Hall Of Champions: Fantastic 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 another look at some awesome characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Korvac Real Name: Michael Korvac Status: Villain/Possible Destroyer of Worlds Ht: 6’3” Weight: 230 lbs Publisher: Marvel First Appeared: Giant-Size Defenders #3 (January 1st, 1975) Powers/Abilities: Manipulation of cosmic energy, time travel, can absorb all forms of energy, telekinesis, telepathy, neigh invulnerability

Michael was an extremely talented computer technician living in the 31st century. He helped out the Badoon, a species of advanced reptilian beings, invade Earth’s solar system. One faithful day, upon collapsing from exhaustion, the Badoon amputated his lower body, and transformed him into a cyborg. Enraged by this, Korvac turned against his superiors, and killed them. His newfound abilities made him an incredibly dangerous force. His most famous feat is absorbing the power of Galactus’ spaceship, and transforming into a god-like entity. He was finally destroyed by Hazmat, who blasted him apart with an anti-matter wave.

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  • Hazmat Real Name: Jennifer Takeda Status: Hero and member of the Avengers Publisher: Marvel  First Appeared: Avengers Academy #1 (August 1st, 2010) Powers/Abilities:  Produces toxic substances and radiation from her body, immune to toxins, can explode after absorbing enough radiation (this isn’t lethal to her), anti-matter blasts, can generate EMP

Jennifer was an ordinary teenager, until she almost killed her boyfriend with a kiss. The discovery of her toxic powers forced Jennifer to be confined to a hazmat suit. This also caused her personality to become angry and standoffish. After being invited to the Avengers Academy, Jennifer doesn’t get along with many of the others, until she strikes a relationship with the metallic Mettle. This unfortunately doesn’t last, as Mettle sacrifices himself to save her in a battle with the villainous Arcade. During the Avengers Arena arc, Hazmat learns to fully control her powers, and doesn’t need the containment suit to protect her anymore. Fueled with rage and sadness, Hazmat kills Arcade and that’s the last that we hear of her for the time being. (A very interesting character that I hope will get her own movie in the future). (Fun fact: Hazmat is actually considered to be a tsundere, someone who is cold upon introduction, but slowly starts to warm up as the story progresses). 

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Awesome and Obscure Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

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

  • Dungeon Dice Category: Dice, Medieval, Negotiation, Adventure (2014) 2-5 Players Playing Time: 20 minutes Ages: 8+ Artist: Cam Kendell Designer: Sam Coates Publishers: Golden Games and Potluck Games

Description: Dungeon Dice is a competitive dice game with an adventurer’s touch. Players battle monsters and try to collect more dice than the others. Players also equip, drink, and battle dice monsters. You level up when you kill enough monsters.  The game starts with all players taking turns drawing monster dice from a bag. To win battles, a player’s dice must get a higher roll. They can also sabotage each other using abilities. The first play to get enough impressive dice to claim the throne wins the game.

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  • City Council (2013) Type: Strategy  Players: 2-5 60 minutes Ages: 12+ Artist: Giota Vorgia Designer: Elan Goldstein Publisher: Golden Egg Games 

Description: This is a world building game where each player takes the role of a council member. You need to maintain the environment, and fund projects. The player that becomes the major first wins.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Entries (Every Other Monday)

WARNING! NSFW CONTENT AHEAD!

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

  • Banageddon (The Moderator Pokemon) Normal Type Evolves from Warney at Level 40 Abilities: Damp (Prevents self-destruction moves) or Intimidate (Lowers the foe’s attack) Height: 6’07” Weight: 661.4 lbs Based off of: An oni and a moderator with the Ban Hammer. Gender Ratio 50/50 Stats: HP:90 Attack:   150 Defense: 80 Sp. Atk: 70  Sp. Def: 80 Speed: 60 Total: 530 (The highest attack of all Normal type Pokemon) Appearance: A demon with a no sign for a face and two giant hammers. Weak to Fighting and Immune to Ghost

Entry: Banageddon take their jobs seriously. They do it because it’s the only amount of power they will have in their lives.

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  • Smellox (The Rancid Pokemon) #134 Poison type Doesn’t evolve Gender Ratio: 87.5% Male/ 12.5% Female Possible Abilities: Stench (Decreased wild Pokemon encounter rate and 10% chance of making target flinch when hit with a move) or No Guard (Moves will hit regardless of accuracy) Height: 3’11” Weight: 52.0 lbs Based off of a foot fetish. Stats: HP: 92 Attack: 87 Defense: 71  Sp. Atk: 63 Sp. Def: 71 Speed: 66 Stat Total: 490 Appearance: A red trash bag with stinky feet, big horns, a pinched nose, and large eyebrows.

Entry: Smellox devours litter across its habitat. Due to this diet, many Pokemon run away from its putrid scent. 

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More Strange Board Games (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello fellow gamers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some strange Board Games. Now, grab your tokens, and let’s begin!

  • Exploding Kittens Type: Card Game Ages: 7+ 2-5 Players 2015 Publisher: Self-published Designers and Artists: Matthew Inman, Elan Lee, and Shane Small Box Art: A very worried cat holding a grenade.

How to play: Apparently this is a cat version of Russian Roulette. Each player takes turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten card. Upon drawing the card, they player will lose. The deck is made up of countering cards, forced drawing cards, and deck shuffling cards. The game will get increasingly hectic as less cards remain in the deck. This sounds like a strange game night indeed!

