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  • I also made a faerie deck, a seven dwarves / dragon deck, a knights deck, and an adventure deck. When given the option between putting a more powerful card in the deck or hitting the flavor better, I went for flavor. "I'd really like to cram t…
  • You and I may think casual means something different in Magic. A fine point! "Casual" to me means "the fun is in the flavor and doing, not in the min/max win". Which isn't to say winning isn't fun, but rather that I'm not optimi…
  • it's not possible to balance it as a casual player That comment at the end of an essay proposing a way to do just that without actually commenting on anything I said isn't gonna go in my top 10 favorites.
  • "What's a Relentless Rats effect?" Glad you asked! A handful of cards in Magic have the specific ability written on the card to exempt them from the 4-card limit. The first and most notable these was Relentless Rats. In early Magic, the 4-…
  • My math on this is that you can probably build 2 effective decks using these rules from one booster box (36 packs). So if your total investment in Magic ever was $85, or about 500 cards, you can have a pretty nice deckbuilding experience at this pow…
  • It’s not gonna convince me to get a VR setup. But I won’t pretend for a minute I still wouldn’t buy a new Half Life game for PC and play thru it like my life depended on it.
  • It is indeed still in Google's cache: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:FCDKKAPPNeoJ:cbdroege.com/best-couples-dating-sites+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us You can see a publication date of Aug 30, which I would take at …
  • Minor changes in the last year: Acquired anti-UV plexiglass to protect 3 of the shelves from fading (the sun occasionally manages to hit them) and moved the supplemental sets to make room for the ever-expanding library of major sets. https://icront…
  • October 2004. October 2012. And here I sit in October 2019 gently putting Kyle's box of Magic cards onto the shelves of my office. One day I might even be able to go thru them.
  • I wasn't even in the ballpark! https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-pioneer-format-2019-10-21 The format, Pioneer, will begin with 2012's Return to Ravnica Block. Still very fortuitous for me since I retroactively bought qui…
  • If anyone else wanders across a photo of Kyle and me, I'd appreciate getting a copy.
  • Brian gave me the watch that Kyle was given when he was converted to full-time at Shinola. He told me the story of how he wordlessly flaunted it as a way of announcing he’d gotten the job. There are lots of small nicks on the casing, showing how muc…
  • 7787 8692 8922 I dunno, some dude named Perry wanted to play so I guess... 😋
  • Before Perry shares his and sets the bar too high, this is (more or less) how I began the eulogies on Thursday: In April 2007, I moved several states away into the basement of a friend I met on the Internet. That’s a really hard thing to explain to …
    in Kyle is gone Comment by Linc October 6
  • it would be amazing to have his eulogy posted He did express willingness. Working on it. (Lots of folks have been requesting it.)
    in Kyle is gone Comment by Linc October 5
  • The service on Thursday was really great. Thank you to everyone that came to the service, came to the celebration, donated, visited, or reached out. It was standing room only, and that was after they brought every spare chair they could. I spoke fir…
    in Kyle is gone Comment by Linc October 5
  • I want to stress that anyone is welcome here to mourn Kyle’s loss tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. This pain will last forever and if you cannot be with is today, we will deeply value your presence whenever it’s possible.
    in Kyle is gone Comment by Linc October 4
  • We'll super appreciate the company of anyone that makes it in for this, too.
  • There is a candlelight memorial being organized by Kyle's friends at The Dovetail (previously Tracey's Cafe) in Warren on Saturday at 7pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/664368987384284/
    in Kyle is gone Comment by Linc October 2
  • Updated my list above.
  • Facebook event for the memorial celebration: https://www.facebook.com/events/525378254956270/
    in Kyle is gone Comment by Linc October 2
  • Been having a hard time expressing my emotion. I flip flop between stoicism and rambling rawness. Don't get in your own head about it. We know.
  • Thank you so much for that photo @shwaip
    in Photos of Kyle Comment by Linc October 2
  • Fuck you for being so awesome @Sonorous ♥️
  • I want to be clear anyone is welcome at the house, as many times as you care to stop by, all week and thru the weekend. You're also welcome to text or call when you're ready. It's not overwhelming. We're cool with crying more. I have to leave on a b…
    in Kyle is gone Comment by Linc October 1
  • Kyle's memorial celebration will take place at the The War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms (32 Lake Shore Dr) this Thursday, Oct 3 at 1:30pm. Lunch buffet will be served at 2:15, and there will be an open beer/wine bar. All are welcome. We expect it…
    in Kyle is gone Comment by Linc October 1
  • Service for family and close friends followed by a very large memorial celebration (all welcome) will be Thursday. Times and details later tonight.
    in Kyle is gone Comment by Linc October 1
  • Perry spent Saturday night at the family cabin up north with lots of friends. One of their mutual friends was at college in the UP, so that was a meeting point they could all get to for a night. He safely returned yesterday and spent the evening at …
  • https://icrontic.com/uploads/361/101LL0M73ZTQ.jpg
  • Thank you @mertesn for finding the Mars rover boarding pass. I've embedded it into the home page (not on mobile). https://icrontic.com/uploads/134/4IGQK4B4ZNN8.png NASA is collecting names to send with the rover in 2020. Registration ends today.
  • Plans for an event will be forthcoming. We've been hung up by the medical examiner, which we expect to be resolved today.
  • The fundraiser just crossed $15,000. Thank you, everyone.
  • @BlackHawk Red Coat Tavern and "gaming dad" article are the answers to your trivia I believe. 😊
  • Lots more friends & family stopped by today after my post above. Thanks to all of you.
  • I made this discussion and the Stories discussion public at Brian's request.
  • Jeff, Leah, Andy, and Becks have all stopped by today. House is open if anyone local wants to stop by this weekend. Please don't feel obligated but you're surely welcome. Also, grieving is a messy weird thing. If it makes you uncomfortable to put yo…
  • Brian posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/primesuspect/posts/10156278729435614
  • I created a GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-master-builder-memorial
  • Aaron discovered some good news on Twitter this morning: The I-94 expansion project (that's the freeway we all cross using the Canfield pedestrian bridge to reach Midtown) has revamped its plans to suck a lot less. In the original plan floated a yea…
  • Probably the last sub-300K house you'll ever see in Woodbridge: https://detroit.curbed.com/2019/9/24/20882280/woodbridge-detroit-commonwealth-street-home-for-sale
  • I dunno, why’d Cliff triple post twice? Ivan only replies once per trigger...
  • Cola and I arrive 10pm Wed and depart at 8pm Mon.