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PokeChu entry

No. 303
Universal Unicorn

Steel and Ground Type
HT 1′04″
WT 22.7 lbs.
Pokedex Entry: It lived in the snowy mountains approximately 8 hundred million years ago. It will explode with very little stimulus but no one knows why.

Ewoklypse Now

Endor.... shit; I'm still only on Endor... Every time I wake up I think I'm gonna wake up back in the forest. When I was home after the first death star blew up it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the forest. I'm here a week now... waiting for a mission... getting softer. Every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Ewoks squat in a bush, they gets stronger. Each time I looked around, the walls moved in a little tighter.

I was going to the worst place in the galaxy and I didn't even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a river that snaked through the war like a main circuit cable plugged straight into Wicket. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Colonel Wicket Wystri Warrick'smemory any more than being back in Endor…

Another BLCB Video

I know you all have been missing the quality Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball content over the past few days, so I am going to keep it rolling with this truly special video.

I'm in a Gang

All of you know what time of year it is!That's right kids! I did build that deathstar! No, I'm not your father. But seriously guys. It's been awhile since our last fire side chat. So America. How's the cornbread? Have you washed behind your ears? This is not a test. This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test.This is not a test. Anarchy is quite overrated. I like my chaos fairly organized, which is why I hired a day planner for when I overthrow governments. Chloroform is my favorite substance to use when srubbing those hard to reach peasants. #OccupyWalStreet. Don't let Obama get you down! Obama will get you high! Especially the gays! So what are your th…

The Top 10 Gatecrash Cards for Commander - Part 2

5. Gruul Ragebeast

While this card might not be quite as powerful as Warstorm Surge since it can’t deal damage to players and is more vulnerable to destruction, it should be an all-star at picking off all those annoying creatures your opponents have one by one. It starts killing creatures right away when it comes into play and only gets better from there, like an Aura Shards for your creatures. It seems that if this guy remains unanswered for long enough, you should be able to maintain a strong board advantage.

4.Sepulchral Primordial

Want an instant army and Grave titan simply doesn’t give you big enough creatures? Sepulchral Primordial is your man/woman/mossy robot thing. Early game this card is a little weak in that you want to make sure there are some solid threats in the graveyard before casting it, so this card will probably be best with grindy generals that use lots of graveyard recursion like Karador. However, in almost any game that goes on long enough without a ton of repea…

The Top 10 Gatecrash Cards for Commander - Part 1

10.Illusionist’s Bracers

So many commanders will love this card (hello Kiki-Jiki!). While this is less global, this card will often be better than the widely played Ring of Brightheart, since you mostly want to reuse an ability on your general and this doesn’t require the continuous mana investment. Outside of these more spikey applications, I’m sure there are all sorts of interesting Johnny interactions that can be done with this card as well.

9.Luminate Primordial

Luminate Primordial is not the biggest or splashiest of the primordial cycle (and vigilance on this kind of body is pretty lame compared to the others), but she/he/it is a workhorse that will help you maintain control of the board without ever complaining about having to work late without overtime. Like Swords to Plowshares, the life gain is pretty inconsequential as a trade off for being able to exile each of your opponents’ best creatures. Hexproof might often make life a little harder on this guy, but Luminate is in one…

Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball Video of the Week

To help celebrate Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball Week and because I wanted to figure out how to create video footage of SNES games, I present to you this video of me playing a game of violent cyborg basketball.What out for the numerous times I unintentionally throw the ball out of bound, get unjustified back-court violations, jump up for no reason and run into bombs. All this and I couldn't even make a single basket!!

Why I Love Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball

As all of you know from those occasions where I have forced you to play it with me, Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball for SNES is a terrible game. One button is used to both shoot and pass causing you to frequently throw the ball out of bounds when you don’t mean to. The graphics look plain, pale and more of the quality of something from the NES than the SNES. Gameplay is slow and awkward, since even once you have mastered the controls (as much as they could be) often times the best thing to do is simply throw the ball down the court and hope one of your teammates might catch it before it rolls out of bounds. Scoring a basket feels more like luck than an accomplishment. Most egregious of all though, the game is just boring from the sluggish controls to the repetitive game play, once you have played long enough to get over the initial awkwardness of the whole experience, you’ve done everything there is to do.

Although as a child this game was really my only exposure to this idea, for …

Welcome To Bill Laimbeer Theme Week

Welcome to Bill Laimbeer Theme Week!

Who is Bill Laimbeer, you ask?

Here are some Bill Laimbeer game facts.  He is the basketball league's best player.  He scored very many basketballs and therefore is the most valuable draft pick of the year.  Without him the basketballs don't fly as far through the air to score the winning goal.  No goal player could ever score with Bill Laimbeer.  He also was a successful video game manufacturer.

If Bill Laimbeer comes to my house to kick my ass I'm blaming you Phil.

Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball

So there has been a disturbing trend of a distinct lack of Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball content on our blog recently. So, to fix this, I present you with a glorious first time playthrough . . .

Hopefully this will be the start of a glorious Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball theme week!!!