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6.
The Known World=Fantasy world building in process. I: Used to be glossary, now devoted to random rambling; II: Character Concepts; III: Lore.
7. der Wolf=my Fictionpress account under the moniker Tsumujikaze no Soujutsu. A Ranger's Tale is hosted under this page. :)
8. New section now upped. Maybe I should also gun for upping A Ranger's Tale here since I do have this funny feeling that traffic coming to here is way more than whatever I'll get in FP.

Statement of intent: Everything said here is a figment of personal opinion, be it me or anybody commenting. I try to be responsible, but my parents=/=parents of the world.

@Druid of Luhn: Crap. Should have remembered far earlier to give you the credit for your CSS text box code. :(

A/N: But sadly, it seems that your CSS text box code has now been halved efficiency wise. :(

That most important note I should have added: Any images posted in this blog are NOT my own stuff. I got them from Google image search, I don't earn any shit by being a thief and liar. Those responsible for the pictures, rest assured that you all are great artists in your own regards. Sadly, we all know what limited space means in terms of posting.

Latest Note: Changed alignment for my page widgets due to my worry that I can't centre align the thing.

Note on A Ranger's Tale: In case any complaining fella wants to have a legal case with me, let this be known that A Ranger's Tale is rated M by default. I've upped the swearing and somewhat a bit on the dark/gritty factor. You all have been warned, let no little boy and girl enter the forbidden realm.

Latest on ART: A Ranger's Tale now starting to kick back in gear. But I really hate the insanely fluctuating climate here in S'pore.

P.S: Oh, and one more thing. Vid below is yet another ideal OP for A Ranger's Tale.

Monday, 4 February 2013

三国志咆哮:军阀四起 《魏》

Pointless note: Suddenly realised that I truly have major problems expressing myself plus that stupid 4-0 loss against the Tractors. Apparently, discussing global politics with Mr Eric Soh has never been for the faint hearted. Sorry, Mr Eric Soh, it's not your fault that I suddenly discovered I truly need some serious help. I'm not joking here and I was right in saying that the entire week thus far (including today) is a bloody 50-50. Thank God literally for this blog. I would be truly a certified good-for-nothing without it. And no, I'm not trying to mimic you on purpose, Tobias.

Note: Whatever images you'll see here is basically a figment of my own imagination where my own ideal card illustration is concerned.

Add note: I'll only input the Lords and Advisers of Wei for now.

Rules update: Tap is basically Vulnerable status while untap means Alert status. At the same time, you can only create your deck out of one single faction apart from exceptional cases.


Name: Cao Cao ~ Mengde
《曹操 ~ 孟德》

Epithet: The Crafty Hero of Turmoil
《乱世之奸雄》

Rarity: SR

Cost: 5
Type: Lord 
《君主》
Trait: 
War《先身》;Politics《施政》
Strength 
《武力》
3000

Ability:
Tactical Manipulation
《用兵虚实》
[after your Preparation Phase]
Gain Ambush 《伏兵》 until the start of your next turn whenever you use any number of Strategy cards above the cost of 2.
X number of Generals gain Assault 《奇袭》where X is the total number of Tactic cards used.

Profile
Birth Year: 155 AD
Death Year: 220 AD
Life summary: Labeled as "an able minister during times of peace and a crafty hero during chaos", he was part of the anti-Dong Zhuo coalition in an unsuccessful bid to oust the tyrant. Soon after with the aid of able advisers and brave generals, he managed to unify the entire Hebei region. Blessed with undoubted talent in military, politics and arts, Cao Cao was made Duke of Wei during 213 AD. During 216 AD, he was further elevated to Lord of Wei.
[Behold the might of Wei, for the time is now at hand!]


Name: Cao Pi ~ Zihuan
《曹丕 ~ 子桓》
Epithet: Emperor Wen of Wei
《魏文帝》

Rarity: R

Cost: 3
Type: Lord 
《君主》
Trait: 
Politics《施政》
Strength 
《武力》
1800


Ability:
Grand Command of the Wei Wen Emperor
《魏文帝大号令》
[within command zone+during your Combat Phase]
All your Wei Generals gain +X Strength where X is the number of your Wei Advisers x 500 until end of turn.


