Finally, everyone is in the new apartment. While Bad Homburg is fantastic, it’s a bit pricey for us. The Frankfurt apartment is quiet for a big city. We moved the cats and a bunch of our stuff today with some great help. I’m glad this part is done. Now I have a mountain of IKEA furniture to build and unpack.
So our stuff from the US arrived today. I was completely impressed with how smoothly it went. It was honestly easier to move from Boston to Frankfurt than from Indy to Boston. The movers were very nice and very patient with our German. Hooray for things working out.
File this under “stupid”, but I thought I could bring my tv and bring it her and it would work. Nope. I knew about pal vs ntsc as well. Oh wells. Now I’m in the market for a TV.
We have a bunch of stuff yet to unpack and have some IKEA furniture that is yet to be delivered. Then we can bring the cats over and call it complete!
I was very happy to see this playmat again. It will definitely be used.
So it has finally begun! Yesterday at T3 I expected to meet one person for Dice Masters, but much to my very good surprise, there were 4 people total. Interestingly, only one of whom was German. Two Spaniards (I think), one ‘Murican (f-yeah!), and one German made for a good time. Of_Dice_and_Men couldn’t make it, but when he does in the future, that’ll make 5. I think we could try to rainbow draft with 5. It would be worth a shot.
To keep anonymity I’ll give everyone nicknames.
Once again, I saw a villains team that just performed really well together. I think this groups meta will likely be villains heavy. Stinkfaul der Kalte was present, and so was Black Manta. I was particularly interested in the team the German brought. He played an all War of Light team. It worked really well together.
My team went up against someone who was brand new. I lost, but was very glad to hopefully bring someone new into the game. My stuff will arrive next Friday so I can start to really build a team! I can’t wait!!
Title says it all. While it was a lot of fun, Fist Full of Donuts was utterly devoured by a villains team. While playing against @Of_Dice_And_Men he fielded a very efficient Villains team. Captain Cold, Black Manta, and Cheetah were especially efficient. While discussing Diablo names, @Of_Dice_And_Men mentioned that one German randomized name was Stinkfaul der kalte (ultra lazy the cold is the rough translation, literal translation is stink lazy the cold). I continued to call Captain Cold Stinkfaul der kalte, because he just sat there and slowed me down. Very effecient, like a German engineered donut eating party.
I was a bit nervous to invite @Of_Dice_And_Men over to our temporary apartment. I’m not really clued into social nuance. However, @Of_Dice_And_Men knocked it out of the park with bringing cat treats for Kalle (der Kralle -the claw) and Nomi. He also brought some tasty craft beer. 10 of 10, hope he comes to play again.
So here is where I think my deck went wrong, and I think this might help for strategy in any limited collection.
- Use what you have, the closer you get to 20 dice in a team the better
- Have a midgame stragegy. One can’t go from early game straight into late game.
- Removal and ramp are very important
My first game I tried to attack as much as possible as quickly as possible. That dried up way too quickly partly because I couldn’t field and buy dice constantly. I had only 14 dice out of 20. I also had no 4 drops. I consistently was missing a four purchase character, and as soon as there was one or two villains on the board, I was hosed. I also didn’t have a response to a Joker making it impossible to field Hulk. Removal or ramp would’ve fixed this I think.
That being said, Fist Full of Donuts is no more! Now I have made Super Donuts!
Basic Action Cards
Call to Action
Catwoman – Antihero x2
Harvey Bullock – Donut Enthusiast x 3 (aka Donut Dude)
Oracle – Hacker x2
Krypto – Super Loyal x2
Steel – John Henry Irons x2
Black Panter – T’Challa x1
Bane – Professional Criminal x1
Power Girl – Electromagnetic Spectrum Vision x3
Next post will be the strategy behind it all…
That’s the name of the team I’m going to field the first time I play Dice Masters in Germany. I’ve bought the World’s Finest starter, the German version of the Avengers vs. X-Men Starter, and various packs of Uncanny X-Men and World’s Finest. The rest of the collection is still in storage waiting for us to move into our new place. That will happen in May, but until then, I’m working with this (not a complaint).
So without further adieu here is the list…
Fist Full of Donuts
Basic Action Cards
Power Bolt (Kraftwelle)
Call to Action
Falcon – Samuel Wilson
Catwoman – Antihero
Harvey Bullock – Donut Enthusiast
Ant-Man – Pym Particles
Black Panther – T’Challa
Bane – Professional Criminal
Spider-Man – Webslinger (Netzwerfer)
Hulk – Anger Issues (Wutausbrüche)
The strategy is get in some early damage in and then ramp into Hulk and ping him with Power Bolt for the increase in A if need be. I normally wouldn’t use Harvey Bullock, but he fits the fist type, fits the curve, and I had 3 dice of him. Plus how can you turn down dice with a donut?
Dice Masters Frankfurt
So on April
16th at 2:00 pm 30th at Terminal Entertainment, it looks like the first meeting of Frankfurt Dice Masters will take place! It may only be two or three people, but as long as the dice is rolling, size doesn’t matter (twss?)
So as I mentioned in a previous post, I found a local Dice Masters player / collector here in the area. Yesterday we made our way to a game store in Frankfurt. Terminal Entertainment aka T3 is a great store. One side is a comic shop, and now they have a board game shop next door. While I will definitely go to the comic shop, the game shop is what I hope will be my gaming home in Germany.
The guy running the store spoke German really really fast, but I think I understood most of it. There was a sign posted in back for someone requesting Dice Masters players. The shop owner said, that the guy who posted it was from Spain, but spoke English really well. I’ve emailed him, and am hopeful for a response. I purchased a German/French AvX Starter. I’m super excited to finally have an AvX starter. It’s interesting that the cards are two sided. One side is German, the other is French. I also bought a World’s Finest Starter and 3 World’s Finest boosters. I think this is going to be a very strong set. I should probably devote a post just to it.
There is also a Dice Masters Deutschland facebook group. If you’re in Germany and play. I’d highly recommend it. My goal is to start/join a Frankfurt group. Dice Masters is a fun game, and relatively affordable. I like those things in a collectible game.
So we’ve been in Germany for about a month. We are in temporary housing which has been quite nice. The internet connection is less than stellar, but it is better than nothing. Bad Homburg (pronounced: bod home-burg) is very quaint. Louisenstraße is fun to walk up and down just to people watch. The coat of arms for the city is something I particularly enjoy (pictured above). I am sadly without any of my gaming stuff until we move into our apartment in Frankfurt (17 minutes away by train). I’ve started following a guy on Instagram user of_dice_and_men . Plus one for first German gaming acquaintance. There is a gaming store in Frankfurt I am hopefully I can start a Dice Masters group for.
Anywho, more later.
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