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Pokémon TCG deck – Seismitoad EX / Empoleon [Standard]

Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: Seismitoad EX / Empoleon
Deck Name: Silent Splash
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Seismitoad EX Empoleon

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Seismitoad EX 4 Acro Bike 4 Double Colorless Energy
3 Regice 4 Trainers’ Mail 4 Water Energy
2 Empoleon 4 Ultra Ball
2 Miltank 4 Muscle Band
2 Lugia EX 3 Battle Compressor
1 Shaymin EX 3 Crushing Hammer
3 Maintenance
3 Rough Seas
2 Professor Sycamore
2 Archie’s Ace in the hole
2 Float Stone
1 Professor Birch’s Observations
1 Super Rod
1 Switch
1 Lysandre

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The MetaPod – XY: BREAKthrough set review w/ WanderingVenser

Hello Nurglings!

Welcome to the first official blog post where I announce the fact that our “Pokémon talk” recordings shall now be called:

The Metapod Log

I’m aware that this recording is VEEERY long, but we talked about every single card and we may have spent a bit to much talking about the early bad cards just to rush through them towards the end.

BUT, still had a great and fun time reviewing this card for card, and I hope you will enjoy it as well.

Thanks for watching/listening!

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

Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: Sceptile EX / Giratina EX
Deck Name: Sceptina
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Sceptile Giratina

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Sceptile EX 4 VS Seeker 4 Double Dragon Energy
2 M Sceptile EX 4 Ultra Ball 8 Grass Energy
3 Spinark 3 Professor Sycamore
3 Ariados 2 Battle Compressor
3 Giratina EX 2 Lysandre
2 Shaymin EX 2 Enhanced Hammer
2 Level Ball
2 Switch
2 Sceptile Spirit Link
2 Forest of Giant Plants
2 Professor Birch’s Observations
1 Professor’s Letter
1 Energy Retriever
1 Xerosic
1 Hex Maniac

Hints / Things to think about

  • This deck plays very differently depending on your Matchup, some games you will focus heavy on Sceptile EX second attack. And at others Giratina EX ability and attacks. If you play the deck alot be sure to learn and understand when yo focus on which Pokémon.
  • M Giratina EX is great for healing but also for putting those two extra Energy cards on to your Giratina EX on your bench.
  • Sceptile EX first attack may not seem but much. But some fortunate flips can turn a game around,
  • Ariados attack stops your opponent from retreating, in a bad situation remember this as you can Lysandre out a weak or Pokémon without energy you can stall the game (hopefully) for a few turns.

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

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Pokémon TCG deck – New Night March [Standard]

Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: New Night March
Deck Name: New Night March
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Night March

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Joltik 4 Acro Bike 4 Double Colorless Energy
4 Lampent 4 Battle Compressor 2 Psychic Energy
4 Pumpkaboo 4 Trainer’s Mail 1 Lightning Energy
3 Shaymin EX 4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
4 Dimension Valley
3 Professor Sycamore
2 Revive
2 Switch
2 Lysandre
2 Muscle Band
1 Hex Maniac
1 Professor Birch’s Observations
1 Teammates

Hints / Things to think about

  • Ultra Ball is not only a way to find Shaymin EX and discarding Night March creatures. You can also use it to search for a extra Night March creature in the early turns to discard when you play a card like Sycamore.
  • If able, always try and go for the 2 price knockouts, it truly does not matter if this gives your opponent a chance to get Knockout the turn after. The important thing is to be ahead, not to save your Pokémon.
  • Is that a Pyroar? Hex Maniac is the answer!
  • We no longer have Mew EX as our extra/good attacker, but we do have Revive to give us a second chance with those creatures.
  • If you can not afford Shaymins: Try and get a 2-2 line of Milotic with the Sparkling Ripples ability (Primal Clash)

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Nurgleprobe Podcast #7 – Top 5 Collectible Card Games

Hello everyone!

It’s time for my very first pod that is not a review and focused on one game alone. It’s time for my very first top 5 list, and just like my other episodes, it’s my first attempt at a listing and I will be sure to learn from it and do it even better in the future. Any comments are welcome!

