Mini’s Copy Quest Druid

Copy the druid’s quest reward, guff with spikeshell spell! The copies will also grant you +8 attack and +8 armor!

You can also copy Moonfang, Venomous Scorpion and Wickerclaw or Encumbered Mule and Park Panther in a pinch, with the Farmer x2 Cards.

I’ve sped up the completion of the quest a little by adding Venomous Scorpion x2 and Entrapped Sorceress x2, which might help you discover what you need (basically, more attack spells to complete the quest I’d assume). Or heck, another arbor up or solar eclipse which could help. Most druid spells are pwnage. These minions stay in).

Finally, my favorite druid win condition is Solar Eclipse + Arbor Up, usually on turn 7 (2+5), which, if both are cast, twice buffs whatever is on the board plus spawns four buffed minions. Usually that’s enough for me. But what do I know. I’m an amateur and this is a sport. Delegate elsewhere as necessary until I am ill. jk jk. Back to creating decks for y’all. ill Mini, yo.

Mini’s Copy Druid (v1.0)

Class: Druid

Format: Standard

Year of the Gryphon

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2x (0) Pounce

1x (1) Lost in the Park

2x (1) Vibrant Squirrel

2x (2) Encumbered Pack Mule

2x (2) Mark of the Spikeshell

2x (2) Solar Eclipse

2x (2) Wickerclaw

2x (3) Entrapped Sorceress

2x (3) Feral Rage

2x (3) Moontouched Amulet

2x (3) Northshire Farmer

2x (3) Venomous Scorpid

2x (4) Park Panther

2x (5) Arbor Up

1x (5) Moonfang

2x (5) Teacher’s Pet

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Mini’s Ogremancer Quest Warrior

Ogremancer counters all these spells being cast in the current meta. If you’re lucky enough to draw an ogremancer vs mage or warlock or shaman, or even quest hunter, it can be devastating. Pirate Warrior isn’t played very much. FIgured I’d mash the two up. Still working on this deck. Check back soon.

notable mentions: two one-cost pirates (not in deck).

Mini’s Ogremancer Pirate (v1.6)

Class: Warrior

Format: Standard

Year of the Gryphon

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1x (1) Raid the Docks

2x (1) Shiver Their Timbers!

2x (2) Bloodsail Raider

2x (2) Fogsail Freebooter

2x (2) Harbor Scamp

2x (3) Cargo Guard

2x (3) Southsea Captain

2x (3) Stormwind Freebooter

2x (4) Circus Amalgam

1x (4) Outrider’s Axe

2x (4) Sword Eater

2x (5) Ogremancer

1x (5) Overlord Runthak

2x (5) Stonemaul Anchorman

2x (6) Claw Machine

2x (7) Gorehowl

1x (7) Lothar

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Mini’s Psyche Split Shadow Priest

Warning: Cheese.

This deck is fun. You basically copy your voidtouched with Psyche Split which makes a copy of the buffed voidtouched! Don’t worry, it’s a shadow spell so you still enter shadow form at the beginning of the game. It’s a modification of the aggro shadowpriest deck that i’ve seen in tournaments. It aims to end the game early. This makes it so that you could potentially see up to 4 voidtouched’s per game instead of the usual two, maximizing your win conditions. I took Psyche Split over two legendaries from scholomance academy, which will rotate out soon. I save dust where I can!

4 zero-cost cards (Desk Imp x2 and Murloc Tinyfin x2) can be removed from the deck for Hysteria x2 and two other minions of your choice. I might squeeze in the two hysterias, but the problem is if you draw even a few spells in the early game, it can be devastating as it’s one less minion. So I prefer the 4 zero-cost cards to get on the board fast.

Mini’s Psyche Split (v1.5)

Class: Priest

Format: Standard

Year of the Gryphon

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2x (0) Desk Imp

2x (0) Murloc Tinyfin

2x (0) Raise Dead

2x (1) Frazzled Freshman

2x (1) Imprisoned Homunculus

2x (1) Voidtouched Attendant

2x (2) Cult Neophyte

2x (2) Encumbered Pack Mule

2x (2) Kul Tiran Chaplain

2x (2) Twilight Deceptor

2x (2) Wriggling Horror

2x (3) Shadowed Spirit

2x (3) Traveling Merchant

1x (5) Darkbishop Benedictus

2x (5) Psyche Split

1x (6) Cornelius Roame

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Mini’s Quest Warlock Deck

I take many spells and tamsin, which duplicates them. Two curious things about me: I take two imps AND two hyenas that damage you in this deck; to speed up quest completion. I also take deathwing as an extra late-game clear and 12/12 minion. The Deathlock deck; the Hyena Deck; call it what you will. I call it Quest Warlock.

notable mentions: I have no battlemaster (adjacent minions have windfury) and i’ve removed the two Dark Alley Pacts I usually like playing with handlock builds. The only way to really win in this deck is to take fatigue after quest completion. That’s all this quest aims to do. It does have 5 clears; two soul rends, two entitled customers and deathwing, 3 of which discard cards per minion killed. So there’s that. You’ll get to fatigue fast if you draw these cards.

