Montag, 7. Februar 2011


Fenster auf, es hat ja knapp 15°!

Wenn ich mich an die letzten Jahre zurück erinnere, dann ist dieses Jahr auch in mehrerer Hinsicht anders. Da ist 'heuer' Schnee zu Weihnachten gelegen - es hat sogar ein wenig geschneit -, und so wie es aussieht, wird es an meinem Geburtstag dies nicht tun.
Warmer Februar wäre ein Hit, der Winter kann mir sowieso eher gestohlen bleiben!

Donnerstag, 3. Februar 2011


Das wird mein Jahr! Endlich und höchst verdient!

Vielen Dank im Voraus an alle, die mich dabei unterstützen. Namentlich wird hier niemand genannt, die besagten Personen wissen, dass sie gemeint sind.

Ich habe mir da nämlich etwas einfallen lassen.

Besondere Personen und besondere Zeiten werden belohnt. Diese Menschen sind mir viel wert und werden symbolisch auch entlohnt.
Manchmal reicht dafür eine Kleinigkeit, aber zumeist handelt es sich doch um ein DANKESCHÖN (also ein großes Dankeschön) für einen Zeitraum.

Es lebe der Moment, das Jahr 2011 gehört mir!

Donnerstag, 16. September 2010


Offensichtlich hat es den Anschein, als würden diese ganzen anderen Web 2.0-Gschichten den 'klassischen' Blogs den Rang ablaufen.
Klar, schliesslich ist es einfacher, auf Facebook ein 'ist müüüüde' oder Ähnlichen Beitrag zu posten, als auf einem Weblog.
Während bei FB und Konsorten jeder so etwas erwartet, sind hier die Leser entäuscht.

Aber nun zu mir.
Nach einem ziemlich harten Jahr mit sowohl persönlichen wie privaten Enttäuschungen und großen Veränderungen, stecke ich mitten in der Urlaubsplanung. Der erste Urlaub seit Juli 2009 will auch gut geplant werden, schliesslich geht es nach Tansania.
Das Gröbste ist bereits geplant: Zuerst Safari, danach Kili, danach Sansibar. Das alles sollte in dreieinhalb Wochen sich ja gemütlich ausgehen.
Mehr Info wenn mehr Info!

Dienstag, 13. April 2010

Oi niitä aikoja!

Se majatalo mieleen usein palaa
Siellä istuin illat hämärät
Ei tarvinnut siellä juoda salaa
Siell' kaikki keskenään ol' ystävät

Oi niitä aikoja, oi niitä aikoja
Ne tahtoisin niin elää uudelleen
Tuo aika rakkauden
Tuo aika nuoruuden
Ne tahtoisin niin elää uudelleen

Vuodet on nyt vierineet vain ohi
pilvilinna pois on kulkenut
Talon eessä vain on tyhjä tori
Menneisyys sen on nyt sulkenut


Peilistä nyt näen kuvan oman
Ystävät on kaikki poistuneet
Muiston heistä näen kovin soman
Lohduttaa voi mua vain kyyneleet


Joskus kuulet naurut niin kuin silloin
Vierellä nuo ajat ihanat
Nyt majatalon eessä seison yksin
Menneet on nyt pois ne unelmat


Montag, 14. Dezember 2009

vor 18 Monaten / 18 Months ago

Based upon the idea from Pat Chapin, i have prepared, copied and pasted comments on the newest rules changes im magic from M10, just to see if Magic really died or the people really stopped playing.

But I think it will be enough to revisit this topic in 6 months.

Here Pat's text (scg-forums):
the rules changes ARE a good thing, and not just for attracting new players or making the game more intuitive to some people.

i know it is not popular to suggest patience and trying the new rules before judging them, but i am of the opinion that wotc r&d is full of really smart people who have thought long and hard about the game that they have dedicated their life to making the best possible game it can be.

there are always going to be countless people who will claim the sky is falling every time there is any change in any aspect of life, magic or otherwise, but i would suggest that it may be wise to slow for a moment and not get caught up on the band wagon that is bash wotc for ruining magic.

i mean, first of all, every rule but one is clearly superior. battlefield and exile are fine names for zones that need names. you are embarrassed to play magic because of names like battlefield? ever wonder where cards go when you discard them or where they come from when you draw them? i mean, really, you are playing a game with dragons and magic and fireballs and vampires, get over it.

what would the transformers or x-men movies had been like if the producers and tried to pretend that there werent giant robots turning into cars or mutants with metal skeletons? i will reserve judgement on the insecurity of one that would be ashamed of such a flavor.

resolving mulligans at the same time is obviously good for tournament play. why would one not applaud wotc for this?

mana pools clearing and mana burn being erased: well, mana pools clearing is obviously more logical, and mana burn was an interesting aspect from a strategic standpoint, but the complexity contributed little compared to what it cost the game from a design standpoint and from a tracking information standpoint. if your problem comes from specific cards being ruined like Power Surge, take comfort in knowing that new cards will be born that never could have before. if your problem is the loss of strategic depth, be aware that the game can only handle so much complexity and mana burn offers little compared to what it costs the game.

think of it like this, what would you prefer to exist, Planeswalkers or Mana Burn?

it would seem that few reasonable arguements can be brought forward for any rules change beyond the new combat system. i admit that my initial reaction towards this combat was one of anxiety. i feared the loss of strategic depth when it came to attacking with a lured trained armadon and my opponent blocks with three hill giants. i have an infest, why cant i kill them?!

