Innistrad’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

I love trivias! And the one from last night made me sleepless. I wonder… Are these people the casts of “The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen“?

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen in the cards of Innistrad

Magic Trivia Game #3: Show me the 6 members of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen in the cards of Innistrad!

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie

I’m just guessing… (with the help of my boyfriend…)

Alan Quatermain – Elite Inquisitor
Mina Murray – Olivia Voldaren
Invisible Man – Invisible Stalker
Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde and – Civilized Scholar/Homicidal Brute
Dorian Gray – Elder of Laurels
Captain Nemo – Grizzled Outcast

I want to know the answer! Lol. 🙂

MTG Diet is Over!

I’ve never been in a food or sex diet but MTG diet, yes. Lol. It’s finally over. Here’s our completed to-buy list:

MTG: Magic The Gathering Funds and Cards

The Result of Quest for the Magic Funds! (Roughly $228 total card value)

Eversince Innistrad‘s prerelease, we haven’t joined any sealed or standard tournament yet. We stayed away from draft events, too. That’s because we’re allotting our cash for MTG pieces rather than tourney registration fees. We didn’t preorder booster box and haven’t opened even a single booster pack since then.

Now that we’ve almost collected all of our needed cards, it’s about time to satisfy our cravings and give in to temptation. Haha. We bought Innistrad fat pack with these so-so rares:
Ludevic’s Test Subject/ Ludevic’s Abomination
Charmbreaker Devils
Angel of Flight Alabaster
Mayor of Avabruck/Howlpack Alpha
Champion of the Parish
Stromkirk Noble
Stony Silence
Woodland Cemetery
Heartless Summoning
Elite Inquisitor
Parallel Lives

Oh well… seems that it would be better if we just hold back from buying packs. Not that lucky! We’re hoping to get Liliana of the Veil or Geist of Saint Traft at the very least. 🙂 Gotta work on my expectations, too. Hehe.

Quest for the MTG Cash…

Have you ever felt the urge of spending more than your alloted budget? Have you ever prioritized your hobby over your basic needs? Well, call it addiction. Such thing exists especially with the so-called expensive hobbies such as PlaMo collection, D&D (and other tabletop games), TCG and more. Other expensive recreational activities include scuba diving, backpacking and photography. But for now, let’s focus on Magic: The Gathering – one of the trading card games I’m addicted with!

With the release of new expansion (Innistrad) there comes more expenses. To build new decks, we have to buy new cards because Zendikar block and M11 have already rotated out. It could be simpler if we can order a customized deck online with all the Innistrad pieces but it will also entail a lot of cash. Talk about taxes and shipping fees. Plus, some ongoing issues with the Bureau of Customs.

Anyway, after a week of fund-raising, my boyfriend and I had collected $205 for our card needs. Even without payday loans we’re able to build our decks. That’s big thanks to my online jobs. ^_^

Payday loan. Speaking of which, this seems to be pretty popular these days even in UK, US and other parts or the world. I think it’s all because of unresolved economic recession. People tend to rely on online quick cash solution when facing financial crisis. Who won’t go for payday loan if it can be granted on the very next day right after requesting for it? Pretty convenient especially if you really need to pay the bills or buy some special stuff. Purchasing MTG cards is not an exemption.

Sometimes, grabbing quick cash fixes is really tempting. If not for my blogs, I might have gone for payday loan to buy Snapcaster Mage and two sets of Hinterland Harbor. I’ll share the whole story about this “card quest” on my next post.

Quest for the Magic Funds

When the Gargoyle Falls

Another Humpty Dumpty story! 🙂

Manor Gargoyle - Stony Silence

Manor Gargoyle - Stony Silence

Cute Innistrad rares (with their related artworks, abilities and flavor texts)… But of course they’re not my top picks. ^_^

Innistrad To-Buy List

I’m happy that I am almost done with my to-do list for September yet I’m alarmed with our upcoming MTG expenses by the end of the month. Gosh, Innistrad is going to drain our wallets! Good thing, there has been slight favorable changes with the Forex rates. I can buy more with my Paypal funds!

Geist of Saint TraftInnistrad To-Buy List
[cardlist]4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Mentor of the Meek
3 Geist of Saint Traft
3 Skaab Ruinator
4 Hinterland Harbor
4 Clifftop Retreat
4 Stromkirk Noble
2 Garruk Relentless
1 Reaper from the Abyss[/cardlist]

Wishlist:
A playset of all Innistrad Enemy Lands
4 Essence of the Wild
2 Kessig Wolf-Run
1-2 Runechanter’s Pike
4 Parallel Lives
4 Liliana of the Veil
3-4 Stoney Silence
3-4 Nevermore
4 Elite Inquisitor

Print My Double-Faced Cards!

I was not able to play that much last August and I’m planning to make it up this September. I think the last time I played was at the Philippine Open 2011. This month, I’ll be a grinder! Well, hopefully.

My boyfriend and I will play at Sky Garden tomorrow. Sometimes, Sunday tournaments are more convenient for us. My problem is, I don’t know what deck to play yet. Because we had a series of play testing using multiple decks, I think I lost my “identity” deck. I don’t what I want to play anymore. Control is a big no-no for me but after reading some MTG articles that say control is king and that you must play the best deck, I think I’m sold (Read: How to Lose a Match in 10 Plays). Half-heartedly, I guess. My first attempt to use control decks hasn’t been successful and I’m too scared to use blue cards. I’m not that good with counters… and so how would I win in the counter wars?

My RDW is still in the tweaking process and we’re not yet done finalizing the decklist. It’s hard to decide what cards to add and take out if you’re not playing that much to observe the meta and playtest your deck. Last weekend, I piloted decks in a day – UB Control, Caw-Blade, Naya-Pod, and Chandra Control. In the end, I couldn’t choose among them because of my so-so performance. I might play UB control tomorrow for the very first time in my life and I hate both colors. LOL. I’m more comfortable with white, green and red but let’s see where it will take me.

Aside from the MTG tournament, I’m also excited about the upcoming release of new expansion: INNISTRAD. I’ve just read some walkthrough of the major new and returning mechanics of Innistrad and double-faced cards got me!

Daybreak Ranger

Each transformation seems lovely! Especially Garruk Relentless to Garruk, the Veil-Cursed. Should players say “Henshin” with conviction? I’d love to!

Garruk Relentless - Garruk the Veil-Cursed

How to use double-faced cards?

To put a double-faced card into your deck, you have two options: You can put your entire deck in opaque card sleeves, as many players already do, or you can use the checklist card provided in many Innistrad packs. – magicthegathering.com

But for my convenience, I prefer having two actual copies in different sleeves. One for the main deck, and one for transformation purposes. Instead of removing it from sleeves and flipping it after ‘transform’, I’d rather have extra copies in different sleeves (just like what I’m doing with my tokens). Might mean extra money though. I might look for affordable business card printing services for my double-faced cards!

Liliana on My Mind!

Oh gosh! I’m so inlove with Liliana of the Veil! So hot and sexy! ^vixen^
– my Facebook Wall

I’m haven’t finished reading the Liliana’s Mission article yet, but I’m already going frenzy with the sight of this artwork (by Steve Argyle):

Liliana of the Veil Full Art

And for some reason, the close up photo reminds me of Angelina Jolie. The lips, maybe.

As for the abilities, I don’t care that much. Read: Not a black player here. But I’ll be happy to have one or a set for vanity’s sake. Hello, PR!

Liliana of the Veil