The Best Arena Deck I have ever made, thanks to HearthArena!

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Removal, and 2 Solid Legendaries.  Oh yea, its stupid

Whats funny is I was trying out HearthArena cause Kripp has been using it, and I suck at draft choices.

Then the game goes and says HEY HERE IS SOME DUMB LUCK FOR YA BOYO! Have some removal, and some legendaries.

My second opponent was really nice after the match. I felt bad cause I used a Cabalist Tome early on…which gave me 2 Blizzards and another Tome. He thought my deck just had 2 blizzards and 2 flame strikes.

I haven’t gone past 3-1 yet as I haven’t had a chance to really play much. This deck is just silly though so far.  Thanks to the videos by Kripp and Trump though I think I am getting a handle on how to play better.  Sure, the game gave me the deck, but I still gotta use it right.

I lost one game just because I faced another mage and couldnt seem to gain a good foothold. Still doing stupid well though.

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Playing & Reading: Week of 7/10/16 to 7/16/16

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Alright you lovely folks, lets do this thing!

—–PLAYING—–

Getting more and more into creating Youtube content. So far, I have played a bit more Renown Explorers, to get the 2 part video series together for next week. I got Call of Duty BO3 MP Starter from Humble Bundle, so that’s cool. Gonna do a video on that. Played a bit of Kingdoms of Amalur and posted a video for that. Whats really crazy is the positive response I have been getting about KoA and the video. My reddit post about it is nearly 100 positive Karma, which is absurd, and I have over 500 views. So that’s really awesome. I also just did a video about the new Hearthstone Tavern Brawl.

I also had played some Megadimension Neptunia VII earlier in the week for my review of that. Christ that game. Its too much haha.

I am preparing myself for 7/28/16 and the release of CALL OF THE BEASTMEN! BRAY WITH ME BOYOS!

—–READING—–

Really Sanderson, I need you to stop messing with my emotions. I finished off Bands of Mourning and his novella Secret History and I am just eyeing him and his shenanigans.

I started reading the first book in Tad Williams Otherland series, finally. I am also considering the Rangers Apprentice series as one of my coworkers keeps telling me I need to play that. Finally, I finished EVERY BOOK in the Cape High series. I need more. Right now.

Playing & Reading – week of 6/12/16 to 6/18/16 (Now with a Weekly Question!)

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Alrighty, I know I know late again, but I was sick and still am. So sue me. GOD! But hey, at least I am trying to add something this time! :P

—–PLAYING—–

I actually haven’t been playing much. Played a bit of Stories to make a video. Played some Chronicle: Runescape Legends which I am loving. Seriously its much more strategic then Hearthstone, and has a very nice style. I know nothing, literally nothing, about Runescape and don’t feel like I am missing much.

I also got a hold of Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns and am dabbling with that a bit. Used my level 80 boost on a Necromancer (Asura) and am doing the personal story stuff. Also have a little bitty Ranger. I also reinstalled Fallout 4 but haven’t done very much yet besides install two radio mods (Jet Fuel Radio and Old World Radio).

I also dabbled with Secrets of Grindea, which is another game I have to review. I also messed around a bit with Neverwinter Nights 2 but realized I really hate the control scheme.

Not much else has been done gaming wise.

—–READING—–

However, I went on a reading binge this past week. I finished the rest of the Alex Verus series and that was amazing. The finale was something I did not see coming and makes me salivate for the next book. I also started and finished Stiletto by Daniel O’Malley which was also awesome. It felt like it dragged on at times, but overall was a solid read.

I am trying to figure out what to read now. I started re-reading the Wild Cards Book 1, which is a collection of short stories about super heroes that was original written back in the 80s. There is a whole series now on it.

