• UXM OP Age of Apocalypse Contest - Five, Seven, Five

    The recent podcast hinted that we would be getting a math article soon...and we will, just not now-soon! You can thank the random travails of Real Life for the delay. No, really, do so, because how am I making it up to my reading public? Another contest!

    This time, we are playing for the UXM OP Month Two cards - Magneto: Heir to the Dream (the participation prize), Beast: Nefarious Geneticist, and Apocalypse: Earth-295. Ten runners-up will get a copy of Magneto, and two grand prize winners will win a copy of each of them (Magneto, Beast, and Apocalypse) for an all-they-can-eat villain smorgasbord (okay, fine - this time, Magneto is actually X-Men affiliation)!

    What do you have to do to get a chance at the cards? Simple! Well, maybe simple. How's your poetry? We'd like some Dice Masters haikus from our readers. Interpret that however you like - I'm not going to say that you have to mention the seasons, or talk about a match you won or lost, or that you should rhapsodize about your favorite character. Your entry should simply have the five/seven/five syllable pattern of the haiku, and involve Dice Masters in some way. For example:

    Solomon Grundy
    Paved the way to a Worlds win
    But still wants some pants


    Send your haiku (singular or plural - more won't increase your chances to win, but will give us additional smiles, so feel free) to contest@thereservepool.com with the subject 'UXM OP Month Two Contest'. We will be accepting entries until Sunday, July 19th at 9:00 AM EDT, and once we have them, we'll randomly choose our winners from the entrant pool and let everyone know soon after. Good luck, and I look forward to saying, "howdy-doo, haiku!"
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      I can't enter the contest.... so here's mine.

      I hate you, Jinzo
      Really.... I hate you, Jinzo
      Feel my Fireball
    1. alleyviper's Avatar
      alleyviper -
      And since I won't be entering I'll just leave this here:

      Gobby Gobby Beast
      Tsarina Tsarina Storm
      AVX Meta
    1. RJRETRO's Avatar
      RJRETRO -
      RJ plays this game.
      He makes many a mistake.
      Let him take it back.
    1. geneinkc's Avatar
      geneinkc -
      I sold my Gobby
      Bought Yu-Gi-Oh for my son
      Now we can mix sets
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      Just a quick reminder. Entering your haiku in these comments does NOT enter you in the contest. You have to send the haiku to contest@thereservepool.com
    1. Mathrin's Avatar
      Mathrin -
      Shazam! I love him.
      But he's worse than Booster Gold!!
      Why can't you be good???
    1. Ledzhedz's Avatar
      Ledzhedz -
      Don't need the cards but thought this was a fun thing to do.


      Wolverine:
      Adamantium
      My Formerly weapon ten
      Polymorph him in


      Green Goliath:
      Bruiser, basher, smash
      gamma blast to clear the field
      The Hulk is a beast

      Jinzo:
      I let him sit there
      Making my opponent think
      "Is my ramp worth it"
    1. CBattles6's Avatar
      CBattles6 -
      A couple DC-centric ones:

      Hey, it's Booster Gold!
      Not quite worth playing, but at
      Least he's in the set.

      Superman, Batman,
      Shazam too expensive? Not
      If you add Aqua.

      Opponent buys a
      Common Vixen turn one. A
      Smile crosses my face.
    1. cbone3's Avatar
      cbone3 -
      I sent an e-mail, but here's my fave of my submissions:

      I’m not a drinker
      But beer is like Dice Masters
      I want that Red Stripe
    1. SarkhanMad's Avatar
      SarkhanMad -
      Quote Originally Posted by cbone3 View Post
      I sent an e-mail, but here's my fave of my submissions:

      I’m not a drinker
      But beer is like Dice Masters
      I want that Red Stripe
      Red Stripe is horrible!!!
    1. cbone3's Avatar
      cbone3 -
      Never had it. But Coors doesn't make the haiku funny.
    1. Necromanticer's Avatar
      Necromanticer -
      Good god, Professor...
      Don't we have enough of them?
      Stop with the sidekicks!
    1. SarkhanMad's Avatar
      SarkhanMad -
      Quote Originally Posted by Necromanticer View Post
      Good god, Professor...
      Don't we have enough of them?
      Stop with the sidekicks!

      hahaha
      that's a good point...
      but apparently, 8 is not enough...
    1. Stormyknight's Avatar
      Stormyknight -
      Great contest! this one is going to be interesting
    1. SlapsterMcFlash's Avatar
      SlapsterMcFlash -
      I grabbed Weapon Ten
      A Relentless attacker
      He was Distracted...
    1. jevansfp's Avatar
      jevansfp -
      I love doing this.
      Thanks for the contest, Evan.
      My email was sent

      I was ahead, but
      The claws of Wolverine
      Relentlessly slashed.

      Wretched Beholder,
      Beauty is not in your eyes.
      Only death remains.

      Harley Quinn, do not
      Pine for the heart of Joker.
      He just uses you.

      With Black Manta's gaze,
      Even suicidal villains
      Damage my true foe.

      When Beholder fights
      Apologies in advance
      Are now expected.
    1. systemskill's Avatar
      systemskill -
      I know the winners are chosen at random but I think the 5 best should be picked and posted here or read on a podcast. The prize on those would be bragging rights.
    1. pk2317's Avatar
      pk2317 -
      @TRPEvan , @Randy , @Dave - Any update on this contest?
    1. TRPEvan's Avatar
      TRPEvan -
      Quote Originally Posted by pk2317 View Post
      @TRPEvan , @Randy , @Dave - Any update on this contest?
      We'll be announcing the winners on this week's podcast. Sorry, I've been traveling most of the last month!
    1. IgwanaRob's Avatar
      IgwanaRob -
      Quote Originally Posted by TRPEvan View Post
      We'll be announcing the winners on this week's podcast. Sorry, I've been traveling most of the last month!
      Sans Flippy-Floppies.