Warning: Declaration of ES_Text_Diff_Renderer::_lines($lines, $prefix, $class) should be compatible with Text_Diff_Renderer::_lines($lines, $prefix = ' ') in /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-content/plugins/exploit-scanner/exploit-scanner.php on line 946
Card Games - Pair O’ Dice Games

Card Games

Limited Impressions: How to Avoid Blue and Influence People

So it has been just over a week since Lorwyn made its way to the online Magic world. I am almost exclusively an online player so I have really gotten my first in-depth taste of Lorwyn in a competitive environment, and so far it seems decent. Maybe a few too many bombs, maybe one too many sick combos, or maybe I am still a noob.

Continue Reading…

Jyhad/Vampire: the Eternal Struggle Deckbuilding Tips – The Crypt

Jyhad may be an old game, but it’s still one of the best multiplayer trading card games out there. I’m going to run down some basic deckbuilding tips for those seeking to start tuning their decks. This article focuses on tuning your crypt.

Being an old game you might think that new players are rare. Yet I was recently given a box of Jyhad boosters as a gift (now that’s a rare find!) and had the opportunity to introduce my gaming group to the game of predator-prey that is Jyhad.

Jyhad and V:tES card backs

Continue Reading…

Time for a Little Big Deck Magic

So what does one do when one is the only person in a group of friends that has magic cards but that person wishes to play some magic with his friends? Why that person makes up a way to play and then writes an article about it!

So you have probably at one time or another played some form of Big Deck Magic. There are so many variants out there these days that the term “Big Deck” has lost almost all meaning. The way we use to play was to have one deck in the middle, everyone draws seven cards, and then can play a spell as a basic land that produces the same color of mana as the spell.

Continue Reading…

A Tangential Story About the Lorwyn Pre-Release

First of all I would like to say I like this set. Lorwyn seems to have a lot to offer the kinds of Magic environments that I enjoy, namely casual and limited. Anytime you see me talking about Magic I would recommend you keep that in mind. For example I disliked Ravnica because in casual multi player games there were too many insane bombs and quite frankly the same held true for limited as well. I also felt that while needing to play three colors sometimes made drafting interesting it also meant that if you didn’t get any fixing, and never had any option to pick fixing, you may well be out of luck and there was of course more opportunity for mana/land screw. Welcome to my first tangent…

What I really wanted to write about was Lorwyn and my experience with it at the pre release. I managed to go 4 – 0 in the single flight I played in and didn’t even lose a game. I am however mostly a casual player that drafts a couple times a week online so I’m not a pro by any standards. On the other hand I must admit I am an avid spoiler reader. I pop around checking out what is coming long before the lists are complete and this tends to be what gets me excited about the pre release. For all of their rhetoric to the contrary I suspect our friends at Wizards know this as well and secretly do not hate the spoiler sites. I guess this could be tangent number two…

Continue Reading…

How to Succeed at a Magic the Gathering Pre-release

With Lorwyn days away, friends are asking me how they should prepare for the pre-release tournament of this new Magic expansion. The answer is essentially the same as for any other expansion set, and I’ll cover the bases for everyone looking to get the most out of the experience.

First of all tournament newbies often ask when to show up and what to expect. The details vary a bit by location, and the best way to find out is to check with your nearest tournament organizer. What I can tell you about is the tournament itself.

Continue Reading…

Magic: the Gathering Deckbuilding Tips

Here are some useful deckbuilding tips for novices I’ve learned over the years, generally applicable strategies for most any deck design, though some of these tips are slanted toward multiplayer Magic.

Creatures

Continue Reading…

Welcome to Pair O’ Dice Games

Pair O’ Dice Games has a brand new games blog! Written by a couple of veteran gamers, it’ll feature gaming articles on topics like:

  • Game reviews
  • House rules and game rules variants
  • Role playing story, adventure, and character ideas
  • Game strategies
  • Game design

Check out the latest gaming articles, and subscribe to the Pair O’ Dice Games Blog RSS Feed to stay notified of new additions – we’re just getting started!

c

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function ereg_replace() in /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-content/plugins/popularity-contest/popularity-contest.php:2531 Stack trace: #0 /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-content/plugins/popularity-contest/popularity-contest.php(2495): akpc_is_searcher() #1 /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(298): akpc_api_footer_javascript('') #2 /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(323): WP_Hook->apply_filters(NULL, Array) #3 /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-includes/plugin.php(453): WP_Hook->do_action(Array) #4 /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-includes/general-template.php(2605): do_action('wp_footer') #5 /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-content/themes/pairodicegames05/footer.php(3): wp_footer() #6 /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-includes/template.php(688): require_once('/home/dmetro/ga...') #7 /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/w in /home/dmetro/games-blog.pairodicegames.com/wp-content/plugins/popularity-contest/popularity-contest.php on line 2531