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Pokémon TCG deck – Darkrai EX / Giratina EX [Standard]

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Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: Darkrai EX
Deck Name: Dartina
Format: Standard

DarkraiEX GiratinaEX

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

2 Darkrai EX 4 Max Elixir 8 Darkness Energy
2 Giratina EX 4 VS Seeker 4 Double Dragon Energy
2 Shaymin EX 4 Ultra Ball
2 Jirachi 4 Trainers’ Mail
1 Yveltal w/ Oblivion Ring 4 Professor Sycamore
1 Yveltal w/ Fright Night 3 Fighting Fury Belt
1 Hoopa EX 2 Float Stone
2 Reverse Valley
2 N
1 Battle Compressor
1 Startling Megaphone
1 AZ
1 Delinquent
1 Hex Maniac
1 Lysandre
1 Xerosic
1 Professor Birch’s Observations

Video covering this deck will be coming up soon! To know when, be sure to subscribe on the youtube linked below!

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Pokémon TCG Tournament Video – Legacy Flareon Vengeance

Hello Nurglings!

Here’s a video of me playing a Legacy Tournament in the Pokémon TCG Online client. Hope you enjoy it, in the beginning of the video you can see the full decklist, and a video profile will be coming up in the future. 🙂

Enjoy!

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Pokémon TCG deck – Starmie [Standard]

Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: Starmie
Deck Name: No really… just Starmie
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

 

Starmie deck

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Staruy 4 Level Ball 6 Water Energy
4 Starmie 4 Trainers’ Mail 4 Double Colorless
4 Regice 4 VS Seeker
2 Lugia EX 4 Muscle Band
2 Shaymin EX 3 Ultra Ball
3 Professor Sycamore
3 Rough Seas
2 Lysandre
2 Floatstone
1 Battle Compressor
1 Super Rod
1 AZ

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Pokémon TCG deck – Ancient Trait Entei / Pyroar [Standard]

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Main Pokémon: Ancient Trait Entei / Pyroar
Deck Name: Fire Dogs
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Ancient Trait Entei Pyroar

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Entei 4 Acro Bike 6 Fire Energy
4 Unown 4 VS Seeker 4 Double Colorless Energy
2 Litleo 4 Blacksmith
2 Pyroar 3 Battle Compressor
2 Shaymin EX 3 Ultra Ball
3 Professor Sycamore
3 Hard Charm
3 Muscle Band
2 Switch
2 Lysandre
2 Scorched Earth
1 AZ
1 Ace Trainer
1 Sparkling Robe

Hints / Things to think about

  • Getting a first turn attack with Entei is not impossible with this deck. Always see if you have the options to do a first turn KO before wasting your supporter for the turn. Becuase you need to use Blacksmith to make it happen.
  • You do not always need to do your strongest attack with Entei even tho you have the option. Sometimes, you just want to tank up with Hard Charms and use ”Flame Screen” to set up a KO for next turn while being able to tank alot of damage.
  • Never forget, fire Energy in the Discard Pile is a tool for you with this deck.
  • Play a fire Energy or draw two cards with Scorced Earth, in most situations the card draw is correct to give your more options. But it all depends on the situation you’re currently in.
  • Entei’s second attack can do a maximum of 170damage in one attack. Make sure to punish those Manectric Exs’!

[THERE WILL BE A VIDEO TALKING ABOUT THE DECK HERE SOON!] 

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Pokémon TCG deck – Ancient Trait Nidoqueen [Standard]

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Main Pokémon: Ancient Trait Nidoqueen
Deck Name: Queen
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Ancient Trait Nidoqueen

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Phantump 4 VS Seeker 4 Mystic Energy
3 Trevenant 4 Dimension Valley 3 Double Colorless Energy
3 Nidoran 4 Wally 3 Psychic Energy
2 Nidorina 4 Professor Sycamore
3 Nidoqueen 3 Muscle Band
2 Shaymin EX 3 Ultra Ball
1 Rare Candy
2 Switch
2 Silent Lab
2 Lysandre
1 Shauna
1 Hex Maniac
1 Xerosic