Profile
Birth Year: 187 AD
Death Year: 226 AD
Life summary: The second son of Cao Cao, he was made firstborn after Cao Ang died during Zhang Xiu's rebellion. Strengthening the political foundation of Wei, he was also responsible for exiling the Xian Emperor of Han. In spite of ability paling in comparison to his father, Cao Pi indeed left behind a legacy indirectly leading to the subsequent unification of the Three Kingdoms.
[By my rule shall all bend their knees beneath the banner of Wei!]


Name: Guo Jia ~ Fengxiao
《郭嘉 ~ 奉孝》
Epithet: Genius of Yingchuan
《颍川之奇士》

Rarity: SR

Cost: 3
Type: Adviser/Strategist
《谋臣/军师》
Trait: 
Ambush《伏兵》
Strength 
《武力》
1000


Ability:
Perception and Foresight
《上智高见》
[constant effect]
Resource cost of any Tactic and Strategy card used is reduced by 1.

Strategist Ability:
Swift Decisiveness
《神速之决策》
[during opponent player's Combat Phase]
You can opt to spend X Resource points where X is the number of your Vulnerable Wei Generals. All your Vulnerable Wei Generals will revert back to Alert status and gain Assault until the end of your next turn.

Profile
Birth Year: 170 AD
Death Year: 207 AD
Life summary: A relative unknown during his younger years, he was unearthed as a military talent by Cao Cao via Xun Yu's recommendation. Most famed for his Thesis of Ten Victories and Ten Defeats, he was instrumental to Wei's constant military victories behind the scenes. During the fateful campaign waged against the three counties of Wuwan, he was afflicted by a terminal disease. His subsequent demise was mourned so much by Cao Cao that upon the aftermath of the Batte of Chibi, he lamented his fate without Guo Jia.
[Strike swiftly without fail and error, that's how you win a war...]


Name: Wang Yi
《王异》
Epithet: Heroic Lady of Longxi
《陇西之女杰》

Rarity: R

Cost: 3
Type: Adviser
《谋臣》
Trait: 
Ambush《伏兵》
Strength 
《武力》
1000

Ability:
Answer of Mount Qi
《祁山之对应》
[after opponent player's Combat Phase]
For every enemy General successfully intercepted, opponent player must discard a card from his/her hand.

Profile
Birth Year: ???
Death Year: ???
Life summary: A rose with thorns among men, she was the wife of Zhao Ang. Renowned for her calm yet fiery demeanor, she ensured her family's survival by deceiving Ma Chao's wife in believing that her husband and her entire family had defected to Ma Chao's cause. Subsequently causing Ma Chao's defeat in part, she was the only reason why Zhao Ang could survive whatever wrath mad possible by the rebels from Liang Province.
[Ready your arms, for today we shall war!]


Name: Chen Qun ~ Changwen
《陈群 ~ 长文》
Epithet: -

Rarity: UC

Cost: 2
Type: Adviser/Strategist
《谋臣/军师》
Trait: 
Law《令法》
Strength 
《武力》
1000


Ability:
Impartial Impeachment
《清廉之俭举》
[during your Preparation Phase]
Tap target character card under your control regardless of Adviser or General. You can only untap the said card during your next turn. You gain X Resource points where X is the character card's cost.

Strategist Ability:
Eye for Errors
《正偏之别》
[during your End Phase]
Untap any General card.

Profile
Birth Year: ???
Death Year: 235 AD
Life summary: An adviser serving three generations of Wei rulers, he was renowned as an official without greed and corruption. When he first served Cao Cao after the Battle of Xiapi, he objected to the Wang Mo and Zhou Kui's appointment stating that their unsavory conduct would create unwanted trouble. Upon his words proven true via the two's subsequent execution, Cao Cao apologized to him for not listening to his advice. From henceforth onward, Chen Qun began to spread his repute of impartial wisdom through Cao Cao's authority.
[Indeed every ruler's bane has never been about lack of ability firstly, but a lack in integrity...]


Name: Yang Xiu ~ Dezu
杨修 ~ 德祖
Epithet: -

Rarity: C

Cost: 1
Type: Adviser
《谋臣》
Trait:
Law《令法》
Strength
《武力》
1000

Ability:
[Chicken Ribs]
《鸡肋》
[during your End Phase]
Remove Yang Xiu from play. All your Generals will be moved to your command zone instead.