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  • Munchkin Type: Card Game Ages: 10+ 2001 3-6 Players Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Designer: Steve Jackson Artists: Alex Fernandez, Edwin Huang, John Kovalic, Ian McGinty, Heather Oliver, Philip Reed, and Gabby Ruenes Box Art: A orange-haired warrior with an evil smile, horned helmet, sword, and chainsaw.

How to play: This is a satirical card game that parodies RPGs. Each player starts at level 1, and whoever reaches level 10 wins the game. Players are given a random class with a variety of strengths and weaknesses. Cards are divided into two types, treasures and encounters. During every player’s turn, a door is kicked down, and an encounter card is drawn from the deck. This card usually has the players battling an enemy, and trying to defeat it. It can be defeated with the various skills and weapons they’ve acquired throughout the game. Players can help each other out during these encounters, or completely screw them over by adding extra encounters. Upon defeating a monster, players will collect treasures and level up. However, if they’re beaten by the monster, “bad stuff” occurs, like losing treasure and levels. 

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Hearthstone Special! Some Of My Favorite Hearthstone Cards

Hello fellow travelers! It’s Tuesday, and it’s time for a special post! Last week, I decided to do two Hearthstone posts. You guys seemed to really enjoy it, so I am going to do another one. There’s tons of cards in the game, and choosing my favorites is a very difficult task. So, I’ve decided to share many of the cards I like. Keep in mind, this is in no particular order, it’s just the cards that I find to be the most useful. Now, let’s begin!

  • Unstable Portal Mage Spell Mana Cost: 2 Rare Effect: Add a random minion to your hand. It costs (3) less.

The great and incredibly useful Unstable Portal. This card has been around for ages, and god, it’s amazing! The randomness of the card makes it very fun to play, and the ability to summon ANY minion makes it have endless possibilities. It’s a card that can make or break a game. The card is so much fun to use that a Tavern Brawl incorporates a full deck of them. I highly recommend this card even if the RNG isn’t always in your favor.

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  • Ragnaros the Firelord Legendary Neutral Elemental Minion Mana Cost: 8 Stats:   ATK 8 Health 8  Effect: Can’t attack. At the end of your turn, deal 8 damage to a random enemy.

DIE INSECT!!! If that cry doesn’t make you tremble in fear, you’ve obviously never met this deadly foe. He was one of the first incredible Legendaries in Hearthstone, and god, he packs a punch! Not being able to attack aside, his effect is cataclysmic to the enemy. 8 points of random damage to anything is extremely damaging, and can end the game in a matter of turns. Even if you silence it, it still can hurt, and it dies with great difficulty.

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

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 Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. Now, let’s duel!

  • Beast King Barbaros Type: Beast-Warrior Effect 8 Stars Attribute: Earth ATK/ 3000 DEF/ 1200 Effect: You can Normal Summon/Set this card without Tributing, but its attack becomes 1900. You can Tribute 3 monsters to Tribute Summon (but not set) this card. If Summoned this way: Destroy all cards your opponent controls. Appearance: A really cool manticore-like creature with a blue shield and a tornado spear. 

remember first getting this behemoth as a free gift in Shonen Jump. I was immediately blown away by its amazing effect and awesome artwork. While not so playable in today’s meta, this card used to kick ass! You pretty much get a 3000 attack beatstick with the effects of Raigeki and Harpies Feather Duster. The opponent’s field is doomed, and they need to completely rethink their strategy. It earns my respect by being a fantastic looking card, and having an incredible effect.

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  • Gaap The Divine Soldier Type: Fiend Effect Attribute: Dark 6 Stars ATK/ 2200 DEF/2000 Effect: All monsters are changed to face-up Attack Position, also their battle positions cannot be changed. (Flip Effects are not activated.) Once per turn: You can reveal any number of Fiend-Type monsters in your hand; this card gains 300 ATK for each, until the End Phase. Appearance: A demonic, bug-like creature with giant claws for hands.

Good ol’ Gaap! I’ve never been able to get my hands on this card in real life, but I’ve played around with it in the video games. This card is every Flip-Effect user’s worst nightmare! Penguin Soldier and Man Eater Bug are no longer an issue with this awesome creature. The only issue is that its stats aren’t very good, and nothing can go into Defense Mode.  I still recommend this card, because it can be used quite well in  Fiend-Type decks.

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  • Ancient Gear Golem Type: Machine Effect Attribute: Earth 8 Stars ATK/ 3000 DEF/ 3000 Effects: Cannot be Special Summoned. If this card attacks, your opponent cannot activate any Spell/Trap cards until the end of the Damage Step. If this card attacks a Defense Position monster, inflict piercing battle damage. Appearance: A gigantic mechanical mech with giant fists.

Dr. Crowler’s key card is one painful experience to deal with! This giant mech has extremely high attack power, and not even defense position monsters can survive this Golem’s mighty fists. Just when you think you may have a chance with spells and traps, this colossus completely negates them. I adore this card, and still use it to this day. Let the bloodbath begin!!

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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!

  • Blue Coconut Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1-1 1/2 oz coconut rum
  • 1- 1 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 4-8 oz 7-up® soda

Directions: Pour the coconut rum and blue curaçao into a tall glass half-filled with ice cubes. Fill the rest with 7-up, stir lightly and serve.

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  • Orange Oasis Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz cherry brandy
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • ginger ale 

Directions: Shake brandy, gin, and orange juice with ice and strain into a highball glass over ice cubes. Fill with ginger ale, stir, and serve.

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