Friday, October 15, 2010
The Perfect Curve Set 19 "Path of Pain" Preview #4 - "Turtle? How? 5th Gate Breaks Guard in 3 Hits!"
After seeing our preview of "Primary Lotus" the other day, you're probably very confused. So far, to recap, it would seem that the Taijutsu deck has a Rock Lee with Surge, a Might Guy with Surge who gets "Overflowing Chakra" effect text when used, a crazy powerful Platoon, a Leaf Hurricane that picks up Ninjas & Taijutsu Jutsus, and now another Jutsu that requires Taijutsu that picks up Jutsu.

So you'll no doubt notice that for Leaf Hurricane to reach maximum efficiency, it has to be used with Lee or Guy as they're the only Taijutsu Ninja with Surge (Of course there's Gitai and a few others but that's not the point). Well, if you need to make Leaf Hurricane more efficient, you're going to need to stock pile your deck full of Surge Ninja. Or you could just play today's preview and play, you know, whatever Taijutsu Ninja you want:

The Tortoise Ninja returns! But this time, he doesn't give all your Taijutsu Ninja +1/+1, instead granting all your Ninja the effect of Surge, which may not seem like much but it's actually better than you think. For example, anyone remember Agira from Will of Fire? Yeah, this tortoise is going to ensure that deck is going to be using his effect a lot more often.

So let's take a look at a few of the Pros and Cons for this card:

-Good support
-Valid effect
-Allows extra of cards to be useful in a pinch
-Enables Leaf Hurricane and Primary Lotus to be used more often

-On arguably the worst turn marker in the game. Godspeed fitting it in with the other 3 drops
-So-so injured stats
-Not so much a con as it is a generic, unoriginal effect

This card could be something the deck desperately needs depending on the other pieces, or it could simply be a throw away card that won't ever see the light of day. You guys decide.

Oh ... and there was something else I wanted to talk about... oh right


So we said that we were going to have a Contest here at "The Perfect Curve" as sort of a "Reader Appreciation" contest. Well, to be more precise, CONTESTS. That's S as in plural. From now, leading up to the "Path of Pain" launch, we will be randomly inserting a special section at the end of featured articles and previews that includes contest details. To be more specific, there will be a set of instructions to follow for your chance to enter to win a featured prize. Each article "challenge" is a little different so as such, the prize for each "challenge" will be completely different. There's some really great stuff you can win.

In fact, I think we're going to do our first one right now.

The Prize

I'm sure many of you are wondering what we're going to be giving away for our first mini-challenge/contest. Well, how about a set of Target Promos?

The winner of this challenge will receive the prize in the picture, in the sleeves you see. Those are the actual cards that we're giving away to one lucky reader.

The Challenge

So now you know the prize, but how do you win? Well it's simple really.

Take the following blank card. . .

. . . and complete it. That is to say, the Name, Surname, Characteristics, Stats, Turn Marker, Hand Cost, Combat Attributes, and of course effect text.

We're looking to see your creativity. We want to see something that really "Wows" us in terms of design. There's a lot of "Design Space" for a card like this, and we want to really reward those who like to think outside the box. "The Perfect Curve" Staff will review each entry and vote on their favorites. The winner will not only receive the Target Promos, but also have their work featured here in an article on "The Perfect Curve." Winners will be announced in the coming weeks.

How Do You Enter?

There's an email button on the side for a reason. Or if you don't want to send it there you can send it to theperfectcurve *AT* gmail *DOT* com

We're not putting up the real email via text because we don't want spam or webcrawlers, thank you.

To clarify, you DO NOT have to provide an image of your designed card, but it doesn't hurt. Text is also acceptable and you won't be penalized for not having an image.

Good luck to everyone, and have fun!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
How long to we have to make the card?

Blogger Tsu Kiyo Me said...
Roughly 1 to 2 weeks. We'll have an exact date at a later time. It's safe to say the latest you'll have is Halloween.

Blogger Craig said...
Sent mine already, don't care about winning, I'm just curious if am even capable of coming up with a good or useful effect

Anonymous Kyle said...
Can we enter more than 1 card? I came up with 2 that I would like to send in.

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