Cyclops Madrox What else you need Preview Reviews

October 4, 2008

Firstly some explanations from Mr Seck himself on the brand new keyword.

Hey guys,

Just to let everyone know about the first new keyword – Energize!

Energize is a triggered power that triggers when the character with the power becomes a defender. The reminder text for the keyword is:

Energize (When “this” defends, ready it.).

The majority of Energize characters have an activated power, and this allows them to use it twice, or use it and attack (if your opponent chooses to attack it) and a few other tricks that will become apparent once you see the whole set!

Here is the link of the Facebook page –
http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Vs…me/12722434186

Hope you have fun and have a great weekend!


Good games,
TBS

So. Energize is NICE and gives a new twist to the already nasty activated ability.

But whos gonna get energy?

Well lets see the facebook previews.

Cyclops, Mutant Messiah

Pros:

  • The character he exhausts can already be exhausted. (Something we know well enough from prof X) Which means if he exhausts to tap a 7 and a 8 attacks him he can burn the 8 for 8 if he doesn’t need to exhaust someone
  • To me my X-Men+This card is some sick stuff.
  • Sneak Attack+This card means you can attack wait for them to attack then mess them up.
  • Its a nice win that isn’t Jean Grey or can even be played with Jean Grey. Not to mention Mimic and Professor X with him means your opponent is not having a fun turn 8.

Cons:

  • X-Factor does not have a symbol
  • He is a 8 drop and though he seems to make X-Stall become a solo team deck theres a chance you may make it short of him.

Concussive Force

Pros:

  • Gah its like a better mystical paralysis of sorts
  • Carrying the torch/The Captain love this
  • 2 drop Cyclops could exhaust if needed
  • It can make it so you can reach the turns you need to win
  • This with energize seems like win
  • Wonder Woman can’t do nothing on this
  • Doesn’t target a character

Cons:

  • At current time of review I can’t think of any. other than the regular its rare, pathethic attempt bla bla bla

Pros:

  • With a double of him in the KO pile he’ll need to be stunned atleast twice
  • You could powerup him get stunned make the powerup become new jamie.
  • You could use alot of small multiple men and swarm em out when he gets stunned.

Cons:

  • Kind of reminds me of tattooed man and if Madrox can be as good as the infestation deck I’ll be scared.

Lastly is the card that is more or less a last ditch effort of sorts

Pros:

  • It can refill your hand and maybe keep you alive (ALOT of cards
  • On a turn your dudes get stunned (say they used Hulk 4 drop) you could kill your board and replenish your hand.
  • Could speed you to a win condition in a Golden Age Multiple Men deck

Cons:

  • It destroys your board for some lifegain
  • Not 100% sure if destroying your board for your hand is the greatest idea.

Scythe Castle Will be getting a MEV preview of its own!

October 3, 2008

Yay Celebratory post!

No clue yet what card I will be showing you guys but it probably won’t be this.

(Shown originally here)

This totally means a KATIE POWER LEGEND DECK!*

*And by that I mean Nightcrawler legend lol.

Preview Review :Skrullzzzzz Super Skrull World Champion

October 1, 2008

Yay new cards!!!!

PROS:

  • Art is just wicked
  • Discard a card for invunerabilty means if hes to become stunned ever you just pitch and wham take no damage. Sweet stuff.
  • He gets a mix of old and new getting one of the oldest mechanics (Evasion) Which seems like it’ll most likely be his most unused ability outside of sealed/draft.
  • Energize since we know what that is now makes it so he can burn for 6, force 2 replaced resources or make them discard 2 cards. Or even better a mixture of all of those.
  • The activated ability makes him even better since you can activate him to do nearly anything.Scroll to bottom to see what I mean.
  • Not loyal

Cons:

  • So many choices
  • Paibok still seems better in most traditional skrull decks.
  • All those affiliations and nothing for him to specifically do with them yet*wont be a con once set is made im sure)

Oh and if you were wondering what abilities he did steal well lets show them all.

Okay not really but I can;t for the life of me remmeber a card that does exactly this I think theres a darkseid elite char that does this but can’t remme who.

and of course.

Allrighty keep with me for more preview reviews!

Just like Agent Brand….I’m Not dead

October 1, 2008

I took a small sabattical from the online portion of VS system. (Mainly this blog and all of VSrealms) Not because I was sick of the game (Quite the contrary my Hulk Deck *thanks to everyone who helped me build it* smashed the last 2 city champs I was in getting a respectable 1st in one and 2nd in the other)

I just had some computer issues (Still not completly worked out however I am online again), Some X-Box issues (if you call a mild addiction to Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Civilization Revolution and The Force Unleashed a issue) and some personal issues (Which are well personal….duh)

Anyway since Marvel Evolution Previews start this week I just wanted to give a shoutout to everyone and let them know that I will be covering this set with preview reviews to the best of my ability and may pepper in random content now and then including articles and maybe even guest articles. No promises on mass content but I’ll try.

