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#486836 Fantasy Funnies

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on Today, 12:38 PM



lol, but you forgot "PVP guy":



#486808 General LEGO Discussion

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 15 March 2018 - 11:43 AM

Well, the last great American toy store is closing its doors:




With Toys-R-Us gone, there are really no toy stores left except the occasional local one struggling to stay afloat.


Then again, TRU was often a ripoff. I don't know if this was the case everywhere, but my local TRU always marked up their LEGO prices about 10% up from the MSRP. They would usually price-match, but why bother when I can just go across the street to Walmart or Target and get the same set for the regular price? Or often get it even cheaper online. Thus dies the toy store. :[


I can't help but feel a little sad, but of course I will be heading to the nearest TRU soon to raid its corpse for clearance discounts. :P

#486807 The Video Game News Thread

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 15 March 2018 - 11:24 AM




#486790 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 11 March 2018 - 04:18 PM


#486743 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 04 March 2018 - 07:53 AM

What happened to her spear...?


Did the Goblin take it from her and now its now off screen, or did you forget to draw it?


It was stuck in a goblin somewhere. :P



#486728 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 01 March 2018 - 02:11 PM


Now My Watch Begins... by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr

#486710 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 25 February 2018 - 06:47 AM





The combined image is up on my Patreon. :P


Edit: And now up on DeviantArt too: https://saber-scorpi...13-14-732744139

#486702 Gwent, Hearthstone, and other silly card games

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 24 February 2018 - 08:44 AM

CURRENT GWENT DECK - DISREGARD ALL PREVIOUS (the last one is still okay-ish but not as good as this one)


Gwent keeps changing again and again. I guess that's to be expected for a game still technically in "beta" (though I'm beginning to wonder if it ever won't be in beta). As the great nerf-buff bat swings wildly, we must keep up with the changing times.


After trying many, many, MANY netdecks from gwentDB, over and over again, I've determined that all of them are just too damn gimmicky for me, depending heavily on very precise, lucky draws and exact plays that can be countered by an opponent who knows what to expect. I've had much better luck with a deck mostly of my own making:







Francesca Findabair


Ithlinne Aegli <-- Since Tremors got nerfed, I no longer save Ithlinne for a final nuke. She's best played early-ish to remove enemy "engines" that generate value over time.

Iorveth: Meditation <-- He got nerfed pretty hard recently, so he's much more situational now. Feel free to play him early if you see a good opportunity, as he might end up being useless if you save him too long.

Isengrim: Outlaw <-- Use him to pull Decoy or Commander's Horn if you have a really good use for them. If you have them both in hand, then instead spawn the most useful silver card you can.

Ciri: Nova



Eibhear Hattori

Paulie Dahlberg

Barclay Els


Commander's Horn <-- Could possibly be replaced with a stronger Silver, since it got nerfed recently, but it still serves pretty admirably for me.


Vrihedd Dragoon x2

Hawker Smuggler x2

Dwarven Mercenary x2 <-- I run these guys because running only 1 type of dwarf besides Agitator is too risky, and the Mercenary can pull allies out of weather, which is nice.

Dwarven Skirmisher x2

Wardancer x2

Dwarven Agitator x2

Elven Scout x2

Alzur's Thunder x2 <-- Always keep one of these in your deck (NOT your hand) so that Ithlinne can summon it.



This deck is based around Ciri: Nova, a card that strengthens herself from 1 to 22 when played if you have exactly 2 copies of each Bronze card in your deck. No more, no less. She's your trump card, ideally played last, to avoid scorch.



Remember, any cards you swap during your mulligan are "blacklisted", meaning you will not re-draw a copy of that card. Here is your blacklist order: Alzur's Thunder (need to keep one in your deck for Ithlinne), Dwarven Skirmisher & Dwarven Mercenary (both work best when drawn by other dwarves).

Ideally, you want to have 1 Wardancer and Yaevinn in hand. That way, you have an excellent card for round 2 whether you win or lose.

If you draw 2 Wardancers, feel free to mulligan 1 of them. But you can always do it later with your leader, Francesca.


Round 1:

You'll usually want to open with a value engine, like Vrihedd Dragoon or Hawker Smuggler. The latter is extremely good against swarm decks that play tons of little units, including mirror matches against Scoia'tael.

