Saturday, April 29, 2017

GM17 - TRG: Sparkles/Big Mamas victors

Very close match.

The Victors for the first round of the Real Game are...

Mabel Pines

"I know that hurts because I've accidentally done it to myself! Multiple times!"



"Prove to me you are strong enough to survive!"

Both of our Victors this week won by one vote, getting 4 votes out of 7 total (57%). Not much more to say about this, but I'm intrigued to see where this goes.

Here's the breakdown. Check back tomorrow!

This was the most stressful match in a while for me.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Loot Chest Unboxing

So yesterday afternoon, Heroes of the Storm 2.0 launched. It completely revamped the progression system, adding "loot chests" of four items each - items that could previously only be gotten through real money purchases, as well as brand new cosmetic flavorings.

Those who played before the change logged in with special chests based on their total hero levels prior to the change. When the number were crunched, I ended up with 5 common chests, 55 Epics, and 6 special Veteran chests (basically a common chest with a fifth guaranteed Legendary item). Duplicates award "shards" which allow you to craft the item you want if you didn't get it.

My original plan was to open them next Monday at my gaming group in front of my friends, but they were all excited to play yesterday so I logged each item I got. I am posting them here, mainly for my friends who didn't get to see it in person. But if you're a HotS player, you may appreciate it too...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Geekdom Madness 2017 - The Real Game: Sparkles/Big Mamas

Welcome to Geekdom Madness: The Real Game! Once again, our combatants have made it through the preliminaries and are now fighting for spots in the Quarter-Final! This week we have some dooseys, so let's get to it!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

GM17: Miscellaneous Victors


The Victors for the eighth and final round of the preliminaries are...

Charles Foster Kane

"There's only one person in the world who's going to decide what I'm going to do and that's me..."


Sherlock Holmes


While our Victors maintained a lead, their opponents nearly caught up with them. In the end, however, a vote influx secured victory with 5 out of 8 votes for Kane (62%) and 6 out of 8 votes for Sherlock (75%).

Here's the breakdown. Tomorrow, the Real Game begins!

Holmes, in what school did you say you studied deduction?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

GM17: Spooky Blondes/Fiery Redheads Victors

Sorry for the slight lateness, but here we are.

The Victors for the seventh round of the preliminaries are...

Luna Lovegood

"Don't worry. You're just as sane as I am."


Leeloominai Lekatariba Laminai-Chai, Ekbat De Sebat

"Ecto gammat!"

Both Victors won their matches with 5 votes out of 7 (71%).

Here's the breakdown. Check back tomorrow!

It means "Never without my permission"

Saturday, April 8, 2017

GM17: Lego Genetics/Here Be Dragons Victors

I was getting worried there for a minute.

The Victors for the sixth round of the preliminaries are...

The Lizard

"You need to hurry...I'm...lossssing control....."



"Hmm....haven't we done this before?"

It took several days for any of you to consider your choices, but in the end the matches turned out equal. Both Victors won their respective matches with a respectable 5 votes out of 7 total (71%).

Here's the breakdown. Check back tomorrow!

That'll get nerfed later.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

GM17: Bumps in the Night/Nicknames Victors

I assure you this is real and accurate in spite of the date.

The Victors for the fifth round of the preliminaries are...


"I'm gonna need more rope"


Miles "Tails" Prower

"I've changed a lot since I started hanging with Sonic, but I can't depend on him forever."

Both victories were decisive, but not flawless, with Candlejack getting 5 votes out of 8 (62%) and Tails getting 6 votes out of 8 (75%).

Here's the breakdown. Check back tomorrow!

Believe it, or Not!