Hearthstone Tribes: Mech Edition

Hello fellow tavern dwellers, and welcome to a new Hearthstone post! Tribes are a huge thing in the game that causes various cards to have awesome effects with one another. They range from Dragons to Murlocs, and many decks are built around specific tribes. One of my favorites is the Mech tribe. Mechs have been a part of the game from the very beginning, and with the new Magnetic skill, they are a major force to be reckoned with. Below is a list of some of my favorite Mechs, and some awesome synergies with other cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a good old brawl!

  • SN1P-SN4P Tribe: Mech Mana Cost: 3 Attack: 2 Health: 3 Type: Legendary Neutral Minion Appearance: A giant, blue robot crab with a mounted gun on its head. Expansion: The Boomsday Project Effect: Magnetic, Echo, Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Microbots. 

This card was released recently for free to new players, and it’s one of the best Mechs in the game. Being one of the first Legendaries to have Echo and Magnetic, the amount of play is incredible. It can magnetize to some insanely powerful creatures, creating an unstoppable behemoth of epic proportions.

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  • Blightnozzle Crawler Tribe: Mech Mana Cost: 4 Type: Rare Rogue Minion Appearance: A poisonous machine with multiple legs and syringes. Attack: 2 Health: 4 Effect: Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Ooze with Poisonous and Rush. Expansion: The Boomsday Project 

Another absolutely fantastic card that makes the Rogue class even more fun. The ability to summon a minion that can kill anything is extremely unique, and this card was a staple for Deathrattle Rogue decks. You can also magnetize this to other mechs to leave the opponent in for a nasty surprise.

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My Favorite Treasures/Passive Bonuses In The Dalaran Heist

Hello everyone, and welcome to a special Hearthstone post! This post will be going over the latest Solo Adventure in the game. The adventure is known as The Dalaran Heist, and has you playing as one of the villainous classes to take over the town. It’s divided into five chapters with many cool rules thrown into the mix. After winning two battles, you are given a choice of one of three treasures. These treasures are insanely overpowered, and would never get released in the original game. The following is a list of my absolute favorite ones. Now, let’s begin the heist!

  • Book of Wonders Type: Passive Bonus Mana Cost: None Appearance: A giant tome is arcane knowledge. Effect: Passive: At the start of the game, shuffle 10 ‘Scrolls of Wonder’ into your deck.

We start off this post with a variation of one of my favorite cards. Scrolls of Wonder, when drawn casts a random spell on random targets. It’s always funny to see what spell you cast, and adding ten of these makes games so much more unpredictable and awesome.

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  • Wondrous Wisdomball Type: Passive Bonus Mana Cost: None Appearance: A glowing green ball with a happy Khadgar inside. Effect: Passive: Occasionally gives helpful advice.

Originally, I thought this was a complete joke, and tried to avoid using it at first. Then, I figured out this card’s multiple effects, and began to love it. Some of these effects include; Randomly taking an extra turn, freezing all enemy minions when you’re attacked, drawing an extra card, summoning multiple “Taunt” minions when your opponent summons one, filling your deck with ten random cards when taking “Fatigue” damage, and transforming one of your minions into a Legendary one.

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  • Master’s Scheme Type: Spell, Treasure Uncollectable Mana Cost: 3 Appearance: A very cool looking mechanically locked book. Effect: Deal 1 damage. Draw 1 card. Gain 1 armor. Summon 1 Boom Bot. (Upgrades each turn!)

What we have here is an Ultimate Infestation on steroids! The amount of utility you can get from this card is ridiculous, and summoning large amounts of minions is always a good thing. Use this card, if you’re down on your luck, and you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Robes of Gaudiness Type: Passive Bonus Appearance: An extremely elegant robe with multiple precious gems stitched into it. Effect: Passive: Your cards cost half, but you can only play two cards per turn. (Cost is rounded down.)

Lo’ and behold the most overpowered passive in the game! I actually managed to complete the last wing of the heist using this insanely awesome card.  The ability to play nearly every card for five mana is incredible, and the two card restriction is hardly an issue. You can easily speed run any campaign using this fantastic treasure !

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More Bizarre Hearthstone Cards

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! Today, we’ll be going over some more strange cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a brawl!

  • Chef Nomi Type: Legendary Neutral Minion Attack: 6 Health: 6 Mana Cost: 7 Expansion: Rise of  Shadows Appearance: A Pandaren chef holding a plate of Elementals. Effect: Battlecry: If your deck is empty, summon six 6/6 Greasefire Elementals.

Here we have a bizarre, but amazing card from the latest expansion. Filling a board with 6/6 minions is a brilliant move, and can really change the game around. If you create a stall deck that incorporates this, you’ll a winner in no time!

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  • Heroic Innkeeper Type: Common Netural Minion Mana Cost: 8 Attack: 4 Health: 4 Appearance: A brave, blue-eyed high elf with an impressive sword. Effect: Taunt, Battlecry: Gain +2/+2 for each other friendly minion. 