Profile
Birth Year: 175 AD
Death Year: 219 AD
Life summary: Son of Yang Biao and Chief Registrar of Cao Cao, he used to be a valued vassal due to his immense talent. Yet due to his ties with Cao Cao's youngest son Cao Zhi, he soon fell out of favor. Towards the end of the Battle of Hanzhong, he was executed by Cao Cao upon charges of demoralizing the army.
[Chicken ribs, chicken ribs... indeed this is our lord's intent...]



Name: Xiahou Dun ~ Yuanrang
《夏侯惇 ~ 元让》
Epithet: Blind Xiahou
《盲夏侯》

Rarity: SR

Cost: 5
Type: General
《武将》
Trait:
Defend《拒守》
Strength
《武力》
3500

Ability:
Rage of the One Eyed General
《独眼将之烈怒》
[during opponent's Combat Phase>when Defend is activated]
If number of opponent's untapped Generals is more than the total number of your Generals still in play, Xiahou Dun will gain +X Strength where X is the difference in the number of Generals x 500. You can opt to intercept two opponent Generals this way.

Profile
Birth Year: ???
Death Year: 220 AD
Life summary: Nicknamed Blind Xiahou, he was renowned for his volatile temper. At the age of fourteen, he killed the person insulting his teacher. During a battle with Lu Bu, he was struck in left eye by a stray arrow. Upon his verbal declaration, he plucked his left eye out of the socket and swallowed the organ whole. Hence, the nickname Blind Xiahou and his subsequent fury directed towards such a name.
[The seed of my father and blood of my mother... how can I forsake it?!]


Name: Yue Jin ~ Wenqian
《乐进 ~ 文谦》

Epithet: Silver Rider of the Squall 
《疾风银骑》

Rarity: R

Cost: 3
Type: General
《武将》
Trait:
-
Strength
《武力》
2800

Ability:
Valour of Wei Wu
《魏武之骁》
[during your Combat Phase]
Yue Jin gains +1200 Strength and Assault upon declaring any target for attack until end of your turn. Yue Jin may deal 1000 points of direct damage against any enemy General intercepting this card before resolving combat damage.

Profile
Birth Year: ???
Death Year: 218
Life summary: Although short in stature, he was valued by Cao Cao for his bravery.At first being a clerical official, he soon rose up through the military ranks as the first vanguard. During the Battle of Guandu, he further cemented his status as one of the Five Trusted Generals of Wei together with Zhang Liao, Yu Jin, Xu Huang, and Zhang He.
[Onward to battle! Let them all fear us forevermore!]


Name: Yu Jin ~ Wenze
《于禁 ~ 文则》

Epithet: Foremost in Fortitude
《最号毅重》

Rarity: R

Cost: 4
Type: General/Commander
《武将/统帅》
Trait:
Defend《拒守》
Strength
《武力》
3000

Ability:
Steel of Wei Wu
《魏武之刚》
[during your Preparation>upon activating Defend]
Yu Jin cannot be a target for any of opponent player's Tactic and Strategy card until starting of your next turn.

Commander Ability
Reorganisation of Might
《重整军威》
[during your Preparation Phase>activating Defend]
All your Wei Generals cannot be tapped until the starting of your next turn

Profile
Birth Year: ???
Death Year: 221 AD
Life summary: Hailed as one of the Five Trusted Generals of Wei, he was most well known for his indomitable willpower. A harsh disciplinarian, he managed to gain Cao Cao's trust through his battle accomplishments at the most forefront and guarding the rear as well. A master of organizing during the heat of battle, his imminent surrender to Guan Yu years later on made Cao Cao lamented greatly.
[None shall plunder, none shall harass and steal! Disobedience will warrant execution by death!]


Name: Dian Wei
《典韦》

Epithet: E'Lai Incarnate
《恶來再世》

Rarity: UC

Cost: 4
Type: General
《武将》
Trait:
-
Strength
《武力》
4000

Ability:
Protection Unto Death
《舍身护驾》
[After your Commander Evacuated]
If Dian Wei got Evacuated, remove him from play. Inflict 1500 points of direct damage to each enemy General within your command zone. If your Lord is Cao Cao, inflict 2000 points of direct damage instead.

Profile
Birth Year: ???
Death Year: 197
Life summary: A renowned warrior of errantry with an immense strength, he first made his name known by killing the Head Official of Fuchun, Li Yong due to the latter's feud with a friend of his. Disguising as a noble in order to infiltrate the heavy security, his subsequent success saw him slaying Yong and his wife. Escaping pursuit while holding off countless pursuers, he later caught Cao Cao's sight while serving under Xiahou Dun, hence comparing him to the famed E'Lai who served the King Zhou of Shang dynasty.
[RAAAARRRGGHHH!!!!!]


