So I have builders block!
I’m sitting here…loads of cards in front of me…and I can’t build anything.
What do I do?
What do you do?
Well…I have a couple of methods in mind I’d like to share…so here goes!
1. Put the cards down…pick up a comicbook.
Whoa…what a concept. Actually looking for the flavor, idea, or concept behind a deck in a comicbook. And why not look there? Isn’t this game based on comicbook characters? We know for a fact from articles on the Mothership by both Billy and TBS, that they draw a lot of ideas how characters should be featured from comicbooks themselves. So should it not be with deck as well? Okay, okay…I admit, if you are looking for something to totally crush your opponent at Worlds…this may not be the method too follow…but hey, it’s fun! Put the cards away for a little while, pick up a comic, or even better…a trade, and get to reading. I can’t count the times that I have sen a certain team featured and said yep…that storyline is deckworthy! So next time you get stuck…heck, give it a try.
2. The infamous Net-Deck method.
Places like the VSRealms.com Deck Garage is a plethora of half imagined deck ideas. Hey! No offense…I know some of you may argue that the deck you posted is complete…but I for one think NO deck is complete until you put your own PERSONAL final touch on it. Also, while plodding around the garage, you may just find that old bomber jacket you wore back in High School…it may not fit now, but lose a little weight here, stretch the coat there…and viola, it’s perfect for you once again. Go back far enough, blow off the dust and you may find that golden age idea that could use a few tweaks…or maybe since VS has come a long way, be reminded that “if only you had a card that could…” some older deck ideas may now be viable.
3. Quit the game!
Not an option! This game is way too cool for that you friggin’ pansy!
4. Call In a Favor
“I just can’t build the freakin’ deck we were talkin’ about!”
“Two things…I can’t get the current Teen Titans in the comic book to flow in a deck…they just aren’t viable togther…and…I don’t have any David Clintons.”
“What the hell does David Clinton have to do with the Teen Titans?”
“Nothing! I just have this Injustice Gang idea that…”
“Alright dude…knock the shit off with the Injustice Gang…here’s what you do with the Titans…”
Face it. There really is no substitute for a friend who can keep it real for you…help reallign, resolve, and recharge your focus for a deck.
“Yeah…yeah…yeah I get it. I’m gonna need your three drop DCL Beat Boy though!”
“Why? Just use one of the DOR ones.”
“Dude…it’s a PURE Legends deck man! Stop Fuckin’ up my cabbage patch!”
“Fine…whatever! But you owe me!”
“Yeah…who’s my shaven beee-atch?”
“I hate you.”
“You love it!”
5. Have a Hobby League deck building night.
Oh yeah…this one is coming real soon where we play. Done right, with copious amounts of pizza, caffeine, and a few rewards for the most innovative deck constructed that night…this could be a really fun break from the regular Hobby League card playing night. That’s right, bring all those cards up and get to work. Splash around some ideas…and hey! What a way to get those trades you need for that deck you have always wanted to build.
So that’s that.
I hope some of the ideas above help you out when you get that little deck builders block. And by all means…I would love to hear how you get over it as well, so leave a response.
Well…gotta go call Ster…I need that David Clinton after all.