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Pokémon TCG Online – Talking About Anicent Origins w/ ReclusiveSlowbro & WanderingVenser

Hello everybody!

Just uploaded a YouTube vid for the first time in ages! Well, it was recorded live on stream but still a video. It’s Me, WanderingVenser and ReclusiveSlowbro (two other great Pokemon TCG Online streamers) that talk about the latest Pokemon TCG set!

Sadly Twitch decided to mute some of the audio but it’s only about 10 minutes out of 2 long hours. So still plenty of cool things to listen in on.

You can find us all on Twitch.tv:
Nurgleprobe (me): http://www.twitch.tv/Nurgleprobe
WanderingVenser: http://www.twitch.tv/wanderingvenser
ReclusiveSlowbro: http://www.twitch.tv/ReclusiveSlowbro

Enjoy!

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Netrunner News – SanSan Cycle – Chrome City – A few new cards!

Hello everyone.

Here we are to look at a few new cards from the third pack in the SanSan cycle, let’s see if they look any good.

brain-cage
Okay so I just want to being by saying: I truly never think taking brain damage is worth it, not for any kind of effect (well unless you win the game but this wont win the game on the spot). Even tho you lose 1card in hand size, you gain 3. So basicly… you gain 2 when it’s all said and done. I’m in general not a big fan of a card that gives you a bigger handsize, it doesn’t give you an advantage in it’s own right and sure it can build up for other kinds of combos, but I’m not really sure there is any kind of combo in the game that needs this card that’s worth it. We even have a resource card in the game at the moment that gives us the same effect (but is not being played anywhere important as far as I know) and that is Public Sympathy. A nay for me.

net-ready-eyes
If we just ignore the damage part of this card which I think you actually should… more or less. This is a card that makes plenty of the standard Ice Breakers alot better (Yog.0 for example that can’t naturally be buffed). But that also of course depends on the ice your facing and if you’re often one strength of from being able to interact with the ice. Getting that one extra strength to brake through somewhat stronger ice can be a game changer at times. This card even saves you money the longer you have it on the field and the bigger need you have to buff your cards.

chrome-parlor
You want to put this card in your deck just to make a few other cards better. No, not wasting card space, resources or time on that.

cybernetics-divisionself-destruct-chipsryon-knight

I’ve put all these cards up at the same time and the in same text cause I just love to see them as a unit. Each card in itself has a pretty good effect and they mix and match incredibly well to create a strong game plan.

The new identity may not look like much, but in a way it automaticly puts 1 brain damage on the runner at the beinning of the game. Which is awesome and also very strong against Andromeda if she can’t get plenty of cards out on the first turn (yea the chances of that happening is low… but still).

Then we have the Agenda that ALSO acts like a brain damage, working great in combination with the identity and the new card Ryon Knight which just seems… incredibly good. Mixing it with some ice that forces your opponents to spend clicks is now great. As a Runner you will have to think about what will happen if Ryon is at a certain location. Thinking about if they have to stop after spending a few clicks and at the same time if you’ve put in resources to make a run… you will want to complete it. Right?

In general I just love the gameplan of lowering your opponents hand with cards that are not in themself horrible. I can definatly see myself trying out a HB deck once this pack is out.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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MTG – Modern Event Deck – Spoiler!

Hello Nurglings!

So a little bird on a forum that non of us ever visist (pfft right) shared a picture of a certain new Modern product! The back of the new Modern constructed deck that you will be able to buy to get in to modern quick and easy. And I must say: I LOVE THE COLORS. Okay… let’s go on.

This picture was posted on the forums;
Modern Constructed Deck - SPoiler

So what we can see is that we’re getting the following cards in the deck for sure:

The deck will include:
Elspeth, Knight Errant
Hero of Bladehold
Intangible Virtue
Honor of the Pure.

So we’re getting a Black and White token deck! I even think I will get one of these just to build a deck myself to have around if there is Modern event I want to go to with a deck that’s not the Blue Urza one. It also says that you will get black disruption cards and white removal cards in the deck. So below are just a few guesses on what you will get in the deck:

Guessing on the following cards:
Lingering Souls
Spectral Procession
Zealous Persecution
Raise the Alarm
Path to Exile
Tidehollow Sculler
MAYBE Thoughtsieze – otherwise something similar like Duress or Inquisition of Kozilek
MAYBE Marshflats, Godless Shrine, Isolated Chapel

The guesses above are all based on cards that are very popular in modern token decks right now. The real question is how much value they want to put into the lands and spells of the deck. They probably won’t give us a full set of any land.

Will be interesting to see what they will add to the first proper Modern product they put out there. Let’s hope it’s better than we think!So what do you think will be in this deck? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

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:

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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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Holiday 2013 Gift Box – Promo – Karametra’s Acolyte

Hello Nurglings!

MTG - Theros holiday gift box 2013

Here is the sexy promo for the new Holiday Gift Box of 2013.
So here is the full list of things you will recieve in this box:
• Four Theros booster packs
• Beautiful storage box that can hold more than 2,000 Magic cards
• Twenty Theros basic lands
• Six illustrated plastic dividers
• Sticker sheet for customizing the dividers
• An alternate-art Karametra’s Acolyte from the Theros set

MTG - Promo - Karametra's Acolyte

And the box itself is a GREAT, and I mean AWESOME storage box. So get yourself a few of these if you like gathering cards or to use for keeping Deck Building games + expansions.

Untiln ext time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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MTG – Theros and all its tokens!

Hello Nurglings!

…tokens ahead. Beware! I must say tho: The boar picture is cute!

MTG - Theros token - Bird

MTG - Theros token - Boar

MTG - Theros token - Cleric

MTG - Theros token - Elemental

MTG - Theros token - Golem

MTG - Theros token - Harpy

MTG - Theros token - Satyr

MTG - Theros token - Soldier 2

MTG - Theros token - Soldier 3

MTG - Theros token - Soldier

MTG - Theros token emblem - Elspeth

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

MTG – Post Rotation Deck Standard – Selesnya Aggro [with Theros cards!]

Hello Nurglings!

Been some time since I updated the blog and I just wanted to update with something. The Theros spoilers are in full go and I just wanted to share a sweet deck with you that is currently using three of new Theros cards! Let’s take a look at them first shall we.

Fleemance Lion
MTG - Theros Spoiler - Fleeceman Lion

Spear of Heliod
MTG - Theros Spoiler - Spear of Heliod

Bow of Nylea
MTG - Theros Spoiler - Bow of Nylea

And here cometh the deck list!

MTG deck - get a life

Creatures: 22
4x Loxodon Smiter
4x Dryad Militant
4x Precinct Captain
4x Fleecemane Lion
4x Voice of Resurgence
2x Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice

Other spells: 15
4x Call of the Conclave
4x Selesnya Charm
4x Path of Bravery
2x Brave the Elements
1x Bow of Nylea
1x Spear of Heliod

Lands: 23
4x Selesnya Guildgate
4x Temple Garden
8x Plains
7x Forest

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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