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  1. While we wait on pins and needles … Thanks again to Yipe (Matt) for waking up the forums. Grant
  2. Yipe said: yipe said: By the way, I thought I beat that deck during our practice session at my place? I remember going 1-1, though I was using my Miskatonic / Shub / Yog rush-search-replay deck. Or is that the wine and beer talking? You are right … technically. I switched out some cards since then. Greg also beat me with a black -border deck, so I should probably retract the win-loss statement. I intended to state that I was quite happy with the deck, I just should have played it more before the tourney. Grant
  3. Funny to see my deck picked to win … I learned in the first round that a good pull of cards to start makes a HUGE difference. I got hit with Terrors in the Dark on the first round.. Shortly after that, a bunch of support cards came out that kept the top card of my deck revealed and another card exhausted to discard it. I watched Y'Golonac and some others go away that way. The best thing Christian did was to execute a story effect that made me shuffle my hand back into a half-discarded deck. Mi-Go dreams was my next play and could have made a big difference. It was a lost cause after that. I might have expanded the deck to get more support card destruction to in there, but that may have weakened the resourcing. Christian played well, but that was the first time that deck had been beaten. Oh well, the mulligan may be the most important strategy in a highlander game. -Grant
  4. I am totally going next year, but I wasn't sure if CoC got much play with Arkham Horror on the table? Seems like the best time to play the game and really get into the Mythos. Any themed decks, any new tricks before World Championships? Grant
  5. For me, this was a lot of fun. Highlander decks help you glimpse a different perspective of the game, and I think it made me a better player to compete in this tourney. I am looking forward to the gory details Yipe posts on the decks and matches!
  6. It's roughly the same distance for me, so I'm good with the alternate venue.
  7. Looks like Labor Day evening is a go for me as well. Time, gents?
  8. I had fun too. I have a blast with that 4-faction deck, even if I did lose every time with it. I'll try to find some time in the next week to reach out about a weeknight game. The wife is so obsessed with an update to her online vampire game, she may not know I'm gone .
  9. http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=3432 Nice that FFG is putting our these articles now. I never played the earlier one so I am kind of lost in these conversations. Really motivates me to go read the rules and get some people together to play … … um, wait, no rules yet. Anyone know when the rules will be posted here? Are they anywhere else yet?
  10. http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=3432 Nice that FFG is putting our these articles now. I never played the earlier one so I am kind of lost in these conversations. Really motivates me to go read the rules and get some people together to play … … um, wait, no rules yet. Anyone know when the rules will be posted here? Are they anywhere else yet?
  11. I agree, Runix. I have been playtesting this deck, and that crosses my mind every time I play it. If the other player did not / may not make it night, then this one gets resourced most of the time.
  12. Apparently you only get points for putting new threads on the board. I thought you got them for adding friends, but maybe not anymore.
  13. I am pretty active on this site, and it does not look like my points have incremented in some time. Hmmm, I thought there was an FAQ that explained it, but I can not longer reach it.
  14. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that the core set and deluxe expansions fly off the shelf, but the packs languish in place . Might as well keep it fresh, after 6-7 cycles of asylum packs, maybe it's time to break the routine. Everyone on this post seems to be down, so count me in. Thank GOD they did not release these with less than 3 cards in them … I, for one, would have birthed bovine … From a meta standpoint, it takes some focus away from deck building and puts it on playing, even with different factions. Frickin amen to that one. And as others have mentioned, it opens the mind (and wallet) to other LCG's like NetRunner -- geek on!
  15. @Yipe - and yes, I found three domain markers in the decorations at the bar, so you have nothing to fear