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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!

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

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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Brony-Con or A Magical Friendship Adventure

Road-trip-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-26934224-305-165I did it. I went to BronyCon. It was last minute and ill-advised, but I went. Thankfully, I did not go on this magical friendship adventure alone. No, I took the fabled Niko with me. Sadly, Chash had to stay at home on the couch (more on that later). So Thursday I packed up my car, drove down to Pandemonium and picked up Niko for what would become a legendary friendship adventure. Continue reading Brony-Con or A Magical Friendship Adventure

Deck Primer: Radical Regionals

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Wooo Doggy, I took first place in regionals? The same person who made a Noted Speaker Deck and a shipping fan fic deck? Ya’ll better step up that game. Not really. Everyone there had some good decks (Especially Johnny, who I will be talking about a lot because I fear his deck and what it will become). I guess this means I get to name my deck hu? Hmmm, It’s got my PFF Nightmare Moon in it (seriously, we are BFFs), and Maud soooo, Nightmare Maud? Sounds good. Onwards to the primer! Continue reading Deck Primer: Radical Regionals

Absolute Discord: I Really Like Your Mane

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Welcome back to our page after the groups long hiatus. We have been doing top secret pony related things that we cannot tell you about! However, we are back now and so is a new set. That means, you, like us, can spend unreasonable amounts of money on adorable pieces of cardboard that let you play an abstract game about friendship narrated by colorful talking horses. Yay! Continue reading Absolute Discord: I Really Like Your Mane

Friendship Is Tragic: Necromancy with Applejack Gravedigger

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Welcome to another installment of everyone’s favorite article series: Friendship is Tragic. This article is a very special one. You see, our group has a club: The Cutie Mark Crusaders of Regret. It’s an exclusive club with only three members because anymore than that and the bad choices we make might actually start affecting our lives in a very major way. Our group comprises of: Scootalose (Charlotte), Sweetie Bot (Me) and the third member that this article introduces, Appledoom (Greg). Appledoom made the wonderful deck that we are going to go over today: Gravedigger Applejack! (I have been waiting patiently to write this article as it is without a doubt one of my favorite decks). Continue reading Friendship Is Tragic: Necromancy with Applejack Gravedigger

Friendship Is Tragic Primer: Berry Punch Babysits the CMC

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Welcome to another installment of Friendship Is Tragic. This is the place where all the terrible decisions we have made, and ill conceived decks we have built, live. Today I will be touring a deck that could be, arguably, the very heart of our inspiration. That is right! Today we visit a Cutie Mark Crusaders deck. That terrible mane that is only good at one thing: confronting with Ponyville Banner. However, this deck is not just a one trick pony. It takes a few tips from good ol’ Airquotes and Berry punch (because after that last article how could it be a bad idea?) Continue reading Friendship Is Tragic Primer: Berry Punch Babysits the CMC

Deck Building with Vinyl Scratch!

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When I was young someone explained to me how to make a Magic the Gathering deck (way back in 1994). I went home and then built a deck. It had at least 120 cards in it. It was a monstrosity filled with War Mammoths, Serra Angels, and wall of woods (because I definitely needed something to protect myself with and trample had to be the best ability ever). I could not shuffle it. I then I got some more advice and built a terrible 60 card deck full of terrible things likes Bendalish Heroes, Leviathans and more War Mammoths (because trample still had to be the best ability ever). Continue reading Deck Building with Vinyl Scratch!

Mover and Shaker: or Blood Bending with Ponies

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I don’t know why I gravitate towards bad cards. I think part of it is that I sincerely hope that there is a reason that card exists, like a Zelda treasure chest you can see but never actually get to. So my latest brush with Stockholm syndrome involves not just a card but a mane. Prior to the release of Cadence, this might have been the very worst mane in the game. However, when Crystal Games came out my Cheesy sense began to tingle. Bad Rarity (as we shall call her) drove up in a van, put a hood over my head, and kidnapped me. And now, just like Noted Speaker (we are never, ever, ever getting back together Twilight), I have Stockholm syndrome.

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