Name: Cao Chun ~ Zihe
《曹纯 ~ 子和》

Epithet: Leader of the Tiger and Panther Cavalry
《虎豹骑之督》

Rarity: UC

Cost: 2
Type: General
《武将》
Trait:
Assault《奇袭》
Strength
《武力》
2000

Ability:
Attack of Tigers and Panthers
《虎豹之突击》
[before your Combat Phase]
If you use the Tactic/Reinforcement card "Tiger and Panther Cavalry" during your Preparation Phase this turn on Cao Chun, Cao Chun cannot be intercepted until end of your turn.

Profile
Birth Year: ???
Death Year: 210 AD
Life summary: Known with a repute of great leadership, he was the only leader of Cao Cao's elite Tiger and Panther Cavalry. Participating in Cao Cao's campaign in weeding out the surviving elements of Yuan Shao's faction during the Battle of Guandu's aftermath, he performed admirably. During the Battle of Changban, he managed to capture Liu Bei's two unnamed daughters while being able to pacify the scattered people and soldiers accompanying Liu Bei prior.
[This is the famed elite forces of our lord! Surrender or face the wrath!]


Name: Man Chong ~ Boning
《满宠 ~ 伯宁》

Epithet: -

Rarity: C

Cost: 1
Type: General/Commander
《武将/统帅》
Trait:
Defend《拒守》
Strength
《武力》
1900

Ability:
Management and Defence
《治业防守》
[During opponent's Combat phase>victory against opponent's General]
Gain X Resource points during the start of your next turn where X is equivalent to enemy General's cost.

Commander Ability:
Resourcefulness over Bravery
《以智御勇》
[successful usage of three or more Tactic cards]
All your Wei Generals cannot be targeted by any of opponent player's Tactic card below the cost of 2.

Profile
Birth Year: ???
Death Year: 242 AD
Life summary: An official at first, he was known for his impartial ways. As a general later on, he became renowned for his bravery and wits. During Guan Yu's siege against the city of Fan, Cao Ren could have escaped due to dire situations surrounding the city being flooded. However, Man Cong's advise changed his mind, hence contributing to the eventual success of repelling the siege upon Xu Huang's arrival.
[The terrain is favourable to our cause. Let us not give up.]


Name: Cao Ang ~ Zixiu
《曹昂 ~ 子脩》

Epithet: -

Rarity: C

Cost: 1
Type: General
《武将》
Trait:
-
Strength
《武力》
1000

Ability:
Milord! Take my steed!
《主公!吾骑在此!》
[When your Commander Evacuates]
Pay 1 Resource to remove Cao Ang from play. Your Lord cannot take any damage until the end of your next turn. If Dian Wei is in the same army, your Lord cannot take any damage for three turns instead. If your Lord is Cao Cao, you'll gain 4 Resource points at the start of your next turn for free.

Profile
Birth Year: ???
Death Year: 197 AD
Life summary: Firstborn of Cao Cao, he was killed during Zhang Xiu's rebellion which claimed Dian Wei's life as well. In order to save his father, he gave up his mount, hence his imminent death as a result.
[Milord father! There's no time to hesitate anymore! It's either your life or mine!]


Tactic/Strategy/Title/Event Cards

Part 1: Tactic (4 cards)

Daring Wits of a Conqueror
《覇者之胆识》

Rarity: C
Cost: 2

Effect:
[during opponent player's Combat Phase]
Target one tapped General under your control within your own deployment zone. Untap that General. If you have Cao Cao, target Cao Cao this way instead.

Counter Foresight
《看破》

Rarity: C
Cost: 2

Effect:
Can only be used when opponent player plays a Tactic or Strategy card. Nullify the effect immediately.


Flooding
《水计》

Rarity: UC
Cost: 6

Effect:
[during Preparation Phase]
Deal 500 points of direct damage to all enemy Generals in their deployment zone. Tap every untapped General affected this way and all Generals already tapped beforehand will be Evacuated.

Strong Assault of Wei
《魏之强袭》

Rarity: R
Cost: 2

Effect:
[during interception]
Deal 500 points of direct damage to target enemy General. If targeted General's cost is lower than 4, tap that General card.

