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The MetaPod – Looking at the PTCGO 2.32 update w/ WanderingVenser

Hello Nurglings!

Time for another Metapod episode!
In this one we discuss the latest update for the PTCGO game and a tiny look at how BREAKthrough has effected the game for us personally.

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So the following news just hit the lands of MTG, and the only thing that may effect me in a near future is the fact that Birthing Pod is now banned! Which removed a huuuuge deck from Modern. At the same time they decided to return a important dredge card: Golgari Grave-Troll, will be interesting to see how this will change things up.

What do you think?


Announcement Date: January 19, 2015
Effective Date: January 23, 2015
Magic Online Effective Date: January 28, 2015

Dig Through Time, Treasure Cruise, and Birthing Pod are banned.
Golgari Grave-Troll is no longer banned.

Treasure Cruise is banned.
Worldgorger Dragon is no longer banned.

Treasure Cruise is restricted.
Gifts Ungiven is no longer restricted.

The complete list of all banned and restricted cards, by format, is here.

Next B&R Announcement: March 23, 2015

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Scrolls card game – 3 New Scrolls!

Hello Nurglings!

A new update for Scrolls and with that they released 3 new Scrolls! That’s awesome right?
Hope you enjoy.

Scrolls - Automata Forge

Scrolls - Faith Duty

Scrolls - Stag Heart

All of these were a part of the 0.95.1 patch, which you can read about here:

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Scrolls changelog 0.95


Hello Nurglings!

Time to share some Scrolls updates. 😀
As posted on their website here:

Deck builder: Improved filtering interface.
Deck builder: Added a new sort button.
Store: Added rarity information and cards left when buying scrolls and packs.

Modified: Noaidi (Growth). Creature, 2/2/2, cost 3. When Noaidi comes into play, you gain 1 resource of each non-Growth type your opponent has.

Clicking the “General” or “Trading” join room buttons now automatically joins General-X or Trading-X.

Bug Fixes
Chat is no longer disabled after matches.
Notice messages should now work as intended.
Fixed a few bugs where newly bought scrolls would render incorrectly.
Fixed issues causing the game to become unresponsive when switching servers (entering or leaving a match).
Usernames and passwords can now contain unicode characters.
Unit stats now also show for new units after being toggled with the “Ctrl” key. The “Alt” key now shows stats while held down.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Scrolls Card Game – Upcoming balance changes!

Hello Nurglings!

So Noaidi will be getting a nerf, it’s currently running the new weaker version on the test servers. Below you can see the original Scrolls + the fixes below it.
To read all about this you can also go here:

Scrolls - Spoiler - New card - NoaidiTest server scroll changes
Modified: Noaidi (Growth). Creature, 2/2/2, cost 3. When Noaidi comes into play, you can gain 1 resource of each non-Growth type your opponent has.

So let me be the first to say: Thank you! Not only did I underestimate Noaidi to begin with but I quickly started to hate him. Any Growth deck now have plenty of GREAT match-ups, if it was a mirror match the player running Noaidi all of a sudden had a great advantage in the match-up. And Growth decks with splash cards had a very easy time getting ahead in resources against other mono decks. The power of not having to ”waste” a scroll in your hand for resources is a great ability to have, and Noaidi does that.

The newer Growth/Order control is still running around like a crazy child beating up it’s smaller siblings but… at least their Noaidi pets are nerfed.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Scrolls Card Game – 3 new Scrolls! [With comments/reviews]

Hello Nurglings!

I know my ”almost a review” is still not out for this game but I’m still going to post news about it, and you can do nothing to stop me! Mohahaaha! So anyway, three new Scrolls have been released and I thought we would take a look at them.

Scrolls - Spoiler - New card - Noaidi

Okay so this guy is a bit iffy, the effect is very strong in the right deck but I’m not sure if there is a spot for him yet. He could work well in the 3-color control decks where he would give you resources + a guy, which in some cases would be better than a Memorial. If you’re facing duo decks you can even get some awesome value from this guy.

You won’t play him in pure Growth decks tho, his stats are ”okay” but they are nothing you really need in the Growth decks in the moment. If you face an opponent that’s not any of your colors he’s really not worth the space in the deck.

But the more popular multicolor decks gets this guy will get better, and if you play one yourself let me know how he works out for you. I will be trying him in my 3-color deck and will report on my success!

Scrolls - Spoiler - New card - Efficiency

The reason this card exists, is so that you wont have to discard for resources in Order/Energy decks. Instead you can play this and sac a card for two cards, that way you get your resource for the turn + new cards in your hand. It can also be used to push your damage that one extra step if needed.

I’m not sure how this card mixes with Iron Ogre if you get +1 Energy for EACH unit he manages to kill or just the first one, aka: a static ability that only trigger once. I’ve seen a few Energy / Order decks out there and I can defiantly see this card being used as a ramp card (ramping = working up your resources faster than 1 each turn) especially since Energy want to have a great amount of resources towards the end game.

This way it’s easier for them to work out their combos and kill of units and Idols… FAST.

Scrolls - Spoiler - New card - Dust Runner
Dust Runner
I LOVE THIS GUY. Maybe he will be overrated, maybe he will not do as much work as I think he will, but every single burn spell just got better in Energy. Use a Spark to get a creatures health down and let this guy finish him of. Mixing this guy with Concentrated Fire also clears up week units fast. This will be a definite include in any Energy deck that focus on Ranged units.