You can listen to the podcast right here and/or on the go:
soundcloud.com/nurgleprobe/boardgameswithnurgleprope-top5-ccg

Or listen right now through the YouTube clip covering the same podcast:

Until next time, take care!
Cya soon.

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Netrunner – Top 5 cards – Order and Chaos

Okay so I want to start of by saying that plenty of cards in the set have a place somewhere, and some cards work great in different types of combos. In this list there are cards that I can immediately see a good place for without having to show you 2-3 other cards to explain the value.

Other than that it will be very interesting to see how the cards from Order and Chaos will be used. So before I go in to the 5 cards that I like, I should really mention 3 other cards that may have caught your eye.

Netrunner - Eater
Netrunner - Government Takeover
Netrunner - Traffic Accident

Eater

Yes, it’s a great card, being able to take care of any ice out there at the cost of you not being able to access cards, of course this wont matter if you play with different replacement effects that let’s you do other things or trigger other effects. Great card that will be played, but not one that I’m THAT excited about.

Government Takeover
This card is getting plenty of buss because one, it’s a huge score card, 2 it has a greaaaat effect if you manage to actually do so. But still meh under my radar.

Traffic Accident
I mean, 2 damage for 0 money, yes pulease! Needs 2 tags to do it tho, but in the right deck. Holy moly can you gather a good hand of burn cards.

Now to the cards I do care about!

Netrunner - I've Had Worse
5 I’ve had worse
About time we got a second good draw card, mixing this with Diesel feels… well… great. But it’s not the only great thing about this card. In the matchups where you probably will take some damage, this may draw you cards for free. Which will not only be great but also cancel out a card or effect from the corp. Love it.

Netrunner - Uninstall
4 Uninstall
Hey. Yay. Wombo Combos. Resets. Triggers. Counters. Craaazy!

Netrunner - High Risk Investment
3 High-Risk Investment
Well holy-moly money in the bank. If you manage to score just one of these against a runner that likes to keep his money high. It will be awesome for you as the corp. You can even save it to make it a rough choice for the runner, should they use Account Siphon? And when they do, they have to have a sweet plan to waste as much resources as possible that very turn. Or you know, just score if after they stole plenty of money or have a huge stash of cash and mimic it.

Netrunner - Housekeeping
2 Housekeeping
So as soon as your opponent decides to do something, you do 1 ”damage” to him. Wow. Really? That’s just great, and if the runner does not play any currents, this will be a overall game changing card.

Netrunner - Spooned
Netrunner - Forked
Netrunner - Knifed

1 Spooned / Forked / Knifed
The main reason I think these will see play is because a corp player can only have so much ice, and can only afford so much ice. Kill of the some of the most important ones and you will screw with their plans a plenty.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Conquest War Pack – The Scourge – All cards!

Okay so I’m just uploading this becuase I myself wanted a spot where I could see all cards from the set. I will do the same for the set that was just released last week and the very first set released some time ago. Woop. ;D

So here are all the cards from the War Pack – The Scourge

(CLICK THE IMAGES TO GET A BETTER VIEW)
Conquest - The Scourge - Set 1
Conquest - The Scourge - Set 2
Conquest - The Scourge - Set 3

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Hearthstone – Bringing singleplayer and 30 new cards! [5 of them below]

HS News - Curse of Naxramas - A heartstone Adventurer

Hello Nurglings!

Blizzard just announced some awesome news for Hearthstone. They will finally give us a singleplayer like experience with a dungeon like mode within Hearhstone.
Tho the news I feel is most important to me as a constructed player (with hardly any money) is to see what the 30 new cards will be. It’s fun to see the new commons and rares that we can add to our cheap decks. And the five that has been shown so far (I was really close on the spider egg effect btw!) seems interesting enough.

Back to the event part:

The whole thing is a single-player experience within HS, you play through “five wings” and at each level you face bosses, challenges and unlock cards for your collection. Sounds sweet! I thought… until I read that beyond the first wing you will actually have to pay to enter the next stage (with gold or real money), and this kinda makes my eye twitch a little bit. I don’t mind if the gold price Is fairly costed (the same cost of a arena run would be fine with me), but anything that seems way to high for casual players would just make me irritated.