Reinforcement (3 cards)

Wei Light Cavalry
《魏轻骑兵》

Rarity: C
Cost: 2

Effect:
Target Wei General gains +500 Strength and Assault.

Wei Heavy Cavalry
《魏重骑兵》

Rarity: UC
Cost: 2

Effect:
Target Wei General gains +800 Strength.

Tiger and Panther Cavalry
《虎豹骑》

Rarity: R
Cost: 3

Effect:
Target Wei General gains +1000 Strength and Assault.

Part 2: Strategy (4 cards)

Military Agriculture
《屯田》

Rarity: C
Cost: 1

Effect:
Gain 1 Resource point. Effect lasts for X turns where X is the number of Strategy cards being played this turn.


Recommendation of Talent
《推举茂才》

Rarity: C
Cost: 2

Effect:
Put a counter in your command zone. Treat this counter as a Strength 200 Adviser without any ability. Effect will last so long as this Adviser is in play. If you have Chen Qun as your Strategist, reduce the cost by 1.

Severing the Field Ration
《粮道断绝》

Rarity: UC
Cost: 4

Effect:
Whenever your Generals obtain a higher number of victory than opponent player's Generals by the end of your Combat Phase, opponent player must discard a card during your End Phase. Effect lasts for 3 turns.

Unaware from Afar
《恃远不备》

Rarity: R
Cost: 5

Effect:
Lasts for X turns where X is the number of your opponent player's tapped Generals. All your attacking Generals gain Assault.

Part 3: Title (5 cards)

General of Tiger's Might
《虎威将军》

Rarity: C
Cost: 3

Effect: General only Title.
You may draw an extra card during your next should this General emerge victorious against any intercepting Generals.
Character bonus [Yu Jin] - Draw two cards instead.

General who Strikes Swiftly
《游击将军》

Rarity: UC
Cost: 2

Effect: General only Title.
This General is able to deal 500 points of direct damage against any one enemy General upon victory in attacking or intercepting.
Character bonus [Yue Jin] - Target two enemy Generals instead of one.

Chief Registrar
《主簿》

Rarity: UC
Cost: 3

Effect: Adviser only Title.
Tap this Adviser: you can search your deck for any card and put it into your hand. You can only do this during your Preparation Phase. Shuffle your deck afterwards
Character bonus [Yang Xiu] - Gain 2 Resource points at the start of the game.

Chief of Military Affairs and Works
《司空军祭酒》

Rarity: R
Cost: 3

Effect: Adviser only Title and exclusively for your Strategist.
Tap this Adviser Strategist: search your deck for any Tactic or Strategy card. You can use this ability only during your Preparation Phase.
Character bonus [Guo Jia] - Increase the number of Generals under Ambush status by one.

De-facto Envoy
《假节》

Rarity: SR
Cost: 3

Effect: General only Title.
This General will become the Commander upon your default Commander/Lord with the War trait being Evacuated.
Character bonus [Xiahou Dun] - Reduce the cost of this Title card by 1.

Event (4 cards)

Command the Court with the Emperor's Presence
《奉天子以令不臣》

Rarity: C

Effect: You can select any General to be your Lord. You can only use this Event if you do not have Cao Cao or Cao Pi in your deck.

 Regrets in the City of Wan
《留憾宛城》

Rarity: UC

Effect: If you sacrfice both Dian Wei and Cao Ang in your command zone during the same turn, revive all your Evacuated Generals without paying any Resource points during your End Phase.

Ten Victories and Ten Defeats
.《十胜十败》

Rarity: R

Effect: If you have both Cao Cao and Guo Jia in play, you can play any number of Tactic and Strategy cards for free during your first starting turn.

Flooding of Xiapi
《水淹下邳》

Rarity: SR

Effect: If your opponent is left with no Generals in the game, you will automatically win the match.


Some Q&A
Q: Why is it that you only up two Lords and one is a Super Rare while the other a Rare?
A: There's such a thing called Event cards. This is something which you can only use before start of every match.

Q: Why are there so little Adviser cards? And how many General cards will be released?
A: Relevant Tactic/Strategy cards will also have a positive effect on the numbers. As for your second question, it will be six Generals released here.

Q: If I am to activate Yang Xiu's Chicken Ribs, can my own Generals still move back into my deployment zone? If so, then will there be any penalty/additional cost?
A: Yes. Your Generals can move back to your deployment zone without any cost or penalty during your next Preparation Phase.