Hello everyone, and welcome to a new topic! As mentioned before, The Binding of Isaac is one of my favorite video games of all time. With an amazing 547 items, the amount of synergies are literally endless. The following will be a multiple part series on my favorite items, and the awesome synergies that go with it. Now, let’s dive into the basement, and start our crazy adventure!
(Obvious Choice) Brimstone: Type: Passive Item Cosmetic Change: Transforms Issac into a black demon with red eyes and massive horns. Location: Item Room (Requires some specific items to appear) or Devil Room Effect: Changes Isaac’s tears into a chargeable blood laser that deals his damage for 13 ticks. The laser pierces the entire terrain in a horizontal pattern. If you have 20/20, the beam doubles, and if you have Loki’s Horns, the beam can shoot in a cross-shaped pattern. Lastly, there’s the crazy synergy with Tammy’s Head that literally melts enemies and bosses alike.
Good old Brimstone! This item was first introduced to the game in the Wrath of the Lamb expansion, and I immediately fell in love with it. The laser is a fantastic early game item, and the ridiculous synergies with it can make you win instantly.
Fruit Cake Type: Passive Location: Item Rooms Cosmetic Change: Issac’s tears are colored like a rainbow. Effect: Every tear that Issac shoots has a random effect ranging from Antigravity to Wiggle Worm. Synergies: Combine this item with 3 Dollar Bill for crazy status effects and unpredictable damage. You can also combine it with any bomb-type item for random bomb effects.
I absolutely adore this item! I love the concept of randomness in video games, and this fits the concept to a T. While it can occasionally backfire and kill you, it’s a blast to pick up on any run.
Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!
Niterpent (The Experiment Pokemon) #382 Type: Fire/Electric Legendary Ability: Tinted Lens (Doubles damage of “Not Very Effective” moves) Appearance: An awesome mechanized snake. Ht: 19’01” Wt: 396.8 lbs Male Only Base Stats: HP: 81 Attack: 141 Defense: 85 Sp. Atk: 141 Sp. Def: 71 Speed: 101 Base Stat Total 620: (Highest Base Attack and Special Attack of all Fire-types and Highest Base Attack of all Electric-types.) Weak to Rock, Water, and Ground
Entry: Supposedly a haywire war machine, Niterpent converts anything nearby into metal. It acts oddly at times, as if receiving far-off signals.
Dowster (The Shade Pokemon) #077 Ghost/Psychic Type Abilities: Shadow Tag (Prevents Escape) or Cursed Body (Has a 30% chance to disable foe’s move on contact) Evolves from Deemdow when exposed to a Moon Stone Gender Ratio: 50/50 Appearance: A red poltergeist. Ht: 5’07” Wt: 168.9 lbs Base Stats HP: 80 Attack: 125 Defense: 50 Sp. Atk: 135 Sp. Def: 90 Speed: 70 Stat Total: 550 (Highest Base Special Attack of all Psychic and Ghost Types and the Highest Base Attack of all Psychic types.) Immune to Normal and Fighting.
Entry: This Pokemon hides in people’s houses, making itself invisible and moving objects with its PSI to make the house look haunted.
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 covers. Now, let’s begin!
Death in the Australian Outback by Anthony E. Thorogood Release Date: December 5th, 2013 Genres: Humor, Mystery Plot: This is a series of crime novels with a large dash of humor.
This cover is one of the most pathetic that I’ve ever seen! It looks like it was done with little to no effort. The cover is of a poorly drawn man with a gun that’s larger than his face. He also has a very disgusted look on his face.
Adventures of Silicon Jones (Maven Fairy Godmother Book 6) by Charlotte Henley Babb Released on: November 20th, 2018 Genres: Science Fiction and Fantasy Pages: 76 Plot: This is a book about a genius hacker that explores the fourth dimension.
This cover is schlocky awesomeness at its finest. We have a cool-looking bearded dude riding a motorcycle with a blue dinosaur’s head on the rim. Unfortunately, the cover is also nightmarish with the horrific, yellow abomination in the left side of the painting.
Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let’s begin!
Shock And Awe by James Nowlan Released on October 12th, 2018 Pages: 194 Genres: Mystery and Suspense Synopsis: General Khan must save America from nuclear annihilation.
This cover is so last minute that it’s pathetic! All the artist did was cut and paste a picture of a city on a blue background. There’s also a random nuclear explosion in the middle for no other reason than it looks cool, and it might have to do with the book’s plot.
The Power of a Love Song by Laurie Lail Released on June 8th, 2018 Pages: 226 Genre: Romantic Comedy Synopsis: An absolutely crazy Romantic Comedy with many twists and turns.
