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Cblog Recaps of 05/26/14 and TRAP CARDisms!

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In case you haven't been following on twitter or in the Forums, I've been on kind of a bender for designing cards lately. What everyone else sees as a harmless way to encourage the community to participate more has for me become an onslaught of expressing my deranged creativity. The original rules after all were for someone to supply content and someone else to design a card. I think it's ok to supply both text and design but the majority of Rebirthening's deck has been collaborative. I on the other hand, have gotten into making whatever I can think of and just exercising my Photoshop muscles. I don't want to post too much, because I wanted to post a Cblog as the Strider Edition Dtoid Card roundup, but here's a few of my favorites.









So yeah, I also decided to unilaterally expand Rebirthening's imaginary metagame by introducing spell cards, or instants, or whatever your fucking card game calls them (YuGiOH is my baseline).

I forgot I was covering two weeks worth of Smurfy goodness, so these caps and Striderisms will be brief. Not even any filler pictures! Crazy!

* - Spencer's reviews get better with each entry IMO

* - Good old fashion Pokemon fisticuffs

* - GoofierBrute has a great list of Mario Kart tracks but hates Toad's Turnpike but nobody's perfect

P - Nanashi was on Radio Destructoid 37!

C - Kumasimc loves the whole PC gaming thing

S - Sami has been working on a pretty incredible piece of software where you can make animated collages

R - Have you played Mass Effect? It's pretty ok.

T - Decoy likes Path of Exile

R - Game Nerd's FFXHD review

R - Nekrosys' resume consists of reviewing Jak 3 and proving how metal his enemies were



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~ StriderHoang

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Costume Party

When it comes to October, it's pretty easy to come up with an idea for Bloggers Wanted. Halloween presents a lot of options. People will start playing horror games and marathon scary movies, but then there's the ultimate question for the day itself:

"What am I going to wear?"

Costumes are, after all, at the very heart of Halloween's fun. Whether you're playing a game with a canon character like Lara Croft, Spider-Man or a customized character in Monster Hunter World or an MMO, you're still faced with the question of what are you going to look like. Sometimes you even have stat bonuses to further complicate things, while other games have made it so you can have all the lovely stat bonuses and still make something that looks nice to you. Some folks even take this all huge step further and will realize such costumes for real-life cosplay.

As someone that posts often about Final Fantasy XIV, I have spent countless hours obtaining all kinds of armor, weapons and accessories from various corners of the game and only for the reason of it looking cool. In fact, once I have a job at 50, I feel obligated to give each of my jobs a fanciful glowing weapon before I press forward.

And then I give each job their own little pet sidekick, because I have decided my character is a Disney princess. Then I write macros that give them a blend of super sentai/Sailor Moon transformations because henshin a-go-go, baby!

But, if I'm honest, my one true love in regards to outfits in the game is the Invalician Samurai set, which I got from the Rabanastre raid. The design is pulled right from the Final Fantasy Tactics' art concept of the female samurai and is wonderfully realized.

But sometimes looking good comes at a price, too. I remember my favorite look for my Corsair in Final Fantasy XI required me wearing pants that reduced my movement speed by twenty percent and some of the best stat-based builds in Monster Hunter can make you look silly.

So this month's topic for Bloggers Wanted is costumes. Whether the costume is realized in-game or in real-life, we'd like for you to to discuss your favorite creations or tributes to characters, whether it's a custom look, a canon character or even a character skin like you'd find in Overwatch or Fortnite. You can discuss cosplays you've done, or cosplayers you admire. You can even talk about the plights of stat-based function over fashion.

The sky is the limit on this one, so head on over to our community blogs and get to writing! Use the prompt "Costume party: [Your title here]" and be sure to place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have get Bayonetta dressed up. She's heard about everyone and everything becoming Princess Peach and she would like to remind the world she was ahead of the curve on that.



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