Mittwoch, 24. April 2013

Marth & the Machines #77 - Gorten v. Ossrum

So, after a long wait, I/we finally finished this battle report! Watch as first, General Ossrum and Gorten Grundback go up against each other in a 50pt battle of "Restoration" (from SR 12 - just a small indicator how long this took), and second, my recap of Bonn's first cantina games! (end of June, there will be the 3rd Cantina games. Just another indicator of how long this took...)


Samstag, 13. April 2013

Khador 2013 - Part 10 "Zerkova revisited!"

In this article for Khador 2013, I'll revisit the khadoran battlefield reporter, Koldun Kommander Alexandra Zerkova. I know we've dealt with her early on in part 02 of this series, but that was from a wholesale theoretical point of view. Now that I've taken her to ClogCon, which turned out to be my best tournament performance yet, I've got some real experience to add to what I wrote before.

I'll first revisit a few statements I've made, then I'll give you a look at the lists that I took to ClogCon, how the Games went during the Con, and some post-Convention observations/considerations.


Mittwoch, 10. April 2013

Dice Rage Live Ep. 5 - NQ 47

While we were on the trip back from ClogCon, Tinman and Blog started the next episode of DiceRage, talking about the contents of No Quarter #47.

Later, Lee joins them, afterwards, Orsus, and near the end, Arides and I do, talking about ClogCon.


Samstag, 6. April 2013

ClogCon Progress

With Team Marth & the Machines currently at ClogCon in Leiden, I guess this post will have to do to cover all our "achievements":

Blood, Sweat, & Tiers (Fri morning)
Marth - 2/2, ends up 6th (Jay, new record! Won two games in a row!)
Arides - 1/3, ends up 14th

Doubles (Fri evening)
Marth & Fiona AKA "Team Beer Kamikaze" - 0/3
(We ended up dead last, but still had fun even due to very bad matchups. First round against Team "No time for love Dr. Jones" (Ossyan/Haley Xp), second round against Team "Think of sth. funny" (Kromac/Rask), and last round against Team "Rocket" (Magnus/Sorscha Xp) - and that will be batrep'ed, since it's a "fight" between Marth & and the Machines and OrsusZoktavir.

Steamroller (Fri evening)
Arides - 0/3, ended up 14th (Turns out: Sleep deprivation and dehydration hamper your play ;-))

Team Tournament (Sat morning)
This actually was the prime reason we came here with Arides (or rather, it was the reason he came along with Fiona and me), however - Fiona was feeling really bad, and sort-of not up to it. Arides and Me were feeling worn out from that amount of gaming (and staying up 20+ hours straight), too. So we, as a team, minding our teammate's condition (and ours, but her's primarily) reached the decision of not participating.

That may seem ironic, but sometimes situations change in a way that you can no longer conduct the original plan. And I think it shows that we learned sth important about being real team.

Hydra (Sat evening)
Marth - 1/2 (Note: Win was a bye. I used the time to play a game against Fiona)
Arides - 0/3
 We were actually expecting a fourth round (probably pairing Arides vs. me), but the TOs decided that, with a clear top three of players, there wouldn't be one.

Steamroller (Sun morning)
Marth - 2/2, ended up 7th
Arides - 2/2, ended up 8th
Fiona - 0/4, ended up last.

So all in all, it was a very fun and exciting experience, and we'll try to repeat it. A brief summary/discussion can be found here: Dice Rage Live Ep. 5