I know you want to make money, but please give the poor players a fair chance to experience this as well!

Anyway, to read more about the event format and so on go here: http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/13665269

Now let’s move on to comment the cards!

HS Spoiler - New Card - Undertaker
So we don’t know about all the new Deathrattle cards that will be coming out so it’s kinda hard to say if this card is “good” or not. I would say that it’s okay at the moment. Every other Deathrattle card basicly gets a Shattered Sun Cleric battlecry attached to them (well for this card). And there are a few that already see play and are actually played in the earlier turns. Once again, not sure if that makes it worht this card for a chance of pumping it up. You probably want to play a card that makes sure you get some value. Hard to say at the moment tho, will be interesting to see if people try this card out.

HS Spoiler - New Card - Naxxramas
Okay I love this card! So the place I already see it in, is the Miracle Rogue deck. Being able to play a card turn 3 that have stealth built in that will grow every turn after that? Yes please! Seems to be a very strong card for that deck and maybe even for other decks depending on how long they want to stay in the game. Remember tho that Miracle Rogue is not the strongest deck in the game exactly but it’s fun to see a new card that works for that deck.

HS Spoiler - New Card - Nerubian Egg
This card is interesting. I was very close on my guess on this cards effect, I was right on the deathrattle and what kind of effect it would have (tho I guessed a 5/5). But I was also hoping for the card to have built in Taunt, to make it hard for your opponent to decide if he wants to attack for a turn or not. You can still give it taunt with other cards of course, or give it attack so that you can trade it with another minion and get the spider out on the field. The card gives some great value when it creates a 5/5 in a trading situations, and even giving it taunt will create strong situations for you. Your opponent dont want to attack it unless they can handle the 5/5 with what they have available to them, but not attacking it would also mean one or two wasted turns (depending on the gameplan of the deck of course). I do believe it’s a strong card, but at the same time I think it’s hard to find a great place for it right now. Is it a better Taunt card than Ancient Watcher? Maybe.

HS Spoiler - New Card - Dancing Swords
You get a cheap big creature, and it may be worth it if they waste 2+ cards on it. Most of the time they wont. So. Yea. No. The problem is that you lose the card AND your opponent gains a card. Even if he trades 1for1, he still replaces the card he used and you get nothing from it. Don’t like him. Rather play Harvest Golem turn 3 that gives me a similar situation instead of him, or even a Yeti on turn 4.

HS Spoiler - New Card - Baron Rivendare
It’s lacking the attack, but triggering Deathrattle on your minions twice? It’s pretty good actually! He’s cheaply costed enough to make it worth while as well, you get 2 minions from Harvest Golem, you draw 2 cards from Loor Hoarder, Leper Gnome deals 4 damage, Sylvanas Windrunnes takes 2 minions, Carine Bloodhoof gives you 2 minions. Spider Egg gives you two minions. Yea. Seems to be fine when the value is there!

Can’t wait to see what more they will bring to the game, and I’m excited to see how it will change the meta game and decks being played. COME ON PRIEST!

So where will you use the new cards if anywhere, are you happy with them? Dissapointed?
Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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MTG – Journey Into Nyx – All the promos!

Hello Nurglings.

Yea it’s time to post promos when I see them. 😀
Like the good old times, enjoy!

MTG - Journey Into Nyx Promo - Dawnbringer Charioteers

MTG - Journey Into Nyx Promo - Dictate of Kruphix

MTG - Journey Into Nyx Promo - Dictate of the Twin Gods

MTG - Journey Into Nyx Promo - Doomwake Giant

MTG - Journey Into Nyx Promo - Eidolon of Blossoms

MTG - Journey Into Nyx Promo - Heroes' Bane

MTG - Journey Into Nyx Promo - Scourge Fleets

MTG - Journey Into Nyx Promo - Spawn of Thraxes

MTG - Journey Into Nyx Promo - Squelching Leeches

Until next time, 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:

Bk30RJXCAAAOL8Y

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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