however, upon further reflection, i realized that while there is loss of strategic depth in some areas, there is actually an increase in strategic depth in others. for instance, an attacker than can correctly determine what "trick" the defender is up to is at an advantage when ordering blockers. similarly, a blocker than can correctly anticipate the ordering of blockers the attacker will choose is at an advantage, let alone the possibilities increasing for bluffing actually impacting combat regularly.

some lament the loss of giant growths ability to protect gaddock teeg in a triple block (when they position him first) however you must realize that giant growth now has the ability to protect multiple creatures at once. Imagine if a 3/3, a 2/2, a 1/1 and a 1/1 are blocking a 7/7. Giant growth on the 2/2 saves three creatures now if the opponent orders them in this way. on the other hand, if the opponent orders them in the reverse, 1/1, 1/1, 2/2, and 3/3 (correctly anticipating the trick) it only saves one. On the other hand, if the attacker was wrong about the trick, and it is actually a cycled Naya Sojuners, ordering the blockers in this way will lead to the defender getting to keep his best creature instead of his worst.

see, while there is loss of strategic depth in some areas, it is without question that there are rich new areas of strategy to reward players for understanding. combat hardly plans itself.

as far as damage on the stack goes, just remember all of the people who cried out when wotc first suggested putting damage on the stack. you are mad that mogg fanatic doesnt bend the rules anymore? remember, when it was designed, that was not how it was supposed to work any way. the new system is more intuitive, no questiton, but it is not at the expense of game play. the cards can be designed under either system. the changes will take a little getting used to, but the theory behind them is good.

basically what it comes down to is this:

Pros: these rules changes are healthy for the longevity and expansion of the game and improve the rules structure that by its very growth every 3 months is always at risk of growing out of control.

Cons: change is always hard for some people. some will claim that the loss of strategic depth is a major con, and i agree it would be if not for the increase in strategic depth in other areas.

Try the new rules before being so quick to insult the men and women who spend their lives making this great game we love. Do you really think they would make these changes so recklessly? If one can really not find a single announcement or change in the past 365 days that wotc did right, is that a statement about wotc or the one with the lack of perspective.

paulo, you know i love you, but dont be that guy. the sky isnt falling. wotc arent idiots. give the new rules a chance.

to anyone out there that is going wild complaining about the new rules to anyone that will listen, i would challenge you to copy/paste everything you are saying into a word document that reprint it 18 months from now in all of these same places as well as an honest assessment as to the accuracy of the claims.

i will gladly revisit the things i have said here 18 months ago. we shall see what time has to say about things.

congrats on the continued success PV. you are one of the absolute best at this game. good luck this weekend.
Patrick Chapin

in 18 Months?

Pat Chapin brought the idea to revisit the rules changes in one and a half years from now to be able to see if the changes were important or a complete fail.

In already six months will his posting in the scg-forums act as an article here to prove him right or wrong.

By the way I will collect arguments against the changes and they will also be posted here in december. If someone sees posts - english preferred -, please send me a link, write it down in the comments or notify me in any other way.


Freitag, 5. Juni 2009

Eine Begegnung der dritten Art?

Le texte:

[Close Encounters of the Droid Kind]
You must use the force (repeat ad nauseum)

[Raiders of the Lost Wookiee]
Long time ago, far far away (repeat)

Kiss a wookie, kick a droid
Fly the falcon through an asteroid
Till the princess is annoyed
This is spaceships, it's monsters, it's Star Wars, we love it!

Come and help me, Obi-Wan
X-wing fighter and a blaster gun
Dance with Ewoks, oh what fun!
This is spaceships, it's monsters, it's Star Wars, we love it!

[Super Han]
Get in there you big, furry oaf
I couldn't care less what you smell
I take orders from only me
Maybe you'd like it back in your cell
Your Highness, your worshipfulness, your highness, your worshipfulness

No one cares if you upset a droid
(nobody cares if you upset a droid)
That's because droids don't tear your arms out of socket.
(nobody cares)
I suggest a new strategy: let the Wookie win
That's because nobody cares if you upset a droid.

[ET the DiscoTerrestrial]
Now we listen to Luke whining:
One more season... One more season... One more season... One more season...

I was gonna go to Tosche Station for power converters
Now I guess I'm going nowhere.
It just isn't fair.

[Jaws: the Wookiee]
Woooooookiee (repeat)

Someone move this walking carpet (repeat)

Kiss your brother, Kiss your brother (repeat)

Princess Leia
Well I guess you don't know anything about women.

Who's your daddy? (repeat)

[Jurassic Darth]
Luke, I'm your father
(That's not true!)
It is useless to resist
(My hand!)
Come with me my son, We will rule
(I'll never join you!)
Search your feelings it is true

So you have a twin sister
Who Obi-Wan was wise to hide
(Is that Leia?)
If you will not turn
Then perhaps she will
Give in to your hate
You are mine

Long Long Long Time ago... Far Far Far Far Away

Long Long Long Time Ago, Far Far Far Away (repeat)

Kiss a wookie
Kick a droid
Fly the falcon
Through an asteroid
Till the princess is annoyed
(She's annoyed!)
This is spaceships, it's monsters, it's Star Wars, we love it, it's true

Episode 3
Coming to you
In 2005

So Let's go
(go go go to the movies)
Stand in line
(buy buy buy me some popcorn)
Cause it's al-
(please I'd like extra butter)
most the time
(Join the dark side...)
May the Force be with you all

John Williams is the man

Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2009

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