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#7133295 [DANE] Demiurgear the World Divine Tool

Posted by VCR_CAT on 24 December 2018 - 08:33 PM

Few things to take note of:


This card is... very easy to summon. I was going to make a shortlist of decks that should theoretically have no problem summoning this, but I quickly realized that such a list is not short.


What IS something to take note of, however, is that not only does this card not care if its materials are tokens or not, but it also has L/R markers. Galaxy Tomahawk tokens are summoned at level 6, meaning that this card is perfect for that combo to end on at just a very low cost.


Definitely keep an eye on this card.

#7133042 Are Die Hard & Gremlins Christmas movies?

Posted by VCR_CAT on 23 December 2018 - 05:53 PM

Simply involving christmas as a backdrop a christmas movie does not make. Both of these movies are as much christmas movies as Sam Raimi’s Spiderman is a Thanksgiving movie (it’s not)

#7131680 RP Smash [IC/Conditional Acceptance/PG-16]

Posted by VCR_CAT on 12 December 2018 - 10:28 PM



"Sure, let us go to the pub." Angela said, pushing herself away from Masaru. "E-err...anyway, does that pub happens to be Tegur's? I think I lost track on the locations in this city, eheh..."


"Oh! Yeah, that's his name. I couldn't quite remember, but you guys know each other, right?" Aria said, planting her fist in her open palm. "It's kind of the only place I've really eaten here for the most part? So I don't really know any other place too well. Though I think we got something to eat at that..." Aria realized how foggy her memory of the karaoke night was and immediately felt her face flush in embarrassment. "Ha ha nope nevermind, must've been thinking about something else. Anyways, does Tegur's sound good?"


"Sounds good to me!" Masaru announced happily, and as a group the three of them made their way to Tegur's.

#7131678 Hero Academia: Rise Above Max Omega! [My Hero Academia RP/Co-Hosted by C...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 12 December 2018 - 10:04 PM



"It's a nice Quirk, but I think everyone has gripes with their Quirks." Aiko said, pointing at the various students one after another. "Spiders are ambush predators, so Sayaka over there tires out easily and her legs get injured easily. The muscle kid from your class seemed to keep breaking his limbs during the tournament, so I'm sure it's the same case in a real fight. I can't even look at people properly when I'm talking to them, which is why I'm wearing these."

Aiko took a longer sip of her orange soda, before asking "What's so bad about that Quirk of yours, anyway?"


"Oh, well I don't know if you remember from the tournament, but it kinda lacks in the firepower department," Mike replied, holding out his hand and gently nudging just enough energy out to make it glow a faint green. "It's also tied to my physical energy as well. I dunno, I guess I wish it was more like Akira's, without a... metaphorical gas tank involved."


"Geez...why do you guys have to talk about that kinda stuff at a party? Lighten up! You guys should dance!" Ino blushed slightly when she remembered Mike was sitting right there. "Y-y-y-you don't have to dance with me specifically though!"


"E-eh?" Mike said.


"Mmmm... admiration?" Aiko shook her head.


"EH?" Mike said again.


"No, not that. I guess you could call me envious of his Quirk, but in a good way? Yeah. That's it. I'm not much of a dancer though."


Another student from 1B came over and started talking to Aiko, and Mike shook his head to get a better hold of himself. "Yeah, sorry Ino, I-I'm not much of a dancer either, y'know? I've never really... done much of that." At risk of killing the mood further, however, Mike hastily added, "Th-the music is good, though! And it looks like a lot of people are having fun! It's still a good party!"

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#7131139 Yu-Gi-Oh! Skies [IC/R-16]

Posted by VCR_CAT on 08 December 2018 - 06:19 PM



"Awww nuts, guys. Guess we missed out on the catfight this time." Yushiro said, prompting Katsu to fold her arms and scowl at him as he alone laughed. "My money was on you too Katsu." 


"Hmph!" Katsu said in response. Soon after, Kyokou had returned from the restroom, more dry than before yet still noticeably damp from the accident. Still, she sat down in silence and devoured a fist-sized pile of cookies in no time flat, washing the sweet mass down her throat with a big gulp of coffee.


"Doesn't look like I missed much," she commented. "So, what's the big deal with this duel you wanted to see?"


"It's a match with the captain of the duel team," Katsu replied, matter-of-factly. "Anyone who wishes to become a strong duelist will want to see any matches that he participates in!" She then turned to Yushiro as well. "Who was it that he was playing against, again? I, Katsu the Strong, only remember it being an Upperclassman."

