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Monday, July 10, 2017

Status Quo Sunday And Patches The Pirate Are BFFs

FIRST FRIDAY SHOW RECAP
I cheated on Magic with Hearthstone this weekend. In my defense, 1. I got paid to play a show and B. I came in second and won this sweet keychain.

All in all it was a fun event with a relaxed atmosphere. There was plenty of games, a bar, a coffee shop next door and did I mention plenty of games? I loved the venue and want to play again sometime!

I played Pirate Warrior and Evolve Shaman. Both decks are great for setting up an early board state, but you REALLY need to do your math each turn, because both decks are about establishing a solid board state, then swinging in for big turns. However, what they lack in tools to help preserve said board state, they make up for in speed, ESPECIALLY if your opponent has no solid plays on Turn 2.

AFTER SEEING #SGDQ THIS PAST WEEK
They should leave Twitch Chat as Emote only for at least 4 hours after they would normally shut it off just to see how long the unfunny shitserfs can hold on to their rage for.

Related statistic:
Percentage of people who've used the phrase "Did you just assume my gender?"
Actual Transgender People- 0%
Unfunny Shitserfs- 100%

Other than that, there were tons of incredible speedruns and Doctors Without Borders got over $1.6 Million Dollars!

JAM OF THE WEEK- "The Last Stop For Us" by Evan Gamble

Another song from the Metronomicon! This week is a fun Rock Jam!

Not a whole lot to it really. It's big, loud and has a tight solo. What's different about it though is that it's about a couple on the verge of breaking up. Like "Hey, are we still doing this or not?" More songs should experiment with different stages of a bad relationship other than "NO WAY THIS CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG!" and "WELL SCREW YOU I'M JUST FINE, TIFFANY"

"Last Stop For Us" comes to us from Evan Gamble who's an actor on The Vampire Diaries. I've never seen that show, so I'm assuming he plays a plucky young detective who stole a vampire's diary from his ancient crypt and uses it to solve mysteries that somehow relate to those events of 500 years ago!

So, as much as I love this song, it's... not that fun to play in the game. Not fast enough to be challenging, not complex enough to be interesting, this song basically boils down to "Hit Some Buttons While This Cool Song Plays"

Video's also cool, making the most of that one simple motif of Evan Clones spinning around. TURNING AND TURNING INTO INFINITY!

WHAT ARE YOUR DECKLISTS, CHUMP?
Fine, here you go:
PIRATE WARRIOR
2 x N'Zoth's First Mate
1 x Patches the Pirate
2 x Upgrade!2 x Southsea Deckhand
2 x Fiery War Axe2 x Bloodsail Raider
2 x Heroic Strike2 x Southsea Captain
 2 x Bloodsail Cultist
2 x Dread Corsair
1 x Spellbreaker
2 x Frothing Berserker1 x Naga Corsair
2 x Kor'kron Elite
1 x Leeroy Jenkins
2 x Mortal Strike
2 x Arcanite Reaper

TOKEN SHAMAN
2 x Evolve
2 x Bloodsail Corsair
1 x Devolve2 x Fire Fly
2 x Flametongue Totem
1 x Patches the Pirate
2 x Jade Claws2 x Doppelgangster
2 x Maelstrom Portal2 x Stonehill Defender
2 x Primalfin Totem
2 x Mana Tide Totem
2 x Jade Lightning
2 x Bloodlust
1 x Aya Blackpaw 2 x Thing from Below
1 x Sea Giant

I was able to get out from under a lot of decks, but the only one that really gave me trouble were the Control decks, Priest Control and Freeze Mage. Those aren't about building up an offense, and me kicking it over, they're more about waiting for me to establish a board state, and stopping it at every opportunity. 

Evolve Shaman is great if you can get Primalfin Totem on Turn 1, and Flametounge Totem on Turn 2.

Patches The Pirate is Bae
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