Holiday Break

Hello fellow viewers, this is Asher with a quick announcement. I will be taking a break from the blog for Christmas week. I hope you guys have an awesome Christmas, and I’ll see you all next Monday. ūüėÄ

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Midnight Mint Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Bailey’s¬ģ Irish cream
  • 3/4 oz white creme de menthe
  • 3/4 oz double cream

Directions: Rim a cocktail (martini) glass with sugar syrup then dip into chocolate flakes or powder. Add ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake well then strain into a cocktail glass.

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  • Golden Almonds Cocktail

Ingredients 

  • 1 oz Goldschlager¬ģ cinnamon schnapps
  • 2 oz almond liqueur
  • 3 oz milk

Directions: Stir ingredients together with some ice cubes in a collins glass, and serve.

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More Awesome and Obscure Board Games (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello fellow Board Game Enthusiasts! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating board games. Now, let’s play!

  • Food Chain Magnate (2015)¬†Published by: Splotter Spellen Artists: Iris de Hann and Ynze Moedt Designers: ¬†Jeoren Doumen and Joris Wiersinga Players: 2-5 Playtime: 120-240 Minutes Ages: 14+ Type: Strategy¬†Categories: Industry/Manufacturing and Economic Mechanisms: Modular Board, Deck/Pool Building, Card Drafting,¬†Simultaneous Action Selection, and Route/Network Building¬†

Description: This is a very unique heavy-strategy game that focuses on building a fast food chain. This is done through a card-driven management system. Each player tries to best the other through sales, marketing, and purchasing. They also try to find key staff members on the job market.

food chain magnate

 

  • 5-Minute Dungeon¬†(2017) Designer: Connor Reid Artist: Alex Diochon Publisher: KOSMOS Players: 2-5 Playtime: 5-30 Minutes Ages: 8+ Type: Family Categories: ¬†Real-time, Fighting, Card Game, Fantasy Mechanisms: Hand Management,¬†Cooperative¬†Play, Variable Player Powers

Description: This is a fast-paced card game that has players race to escape a dungeon in five minutes. Players must use survival and cooperation skills to find the easiest path to the goal. You are equipped with special cards and skills that will help you defeat all the monsters and bosses in your way. The game is won when the players defeat all  5 of the bosses, and escape.

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More Crappy Book Covers (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Book Lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy book covers. Now, let’s begin!

  • The Duo Time Machine: The Verb¬†by¬†Mery¬†Volmar Bezos Released on November ¬†11th, 2018 Genre: Unknown Synopsis:¬†Some plot with multiple¬†branches of science that’s very¬†hard to explain. 39 Pages¬†

This cover looks live somebody vomited an entire paint¬†palate onto a sheet of paper. This is why you never mix drugs with designing a cover, you get shit like this! I’m a huge fan of Abstract Art, but this cover looks so pathetically put¬†together, that it makes me rage.

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  • The Dragon’s Apprentice¬†by Linda McNabb Released: April 11th, 2012 Genres: Science Fiction and Fantasy 174 Pages Synopsis: Toby goes on an adventure to save his dragon from the villainous Prince Blaise.¬†

Here we have another instance of a nearly amazing cover ruined by something really stupid. We have an lavish looking palace with brick walls and a nice staircase. Then, we get to the dragon, and this is when it goes downhill. The dragon looks like a plastic toy, and its expression is incredibly dopey.

the dragon's apprentice

More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Spilefree¬†(The Free Pokemon) #128 Electric/Ghost Type ¬†Possible Abilities Clear Body (Prevents stat-reducing moves) or Prankster (Status moves hit first) Genderless Evolves from Jarape when exposed to a¬†Thunder¬†Stone Ht: 4’11” Wt: 2.6 lbs¬†Appearance: A¬†really cool yellow demon with bright blue eyes. ¬†Base Stats: HP: 70 Attack: 45 Defense: 45 Sp. Atk: 125 Sp. Def: 125 Speed: 125 Base Stat Total: 535( Has the highest stat total of all non-legendary Ghost and Electric types) Immune to Normal and¬†Fighting and Weak to Ground, Ghost, and Dark.

Entry: An evil spirit freed from its sarcophagus. It loves to prank people, especially with lightning. 

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  • Hohohoming¬†(The Jolly Pokemon) #294 Ice Type Possible¬†Abilities: Sniper (Makes critical hits do 1.5x more damage) or Levitate (Immune to Ground Attacks) Gender Ratio 50/50¬†Appearance: Rudolph with 2¬†missiles. Evolves from¬†Missletoe at Level 24 Ht: 4’11” Wt: 260.1 lbs Base Stats: HP: 81 Attack: 40 Defense: 71 Sp. Atk: 126 Sp. Def: 81 Speed: 81 Base Stat Total 490 (High Special Attack) Immune to None and Weak to Fighting, Rock, Steel, and Fire.

Entry: X-mas is ded pls move to Easter.

hohohominh

My Favorite Banned Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another card post! This post covers some of my favorite cards on the Yu-Gi-Oh! ban list. ¬†These cards were put there for being too strong, or having ridiculously overpowered synergies. Now, let’s Duel!

  • Fiber Jar¬†Type: Plant/Flip/Effect Attribute: EARTH 3 Stars¬†Appearance: A really cool jar in the shape of a jungle’s ecosystem. ATK/ 500 DEF/ 500 Effect: FLIP: Each player shuffles all cards from their hand, field, and Graveyard into the Deck, then draws 5 cards.

This card has one of the most broken¬†effects¬†ever printed. It¬†essentially¬†restarts the duel, and gives each player a new hand. You don’t have to tribute anything to summon it, and it completely destroys your¬†opponent’s strategy. This card has been banned for an¬†extremely long time, and I highly doubt it will ever be able to played in the game.

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  • Chaos Emperor Dragon- Envoy Of The End¬†Type: Dragon/Effect¬†Attribute: DARK 9 Stars¬†Appearance: One of the coolest looking dragons in all of Yu-Gi-Oh! ATK/ 3000 DEF/ 2500 Effect: Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special¬†Summoned (from your hand)by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from you Graveyard. You can pay 1000 Life¬†Points; send all cards in both players’ hands and on the field to the Graveyard, then inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each card sent to the Graveyard by this effect.

The¬†original¬†Yu-Gi-Oh! “Boss Monster”! This card is so overpowered, that I got banned almost¬†immediately after creation. It not only has very high attack, but can nuke the field and¬†hands, dealing¬†astonishing amounts of damage.¬†

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Dark Eyes Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz blackberry brandy
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into snifter.

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  • Liquid Bubble Gum¬†Cocktail¬†

Ingredients

  • 3 oz vodka¬†
  • 3 oz peach schnapps
  • 6 oz cola

Directions: Stir all ingredients into a glass.

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