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The MetaPod – XY: BREAKpoint set review

Hello Nurglings!

I recently did my first solo set review for the latest set for the Pokémon TCG, it was all recorded live on my stream and you can see the whole talk in the video below. Thanks for listening in.

Until next time, take care!

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Nurgleprobe’s TOP 10 – Netrunner artwork

So the only thing I really had to think about before doing this list was: Should I include promo art in this list. Sure promos are a part of the game but it’s not something that you will always see when getting expansions or playing with your buddies. So… should it be here? Well after looking through some of the promo cards I realized that they’re not always ”better” and they are a part of the Netrunner game so I kept them in there.

I first thought that I would give small motivation to each art but I just truly like them and just putting them in order should be enough for this list. Also, the Order & Chaos set and SanSan cycle are not included in the list.

So… here we go!

At spot number 10.

10. Wyldside (Alternate art)
Netrunner card - Wyldside promo

9. Blackguard
Netrunner card - Blackguard

8. Datasucker (Alternate art)
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7. Tsurugi
Netrunner card - Tsurugi

6. Self-modifying Code
Netrunner card - Self-Modifying Code

5. Jinteki Personal Evolution (Alternate art)
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4. Excalibur
Netrunner card - Excalibur

3. Shiro
Netrunner card - Shiro

2. Savoir-Faire
Netrunner card - Savoir-faire

1. Virgo
Netrunner card - Virgo

Until next time Nurglings, take care!
Cya soon!

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Battlefleet Gothic coming to PC

It’s finally happening!
Empire: Total War was never a big hit out there in the world, but I’ve always wanted it becuase of the awesome sea battles. Ever since I started playing video games I’ve always been facinated with armadas or big ships fighting it out. I’m not sure where this facination comes from but I just love to see a crew work together to fight against another crew. Positioning, team work, speed and heading always being key to victory.

When I was younger of course I found myself facinated with the game: Battlefleet Gothic. It took the armadas up to space and it looked marvelous. As I was also a huge fan of miniature games back then of course this game spoke to me. But I never got a chance to try it, it was hard to find miniatures and boxes for it, nobody really played it, it was just something that I hade a chance to read about in magazines.

But here it is, my chance to finally fight space battles in the Warhammer 40k universe. From what I’ve gathered from the very lacking information you will be able to play Imperial, Orc, Chaos and Eldar fleets and your crew will level up inbetween missions and/or engagmenets.

The game will be created by Tindalos Interactive. Let’s hope this game WONT be canceled…

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Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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New Hearthstone Spoiler – Spider Egg ! ?

Hello Nurglings!

Just as I mention a Hearthstone ”spoiler”, it seems that another one just arrived on their social media pages! This time it’s a spider egg! Turn the picture over and you can see that there’s a spider hanging upside down inside of it. Sweet!

Card:

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So here is my guess on the card effects:

Name and cost of some sort
0/4
Taunt
Deathrattle: Summon a 4/5 spider

Name and some other fine cost
0/4
Taunt
Everytime cardname is damaged, summon a 2/2 spider.

So what’s your guess for this beautful spider card? Leave a comment below with your guess!

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Journey Into Nyx – Spoiler – Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

Hello Nurglings!

The spoiler season for the next Magic The Gathering set is upon us, and as a old card gamer I need to look at every single card released every single day and say: BU or YAY! And even tho I’m not a huge fan of the current standard/type 2 format in MTG, I still await the moment when the change comes and stuff looks more fun and appealing. Cause appeal is truly everything when I play card games (I still miss the Zendikar vampires btw).

So on to the card!

MTG Spoiler - Planeswalker - Ajani Mentor of Heroes

Yes a new Ajani and he is now a dual colored card, and not surprisingly: Green/White. Even if it kinda makes me sad that Elspeth didn’t get her chance in the G/W zone it makes sense that it happened to Ajani instead. He’s a cat and he’s mean, a green white machine… Enough of that and on to the card with a mana cost of … 5! So okay let’s not panic, as long as he has some controlish elements to him he should be fine as a 5 cost planeswalker.

[+ 1] Distribute three +1/+1 counters among one, two, or three target creatures you control
The sad part about his first ability is that it’s one of those that demands that you have creatures out already. I’m a bigger fan of creating small creatures to defend himself with. Putting out three counters every turn is not bad, but I bet you will mostly use him for his second ability which is…

[+1] Look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal an Aura, creature, or planeswalker card from among them and put that card into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
So this is a planeswalker that not only draws you a card, but lets you look at the top 4 cards to find it. Tho you are limited to Enchantments, Creatures and Planeswalkers I don’t think this is a huge setback. If you play him you clearly create a deck that has a good amount of targets for this ability, and even his first ability is a sign that you want to have some creature focus.

[-8] You gain 100 life.
You gain 100 life. So, as long as you’re not playing against infect in some other format or dare I say it: The Maze! Not a great ability not a horrible ability, but 100 life will surley give you time to stabalize or make your opponent deck-out before the game is over. Or you know you can just punch him in the face while you take some damage (not sure if 100 is alot in the current format tho).

Overall I think Mr ajani will see some play like almost all Planeswalker… except for that one, you know, the 2 mana evil devil guy. His + abilities are clearly formed out for the green/white with enchantments and creatures to control the board. Question is wouldn’t you rather have an elspeth on the field turn five?

