A Lightning Rod and the Monkey Mind #TheJackB

November 29, 2012

A Lightning Rod and the Monkey Mind

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Rush, Tom Sawyer

Jack Steiner is encouraging his readers to join him in writing blog posts based on a stream of consciousness (a.k.a. the monkey mind – in the not so humble opinion of the Zen masters).

The guidelines and Jack’s exercise in monkeying around is here:

http://www.thejackb.com/2012/11/25/the-write-words-for-weekend-writing

This post is my own exercise in monkeying around. I thought I’d go the extra mile for Jack.

I’m thinking about two days ago. I was drinking coffee and chatting with Mockingbird and Emma Frost about the lightning rod.

The Lightning Rod is a weapon in the Marvel Avengers Alliance browser game. It’s something you pay real cash for. It costs about $15. It’s also a limited edition item so if you didn’t buy it anytime in the last six days – you lucked out. Because the lightning rod is crap and it’s not going to advance your game – never mind the unlikely exceptions.

Sometimes, I write reviews about this kind of limited edition gear (and heroes) in The Hero School Review.

Thanks Emma.

So I was hanging out with Mockingbird and Emma like I said and the doorbell rings.

My least favorite person in the world is standing outside the door with four gorillas. I can just barely make out the faces by my security monitor. The lights in the hall are off – intentionally.

I fetch an axe and return to stand on the other side of the door. I raise the axe to the window above the door and tap it against the glass as I say loudly, Trouble never comes alone. It’s a Romanan proverb.

Sure, they heard me and they saw the head of the axe. I could feel their doubt and hesitation as their empty hearts fell out of their chests.

Yeah, it really happened just like that.

I’d like to tell you what happened next but according to Jack’s rules, this post has to come to an end. I have 30 seconds left to make my mark.

That’s ok. Because I have only two more things to say on the matter. The first repeats what Jack Steiner wrote. Because it applies here.

Don’t challenge me unless you are willing to take what comes with it.

The second is from another Rush song, Bravado.

We will pay the price, but we will not count the cost.

Stan Faryna
29 November 2012
Bucharest, Romania

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Honor glitters greatest in the human heart: P2 Graphic Novelette

November 20, 2012

Honor glitters greatest in the human heart…

A Marvel Avengers Alliance Graphic Novelette

by Stan Faryna and Brandy Hupperich Renfroe

Thanks also to Madalina Cristea for her work on the designs for the Omega honors.

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OMEGA GUILD FILE no. 0maa200912

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Queen, We Are The Champions

Glimpses of the Previous Episode:
All that Glitters is not Gold

All that glitters - A Marvel Avengers Alliance Graphic Novelette

All that glitters - A Marvel Avengers Alliance Graphic Novelette

All that glitters - A Marvel Avengers Alliance Graphic Novelette

Part Two

Emma Frost on stage

Emma Frost Quotes Abraham Lincoln

Emma Frost speaks about human ambition

Colossus speaks about Omega Guild's Honorees

Omega Guild's Guardian Honor

Captain America salutes the Guardians of Omega Guild

Omega Guild's Centurion Honor

Captain America salutes the Centurions of Omega Guild

Chuck Norris likes PVP in Marvel Avengers Alliance

Top 100 PVPers of Marvel Avengers Alliance

Emma Frost - Omega Poster Girl

Dr. Strange Recruitment Poster

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This graphic novellete is a fan generated, non-commercial and creative exercise in player generated content for Disney-Playdom’s game, Marvel Avenger’s Alliance.

The characters (Storm, DeadPool, Phoenix, Tony Stark, Cyclops, Nick Fury, and Captain America) are the property of Marvel-Disney.

You can play this free game here, join the Omega Guild Facebook Group, or subscribe to The Hero School Review – if you already play.

About the creatives

Brandy Hupperich Renfroe

Brandy Hupperich Renfroe is a wife, mama, graphic designer and cake baker extraordinaire. She loves dogs and has a huge crush on Thor.

Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna is a daddy, online strategist, entrepreneur, design wonk, and techno bohemian. Stan is currently working on a science fiction novel about the end of the world and everything else.

You can read some of Stan’s epic story here: https://stanfaryna.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/the-heart-of-a-hero


The Hero School Review: Uniforms for Phoenix, Emma Frost, Colossus and Cyclops

October 7, 2012

The Hero School Review: New Phoenix Five Uniforms

New Uniforms for Phoenix, Emma Frost, Colossus and Cyclops

Captain America

Credits: Concept by Stan Faryna. Artwork by Tabitha Moon.

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T H E   H E R O   S C H O O L   R E V I E W     I S S U E   NO.  6

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The Review for Gold Gear, Heros, Uniforms and Loot in Playdom’s Marvel Avengers Alliance Game for Facebook and Playdom.com

Edited by Stan Faryna

Superman, Five For Fighting

Even heroes have the right to bleed.

