So, I've been playing Magic the Gathering on and off since it launched in 1993.
Recently I got back into it playing a format called Commander (or Elder Dragon Highlander)
which I enjoy because it's generally less competetive and generally played multiplayer. One of the things I love about Magic is the card interactions and
the way that the sum effect of having a selection in play far outstrips anyone of them. One of the things I love about Commander is the restrictions brought on
by the colours you can use in a deck. Restrictions based on the Commander you use to play it.
I've long had an idea to build one of every possible colour combination of deck for Commander but have been put off by the fact that there are no valid 4 colour Commanders.
Never in the history of Magic has there been a four colour Legendary Creature printed. Until now this year sees the release
of a set of pre made Commander decks featuring not just 5 four colour Legendary Cretures but also 15 two colour creatures who can be played as partners for your commander.
So now I've got no excuse to not start The Commander Project and build all 32 possible Commander decks. My goal being to build and document each deck and make them
fun to play and balanced. As is my way when I build decks for the format I will be focussing on decks which have a strong theme and lots of card interactions. Winning is a secondary goal, doing crazy
stuff and then winning is the goal. Preferably winning by werid win cons or buy defeating every other player at once.
Then Sunday I played in an Epic game of Civ V with a number of old friends from around the world. I don't tend to play online games, but playing with people I know makes it fun. So generally a fun weekend.
Now I just need to get back into the habit of writing stuff here. And get on with the huge pile of work that needs done. I'm quite getting into streaming, next I think will be another Civ VI games (spread over a few days) and Elite Dangerous's new expansion which launches on Tuesday.
So last night I tried streaming again. Still need to put a bit of work in, possibly pick a time I can get some quiet so leave the mic on. Video editting will be up next, that and snappy banter.
This is partly me preparing for Civ VI which I intend to do a bit of lets play with. Later I played some Magic Online, a few friendly games to test my new standard deck I'm working on.
And in that arena it's not too bad, I think it's got the potential for being a fun deck to play, which for me is a what it's all about.
So this morning I'm testing making a static page with the random game idea I wrote based on the recent GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Kickstarter. GURPS has long been one of my favourite toolkit RPG systems and Dungeon Fantasy has rekindled my desire to run a nice crunchy dungeon bash. The setting is called Trevallis because I do love making up random names for stuff.
Plus I'm still getting the hang of the new blogging thing. anyway, best get some work done. More here later today maybe.
So my birthday was yesterday and was spent pretty sedately. I'd spent the day before at the Magic Grand Prix in London which was fun but tiring.
It would have been nice to win some games but I am a bit out of practice at these things. Still went through my card collection yesterday and built a new deck.
So yeah not the most impressive of birthdays but I guess I feel a bit... I don't know, lost, down here. I've not managed to make that many new friends since I moved to Kent and I'm terrible at keeping up with
the ones I have. This is in part because I am enjoying being a family man.
I dunno. Just tired right now. I'll write more soon. But I think this is now ready to become the main page of the site. I'll look at linking in all the older stuff later.