Early Wednesday morning (3 AM) my friends and I (all eight of us) headed out for Indianapolis, only to arrive 12 hours later. We nabbed badges for those that forgot to preorder and settled into our hotel for a night of pre-gaming er… gaming.
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Welcome back riders! Let me apologize for the snail’s pace that these articles now appear, but there are good reasons. First, it’s mostly my playgroup that now does these (it appears people still read them, but are not as eager to volunteer for the matchups). Also, this semester I’m finishing my Masters Program in education. So I can rarely squeeze in games! But that doesn’t mean my enthusiasm is dwindling in the least. This tournament will go on, even if it takes the rest of my life. But, for my sanity, please volunteer for matchups so that it does not take that long! We’ve got some tasty treats ahead. Read on!
Alright, enough waiting for people to make their picks, let’s air this thing out! Marvel Round 2 has begun, and some of the matches below WILL shake the foundations of general Vs. assumptions! Here’s the link to the new Marvel Bracket updated after round 1 results have been inputed. If you haven’t made picks for this round yet, go here, but you obviously can’t get points on the four matches below, but I’ll honor your other twelve picks!
Finally, let me apologize for slowing down. I’m still plucking away, but I put in 80 hours per week doing my summer job. That leaves only an hour or less a day at my computer to type and edit posts. That being said, I am committed to finishing, so don’t worry! READ MORE »
It’s time for our monthly update of the 100 Ideas! These four matches are pretty exciting and include one match that did not go as expected at all (*cough*Qward*cough*). Part 3 of 4 is done for DC Round 2. That means, with only one more aricle to go, it’s probably time to start up the betting pool again. I’ll go figure out who’s playing who in Marvel Round 2, just keep your eyes peeled on the forums for betting thread and the volunteer thread. Lord knows we need volunteers!
Also, if you haven’t noticed, March Madness Halfsies has just started and is a wonderful way to get your 30 card fix between the long dry boughts of 100 Ideas updates. Kudos to team TAWC for taking the initiative on that one!
Without further ado, Enjoy! READ MORE »
Alright guys, I know a month is a long time to wait between updates, but we haven’t really figured out a way to make it go faster yet (any ideas would be appreciated). Here’s part 2 of DC Round 2. A couple of shockers in this article. I think there might be an upset or two on the leaderboard! Also, I’m sorry to post this so quickly after a Council Update. I personally don’t like to slide new content down so quickly, but I feel like the wait for this thing has been long enough. So, without further ado… READ MORE »
Thank Granny Goodness that DCF has been keeping us all distracted lately. It’s my hopes that subsequently no one has noticed how long it’s been since we’ve had a 100 Ideas update! But here it is. Five more matches to wet your lips over. This means there are five more matches to go in Round 1. I for one am getting pretty excited to start Round 2 (but that’s largely because I’m a DC man and am going through withdrawals!).
Gambit07 starts us off… READ MORE »
I’m getting to old for this. These young bucks keep making these amazing fan sets, and I’m constantly forced to come out of retirement and write preview articles! Coincidentally, today’s card title implies retirement and a ‘carrying of the torch’ of sorts. Batman ‘died’ a death that will be as permanent as all comic book deaths, and a whole slew of his proteges duked it out to become the new ‘symbol of the night’. I present their Battle for the Cowl…
How does this card represent the battle for the cowl? It’s actually quite clever if you think about it. Batman, Cape and Cowl from the DWF set negated payment powers. This card allows other Gotham Knights characters you control to emulate that power. Almost as if other Gotham Knights were trying to be Batman. If this were a coincidence I would be flabbergasted (yes I’m trying to justify my opening statement by using dated vocabulary!).
Negation is nothing new to the Gotham playbook. They have cards that negate ongoing plot twists, non-ongoing plot twists, payment effects, and more. But that doesn’t mean that this card doesn’t have a place in the Gotham arsenal; far from it. Sure Utility Belt already did the same thing, but if you lost the character equipped with it, you lost its glorious effect. You were also limited by Utility Belt to only being able to exhaust the equipped character.
That’s not to say that this new card doesn’t also have its limitations. Like all balanced cards, when you’re given advantages, you’re also given drawbacks. You have to gather 2 Charge counters before you can start using this bad boy, which means that if you need reliable payment power protection before turn 4, you’d better stick with Utility Belt (though you could technically use this card before turn 4 thanks to cards like Bat-Radia).
But the thing that really gets me excited about this card is that it can make other cards in your deck more powerful in addition to its crazy effect. Cards like Batman, Zur en Arrh burn your opponent for each face-up resource containing charge counters. It kind of reminds me of the face-up mini-theme that Gotham Knights had in DWF. Cards like Kate Kane and Renee Montoya feel like they’ve almost gotten legacy treatment. I’ve very excited to see what other Ongoings are in this set so I can start ‘charging’ things up myself. That is if I stay out of retirement long enough
On a side note, I want to point out that our site (vssystem.org) just broke the 100,000 hits milestone yesterday. By the time you’re reading this it will probably be a much higher number. This is a monumental achievement for our community, and I hope we’re coming back here years from now to see what new fantasy sets are still be unleashed upon the world. To celebrate this occasion, I’m leaking another card from the set (with Spud’s permission of course). Enjoy this celebratory bonus. No tidbits or insights from me. I’ll leave it all up to your imagination…
Alright friends and family, it’s time to switch to the South side of things (all the SoCal members here tell me that this is the best side to be on!). I know this was posted quickly considering the long wait for the end of the North Bracket, but I can’t help but gush it all out when I’m holding onto so much Vs. fun! Hopefully you’ve made your picks by now, and hopefully you picked right, let’s find out with this first installment.
The end of the North Bracket is finally at hand. Here are the final five (not to be confused with the Fearsome Five) matchups. I’m sorry for the delay, but there were a lot of legitamate reasons; computers were fried, intestines were removed, Canadian holidays were observed; it was CHAOS these past couple of months! But the result is as entertaining as always so grab your bucket of popcorn, heavy on the butter, and read.