Fate/English Meta: Breaking down exactly why Saber is worst girl

I know I said I wasn’t much for the English format, but this kind of bridges between both formats, and it’s topical clickbait, so why not? Written by not me, but by celednb.

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(April Fools) TOP TEN TEARS: 10 CARDS THAT MAKE YOUR OPPONENT WISH THEY WERE DEAD (OR PLAYING CRITFIGHT SACKGUARD)

(Editor’s note: swearing ahead. I knew this was a bad idea.) Continue reading

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Violent Pornography – To Love-Ru Darkness 2nd Vol.2 Set Review

This time we’re joined by 2015 US National Champion thenightsshadow, who runs his own blog . You might notice his header is labelled as best girl, when it is in fact some mediocre imouto voiced by everybody’s favourite shrinking violet bit role. Always bothered me, had to get it off my chest.

Anyway, set reviews. Breakdown of the rating system . Pornography below.

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Tile-Matching and Tier Lists – Puyo Puyo Set Review and ‘Banlist’ Roundtable

I say banlist, but it’s basically just a metagame discussion. This time, the memers from TTT are joined by Peshkatz (of his self-titled Youtube channel), Phillip (of Make Marika Great), and celednb (of no blogs, because he didn’t ride the recent blogwave).

Oh, and we also did a Puyo set review.

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Correctly Turning Your Cards Sideways – The Importance of Attack Order

We’re somehow big enough to get article submissions. This is an insightful article on attack order, by MrPattywagon, which I have edited somewhat liberally.

This article contains sections on ordering your attacks for information (both denying info to your opponent and fishing it out for yourself), one section about board-state sensitive attack order that  you can skip if you know what you’re doing or play Old Man, and a two-part discussion on how attack order matters in dealing damage (preview: it doesn’t) (sometimes) (at least not in the way some of you think it matters). There are limits to the number of words a reasonable person can tolerate in a blog post about an anime card game scope-creep scales linearly with boredom and tedium – but I hope the examples and explanations that survived the writing process will do something for you.

A scenario before we get into the article proper. (You can CTRL-F or CMD-F for “attack order does not matter” if you’re here to read the section on dealing damage.)

Green Railgun opponent is at 0-3 with two characters on the field and weeharuyou commit yourself to killing both of them: an<a href=”http://www.heartofthecards.com/code/cardlist important source.html?card=WS_RG/W13-029″> on-reverse drop-search and a best girl oversize. When you defeat the drop-search character, your opponent will search for the card he thinks he needs. He’ll take the damage, his searcher will be reversed and primed, and he’ll go find something. But the opponent might not yet know what he wants to grab with the drop-search: he’s sensitive to his clock and how close he is to level 1.

Let’s explore some damage scenarios and how that affects his search target. Then we’ll talk about why attack order matters here. Continue reading

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What do Sports Drinks and Movies About Idols Have In Common?

They both have Weiss sets!

Love Live’s EB has only one video covering the cards in the set, while Monogatari is split into three videos. Read more about our totally rad rating system here. We’ve started putting translations on our videos, and all credit to HotC for them. Continue reading

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Responding to Feedback on my Almost-Buzzfeed Article

Since that last post stirred more sleeping lions than I expected, I feel it’s only right if I responded to some of them in a timely fashion. These are some of the choice pickings from various forums that have been brought to my attention. Everything will remain at least somewhat anonymous, even if I address anyone specifically. Continue reading

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Five Big Obstacles that Weiss Schwarz is Facing

Listen to my story. This may be our last chance.

because work

because i start work again soon

Why would anyone want to platinum FFX Remastered? Why?

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Thoughts on Playstyles in Weiss Schwarz

To Play, or to Style?

Playstyle is a somewhat popular topic in various cardgaming communities at the moment, so I thought I’d talk just a bit about the idea of playstyles and how they should and shouldn’t affect you. This is more of a general TCG topic than one specific to WS, but I think it’s important to at least think about where WS is, and why playstyle isn’t super-relevant to its competitive scene. Continue reading

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Execution Deep Dive – YOU’LL FALL BY MY HAND

I’ve sold out my principles. I’ve said repeatedly that I hate doing deck techs, but here I am doing a deck tech. Sort of. Not quite. I’m going to do what I’ll be calling a Deck Deep Dive. This is just a fancy name for a deck tech, but I will make two promises regarding these. Firstly, these articles will be extremely comprehensive. They will include the vast majority of cards that didn’t make the eventual cut, as well as plenty of reasoning on every card and every card count. This is what I want the new standard of ‘deck tech’ to be, but for now I will be differentiating my deck techs from others. Secondly, you will come out of these articles knowing how to beat these decks. Illustrating the weaknesses of decks extensively is not something people ever do when it comes to deck techs. Hell, even I haven’t done it in the deck articles I’ve written. I think that exploring a deck’s weaknesses is the best thing you can do when it comes to a deck.

Anyway, the series I’ve chosen to talk about is one I feel people can learn a lot from. It is a somewhat undersupported series in a world of free +1 combos, explosive finishers, and stalwart advance summons. Deckbuilding for this series is extremely difficult, with a huge variety of weapons and magic to pick from, and an absolute requirement of precision, situational awareness, and good decision making. It’s a series I’ve spent a huge amount of time with, getting to know every last mechanic and stretching the series to its limits. So, without further ado, I present to you your blade-wielding, shadow-busting protagonist, whose friends are his true power. Continue reading

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