Archive for March 2008

Hobby League today!

March 6, 2008

Figured I’d make a small post announcing that my Hobby League is today. Report on it will prolly be up sometime friday.

What am I playing?

I think I’m gonna go with Team Superman one more week.

One of my fave decks. Will give a decklist sometime.

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Deconstruction 1 *CONTEST*

March 5, 2008

I have alot of random eas and such. Most of them nonrare and so forth so I figure I will do a weekly contest.

This first week will have a mystery prize!

Anyway what you need to do to win this prize is to guess the card. Sometimes it’ll be easy sometimes not so much. Every 24 hours without a correct guess I will post a hint.

So game on!

Thats all you get today!

HINT 1: It’s Marvel
HINT 2: It’s Common (and I am a idiot)
HINT 3: The Set that it is in has been rotated out (Golden only)

You may resubmit a guess for today if you have already guessed due to my blunder.

1 guess per new hint posted.

Also if you enjoy my blog feel free to leave a vote for me by clicking the banner below.



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Hobby League Stuff (March)

March 3, 2008

I am bored so I figure I’d do a little review of the HL cards for this month. (City Champ cards will be in a seperate post maybe)

Also start giving me questions so I can make by big question post SUNDAY. Lockescythe@gmail.com or just leave it in the comments.

Participation:

The card that I will end up with 2 playsets of so I hope is good.

At first glance I was unimpressed. But it really involves someone to think around the card.

It very well could be a 4 of. You get Ivy to recur a loser every turn then you use Agility to keep your Ivy/Higher Drops alive. At the very least you could ko the person you are losing anyway to having more than 1 stunned character.

Pros:

  • Recurs
  • Anytime pump
  • The koing of a character doesn’t target (stupid Wonder Woman)
  • It’s Relevant due to Society being a Modern Silver Team

Cons:

  • Will most likely not surprise a opponent since if you recur it they know its coming
  • +2 Defense only
  • Offensive Pump may fill the deck slot better

Still a strong card nevertheless and for sure something I will try out in a future build of my society.

Second Place:

Something that I will probably have to trade for since I usually either win a tourney or lose horrendously given the type of decks I play.

Unlike Agility I at first glance thought this card to be amazing. It saves you alot of early game endurance. I kinda think that less now but its still a pretty hot card. Firstly it allows you to flametrap on turn 3. Spectral+Conjured Moon means a completly cleared board. Maybe even use Anarchy to make it be gone for good.

However it detriments from the Xanadu play on 2 which means you get less opportunity to fetch your magicks which you’ll be needing throughout the game.

Pros:

  • Stops Cloak, Amulet, Helm, Gems for free
  • Spectral Slaughter on turn 3
  • Is a Shadowpact character which for some people is a big plus
  • Not rare being a 4 of in the deck that would play him
  • Its Relevant until Fate Cycles out due to its mixed splashability

Cons:

  • Hard to get since second place is a annoying ranking to strive for.
  • Hard to trade for since some believe this is end all be all to fate
  • Only really stops fate until you have to get rid of him once that happens you’re in trouble again
  • Doesn’t stop BPRD
  • The cost 1 less for magic thing is fairly useless at this point in the game
  • Why is it not pay endurance wouldn’t that make more sense thematically
  • Stops Madame Xanadu from having a second (maybe third if you draw another) search

This card will have to be played with for me to judge its complete usefulness but I do like it alot. Its the very first Pact legacy that has come even close to playable.

Winner:

A card that I’ll most likely end up with 3 or so of. So it better be good. (kicks thanks granny goodness)

Wow. This guy is on the border to brokentown. Short answer would be teamup+rock=badtimes for your opponent. I will not elaborate much further on ideas that could be spawned by him but he seems almost a bit too good. Well statted, Not Loyal, Not Attack Step stamped.

Pros:

  • Character Based Pancakes
  • Not loyal so can be turned on with only him and a teamup
  • Unlimited uses per turn as long as you can ready him
  • Has a potential to combo

Cons:

  • Its Rare therefore it will be quite hard to get
  • JSA (the majority of it) will be gone when DCU comes out unless they are refeatured
  • There is work involved to get this awesome character to be useful

Anyway thats all for now. Feel free to leave comments and vote. Voting for me is always well appreciated. Also if you run into any Jareds/Alans I currently need 4 of both so feel free to check my want list at VSrealms.

http://www.vsrealms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56977



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Banner Needed

March 3, 2008

I need a banner for this beautiful blog.