Mini’s Quest Warlock (v2.1)

Class: Warlock

Format: Standard

Year of the Gryphon

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2x (0) Raise Dead

2x (1) Flame Imp

1x (1) The Demon Seed

2x (1) Touch of the Nathrezim

2x (2) Drain Soul

2x (2) Hecklefang Hyena

2x (2) Unstable Shadow Blast

2x (3) Backfire

1x (3) Tamsin Roame

2x (4) Soul Rend

2x (4) Spice Bread Baker

1x (6) Anetheron

2x (6) Barrens Scavenger

2x (6) Entitled Customer

1x (10) Deathwing the Destroyer

2x (10) Flesh Giant

2x (10) Goldshire Gnoll

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Decks: Mini’s Dark Alley Warlock

On turn four, if you tap twice on turn two and three, if you mulligan for Dark Alley Pact and have it in hand, you can play a huge minion. This often works against non-aggro decks like Mage, which don’t play many early minions; but use this deck at your own peril! It’s NOT quest lock by the way; one extra card on turn one and in the mulligan to draw Dark Alley Pact!

Mini’s Dark Alley (v6.0)

Class: Warlock

Format: Standard

Year of the Gryphon

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2x (0) Raise Dead

2x (1) Touch of the Nathrezim

2x (2) Drain Soul

2x (2) Unstable Shadow Blast

2x (3) Backfire

1x (3) Tamsin Roame

2x (4) Dark Alley Pact

2x (4) Hysteria

2x (4) Spice Bread Baker

2x (5) Siphon Soul

1x (6) Anetheron

2x (6) Barrens Scavenger

2x (6) Battleground Battlemaster

2x (6) Entitled Customer

2x (10) Flesh Giant

2x (10) Goldshire Gnoll

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Explanation:

With Anetheron, two flesh giants, and two Dark Alley Pacts, that’s potentially 5 to 9 eight+ attack minions, if you count Tamsin Roame copying Dark Alley Pact and you ressurecting Anetheron or the Two Flesh Giants. Holy Schmokes! That’s alot of firepower! 8/8 or 9/9 as early as turn 4!

The idea is to get battlemaster down (adjacent minions have windfury) and/or just face down the enemy. Dark Alley Pact can be cast as early as turn 4, and again on turn 5 if you have both copies in hand. Both copies can also be copied, yes they’re shadow spells, if Tamsin Roame is on the board! Also try to use her before casting Siphon Soul, an execute which costs 5 mana, or any other shadow spells – you’ll get a free zero-cost copy of all shadow spells you cast when she’s on the board.

Mulligan for Dark Alley Pact. Discard everything else except perhaps Entitled Customer and Anetheron. You could theoretically tap on turns 2 and 3 and drop Dark Alley Pact on turn 4 (vs Quest Mage, for example, who has very few minions, this could work). Then Battlemaster (adjacent minions have windfury) is mega damage on turn 6.

Alternately, if you draw Tamsin Roame, you could hold off till your hand is absolutely full and it’s turn 7, to cast Dark Alley with her on the board. She’ll give you a free, zero-cost copy, which you can immediately play for two large minions on Turn 7.

Decks: Mini’s Arbor Up Druid

September 2021 – United In Stormwind deck

Win conditions: Solar Eclipse + Arbor Up. (note: Kiri provides a third solar eclipse to the deck). Know when to place oracle on turn 3 and when to keep her for turn 5 or 7 with some two-cost minions; so that you can be guaranteed she copies one or two of them. Basically you’re playing cheap cost minions and buffing them with Solar Eclipse + Arbor Up, or Solar Eclipse + Pride’s Fury, or Cenarius (+2/+2 to all other minions).

Notable card mentions: Two landscaping cards can also be taken. For 3 mana you get two 2/2 minions. Any cheap minions that stick to the board early that can catch a buff are extremely useful.

