MTG Misadventure’s: MTGGoldfish!

Magic-The-Gathering-card backAs stated in my previous Magic! The Gathering post, I have been collecting cards for years. I recently signed up for a free account at MTGGoldfish. I just started to enter in my cards when my younger brother decided to mix my cards up and I had on idea what I entered in and was hard pressed to try and sort everything out the way that I wanted it and honestly I really did not want to take the extra effort to do so.

To answer your question, Yes I was mad for a total of five seconds but decided the best thing for me to do was to start over with entering everything into the data base again. Thankfully, MTGGoldfish has a button where you can reset your list.

So, on that note I have also come to the conclusion to enter as many cards as I can on a daily basis. With that being said, while I am working on the data entry I could put my headphones on and crank out some pretty awesome music or a podcast and have at it.

I am sure my little brother would be happy to know that I am no longer angry but what he did end up doing was motivating me, as previously noted in the prior post, to become a better player and be as motivated as possible to learn about the art that I tend to love so much. This is one of the ways that I am taking him up on that challenge.

Challenge: ACCEPTED!

With the challenge now properly laid in front of me, I know that I have a card that I had came across in my collection that I knew that I had to enter it as the first card in the MTGGoldfish database. I am excited to announce the card is “Moaning Wall”.  (You can learn more about the card here!) The reason for my choice has several layers. The first, lets face it the art is fantastic. Secondly, the flavor text is unreal. Thirdly, just because of where I live (Pittsburgh / Monroeville) is known to be the Zombie capital of the world due to having several major motion Zombie films shot in the area. The most well know of those films being the 1978 film Dawn Of The Dead.

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Feature Of The Week: Ten Candles!

I know, for the most part, my feature’s on the blog and podcast have been Warcraft related blogs. I am currently in a weird head space with playing Warcraft currently and I am searching other interest. One of the many things I am looking into are table top games like Magic! The Gathering, RPG’s like Dungeons and Dragons, or a plethora of other games in the RPG space.

My younger sister recently started to watch a few different things on Twitch. One of those channels just so happens to be HyperRPG. (https://www.twitch.tv/hyperrpg) It is mostly because she loves the power rangers and the channel has a few of the current cast members featured on the channel. Yes, she is a nerd in her own way, and I absolutely love her for it.

HyperRPG host a tabletop RPG by the name of Ten Candles.

Ten Candles story telling table top role playing set in the genera of tragic horror. You can play with any number of players and among them one would be the game master. Their job to describe the world, to control the antagonistic them, and generally act like a narrator and referee. The rest will create and play a single character, a survivor fighting against the apocalypse and the creatures in the world. Ten Candles isn’t about winning or about beating evil/darkness. It’s about how the characters face their darkest hours. It’s about how they slowly lose their humanity, their traits and their hope.

Each character has a vice, virtue, a hope, and a brink. A brink is hidden trait from all of the other players and details what they are capable of once pushed to brink of terror, despair, sorrow or deviation. This trait is only available once everything else has been “burned” by the candle.

Also, a set of voice recordings are used once the final recording in case the other players find it and they hear their final message to the world.

The core rules of Ten Candles recommend playing in the dark by the light of ten tea light candles. Playing in the dark may be difficult for individuals who are visually impaired, while fire can be a strong anxiety trigger for several people. The rule book also recommends actually burning pieces of your character sheet while you play. Again, for individuals who are uncomfortable around fire, this can be a concern. A game and group can avoid using the fire if they so choose entirely or use battery operated candles.

For some basic understanding, a light is extinguished by failed conflicts. The story would move forward at that point. In the case of use of real candles – an accidental extinguished candle would also break the scene. (If not using candles or using battery operated candles, the game master would prepare a way to properly deal with how the candles could be accidentally be put out and review that with the rest of the players.) At the beginning of the next scene, there would be a series of truth’s spoken by each player including the game master and the story would continue on from there.  As the game approaches it’s final scenes and the candles are dwindling, Conflicts get more difficult, and the power of narration slips from the hands of the players into the hands of the game master.  The last candle means one person is left alive and to extinguish the candle would also end their life.

I know that is a lot of information about the game, but that is the general way on how the game is played – without the character creation. I am very interested on seeing how that would work and possibly work through a game as a one off deal.

If you are interested in viewing the HyperRPG sessions of Ten Candles, you can start with this video.

Please visit the HyperRPG Youtube page here!

If you are interested to learn more about the game, please visit the official game’s website here

Zephaniah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 11 !

Zephaniah’s Adventure Podcast: Episode 11 for July 25, 2018 

In this episode Ten Candles, Blaqk Audio, Just Another Magic Monday

Podcast / Community Spotlight: Announcement’s!

This week’s show is going to have a feature of the week, Your WoW Soundtrack & two adventure segments. It is going to be slightly different in its nature when I will referencing of Warcraft, and how taking a break from the game currently is the best option for me. There will be no community spotlight in this weeks episode.

If you are ever interested in participating in any way for the podcast, please feel free to reach out. I do not bite, I promise. Links for twitter and the blog’s discord are available in the show notes.

Twitter: @Zephirah_Zella Discord Link: https://discord.gg/UEnwEKx

Feature Of The Week: Ten Candles!

Post will be available on Friday!

Your WoW Soundtrack, Part 11: Blaqk Audio

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/your-wow-soundtrack-part-11-blaqk-audio/

The Adventure, Part 1: Just Another Magic Monday!

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/just-another-mtg-monday/

The Adventure, Part 2: It’s ok to take a break!

https://zephirahsadventure.wordpress.com/2018/07/25/warcraft-take-a-break-yes/

Shout Outs:

Enygma, Sparrow, HyperRPG, Mike Ginn, Blaqk Audio & Wizard Of The Coast

Music used in this episode:

“Alchemists Tower”, “Alien Restaurant” & “Division”

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

World of Warcraft and terms, concepts, images, logos, and other materials related to it are trademarked & copyrighted to Blizzard Entertainment. No Copyright Infringement Intended! Until next time, I hope your adventure is awesome!

Until next time, I hope your adventure is awesome!

Just another MTG Monday!

magic-the-gathering-card-back.jpgLet me say this up front. I am in no way a Magic The Gathering expert. Nor do I even consider my collection any good. At this point in my dabbling with the game is collecting. Honestly, I love the artwork that is involved more then anything.

I have had long conversations with my younger brother and how I can become more involved with the table top gaming – and other games as a whole.

Essentially he has challenged me to become a better player, To ask efficient questions, and overall to have fun with everything that comes with MTG & a plethora of other games that I may be interested in.

I have spent a few hours actually playing Magic total. I am going to also take my little brother up on being a better player and lets face it – not everyone knows where to start. So, to the internet I went!

https://magic.wizards.com/en/content/new-magic-1

Wizards of the coast has a splash page that is very basic, and has a few videos on the page, the one video that I wish I watched when I was first starting is their “how to build your deck” video.

 

The Wizard Of The Coast crew also has a youtube page with a lot of information – so definitively use the channel as a tool.

The other tool that I would suggest using, and this is obvious to players that have invested a lot of time and money, is MTGGoldfish. You can enter all of the cards you have currently and add new ones you gather later. Just know that pricing for each individual card will very from one site to the next. MTGGoldfish also has a youtube channel!

I am going to try to cover news and stuff for MTG the best I can. I also would like to dig into some more basic things, like rules and such for those of us that are new to the game and hopefully I will be putting my cards in the MTGGoldfish data base for everyone to see. I now have a few hundred cards and it will be a huge undertaking.

Hopefully I do the game some justice and help a fellow newcomer to learn along with me!