—–WEEKLY QUESTION—–

I decided to add a weekly question to this post, to try to engage some of you folks. I have over 100 followers now (which is kinda frightening honestly) and I wanted to maybe get to know you folks a bit better, maybe start some dialog, hell maybe get you to steal this thing and turn it into one of those Tag Posts that makes it way around the blogging world :D

So my WEEKLY QUESTION today is this: What game, if any, do you miss? It could be one that you had and sold off or lost, it could be a game that has closed down. It could be a game you just haven’t played in forever and keep meaning to revisit.

For me, at least as of late, its Hellgate London. There is nothing like it honestly. For those unaware, Hellgate London (and later, Hellgate Global) was a First Person Sci-Fi Diablo Clone. It used randomized dungeons with lots of loot, RPG Skill Trees, 6 classes, and a Sci Fi / Supernatural storyline. There is no game like it. Borderlands is close, but Borderlands has large open worlds instead of tight randomized dungeons, for example. And I miss the story and the goofiness of fighting demons from hell in the London Subway systems and things.  In fact, I have considered trying to teach myself Unity 3D for the express purpose of creating a game like Hellgate London.  There has to be a market right?

How bout you guys?

Playing & Reading – Week 5/22/16 to 5/28/16

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Alright lets dive right in, as this will be a shortish week for me.

——PLAYING THIS WEEK——

Haven’t been gaming much. I have played about 3 hours of Total War Warhammer, and have even started a Lets Play of it. Gonna try to update that weekly (I have an episode queued up for this coming Wednesday, and already have my first up!). That game is phenomenal and I will be writing a review for it hopefully around Sunday for Vox Ludicus.

I have also started playing Moon Hunters, a Rogue Lite action game by a small indie studio, also up for review at Vox Ludicus. Honestly, Moon Hunters is really interesting but I have to try out its multiplayer options this weekend, even though I personally am a SP kinda guy.

Haven’t touched much else other then these two bad boys. I might play a bit of Lord of the Rings Online tonight with my wife when I get home, but that depends on her mood mostly. If not, I will be playing either Hearthstone (I need to do the Brawl this week) or more Total War Warhammer. I was thinking of starting over with my Dwarves honestly, as the Slayer King.

——READING THIS WEEK——

So in reading news, I finished both the Apocalypse Codex AND the Rhesus Chart by good ol Charles Stross. This series, the Laundry Archives, is phenomenal and I eagerly await the next book in the series. And that ending of the Rhesus Chart…god damn you Stross you have made me a tad upset!

I then started right into Shadows of Self by Sanderson, the 2nd book in the Alloy of Law trilogy. I own a physical copy of this at home but never have time to start reading it. So I grabbed a copy from my good old Public Library (Thanks OCPL!) and have been reading that as of yesterday. I missed Wax and Wayne, and Marisi and even Steris! Wayne has been getting some good character development so far.

After this book I have the newest Tanya Huff book, the first in the Peacekeepers series, along with the new Trial of Apollo book by Rick Riordan, and the first Alex Versus book. And City of Blades. I honestly have no idea which to start with!

Thats all for this week!  See ya soon gentle readers!

This Weeks Tavern Brawl: Top 2

The Reddit Post for Interesting Combo Ideas!

“The Innkeeper is wondering which two cards work best together. Show him – choose 2 cards and we’ll fill your deck with them!”

This sounds hilarious.  I am gonna try something like Ambush + Coldlight Oracle for Rogue, or Shield Block and Shield Slam for Warrior (just armor and smash everything) stuff like that.  Weirdo nonsense.  This might be the most fun I will have in Hearthstone in a WHILE.

Or maybe Force of Nature and Savage Roar.  SO SAVAGE.

Confessions of a Twitch Chat Moderator: This is insane!

Seriously. This is complete and utter madness. Just…just go to the following links. This is all because of the Twitch stream of the Dreamhack US Event for Hearthstone.

First, the Original Article.

Now, for extra insanity, check out the Reddit thread. The comments are just…christ. Thank god the mods there are on top of things.

Just…jesus. This sort of behavior is unacceptable and one of the primary reasons I avoid Twitch like the plague, even though I would love to watch and interact with someone like Trump or Kripparrian.