So keep an eye out for me and get ready for the reopening of Scythe Castle. Also if anyone wants to add me on XBOX my Gamertag is Locke Scythe.

OH AND YAY PROM PICK!!!!!


SUMMER OF LOVE NEW BIRDS FINAL FOUR BABY!

DCU Preview Superman Earth 22

July 24, 2008

Well I’m just gonna start by saying I HATE this card.

Completly totally loathe.Why?

Cause I can’t use him in every future Superman deck that I would create.

Joking aside,  the card today is pretty awesome.

I haven’t seen much of the new JSA so I don’t exactly know how they work. But this seems like a amzing 6 drop in a JSA Avengers teamup. Hes a reservist which is nice and well I’ll get to that after the reveal.

Oh here he is….

Damn! Think how nasty he’d be in a JLA/JSA teamup deck. Put a char on top with worlds mightiest. Rally for the free card bouncing a attack no matter what. Think of him in a World’s Finest deck… Brains and Brawn would mean you’d have to get through the man of steel atleast 3 times. Indestructible he is. (did I mention Indestructibe would be AMAZING WITH HIM!)

Hes big hes here and he’s gonna be a bitch to knock down. Hope you enjoyed todays preview.

I will admit I haven;t read this storyline so I can’t talk much about this incarnation of supes. So rather than copy down a bunch of stuff from wikipedia. Heres a direct link to it. http://en.dcdatabaseproject.com/Superman_%28Earth-22%29

Thanks for reading!

Worlds Report pt 2 soon. For now watch this.

July 19, 2008

www.drhorrible.com

This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen since….Pushing Daisies.

It is surely LEGEN……..wait for it………DARY!

And its superhero related. Written By Joss Whedon(and his brothers) Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion.

Worlds? Oh yeah I was there. Flipped Cars Flipped Cards and Steaks and Shakes Worlds Report Part 1

July 10, 2008

GAH! So how did this all happen? Well lets go to the beginning.

My sister thought it would be a great idea to take the GPS on bike rides. When doing so she can’t obviously take her bike onto the highway so she turned on Avoid Highways.So when I borrowed the GPS to help the people I was travelling with get to worlds well nobody told me to reset the settings.

So at around 4 AM on the wednesday the guys from Ottawa (Ryan *Walter Kovacs as most as you know him* and Matt) come and grab me. It was my idea to drive overnight so we could reach the Golden Age tourney thursday and avoid the midday US traffic. So since we all knew how to get to the border we didn’t turn on the GPS until we crossed the border. That was when things started going downhill.

Signs that the GPS MAY be giving you the bad directions:

  1. Within seconds of turning on it tells you to IMMEDIATELY exit the highway
  2. After a 30 minute detour through a town that had one store(can’t remme the name) thats more common than Tim Hortons is here we finally get back onto a highway of which it tells us to get off the highway go through a rest stop and then get back onto the highway.
  3. when it gets so confused it starts sending you to closed roads
  4. And offroad.
  5. Oh and there was also a person with a sack on his head walking a dog. Right when I was talking about the chainsaw dude from resident evil 4. This was about 5 mins before we crashed.

It was at that point we decided to ignore the GPS and head straight to the highway.But the weather and bad roads decided that was not the case. We swurved and well see picture above. We came to (not knocked out but disoriented nevertheless). Ryan felt a strange sensation on his head thinking it might have been glass from the windshield that he more or less is on top of. He sniffs but instead of the smell of blood he smells all dressed. The glass is untouched. We all slowly unbuckle ourseatbelts and kind of crawl out of the car .(after Ryan put the car in park so we could unlock the doors) Nobody was hurt and nothing other than the car and ruffles were ruined.

People come out to see if we were okay and tell us that more than 12 people flipped on these roads in the past year. Also they told us that we are 1/10 of a mile away from the highway route. The car is towed slowly after. (And I mean slowly took about a hour for anything to happen) We get driven to Frank and Son’s in West Henrietta PA and try to figure out what to do next.

We attempt to call a taxi of some sort to get us to a car rental place (cause car rental places wouldn’t come to us) I was actually half planning on going home at that point. But to no avail it seemed as if we would have to stay the night and miss worlds in rural Pennsylvania.

TO BE CONTINUED……

Ancient Weakness DCU Preview

July 10, 2008

Now in the past in VS system Sinestro himself has been a mixed bag.

Past versions did everything.

