July 09, 2009

Awfully quiet in here...

Which I'm going to blame on it being summer rather than the decision to ban Blink, but I suppose it could be a little of both. With the stupefying amount of rain we've had here lately though I think that there is probably a lot of kitchen table gaming going on.

I was able to do exactly that on Monday evening, playing several games of VS w/ Scott. My new Arkham Inmates insanity deck held its own against a massive Jean Grey legend, but just couldn't pull out a win on turn 9 (yes NINE) when faced up against a 19/19 Jean Grey, plus an 8-drop Professor X and an Onslaught. Even against all that the game was still pretty close. We also played a game with this deck facing off against the Fantastic Four. I believe that was my only win of the evening. Insanity is tough to build, but so far I think it's a blast to play.

My Legionnaires also got a chance to come out and play. Another deck I love to use because I think the characters are great. However, every time I play this deck I'm reminded that it is a little lacking. The Legionnaires are light on range, and many of them have rather low defense. I've thought several times about how to improve their performance, and this time I think I'll finally take it apart and see what I can do with it. Scott suggested a copy of two of New Mutation...which seems a pretty good idea.

The other deck that got to hit the table was my Purifiers build. Things started out badly for Scott's Hellfire Club, but I wasn't able to pour out mass amounts of Purifiers, and really once I get past turn 5 with them, their chances of winning decreases to almost zero. I didn't see a single copy of Birthing Chamber or X-Babies Attack except when rallying for Purifier cards. Thus they all ended up on the bottom of my deck. Magneto finally wiped out the mutant haters.

Even months after the cancellation of the game I still love playing and building new decks. I think I might finally build a Fantastic Four deck, as I've never done one before. They're not exactly my favorite comic characters, but they've got some great cards to play around with.

4 comments:

Scott said...

Hey Charles - actually your Purifiers beat my Hellfire. I had four endurance going in to Turn 7 (your initiative). I was able to steal the initiative and double-attack with Sebastian Shaw, but you still took the win. My Magneto vs. Nimrod attack didn't go my way and I was facing a stun-back on 6-cost Magneto - so I used his ability to stun Bastion instead (by stunning Magneto). This put me in the hole. I think I took you down from the high forties to the single-digits on turn 7, but by the end of it all, I was below zero and you weren't, due to some key reinforcements with your little guys. Good game. :-)

Obsidian3D said...

Thanks for the reminder...I was sure I lost that game.

Josh said...

howdy

any luck finding highlander cards?

Obsidian3D said...

I'm working on it Josh. Budget is a little tight after outfitting all my bike gear. I have another player interested in learning as well, so I'll let you know when I can arrange some cards. You'll probably have to teach us how to play...