Hints / Things to think about

  • First turn? Yes please! Nidoran with Wally turns in to a turn two Nidoqueen that can deal plenty of damage. Turn one Phantump with Wally locks your opponent down. Always take the first turn!
  • If you get a Trevenant lock early, do not be affraid to play Silent Lab to give your opponent even less option. Sure your Shaymins will be dead in your hand but your opponent is probably already having a hard time now as it is.
  • Remember that Nidoqueen can knock out TWO Pokémon in one turn. If there are plenty of week Pokémon currently being played in the format, you can really abuse that fact.
  • Remember that Trevenant can actually do plenty of damage with a Muscle Band attached, you do not always need to keep them for Nidoqueen.

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Pokémon TCG deck – M Ampharos-EX / M Manectric-EX [Standard]

Hello Nurglings!

Welcome to the very first of many Pokémon TCG decks that will be posted on this blog!
Let’s jump right in to it.

Main Pokémon: M Ampharos-EX / M Manectric-EX
Deck Name: ManeAmp
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Ampharos Manectric

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Manectric EX 4 Acro Bike 6 Electric Energy
2 M Manectric EX 4 VS Seeker 4 Double Colorless Energy
3 Ampharos EX 4 Mega Turbo
2 M Ampharox EX 4 Trainers’ Mail
2 Shaymin EX 3 Battle Compressor
1 Hoopa EX 3 Ultra Ball
3 Professor Sycamore
2 Lysandre
2 Switch
2 Shauna
2 Ampharos Spirit Link
2 Manectric Spirit Link
1 AZ

Hints / Things to think about

  • Ampharos EX can attack Pokémon with Safe Guard abilities! This is important to remember, don’t just scoop in those situations.
  • You’re opponent may decide to use Lysandre deffensivly to pull out your Hoopa EX or Ampharos EX without energies. Remember that you have 2 Switch and a AZ that can be used to return your active to your hand.
  • If you start with Ampharos active and Ampharos is your main plan for that game, do everything you can to find one of the Double Coloreless Energy and make sure to have atleast one electric energy ready in the Discard Pile for Mega Turbo. P(S: You don’t need to equip the DCE over a lightning energy first turn, you just need to have it ready!)
  • Even tho M Ampharos EX has the strongest attack, it’s completley fine to use Manectric as a attacker and win condition as well. Don’t feel forced to go with the Ampharos plan if you do not really need it in the matchup.
  • As in any deck with Mega Pokémon in it. Do not be affraid to evolve and ending your turn!

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What is topdecking? EXPLAINED

Hello everyone and welcome to a new series of YouTube series of videos that I’m working on, I will release a new one ever so often. Gonna try to do atleast 3-4 videos a month… covering different gaming terms! Explaining them, giving some backstory, showing of some moments with this happening (if all of these things are possible to talk about and/or show of course).

The first one is about topdecking, and as always the video itself will be better with time. As I get a better camera, or … a camera. And work my way around how I want the video edited and so on. Thanks for reading and watching.

Until next time, take care.
Cya soon!

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Short Review – 100% Orange Juice

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If you did not already figure it out, the name IS a word play on: 100% RNG. Which of course means: 100% Random Generator. And you will definatly feel that as you play. This little boardgame /cardgame is about rolling dice, moving around a board, fight the other players, collect stars and play cards from your hand with different effects. And of course you can gain levels and buy new cards within the game in booster packs. All to create a tiny but … a surprisingly fun game.

But this is one of those games that you should definatly play with your friends. All the randomnes of the different situations that occur throughout a round of play will definatly bring a smile to your faces. And as your tiny chibi-like characters run across the board you will want to continue hunting down those other players and points and cards and scores and… so on.

Even tho the game is random and alot of players will state that it is ALL random, you do actually have a few desicsions that still makes the game somewhat strategic. You can often decide to walk in a certain direction on the board, you build a deck of cards that goes in to the pool of cards that players can draw from, you decide on which goal you want to go for during the game and you decide which cards to play and when to play them. So there are desicions to be made! A lot mor than you would originally think anyway…

If you already love tiny random games with cute art and very positive music. Go ahead and get this game! If you don’t… well you’re probably not reading this anyway!

