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2022.10.25.14.42
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2022.10.27.09.34

Got BT10 in last weekend, pretty happy with the results. The set is blessedly pretty cheap compared to BT9, in terms of singles. Didn't even break $90 on the slush-buy, and that with accidentally overbuying the MetalGreymon this set. A lot of expensive promos have dropped in price, too - Sunarizamon under $10! - but I'm holding off for now.

Deck updates will be nice, particularly for the Sakuyamon Plug-In deck. Also have touch-ups for Bugs and Cyborgs. As for new decks, I like the look of Blue Flare and Bagra Army, but for now I'm just building out Canoweissmon. Gonna add Kimeramon and one of the early WarGreymons - probably BT1 since it protects from Options. My brother might build out a proper RagnaLoardmon deck, too, which looks fun.

EX3 is hitting next month. Love me some dragons, and there's a great piece for Cyborgs.

We played Dinogenics this weekend when that brother visited, and let me tell you I had a lot of fun. I was afraid it had too much going on but it played really well. Hoping to hit a higher player count at Thanksgiving.

Bought some Mage Wars this weekend for real cheap, so I've decided to fill out the core 4 for both Arena and Academy. Working out what I ought to consider a "complete" collection has been fun, it'll be easier with the cards layed out in front of me. Going for a "complete experience" as opposed to "complete collection" thing here, if that makes sense. Never played much of it before but I love tactical and card games, pretty hard to say "no" to mixing that peanut butter with this chocolate. I may branch out to add the Druid vs Necromancer stuff, but that strongly depends on the final collection layout I settle on - if I need doubles, those get too costly very quickly, even at the steep discounts I'm finding online.

I ordered a Berserk Fury Zoid earlier this year, and it finally shipped, two months later than it really ought to have. That'll be a fun build, eventually. I really ought to plan out a couple nights on biweekly schedules so I touch my various hobby projects and play my verious games reasonably often. Hopefully as the boys get older actually pulling that off gets easier.

2022.08.02.11.57
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2022.08.02.11.58

Got BT9 opened last night and made my customary finishing order. No SECs and I didn't buy any - they're sitting at ~$30 each, so that's what, $250 for eight cards? No thanks. I did finish out the promo Gammamons and Hiros, though, in anticipation of getting BT10 and building Canoweissmon.

What I'm really disappointed about price-wise is the promo Okuwamon from the Update Pack included with each box. That's running $25 and it'd be perfect for my Insectoids deck, but I just cannot justify that price point.

I'm bringing alt-arts with me this Thursday to try and trade for some EX2 AAs for Joc's Renamon deck, maybe someone'll have Okuwamons for trade.

This set has pieces for Shoutmon Blitz, Armor, Garurumon, Cats & Angels, Insects, Alphamon, and Machinedramon. Gonna take a look at each later, see if I can't expand them out. I am missing some of the pieces I'd want to use, but it's a start. I also really like Gaiomon, might try and slap together a BlackWarGreymon deck.

2022.07.25.13.35

Diaboromon.dec v2

Digi-Eggs (4)

Digimon (42)

Tamers (4)

Options (4)

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2022.07.10.22.23

Shoutmon Blitz

Digi-Eggs (4)

Digimon (42)

Tamers (4)

Options (4)

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2022.07.10.14.44

Taiga Tyrannomon v2

Digi-Eggs (4)

Tamers (40)

Tamers (4)

Options (6)

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2022.07.10.14.32
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2022.07.10.14.37

I've tweaked most of my decks, and made several completely brand-new ones, so over the course of the next few days I'll be posting deck techs for each of them. The only one that's unchanged from the version currently on this site is Eosmon Yellow. I do have some thoughts on that one, below, but nothing I've committed to. I've also got some prognosticatory deck ideas fot BT9 and BT10.

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2022.05.26.23.14

Got our BT8 preorder in today, and it was a decent pull. Also got the starters plus the entire rest of the set ordered. I considered getting some other expensive cards that have fallen in price, but I think I'm gonna have to hold on those a bit longer - we're still talking $10-20 cards in playsets. Hopefully their prices will continue downward; maybe rotation will finally hit and some of these will be affordable.

Gotta think about what needs updating. I think this is the shortlist;

There are a couple other neat bits or buildarounds that might be worth investigating, and Veemon Armor looks like it could be fun. Several of the Veemons are tied up in Blue/Green Imperialdramon though.

Next set on the horizon is EX2, which we have to get because it's Tamers themed. After that I'm mildly interested in BT9 - X-Antibody plus the remaining Armor digivolves that didn't fit here. I might have to be much more conservative post-EX2, though, if only because childcare eats up so much of our budget. Hopefully my wife will be moving up the ladder at her job, and it sure would be nice for me to get a cost-of-living raise…

In other news, lots of Jurassic Park things happening. Dr. Sattler vs. T Rex finally shipped, and there've been reports of copies of the JWMG in the wild, in Europe at least. Hopefully that'll come here soon too. That'll be fun to review, but I'd like to trick it out with some tokens and sleeves, and I already covered finances.

I'm hoping we hear more about MonPoc soon too.

2022.03.25.14.23
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2022.06.02.09.20

I got my pledge for the Hellboy RPG Kickstarter today. To put it shortly, I'm not impressed. The fulfilment company that was used was bottom-barrel stuff - my box had an open end covered with tape, the books loose inside. It was missing my dice, too - whether because they fell out or were just never put in I don't know. Finally, the book itself is chintzy - the cover's a bit flimsy-feeling, the binding doesn't feel solid, and one of the pages of my copy was pre-creased.

I've emailed Mantic support, but considering it's Friday and they're 5 hours ahead I will not hear back until Monday at the earliest. Hopefully I can get those dice, or maybe even a replacement core book, but honestly I'm not expecting much. Might even just box these up and call it a day. So disappointing.

Update 2022.06.02: A couple days ago I got a shipment directly from Mantic with replacement dice and a new copy of the core book. I wish I hadn't had to ask for them, but that's good CS and I'm much happier with the campaign as a result. I still think the game and especially its layout work was half-baked - the stat blocks are horribly ugly and not very table-friendly, for example - but it'll be a good browsing book and Hellboy reference at the least.

2022.02.11.09.25
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2022.02.11.09.26

I spent last night making a few more decks - Red Shoutmon Blitz, Blue Omnimon, Green Insectoids, Black Cyborg Blockers, and Purple Trash. I'll work on deck techs for these soon. I'm still looking forward to a black Ouryamon buld, but that's gotta wait until mid-May, probably.

2022.02.07.17.26
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2022.06.05.09.52

I spent some time updating my decks, in light of BT6, EX1, and some of the promos I've gotten. I haven't had a chance to test these (or Eosmon) yet; I hope to be able to soon. As a reminder, most of these decks already saw some modifications from their original listings.

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