Most of the art on this cover is absolutely fine, and I really enjoy the space-themed background.Unfortunately, this all goes to shit the second you see that horrible abomination that resembles a completely high dog.
Hello fellow art lovers! It’s time for us to take a look at the mind-blowing works of Larry Carlson. Now, let’s begin!
Magnolia Sun by Larry Carlson Archival Pigment Print on Metallic Paper
This is an absolutely gorgeous work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s another outdoor piece that blends Realism and Surrealism. The painting is set in a forest with two visible trees. The trees are covered with kaleidoscopic leaves that spread across the top like cosmic glitter. It adds a very trippy and beautiful atmosphere. Then, we get to the sky, and are met with a sublime display of wispy blues, purples, and pinks. The titular sun is shining through an opening on one of the trees, and it shines with a powerful yellow-orange light. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this painting in the comments’ section below.
Wonder Land Pond (Aka Afternoon Light) by Larry Carlson Archival Print on Metallic Paper
This is another beautiful painting by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. The piece takes place again outdoors, and I really love what he does with this one. The sky is an amazing blend of starry patterns, neon spiky trees, and brilliant shades of blue. The “pond” is a large hole that holds an awesome spiral mandala, and it’s surround by some equally fantastic flowers. Tell me what you think of this painting in the comments’ section below.
So, the new Hearthstone expansion comes out tomorrow, and all of the cards have been revealed. I think you guys know what needs to happen. Last week, I posted some of my favorite cards of the new upcoming expansion. This post is a continuation of that one, so I hope you will enjoy it. Now, let’s begin!
Blast Wave Type: Spell Rarity: Epic Class: Mage Cost: 5 Mana Appearance: A troll casting fire in all directions. Effect: Deal 2 damage to all minions. Overkill: Add a random mage spell to your hand.
This card has insane synergy with Quest Mage Decks, making it almost Meta-Defining. Since it hits all minions, you’re guaranteed to get at least one or two cards to your hand, and that could turn the game in your favor. Also, if you’re really lucky, you could the complete the Mage Quest easily on turn 6.
Void Contract (Aka The Thanos Card) Type: Spell Rarity: Epic Cost: 8 Mana Class: Warlock Appearance: A warlock sending a stream of magic at a demonic being. Effect: Destroy half of each player’s deck.
This is one of the most creatively chaotic cards ever made. Destroying half of each player’s deck can be absolutely devastating, and may make or break someone’s strategy. I could definitely see this card being played in a Warlock Mecha’thun deck.
Gral, the Shark Type: Minion/Beast/ Battlecry/Deathrattle Rarity: Legendary Class: Rogue Stats: 2 Attack 2 Health Mana Cost: 5 Appearance: A fucking awesome looking shark with ultra sharp teeth. Effect: Battlecry: Eat a minion from your deck and gain its stats. Deathrattle: Add it to your hand.
I freaking love this card’s artwork! This is probably the one card that I’m most looking forward to playing. Its stats are subpar, but its effect is amazing. Eating a minion is something that no other card has ever been able to do, and the added Deathrattle effect is amazing. If the shark manages to eat something huge, it becomes a monster on the field that’s very hard to take out. I hope more “eat” cards are made in the future.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for a very special Yu-Gi-Oh post! I’ve been playing the card game for many years now, and some cards make me infuriated. Now, prepare to rage, as we take a look at some truly vein-popping cards!
Sphere Kuriboh (aka Sphere Ebola) Type: Fiend/Effect Attribute: Dark 1 Star ATK/ 300 DEF/ 200 Appearance: A shiny, spherical Kuriboh. Effect: When an opponent’s monster declares an attack: You can send this card in your hand to the GY; change the attacking monster to Defense Position. When you Ritual Summon a monster, you can banish this card from the GY as one of the monsters required for the Ritual Summon.
This $!@#!*#!*#!#^& card is the bane of my existence in Duel Links. Everybody uses it, and its effect is one of the most annoying things to deal with. The ability to switch any attack monster into Defense Mode completely screws up your plan to end the duel quickly. It’s added Ritual effect is just a bonus on an already incredibly rage-inducing monster.
Denko Sekka Type: Thunder/Effect Attribute: Light ATK/ 1700 DEF/ 1000 Appearance: A beautiful, blue haired warrior. Effect: Cannot be Special Summoned. While you control no Set Spells/Traps, neither player can Set Spells/Traps nor activate Spell/Trap Cards that are Set on the field.
I have a love/hate relationship with this card. For starters, her effect is extremely potent, and can change the tide of the duel instantly. Unfortunately, if your opponent uses her, she becomes one of the most annoying cards in the game, being only able to be destroyed by monsters.