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    Shameless self promotion here, but instead of typing it all up I recorded a quick video today going over my thoughts on the decks and their prices. Feel free to watch, or not! (If not, the let me summarize by saying that the decks are totally worth it, and they actually average out to the SAME value as last year's decks, it's just that the value is poorly distributed and too heavily weighted in the Arcane Tempo deck.)
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    My niece was really into this stuff when she lived in LA. There are school-sponsored teams and lots of resources. She won a few competitions and started getting letters from IVY league schools and such. It's very cool stuff. The competitions felt more like dog shows than battle bots. Mazes and tasks and such. Her team won one of them because they used an IR laser to guide it.
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    It's all shit isn't it. If that had gone the other way, they would have said sorry, you missed you window, you'll have a 2nd try, then need to pay for pick up... or worse.
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    Time to dust off this thread! Just started this week, and the game is really well done, and really fun. Builds are endless, especially with mods. The world is interesting with lots of secrets and relatively open. It's about what you would expect for the sequel. I decided not to make the mistake I made in the 1st one and wait for people, so I am just enjoying it myself 1st! I am playing a side game multiplayer, but its well behind at this point. We have played a bit with the GM mode, and it's really fun. They made a design decision to make the game work over LAN with only one copy and I LOVE THAT! So my kid is bringing over his D and D group to play this weekend. I will let you know how it goes. 4 computers around a table should allow for all the same table talk.
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    I don't mean to go so long between uploads for this series, but I keep going months at at time without uploading! Well, today we have Astral Slide, the deck that won in 2004, winning out over one of the most oppressive decks ever in Standard: Ravager Affinity! Check it out!
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    I really hope this doesn't happen. Not only because I'm a fan of physical media, but because it would drastically change the way we play games. Giving Google more power over what we play and when we play it is a bad idea. Not only Google as a company, any company having this much control over our games and how we consume them is just asking for trouble. It would change the gaming industry and could potentially exclude companies who don't play nice with Google and their political views. Why leave it to a single company to decide which games we have access to and which ones we don't? I'm not buying that the technology is there to play these games at 60 fps and at 4k with seamless response time from a wifi controller. What do you all think?
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    Captain Marvel 6.5 out of 10 Typical Marvel movie with all the usual stuff they do to set up a new character. One of my favorite things ... I love the main character's personality. I'm a sucker for confident, sarcastic, tough girls that still maintain their feminine side.
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    Todays live streams. https://frc-events.firstinspires.org/watch Here is the link to rules. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=first+robotics+competition+2019+rules+overview&&view=detail&mid=2C43559E3D1656DD112F2C43559E3D1656DD112F&&FORM=VRDGAR Ps. the Team #'s are based on when the high school started a robotics program. Not that the younger teams can't win, they have just had less time to develop an infrastructure/support system. Team 364 is my old high school, the regional they are in today is not live streaming though.
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    Best description of a game EVAH!!! Never had the slightest inclination to play it. Until now.
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    Hi guys, I made a counter app for my buddy, and he suggested I share it with the community! It’s free and has some unique features that we haven't seen in the app stores yet. The most unique feature is that its session based: users host/join sessions to keep track of vitals across multiple devices. It allows unlimited devices to be connected and is cross-platform supported! App Store listing: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magic-commander-counter/id1450538726#?platform=iphone Google Play Store listing: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.ionic.magic.commander.counter Or search the stores yourself for "Magic Commander Counter," and look for the green icon. Why online? My buddy requested this feature to be more strategic when he's checking vitals. When checking vitals on pen/paper, or traditional counter apps, his opponents could see who he was checking. Also, traditional counter apps starve for screen space because they want the device to be shared for the entire group. The session format allows individual users to decide what to display, and it allows the device to take advantage of more screen space! The app has several features that you guys should check out! I believe it's the most flexible and non-prescriptive counter app out there. It has tablet support, and all mobile devices have landscape and portrait modes. I hope to make it even better after I gain some insight into how people use it. So please, if you try it out, post some feedback/suggestions. I'm accepting feature requests, and your ideas are extremely valuable.
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    Okay now that is cool. So its literally what you said it is, robots! And actual proper robotics competitions instead of smash 'em up ones! I wish we had that at school...
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    Yep! Charged for the phonecall to arrange it all with them in the first place too! If I don't hear back from their email I am going to have to call them again too. Bloody should be paying me to call tehm! Tell it comrade!
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    The Man always trying to keep us down!
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    I imported all the decklists onto MTGgoldfish. Here are the current values: Arcane Tempo: $122 Lightning Aggro: $79 Deadly Discovery: $71 United Assault: $63 Arcane Tempo: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1726987 Lightning Aggro: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1726969 Deadly Discovery: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1726976 United Assault: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1726952
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    I'm so proud of my influence in this forum. I've played these Shoot and Loots like Borderlands 2 and others, other than the looting mechanics I don't consider them related, and am sure they have been doing similar looting mechanics across all games for some time now, but could be wrong.
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    That's what this is about. There is a newish generation of games that are combining the two. Games like COD, Battlefront, or Halo define the FPS genre. Games like Diablo, Torchlight, or dungeon siege define the ARPG genre. Now we have games that combine both aspects. These games work from an FPS perspective with an ARPG loot system. Skyrim, for instance, is technically an ARPG that is heavier on the FPS. Now we have these games; Borderlands, Warframe, The Division, Destiny that although there is an FPS perspective, they are more akin to ARPG's like Diablo or Torchlight. Multiplayer Skyrim or Fallout if you will. Open world multiplayer games with grouping instances. In fact, Fallout 76 was supposed to be exactly that, but it was released WAY WAY to early and as such was an EPIC fail. I don't really know what to call them other than shoot and loots. Really they are MMOFPSARPG's. Kind of a mouth full if you ask me.
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    Funny you should say that, apparently this may be true for plants at least. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141111-plants-have-a-hidden-internet