School Spirits Contest Starts 9/28/09
Written by Logress   
Friday, 25 September 2009 20:42

We know everyone's gone back to school and sometimes it's a little hard to make time for fun, so here's a little motivation: our School Spirits Contest, Great Spirits that is!  Here's the deal, from Monday the 28th to Monday the 4th, play at least 5 of those 7 days to show your spirit and earn four Great Spirits!

Playing will constitute at least one game that goes 10 or more turns, win or lose.  The prize will be one Will o' the Wisp, one Shade, one Salamander and one Sylph.  They will all be the Beginner's version, so that means no recycle value, but you'll also get 3 Point Cards (which gives the paying players something to look forward to).

This prize is a must have for any beginning or free player!  Great Spirits are strong level 1's that are easily splash-able into any sphere. You don't want to miss it!

New Strategy Section, call for strategy articles
Written by Logress   
Friday, 25 September 2009 19:38
Okay, we have a new Strategy section which is tentatively called "Modifying Card Files."  Thrilling, I know.  If anyone has a better name, let 'er rip. In here I'll attempt to teach a basic or maybe advanced strategy by showing "before" and "after" screengrabs of a File and discussing how the changes made it stronger:

The article is right here, under the Strategy section.

Simple right?  Not only is this a good learning tool... with PICTURES which everyone loves (so you can get the idea without even reading my long-winded discussion), but the title of the article will include the basic file type, so a new user looking for ideas or trying to get the basics of deck building (or who just wants an idea of what a playable card file of X type looks like) can just go through articles and skim them, looking at card file after card file.

Unfortunately, it will only serve that purpose if there is LOTS of them, and now there is... well, one.  Therefore, I'm putting a call out to anyone who would like to put one together.  To submit, you'll need two screengrabs, (a before and after,) and some text.  Look at my example article first.  As you can see, I show a Gowen Rush file off, but I use it to discuss a basic point of File construction, LP.  It's probably not too useful to show "how to make an awesome Wizard Kingdom deck more awesome" as the focus of your article, but maybe "balancing the number of level 1, 2, 3 and 4 units in your file" could be the point, and the example would be a Wizard Kingdom deck, which would become more awesome as a consequence.  My example is also pretty basic, but a wide range of topics could be used.

If you send us an article (and at least 2 screengrabs), and we post it, you'll get 10 Point Cards, a credit on our site, and the knowledge you made Lavato a better place.
A contest?! Starting today, Friday!? That's Crazy Talk!
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Friday, 25 September 2009 15:48

It's that time again! Time for another cartoon. No Joey Gladstone, it's time for a new Card Flip Theater - Caption Card Contest. Folrart Shield Knight and Boulder Drop are your two cards up on the comedy block. You should see right away why these cards were chosen.You have one week from today starting... NOW!

Caption Contest 5

Right click and select save link as... and get crackin'.

Trailers v2.0
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Wednesday, 23 September 2009 21:07

So the trailers have been updated to include ALL of our moving images. Set and EX flash trailers and our Game trailers. That's it. Enjoy.

Our Blogs are Back!
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 21:02

Throught the tireless efforts of your truly, we know have all of our old blogs back online. Click either the GM Blogs button on the bottom of the page or select the individual sections from the option under Fun Stuff. We pledge to bring you more off (or on) topic posts in the future. So stay tuned.

Pirate Day File Winner
Written by Logress   
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 16:04

Okay, I've gone through all the entries in the pirate day file. Dub Rido has one big issue, how do you win when you're restoring your enemy's units every turn?  Well, the obvious answer is to destroy the enemy's Cemetery. Since it's the obvious answer and the point was to do something different than the "average" (if such a thing is possible) Dub Rido deck, I mostly had to look for files that did something else. One exception was Beast Hunter files, but after some deliberation I decided against them because I felt it was just too complicated to incorporate our pirate friend into them (trust me... I've tried).

But still, I couldn't narrow it down so I went with two winners...

CotF - Elder Druid Reminder
Written by CSquared   
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 12:26

Just a quick reminder to everyone that the Elder Druid Challenge of the Fortnight is nearly over. Please send in your submissions before Wednesday, September 23rd 11:59 PM EST.

How I Met Your Rankings
Written by Edgar Figaro   
Monday, 21 September 2009 19:04

Big ups to Doogie Howser, some may know his has Neil Patrick Harris or NPH. Whatever the name you refer to him as, he sure is a renaissance man. Actor, host, tv doctor, scientist, top Japanese Alteil ranking competitor; he can do it all.You heard right Mr. Howser plays ALTEIL! How awesome is that!? His handle is dr_iczer71. A celebrity... playing Alteil! 

Nah, no. We're just kidding. Nobody famous plays Alteil... that we know of! Keep your eyes peeled folks. We may have a Vincent D'Onofrio or Bruce Campbell or Jodie Foster in our midst.

As always, anyone who performed heart surgery at the age of fourteen and fought in the arena at least once this week will receive 10 gran. Listed below are your top 5 ranked Iczers, top 3 guilds, and guilds that have leveled.

Also, big congrats to our first level 5 guild, Royal Flush.


  1. Hinata
  2. Sethiel
  3. bob000
  4. Romdeau
  5. shawnreed343


  1. Royal Flush 
  2. Order of the Black Knights
  3. Made in Japan


  1. Royal Flush 4 -> 5


  1. Band of the Red Hand
  2. Darkest Star
  3. Valkyrie Profile
  4. its a guild!
  5. Xenogears
  6. Shikaku

Level Up Avatars are up in the Shop
Written by Logress   
Monday, 21 September 2009 18:08

An additional 21 alternate color avatars have been added to the Shop.  They are level dependent, the first one is revealed at level 10, and then another ever 2 levels after until 50.  For now that's all you need, but next monday I'll institute a level cap, so that the avatars are only available for 6 levels.

Free Pirate Avatar and Sale is up!
Written by Logress   
Saturday, 19 September 2009 04:02

Go check out the Avatar shop!  Just click on Avatar, then Background, and you'll see your free Pirate background!  Also, the eyepatches, Male and Female Pirate outfits, pirate hat and pirate headrag are half gran price!

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