All posts by Niko White

Crystal Games: First Impressions – Friends

New set!  I’ve played in a few prereleases, and we’ve seen all the cards, so time to talk about them!  Thoughts on the set to follow.

UPDATE: Some people were having trouble loading the article, I think due to length.  This post now ends after Friends; I’ll be posting the continuation momentarily.

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The Dream-Quest of Vinyl Scratch, Part 1

I’ve spent most of the last week not writing pony articles, but instead being vaguely sick and unable to sleep.  Overall sucky, but there is one bonus: by spending a lot of time half-asleep and probably feverish, I’ve had plenty of weird errant thoughts.  Most of them have been useless and obviously influenced by marathoning too much House.  On the other hand, one strange half-dream thought resulted in the deck I played tonight at our weekly tournament, to much more success than I expected.  It’s not fully tuned yet, but there’s enough there I’m going to keep tuning it.  I’m hoping to do at least two articles tracking the progress, of which this is obviously the first.

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NA Continentals: “Charlotte’s Tower” (DJ/Purple Control) Deck Info

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.

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Welcome to Team Pandeponium’s New Site

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.