Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Theros, Two Headed Giant, and Cassidy's First Match

 South Lake Middle School has a late start on Tuesdays which Jack thought would be a fine time to play some Magic: The Gathering with his friends.


I love this idea because it is a good way for the boys to meet before school, gives working parents a place to drop their kids before school that is fun & educational, and crates a wonderful weekly game day in our house. Also Lisa makes muffins for the boys which is a win/win for me!


I did not do a very good job recording the event--most of these shots were taken after the boys had left.



There were some very close games played--Alexander brought his constructed deck from Theros Prerelease which lost to Jack's Theros deck. Alexander wanted to work on some deck building, but we did not have much time.


 I then played my Theros Prerelease Deck in a great game against Alexander while Jack played Cassidy [who was using my Sliver deck]. I had to scoop because we were running out of time & Jack wanted to play Two Headed Giant.


Cassidy and I were likely going to win the THG match, but we ran out of time--the kids had to go to school.

As a first time event, this was awesome & hopefully we will be doing it more in the future.

We did have some rules questions come up.

1. Someone exiles a Crackling Triton with an instant.

 

Can the Crackling Tritons "Sacrifice Crackling Triton: Crackling Triton deals 2 damage to target creature or player" be activated before he goes to exile?

We ruled that it cannot.

2. You summon an enchantment that has a 'when it enters, scry one', but the other player responds to the casting with a dispel target enchantment counter spell. Can you still Scry?
We ruled that you cannot.

3. Does a bestowed Celestial Archon become a Creature if the Destroyed?
For example, Jack had a Returned Phalanx

which he Bestowed with a Celestial Archon.



Alexander responded with a Ray of Dissolution.


The Ray has "Destroy target enchantment. You gain 3 life." The question is does the Celestial Archon drop as a creature or does it go directly to the Graveyard?

We ruled that it does becomes a creature.



Monday, September 23, 2013

HJRP1015 Happy Jacks RPG Podcast Season 10 Episode 15

I listened to this late Friday night & very well may have fallen asleep before the end.
 
 
This remains a very fun podcast--this episode has a lot of banter and some very funny reader letters. A good listen.

Icosahedrophilia Podcast, Episode 169: From Beyond, Part 3

I listened to this while falling asleep on the couch Sunday night after a long Star Trek marathon on the couch with Lisa, Jack, Kate, and a not so healthy Cody.
 


This is one rather long fight scene, there is some great decision making from the party & DM Chris makes some great judgments, as the party struggles to stop the cultists. 

Icosahedrophilia Podcast, Episode 168: From Beyond, Part 2


I listened to this on the couch after a very long weekend.
 


Another great adventure from Chris and his table. This time they fight their way past some guard's & then enter a ritual sacrifice room


One highlight of this week is that the players map out their plan while DM Chris is not in the room--some want to charge the main bad, some want to fight their way up to him, everyone wants to focus fire but there is a profound lack of consensus on how to do this--very informative.

A very fun listen.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Theros Pre-Release


Jack, Alexander, & I went to Theros Pre-Release at Dice House games.


Jack was in a great mood & very excited about this deck. He was very confident that he would do well.


Alexander had never built a deck before and had a very good time



Unfortunately, we did not get a lot of the big hitting cards & all of us struggled with the time given to create our decks--we really need to work on speed, etc.

Over all we were not very successful, for example I went 3-10-0 on the day--mostly because I just could not finish anyone before the monstrous curve hit & HIT HARD.

There is still some upcoming stuff coming up which Jack and I will be participating.