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.
Continue reading Crystal Games: First Impressions – Friends
It’s a week later, and I’ve got some testing results for the new deck I’m brewing. In the absence of anything better I’ve been calling it Dream Quest but am willing to hear suggestions. Check out the results below, or read part 1 if you need a refresher.
Continue reading The Dream-Quest of Vinyl Scratch, Part 2
I’ve made some edits to Charlotte’s Tower lately, and have been holding off on posting them because I wasn’t sure I was happy with them. At this point I’ve played it a fair bit, though, and think this is a superior version.
Continue reading State of the Tower, October 2014
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.
Continue reading The Dream-Quest of Vinyl Scratch, Part 1
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.
Continue reading Strategic Fundamentals and Deckbuilding
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.
Continue reading NA Continentals: “Charlotte’s Tower” (DJ/Purple Control) Deck Info