Friday, December 27, 2013

Stream Highlight

Stream Highlights:
Just a small joke I made when doing a Phantom Sealed with Lolzor a long time ago. You can catch the full sealed here: (There is a problem with sound for the first few minutes. So...sorry in advance.

Includes deck construction of our Grixis sealed deck.

But here is a small highlight: (may require an ad to play)

Watch live video from SnowCoveredSwamp on TwitchTV

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from SCS

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve - RG
World Enchantment
When Christmas Eve enters the battlefield each player exiles the top three cards of their library face-down.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if it is past the twelfth turn, flip Christmas Eve.


Christmas Day
World Enchantment
At the beginning of each player’s upkeep that player reveals a face-down card exiled by Christmas Eve that they own. That player may play that card without paying its mana cost.

Hey everyone hope you are having a good holiday, I know we are. As usual here is our holiday's a Make up card! (I don't know if this is gonna be a thing or not...but we like it so far). Like Thanksgiving we made it a World Enchant that way you can never have more than one holiday at the same time. Obviously the idea is opening presents and waiting. This card seems fun but impossibly unplayable in a one on one match other than casual.

Also the new U/G planeswalker came out Kiora is out, we will talk about her later but first impression is very good for standard but not so great past that.

Any way from me (Lolzor) and Baalhrezem have a wonderful holiday season with whatever you celebrate. See you on Sunday for the stream.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MUCMonday #45

Making Up Cards Monday #45:

And now for our most popular segment of Snow Covered Swamp: MUCMonday.

As usual Lolzor will fill this in with valuable information on how we made the card.

Healing Constituent
(Nonexistent mana costs can’t be paid.)
Healing Constituent is white.
Apothic - If two or more creatures are attacking you or a planeswalker you control, you may reveal this card from your hand and put a copy of this spell on the stack. Use this ability only once per turn.
Prevent two damage from a source. Gain life equal to damage prevented this way.

This was a tricky one to make...we wanted a specific flavor but it was weird with how we set this cycle up. Overal im ok with how it came out.

A God Amonst Men - 4WWW
Legendary Enchantment - Aura
Enchant creature
As A God Amongst Men enters the battlefield, all creatures become 1/1 with no abilities and is a Worshiper in addition to it’s other types.
Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each Worshiper on the battlefield..

So this one was fully my idea (Lolzor) I wanted a Ixodron + Humility + Anthem + Aura

It fit the idea of an over costed white card it would mostly not see play except in Commander...and would feel fucking amazing when it hit. Also the idea of it hinders the idea of cheating it out early as a kind of innate hindrance to it being a power one on one card.

Avenge the Fallen - 2W
This turn, for each nontoken creature that leaves the battlefield that you control, put a 1/1 white soldier onto the battlefield.

Inverted version of the black card we made, Kicking and Screaming

Thanks for reading! Sorry for the late article.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Minecraft Day 2

Watch live video from SnowCoveredSwamp on TwitchTV We did it. We finished our "speed run" of minecraft. I hope all of you who tuned in enjoyed it.
Above is the final fight with the Ender Dragon there are a bunch of highlights in addition to the full run on our Twitch account.

Total Time played: 17 hours including server creation and end credits (with a lovely narration by us)

If you enjoyed what you saw or like charity remember January 11th is our Mega-Marathon. We will be playing Megaman X1 through X8 in 24 hours for Child's Play. We will post more info soon but its gonna be fun.

Thanks for watching and check back Monday and Wednesday for articles.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Minecraft Day 1!

Hey guys so we are alittle over 12 hours into our run of Minecraft quick update. We are taking a break till probably 4 o clock tomorrow for mental health but we are on the home stretch.

Phase 1: Set up base/amass supplies - Done
Phase 2: Go to Hell beat the shit out of Blazes and get Blaze rods (10/10 found)
Phase 3: Go to the Over World beat the shit outta Endermen and get their souls (2/12 found)
Phase 4: Open a portal to The End, fight the Dragon, Get Bitches!

We have a good spot to farm the Enderman and some Diamond Swords so tomorrow we will finish and get those credits rolling.

Side note the pictures above are part of a side goal, we are trying to find the best example of a SnowCoveredSwamp in yea enjoy and see you tomorrow for part 2!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

25k views celebration!

25,000 views celebration!
Unfortunately the last time we made a major benchmark on SnowCoveredSwamp, we really didn't celebrate in any big ways. We just kind of mentioned it and forgot about it.

Well this time we are doing something totally different!


The rules are simple:
We get a free trial server. In this particular case we will try out's 48-hour trial server.
We beat the game. What constitutes beating the game? Obviously killing the final boss and watching the credits.

It's kind of a pass-or-fail thing. So we could definitely disappoint you guys.

So if you look forward to a speedrun of someone who doesn't know a whole lot about minecraft, and seeing a sleep-deprived person. You should definitely tune in to our SCS Live! stream.

This post is kind of pre-emptive because we hit 25,000 views, but me (Sefah) and Lolzor will work on scheduling issues on when this can and will happen. It's probably going to be on the weekend to be honest.

Monday, December 9, 2013

MUCMonday #44

Making Up Cards Monday #44:

And now for our most popular segment of Snow Covered Swamp: MUCMonday.

As usual Lolzor will fill this in with valuable information on how we made the card.

Reflection Constituent
(Nonexistent mana costs can’t be paid.)
Reflection Constituent is blue.
Apothic - If you drew two or more cards this turn, you may reveal Reflection Constituent from your hand and put a copy of this spell on the stack. Use this ability only once per turn.
Draw a card. If it’s your turn, discard a card.

More in the Apothic! I think we are almost done with not keeping track. Any way blue was a weird one to do, most of the colors were really obvious flavor blue not so much. We went with a draw card because it seemed appropriate the discard was to keep it from being too good. Its  more Izzet feel but I still like it.

Screaming Angel - 3BB
Creature - Angel
Whenever Screaming Angel attacks, you may pay B. If you do, tap target creature defending player controls.

This guy is more of our "Need more draft fodder for the set" but I like him he is a dying angel so he gets to have white powers and I would put him in my draft deck.

Smithereen Smasher - 4R
Creature - Giant Berserker
When Smithereen Smasher enters the battlefield destroy target artifact. If you do, gain life equal to its converted mana cost.

Man...I love this card not because its good but because its just a solid draft sideboard. I was really happy with it. Again its more draft fodder while still trying to be interesting.

Alright guys that's it for today but check in later this week for more articles (mind you we are still in Finals Week so I cant say we will be on time...)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Content Will Be Late

Please bear with us. I will be busy for a while.