Saturday, July 19, 2014

YU-GI-OH and Pokemon TCG

This past Wednesday, I participated in a YU-GI-OH constructed tournament. I brought a deck known as Battlin' Boxers, a deck of Warriors designed to interact together to summon multiple 4- star monsters in a turn. I had played Yu-gi-oh for quite some time previously, and I did enjoy the game then as well. The tournament was a good time, and I met some pretty cool dudes. I did not do very well really, as I was completely unprepared for the opposing decks. I found myself quite tired at the end of the night from reading small text and wracking my brain to understand the combinations that I saw. All in all, it was still really fun.

For Pokemon, I constructed a Fighting Type deck, with a number of different Pokemon and evolutions. It has been pretty fun to play, but there has been a major problem with the deck. On the second night of the Pokemon events, one player had brought out the top tournament deck to play. He has not yet lost a single game. This enormous jump in power level has made it hard to even consider playing in the events, even though I really had no intention of going full-bore competitive. I don't mind losing really, but I do mind not having fun.

I intend to keep up with both trading card games, but I am unsure of how it will go. Pokemon has an interesting rotation system that I don't fully understand, and I think once I do understand it fully, I will try to get more into the competitive circle of that game. Granted, my time will become more limited as I find myself busy with working and balancing several jobs, but I still hope to enjoy the games thoroughly. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

1850 PaladinStar

Draigo

10 Paladins
- 4 Psycannons, Psybolt Ammo

5 Strike Marines
- Psycannon
DT: Razorback
-Psybolt Ammo

5 Strike Marines
-Psycannon

3 Psyflemen Dreads

Tigirius

5 Space Marines
- Meltagun

This list has a very simple strategy: Use Tigirius to guarantee Invisibilty and Draigo picks up Prescience. Paladins march across the board as an unstoppable Objective Secured Unit, with a psychic choir of Grey Knights. Grand Strategy makes the Dreadnoughts also Objective Secured. Thoughts?  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A New Discovery

I was unaware of the existence of a religious group known as the House of Aaron (my first name). The cross is actually quite interesting, and it may serve well as a symbol to include on my Grey Knight models.

Game of Thrones Board Game

One of the most fun pre-set territory games I have played. If you are a fan of the show or book series, you will like it even more.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Broken Record Perhaps... But I Have Left Facebook Again

The newest political turmoil of the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case has really riled up the active and passive random people who want to spout their educated/uneducated thoughts about the issue. The vitriol that has passed through my news feed has led me back to the same conclusion: I don't want to keep this social media.

I have nearly 300 posts on my blog, and I feel like I have reaped a greater reward for it. I have improved my writing skills through practice, and I have been able to construct thoughts with the idea of a more public audience. I can do the same on Facebook, but it has led to nothing positive or constructive in 90% of the cases that come to mind.

So I say, "See you later, Facebook." Maybe I will fall to it's indescribable lure again, but I hope to not make this mistake again.