Blessings and Curses: Is There a Difference?

I finally have time to write this. Thanks government! Though, my PC will literally die soon. We’ve spent around 10 years together already. Going back…

After a lofty night encoding some of the most quotable Monika quotes, I planned to write something some of the animes this season (when it’s finally finished), World End Economica (IF I DO REMEMBER IT), and this one, some saltfest for the rest of the group.

But for me, curses and blessings don’t have much of a difference, when you’re benefiting from both. Continue reading

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A Little of Everything (BWC 2016 Report)

Hey guys, Hime-senpai checking in. October 15 is the first day of Bushiroad World Championship Philippine Qualifiers, with the first day featuring Cardfight!! Vanguard, and the second day featuring Buddyfight and Weiss Schwarz.

Let me just say that it’s been a really really fun event and these major tourneys are events that players would regret to miss. There’s no entrance fee, and you get the best of the best players under one roof. It’s definitely an experience any TCG player should never ever want to miss in his “TCG career”. Even if you’re not fond of these large tourneys, you should try attending even once in your lifetime as a player. Until you’ve been in one of these, you haven’t seen it all. I entered the tournament with my Angel Feather deck, centered around Black Shiver Gavrail, her stride fusion, Black Seraph Gavrail, and the “Rescue” mechanic. Continue reading

Cheesecake – Weiss Schwarz Madoka Magica G/R/B Deck Profile

Good day to all of you! This is ruo for a long overdue Weiss Schwarz deck profile and this blog’s very first post! Wait, did I even get order right? I don’t even know anymore. Life got in the way as usual. Not that I was doing anything relevant to begin with really – aside from my intersession semester, that is. I’m lazy, yes. Though if you want someone to blame for all the procrastination, you can talk to the lads who brought me back to first-person shooters and bought me CS:GO. Yes, I’m looking at you.

Today we’ll be featuring the first of several deck profiles I’ll hopefully be doing in the coming months. As I’ve mentioned to my friends, I’ve recently started a project of building a plethora of Weiss Schwarz decks for a grand collection – something I jokingly referred to as the Babylon project. Of the many decks in the list, Madoka had the privilege of being the first one to be completed, thus, is the deck we’ll be featuring today.

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CFV and the Secondary Market

Hime-senpai checking in!

Today, we talk about a little something that some of you TCG players, particularly those playing Bushiroad games, would probably notice. It’s about the very volatile state of the secondary market in trading card communities, particularly in Bushi games.

Before we start, you may want to ask me to define what the “secondary market” is. To make it simple, we can define “secondary market” as the players who sell singles of the cards that they got from booster packs or boxes. If you have spent even a moderate amount of time in the community, chances are, you would have already become a member of the secondary market in one way or another. It’s basically the second source of cards for any player (first being the actual booster packs and boxes sold in retail, of course).

Now, what is the main point of this article?

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CFV Release Weekend!

Hime-senpai here with my first “blog” post here as a member of the NOHK team.

As you may know by now after reading through my previous posts, Cardfight Vanguard is my main TCG and this weekend coincided with the release of Vanguard’s newest booster set, G-BT07, Glorious Bravery of Radiant Sword. It’s been months since I pre-ordered two boxes of the set with a friend who split the contents with me, and of course, what started as a disappointing trip to the card shop ended up as one of the luckiest days in my life as far as TCG boxes are concerned.

You see, I had pre-ordered the set months prior to release in hopes of adding more support to my current Angel Feather deck, and to have a chance at pulling the holy grail of SPs in the set. Continue reading

Weiss Wednesdays – Updating the Arsenal, Kantai Collection RYG

Hi’ya’s~ I’m back for another episode of Weiss Wednesdays! Despite my current academic obligations, I seem to be able to find more time to write for the blog. Weird. Feels like I’ve wasted the first quarter of the year doing nothing. /sigh

It has been around a month since I posted my first rendition of the set here and I have to say, I’ll be damned. That has to be my worst performing build. Seriously. I’ve played several dozens of deck tests with it, even joined several tournaments, but damn still. I just can’t seem to win with the build. I guess I wasn’t used with the pace it had at all. Looking back, all of my older builds for any set have always had a solid line-up of high power 2-soul characters in level 2 – something my old build barely had in the form of Shokaku. Another thing, most of my older builds had to its disposal an abundance of Heals – something that I would usually spam end game.  Continue reading