We’re in a a break from large events right now, leaving metagame data short on the ground. So today I’m going to talk about something general: the strategic groundwork of the game, with a specific view to what it means for deckbuilding.
There are certain circumstances in which I have no business winning the games I win. In fact, often times I have stumbled through a tournament and come out on top despite having a terrible deck with terrible match ups against me. These events have lead to two things. The first being that I have developed the unfortunate habit of playing decks that may in fact, disgrace the great name of team Pandeponium and the second is that I have developed a reputation as a “good” player. Both of these outcomes have reinforced bad behavior.
Team Pandeponium had an awesome showing at North American Continentals at GenCon, all playing the same deck (within a few cards; a few couldn’t get quite all the URs). The deck later became known as Charlotte’s Tower online. Obviously the list was published by Enterplay, but I’ve never done a full history and strategy post for it, though I’ve been meaning to. There’s no time like the present, so here goes.
I’ve just started setting up this site, so there’s not much here at the moment, but here’s a general overview.
What is Team Pandeponium? We are a My Little Pony CCG team based at Pandemonium Books and Games in Cambridge, MA. We play weekly in the store on Sundays at 6:30pm (walk-ins welcome) and often travel to competitive events. Most of our players have several Regional or Store Championship top 8 finishes, and we finished four players in the top 16 of North American Continental Championships at GenCon: top 16, top 16, top 8, and top 4.
Why do we have a web site? Honestly, mostly because we noticed that .horse was a top-level domain name and couldn’t resist. That said, several of us are interested in writing or producing other kinds of content about the game, which we plan to publish here.
Who are the Team Members? The team is administered by me, Niko White, the Events Manager at Pandemonium. I’ll let other team members introduce themselves as they post, and will likely do a roster post in the not-too-distant future.
Can I Join the Team? If you’re local, we’re glad to play with you and test for big events – come see us at the store, we’re quite friendly! If you’re not local, drop me an email.
What Kind of Content Can I Expect? We will be posting content related to the MLP CCG and the exploits of the team. I will likely do the first article as a primer on Charlotte’s Tower, the deck that we piloted at Continentals. If all goes well, I’ll also be posting some videos featuring the deck.