Always try to play a dwarf in round 1, so that Paulie Dahlberg will have something to resurrect in round 3. Playing Barclay Els in round 1 is ideal, so he can be resurrected by Hattori in round 3 and so Paulie can resurrect the dwarf that Barclay strengthens. But just remember that if you don't have Paulie in hand, Barclay could pull Paulie, so only risk this if you have a dead dwarf soldier in the graveyard for Paulie to rez.

If by some freak chance you have no Dwarven Agitators or Barclay in hand, at least play an Elven Scout so that there's something for Hattori to resurrect in round 3. If your Elven Scout can spawn a hand-buff card, always buff Hattori.


If round 1 is about to end and you're losing, make sure you have a Wardancer in hand. If you don't, then play Francesca and draw one.

If round 1 is about to end and you're winning, make sure you have Yaevinn in hand. If you don't, then play Francesca and draw him.

If you have both in hand, feel free to save Francesca for round 2 or 3 for extra hand control.


Round 2:

This round tends to be short, since the winning player will usually "dry pass" without playing a card, depending on who has more cards, either to force the enemy to go down a card, or to even out the cards if they're behind.


If you lost round 1, mulligan your Wardancer immediately to avoid going down a card if your opponent dry-passes. Then play normally and try to stay ahead in score until your opponent passes.


If you won round 1 and your opponent passed early, so you both have a lot of cards still in hand, start playing normally in order to bleed him down, while saving your best cards for round 3. Once you've bled the enemy enough, play your Yaevinn. This will force your opponent to play another card, and hopefully you can stay ahead.


Round 3:

If you still have Francesca, play her at any time to swap out your most useless card (possibly a Wardancer or Yaevinn if you still have either of them) and draw Ciri: Nova or the next best card.

Then just play normally and drop Ciri last and hope you win!


This deck is nowhere near as powerful as it was before the Squirrels got smacked with the nerf stick, but I still have way, way more luck with it than any other supposedly stronger decks I've tried.

#486701 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 23 February 2018 - 04:31 PM

^Yup! That minifig has some very cool pieces.


40402316922_491957e9c8_h.jpgKOTOR2 Jedi Council by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr


The Jedi Council of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords... Zez-Kai Ell, Atris, Vrook Lamar, and Kavar.

#486665 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 18 February 2018 - 06:30 AM


#486661 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 17 February 2018 - 02:43 PM


High Overlord Saurfang by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr


High Overlord Varok Saurfang, the most badass orc still standing in the world of Warcraft (as he appears in the new expansion, Battle for Azeroth).

#486634 Official Scorp's Minifigs Topic

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 13 February 2018 - 02:15 PM

Garrosh Hellscream by Justin Stebbins, on Flickr


The true Warchief of the Horde! #ThrallCheated

#486625 WG Weekly Comic (and other updates)

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 11 February 2018 - 05:56 AM


#486622 What Are You Currently Playing?

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 10 February 2018 - 04:15 PM

Come on guys, no one is playing Monster Hunter World??


also hi


Holy crap, ZERO! Long time no see.


Yeah, that's one I've been looking at. I've never played a Monster Hunter game in my life, but I enjoyed the heck out of Dragon's Dogma for a while, and since Monster Hunter World is a similar game on the same engine, I thought I'd give it a look... until I got to the part of the video where the guy pulled out the Gatling gun, and a girl with goggles on her head started bouncing around, and there was a little talking cat-person... Then I thought "this might be 2anime4me" and bailed. :P Might give it a try eventually, but I'd really prefer a Dragon's Dogma 2. :[

#486564 Dalton's Assorted Artwork and Random Stuff

Posted by Saber-Scorpion on 05 February 2018 - 03:40 PM

I also appreciate the last Unicorn Reference. I didn't think you knew that Rankin/Bass existed.

Well, I watched a bunch of their Christmas movies as a kid, but not much else. I randomly watched The Last Unicorn on Netflix a year or two ago because I remembered hearing good things about it during the MLP craze. I really, really liked it. I'd put it among my favorite animated movies now.

First up, concept art for the Chaos Races in my Fantasy Universe:

These look really cool! But you're not gonna call them Chaos Races, right? I mean, that's kind of our Wulfgard thing. :P Most fantasy settings call them something like goblinoids or ogroids.

Next, a Female War Bishop:

Love the armor! Your females are getting better too. Though maybe you could make the chin a little smaller...