Rememeber tho, his ability on works on CREATURES so Walls and Structures can stop him in his tracks.

Time to change our Energy decks. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed my little commentary on the new cards, and until next time Nurglings.
Take care, cya soon!

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Selesnya Event Deck – Decklist + Value analysis!

Hello Nurglings!

Sorry about the late update but in the coming hour there will be a few updates and posts and so on! So stay in touch! 😀

First of all let’s take a look at the latest event deck and let’s do it from a money standpoint. How worth is this event deck for you if you’re a collector / trader? All the prices below are from

Selesnya Event Deck - Box

When it comes to lands the ones worth talking about is a single copy of: Godless Shrine and Grove of the Guardians. These together ends up at the price:


The creatures are not very exciting, if you need any of these cards I would recommend just trading for them or buying them from a card shop, the prices should be about the same or lower then the ones below.

Champion of Lambholt – 1.89$
Geist Honored Monk – 0.49$
Odric, Master Tactician – 1.49$
Wayfaring Temple – 0.79$
4x Centaur Healer – 1$

~ 5.50$

And here comes the moneys!

Advent of the Wurm – 6.49$
4x Call of the Conclave ~ 1$
Growing Ranks – 1.29$
Increasing Devotion – 0.89$
4x Intangible Virtue ~ 6$
3x Lingering Souls ~ 6$
Parallel Lives – 3.69$
2x Rancor ~ 6$
4x Selesnya Charm – 4$


Okay so there are the values and we ended on a proper value of 35$ and that is without counting all the very cheap common cards. So what is the price of the even deck itself? It’s 24.99$ if we use the same source. So in that alone I would say that the deck is worth it. Even without the money worth I would say that you get a fair amount of “okay” cards if you’re a newer player, getting this deck and building from it could definitely work out!

Here is the complete decklist:

4 Evolving Wilds
6 Forest
1 Godless Shrine
1 Grove of the Guardian
7 Plains
4 Selesnya Guildgate
1 Swamp

1 Champion of Lambholt
2 Doomed Traveler
1 Geist-Honored Monk
1 Odric, Master Tactician
1 Wayfaring Temple
2 Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage

1 Advent of the Wurm
4 Call of the Conclave
1 Growing Ranks
1 Increasing Devotion
4 Intangible Virtue
3 Lingering Souls
1 Parallel Lives
2 Rancor
3 Rootborn Defenses
4 Selesnya Charm
4 Wake the Reflections

15 Sideboard
4 Centaur Healer
3 Druid’s Deliverance
4 Pacifism
1 Rogue’s Passage
3 Sundering Growth
15 sideboard cards

Until next time Nurglings, take care!
Cya soon.

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Update later tonight! What… yea I’m still here!

Hi Nurglings!

Well yes of course I’m still alive!

Do not worry, just becuase the updates are slow doesn’t mean that I’m not here. I will even be posting a guest article that was given to me well.. some time ago and it will be a bit of in time but I do have a promise to my guest writers if they do wan’t to post stuff. And once again, I’m sorry for vanishing the way I did there for some time.

But as you may remember I’m currently investing a lot of time in the project: Marathon Gaming! And with everything going on there it’s time to push out blog posts.
And I do not wan’t to push them!

But as it is now, I will actually use my personal blog as an outlet for a challenge that I’m currently running for myself on the MGTV stream. More info on that will be posted here tonight!
And of course, more MTG stuff later on tonight as well!

Stay tuned Nurglige.

Until next time, take care.
Cya soon!

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What the shit is this? A post…. from NURGLE!?

Wow. Hi there Nurglings!

So where have I been?
Well gone.
Not really.
Busy as hell?

So where have you been Nurgle?
First of all let me say SORRY for not beeing here and updating, and SORRY to all the people that were a part of my guest writing program. Guess it didn’t turn out the way it supposed to cause I kind of disappeared. So now. Where was I?

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Yes, I’m currently working with a group of people on a project called Marathon Gaming. Marathon Gaming is a 24/7 gaming stream that we’re working really hard on, and we want it to become …. ” a thing.” We want to have our own website soon, a bigger twitch stream following, a sweet YouTube channel and so on. We’re moving in the direction. But slowly.

You can find our stream here by the way:
(Currently having issues with our internet tho so we are not at full force and awesomeness right now).

So why are you telling us this now?
Well the biggest reason is that I found TIME to do it. As you may understand, working on a 24/7 stream is a lot of work for 4 people to do. We get no proper free time, and I’m also the one behind everything when it comes to graphics, text, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and so on. That means I have… well not much time to do my own blog. And it saddens me…

So are you back?
You know what. The plan is to try and do 2-3 posts every week, and since we have a completely new MTG set coming out. I thought it would be a good idea to start talking about. I will also add some information about Marathon Gaming here if you guys are interested.

Sorry for beeing away for so LONG.

Until next time Nurlings, let’s hope it’s not 3 months.
Cya soon!

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New Pages – Coming Soon!

Hello Nurglings!

Yea as it says above, new pages are coming up! Well, you know, pages on this blog? I bet most of you don’t click on them to often but I thought I would a about me page and a page with images of all my miniatures from different miniature games. Here is a preview of a few images (some of them you’ve already seen).

I may also add an “archive page” for all the deck lists that I’ve posted on here so that you can just click a link and get right to it!
So that’s what I’m working on right now, also want to do some video content for my YouTube, so I’m trying to figure out what I should do with that.

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!