The first one is probably the most memorable one. The Green Lantern of Korugar, this was the one who worked with the good guys. I have always been a huge Glock fan, (even though I was partly responsible for Dr. Light getting banned)and Sinestro is the icing on the cake for the deck. On off initiative turns he makes it so your opponent either has to attack him first (which they may not be able to) or risk losing their board by attacking the smaller green lanterns surrounding him. There were even some decks that used fun ideas like moving him around with Mean Green Machine or recovering the person in front with I’m back Poozers. And on initiative he has 6 willpower so he can use all the cool tricks lanterns have. 6 willpower, thats alot of willpower to pay with hmmm.

But what can that willpower bring you.Keep with me.

Next we had a 6 willpower 7 drop from the Emerald Enemies who doesn’t share much synergy with todays card so I will skip him.

Next appearance was on Anti-Matter where he has a 5 willpower that can exhaust to move people hidden. Good but nothing groundbreaking.

Sadly for Synergy the next Emerald Enemies Sinestro well, he has 1 willpower. But he also costs 3 resource points for a 9/8 on turn 6. Thats well pretty amazing nowadays especially since you could clash of worlds and have 2 9/8s on 6.

His second to last appearance up to now was for the villians united where if you knocked him down you said goodbye to plot twists. This had 3 willpower.

And his last and for sure currently his most popularily used version is the brand new 4 drop from DC Legends. Who would only be in a sinestro legend deck if one was only running 11 Sinestro cards and wanted filler.

So why do I keep mentioning willpower? What could be so great that willpower would make Sinestro insane? Well look no further.

Ancient Weakness (4)
Play Only during your attack step. To play pay X willpower this turn from a Sinestro you control. Stun target character with cost X.

Wow. Even without seeing a Sinestro yet you can tell that this card is pretty amazing. The two Sinestro that work well with it aren’t even Emerald Enemies but who cares when it isn’t teamstamped. Think about dropping the 6 drop Anti-Matter Sinestro paying all your willpower to stun their 5 then exhausting him to move their 6 hidden and then smashing their face direct for tons.And with the Green Lantern Sinestro you can stun their 6 drop then laugh as they try to even get to Sinestro.

Oh yeah and if you haven’t heard yet there will be atleast 6 new Sinestro that will have the capacity to use this new toy. Wow.

Lastly theres willpower boosters like the rings and power surge and even giving the Sinestro name to someone else using Carrying The Torch. All of these will create wicked situations that equal free stuns. In your face Annihilus!

So yeah when DC Legends hits get ready to be stunning your opponents for FREE! Great stuff!

LIES UDE LIES!!!!

June 16, 2008

The Avengers that do not exist:

Sandman

Beast

Jack of Hearts

Sersi

Jarvis

Silver Claw

Jocasta

Justice

Starfox

Crystal

Kang

Stature

Dagger

Storm

Dane Whitman

Kyle Richmond

Sub-Mariner

Darkhawk

Lionheart

D-Man

Living Lightning

The Sentry

Doctor Druid

Aaron Stack

Mantis

Thunderstrike

Mar-Vell

Firebird

Mockingbird

Triathlon

Firestar

Monica Rambeau

Two-Gun Kid

Gilgamesh

Moon Knight

U.S. Agent

Moondragon

Hellcat

Wendell Vaughn

Hulk

Whizzer

Quicksilver

Rage

Rick Jones

That right there is the actual Avengers team roster for Marvel Universe.

THANKS FOR THE LIES UDE

This post was brought to you by:AGENT BRAND.

A character that was teased to me to being in the set and then wasn’t.

BOO URNS!

yes they are saying boo.

That right there is the actual Avengers team roster for Marvel Universe.

*Note this post is mostly joking*

June 16, 2008

So….. Yeah I’ve been gone a while.

I’m really happy I didn’t go to MEGA suckiness in NYC. Though way to go on the amazing turnout.

Theres still good amounts of vs players. Not sure why UDE is trying so damn hard to make us feel like a dead card game.

Thats all I’m gonna  say on that today. Also on Stu Barnes losing his art teacher job he seems like he’d be one of the coolest teachers on the planet. I know I rib on him now and then for hsi stalwart defending of positive unicornyness.

Hulk deck status : 1/20 rares complete and utter sadness failure

NEEDS:

3X Hulk Smash
4x Trouble With Dinosaur
4x Warbound to the end
4x Hulk Green Scar
4x Righteous Anger

Let me know what you are looking for them and I will see what I can do.

ME WANT TO SMASH ALREADY!

Also my near complete foil set is about to hti E-bay I be needing money for worlds.

So if anyone wanna make a offer before they go up on ebay. Lemme know.

http://www.vsrealms.com/forum/showthread.php?t=59233

If this sells well it will cement my worlds trip and if I go to worlds it means I will be updating with lots of awesome worlds info and pictures so help me out and get yourself some shinies.