Welcome back, fearless Bear Clan! It is time. The final age in our game of BLOOD RAGE is here! The final days are upon us…nothing that has come before matters (well…sort of…we had to draft and battle up to this point…but that doesn’t sound as cool). Only the glory matters my brothers and sisters! And thus far our game has been glorious indeed! With quick wits and cunning strategy, we have come a long way on our path to that rainbow in the sky, Valhalla.
So here is our current player board in this epic three player match. I’m kind of happy with how age two went. We pushed a couple stats up with some quests and we repillaged using Tyr’s Challenge to our advantage. But I’ll be honest. It wasn’t perfect. I think we will be okay though if we stick to the plan…cheap or free things and quest like crazy!
And away…we…RAGE! Here’s our first hand of age three…QUESTS AND OH MY! IT’S ODIN’S FANCY CHAIR! Odin’s Throne…this card is too powerful to pass. I want it and I definitely don’t want anyone else to have it. It’s ours…our pretty…our…precious…cough! Cough! Excuse me. No, but seriously, we are going with Odin’s Throne. Who knows? Maybe we will get lucky and we will get some quests passed our way. We will snatch them because the Throne doubles their glory reward. I’ve seen easy 50 points or more just from this card alone.
Onward to hand two! I like this hand, but I was hoping for some quests. That’s okay. This one is all about battle cards and upgrades. I’m currently maxed on upgrades, but I see a combo here instantly. Remember when we drafted the Sea Serpent so long ago? Well…its time for her to shine! I’m looking at two cards here, Eternal Dragons to get the boat points and cheaper entry for my sea serpent as well as Frigga’s Sacrifice. This can be a lethal combo when combined with the Sea Serpent. How’s it work? If we can manage to draft both, we will attempt to get the boat and Sea serpent out and destroy them both with Frigga’s Sacrifice to raise a stat and gain 24 glory points in a single move. But which do we take first? I say Frigga’s Sacrifice because we really want to max some stats and this makes it easier along with our Tyr’s Challenge repillage upgrade. I like this, folks. I like this a lot.
Now that we are feeling good about ourselves again, lets move to hand three! A QUEST! PRAISE ODIN, A QUEST! I like some other cards in this hand, especially the Frost Giant, but we can’t afford him at the moment. The dent to our Rage would be too large. So with some slight trepidation I take the Yggdrasil quest and hope that space is pillaged early in the round so that I can sneak that one in.
Hand Four and we’ve got more quests folks! It’s a coin toss between the two but the Alfheim (Gray) quest may be easier to accomplish since I’m seeing that Blue has been ragnaroked twice. Plus gray is a cool viking color…so there’s that.
Hand Five and I’m actively cackling out loud at my foolish opponents! Eternal Dragons is ours and we will attempt to pull off that wicked awesome boat blow up combo I talked about earlier….EVIL CACKLE!!!
And our last hand. Soak it in, folks. I’m kind of sad it’s over really. Sigh. I like Soldier of Hel of course…but we have zero battle cards. I always like to have one and Thor’s Ascension can be a great one. We just need to use it wisely if we do get involved in a pillage, but honestly, this age we are going with the wimpy strategy. Avoid pillages when we can, swoop in like vultures and repillage the bones when we can.
Like stealthy ninja, Viking vultures.
Look at us. I’m proud of you all…especially of myself. I did a great job. I’m patting myself on the back right now. Congratulations to me.
I’m going to win.