Mini’s Arbor Up (v4.6)

Class: Druid

Format: Standard

Year of the Gryphon

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2x (1) Vibrant Squirrel

2x (2) Encumbered Pack Mule

2x (2) Florist

2x (2) Imprisoned Vilefiend

2x (2) Mark of the Wild

2x (2) Solar Eclipse

2x (2) Toad of the Wilds

2x (2) Wickerclaw

2x (3) Oracle of Elune

1x (4) Kiri, Chosen of Elune

2x (4) Pride’s Fury

2x (5) Arbor Up

1x (5) Moonfang

2x (5) Teacher’s Pet

1x (6) Cairne Bloodhoof

2x (6) Runic Carvings

1x (8) Cenarius

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Decks (from: “Neologisms”)

Decks is a new neologism of mine. Because I am a paranoid schizophrenic, I frequently write things that don’t make sense to anybody else. It’s no wonder i’m a writer and an part-time English undergrad. I am constantly explaining my zany thoughts and crazy concepts by writing about them.

Here’s my latest game with the voices in my head:”Decks”.

Decks are the sum-total of your human thoughts. They’re lines of information. They’re human thoughts collected, one by one, with each line played in the subconscious turned into a card and left in the memory. When played by recalling the line, a response is heard!

The voices that reply with their own lines, can be anything from a made up character’s reaction to an emulated celebrity’s unauthentic voice, telling you what it thinks.

Some decks are opposed. This is where I have created a classification of decks, “heaven decks” and “hell decks”. You’re usually either in heaven, where the rule of law is respected, or in hell, where the rule of law isn’t respected at all.

Criminals and their consortium, though they’d just as soon lie to you and tell you they’re in heaven, are actually in some sort of living hell, breaking rules, breaking the law, and well, living a sort of “hell” that most regular people tend to avoid by being honest, hard working, law abiding, “heaven decks” and good citizens.

This book I’m writing, dubbed “Decks”, is about a world where people collect thoughts like a card-game with each thought a valuable card. Whenever a valuable thought spawns, a price is listed and can sell, trade, or discard it.

I’ve played “Decks” by myself, since telepathy is not live -but i hear replies, people i.e. characters/voices buying cards, bidding, trading cards, using cards/lines, etc in my head. My interesting and complicated inner world is constantly updating me with what I call data or information.

Who knows where this might go? I wonder if anybody connects to my brain and chats with me or if all of my work is uniquely my own and made up. I get a little paranoid sometimes, but i’m harmless.


Your secular artist,

Steve Mini from the 6ix.

My reading pledge: an hour a day: 24-36 books a year.

I’ve pledged to read about 25 paperback pages, or a minimum of an hour a day, every day for life.

I’m a part-time English literature undergrad, who takes a course at the prestigious University Of Toronto every year.

This year I realized that I would have to read 8 books and about twenty short stories for my two half-courses.

I figured what the heck. Might as well dock it, time it, and make sure it occurs. Why not every day for life?

At about an hour’s reading, you could knock off a book every two weeks. That’s 2-3 books a month. That’s probably 24-36 books a year.

To commiserate “my yout”; which wasted on video games, and sci-fi and fantasy books, I will attempt to read, on a kindle, the top 100 of science fiction and fantasy books. That’s more than 100+ books. This could take me three to five years if I put in the work and read for about an hour a day. (edit: It’s actually several hundred books. It could take me a decade or more to read all of them if I’m reading at one hour a day!)

By that time I should be finishing my degree in English literature and starting to spend more and more of my free time writing and less of it playing things like World Of Warcraft.

Besides, I’m a hearthstone streamer now. Don’t @ me. one or two seshes a week and all the quests are done.

I even have two twitch accounts for now, none of which is partnered (so you can’t subscribe, but you can follow me):

www.twitch.tv/StephenMiniotis

www.twitch.tv/NCSmuzik

Anyway, back to reading. I would love for this to eventually be a charity goal of mine. And if I complete it, I donate to charity or raise funds. I’m huge into literacy and books. Would also love to be a sponsored reader somehow. We’ll see.

If you pledge today to beat me and read more than me, I will smile. I think often how many people don’t read at all and it terrifies me. I hope this inspires you. Despite my illness (i.e. distracting voices, schizophrenia), I will persevere and even graduate.

Yours truly,

Steve Mini from the 6ix.

Edit: Post-script: Actually, the top 100 books of all time are several hundred volumes. eg. Lord Of The Rings is 3-4 books. Reading them all could take me longer than I thought, possibly a decade. Anyway, my kindle is now loaded up and ready to go!

Cheers.

The Grave Diggers “Letterheads” Letter Club

note: I might edit this as more information becomes available. It’s just a silly idea for now. I claim to be a concept artist. Some of my concepts fail. Check back soon. August 2021.

