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Pokémon TCG deck – Blastoise Toolbox [Expanded]

PTCGO - blastoise raindance

Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: All of em’!
Deck Name: Blastoise Toolbox (Rain Dance)
Format: Expanded

Expanded - Blastoise

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

2 Blastoise /w Deluge 4 Battle Compressor 11 Water Energy
2 Keldeo EX 4 Superior Energy Retrieval
2 Articuno w/ Plus 4 Trainers’ Mail
1 Jirachi EX 4 Ultra Ball
1 Manaphy EX 4 VS Seeker
1 Sesmitoad EX 3 Max Elixir
1 Wailord EX 2 Acro Bike
2 Archie’s Ace In The Hole
2 Professor Sycamore
2 Rough Seas
2 Fighting Fury Belt
2 Float Stone
1 Computer Search
1 Maintenance
1 Lyssande
1 N

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 deck – Maxies Yveltal [Expanded]

PTCGO - maxies Yveltal

Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: Yveltal EX
Deck Name: Maxies Yveltal
Format: Expanded

Yveltal Expanded Deck

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

2 Yveltal EX 4 Dark Patch 6 Darkness Energy
2 Shaymin EX 4 Ultra Ball 3 Double Colorless Energy
1 Jirachi EX 4 VS Seeker
1 Keldeo EX 3 Battle Compressor
1 Darkrai EX 3 Hypnotoxic Laser
1 Acheops w/ Ancient Power 3 Trainers’ Mail
1 Gallade w/ Premonition 3 Professor Sycamore
2 Yveltal w/ Oblivion Wing 3 Virbank City Gym
1 Yveltal w/ Fright Night 2 Maxie’s Hidden Ball Trick
2 Fighting Fury Belt
2 Float Stone
1 Computer Search
1 Colress
1 Gheist
1 Hex Maniac
1 Lysandre
1 N

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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 – Sableye Control [Legacy]

PTCGO - sableye darkraiEX

Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: Sableye
Deck Name: Junk Control
Format: Legacy [A Pokémon TCG Online Format]

Legacy - Sableye Junk

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

3 Sableye 4 Dark Patch 5 Darkness Energy
2 Darkrai EX 4 Hypnotoxic Lazer 3 Double Colorless Energy
2 Mewtwo EX 4 Professor Oak’s New Theory
1 Absol 3 Ultra Ball
1 Mr.Mime 3 Junk Arm
1 Sigilyph 3 Virbank City Gym
1 Keldeo EX 3 Crushing Hammer
1 Jirachi EX 2 Professor Juniper
2 Lost Remover
2 Pokémon Catcher
1 Random Reciever
1 Revive
1 Super Rod
1 Switch
1 Colress
1 N
1 Seeker
1 Twins
1 Float Stone
1 Life Dew

 

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Pokémon TCG deck – Scizor Prime [Legacy]

PTCGO - scizor prime

Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: Scizor Prime
Deck Name: Metal Control
Format: Legacy [A Pokémon TCG Online Format]

Legacy - Scizor Prime

 

Pokémon

Trainer / Supporter

Energy

2 Scyther 4 Hypnotoxic Laser 4 Metal Energy (Special)
2 Scizor Prime 4 Professor Oak’s New Theory 3 Metal Energy
2 Klink 3 Rare Candy
2 Klinklang 3 Virbank City Gym
2 Skarmory 3 Junk Arm
1 Cleffa 2 Level Ball
1 Smeargle 2 Switch
1 Jirachi EX 2 Ultra Ball
1 Keldeo EX 2 N
2 Pokémon Catcher
2 Silver Bangle
1 Computer Search
1 Random Reciever
1 Super Rod
1 Tool Scrapper
1 Colress
1 Pokémon Collector
1 Professor Juniper
1 Seeker
1 Twins
1 Float Stone

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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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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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How to use Hearthstone emotes: The Guide

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Okay, let’s put this straight, as a huge fan of and long time card gamer I’ve learned through the years how to act around card games. What to say, what not to say, how you fake cards & hands (even tho I’m horrible at it), but the most important lesson is how we treat eachother. Trading Card Games has always been a very social hobby and game form. And because of that we need to know how to treat eachother to make everyone feel welcome and enjoying the game!

So, why are Hearthstone players so bad at understanding when it’s approperiate to say ”Well Played” and when not to? This blog entry is about how we can use the ingame emotes as a proper communication tool (and how not to), but also how to use them to mindgame your opponent.

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“Well Played” aka. The handshake
This is the one that we all “need” to learn how to use properley. Mostly it’s right now used to taunt your opponent when your just about to win by hitting them with lethal, this is just horribly bad manners. Let’s go back to the IRL card games and how tournaments work there. If you win a match against your opponent no matter how good or bad or excellent the win was, you always wait for your opponent to stretch out their hand for a handshake. It’s up to them to decide if they want to do that. Why?

Becuase imagine this, you’ve just won the final in a tournament, the game itself wasn’t even close. You beat down your opponent, he never had a chance with the cards he drew and you pull of a quick and decicive win. Directly after this you smile happily about the win and try to shake your opponents hand. Seems nice right? No. On the other side of the table you have a person that may feel beaten down, defeated and humiliated and as he look up from the table he can see your smiling face and stretched out hand, would you shake it joyfully or would it feel like he’s adding insult to injury?

So in the future let’s try and use the “Well Played” emote the way it’s supposed to be used.

How to use “Well played.”
When you lose and want to gratulate the opponent.
When your opponent actually pulls of a good combination of actions that is indeed impressive.

How not to use “Well played.”
When you’re the winning player.
When your opponent uses the “Oops” emote.

