My Favorite Spells In Hearthstone Part 1

Note: These are spells I haven’t gone over yet, so no copies will appear on this post.

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post. This specific post will go over my favorite spells. Spells are the “Bread and Butter” of a deck, and can make or break a game. Many spells have various synergies, and some decks even completely are comprised of them. Now, let’s begin!

  • Polymorph Type: Mage Neutral Spell  Mana Cost: 4 Appearance: A mage turning someone into a sheep. Effect: Transform a minion into a 1/1 sheep.

Good old Polymorph! This card is pure rage incarnate, and is still used today. The ability to transform an incredibly beefy minion into a weak pathetic one is very useful. It also silences the minion, so you don’t have to worry about any lingering effects. Overall, an absolutely fantastic card.

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  • Defile Type: Rare Warlock Spell Mana Cost: 2 Appearance: A chaotic portal with dark tendrils. Effect: Deal 1 damage to all minions. If any die, cast this again.

When this card came out in the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, I didn’t think much of it. But now, I use it in every Warlock deck that I make. This card is one of the best board clearing tools in the game. It’s quite fun to throw this spell out on a full board with spell damage, and watch the chaos ensue. 

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  • Ultimate Infestation Type: Druid Epic Spell Mana Cost: 10 Appearance: An army of blue ghouls with yellow teeth. Effect: Deal 5 damage. Draw 5 cards. Gain 5 armor. Summon a 5/5 ghoul.

It’s time for the Swiss-Army Druid! This card has so many good things going for it, that many people use it to end the game. It deals damage, has draw power, gives you armor, and allows you to summon a powerful minion. It’s a very unique effect, and no other card in the game can do what this can.

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Obscure And Awesome Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Comic Book Fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Praxis Real Name: Jason Praxis Status: Former Detective turned Hero Ht: 6’7” Wt: 166 lbs Creator: DC First Appeared: The Spectre (Vol. 2) #24 February 1989 Hair Color: Blond  Eye Color: Blue Powers/Abilities: Various Psionic Powers including; Psionic Shields, Mind-reading, Mind-control, Telepathy, Mind-blasts, Telekinesis, Illusion-casting, and camouflage. Good detective 

Praxis was a detective who got his powers from incredibly bizarre circumstances. During one case, involving a serial killer, Praxis’ niece was killed by the psychopath, and escaped using his powers. Praxis then teamed up with the Spectre to take down the villain, and in a strange turn of events, the killer died possessing Praxis’ body. The possession left him with incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers, which he used to fight crime. He soon joined a team of heroes known as the Conglomerate, which unfortunately didn’t last. He now is semi-retired, but continues to help out when duty calls.

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  • Lobo Real Name: Lobo Status: Intergalactic Bounty Hunter Ht: 5’11” Wt: 227 lbs (Although it fluctuates depending on what series he’s in)  First Appeared: Omega Men (Vol. 1) #3 June 1st, 1983 Creator: DC  Hair Color: Black with glowing-blue highlights Eye Color: Red Powers/ Abilities: Incredible healing factor which makes him neigh impossible to kill, super strength, incredible stamina and durability, highly advanced senses, genius-level intellect, huge arsenal of weapons, mono wheel for ground transportation, custom-built spacecraft 

Lobo is one of my absolute favorite comic book characters of all time. His story and adventures are absolutely insane, and some even give Deadpool a run for his money! Lobo was the “last” person of the Czarian race, and led to the planet’s destruction. We later learn that the only other survivor was his 4th grade teacher, but that’s a story for another time! His incredible variety of super powers combined with his razor-sharp wit make him a insanely deadly opponent. He roams the galaxy as an intergalactic bounty hunter that always gets the job done in the most brutal fashion possible. His hits include; Santa, numerous elves, 99.9% of Czaria’s population, Zatara, and a fish god.  While not necessarily evil, Lobo tends to be in the neutral affiliation, doing things his way, and not worrying about the consequences. He has definitely earned his title of “Deadliest Assassin in the Universe” , and is guaranteed to leave a trail of bodies in his wake.

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More Awesome Carlson Paintings (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more of Carlson’s art. Now, let’s begin!

  • Rainbow Sea by Larry Carlson Archival Pigment Print on Paper

This is an absolutely wonderful work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor scene with many beautiful colors. The sea is multicolored, starting with a seafoam green background that cascades into a brilliant blue. The sky is also an amazing reddish-orange that shines like a ray of heaven. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  •  Silent Fisher by Larry Carlson 2018 collage and paint on paper 

This is uniquely awesome work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson.  It’s a trippy college with many different animal components. There’s also a very strange, special object in the center of the piece with a furry body, and an owl’s eyes. The object’s body has a holder that’s made out of a serpentine creature. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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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® 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® 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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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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More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Chin Chin is a snack food that comes from Nigeria. It’s made from deep frying pieces of dough into thin slices. The dough is made from nutmeg, milk, sugar, eggs, and wheat flour.

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  • Galettes are special pastries that originate in France. They’re made from buckwheat flour and a savory garnish. The garnishes can include; cut vegetables, eggs, fish, apple slices, cheese, meat, or berries.  

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 182

Lone Digger by Caravan Palace from the album “Robot Face” Released on October 16th, 2015 Genre: Electro Swing

I just recently found out about this band, and immediately fell in love with its amazing sound. The Caravan Palace is an Electro Swing band that comes from Paris. Electro Swing is a music genre that blends the old-fashioned sounds of Swing with modern EDM, House, and Hip-Hop. They started in late 2008, and have become incredibly popular in the resent years. Their second single “Lone Digger”, is one of their most popular songs to date, and its music video has over 123 million views on Youtube. The song starts with various horn instruments and slick female vocals. The lyrics tell the story of a slick cat dancing to the beat of an ancient song. The chorus is an awesome blend of scat-like rapping and rapid fire singing. The music video perfectly goes with the atmosphere and tempo, and is quite brutal in its own right. The video is like a graphic depiction of the circle of life, and my god, it’s incredible! Tell me what you think of the song in the comments’ section below.