We present to you, most patient listener, a lost episode of the Dice of Doom Podcast recorded sometime last year. The bits and bytes of the recording languished in a forgotten folder on a computer where it matured and gained new and fragrant characteristics. Once it had reached the pinnacle of its potential, it was edited and cut down, spliced together then thrown to the public to listen to as they please. Topics covered are our impressions of D&D 5th edition and where D&D stands going into the future. We also have a heated discussion about the various editions and fail to agree on anything. To make matters worse, we then wrap up our experience with the original AD&D 1st Edition Temple of Elemental Evil campaign…
I love playing casual EDH (commander) with my friends, primarily because of all the janky, stupidly, amazing things you can do with the nearly unlimited pool of cards available. Being singleton format makes this difficult – no playsets of anything – only one of each card (except basic land). I’ve been running Tymaret, the Murder King recently and had lots of fun, but I was thinking of building a Voltron-esque commander deck last night and, whilst browsing through my Legendary Creatures, came across Heartless Hidetsugu.
This card is particularly hilarious, because it’s capable of insta-killing all opponents and ending the game in one swing.
Imagine this scenario – Heartless Hidestsugu can be tapped to deal half life total damage to all players, rounded down. Combine that with a card like Dictate of the Twin Gods, which doubles damage, and we have a scenario where all players lose 100% life in one shot.