Posts tagged with “Magic: The Gathering”

Shall We Return to Ravnica?

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012

Just got my prerelease ticket earlier! 🙂

Return to Ravnica Prerelease

I’m not familiar with the Ravnica days since I started playing in the Lorwyn block. But after checking the spoilers of the new expansion, I think I’m getting the idea. Ravnica is composed of guilds and I’ll be joining the prerelease as a Golgari member. 🙂 UG is not soooo me! I think I’m fitted for Selesnya since I am a white player and green is my fave color.

Hmmm. Let’s just see how it goes. I’m excited for my RtR PR!

Luck Is On My Side!

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012

My morning started well thus keeping the good vibes all-day through. It was a busy and tiring day, but worthwhile and fulfilling at the same time.

My boyfriend accompanied me to the Phil Post EMS to claim my package from Firmoo yesterday. Last time we went there, we missed out! But this time, everything went well. No long queues, no under the table whatever, etc. Quick and smooth transaction! As in! I was so happy about it.

After that, we headed to S.R. Thai Cuisine near UST for lunch. We had eggs and fried rice for breakfast then French fries and Honey Banana float from McDo as quick snack. We just felt like eating and rewarding ourselves that day.

My boyfriend had the usual Chicken with Basil Leaves while I tried Chili Pork Rice for a change. Love the good food! While we’re eating, he texted his MTG friend because were planning to pickup some cards later the day. So we went home right after lunch, prepped up and went to Eton Cyberpod, Ortigas. Another round of LRT/MRT!

There was an ongoing tournament at Regran so we have to wait until they finished the third round before approaching his friend. Deal closed and we’re good to go. But I tried my luck and bought one Avacyn Restore booster pack… and I got….

Tamiyo, the Moon Sage

Yup, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage! That’s the only pack I bought so I know I was just too lucky! Haha. My boyfriend bought one as well and got a not so impressive rare.

After wrapping things up at Regran, we headed to Rei’s place for VTM (Vampire The Masquerade) session. My luck continued as I kept getting success die rolls. Playing VTM is really fun and exciting. I liked how the story went and we might resume the game next time.

Whew! Such a loooong tiring day! But everything turned out good so that’s something to be thankful about!

It’s Play Time!

Saturday, 19 May, 2012

Gotta play MTG (Magic the Gathering) again! My boyfriend is still working on our decks and I’m still unsure of what I really like to play. Haha. I’m torn between UW Delver and RG Aggro. The last time I playtested Delver, it wouldn’t synchronize with me. So hard to get a good hand even if I shuffled it to the best way I can. Plus, it was taking me too long to think of my moves and responses. Thanks to Snapcaster Mage and plenty of Instant and Sorcery for giving me lots of options and sometimes, headache!

MTG Cards - Snapcaster Mage

As for RG Aggro, we still need lots of cards to complete the deck. Even if we convert his Kessig Ramp into RG Aggro, we still have to spend more on 3 Sword of War and Peace. And as far as I know, it costs P1500 right now. I wonder if there are still people selling it for P1000-P1200 especially that the MTG Grand Prix is fast-approaching.

Based on our latest playtest, it seems that I’m getting acquainted and synched with my new deck – UW Delver. So I might use it if we won’t be able to complete RG Aggro in time.

Playing MTG is super fun!

P.S. I’ve been collecting Angel cards since the release of Avacyn Restored. Cute Angel

My Dark Ascension Prerelease Experience

Sunday, 29 January, 2012
Dark Ascension PR Passes

Dark Ascension PR Passes

Ok, so enough with the excitement and what not. My Dark Ascension prerelease didn’t turn out good. My boyfriend and I came late for the morning flight so we had our lunch before registering for the afternoon pods. We were at the venue before 12 noon but because there were so many players ahead of us, we have to wait for our turn. And that was around 3PM. I have to admit, I got bored while waiting.

As I received my 3 packs of Innistrad and 3 packs of Dark Ascension, I opened them right away and sorted the cards. Nothing that impressive until a friend of mine opened one of the Dark Ascension packs thinking that he has better luck than me. True enough, he opened a pack with double mythic! Thanks AP for the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Huntmaster of the Fells // Ravager of the Fells!

I was obsessed with the idea of building a deck around Mikaeus, the Unhallowed but then again, the BBB cc scared me off. Plus, my black cards weren’t enough. And I wanted to use Huntmaster of the Fells at the same time! Going for Jund? Nah. I ended up with Naya since I have good white creats and removal spells. Though it was fun building a deck and getting new cards, I was still disappointed at the end of the day. Just finished 1-3 and my only win was against my boyfriend. IL. Intentional Loss, Intense Love. ROTFL.

Excited for the Dark Ascension Prerelease

Thursday, 19 January, 2012

Viewing Dark Ascension spoilers makes me love Humans even more! I’m using UW Humans deck and so excited to grab some goodies this coming prerelease.

Possible Needs:
3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Loyal Cathar // Unhallowed Cathar

Ultimate Wants:
Sorin, Lord Of Innistrad
Huntmaster of the Fells // Ravager of the Fells

Of course I want Sorin, Lord Of Innistrad! Money rare! Haha.

