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Weekly Weiss Schwarz with MoosiferX

Hello and welcome to the first installment of Weekly Weiss Schwarz with me, your host, MoosiferX! You may remember me from such films as Georgie’s Angels 2, Drake Ramon, and The Ewok Adventure (I was the baby Ewok in Scene 23).

We’ve had quite a few people interested in Weiss Schwarz ever since our successful trip to the 2014 RadCon convention in February, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share with you some of my favorite decks, cards, and strategies on a (somewhat) regular basis!

Before I get to that though, you may be asking yourself: “WAT IS WEISS SCHWARZ AND Y SHOULD I CARE??? lol” Weiss Schwarz is a collectible card game from Japan that features characters from over 50 different animes and video games. From Angel Beats to Disgaea, to Evangelion and most recently Kill la Kill – Weiss Schwarz is a card game that has a little something for everyone.

Every Wednesday we do tutorials on how to play Weiss Schwarz, so if you’re ever interested and we’re not too busy, swing by and we’ll show you the ropes. We have five “demo” decks to choose from: Sword Art Online, Disgaea, Bakemonogatari, Madoka, and Fate/Zero.

And speaking of the “Fate” universe, the deck I’d like to share to you today is one of my favorites – my Fate/Zero “Assassin” deck.

The deck primarily revolves around 2 cards, both with the same name: the “Zabaniya” Assassin.

Now just like in Magic the Gathering and most other collectible card games, you’re typically limited to 4 of the same card in a deck. With that in mind, lets take a look at both the Level 1 and Level 2 “Zabaniya” Assassin cards:

The Level 1 “Zabaniya” Assassin has 2 Continuous abilities. The first being:

You may have as many copies of cards with the same name as this in your Deck.

And the second being:

All of your other “‘Zabaniya’ Assassin” gain +500 Power.

The Level 2 “Zabaniya” Assassin also has 2 Continuous abilities. The first, again, is:

You may have as many copies of cards with the same name as this in your Deck.

And the second this time, is a little different:

All your other “Zabaniya” Assassins gain +1500 Power and the ability [ENCORE] “Discard a Character card from your hand to the Waiting Room”.

I have 7 of the Level 1 Assassins in my deck, and 10 of the Level 2′s. Essentially the goal of the deck is to use the Level 0′s to get around 8 stock by level 2, and then drop as many of the Assassins as you can. Typically I’ll try to keep them in my hand until Level 2 (even the Level 1′s sometimes!) just so I can be sure to have a full playing field when I level up. This is typically what my stage ends up looking like:

All 3 of the Level 2 Assassins in front should be boosted to 10,500 power. And that’s not to mention they all have special encore abilities. If possible I try to fill the board with all Level 2′s – which would increase each Assassin’s power to a whopping 12,500 – but sometimes that can be a bit tricky.

I run approximately 18 Level 0 cards in my Assassin deck ensuring I have plenty of cards to attack with early on so I can accumulate the stock required for Level 2. And depending on the situation I’ll use those same Level 0′s to clock and hopefully collect my band of Assassins as quickly as possible.

It’s a really fun deck to play, and I’ve been told a fun deck to play against. As most people who play against it know my strategy, my opponents try to deal as much damage to me as fast as possible in hopes of skyrocketing me to Level 2 well before I have enough stock for my Assassin barrage.

Anyways, that’s about it for the first edition of Weekly Weiss Schwarz. I hope it was interesting! If you ever have any questions about WS or any of the decks I post about hit me up in the comments below.

Until next time, see you on Wednesday!

Holiday Gift Guide – Japanese Hobby Stuffs

With Christmas just around the corner, we know how hard it can be to pick out something for somebody when you know little to nothing about their favorite hobby. If somebody were to ask me to purchase a gift for their friend who’s REALLY into shuffleboarding, I would certainly be at a loss. That said, here’s stuff for the anime/video gamer in your life!

1. Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Collection $69.99 // 2. Pokemon Black & White $11.99
3. Love Hina Volume 1 $4.99
4. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 1 $4.99 // 5. Bleach Volume 5 $4.99

1. Eyeshield 21 Volume 1 $4.99 // 2. Naruto Volume 1 $4.99
3. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle Volume 1 $4.99 // 4. Chobits Volume 1 $4.99
5. Negima! Volume 1 $4.99

1. Isabelle (Animal Crossing New Leaf) $44.99 // 2. Evangelion Unit 2 (Neon Genesis Evangelion Q) $59.99
3. Samus (Metroid) $49.99 // 4. Link (Legend of Zelda) $49.99
5. Joseph Joestar (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) $59.99 // 6. Iron Man $49.99

The December Weiss Schwarz Holiday Battle Royale

On Wednesday, December 18th at 6:00 p.m. we’ll be hosting our first ever “anything goes” Weiss Schwarz BATTLE ROYALE tournament. Matches will take place in a 4 player setting, the winners of which will square off in one final, glorious, over the top RUMBLE.

Decks in this tournament won’t be limited to “Standard” or “Neo-Standard” deck types. Obviously the decks themselves are still restricted to 50 cards including the 8 Climax cards, but aside from that the only limit is your imagination! Cards can be in any language.

We’re also entertaining the idea of a secret Santa event for your Wednesday night regulars, so make sure to stop by on the 11th to help us plan that!

We’ll be providing snacks and drinks for those of you who participate, and there will be a $5 entry fee which will go towards prizes.

Feel free to join us on the Facebook event page. See you here!

“Desert Fights” Monthly Tournament – Ultimate MVC3 / MVC2

On Saturday, December 28th the Desert Fights crew will be holding their next monthly fighting game tournament.


This time around it’s back to the wonderful world of Mahhhvel ~ with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2!

