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Monthly Archives: May 2011

I, For One, Welcome Our New Phyrexian Overlords

Forgive me if I’m shedding tears right now. Unlike many Magic players, I have nothing but the fondest memories for the original Mirrodin block. Maybe that’s because, back then, I was new and inexperienced and didn’t really pay attention to the tournament scene where Ravager Affinity decks were destroying everything in their path. But y’know… How’s the old adage go? You never forget your first? Well, Mirrodin was my first. It came out a few weeks before I started playing Magic. My first deck was made up of a bunch of Equipment and Affinity cards, and big splashy rare artifact creatures I found in the garbage. They looked like they had been left in someone’s pocket and run through a washing machine, but they were still readable… And my sleeves made them indistinguishable from all the other cards in my deck. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Gaming

 

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On D&D and Baseball

Hello humans.

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? I know. I’ve been focusing my attention on a lot of OTHER things in the past year, and I haven’t had much time to write about games in that stretch. The one time I did wasn’t even on this blog. >.> It was quite ranty, too. Written merely a day after I gathered up all my old D&D dice in my Crown Royal bag and bashed it on the sidewalk. Let’s put it this way: At the end of the day, I was severely questioning the validity of the (pre-4th Edition) d20 system as a way of accurately measuring characters’ skills at something. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Gaming, Random Ramblings