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#7130593 [JUMP] Armiryle The Starguide Dragon

Posted by VCR_CAT on 03 December 2018 - 03:42 PM

Don't get me wrong, I'm the guy who has repeatedly said that Needle, Isolde, and Cherubini were good for the game due to exactly the above. But surely you'd agree we'd all be better off it they had the same anti-ladder clause that Armiryle has?




It's an excessive limitation that would only be done by people who don't know any better and are too scared they'll fail to think through their designs.

#7130571 [JUMP] Armiryle The Starguide Dragon

Posted by VCR_CAT on 03 December 2018 - 11:39 AM

I'm not. We saw what happened with LVP1


It released fantastic engine/combo pieces that redefined how dozens upon dozens of decks are built and played and breathed a lot of new life in the game that was lost from the new rules that were lacking good enough cards for anything to really adapt well to them.

#7130184 Hopes for the New Banlist [Nov 2018] [Also finished btw]

Posted by VCR_CAT on 29 November 2018 - 03:02 PM

first off, remember that there will always be a meta game. Never make his based on the idea of "Yeah but the meta uses this". There's nothing you can hit that will eliminate the existence of meta decks. There will always be decks that are just inherently better than the others, and if your reasoning boils down to "But I just don't like THESE meta decks", then make sure you're backing up that reason with a proper argument or else it's just coming down to personal taste rather than what's going to be good for a lot of people in the game.



That said, I think there needs to be some clearing up about Links and a lot of lists I see re: hitting Links, specifically cards like Isolde and Needlefiber. If we reduce the game to a state where Link Monsters are, at best -1 plays or even +0 plays, then the actual gameplay is going to become incredibly stagnant and sloggy immediately.


There are very few Link Monsters that can actually stand on their own in a field, and none of them are in the lower-card-requirement ranges. Monsters like Borreload and Saryuja require, in total, four cards to be involved one way or another. That's almost your entire hand for one monster! And this is just talking about the Link Monsters themselves; a lot of decks still want to do other plays involving Synchros, Fusions, Xyz, and Pendulum cards. Those decks are still fun to play and there's nothing wrong with that, but if we hit the Link combos too hard and suddenly those plays take a larger percentage of the hand, then those decks that want to do other things might as well not exist because there's going to be next to nothing for them to work with.


Whether or not Master Rule 4 and Link Monsters are good for the game is a different conversation, and regardless of what conclusion that conversation comes to it doesn't change that these rules and monsters are what the game is right now. If you want to make the most of the gamestate as it is, eliminating advantageous link combos entirely is going to do nothing but hurt the game for everyone.

#7129987 Hero Academia: Rise Above Max Omega! [My Hero Academia RP/Co-Hosted by C...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 27 November 2018 - 06:56 PM



By now the party was in full swing. Though, despite the choice of music that Mike would not have all expected from someone like Ino, everyone was still just trickling in, grabbing drinks and snacks, and talking. The atmosphere was nice, though with such music playing and nobody yet to dance it did make things somewhat awkward. A few students Mike had not seen before had gotten up and introduced themselves, but it was in through one ear and out the other as Mike, in his tired state, sat in his chair with his drink almost completely zoned out.
"You're the kid that won the tournament, right? That's a neat Quirk you've got." Mike looked up, sipping from his own can of Mountain Dew, to see a girl, probably one of the 1-B students, taking a seat next to him. She, like Akira, was one of the "Sunglasses-indoors-during-the-evening" types, but at this point Mike had decided he was better off not pointing it out.
"Oh, yeah! That's me. And thanks, though I guess I find it to be a bit more of a pain at times than anything." Mike lowered the can from his face. "I'm Michael Rosenfeld, by the way. You can just call me Mike, though." He realized too late, however, that this was one of the girls that had introduced himself and he was stuck in the social situation where he should know their name and totally didn't.

#7129251 Hero Academia: Rise Above Max Omega! [My Hero Academia RP/Co-Hosted by C...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 20 November 2018 - 07:43 PM



"Ah, sorry, I was a bit lost in thought. Have you been holding up alright lately?" Asuka asked.


Mike looked at her for a moment before collapsing against the wall and letting out a sigh. "Not good," he said.