The mindgame of “Well Played”:
If you use the “Well Played” emote before you actually have lost the game and you see that your opponent have exactly lethal on the board, he may actually notice is just because you said “Well Played.” His first thought may have been to try and kill your big minions to defend himself instead of actually killing you, not saying “Well Played” before it’s actually over can actually save you a few games of losses. This may not sound important, but trust me, people miss lethal more often then you think.

thanks
“Thanks.” aka. You suck
To say thanks is to show appretiation for a positive comment directed at you, in most cases. In Hearthstone you use it to taunt your opponent when they do a play that will favor you on your turn. It’s not quite as bad as the “Well Played” when you win manoveur, but I would say it’s still heavily frowned upon. To say “Thanks” just because your opponent makes an error they’re not aware of is kinda pointless. Just be happy to know that you’re now able to pull of some advanteges from their misshap. Oh, and of course remember that when you say “Thanks” and they end up acutally answering your play because they thought you had a certain card in your hand and they accounted for it… well. Karma.

How to use “Thanks.”
Say thanks when your opponent says “Well Played” because of a cool/good play you did.
Actually that’s about it.

How to not use “Thanks.”
In a taunting way when you believe that your opponent maid the wrong play.

The mindgame of “Thanks”
To quite honest there arent a lot of situations where you can use this effectily in HS, because there is a lack of interaction inbetween you and your opponent during one single turn, you basicly observe and hope for the best outcome. Secretss is really the only way to mindgame with “Thanks.” Let’s say your opponent makes a play that is actually quite strong, but in the situation you see that a certain secret would be a perfect answer, but you don’t have that particular secret in hand. Say “Thanks” and play the secret as soon as it’s your turn, this may create a situation where your opponent plays badly to get around a certain secret. For this interaction to work you will have to know about the deck your facing, what kinds of cards it usualy plays and how they usualy react to a certain the secret. On a case to case basis you will have to decide how worth it is to set the “wrong” secret just to fool them.

And of course, your opponent actually has to know about the secrets to make it valid.

(PS. Honestly you don’t have to say thanks to create this kind of dilemma for your opponent when you play secrets. 🙂 )

oops
“Oops” aka. Did I do that?
The “Oops” emote can be used whenver you want since it’s a emote to show your mistakes, not your opponents (“Thanks” is usualy used for that).
Also the “Oops” emote is really the only emote that you can use for mindgames. This really works in a similar manner to the mindgame of “Thanks”, you do a series of plays and you follow it up with a moment of thinking and looking through your cards, followed by “Oops”, by doing this you can create a situation where your opponent believes you have made an error tho you actually have not. This way your opponent may use his/hers turn to go all offensive instead of defensive, which may set up a next turn win for you.

Of course it’s always hard to say if it was correct or not until your opponent plays thorugh their turn. Once again it’s important to know about the decks and cards that are popular at the moment. This way it’s easier to know if your plays are correct and strong or just weak.

How to use “Oops.”
Let’s be honest, you didn’t mean to kill that minion when you played “Demonfire”.

How to not use “Oops.”
Let’s be honest, use it whenever you want as long as you dont spam.

The mindgame of “Oops.”
See the text above.

greetings
How to use “Greetings.”
Whenver a game starts.

How to not use “Greetings.”
Don’t spam it. Please.

The mindgame of “Greetings.”
When you say a greeting your opponent may instantly be effected by their invert side and leave the game.

Sorry
How to use “Sorry.”
When your opponent use the “Oops” emote, just to be nice.

How not to use “Sorry.”
Many use the “Sorry” emote in a similar way as the “Well Played” emote, dont use it when you’re about to win. It’s just bad manners.

The mindgame of “Sorry.”
The only thing I can really see on this is if you use it once or twice during your opponents turn when they’ve played a card to make them uncertain of their action. Most usefull if you have a secret, “Sorry that my secret is just the secret I need right now to kill you.”

threaten
How to use “Threaten.”
I always use this when my opponent is bad mannered with his emotes.
Or when he uses threat on you.

Side note: Is kinda fun how the ingame “Threaten” emote is the least threatening/annoying one. I actually find it kinda fun.

How to not use “Threaten.”
As long as you don’t spam it, I don’t mind the roleplaying.

The mindgame of…. THREATEN.
It’s THREATENING! RAWR!

That was that, I hope you find some of the information usefull and I will see you guys around.
Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Mojangs new game: Scrolls – Open beta!

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Hello Nurglings!

So it’s finally time for some non-MTG-related news again, how about that? Awesome I know! So you may have heard of this game known as Minecraft (created by a well known man called Notch). You may also known that the company that stands behind the game is known as Mojang. Well Mojang is working on a completely new title called: Scrolls.

If you heard about the game from before, it may be that you heard about their fight over the name with Bethesda. Creators of the game: Elder SCROLLS V: Skyrim. Yup they wanted to be exclusive with the scrolls part of the name and took Mojang to court. You can read more about that here: http://kotaku.com/5828135/bethesdas-lawyers-object-to-name-of-minecraft-creators-next-game (It’s old and settled tho!)

MOVING ON

scrolls ingame pic

Scrolls is a game that’s been in a closed beta for a long time, but NOW on June 3d the game is going in to open beta! Which means that everyone can get a piece of the action. I will be looking in to the game as soon as a download button appears and you’re welcome back to read a review and even watch me live stream the game (if allowed) after the 3d.

The game itself is a mix of a collectable card (scrolls) game where you collect, buy and trade scrolls with other players. These scrolls are then used to create decks that you use to fight your opponent. The design of the playing-field reminds you a lot of the old Heroes of Might & Magic games, where you use unit position and magic to beat your opponent. The details on how the game is played and such will be up as soon as I try the game out.

Open beta trailer:

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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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!

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