Spoiler Alert! The Sequel!

The .horse is happy to bring you more spoilers. Now, unfortunately, I am not as cool as Airquotes, and have not designed this card. Also unfortunate for me, I do not get to bring you the best card in the set like Airquotes did. No, my spoiler is a bit more subtle. At first glance, Limestone Pie might remind you of the promo Maud Pie: Let’s Play Camouflage. MP:LPC was a very helpful card to orange when it came out, as it helped to deal with cards like Rarity Truly outrageous and other tempo cards that made Orange, which really only had one speed, pretty sad. The problem is, this card was hard to find as it was a promo, and it often ended up hanging out at home or exhausted a problem, not contributing too much (other than its ability). Continue reading Spoiler Alert! The Sequel!

Review: Tails of Equestria – The Storytelling Game

Hello all!  I’ve been a bit off-grid for the pony CCG lately, as I’ve returned to my pastoral homeland to open my own game store, which leaves me both separated from the herd, and with little time to play or test regardless.  I did just get a copy of Tales of Equestria – The Storytelling Game, which is a new tabletop RPG based on the MLP franchise.  I did a quick review for it in the RPG reviewing thread over in another forum I post on.  Then I realized, hey, I have my own site that’s pony related.  And I’m still paying the bills, so even though it’s not really about the CCG, no one can stop me from posting!  If you’re potentially interested in a My Little Pony storytelling game designed for all ages, you can check out my overview and review below.

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Airquotes Designs the Best Card in Defenders of Equestria

On August 3, 2015, something terrible happened: Enterplay asked me to design a card for an upcoming set in the company’s fledgling My Little Pony Collectible Card Game.

The road was long and arduous, with numerous design ideas (rightfully) rejected, but after wearing them down with one poor life decision after another, I finally slipped a card through. Players can expect to find it in the game’s upcoming Defenders of Equestria set, but I’m gonna go ahead and spoil it here and now.

Honestly, I don’t know why they didn’t just print every card I suggested in my previous article. But without further ado, I present to you what is objectively the best card in Defenders of Equestria. You’re welcome.

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Drafting with Ponies: Or Derpy Plays the CCG

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Welcome back to the .Horse. We have been pretty radio silent lately (with the exception of the super helpful articles written by Airquotes). This is because a lot has been coming down the pipeline and we have been helping push the cats through their tubes. So why am I, Vinyl_Scratch checking in when I should be painting or vinyl scratching (Ya I hang out in Davis Square. So what?). Well the answer is draft packs. Draft packs for days. Continue reading Drafting with Ponies: Or Derpy Plays the CCG

The First-Confront Rules Change

Hey all!  I hope you’ve seen, we’ve got a significant rules change in the new version of the comp rules posted yesterday (live May 5th).  In case you missed it, you no longer score the bonus points for confronting a problem first.  Instead, you only score them for winning a problem faceoff.

This is a significant change, but we’ve been playing with it for months, so I’m here to talk about some of the implications.

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Why You Should Never Ask Airquotes for Card Ideas

On August 3, 2015, something terrible happened: Enterplay asked me to design a card for an upcoming set in the company’s fledgling My Little Pony Collectible Card Game.

Since this was far outside my skillset, I decided to handle designing for the game the same way I handle playing the game: By vomiting out one terrible plan after another until something somehow works.

Here are some cards you definitely won’t be seeing in a future set:

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Dream On

Hello friends!  While living in the future as a community playtester stops me from writing as often as I’d like, I’m back on the .horse (heh) to talk about decks!  We’ll start with the list of decks from our recent Winter Regional in case you missed them, then I’ll talk about (what else) a new version of Dream Quest I brewed up and the team refined for the occasion.

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Friendship is Tragic: Rainbow Dash Edition

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She’s adorable. She’s awesome. And she is super bad at this game. That’s right. Of course I am talking about Rainbow Dash: Sonic Rainboom. I ended up pulling two of these and trading for one (because I had 5 UR Discord manes…). Everyone was telling me how bad this card was, and basically, that’s like telling me, “make a deck out of this, it’s a really good idea!”. So once again, I ventured down the path of Noted Speaker (seriously though, we are never getting back together). So join me down my twisting path and learn how to optimize this adorable card for minimal benefit!

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Vinyl attempted to encourage everyone to follow Team Pandeponium on Tumblr, but is not actually very good at doing things like “linking websites,” so here is a general PSA! If you would like to follow Team Pandeponium on Tumblr, here’s where to find us:

  • Niko @ sparklevalue [content: 95% reblogs from me, 5% reblogs from other people]
  • Chash @ ponyregrets [content: 75% The 100 garbage, 25% non-the-100 garbage]
  • Vinyl @ twinsetspammer [content: terrifying memes]
  • The Value Tumblr @ himynameisnikowhiteandilikevalue [content: literally just posts a picture of Twilight Sparkle: All-Team Organizer every day at 6:30 EST]

Enjoy!