So what do you think about this lovley new form of our cat lord Ajani? Good, bad or ugly?
Leave a comment and let me know!

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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From the Vault: 20 – Complete Spoiler

Hello Nurglings!

So I just posted all the Black on Black planeswalkers. I thought I may as well also share the complete spoiler of the From The Vault: 20 box. Enjoy.

From the Vault 20 - Akroma's Vengeance

From the Vault 20 - Chainer's Edict

From the Vault 20 - Chameleon Colossus

From the Vault 20 - Char

From the Vault 20 - Cruel Ultimatum

From the Vault 20 - Fact or Fiction

From the Vault 20 - Fyndhorn Elves

From the Vault 20 - Gilded Lotus

From the Vault 20 - Green Sun's Zenith

From the Vault 20 - Hymn to tourach

From the Vault 20 - Impulse

From the Vault 20 - Ink-Eyes Servant of Oni

From the Vault 20 - Jace the Mind Sculptor

From the Vault 20 - Kessig Wolf Run

From the Vault 20 - Swords to Plowshares

From the Vault 20 - Tangle Wire

From the Vault 20 - Thran Dynamo

From the Vault 20 - Wall of Blossoms

From the Vault 20 - Venser Shaper Savant

From the Vault 21 - Dark Ritual

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Pictures of – SDCC Black on Black Promos

Hello Nurglings!

I’ve been waiting for proper images of these cards for so long, and finally somebody somewhere opened a box to show us. Here ya go, the black on black Planeswalker cards. 🙂

Black On Black Promo - Ajani Caller of the Pride

Black On Black Promo - Chandra Pyromaster

Black On Black Promo - Garruk Caller of Beasts

Black On Black Promo - Jace Memory Adept

Black On Black Promo - Liliana of the Dark Realms

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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MTG – Modern Masters – New art pieces!

Hello Nurglings!

So the complete list for Modern Masters is finally out! Plenty of sweeeeet cards is in the set, and several of the sweeeet cards are missing from the set… sadly. But we’re not here to talk about that right now, I’m here to show you: the new artworks!

So with this set they wanted to give some old cards some new ink, and I must say some of the new art is awesome and will surely be sought after out on the secondary market.

Here is a complete list of the cards with new art:

Modern Masters - New Art - Arcbound Ravager

Modern Masters - New Art - Blinkmoth Nexus

Modern Masters - New Art - Bridge from Below

Modern Masters - New Art - City of Brass

Modern Masters - New Art - Countryside Crusher

Modern Masters - New Art - Dark Confidant

Modern Masters - New Art - Death Denied

Modern Masters - New Art - Empty the Warrens

Modern Masters - New Art - Engineered Explosives

Modern Masters - New Art - Grapeshot (This piece OH EM GE ❤ )

Modern Masters - New Art - Ivory Giant

Modern Masters - New Art - Manamorphose

Modern Masters - New Art - Myr Enforcer

Modern Masters - New Art - Perilous Research

Modern Masters - New Art - Reach of Branches

Modern Masters - New Art - Rift Bolt

Modern Masters - New Art - Sword of Fire and Ice

Modern Masters - New Art - Sword of Light and Shadow

Modern Masters - New Art - Tarmogoyf

Modern Masters - New Art - Thallid Germinator

Modern Masters - New Art - Thallid

Modern Masters - New Art - Tooth and Nail

Modern Masters - New Art - Tribal Flames

Modern Masters - New Art - Trygon Predator

Modern Masters - New Art - Vedalken Shackles

Modern Masters - New Art - Veteran Armorer

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!
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Magic the Gathering – Dragon’s Maze – Top 5 Artworks!

Top 5 dragons maze artworks

Hello Nurglings!

It’s time for another kinda meaningless list, unless you’re like me: a sucker for Magic the Gathering art. So of course I had to make a top 5 list! You know that I’m a sucker for lists during spoiler season so yea, here it is. I won’t do plenty of commentary on this post like I usually do on my lists, instead, you will just have to enjoy the art and let’s see if we agree!

 Number 5 - Dragon's Maze artwork - Orzhov Guildgate

MTG Art - Orzhov Guildgate

Number 4 - Dragon's Maze artwork - Blood Scrivener

MTG Art - Blood scrivener

Number 3 - Dragon's Maze artwork - Wake the Reflections

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Number 2 - Dragon's Maze artwork - Awe for the Guilds

MTG Art - Awe of the Guild

Number 1 - Dragon's Maze artwork - Teysa Envoy of the Ghosts

MTG Art - Teysa Envoy of the Ghosts

So there we go! Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!
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Did you spot the John Avon art in M13?

Hello Nurglings!

It’s time for some John Avon art! Every time a new set comes out I tend to look for the Avon artworks. With m13, I completely forgot to look for his work! I feel somewhat embarrassed about the fact, but I don’t think Avon will mind. So, as I was looking for his artwork, I got somewhat surprised by the artworks he had done, one of which I loved the first time I saw it, and one that I thought: Oh, it’s an Avon! So these are the John Avon cards from M13.

Yup we start with a classic. One of his plains.

This next card, I love the artwork of it. Can be the fact that I love the shape and form of beetles (I know it’s kind of weird) but it may also be the sweet green “glow”.

And the last one, wolves that I wish that I had gotten more of at the Pre-Release!

So, surprised?
Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!