Kaladesh Brews, pt. 5 – BR Aggro

These days, whenever new cards become available, BR or Rakdos is where my mind goes first, pretty much everytime. Its not generally the best color combination, but admittedly The Joker’s philosophy does have a certain appeal to me in fiction, which this combination embodies in its recklessness.

My favorite card from Battle for Zendikar block was easily Inverter of Truth, no question about it. Its just so weird and hard to use. So, now that the structure of Standard has shifted and Eldrazi Displacer isn’t as easy to use to kill you, maybe a deck built around it could work.

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Kaladesh Brews, pt. 4 – Almost Monored Vehicles

Okay, I’d love to put in Ovalchase Daredevil, but the problem is that none of the vehicles I’d like to use need crew of 4, so it would be somewhat awkward to use. So, monored it is. Okay, almost. Unlicensed Disintegration still clearly has its place in the deck.

Maybe there’s still a piece of equipment for the quite interesting lady to drive.

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Review: A Dozen Dungeons by Miska Fredman

adozendungeons_cover_thumbnailLast November I stumbled on Miska Fredman‘s Instagram account and noticed he was drawing maps with #Mapvember. I got hooked. I even draw some maps myself too and Aki wrote about automated map generation.

Since then Miska has gone on Patreon and is drawing maps in addition to his job as the founder of Ironspine (Finnish rpg publisher). It seems like his map drawing has really paid off. At the end of August he published a neat booklet called A Dozen Dungeons (link to DriveThruRPG).

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My Favorite Cards from Shadows Over Innistrad Block (Top 10)

As Kaladesh spoilers are already in full swing (actually kind of winding down at this point, although we’re still missing quite a few of the story moments as of this writing), it seems like a good chance to look back at Shadows over Innistrad.

I liked Innistrad. I wasn’t really in love with it, but I had fun playing it. I think the balance between the really big eldrazi (that aren’t generally even that big) and the rest was much better than in the previous block, but I couldd have lived without certain bombs that have made Standard very boring. Much of this has to do with the previous block, again, but that’s because much of what Innistrad 2 brought to the table just couldn’t compete with Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and, of course, Collected Company. I would’ve wished there was a competitive Vampire deck or something, but it just hasn’t appeared, at least not yet. With Collected Company and Dromoka’s Command gone pretty soon, things might change quite a bit.

As always, this isn’t about what’s best, but more about what sparks my imagination in some way or another. Sometimes its a fun card to brew with, sometimes I like the art, sometimes they do something weird, but not very obvious, way too often they’re either black or blue or both. Sometimes (okay, often) I just have fond memories of them.

Previous “winners” include Pain Seer, Bloodsoaked Champion and Inverter of Truth. As I said, black is good, but also they work in weird ways, often being pretty weak, if things don’t go your way, but they are the kinds of cards I personally enjoy.

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Kaladesh Brews, pt. 3 (sort of) – GW Angels

So, one of my favorite cards from Eldritch Moon was always Permeating Mass. Sure, its difficult to use, but you can’t deny its powerful. Actually very powerful. The problem is that its risky. If the Mass gets going, you’ll just lose all your own creatures as well.

Unless, their somehow protected from it. For example, in my EMN Prerelease deck I had a Permeating Mass and I played it happily, because I also had Voldaren Pariah and two Ishkanah, Grafwidows, who could do damage without having to enter into combat with all that Mass.

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EDH Deck Time: Rashmi

If your here looking for a cool, competitive Rashmi-deck, I’d suggest you go elsewhere. This time I’m trying to go for the fun factor. Well, there’s always an element of fun (for someone) in my decks, but what’s different here is that I’m going deeper with it, the idea being that I’ll let fate decide as much as possible.

Well, that, ramp and trying to stay alive.

Our hero today is…

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Tietäjän kirous Review

This is one of those full disclosure things. The guys behind this graphic novel are Guild members. They might not be very active, but still. Viljami has even written for the blog once, actually about the process of writing this very comic book under the microscope here. I and Lauri also had a very small role in the process (and are both mentioned in the acknowledgement) giving our comments on a version of the work about a year ago.

With that in mind, I’ll try to be objective, but obviously there’s a chance I’m not. Okay, lets get to the meat of the subject.

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Häme Medieval Faire 2016

This year’s Häme Medieval Faire was held at during August. Last year I was at a friend’s wedding and could not participate. But this year I made sure I would attend and went there with my son and his cousin. And it was even better than the last time around.

Häme Medieval Faire is an event held at the Häme Castle with all thing medieval. Naturally this means a lot of artisans selling their products but it’s also about historical reenactment. While two years ago there was a tournament this year’s main event was the landing of forces of Novgorod on Häme shores.

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