I updated my Fetlife profile yesterday with some new photos (@CreatureCrea if you’re interested). A couple of them are a bit on the brutal side, depicting around 90 needles as my tools of torture in a CBT scene. As scary as that looks though, the session itself was nothing but loving and kind. Brimming with…
Boredom, brings this post. So I’ve been on Hearthstone of late. I decided to post my most reliable deck for that game. Not really my favorite but it works. It’s a priest class C’thun deck.
Now for those that don’t know Hearthstone is a digital card game based on World of Warcraft(WoW). Not the biggest fan of the MMO, I always preferred it’s RTS (real time strategy) games. I hated the sorta predecessor of Hearthstone that being the World of Warcraft’s paper card game. Which explains why only in the last couple months i started playing the game. Oddly enough a Magic the Gathering youtube show I like brought up Hearthstone(MagicMics).
So in any case I have a very effective Priest class deck. Basically I win by outlasting the other player and/or playing a massive C’thun. I like the C’thun card it’s a nice win con and rip off of Cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft.
Its not the greatest deck but it works. I really need to craft some different cards for it. Maybe in the next couple of day’s
Currently the 30 card deck has the following cards
Reckoner Of Evil x 2
Mindblast x 2
Shadow word : Pain x 2
Twilight Geomancer x 2
Disciple of C’thun x 2
Shadow word : Death x 2
StoneHill Defender x 1
Tar Creeper x 1
Twilight Elder x 1
Vicious Fledgling x 1
C’thun’s Chosen x 2
Defender of Argus x 1
Hooded Acolyte x 2
Mass Dispel x 1
Fen Creeper x 1
Holy Nova x 2
Psych-o-tron x 1
Twilight Darkmender x 2
Volcansaur x 1
C’thun x 1
You know I don’t really blog anymore. Sure I jot down hasty posts, sometimes making little sense in them. Rarely checking the spelling or grammar. I hit post and go on about my day. It’s funny because I write out posts in my head but never put them to the screen. I just say meh and go on to the next thing.
Hell I started writing this post some hours ago and this is as far as I got. Sidetracked by other things. But point proven.
Pretty much a continuation uggh from yesterday. Work sucked, so much the amount of sucking cannot be measured. From working the first part of my 14 hour shift in the rain. When it wasn’t really supposed to rain. So that was like 5 hours in the rain. Needless to say I was soaked by the time came to head to my next work site.
Quick trip home to change into dry clothes then off to the next place. About half way thru that 8 hours. I got super nauseated, which was only made worse by certain smells at the site. Needless to say I was throwing up during every patrol.
Fast forward spending the whole day in bed , tired and feeling like shit. This weekend has sucked that is all.
A small add on to my previous post about Magic the gathering. Didn’t really mention the games that day. Of the old play group only 3 out 7 could make it. So myself, CL and BM played 1 commander game, and we drafted a box or Modern Masters 2017. playing two games of that. We didn’t have time for another commander game due to other things in life taking place.
The Commander game went as I expected. Myself using a preconstructed deck from the commander 2016 set. I used the stalwart unity deck, commanded by kynaios and tiro of meletis. Its a group hug type of deck. I only altered it slightly with 10 cards I could dig out that might give me a win chance. BM played a tricked out Animar , soul of elements deck big threats for cheap aggro. While CL played Grenzo ,havoc raiser basically a goblin tribal aggro.
My deck performed as I thought under powered,slow and clunky. Hardly a threat to either. BM deck performed as we all expected. It was a slaughter.
The drafts were slightly different. Even though I don’t draft often , pretty much my second time doing so. I lost both drafts. Though I take pride in that I became the target of both them. First game I drafted a grixis aggro deck, BM a four color good stuff, CL went with jund aggro.BM won that game.
The next game I went a jeskai black deck, held a good cntrol of the board with blinking and enter the battlefield effects . CL went a simic blink deck, and BM went with a naya deck . CL won that with Dead eye navigator combos in the end.
So the score basically was
So I haven’t actually wrote a blog in some time. Not much to say , my life same as it ever was. Or same as it ever is these day. Lots of work upon more work, lots of feeling tired regardless of sleep.
About a week ago I got to see an old friend. We hung out like it was old times and I had forgotten how much I missed it, The past.
For years one of my hobbies was playing Magic the Gathering, I really liked it. A game of strategy , a game where you could be cunning. Creating decks and plays that people didn’t expect. I started playing in like 1996. though didn’t truly get into it till like 1997 when I was Tech school in the Air Force. A friend got me playing and this same friend gave me his collection when he went to his next base. To avoid having to take it. It wasn’t much just a shoe box full of cards. When I got out of the Air Force I gave my cards to my nephews. (in retrospect one of the worst things I ever did.) They had no idea how to care about anything they owned I blame their mother for that ,my sister. She never taught them the value of taking care of things more to the point she taught them the opposite. Though I digress(love that word).
Fast forward to 2011, some 10 years later, My coworkers and friends got me playing again. In a short span I massed a decent collection. From buying cards, lots of bulk buying, being given cards from others. Probably the largest influx came from a friend who owns a local comic shop. He didn’t feel like going through a box of 5000 he had bought. So he gave it to me. A few years later by say 2016 I had a collection that probably numbered in the high teen thousands to twenty thousand perhaps more.
I was part of two different small play groups. We played weekly some times twice a week. From early mornings to late nights we would play. I didn’t always win but I always had fun. Occasionally I’d play in tournaments or weekly organized events. Though as with all things in time they change. Work and other factors like location changed the dynamics. My work hours changed as did theirs, some moved away and for others conflicts of personality arose.
Then as other factors mitigated with less time to play or have any meaningful reason to keep the cards. Acquired so easily and cheaply I was able to sell most or simply give them away . Keeping only a few sentimental cards. I switched to playing online for time , still not quite the same. And even the online collection was cast aside.
Still all of this is simply prelude to the feeling that I let go of something I enjoyed having in my life. I attempted to get back into playing a couple of months ago. Only for that to fizzle as work hours changed keeping me attending any organized events. I even built a deck for standard play and traded some of my few remaining valuable cards to get cards from the current standard legal environment Made more sense than spending money on them. And now two months later I got to play again. Though the commander format, One which I love , though sadly with underdeveloped decks that were outclassed. The lack of having the large card-pool I used to have to create them.
Still I realized I need something to pass the time in my brain. I’ve outgrown other hobbies. My brain craves something to poke it,prod it and have it think. Even my writings no longer truly do that. For I feel I’m merely saying variations of things I’ve said before.
Sorry for the lack of posts. Needless to say the last few days have been nothing but