Recommended!

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New Hearthstone card? – Swords of many ???

Hello Nurglings!

Some time ago I heard a rumor that Blizzard wouldn’t do alot of updating to HS when it comes to balance and new cards. Clearly they keep doing that regulrley anyway thank goodness and they’re even now spoiling something on their Facebook that looks like this:

Heartstone new card spoiler

Joined with the following text:
We stumbled across a mysterious cache of blades! Much to our surprise, when we reached out to add them to our collection, they sprung to life and began wildly cutting up everything in their path – including the text on the card! What do you think the text on this card said? What secrets are they trying to hide?

So this is basicly a hint that they’re releasing new cards (or atleast A new card). There are already plenty of guesses what the cards ability/ies will be. Myself I guess one of the following (for fun):

Some mana cost and some name with this ability:
2/1 Charge
Battlecry: Summon a 1/2 taunt.

Some other name and cost with:
2/2 or possibly 2/1
When this minion takes damage deal 2 damage to the source.

It’s always fun to think about new cards but clearly, to little information has been given out so we can’t really give any kind of proper idea of it’s effect since… well we don’t have anything to go on except for ”swords!”. Other then the guesses above, I actually hope and thought of it as a new type of card: Equipment. Instead of enchanting your minions it’s equipped or added to it. Which means that it gives a stable buff (a + sign down by both stats instead of just stats) and can’t be silenced away like the buffs we have right now. Instead, adding a few new cards that “destroy” equipment. But that’s just me… and my dreams.

So what do you think this new card will be? Leave a comment below with your own ideas.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Looking at a Kickstarer – Orbs CCG

Hello Nurglings!

Time to look at another Kickstarter project! And it’s a game of course like always when I check out Kickstarter. Okay sometimes I do look at other nerdy things, but really, the game part is the most interesting for me personally.

So today we’re looking at a CCG named Orbs.

Before I continue talking about the games and what I feel are ups and downs of it, check out the Kickstarter video to make your opinion.

Also, here is the kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/919406593/orbs-ccg-the-asynchronous-digital-collectible-card?ref=live

Okay so moving on!

There are a few things that I’m really looking forward to with Orbs CCG. One, is that it’s using my favorite mechanic from the Yu Gi Oh TCG: face down cards. This indicates that you have something to ruin your opponents day during his turn, and you can even bluff to make your opponent uncertain about his/her plays. It’s one of the best mechanics in Yu Gi Oh cause it creates a situation where the more knowledge you have about the game and play styles, the easier it is to see through the bluffs and play around it.

Secondly, much like the Scrolls online card game, they are using a energy resource system where you discard cards to get resources, this stops you from having the issue of something called “mana-screw” in MTG. Which means that you don’t have the resources needed to play the cards in your hand. Something that should always be prevented in card games, even tho it’s a big part of MTG, it’s probably one of the few things that could have been done better with the game from the beginning.

Orbs CCG - Artwork 1

And my third and favorite feature of the game; you can take turns overtime. There are currently two ways of playing the game, one is to play in real-time against your opponent, the other is that you and your opponent take turns over time, you get a notification when your opponent is done, and you can take your turn whenever you wish, and then he will get a notification when you’re done and so on. Very much like playing word-puzzle games on your phone.

The one thing that worries me about the capability of playing like this, is the fact that you don’t have to be a active player to respond to your opponent. So your traps seems more like triggers that will happen even if you don’t want them to. Which means bluffing becomes a bit harder when you can’t think about your responses. Instead the game makes them for you at appropriate time (probably).

But many online card games are actually lacking in the instant-respons area. So it’s nothing we should worry about at the moment. The game play can still be awesome and fun! The last thing that I feel I have to mention: I hope the overall visual design gets worked on a bit more. Yes I’m a horrible person and I actually buy boardgames/cardgames from a “wow this looks cool” reaction…

Orbs CCG - Artwork 2

I’m looking forward to seeing the future of this game and I wish the best of luck to Orbs and Jerpix, Inc.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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