Roleplaying games can represent stuff about real life that you don’t necessarily stop to think about. I’ll write about one here, the difference between how Call of Cthulhu and Burning Wheel handle skills, and what those differences say about human capabilities. And why it matters quite a lot to me, personally. Continue reading
As a fortunate accident my father bought an older Lego set from a closing sale and brought it to my son. He believed to have bought a regular castle with some minifigs but instead he had bought Heroica – Castle Fortaan. In essence it is a dungeon bashing “board” game that follows the style of other Lego game (only a few rules and encouraging words to come up with your own). So naturally I had to try it.
I was watching a match on SCG, where there was a WU Heroic versus GW Megamorph. At one point, the latter put the former into a very bad position by playing a Boon Satyr on a Den Protector to bypass blockers on the Heroic side.
My thought: Why wouldn’t the other side use this evasion?
Ever since Magic Origins was announced, Wizards has been clear about the set not being the end, but the beginning. Its even in the name. There are some quite splashy things in the set that set it apart from other sets, but there’s also some little subtler things that show a small change of direction.
I usually do not post about Magic the Gathering. Mainly because Aki posts about it. A Lot. And I rarely have anything interesting or worthwhile to say. This week however was a bit different. I had a small vacation (since my son was with his grandparents and my wife was working). So what could I do? Turns out – nothing much but play through various different types of MtG. So this will be my random rambling about different formats.
Well, this is interesting.
MagicCardMarket.eu provides a search option, which lets you order the results by popularity… and I wasn’t quite expecting these results when going through Magic Origins cards.
Clearly, there’s tools for it now.
I’ll gladly tackle any issues raised by others, but here are some that need to deliberated early on.
I guess I’m done brewing for now (probably not really), and I’d just like to share my thoughts on some (actually quite a few) cards I think might have an impact on standard that I find interesting for various reasons. I’ll try not to overlap too much with my previous brew articles, though, and I’m going to emphasize cards that might have an impact here rather than outright very powerful cards.