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
Filed under: Scott Thompson, Vs. Corps.com, Vs. System | Tagged: Avengers, Captain America, Chocolate Milk, Fantastic Four, JLA, Legend, Marvel Knights, Rare, Spider-Man, Stall, X-Men, Yu-Gi-Oh | 2 Comments »
Posted on August 20, 2008 by scottkthompson
I must apologize for a lack of a post this week, or at least an article. I got a new math teaching job and I’ve been spending the week setting up my room. Not only do I need to be ready for my first couple weeks of teaching, but my room has to look spic and span for Open House this next Wednesday! Like usual, even though I don’t have an article ready, I did still work on my site some. I updated my Haves/Wants pages from changes made at Gen Con.
Speaking of Gen Con, I picked up cases of the Batman and X-Men starters for five bucks each. That’s 40 little twenty six card decks that I can use to teach my classes that wonderfully “math-related” game we all love so much! I also picked up a simple math game that’s pretty similar to Uno for my lower math class called “Straw”. We played Straw between all our tournament matches because there were always games going twenty minutes past time. We even got Orange Soda Man from Vs. Realms in on the fun!
Join me next time when I unveil my Super Crossover Sealed report. It’ll be on your screens Wednesday 8/27 when I should be caught up with everything else going on in my life. Look forward to talking to you next week!
Filed under: Scott Thompson, Vs. Corps.com, Vs. System | Tagged: Batman Starter, Brotherhood, Gen Con 2008, Gotham Knights, League of Assassins, Orange Soda Man, School, Straw, X-Men, X-Men Starter | 2 Comments »
Posted on July 23, 2008 by scottkthompson
As I write this I’m sipping a fruity drink from the comfort of a Hammock. My Hammock is actually a bed, and is not at all in Hawaii as hinted at, though I’m going to pretend because I’m weird like that! As I mentioned last week, my summer work hours have fried my brain and I needed a week off from thinking. That being said, I went to see some movies. Last Friday I saw The Dark Knight; Tuesday I saw HellboyII; and tonight I’ll be watching Step Brothers, which looks hilarious! Continue reading
Filed under: Scott Thompson, Vs. Corps.com, Vs. System | Tagged: Avengers, Blizzard, Counters, Hawaii, Hellboy II, Infinity Guantlet, Marvel Knights, Nextwave, Nick Fury, Poison Ivy, Punisher, Radioactive Man, Revenge Squad, S.H.I.E.L.D., S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents, Secret Society, Sniper Shot, Step Brothers, The Dark Knight, Thunderbolts, X-Men | 6 Comments »
Posted on June 4, 2008 by scottkthompson
I was trolling through the blogs the other day on the Vs. System Network (see my links) when I came across Lost Hemisphere’s “Thursday 13” about cards that have yet to be broken. When I got to his #10 on the list and saw that it was Lobo, The Main Man, I slapped myself. I had not thought of that card since it was previewed before DC Legends was even released! Now that he was freshly in my mind I decided to build a deck that included him. I decided not to build a deck “around him,” just one with good synergy. The fact is, I can’t really see how to break him in a format that usually ends the game before he even comes into play! However, that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun and find ways to put his power to use. Continue reading
Filed under: Scott Thompson, Vs. Corps.com, Vs. System | Tagged: Above and Below, Evasion, Hellfire Club, Lobo, Marvel Zombies, Morlocks, Professor X, Storm, Vengeance, Villains United, Wolverine, X-Men, X-Men Assemble! | 3 Comments »
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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Posted on March 19, 2008 by scottkthompson
Last Christmas, when I was busy praying for Vs.-related gifts and watching the traditional Christmas movie fare, something caught my attention. I looked closely at the DVD box art of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ and saw something I had never seen before. The Santa in the background looked oddly familiar. It was then that I remembered that they had to add a subtitle to the movie to keep it in line with all five of its sequels and prequels. The new subtitle was: ‘Miracle on Yancy Street’. Now I might just be getting this movie confused with ‘Star Wars’, or it’s possible that my opening diversions are just getting much more insane; either way, I was inspired. But instead of trying to find a way to abuse Yancy Street itself, which would pigeonhole me to Golden Age, I decided to settle for just a miracle… Mister Miracle to be exact. Continue reading
Filed under: Scott Thompson, Vs. Corps.com, Vs. System | Tagged: Counters, Evasion, Fantastic Four, Morlocks, New Gods, Shiloh Norman, Spider-Friends, Underworld, Vengeance, Villains United, X-Men | 1 Comment »