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Gender: Male
Country: Derry, Maine. Although that seems to be a city and a state. USA.
Favorite Pokémon: Charizard, Rattata, Furret, Gengar, Alakazam, Pumpkaboo, Giratina, Zoroark, Scolipede, Typhlosion, Nidoking, Lugia, Tentacruel, Mew, Lucario, Dragonite, Torkoal, Ursaring, Beartic, Blastoise, Carracosta, Crobat, Stoutland, Persian, Mega Ampharos, Eevee, Grumpig, Beedrill, Dugtrio, Darkrai, Slowking
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About me: Hail to the Mod.

I love to read Stephen King.
Pennywise will return again!
All hail the Crimson King!

I draft Magic the Gathering most Thursdays and Fridays.

Now for some of my favorites in various forms of entertainment:

Top 10 Books: State of Fear, It, Prey, Jurassic Park, The Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass, 11/22/63, Hearts in Atlantis, The Stand, Ender's Game, Dreamcatcher

Top 5 Classics: Anything written by H.P. Lovecraft, Flowers for Algernon, 1984, Dracula, The Great Gatsby

Top 5 Webcomics: Girly, Homestuck, Misfile, Red String, Tripp

Top 30 Movies:  Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Matrix, The Shawshank Redemption, Up, Good Will Hunting, Fight Club, Dances with Wolves, District 9, Tombstone, The Simpsons Movie, The King's Speech, The Shining,  Toy Story 3, Spirited Away, Whisper of the Heart, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle, Toy Story 2, The Avengers, 28 Days Later, Patton, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Zombieland

Top 10 Non-Pixar Disney Animated Movies: Lion King, Little Mermaid, Frozen, Mulan, Aladdin, Lilo and Stitch, Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, The Tigger Movie

Top 10 TV Shows: Breaking Bad, Seinfeld, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, The Simpsons, Futurama, X-Files, Sons of Anarchy, Doctor Who, Mad Men

Top 5 Bands: Blue Oyster Cult, Simon&Garfunkel, Iron Maiden, Styx, The Alarm

Top 50 Songs: Don't Fear the Reaper, Astronomy, I Am a Rock, American Pie, Pet Sematary, The Sound of Silence, Highway to Hell, Doctor Doctor, The Boxer, Blue Collar Man, The Stand, Another Heart Calls, The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine, Rainmaker, Come Sail Away, One Final Effort, Think I'm In Love, Where Eagles Dare, Flight of Icarus, Run To The Hills, Sign of the Gypsy Queen, War, Powerslave, Twilight Zone, Stairway to Heaven, The Wicker Man, My Little Town, Take Me Away, Build That Wall, Homeward Bound, Strength, Solsbury Hill, Scarborough Fair, The Number of the Beast, Spirit of '76, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Burnin' For You, Setting Sail Coming Home, A Hazy Shade of Winter, Sold Me Down The River, 2 Minutes To Midnight, Two Tickets to Paradise, Joan Crawford, Mrs. Robinson, Fear of the Dark, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Move Along, At The Zoo , America, The 59th Street Bridge Song

Top 50 Video Games: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Paper Mario, Braid, Bioshock, Halo 3, Gears of War 3, Chrono Trigger, Halo 4, Halo 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Bioshock Infinite, Gears of War 2, Metroid Prime, Pokemon Gold, Bioshock 2, Batman: Arkham City, Assassin's Creed 2, Animal Crossing, Rise of Nations, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Alan Wake, Mario Kart WII, Pokemon Yellow, Super Mario 64, Portal 2, Portal, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Bastion, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Pokemon Crystal, Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Pokemon Ruby, Kirby AirRide, Pikmin 2, Jade Empire, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Age of Mythology, Super Mario Sunshine, Age of Empires III, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Super Smash Bros Melee, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Hearthstone, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

Top 20 Comic Book Heroes: Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Rorschach, James Gordon, The Comedian, Doctor Strange, Wolverine, Deadpool, Spectre, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Hulk, Green Arrow, V, Rick Grimes, Daredevil, Professor X, Fone Bone, Catwoman, Barbara Gordon

Top 20 Comic Book Villains: Joker, Venom, Ozymandias, Doctor Doom, Deathstroke, Riddler, Norman Osborn, Mr. Freeze, Loki, Ra's al Ghul, Two-Face, Herr Kleiser, Mandarin, Scarecrow, Bane, Count Vertigo, Victor Zsasz, Harley Quinn, Thanos, Poison Ivy

