Posted on September 3, 2008 by scottkthompson
As I proceeded to clean newly spilled chocolate milk off of my rare folders, I praised God for the inventor of clear protective sleeves. I also though, “Why do I have so many rares that I don’t use?” Most decks use a few rares, and some decks do use more than others, but Vs. has yet to make it to the state of Yu-Gi-Oh where its players shell out a fortune for the most competitive decks. There are currently a ton of cheap competitive decks in every format of Vs. Checkmate builds had very few essential rares and dominated the meta forever (whatever happened to them anyway?).
Anyway, screw cheap competitive decks. I want to use my rares. I want to find the most competitive deck that ONLY uses rares. Maybe this has already been done, but I’ve not seen it yet so I figured I’d give it a shot. For the sake of my valuable time, I decided to limit myself to Silver Age. Continue reading
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Posted on July 2, 2008 by scottkthompson
My journey through the world of CCGs has been a slow, but progressive chapter of my life. I started out sucking hard at multiple games (Decipher’s Star Wars; Score’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Upper Deck’s Vs.). Eventually I became almost competent at Vs., at least competent enough that I was comfortable writing a weekly blog. Now, starting July 2008, I take my biggest step forward as a CCG gamer. That’s right… preview card entitlement!
I never thought this day would come, yet here it is… my first preview card(s)! I’m not quite sure how they paired these preview cards up with me; it’s almost like they knew I was a Green Lantern fan! Anyway, without further ado, here are your cards. Continue reading
Filed under: Scott Thompson, Vs. Corps.com, Vs. System | Tagged: Big Brotherhood, DC Exclusives, DC Universe, Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, JLA, Nextwave, Power-Up, Preview Cards | 9 Comments »
Posted on May 7, 2008 by scottkthompson
If you’ve watched The Wizard of Oz in the last lifetime or so, you know that Dorothy’s cadre of companions develops throughout the movie. She starts as a solo act (unless you count Toto), but as she picks up steam her party gains a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, heck – I think there’s even a lion in there somewhere.
Now, if you think my article is going to somehow connect Colossus, Crane, and Cheetah because of their resemblance to the Oz-ians, you’re way off. Instead, I’m merely comparing the way my ideas develop to a long trip down a yellow brick road. Still confused? Alright, I’ll start from the beginning (as opposed to going all Memento on you!). Continue reading
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Posted on April 16, 2008 by scottkthompson
A paragon is a model, ideal, or standard; therefore an instant harm paragon is something that sets the standard for instant harm. It comes as no surprise then that when you rearrange the letters of Samantha Parrington, you get… instant harm paragon! Coincidence? Yes! Cool? Also yes!
When you first look at Samantha Parrington (once you get over the hotness of the card that is), it’s hard not to notice that her stats are unusual for a four drop. Her attack value is on par with a three drop while her defense value is on par with a five drop. Like Mr. Fantastic, Critical Thinker and Darkseid, Apokoliptian Oppressor, her stats are justified by an amazing ability. In fact, with the abilities of the three aforementioned four drops, you’d rather have high defense values to keep them on table as long as possible. Continue reading
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