Vampire Tribal

Anowon the Ruin Sage

Anowon the Ruin Sage

I was playing about a bit on Tuesday after receiving a load of new cards and have started to put together a Vampire Tribal EDH deck with these (and other) cards, I know that this isn’t the finished deck as yet as I have to play it a bit but I will update this post as I refine the deck.

The commander is Anowon, the Ruin Sage, with other Vampire Legendary options if it takes my fancy.

Vampire Tribal

Commander
1 Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Planeswalker
1 Sorin Markov

Creature
1 Ascendant Evincar
1 Balustrade Spy
1 Barony Vampire
1 Blood Seeker
1 Bloodflow Connoisseur
1 Bloodline Keeper
1 Bloodrite Invoker
1 Bloodthrone Vampire
1 Butcher of Malakir
1 Child of Night
1 Gatekeeper of Malakir
1 Guul Draz Vampire
1 Irini Sengir
1 Kalastria Highborn
1 Malakir Bloodwitch
1 Necropolis Regent
1 Nirkana Revenant
1 Pulse Tracker
1 Quag Vampires
1 Ruthless Cullblade
1 Sangromancer
1 Shadow Alley Denizen
1 Stromkirk Patrol
1 Vampire Hexmage
1 Vampire Interloper
1 Vampire Nighthawk
1 Vampire Nocturnus

Enchantment
1 Attrition
1 Bad Moon
1 Baneful Omen
1 Exquisite Blood
1 Fevered Convulsions
1 Grave Pact
1 Haunted Crossroads
1 Hecatomb
1 Phyrexian Arena
1 Sanguine Bond
1 Whip of Erebos

Sorcery
1 Consume Spirit
1 Diabolic Tutor
1 Drain Life
1 Exsanguinate
1 Gruesome Encore
1 In Garruk’s Wake
1 Sign in Blood
1 Tempt with Immortality

Instant
1 Crypt Incursion
1 Dark Ritual
1 Silence the Believers
1 Urge to Feed
1 Vampire’s Bite
1 Vampiric Tutor

Artifact
1 Armillary Sphere
1 Blade of the Bloodchief
1 Caged Sun
1 Illusionists’ Bracers
1 Isochron Scepter
1 Mirari
1 Nevinyrral’s Disk
1 Sol Ring
1 Swiftfoot Boots

Land
1 Barren Moor
1 Bojuka Bog
1 Cabal Coffers
1 Crypt of Agadeem
1 Ghost Quarter
1 Homeward Path
1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
1 Polluted Mire
1 Reliquary Tower
1 Temple of the False God
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
26 Swamp

So far I’ve played it 1-on-1 and it came out really fast, creatures only and got Anowon out early with a Dark Ritual and that seemed to lock down the board.

Still to play a multiplayer game with it and to see how it runs then.


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Blood Red Sky (2021)

Blood Red Sky (2021)

Blood Red Sky (2021)

Been putting off watching this for a year or so now, no idea why really.

This has turned out to be one of the best vampire films I’ve seen in a long time, all wrapped up in the story of a family trapped in a hijacked plane.

Nadja is a woman with a mysterious blood condition who is trying to get to New York for a treatment for this condition, as the hijack and film unfolds we find out what has really happened to her.

Her main concern becomes saving Elias and along the way saving the plane, lots of twists and turns takes this vampire film down unusual avenues, but in the end it is a film about family and what you would do for them.

It’s also has some great adventure elements with duct crawling and everything, suitably dastardly villains, and the effects are really well done.

The biggest pain was the Scottish businessman who thought that money could save him from everything even dying, lovely Scottish stereotype there, suitable ending there though.

Not the greatest film I’ve seen but really adds to the va.mpire genre

Blood Red Sky | July 23, 2021 (United States) 6.1

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Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures

Laura Ellen Anderson. HarperCollins. (240p) ISBN 9781405293921

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures

I really love these books from Laura Ellen Anderson and think I look forward to a new adventure as much as the children in the shop (maybe even more).

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasures sees the gang visiting the Yeti Pits to celebrate Grand-yeti’s 350th birthday party. This is very exciting in itself as the Yeti pit is a warren of tunnels built into Yeti Mountain, and also we all love a good party with loads of food.

Things aren’t all as they seem though, throughout the day and evening objects, shiny objects, go missing.

Amelia and friends resolve to find out what’s happening but will they be able to do it before things go really wrong.

Another lovely adventure which concentrates on themes of friendship and growing up. It’s this core to each of the Amelia Fang adventures that I love the most; a group of children learning and growing emotionally together and supporting each other.

In this one Amelia is also worried about making new friends outside the core group and this become a bit of a problem and upset, until the group work it out.

Funny, friendly, and really fangtastic. One of the best series of vampire books for this age group (well any age group really).


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Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

Laura Ellen Anderson. HarperCollins. (240p) ISBN 9781405292092

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday

I really, really look forward to a new book from Laura Ellen Anderson and Amelia Fang and the Half-Moon Holiday kept up the streak of fun adventures that are great to read alone or to children.

The Rainbow Rangers idea was brilliant, we all remember summer camps, some with love, others with less love and Amelia and friends take on the challenges, I was going to say full on, but they are mysteriously shrunk and have to work together to find out why.

Lots of adventures and puns, peppered with great illustrations, I really loved Queen Denise.

An emphasis on friendship and helping people is such an important part of this series, it is a great way to teach this without preaching.

Once more my niece loved this and we both are looking forward to the series continuing as it’s not just a book but a special breed of book.


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