"That makes two of us, to be perfectly honest," Asuka hoarsely responded, leaning herself against the opposite wall. "It seems like there's been nothing but worse and worse news for the last week or so, hasn't it?"
"Maybe it'd feel better if we could actually do something about it," Mike said. "Every time it just feels like we're either not strong enough, not allowed, or just nothing ever works." As he said that, his hand tightened around his cell phone.
"That is true, but we've only been attending U.A. for a month or two. It would be nice to be able to do something about these awful things that are happening, but..." Asuka paused briefly, as a yawn escaped her mouth. "Sorry. But we can't compare ourselves to pros so soon."
Mike yawned as well. "I just hope it's more than 'a month or two', at least for me."
"Oh my-- I got into a fight with my parents after the whole... stadium thing. They didn't like how dangerous things got, and my mom was talking about pulling me back home." Mike sunk down against the wall somewhat. "I'm trying to convince them otherwise, but they've yet to give permission for me to stay here."
"I hope they let you stay. You're one of the stronger students in our class, so it would be a shame to see you go. At the same time, I can understand they're concerned, and in a weird way it's nice to hear it's to that extent."
"I guess. I just... I don't think I could leave everyone after all this. I don't want to go home and rely on news hoping everyone's fine. Even if I haven't been able to do much... I still want to do something." He paused for a moment and swallowed. "It's also the friends I've made here, like Terro, or Aaron, or... you... I don't want to just leave."
Asuka nodded. What even was the right thing to say to that kind of thing? Maybe something like... "I don't know if it helps, but you did win the tournament. You even beat Tomoaki, so you can definitely take care of yourself if things get dangerous again. With that logic though, I'm surprised I'm still attending."
"Well, for what it matters, I'm glad you get to. I just hope I do too."


"Me too."


A light blush escaped to Mike's cheeks and he hastily pushed himself back to his feet. "A-anyways, I heard talk of some of the guys wanting to do a dorm party. I'm not doing anything otherwise so I thought I might check it up. I'll see ya later!" With a subtle haste Mike turned on his heels and ventured back down the hall towards the dorm, now hoping more than ever that he could get to stay there for school.

#7128228 Hero Academia: Rise Above Max Omega! [My Hero Academia RP/Co-Hosted by C...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 13 November 2018 - 07:12 PM



Before Mike's brain was able to come to a decision, Asuka had spotted him and gave half a wave as she walked over.


"Good afternoon," she yawned, causing Mike to yawn as well. "Sorry about that. Just now, I was talking with Clark from 1-B, and she wanted me to tell you that anytime anyone in 1-A wants to spar with her, she's fine with that. She mentioned you specifically, too. And I also wanted to say, thank you for showing up back... back then. I don't think I ever got the chance to say anything like that."


"Well, I wasn't exactly... available to thank or anything for a bit after," Mike replied, rubbing the back of his head sheepishly. "I feel like I should be apologizing, though. I think I just got in the way and that.... it's kind of my fault it ended the way it did. I'm really glad that you and Ino got out fine, just... I dunno. I guess I should go find Valerie and--" At this a loud buzzing could be heard from the phone in Mike's hand, and he looked over to see that it was his Dad calling, and what colour left in his face seemed to drain. "S-sorry, I need to take this."


He tapped the screen and held the phone up to his ear. ""Hey Dad... yeah no, sorry, I forgot about the timezones and-- no that's what I wanted to talk to you about. I don't want to go home. I know, I know it is, but-- if I want to be a hero I need to be prepared for things like that! I know! I just--"" Mike fell quiet for a moment, his face beginning to turn red and his breathing heavier and more intentional. ""But it's what I want to do! I've gotten so much better over these past weeks, and I think I can do really well! Please, just let me do this!"" Another pause and he seemed to calm down a bit more. ""Okay, just... tell her I said hi and to call me back. Okay, bye. Love you too.""


Mike hung up and let his arm drop to his side, letting out a long sigh before he realized that Asuka was still there. "Oh... sorry about that. That was my Dad just calling about.... calling me back about something I wanted to talk to him about."

#7127287 Hero Academia: Rise Above Max Omega! [My Hero Academia RP/Co-Hosted by C...

Posted by VCR_CAT on 06 November 2018 - 06:55 PM



"Keep talking to them," Sayuri commented, leaning into the conversation. "If you end up doing something just to please your parents without making your feelings perfectly clear, you'll regret it. Trust me."


"Yeah, it's just I--" Mike had started to mumble to himself quietly-- too quietly for Ino to hear.
"You gotta do what's best for you, right?"  She said with enthusiasm. "If your parents could've seen how you came in and saved me and Asuka that day, I bet they would've been really impressed!" At this Mike was taken aback. His current mood wanted him to reject everything that she said, but he could find no reason to. Ino then also added, "Should we call your parents for you, Mikey?"
Mike was also taken aback by "Mikey", but before he could stumble on his words Terro had called something over and both Ino and Sayuri were distracted. Mike felt like he was just saved a conversation and glanced back down at his phone, resting on the desk. They were right, however. Not saying anything was the surest of ways to get sent home regardless, and if he wanted to stay here and become the best that he can become, then he needed to do what he could to make sure that would happen.
Mike plucked his phone from his desk and slung his bag around his shoulder, stepping out of the room as he selected the number to call and listened to the ringing. He tried two times total, and both times he was met with an answering machine as he wandered down the halls. It then occurred to him what time it was, and how large of a timezone difference there was. Counting the hours on his fingers, Mike realized that it was still very early morning back home and that both of his parents would set their phones to silent when they slept.
Looking up from his phone, Mike took a moment to figure where it was that he had managed to wander off to. He could hear a smattering of voices coming from each direction, but hearing Asuka's echo from down the hall in particular triggered a "FIGHT OR FLIGHT" response within Mike that couldn't choose between the two...

