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Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:44:51 am »
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This is my first thread. Hooray!

Polk and I enjoyed our IGG games last night, and jsh suggested that a weekly series like this might be fun. So I am tentatively going to commit to doing this, although the schedule may end up being biweekly instead of weekly.

The basic idea is: we pick a card and just play random kingdoms with that card required on the board. We play games until one of us wants to stop. It's low-pressure unrated games for fun and some experimentation. But it's still a Cage Match!

Polk was interested in playing again next week at the same time, we just need another card to focus on.

Some suggestions from the chat last night:
- City
- Bishop
- Scout (of course)
- Probably more but I forgot

I would prefer to focus on cards which are medium to high strength as I think they make more sense to highlight. Scout is out, I'm afraid. A big positive is uniqueness of effect. Cards which create long games (timewise) are not so great.

I'm interested in what you guys think about this idea and what cards you would like to see.

Last night the audio was just me, but in the future I could Skype with my opponent if people like hearing that. I also think it would be good to have other people fight me in the Cage. Polk probably won't be available all the time and it adds a little variety.

I know the current timeslot (Thur at 24:00 UTC ) isn't great for Europeans unless they're night owls. Streaming earlier may not be great for Americans. Weekend streaming (say on a Sunday) might give better flexibility on timing, but of course people do other stuff on the weekends. There may be no good middle ground on this issue.

Any suggestions/feedback are welcome.

Completed Cage Matches:
IGG     Part 1   Part 2   Part 3     Logs
Tactician     Logs
Watchtower     Part 1     Part 2     Logs
Jack of all Trades      Logs
Bishop     Logs
Hermit     Logs
Remodel     Logs
Haggler     Logs
Menagerie Part 1    Part 2     Logs
Throne Room     Part 1     Part 2     Logs
Smugglers     Logs
Border Village     Little Bonus     Logs
Ambassador     Logs
Upgrade     Logs
Plaza     Logs
Baker
Wharf
Scout
Native Village
King's Court
Crossroads
Prince
Distant Lands
Inheritance
Scrying Pool
Artificer
Witch
Rebuild

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Multiple video parts means the stream was interrupted due to various technical problems.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 10:58:00 am »
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Procession! Procession is always awesome when it shines, so... Probably you won't be buying it all that often but, oh well. Although Procession may help to longer games as it's good in engines? On the other hand it helps to pile out...

I enjoy to see streams where people are talking on Skype, so go ahead :)

I'm okay watching the streams later as I often do with your or Adam's streamed games.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 11:00:03 am »
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I like the current timeslot at least for the time being.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 11:37:27 am »
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2400 UTC is okay, maybe 2300 would be better for me though.

Also, Rabble, Procession, Bishop are all cards that would interest me, as I'm often in 2 minds about when to buy Procession + Bishop, and how to build the best Rabble engine.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 11:41:20 am »
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This is a wonderful idea.

My suggestions:

Sea Hag
Rebuild
Jack
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2014, 12:13:24 pm »
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Stonemason?
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2014, 12:22:33 pm »
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Chapel? Watchtower? Duke?

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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2014, 12:27:50 pm »
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Also, maybe add the link to the previous episodes in the OP. And yes, 24:00 is 1:00 here, so no chance at all on Thursdays. Two hours earlier and I'd probably watch live. (no idea how late that is where you live though)

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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2014, 12:43:23 pm »
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Polk was interested in playing again next week at the same time, we just need another card to focus on.

Yep, next week or the week after works for me. Keeping a regularly scheduled day would make sense.

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Last night the audio was just me, but in the future I could Skype with my opponent if people like hearing that.

I would be willing to Skype. If I had been miked yesterday you would have heard my mouse explode. Can't guarantee something that exciting will happen next time, though.

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I also think it would be good to have other people fight me in the Cage. Polk probably won't be available all the time and it adds a little variety.

Sounds exciting! The next two weeks I am flexible weekday evenings, but yeah, after that my schedule gets tight again. I could also do this Sun afternoon. There's a reason I am not doing Dominion League.

From my perspective from watching, I would be more likely to watch live if it was a regularly scheduled weekday evening rather than on the weekend.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2014, 05:18:27 pm »
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Want to play a watchtower match with me? :D
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2014, 05:28:33 pm »
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... Tactician?

A poll might be helpful, too.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2014, 05:59:52 pm »
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... Tactician?

A poll might be helpful, too.

Maybe at some point, but for now I'd rather just pick the cards I'm interested in the most from the suggestions people give, plus input from the person I'm playing with. We aren't going to run out of cards any time soon, we already have a lot of nice options to choose from.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2014, 06:42:43 pm »
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Herald?

I may be interested in playing as well.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2014, 06:58:08 pm »
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I'll play the Hot Air Balloon cage match once we can.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2014, 07:47:51 pm »
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2014, 08:32:40 pm »
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Next week will be vs. Polk with Tactician. Priority cards to do: Procession, Watchtower (with liopoil as opponent), Duke, and Haggler (my personal choice), and Bishop. Not sure on the order yet. We'll see how it goes from there.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2014, 09:05:02 pm »
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Watchtower (with liopoil as opponent)
Sweet! I'll probably stream too. Whenever you know which week you to do this just PM me.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 01:29:08 am »
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Is anyone surprised that Adam suggested Jack?
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2014, 03:07:07 pm »
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Black Market!
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2014, 05:21:02 pm »
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Suggestions:
Hermit/Madman (versatile, usage can vary a lot depending on the board)
Forge (similar reasons to Hermit)
Advisor (just because I'm often not sure how good it is and would like to see how stronger players use it)
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2014, 10:01:19 pm »
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2014, 12:32:35 pm »
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So tonight we'll be playing the Tactician Cage Match of the Week. The stream should start around 7 PM CST (01:00 UTC). Polk will be joining me on skype, barring my inability to figure out how to stream that.

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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2014, 08:00:49 pm »
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The match is live
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2014, 10:02:52 pm »
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Thanks again, Mic, for inviting me into the ring again for the Tactician Cage Match! It was a lot of fun.
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Re: Cage Match of the Week (aka Card of the Week)
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2014, 08:37:02 am »
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