The event will start at 5:30 p.m., and there will be a $5 entry fee per game.

As with the last couple events, this tournament is set to be streamed on!

Here’s the rules:

MvC2 Tournament Rules

Best 2-3, Double Elimination, 3-5 Grand Finals/Winners Finals/Losers Finals
Winner keeps same character and assists between games.
All characters are tournament legal.
No Gambit Glitch.
Both the arcade cabinet and XBOX 360 will be available for matches.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will take place on Xbox 360 console.
3 out of 5 games for a match set in pools and semis.
Grand finals consist of 3 out of 5 games.
After a game has concluded, winner must stick with same team and order for the next game.
Loser has option of switching team and order and also taking player side of choice.
Game breaking glitches are banned.
Galactus is banned.
Turbo button features are NOT allowed.
Pausing a game will result in forfeit of that round unless the opponent chooses to waive this option.
Tournament is double elimination.

So yeah, stay tuned to both and the Facebook event page for more details!

Livin’ La Vita Loca!

For the first time ever, we have a pretty amazing selection of Playstation Vita stuff available – including two systems with 8GB memory cards (a Wifi model and a 3G model at $159.99 and $169.99 respectively).

Veni Vidi Vita!

If you’ve never seen one before, the system is quite an impressive piece of hardware with an amazing selection of downloadable titles. Sarah and I enjoy ours quite a bit. ^_^

We’re not expecting these to stick around too long, so if you’re looking to snag one for the holidays ~ the time is now!

Holiday Gift Guide – Video Games!

With Black Friday and Small Business Saturday successfully behind us, I thought I would share some games that you might find interesting as gifts for this holiday season. We have been buying a ton of games and not all of them get their time in the spot light. For this reason, I picked games that are a bit off the beaten path, games you might not have heard of, but would be great choices for the gamer in your life.

1. The Sims 2 Pets (Nintendo DS) $4.99 // 2. Scooby-Doo Cyber Chase (Playstation 1) $7.99
3. Lego Star Wars Complete (Xbox 360) $11.99 // 4. Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (Wii) $39.99
5. Toy Story 2 (N64) $7.99

1. WWE All Stars (3DS) $17.99 // 2. Donkey Kong Country (SNES) $14.99
3. Devil Survivor 2 (DS) $24.99 // 4. Viva Pinata ~ Trouble in Paradise (Xbox 360) $29.99
5. Prince of Persia ~ Sands of Time (Xbox) $7.99

1. Indigo Prophecy (PS1) $14.99 // 2. Power Stone 2 (DreamCast) $59.99
3. King’s Quest V (NES) $17.99 // 4. Muramasa (Vita) $29.99
5. Record of Agarest War (Xbox 360) $24.99

Big November Sale at STG!

So the new systems look pretty cool, but you know what else looks cool? Big discounts on games!

Embrace Video Gaming’s Storied Lineage!

Nov. 13th – 30th get 25% off all games with any system purchase at Sunken Treasures Games! + get 50% extra trade in credit on all of your “last gen” and older games and systems!

It’s a RETRO REVOLUTION! See you here.

“Tales of…” Ichiban Kuji!

Fans of the “Tales of…” series, UNITE!

Our third official Ichiban Kuji Prize Raffle is going strong, and the focus of this one is the “Tales of…” games.

Full size figures, mini-figs, and other awesome character goods from Tales of Destiny, Tales of Xillia, Tales of Vesperia, and Tales of Symphonia await you!

It’s $6.99 per entry, and as always a win is guaranteed.

Completed – Trigger City

Recently we’ve sold quite a few copies of River City Ransom here at the store, so it has gotten me in the mood to play some side-scrolling brawlers. Games like River City Ransom and Mystical Ninja Goemon are the first two that come to my mind, but with my crazy busy schedule, I’m not able to spend much time in front of my NES or SNES. So I turned to my trusty iPod to see what I could find.

The first game that caught my eye was Trigger City by Slipshod Games. It’s visuals are an homage to River City Ransom which peeked my interest, and with a 99¢ price tag I instantly snagged it.

You play as a low level enforcer to one of your city’s many gangs, and when your best bud is done-in you seek revenge from the head gangster who has usurped the previous boss and brought mayhem and chaos to your city.

Photo Credit: Slipshod Games

It turns out this new head boss knows you are out for revenge and has put a hefty price on your head. Now every gangster in town is out for blood making your quest that much more difficult. Lucky for you, these guys drop their cash when they die, and you can use it to upgrade your move set and buy various items like health potions.

Photo Credit: Slipshod Games

As you progress through the game the gang members bring out the bigger guns, starting off with gold knuckles, glass bottles, and eventually various firearms. Good thing the main character has a mean set of brutal moves he dishes out in return.

Photo Credit: Slipshod Games

The game controlled pretty well. My little fingers felt like they had to reach just a tiny bit, but that isn’t anything to complain about. Moving around levels and attacking baddies was easy and felt really good. Hits looked like they connected well and the brutal moves were satisfying. I completed the game in about four sittings, with about three to four hours of game play (I think). There was about an hour or so’s worth of grinding for money so I don’t remember exactly how long the game was.

If you are a fan of the brawler genre and have an iOS device, I highly recommend you pick this game up!

“Desert Fights” Monthly Tournament – Super Street Fighter IV / 3rd Strike

Saturday, November 30th we’re set to have another fighting game tournament, very similar to the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament we hosted last month.

This time around it’s going to be Super Street Fighter 4 (2012) and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike!

The event will start at 6:00 p.m., and there will be a $5 entry fee per game. The Facebook event page can be found here.

We’ll be posting more details regarding rules, streaming, etc. as we get closer to the event, so stay tuned!