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What a Wunnderful Warrrrld! – Year in Review

Did you ever find yourself hard up for a way to neatly tie the year up in a bow? It’s been a big-getting-bigger year for GeneralDamageControl, so I did my durndest to hit up team members old and new for a slightly more interesting (hopefully) take on what we’ve watched pass by our eye-holes in 2014. I sent a few questions into the digital ethers and here’s what some of our team members had to say.

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Happy Holidays and an Announcement

First off, Woooo! Memorial Day. Hope you did some remembering. It’s an important day.

GDC’s First Tweetup

Second, tomorrow we’re trying a new thing. A “Tweetup.” Basically, Cass, Sean, and Dave tend to spend a lot of time in G Chat shooting the bologna about topics (ED) Highlander and Magical while we’re at work. We wanted to try doing that in a public forum where other people can chime in. Here are the details:


We want to talk about the pros and cons of WoTC designing specifically for EDH, spawned in part by the new #MTGCNS legends and in part by some surprising controversy we’ve experienced about Nekusar. This means we’ll discuss the homogenization (or lack thereof) of decks and such in our local groups, compare Sydri to Oloro to Nek to Muzzio to Grenzo to Marchesa, and complain a lot about stuff (spiking casual prices for example).


On Twitter. We’ll be hashing #EDH and #GDCTweetup to all the questions we pose, and we’ll try to keep them on all the comments so the conversation will have a readable flow for later. Also, everything will be flowing through the main handle, @gdcCommander. Hopefully this will also let us make longer comments by not having several handles eating up characters at the start of each Tweet.


Very slowly during the entire workday Tuesday, May 27. We are all adults. Sometimes we have lulls that synch up and we actually converse. Other times it’s polysynchronistic, and that is fine. So don’t feel bad if you join late or if nobody answers right away.


And if you have other stuff you want to talk about feel free to throw that out there tomorrow. Why does Cass look like a bear? Why does Sean only build evil combo decks and everyone hates him? Is Mr. P actually the best alterist on the scene? Does Dave only know how to write columns that work in groups of three?

You get the idea.

Hope to see you on the Tweeeeeters.

-Team GDC


Happy Holidays from GDC!

Hello, readers!  I hope you’re all having a fantastic holiday season.  I just wanted to shoot out a quick heads-up to let you all know that posting will be light until next week due to the holidays, and the related travel logistics and commitments with family and friends.  I may get a post or two in here and there, but look for next Monday for normally-weighted content to resume. 

Coming up-

Points Systems – I’ll share with you guys the trials and tribulations of implementing a ‘points-style’ system for our regular Wednesday LGS games.  Details on balancing the weight of points for achievements, including penalties, community input, and the current list we use will be included.

Play-By-Plays – I’m getting some requests for more PBPs related to featured decklists, so I’ll work to include these a bit more often.  My Sisters Of Stone Death list will be first in line, followed by a freshly-overhauled Kresh list, and some more Thraximundar love.

More Deck Tech – I’ll be trying to toss up some of the decklists that I’ve come across due to numerous requests.  I’ve been talking to a few people about some additional cross-content deck workshops as well, so stay tuned for that.  And I’m ready to start brewing a final Angus Mackenzie list, so start thinking about ways to, you know, not make a crappy list there.  I’ll need it.

GenCon And The Problem Of EDH Events For Prizes – Like I said…something is on the horizon here.  Stay tuned to see how it turns out.  This should be really cool, and hopefully a pretty big deal overall if it goes down correctly.

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Until then, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, thoughts, suggestions, or anything else.  I love to hear from you guys, and I’m always up for hearing what you’d like to see on GDC. 
Thanks again, and happy holidays!

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