Signature Pokemon: Haunter (Fossil)
Signature Trainer: Super Energy Removal
Signature Energy: Recycle Energy
Signature Decks: Damage Swap and Giovanni

Coolest Pokemon Characters: Blaine, Riley, Giovanni

"I agree with what you're trying to do. What I don't agree with is the way you go about doing it."-trachy
"Reference, not rhetoric."-Michael Crichton
"Nothing is impossible. Some things are less likely than others, that's all."-Twilight Zone
"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."-Obi-Wan Kenobi, in reference to the Internet
"I am a monument to all your sins."-Gravemind of Delta Halo
"Winter is Coming."-Lord Eddard Stark
"Allons-y!"-The Doctor
"Hax!"-any unskilled player

Activity by trachy

Score: 62,826 points (ranked #3)
Questions: 595 (276 with best answer chosen)
Answers: 1,918 (751 chosen as best)
Comments: 3,117
Voted on: 1,117 questions, 2,317 answers
Gave out: 2,046 up votes, 1,388 down votes
Received: 5,302 up votes, 280 down votes

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I love the comments, especially the Engagement Ring-Stifle one:
1 day ago by trachy
1 day ago by trachy
There arent fcs on wii u fren, its just usernames and mine is CWegzz
2 days ago by CWegz
Found out what the dinosaur movie was: We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story.

The nostalgia is just so weird.
3 days ago by trachy
Note to self: Watch Hocus Pocus, see if it triggers childhood memories or if those memories are not in fact memories of reality, but memories of a dream I once had.

Might need to wait until Halloween to watch it.

Also note to self: Find out what that movie was with the dinosaurs that get captured and end up being corrupted.
3 days ago by trachy
lol, turns out the tutorial for running the WU deck tells you that you should replace Banisher Priest with Mercurial Pretender, saying that Mercurial Pretender is a better card just because it is a Rare, rather than an uncommon like Banisher Priest. XD

Banisher Priest is removal in creature form, and it exiles a creature for as long as it is in play. Mercurial Pretender is an overpriced clone effect that can only clone your own creatures, which is pretty awful.

Also, there seems to be a weird bug where buff abilities just become ludicrous. My opponent had one mountain open, and they used Furnace Whelp's ability to buff it up to a 52/2.

I've also been getting a fair amount of input lag.

Game is so bad. I hate myself for continuing to play it, but Magic the Gathering is still such an amazing game that I'm withstanding the terribleness of the videogame.
3 days ago by trachy
Yep, I was right. It is impossible to unlock all the cards without paying microtransactions. And it isn't just crappy cards locked away by this either. Among the cards only available through microtransactions are Talrand Sky Summoner, Doubling Season, and Kozilek Butcher of Truth. Talrand and Butcher of Truth are both top tier cards. Doubling Season is great in a limited format that has stuff like Triplicate Spirits (as well as any card that makes use of counters, such as Genesis Hydra). I guess we should just be glad that there aren't any super powerful equipments in the game, otherwise, the locking of Stoneforge Mystic behind a paywall would be a major deal, seeing as Stoneforge Mystic is one of the best creatures in all of Magic.

Blatant pay to win aspects, where past games have only been pay to speed things up. I regret spending money on this filth that could've been better spent on drafting or the upcoming prerelease. I won't be picking up the DLC for this game, which is a first since I have bought the DLC for all other Duel of the Planeswalkers titles.
4 days ago by trachy
Ugh, Magic the Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 is pretty terrible. The UI is the worst of the DotP UIs, it lacks an alternate mode such as Archenemy or Planechase, it has no two-headed giant, no challenge mode, and no revenge campaign. It even still has all the old faults, such as micro-transactions and ads in a paid game. The card count is limited, with only about 300 unique cards, a number of which aren't even playable (Glory Seeker for example, is just a 2/2 for 2 mana, which is awful).

I'm not sure about this, but I believe it might not be possible to unlock all the cards without paying the microtransactions.

I bought in thinking that criticism might have been overstated, as it has been for past DotP titles (people seem to forget that previous titles offered a fair amount of Magic for $10, which is about the price of a single Mana Confluence) but it turns out they just butchered it.

Get DotP 2014, 2013, or 2012 instead. Those are actually good titles.
5 days ago by trachy
Trachy be my wii u friend plz
5 days ago by CWegz