• The Reserve Pool Showdown


    With the WKO season in full swing and the smell of victory and defeat heavy in the air, there has been a lot of discussion around The Reserve Pool about the Meta and what is the best team on the scene. Yet itís not just about the team is it? Itís about the pilot and this group has its fair share of decent pilots.

    So we are going to provide a treat to the community. We have decided that as a group we at The Reserve Pool are going to go head to head in some of the most intense Dice Masters you can find at any place and at any time.

    Let me lay out the details of such an extravagant undertaking. Every now and again members of The Reserve Pool will publicly challenge one another here on our front page to a duel. A best of 3 game with one side picking the time and format and the other picking the legal sets for the duel. We will record the game and post it here for our audience to enjoy.

    So at the end of the day what does this type of format mean to you as a The Reserve Pool viewer? First off there is the bragging rights and potential public humiliation that such a spectacle inherently brings, but we want to involve more than just us at the Reserve Pool. We want to invite you our greatest fans to vote for your champion. Not only is voting fun, but we will randomly select one of the voters who picked the correct winner to get a prize from us at The Reserve Pool. For this round I will be giving a Foil Slander to one lucky voter from my very own WKO Collection.



    Excited Yet? Then letís start this off.

    JT, I challenge you my friend. I throw down the gauntlet here on this digital platform and demand a rematch. It may be 8 months since you kicked my butt at US Nationals in the finals and claimed your title, but I have been smoldering beneath my shame long enough. Letís see if you can kick my trash without the current Meta. I want to go back to the beginning and the first worldís legal sets. I challenge you with the only cards available to choose from being from AVX, UXM, JL, YGO, and BFF.

    If there is any future match ups you would like to have, please comment below and let us know what you want to see. The video for this showdown will be available next week for your enjoyment.

    Vote for your champion here and enter into the foil Slander drawing shown below:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...7IEfg/viewform

    Comments 36 Comments
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      Challenge accepted. I'd like to add a few twists though. New first turn rules, ban list in place, and the big one... Bring a super sized team - 10 characters and 3 BACs. We'll each eliminate 2 and 1 respectively from each others team. What say you @whisperni ?
    1. kmcgeejr's Avatar
      kmcgeejr -
      Go get 'em, JT!
    1. TheConductr's Avatar
      TheConductr -
      Me likey.
    1. whisperni's Avatar
      whisperni -
      Let's Do This
    1. Bankholdup's Avatar
      Bankholdup -
      I'm calculating the odds as JT -110/ Michael +120 based on prior matchup and recent WKO performance.
      My pick is JT. Make that a lock.
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      JT is overrated. My money is on Mike.
    1. zeon20's Avatar
      zeon20 -
      I want @whisperni to win just so Mr. Unlimited confidence can lose some steam, but I got a feeling JT is gonna be ahead on this since only the first five sets r available so we r gonna c a lot of poly jinzo/hulk/nova n I don't think there has been a player as accomplished with that team as @Jthomash2 .
    1. Jthomash2's Avatar
      Jthomash2 -
      @Bankholdup picks the underdog as a lock. @Randy is throwing shade. I'm not sure what to think...
    1. Bankholdup's Avatar
      Bankholdup -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jthomash2 View Post
      @Bankholdup picks the underdog as a lock. @Randy is throwing shade. I'm not sure what to think...
      I transposed the +/- lol. I fixed it while you were writing your comment.
    1. memmek2k's Avatar
      memmek2k -
      I'm partial to @whisperni 's extensive statistical analysis during playtesting. That, and we both play bard-imprisoned. Sorry @Jthomash2 , I just don't share your unlimited confidence.
    1. Bankholdup's Avatar
      Bankholdup -
      I'll play matchmaker.
      @Dave vs @Randy in a WKO rematch. That's obvious.
      @memmek2k vs @IsaacBV in a battle of control players.
      @Shadowmeld vs @OddballNarwhal (provided he's not busy rolling duplo dice) in a match of dudes who build creative teams.
      @pk2317 vs @Flexei in a culture clash battle. There's no two places that could be more different than Portland and West Virginia.

      Just realized I forgot @TheConductr He gets a bye and hopes to face @Jthomash2 for a little retribution, marching band style.

      Let's get ready to rumbleeeeeee!
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bankholdup View Post
      I'll play matchmaker.
      @Dave vs @Randy in a WKO rematch. That's obvious.
      @memmek2k vs @IsaacBV in a battle of control players.
      @Shadowmeld vs @OddballNarwhal (provided he's not busy rolling duplo dice) in a match of dudes who build creative teams.
      @pk2317 vs @Flexei in a culture clash battle. There's no two places that could be more different than Portland and West Virginia.

      Just realized I forgot @TheConductr He gets a bye and hopes to face @Jthomash2 for a little retribution, marching band style.

      Let's get ready to rumbleeeeeee!
      I think you got a few of those wrong.

      1) @pk2317 and @Flexei probably have more alike, that different. Hipster techie versus dapper goth (patent pending stereotype)

      2) I taught OBN everything he knows, but his will be a battle of apprentices, not one for leadership of the sith.

      3) If anything, it should be Isaac and I in a battle for Worlds standings.
    1. Bankholdup's Avatar
      Bankholdup -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmeld View Post
      I think you got a few of those wrong.

      1) @pk2317 and @Flexei probably have more alike, that different. Hipster techie versus dapper goth (patent pending stereotype)

      2) I taught OBN everything he knows, but his will be a battle of apprentices, not one for leadership of the sith.

      3) If anything, it should be Isaac and I in a battle for Worlds standings.
      You are correct in that Trubie's mustache is very Portland. He would not be out of place in line at a food stand.

      A matchmaker can't make everyone happy, that's the cross they must bear.

      I hope Oddball doesn't accidentally bring large blue, red, yellow and gray dice to the fight. He would really reveal his padawan status with a move like that.
    1. XionXero's Avatar
      XionXero -
      So now there is Don King type hype, and apperently @Bankholdup is running books. When is the pay-per-view special? Or at least a twitch feed. PLZ make this happen
    1. whisperni's Avatar
      whisperni -
      We are going to be airing the game next week. Complete with commentary. As soon as we have the time finalized I will post a date on here.
    1. agentj's Avatar
      agentj -
      After consulting Master Doctor Count Von Homash, who said to choose him, I choose JT.
    1. djcannonmi's Avatar
      djcannonmi -
      I believe Mike has some pent up frustration that may come out in the cards. Gonna hafta go MIke. But JT is definitely going to make it a tough battle.
    1. rhombus218's Avatar
      rhombus218 -
      I'm not sure who to pick, so i'm going to flip a coin. Heads for Mike, tails for JT. Hold on.

      Tails. Let's go JT!
    1. TheConductr's Avatar
      TheConductr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bankholdup View Post
      I'll play matchmaker.
      @Dave vs @Randy in a WKO rematch. That's obvious.
      @memmek2k vs @IsaacBV in a battle of control players.
      @Shadowmeld vs @OddballNarwhal (provided he's not busy rolling duplo dice) in a match of dudes who build creative teams.
      @pk2317 vs @Flexei in a culture clash battle. There's no two places that could be more different than Portland and West Virginia.

      Just realized I forgot @TheConductr He gets a bye and hopes to face @Jthomash2 for a little retribution, marching band style.

      Let's get ready to rumbleeeeeee!
      Not sure if I should be excited or offended. Am I the #1 Seed with the bye? lol
    1. zacgree's Avatar
      zacgree -
      Mike, you totally got this! Represent Utah!!