Thursday, April 20, 2006


Twilight Creations Inc - Zombies!!!

So, I got to play some zombies the yesterday. Pretty entertaining. I read Cassey's comments about the game, and though I appreciate what she said, I did not find a great deal of satisfaction in "screwing" the other players.

Comments I frequently make about the random penalty in 30 seconds (the 0-2 die) include that the game device is faulty, because they made the board too small they've introduced this stupid die. Rather double the board size, and give a random bonus.

Back to zombies!!! Cards that make you skip a turn, or inhibit the other player makes for non-pleasurable experience. Why not have a card that say "you take another turn", than have a card to say "Target player misses his next turn".

Everyone wants to play. Making someone not play isn't fun for them.

Our game ended eventually with positive synergies rather than negative ones. And I think the game played as "teams" will work excellent. As positive synergies are great, and the negatives aren't as bad because you've still got a team member who you can be "involved" with.

So if I play zombies again, I'd very much like to officially include "team" rules.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Visual Pattern Fluid Intelligence Test

So Kestell's blog had a link to this site. I did this test.

I generally try not to put too much thought into these things. Though I put some into it. I always do well, and I finish it before hand. You have 15m for this, and I still had more than half of the time left.

Your overall percentile is 87% which means you scored higher than 87% of the people who have taken this test.

So if you are interested in visual pattern tests... click the link above.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Commons Deck

Ok, this one is vannila, no uncommons or rares... Haven't tested it, (nor did I the previous one) but it looks decent. Once again terrarion...

Evasion and card advantage...
11 Swamp
10 Plains
4 Last Gasp
2 Consume Spirit
4 Mourning Thrull
4 Ravenous Rats
4 Nezumi Cutthroat
4 Terrarion
4 Faith's Fetters
4 Shrieking Grotesque
4 Kami of Ancient Law
2 Death Denied
3 Stinkweed Imp

One card that maybe should make it is Unholy Strength...

Uncommons Deck

Well, it's probably missing the spirit of the deck, as it's playing a whole lot of PRIZE uncommons. Most notably the Selesnya Guildmages, Vitu Ghazi, Moldervine Cloaks, Watchwolf, Dryad Sophisticate and seedspark. Just Fists, Faiths, Transluminants and Terrarrion that's not uncommon.

Big question mark on the Terrarions and the Transluminants though, but they are turn 1 drops and thins the deck. I decided not to include the loxodon warhammer, but they would be pretty cool on the Skarrgan Pit-Skulks.

Other obvious common lacking is the Mourning Thrull...

Here goes then.

7 Plains
3 Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree
9 Forest
3 Selesnya Sanctuary
2 Fists of Ironwood
4 Seed Spark
4 Faith's Fetters
4 Moldervine Cloak
4 Selesnya Guildmage
4 Watchwolf
4 Skarrgan Pit-Skulk
4 Terrarion
4 Transluminant
4 Dryad Sophisticate

Thursday, April 06, 2006


I haven't blogged for a while for a couple of reasons, but mostly because I was waiting for more responses from my Sexiest Woman post. :-)

All things aside though, I'd like to say that a lot of my procastinating time have been spent on OkCupid these days. The site is a free dating site, which results in it having loads of ads on it, a lot of it with sexual content. But it is still a worth while site for doing interesting tests.

There are not a lot of CT people there though, and I think very little SA ppl overall.

As a single male in cape town I feel I have to tell people (preferably females) about this site.

Nuff said for today. :-)