As a part-time undergraduate of a self-professed ivy league and prestigious “Ecole” so to speak; and an English literature specialist therein and a member of a fraternity whose members include 5 or 6 United States Presidents; I am officially organizing a letter club. I reside a student of St. Michael’s College, University Of Toronto where I’m still an undergraduate to this day. (this letter club is unendorsed and unaffiliated with the University Of Toronto. In fact, there are no secret societies on campus. We might include members from all walks of life, unaffiliated with the University. I’m just mentioning that I’m getting educated part-time. This is not an endorsement).

I’d like to also mention that I was the first founding member and president of the Toronto Poetry Club on meetup.com, which grew to a few thousand members. I am now unaffiliated with the meetup; I believe it grew too fast and accepted anybody who was interested. I wanted a small, close-knit community of regulars. The meetup as far as I know is still going to this day.

I was also briefly a newsroom journalist at the daily of the University; and was elected to their Board of Directors one year, until a bout of Paranoid Schizophrenia ended my journalism aspirations. It would take me months, years to recover and I subsequently refused to publish, except online. I remain unrepresented and poorish. But that’s another story for another time.

Anyway, in this “club” I’d like to keep our membership a secret and recruit only a few able and willing people to write letters. So far, I’m the only known member. It might be that way for some time. I’m the face of the iteration. Heck, I might die the only member ever outed. And that’s okay with me; And maybe nobody’ll join. We’ll see.

I would have liked to add: we’ll invite you if we’re interested, and if you ask to join then no; but asking to join, until we have several more members, is currently allowed. So use the contact tab and ask me politely if you’re interested in penning letters and joining what I’m calling a secret society, really.

I might publish some of our letters eponymously, and sign the letter: “Diggers” meaning all of us, for one of our mottos might be: “from nothing to something;” or “from one thing, many others” or as I often like to say “from nothing to nothing with nothing”. Who really signed the letter? Does the entire club take responsibility for the content of the letters? Such trifles are currently under development and I’m thinking about how to tackle these sorts of issues. Come on aboard and let’s talk through these problems together, you and I.

For more information about nothing, see the Greeks perspective on it, here:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/128576/the-greeks-and-nothing-a-philosophical-perspective/

I was also inspired by Shakespeare’s usage of Grave Diggers. Curiously, they were poor and witty, and mocked the speech of lawyers and their superiors. Perhaps my ironic letters, by a poor person, who embraces slang and inappropriateness, signed “Diggers” are a nod to Shakespeare’s Grave Diggers.

I’m not gonna lie; as a Paranoid Schizophrenic, I wish that we could telepathically communicate. As far as I can tell, I’m the only member who hears voices and auditory hallucinations. I joke that I’m a “letterhead”; and that the letters write themselves; for, I hear voices in my head talking to me. From whence do the letters come? Is it from my own imagination? Is it from nothing or from something else? I’ll leave that to you. It gets ethical and philosophical. “From nothing to nothing with nothing”.

I hope that you enjoy our letters, if we ever publicly release them. You’ll know if you receive one. Or if I post one on this blog. But other than that, kindly leave us alone.

You can use the contact tab to ask me any questions about the letter club. Or if you have any ideas about who should receive a letter, and what it’s contents might look like – I dislike doing all the homework. Send me materials. No promises. And I won’t credit you. But i’ll take a look.

Steve Mini from the 6ix.

One final joke, in Minecraft, the popular video game, Steve “Mini” famously digs all the time. I play video games all day and eschew my education and wealth. I’ll graduate some day, promise mum! I take just one course per year. You need 20 courses to graduate. That’s 20+ years. I’m at about 15/20 so far. Go figure. I suppose That “Steve Mini, Digger” is really a video game reference as much as it is a cultural and Shakespearean one.

If I could spend all my time in heaven, I’d want to play massively multiplayer online video games and smoke weed, just like I do here on earth. Is earth heaven, then? Am I living the dream, and getting educated to boot? Have I already arrived at my destination: heaven on earth? Very mini-esque. I’ll leave such musings for the letters, and you.

As I often quip, because of my paranoid schizophrenia:

Logically insane, and ineffectually so.

Steve Mini from the 6ix.

PS: I wouldn’t mind if some of our letters to include pop culture references, misspellings or misuses, slang, typos, errors, and other common mistakes associated with the “lower class”. We don’t respect the rules or etiquette, so why should you? As you can probably tell, I’m not worried about typos -and I’m an English literature undergrad, for chris’sakes.

PSS: We might move to open letters, and publish online. This would be convenient for all of us, as we wouldn’t need to care who received the letter or who read it. And we could grow an audience.