Hello everybody, and welcome to another Hearthstone post! This post will cover one of the most fun aspects of the game, the Tavern Brawl. A Tavern Brawl occurs every Wednesday, and lasts until 1:00 A.M. on Monday. You must have reached Level 20 with one class in order to play. The brawl essentially rewrites the rules of the game, either giving you a random deck with strange perks, or you create one from scratch. You also get a standard pack for your first victory. The following is a list of my favorite brawls, and the rules that go along with them.
Spiders, Spiders, EVERYWHERE! This excellent brawl has the classes battling it out with a deck full of Webspinners and 7 random class spells. Webspinner is a one cost minion with a deathrattle that adds a random beast to your hand. There are 104 beasts in the game so the random number generator is extremely diverse. I adore this brawl for its random factor, and the fact that you’ll never get the same minions. The brawl made its first appearance on July 5th, 2015.
ShiftCon: This brawl has classes fighting with randomized decks filled with Shifter Zerus’ and random class spells. Shifter Zerus is a Legendary minion that transforms into another minion every turn. You start with three mana crystals, so it’s easier to get a minion to summon. The brawl first appeared on June 29th, 2016.
Too Many Portals! This could possibly be my favorite brawl of all time! Players battle with decks full of Unstable Portals and 7 random spells. Unstable Portal adds a random minion to your hand, and it costs 3 mana less. The brawl first appeared on July 29th, 2015.
Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and it’s time to take a look at another mutant team. This week’s team, the Savage Land Mutates. Now, let’s begin!
TheSavage Land Mutates are a group of supervillians that first appeared in X-Men #62 from 1969. This team was artificially mutated by Magneto, which gave them superpowers. They became staunch supporters of the magnetic villain and his clash with the X-Men. After a short period of time, Magneto abandoned the team, and left the group to do as they please. They continue to be common enemies of the Avengers, X-Men, and Spider-Man.
Brainchild Real Name: Unknown Status: Villain First Appeared: X-Men #62 ( November 1, 1969) Ht: 5’4” Wt: 125 lbs Powers/Abilities: Computer-like superhuman intelligence, mind control
The mutant known as Brainchild is the leader of the Savage Land Mutates. He is incredibly intelligent, and has a very easy time controlling people’s minds. He once brainwashed Storm into battling her teammates, but was quickly defeated by the X-Men.
Lorelei Real Name: Lani Ubanu Status: Villain First Appeared: X-Men #63 (December 1, 1969) Ht: 5’6” Wt: 125 lbs Powers/Abilities: Generates hypersonic pitches that affect the sexual drives of men and mesmerizes them.
Lani was artificially enhanced by Magneto. She gained the power to manipulate any male she would come in contact with. This power is rendered useless, however, if it’s used on a woman. Also, Wolverine appears to not be affected by this.
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 another team. This weeks’ topic, the genocidal Marauders.
The Marauders are a group of Hitler-like mutants which are led by the maniacal Mr. Sinister. They try to exterminate all mutants that they see as inferior. This included the near extinction of the Morlocks. The first appeared in 1986 from the comic Uncanny X-Men #210.
Mr. Sinister Real Name: Dr. Nathaniel Essex Status: Villanous Geneticist First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #213 (1987) Ht: 6’3” Wt: 255 lbs Eye Color: Red Hair Color: Black Powers/Abilities: Genius-like intellect, Telepathy, Control over every molecule in his body, Neigh Invulnerability
Dr. Essex was a brilliant British Geneticist that used his knowledge to study mutants. He conducted various experiments on the subject, which in turn, kicked him out of the Royal Society. He then met the villainous Apocalypse, who gave him the ability to fully control every molecule in his body. Later, he experimented on Cyclops, and erased his memory of it. When Professor X brought Cyclops to his mansion, Mr. Sinister grew infuriated because his lost his test subject. He formed a team of assassins called the Marauders, and massacred the Morlocks. He continues to be a thorn in the X-Men’s side to this day.
Vertigo Real Name: Unrevealed Status: Villain (Deceased) First Appeared: Marvel Fanfare #1 (1982) Ht: 5’6” Wt: 128 lbs Powers/Abilities: Creates a Psionic distortion of any sentient being’s equilibrium thus causing extreme nausea, disorientation, or unconsciousness.
The mutant only known as Vertigo grew up in a jungle known as the Savage Land. She received her extraordinary powers from Brainchild’s genetic engineering. She eventually grew tired of her life in the jungle, and decided to join the Marauders. She relished in the slaughtering of Morlocks, and was cloned multiple times. She finally met her end when she was eaten by Predator X.
Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!
Pasdawg (The Bulldog Pokemon) #054 Normal/Steel Type Abilities: Sand Veil (Increases evasion in a sandstorm) or Intimidate (Lowers the foe’s attack when it enters battle) Evolves from Masdawg at Level 35 Gender Ratio: 50% Male and Female Ht: 4’07” Wt: 140.2 lbs Name Origin: Paws+Dog Stats: HP: 112 Attack: 90 Defense: 105 Sp. Atk: 55 Sp. Def: 85 Speed: 60 Stat Total: 507 (It has the highest HP of all non-legendary Steel-type Pokemon) Immune to Ghost and Poison. Weak to Fighting, Ground, and Fire. Appearance: A bulldog in armor.