Another awesome and unique card from the new expansion. This card has one of the most powerful stat boosting effects in the game. A full board can give this minion +12/+12, and along with its taunt, it serves as an attacker and defender.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome art pieces. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins 1875 Oil on canvas 

This is a very visceral, yet intriguing piece by Philadelphia-born artist, Eakins. It reminds me of Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp in that it displays an operation taking place in a surgery theatre. The painting can be hard to look at if you are squeamish around blood, but I find it to be very fascinating. Eakins amazing attention to detail makes the audience feel like they are there. It also displays raw human emotion with some of the students paying close attention to Dr. Gross’ techniques, and others moving away in disgust. The work was rejected at first for being too brutal, but now stands as one of the best American art pieces ever made.

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  • Homage to Bleriot by Robert Delaunay 1914 Oil on canvas

This is an awesome Orphic Cubist work by French Artist, Delaunay. Not only did he start a new brand of Cubism, but also incorporated tons of abstraction in his works. This particular piece is absolutely gorgeous and is a tribute to Louis Bleriot, the first man to fly across the English Channel. The work is a brilliant blend of vibrant colors and hidden man-made objects. The leftmost part of the painting reminds more of a pain palette with various colored dots cascading down. We also get the image of the Eiffel Tower in the distance, as well as Bleriot’s plane. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow Art Lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some incredible works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Memory of a Journey by Rene Magritte 1952 Gouche on Paper 

This is a very unique piece by “Belgian Surrealist” Magritte. It’s a humorous take on the standard “Fruit Still Life Piece”. The fruit are made out of stone, and there’s a bottle to the left side of it. The rigidness of the work lets you fill in the details with motion. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Reconnaissance without End by Rene Magritte 1946 Gouache on paper

This is a beautiful work by “Belgian Painter” Magritte. It’s an outdoor scene with a gorgeous blue sky, and creamy colored grass. There’s also a big tree in the center that houses 2 blue figures. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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My Least Favorite Fusion Monsters In Yu-Gi-Oh!

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for an old-school Yu-Gi-Oh post! Fusion Monsters have been a staple of the game since its creation, with new ones being created on a daily basis. Unfortunately, for every good set of cards, there’s clunkers hidden within. This post will be going over some of my least favorite of these cards. Now, let’s duel!

  • Fusionist Type: Beast/Fusion Attribute: Earth Stars: 3 Appearance: A winged cat creature with a reddish tail. ATK/ 900 DEF/ 700 Fusion Material: “Petit Angel” + “Mystical Sheep #2” No Effect

Ugh, this card is absolute trash! Its stats are completely pathetic, and almost anything can destroy it. It does have a pretty good synergy, however, with Instant Fusion or tribute fodder.

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  • Barox Type: Fiend/Fusion Attribute: Dark 5 Stars ATK/ 1380 DEF/ 1530 Appearance: A strange furry demon. Fusion Material: “Frenzied Panda”+ “Ryu-Kishin” No Effect

This is another incredibly bizarre fusion. Its stats are some of the strangest in the game, and this makes it nearly impossible to search for.  

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Some of My Favorite Cult Films Part 1

Hello fellow Movie Lovers! It’s time for a very special post! I have a very soft spot for the bizarre side of cinema, and think people can make some pretty impressive films with a low budget. The following is a multipart post about some of my favorite Cult Films, and a short spoiler-free summary of each. Be warned though, some of these films contain some pretty controversial content.  Let me know some of your favorites in the comments’ section below, and I may feature them in an upcoming post. Now, grab so popcorn, and let’s begin!

  • The Room Type: Black Comedy, “Romance”, Tragedy,  Directed, Produced, and Written by Tommy Wiseau Rated: R (Language, Violence, and Sexuality) Date Released: June 27th, 2003 Starring: Greg Sestero, Juliet Danielle, Tommy Wiseau, Carolyn Minnott, and Philip Haldiman Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min 

No Cult Film list is complete without this “Painfully Funny” entry. The Room is a massive train wreck created by the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau. It has horrible acting, a shallow plot, and is ironically funny as hell. The story is about a wealthy banker named Johnny (Wiseau) who has a backstabbing fiancée, Lisa (Danielle) that cheats on him with his best friend, Mark (Sestero). What follows is a horribly made love story, that’ll will leave you in stitches.  The film is known as the Citizen Kane of Bad Movies, and has a huge cult following. The story of the film’s production is also quite fascinating, and Greg has released a book on it called The Disaster Artist. 

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  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead Directed by: Lloyd Kauffman Written by: Gabriel Friedman Produced by: Andrew Deemer Not Rated (But Probably R for Gore, Blood, Sex, Strong Violence, Politically Incorrect Humor, Gross Scenes, Strong Language, Nudity, and Alcohol) Starring: Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, and Allyson Sereboff Release Date: July 6th, 2012 Genres: Comedy, Musical, and Horror Runtime: 1hr 43 min

If you like incredibly comedic Body Horror films, you’ll fall in love with this film. Be warned though, it’s a Troma film, so expect gratuitous violence, sex, and other gross bodily functions. The plot tells the story of a military fast food restaurant called the American Chicken Bunker. It just so happens to built on ancient Indian burial grounds, so all sorts of chaos ensues. All of the main characters are named after fast food restaurants, and this really adds to the film’s charm. It’s also part musical, and the songs will have you dying of laughter all the way through. 

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