Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ILR : Round 3

M: Hello, Bob.
B: Good evening, Mark.
M: Boy do we have an action packed round of Infinity bouts. After two rounds of prelims, it is time to start into the main battles. These are the one that will decide it all.
B: Indeed. The first two rounds set up the brackets, but now it is time to GET IT ON!

B: Round one pits Allan with his Aleph versus Nate with his Combined Army.
M: I don't see this one taking long, Bob.
B: Really, Mark, and why is that?
M: Because, Bob, I see Allan coming in with a good solid punch, and Nate crying a like dirty whore in the corner. Just like the one I paid last night...
B: Mark.
M: I told her her toes were ugly, and she spent the next hour sobbing a river...
B: Mark!
M: Best money I ever spent, I tell you. Why it was even better that that time...
M: What?
B: The contenders.
M: Oh, right. I think Allan has a good solid list, but has needlessly hampered himself by chaining to a small set of models. The choices are good, but the lack of change will let his opponents know what is coming.
B: I agree. And if a player is going to be able go read that list and know what to expect, in this league, it is going to be Nate. He is by far the most experienced in the system, with years of background, and I think he may have even taught some of the big wigs how to play.
M: It is quite possible, but I still say he cries out turn one.

B: Well, that will have to remain to be seen. On to match two. This one is Michael S with Yu Jing versus Patrick M with Ariadna. Talk about two different sides of the track.
M: Indeed. Mike will bringing speed and mobility, while Patrick will be bringing numbers and firepower. I think it will really come down to Mike's use or not use of the Impetuous orders. If he gets caught out in the open with enough firepower, Patrick will take him down.
B: That's true Mark, but I think that Patrick will be hard pressed to keep up with Mike's speed. With a good mission pool Mike will have the upper hand. With a little bit of terrain luck, Patrick could be in a real tough place.
M: Looks like this one is up for debate, we will just have to see how it goes down.

M: Match three will be Nabors versus Paul. This is a Pan O versus Ariadna match.
B: This one looks to be hot. Nabors has been a loose contender for his entire Infinity career. He tend to bring a lot of guns to the fight, generally bringing down opponents with sheer weight of shots.
M: While that is near fact, I think that Paul is the one to watch in this match, Bob. He started out rough, but picks up more tricks with every passing game. He is a quick study, and quickly adapts his opponent's strategies to use as his own. His first match was against Nate. Nate used some rules that Paul had no idea even existed, but by game two, Paul was using them fluently. He was able to bring Patrick to a 4-4 draw on his second game. I expect him to climb the ranks very quickly.
B: Mark, clearly Nabors will have Paul's number though. He is by far the more experienced and has been watching Paul during his rise, and will be able to counter the simple tricks Paul is using.
M: I wouldn't call them simple, Bob. Paul remains my favorite for this match. But these next two contestants are a much closer pick.

B: Indeed, Bob. This is a Pan O versus Pan O match. Both of these guys had rough starts in the prelims, neither gaining a big W.
M: That is true Mark, but I do think one of them will walk away from this round with a win.
B: This game will be all about who scores the most points. I think whoever can get the most points will win this game.
M: Yes, Bob, that will be a deciding factor, but also, who can keep his opponent from getting more points will also stand a chance of winning.
B: Either way Bob, getting more points or keeping their opponent from getting more points, I do believe one of these guys will be able to take home the win.

M: Well, Bob, it looks like some hard matches ahead, and it is only round one of the scored events.
B: Indeed, Mark. And we still have three more rounds to go. At this point it is anyone's league.
M: Until next time, this is Mark.
B: And this is Bob.
M: Signing off for the Infinity League Report.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Nate for taking the brunt of this write up, as my opponent he took the most crap. Hope he is a good sport, and doesn't cry TOO much when I stomp his face. Also, the views and opinions expressed are mine and do not, necessarily, reflect the opinions of the Knights of the Gaming Table or their sponsors, though we are all jerks, so they may be similar.