always say: it’s something!

I will try and find better and more fun stuff to show the days to come, I promise! For now:

Until next time, take care!
Cya soon!

The Spoils at Gencon! (info and what not)

Hello everyone, just to give some extra publicity to this awesome game and what they will be doing at Gencon, I’m doing this sweet post for you guys. There’s a bunch of fun things that will be going on and be sold at Gencon so be sure to check them out while they are there! You don’t know much about the spoils? Well let’s just give you this little flavor then.

The Spoils is one awesome card game that takes place in one twisted fantasy world filled with, sex, gore, violence, soldiers and cuthulu inspired beats! It’s a mix of the best from both WoW TCG and Magic The Gathering. You should really take a look at this game if you love any of those games.

To check out any and all info about the even you should go to thespoils.com

First of all, some info about the open booze draft:

Quoted from Will Clark @ thespoils.com

Due to a generous donation from Doc, there will be an Open Beta Booze Draft Thursday August 4 at 11pm.

The winner gets a bottle of Macallen12 year old Scotch!!!

The Cost will $10 and will be limited to 16 players.

4 packs of Beta will be used
We will be using Open Beta rules with the text of the card being correct. No 1st edition errata.

I look forward to seeing everyone at Gencon.

This event will not appear in the Gencon program, so there will be no prereg for it. First come first serve. 18 to play 21 to win*

They will also be selling playmats with art from not yet released cards, the one below here is just one example of the 6 different variants.

Quoted from Will Clark @ thespoils.com
Good news everybody!!!!

The Spoils will have a great selection of merchandise available at Gencon. We will be selling 6 unique playmats containing Seed 3 artwork, special t-shirts, and pewter micromajig tokens.

If you buy all 6 playmats you will get a special playmat not available for purchase.

And now to the general information, and a huuuge chunk of it:

It’s Gencon Time Again!!
Gen Con will be opening up for registration for events at Noon (US Eastern time) on May 1, 2011.
Now I could write something extremely hilarious and witty but you, The Spoils player, are just going to skip it and move directly to the events.
So to appease my audience I instead immediately give you the 2011 Spoils Gencon Event List
Enjoy 😉
Will Clark, your OP Director.

Thursday
1:00pm Satellite Constructed

Open Constructed Event
Cost: $10
• Winner gets free entry into the Constructed Championship on Friday as well as 1 bye for the event.
• Product prizes and Promos to top finishers

3:00pm Seed Block Draft
Each player will receive 2 packs of Seed 1 and a pack of Seed 2.
Cost: $16
• 1st place gets an iPod Nano.
• 2nd place gets an iPod Shuffle.
• Product prizes to top finishers

4:00pm Satellite Draft
Cost: $16
• Winner gets free entry into the Limited Championship on Saturday as well as 1 bye for the event.
• Product prizes and Promos to top finishers.

7:00pm Seed 1 Sealed
This is a Seed 1 only sealed event. Each player gets a Seed-1 Competition Pack and two packs of Seed-1 boosters.
Cost: $10
• Winner Gets a Nintendo Wii
• Second gets a $50 amazon Gift card.
• Product Prizes to the top finishers

Friday
10:00am First Edition Part 1 and Part 2 Draft

Each player will receive 2 packs of First Edition Part 1 and a pack of First Edition Part 2.
Cost: $14
• 1st place gets an iPod Nano
• 2nd place gets an iPod Shuffle
• Product prizes to top finishers
1st edition is leaving. It is sold out. Unlike the Rolling Stones or Green Day, it still has its artistic integrity. You just can’t buy it anymore, so this will be the final official event using those products!

2:00pm US National Championship – Constructed
Open Constructed event.
Cost: $20
• 1st place- Apple iPad
• 2nd place- Acer Netbook
• 3rd and 4th- Flip Video Camera
• 5th-8th- iPod Shuffle
• Product and Promos down to 16th place.*
Bring your best constructed deck and fight to be crowned the King of Constructed, but remember that winning isn’t everything. It’s really fun though and chicks dig winners… and dudes with tattoos.
*If the turnout for the Championships reaches 40 or higher prize support will extend down to 32.*

7:00pm Seed Block Sealed
Each player receives 1x Seed-1 Competition Pack + 2x Seed-2 boosters
Cost: $24
• 1st place gets an Xbox 360
• 2nd place gets a $100 Amazon Gift card
• 3rd and 4th get an iPod shuffle
• Product prizes to top finishers

11:00pm Booze Draft
Seed Block Draft for a bottle of Grey Goose.
Must be 21 to participate. We will be checking ID.
Cost: $16
• First place takes “home” a bottle of Grey Goose
If you prefer to have your vodka chilled, then we recommend using the cold bodies of the people you crush on your way to victory.

Saturday
10:00am US National Championship – Limited

Seed Block Sealed with a top 8 Draft.
Cost: $26
• 1st place- Apple iPad
• 2nd place- Acer Netbook
• 3rd and 4th- Flip Video Camera
• 5th-8th- iPod Shuffle
• Product and Promos down to 16th place.*
Do you have the skill, the mental fortitude or sheer luck to be the crowned ruler of Limited? We certainly hope so because someone has to win.
*If the turnout for the Championships reaches 40 or higher prize support will extend down to 32.*

1:00pm Seed Block Constructed
Cost: $10
• 1st place gets a $75 GameStop Gift card.
• 2nd place gets a $50 GameStop Gift card.
• Product prizes to the top finishers.
Last year we had one of these but we didn’t realize that the nearest GameStop was very far away so we gave away cold (OK room temperature) hard (pretty flexible really) cash. It’s ALL ABOUT THE JEFFERSONS BABY.

7:00pm 1st Edition Part 1 and 2 sealed
Each player will get 1x Competition Pack of 1st Edition + 2x Part-2 boosters.
Cost: $22
• First place gets an Xbox 360.
• Second place gets a $100 Amazon Gift card.
• 3rd-4th will receive an iPod shuffle.
• Product prizes to the top finishers.
Say goodbye to drafting 1st edition in style by winning a Spoils Skinned Xbox 360. That’s right it’s skinned sexy Spoils fashion.

11:00pm Booze Draft
Seed Block Draft for a bottle of Patron.
Must be 21 to participate. We will be checking ID
Cost: $16
• First place takes “home” a bottle of Patron
Patron goes down so smooth. It tastes almost as good a Tiger’s Blood or the tears of your defeated opponents.

All day, every day
Seed Block Draft
Single elimination event.
We will run one of these whenever we have 8 players.
Cost: $14
• Prizes to top 4. There will be lots of product given out.

** Gencon Special **
Meat Exchange
The banning of Meat of the Mountain destroyed many players’ hopes and dreams for constructed domination.
To help alleviate the pain of the loss of your meat, we will be exchanging your copies of Meat of the Mountain for any ASS promo that has been released to the General Public. This will only go on while supplies of ASS promos last.
You can receive a non-foil version of any ASS promo for a non-foil copy of Meat of the Mountain. You can receive any foil ASS promo or foil alternate art dual resource for a foil Meat of the Mountain.