#7126619 How Do We Slow The Game Down?

Posted by VCR_CAT on 01 November 2018 - 03:55 PM

I think we need to understand that when we talk about "General Gamestate", we're more or less referring to physical tournaments and more competitive events. Anything, smaller local events and casually playing with friends, are places that pretty much anything can played under any rules desired with any banlist. People can do what they want, more or less, in most of those more casual contexts and the "general gamestate" doesn't really matter so much.


If you're more or less referring to "playing 'gainst rando's in da sims", then... that's not really a place to be complained about. That's not a context where you can really just play whatever you want and expect good results all the time-- that's something you do with people you know or more friendly scenarios. It's not really a setting where you're allowed to complain about what you go against when what you go against is just random strangers online.



That said, if we're focusing on competitive settings then you really should have an understanding of the competitive side of the game if you want to talk about what's healthy and what's not. This is where you play to win, not really to bring your special pet-deck into the world unless your expectations are appropriately placed.


And this is where I have to ask why the people here who think the game is too fast think that's a bad thing. Is it because you're actively involved in the competitive scene and have a better understanding of what is going to be healthy for pitting skills vs. skills, or is it, maybe, coming from a place where people aren't happy because they can't just win with whatever they want?


I disagree with special summon limiting, and I disagree with the mentality that you should be able to just compete with whatever random shit you cobble together. For a competitive environment, that is not a reality.


There are so many factors that go into a gamestate, and speed is only one that doesn't decide it (fast is not necessarily bad, slow is not necessarily good) and then so many others come down to personal taste. I've seen people say they've loved the slow, sloggy wars of attrition that come from True Draco and Sky Striker games, and I've seen others (myself included) who absolutely despise when the game is like that. It's a matter of subjective taste.




The game itself is not "too fast". Considering that an average round takes roughly 5-ish minutes and a match coming in closer to 15, that if both players are worth their salt and playing well then a game isn't decided within the first ~2 turns, then I would say that's a healthy place for the game to be. So long as the game isn't being decided in the RPS, then interaction is important, and if interaction is important then the game is in a pretty decent place without getting into subjectives.

#7125031 RP Smash [IC/Conditional Acceptance/PG-16]

Posted by VCR_CAT on 23 October 2018 - 11:34 AM



"The only reason I'd be worried about being in a match with you is if your ugly face is contagious," Morgan has said to Aria, which only caused her scowl to deepen.


At the brink of exploding with a retort, Aria caught Mauvache's eyes that simply said one thing: "Save it for the arena." Aria folded her arms with a "Humph" as she glared at the new-comer. She remembered that the watch allowed for you to request specific matches, but she wasn't sure if that meant both had to agree to it or not. Well, there was only one way to find out. Then, the other newcomer approached her.


“Hiya. You mighta already heard, or maybe the fireworks were too loud, but my name’s Masaru. My friend Angela was just about to show me around town and I was wondering if you might wanna tag along with us?” Aria felt her anger spike even further at the "fireworks" comment, but was caught completely off-guard by the boy's smile. “It’s cool if you’re busy though. I was just thinking it’d be a good way to get to know another fighter.”


What the hell is with this guy?! Aria thought as she felt her cheeks involuntarily turn a faint shade of crimson. Back in school and even in games she was never asked to hang out like this. Any of the guys she did hang out were never the "pretty boy" type or were even that nice, nor did they do anything remotely close to flirting with her. For all she was concerned, she was just another one of the guys to them. But this felt... different? Or maybe she just doesn't know any better? Shit, what do people do in this situations?!

"Uuhhh yeah, sure, I mean, I don't, exactly, have anything planned, or anything, so," It took everything to keep herself from stuttering and turning into a complete and total communication-mess. "What did you have in mind?"

#7124844 Jamal Khashoggi Killed in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

Posted by VCR_CAT on 21 October 2018 - 11:41 PM

I was under the impression we hadn't gotten there yet.


That's why you "Move Towards" it. So you can better get there.