Nonetheless, the main attraction of Boon Satyr is how it is easily the strongest bestow-based creature you can play at the moment. Bestow itself is a nifty mechanic, but many creatures have overpriced costs and are thus difficult to play practically. Continue reading
From Zero to Hero?
I just finished the first season of “Zero no Tsukaima” (The Familiar of Zero), and I really enjoyed it.
Synopsis: Louise is a magician at the Tristein Academy, dubbed with the nickname “Zero Louise” due to her inability to effectively use her magic properly, resulting in zero successes. An upcoming test at her academy requires her to summon a familiar, a servant and partner to support her as a magician. Despite desiring a familiar that would be superior to her constantly mocking classmates, Louise ends up summoning Hiraga Saito, your average Japanese boy. Even with Louise and Saito both unwilling to accept each other, they have no choice. Louise cannot attempt another summoning and Saito cannot return to Japan, and so their life together begins. Based on the novel by Noboru Yamaguchi.
I was actually looking for a romantic, shoujo anime to watch, and then I came across “Zero no Tsukaima” on a random list on a forum. It turns out this anime was basically a harem instead of a romantic shoujo, but I still liked it regardless. I found the characters really fun, and I am going to give this anime extra props for actually having an Asian male who hooks up with a non-Asian girl(s) (take that, society).
So yeah, this “shounen” anime is one I will consider watching further (it has three more seasons). I just found Louise and Saito so sweet together as a pair.
“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”
But what will you become?
“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”
This is Sylphie, the Buttercup Mage.
Generally speaking, a creature should pass the “Vanilla Test” if you want to consider them for your deck. In this case, Kalonian Tusker passes this particular test with flying colors. A creature should usually get 1/1 stats for each converted mana cost value, give or take a point here and there based on any and all card effects.
You ask yourself stuff like, “Is this card good for its cost?” Or, “Are there better cards I could substitute in for the deck slot?”
Because Kalonian Tusker actually has 1/1 more worth of stats for his converted mana cost, this makes it a real bargain in terms of power. To put a 3/3 creature out on turn two just like that is quite substantial in Magic. As a result, Kalonian Tusker is an excellent card for “beatdown” strategies.
Honestly, my only real gripe with this card is I don’t really like the artwork that much. Otherwise, you can bet a play set of Kalonian Tuskers is on the agenda for just about any green player.
Burning-Tree Emissary gives you efficiency and then some.
So for the converted mana cost of two, Burning-Tree Emissary has solid stats as a 2/2 creature, AND she nets you a red and green mana for coming into play. This extra mana is extremely substantial.
For instance, at just turn two on the play, you could potentially call out FOUR Burning-Tree Emissary cards back-to-back with enough mana to use up the remaining cards in your hand as well. This is why Burning-Tree Emissary is used in speedy decks where it is all about blitzing your opponent as soon as possible. She grants you the means to dump the cards from your hand into play while still being useful as a 2/2 creature.
I just love this card a lot.
You can discard 1 “Harpie” card; Special Summon 1 “Harpie” monster from your Deck in face-up Defense Position, except “Harpie Channeler”. You can only use this effect of “Harpie Channeler” once per turn. While you control a Dragon-Type monster, this card’s Level becomes 7. This card’s name becomes “Harpie Lady” while it is on the field or in the Graveyard.
Harpie Channeler’s best maneuver is being able to form Rank 7 Xyz monsters easily.
English Translation of Lyrics by Deciphered Melody
Tired of sleeping, I lost sight of you
And now I want to shatter everything
If I don’t want to hear words of hope
Then even my life will listlessly waste away
My emotions cuddle close to a faint light
It’s loneliness …
Will I even get to see tomorrow?
Tell me … that there is a love binding us together
And I’ll stand up against the despair I’ve called forth
Even the consciousness of people born and destroyed choose the future and show its key
Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes) is quite the anime gem.
Synopsis: Ryner Lute is a lazy student of the Roland Empire Royal Magician’s Academy. One day, the Roland Empire goes to war against their neighboring country Estabul, and Ryner loses his classmates in the war. After the war, Ryner sets out on a journey to search the relics of a “Legendary Hero” at King Sion Astal’s command and finds out that a deadly curse is spreading throughout the continent. (Source: Wikipedia).
It’s an anime I am glad I stumbled upon. It goes beyond the normal fantasy story with a lot of substance and class, though it is extremely violent and at times disturbing (e.g. heads will roll).
Nonetheless, I love this anime’s complex plot. It has action (of the bloody and gruesome kind), comedy, touching moments, politics, warfare and so much else.
Every card game has their beloved characters, and Yu-Gi-Oh! has many such characters to its name. One iconic card for the newer Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL series is Gagaga Girl. “Gagaga” references the 我 kanji, which is used to indicate physical impact in Japanese manga/comics (e.g. like a POW sound effect).
You can target 1 “Gagaga Magician” you control; this card’s Level becomes the Level of that monster. An Xyz Monster that was Summoned using only this card and other “Gagaga” monsters as Xyz Material gains this effect.
● When it is Xyz Summoned: You can target 1 Special Summoned monster your opponent controls; its ATK becomes 0.
Five Magical Flavors
One particular thing I like about Magic: The Gathering is its use of colors and how they symbolize certain elements of the game, both mechanically and flavor-wise.
These five colors are White, Blue, Black, Red and Green. Each color draws its power from different types of land and represent a variety of ideals and concepts.
Each color is driven by different values:
I have been going through various champions to adjust my Fantastic 15 character pool, and Syndra has been my go-to gal for a while now. She is actually very fun to play once you get the hang of her unique play style and various nuances.
Though very unpopular as a champion choice, especially among mages, I believe Syndra has some genuinely cool aspects to her design that appeals to my “Johnny nature.” People are going to look down on you for picking Syndra, but you can have the last laugh when they are taking a ball bombardment to the face.