What I would like included (though all not be neccesscary):

To keep things looking nice, the size must be 500×88.

The VS Symbol

Firefly (the ship)

A Picture of the card Random Punks

A crossed out unicorn

The CN tower

I will even attach a bounty:

Best Banner by the end of the week will recieve a extended art Avengers Assemble! Ok so its not that great of a prize but its something. And Its Shiny. Shiny is good.

So Um get cracking.

Edit: Seems Mechachu has come up with something pretty amazing for me. So unless I get something super amazing he has won.

This is Gdayblokes entry which is nice but IMHO too much text. Can you somehow remove the text except for Scythe’s castle?

This is Ranma Solos entry which is also very much what I’m looking for this will be a tough decision for sure. I think I’ll give a week for entries.


Also feel free to leave in the comments what deck I should consider running for Golden Age Hobby League Thursday this week. I may or may nto run it but I’ll try.



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Welcome and stuff

March 3, 2008

Hi there.

This will be my blog to share with you the random ramblings of a long time VS player.

I guess I should Introduce myself.

Who Am I?

I am Brash. I’m from Toronto Canada. This will be the only time I will actually put that name in this journal. I am to be known as Locke. I’ve been playing vs since the start. I am a aspiring TV writer/actor.(though I haven’t actually written anything at all really) I sell cards to buy cards and I try and keep my card hobby contained. Works decently. I will not blog about much personal life stuff in here mainly because this blog is about well cards. But for this post I’ll let you know who I am.

You Play Cards?

I started playing cards with Pokemon (I was young it was fun whatever) Shortly afterwards I moved onto Yu-Gi-Oh! and Lord of The Rings. Decipher screwed the playerbase over. So I stopped playing LOTR and moved onto vs. I think of myself as a competitve player but I haven’t really won anything to prove it to anyone else.

Why VS?

I will admit I am not a heavy comic reader. My love for this sort of stuff came actually from watching early morning Fox cartoons. (Iron Man, Spiderman, FF, X-Men) The classic stuff. I also was a fan of the extremely cheesy and campy Lois and Clark. The game has probably gotten me to read more comics than I had before I played. I picked up VS because it seemed as if it could become quite big. It was made by a company that wasn’t Decipher or Score (Weeps for Buffy card game) and promised lots and lots of money to people who went to events. Plus I knew all the characters of the first set.

First Pack?

Foil Mr. Sinister and Savage Beatdown

One is gone one remains in my binder forever.

First Deck?

Well I can’t say I outright created TNB. But I did have TNB before it was big big. I didn’t own any Sabretooths yet so I just threw all my low curve Brotherhood guys into a deck with 4 TNB alot of pumps. I ran advance hardware and Random Punks in there for the longest time. I also added a card that many people at my local tournies did not approve of:,

This little card won me so many games and I was so proud when the decklists of TNB started coming out and this was in nearly every one of them.

So if you consider yourself competitive what have you won if anything?

Well for one I won the first ever Elite Series of my city. I also won a PCQ and top 8/4 ed more than I can remember.

I’ve played in 4 10ks. Top 24ed in 2 broke even in the others.

2 PCs Day 2ed in one 5-5 in the other. I’m not really on a team though if a event is coming I tend to work together with the Toronto players and I tend to try and build fun decks and go from there.

If you’re competitive why are you still playing?

Because to me money isn’t everything and as long as I can keep on playing this game dropping a minimal amount of money I am happy. I got to travel to California for a PC and it was amazing. I hope to be attending Mega Weekend New York. But what I do now is well I help organise my local hobby league. I am the Toronto events coordinator. I bug people to come out to events and run a mailing list and whatnot. I have a loyal playerbase and as long as theres people to play with I’ll most likely stick around.

What will be in this blog?

Rants. Some decks. Some tourney reports. Maybe even some pictures of stuff from Hobby League. Links to stuff Im selling. Bad typing skills. Biweekly I will be having a questions post where I encourage people to give me questions (can be about vs can be about anything really) and I will attempt to answer them.

What won’t be in this blog?

Unicorns, The Land without shrimp, Ways to abuse Ahmed Samsarra, UDE rampant love, Reavers.

Allrighty until next time.