Entry: Pawsdawg are strong and are used as guards for important things. Its powerful jaw can bite through steel. (It’s cry is a slowed down version of its first evolution)
Baloofang (The Dangerous Pokemon) #287 Pure Ghost Type Abilities: Air Lock (Negates weather effects) or Aftermath (Damages the foe after fainting) Name Origin: Balloon+Fang Gender Ratio: 50% Male/ 50% Female Ht: 4’11” Wt: 19.8 lbs Stats: HP: 100 Attack: 61 Defense: 85 Sp.Atk: 80 Sp. Def: 105 Speed: 64 Stat Total: 495 (Good Defense and Special Defense) Appearance: An evil balloon with pointy horns and one eye. Immune to Normal and Fighting. Weak to Ghost and Dark.
Entry: Despite the fact that they are somewhat weak, they have been the cause of great calamities throughout history.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for me to share some more of my favorite cards. Now, let’s duel!
Greedy Venom Fusion Dragon Type: Dragon/Dark/ Fusion/ Effect 10 stars ATK/ 3300 DEF/2500 Monster Requirements: 1 “Predaplant” monster + 1 DARK monster whose original Level is 8 or higher. Appearance: An awesome purple dragon with shining scales. Effect: Must first be Fusion Summoned. Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up monster; until the end of this turn, change that target’s ATK to 0, also that target has its effects negated. If this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: Destroy as many monsters on the field as possible, then you can banish 1 Level 8 or higher DARK monster from your Graveyard and Special Summon this card from the Graveyard.
This insane dragon is one of the best Fusion Monsters ever created. Its attack rivals Blue-Eyes, and it’s quite easy to make. Your opponent will have a very hard time taking care of this beast. It also acts as a dark hole when removed from the field.
Lonefire Blossom Type: Plant/Effect Attribute: Fire 3 stars ATK/ 500 DEF/ 1400 Appearance: A set of bomb plants with short fuses. Effect: Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 face-up Plant-Type monster; Special Summon 1 Plant-Type monster from your deck.
This card is a absolute staple in any Plant-Type deck. It goes especially well with “Predaplant” decks, and can search out any Plant monster in your deck. It’s very good for an OTK.
Hello fellow Comic Book Fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at a comic book team. Today’s team, the villainous Acolytes.
The Acolytes are a group of supervillians that follow in Magneto’s belief of mutant domination. The team was formed by Fabian Cortez, a mutant with the ability to enhance other’s powers. The team lasted 453 issues starting in 1991, and was disbanded in 2009. The team had 45 members, and most of them died when Asteroid M, Magneto’s orbital base, plummeted to Earth. Some of these members don’t have a lot of information about them, so I’ll only do a brief summary of the powers and lore.
Random Real Name: Marshall Evan Stone III Status: Villain turned Hero Creator Marvel First Appeared: X-Factor #88 (March 1st, 1993) Powers/ Abilities: Shape shifting, size manipulation, enhanced agility, blast power, super strength, can fire projectiles from his hands, can counter any powers used against him, invulnerability.
Marshall’s past is shrouded in mystery, and only a couple of things are known about him. First, he uses his shape shifting powers to disguise the fact the he’s actually a young boy. Second, he was originally a member of X-Factor. Lastly, he left the Acolytes and joined the X-Men in San Francisco.
Kamal Real Name: Kamal el-Alaoui Status: Villain (deceased?) Creator: Marvel First Appeared: Uncanny X-Men #300 (1981) Powers/Abilities: Super strength, enhanced stamina and durability, can assume the mass and physical properties of matter by coming in contact with it.
Kamal’s past is very murky, but we do know a couple of key points. First, he met with the young clone of Magneto. Second, he seemingly died in Cassandra Nova’s invasion of Genosha. He wore a blue and red suit, and had a large ponytail.
Hello fellow gamers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating board games. Now, let’s play!
Lino Category: Abstract Strategy Uncategorized (2010) 2 Players Ages: 8+ Play Time: 20 min Designer: Chislaine van den Bulk Artist: Remco Gazan Publisher: Gluoco
Description: This is a German board game that relies on stones. Each player puts a stone on the field during their turns, and tries to complete a row of four. Whoever has the most rows when the board is filled wins the game.
Mondrian: The Dice Game (2016) 2-4 Players 40 minutes Ages: 10+ Category: Action/Dexterity Dice Designer: Israel Cendrero and Sheila Santos Publisher: Tranjis Games Artist: Pedro Soto
Description: The object of the game is to score the most points. It’s split into five rounds where players flick dice to brush paint on a canvas. The player whose masterpiece is worth the most wins.