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad

I’m waiting for the complete visual spoiler to finalize my needed cards. My boyfriend and I will be playing at the PR this 28th. That’s big thanks to my deck for scoring us two PR passes.

Yay! Go Humans! Cute Pink Bunny

Quick November Updates

Thursday, 10 November, 2011

I’ve got lots of blogs and I have to schedule some blog posts just to have fresh content. For Pinkville, I have so many pending updates but I don’t have the luxury of time to blog them all. So here is just a quick recap of what happened for the past ten days.

– I had a great bonding time with my sister in Batangas. I also super enjoyed my stay because there were lots of food especially Pinoy delicacies.

– I have finally updated the themes of 2 of my blogs. Few more to go!

– I did great with my personal link building campaign! Guest posting, article marketing and directory submissions seem to be effective. Some of my new blogs got PR now. This blog is stuck with PR2 though.

– I stumbled upon a set of animated emoticons and I’ll be using them more often! Cute Wink

– I enjoyed playtesting with bf! It’s been a while since we last joined an MTG tournament and I’m getting ready for it.

– And finally, we made it to our first MTG tournament after the official release of Innistrad! I used UW Humans and finished 2-1-1.
Solar Flare: 2-1
Kessig: 2-0
Solar Flare: 1-1-1
Solar Flare: 0-2

Oh, well! Crazy meta! I won one prize pack and got Inferno Titan. So much for being mythic! I’ll be happier with Liliana of the Veil!

MTG Solar Flare Decks

Grrrr... Just when I had no playstests against them...

– Something unexpected happened last night. It was so stressful and I had my “tiis-ganda” moments wearing my stiletto. Not only that, it’s a matter of life or death…

These are the things that I can recall for now. I’ll just update this post if I remember something. Right now, I hate the stupid things happening around me!

Animated - I hate them!

No To Month-Ender MTG Tournament

Sunday, 30 October, 2011
No To Month-Ender MTG Tournament

sad...

Too bad, we missed today’s month-ender MTG tournament at Padi’s Point, SM North Edsa (Sky Garden). It’s so ironic because the venue is the same culprit for our absence. Yeah, we drunk to our heart’s content last night and we finished around 3AM.

We called it “hot chix” bonding, a.k.a. double date. I never imagined drinking at the rooftop while gazing at the stars and staring at Eurotel could be that mesmerizing. Lol.

And I never thought, we’ll be missing the tournament I’ve been playtesting for. Seems that my deck will be back to the drawing board without experiencing ultimate action in the battlefield. Oh well… the meta keeps changing but my deck isn’t moving. Gaahhhh…. sooo frustrating!

It’s really difficult to choose between fun and excitement. They always go together. And the double happiness last night kinda justifies my frustration today. Happy Animated Lovers

Innistrad Prerelease

Wednesday, 21 September, 2011

Starting September 24, it would be the season of neck-biters and moon-howlers again. Yes, you’ll see lots of vampires and werewolves in magical action!

Prerelease promo card up for grab while supplies last:

Innistrad PR Card - Mayor of Avabruck

Innistrad PR Card - Mayor of Avabruck

Henshin!!!

Henshin Hiragana

Innistrad PR - Howlpack Alpha

Transformed Innistrad PR - Howlpack Alpha

Unfortunately, I an my boyfriend won’t be able to join the PR. We’re saving up for our much needed cards. I didn’t even pre-order an Innistrad booster box. We are allotting our cash on singles rather than getting six random packs. Of course we will miss the fun but there will be more PR to come, right?

Magic: The Gathering (MTG) and Gashapon

Monday, 18 July, 2011

What are your collections? My boyfriend and I are into Magic: The Gathering (one of the popular trading card games) and Gashapon (anime figurines). These are just some of the cool stuff we’re collecting. While others are into Gundam models, challenge coins or post cards, we are addicted to booster hopping, or the so-called random booster trips. We pick random MTG packs from different magic shop we visit. Sometimes we get the best cards, sometimes the worst. But it’s really worth the fun. It’s like paying “excitement” of opening random packs. The hottest card that we have on-hand right now is Chandra, the Firebrand. I got one last M12 prerelease. I might try the Chandra Control deck so I need three more. MTG seller, anyone?

Chandra the Firebrand MTG

LF: 3X Chandra, the Firebrand

M12: Gonna Play Magic Again!

Friday, 8 July, 2011

I’ve got lots of goodies from New Phyrexia prereleases and I’m hoping to get more this coming M12 Prerelease. My boyfriend and I just bought tickets and preordered M12 box at Neutral Grounds, Greenhills.

M12 Booster Box

So excited to open booster packs!

I’m so excited to play magic again. The last time I played was FNM right afters NPH’s PR. How long has it been? Even if I wanted to play MTGO, I don’t know how it works so I have to content myself with actual games. I really need some play tests now especially that Nationals is fast approaching. Not that I’m playing on that event, I’m into Philippine Open only.

MTG is not a simple TCG. It’s a mind game. My boyfriend taught me how to play and I’d love to teach MTG to our future kids, too. 🙂

Maybe we could start with easy online educational games. Finding affordable and interesting ones is not an issue here since The Source sells kids games and I’m good with online shopping.