You can say that again. After a little, rough handling in Playdom’s hands, heroes tend to bleed. All over. [grin] Read the rest of this entry »


The Hero School Review: Gold Gear: Traumatic Post

August 31, 2012

The Hero School Review: Traumatic Post and Other Things

Reviews of Gold Gear and Otherly in the Marvel Avengers Alliance

by Stan Faryna

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T H E   H E R O   S C H O O L   R E V I E W    I S S U E   NO.  1

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Marvel Avengers Alliance: Gold Gear: Traumatic Post

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Hero School at SHIELD: Special Operations Handbook No. 2.3

July 25, 2012

Marvel Avengers Alliance Special Operations: Long Live The Queen: Mission 3

by Stan Faryna

Who is Emma Frost?

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Hero School at SHIELD: Special Operations Handbook No. 2.1

July 25, 2012

Marvel Avengers Alliance Special Operations: Long Live The Queen: Mission 1

by Stan Faryna

Who is Emma Frost?

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Unstable Iso-8 Gold Prices

1 Gold = 10 Unstable Iso-8s
10 Gold= 100 Unstable Iso-8s
25 Gold = 250 Unstable Iso-8s

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Marvel Avengers Alliance Special Operations: Long Live The Queen: Mission 1

Handbook No. 2.1 (You are here)
Handbook No. 2.2
Handbook No. 2.3

Chapter Briefing

The Hellfire Club is making trouble in Manhattan and the White Queen is leading them. So why is Emma Frost asking for help?

Chapter Master Reward

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Emma Frost

Emma Frost

Emma Frost, Tactician

Passive Powers

Diamond Body

Chance to predict the next attack, taking less damage, and removing the most harmful effects.

Inspiring Leadership

Increases all stats.

Powers

Psychic Tap

    1. Psychic Attack ignores most shield, evasion, counter and protect effects.
    2. Mental Anguish takes heavy damage after performing an offensive action.

War Diamond

    1. Organic Diamond removes most harmful effects from Emma Frost.
    2. Stun: 60% chance.

Unlock Potential

    1. Potential Unleashed raises all stats and removes most debuffs.
    2. Energize restores stamina to all allies

Mental Trauma

    1. Psychic Attack ignores most shield, evasion, counter and protect effects.
    2. Migraine reduces damage done on next attack

Mission Briefing

Mockingbird’s debrief mentioned the Hellfire Club and the White Queen. She was invesitgating near the Brooklyn Bridge before she was abducted. Is Emma Frost attacking SHIELD agents?

Boss Bonus

Sonic Fist – the loudest fist weapon ever built.

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Sonic Fist

Sonic Fist

Field Report

Deploy Missions: 5

1. Mr. Fantastic

Duration: 2 Battles
Best Prize: The Ripper
Cost: 10 Unstable Isos

2. Kitty Pryde

Duration: 1 Battle
Best Prize: 1 First Aid Kit
Cost: 10 Unstable Isos

3.  Black Panther

Duration: 1 Battle
Best Prize: 1 Hologram Generator
Cost: 10 Unstable Isos

4. Any Hero

Duration: 3 Battles
Best Prize: The Ripper
Cost: 10 Unstable Isos

5. Any Hero

Duration: 3 Battles
Best Prize: The Ripper
Cost: 10 Unstable Isos

Villains

Boss: Blob
Minibosses: Hellfire Elite and Avalanche

Threats

LOW THREATS (2)
Cost: 10 Unstable Isos and 10 Energy

Low Threat 1 and 2
2 Blasters

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Special Ops 2: Mission 1: Low Threat

Special Ops 2: Mission 1: Low Threat

MEDIUM THREATS ()
Cost: 10 Unstable Isos and 10 Energy

Medium Threat 1, 2 and 3

Wave 1
1 Bruiser and 1 Blaster

Wave 2
2 Tacticians

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Special Operations 2: Mission 1: Medium Threat

Special Operations 2: Mission 1: Medium Threat

HIGH THREATS (1)
Cost: 10 Unstable Isos and 10 Energy

Wave 1
2 Blasters and 1 Tactician

Wave 2
2 Infiltrators

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Special Ops 2: Mission 1: High Threat

Special Ops 2: Mission 1: High Threat

Hellfire Elite (Mini-Boss)

Cost: 20 Unstable Isos and 10 Energy
Team Up: Storm

Wave 1
1 Blaster, 1 Tactician and 1 Infiltrator

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Hellfire Elite

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Hellfire Elite

Boss Fight

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Special Ops 2: Mission 1: Boss Fight

Special Ops 2: Mission 1: Boss Fight

Boss: Blob
Minibosses: Avalanche (Scrapper)
Special Bonus: Two Bird Bonus
Team Up: Phoenix
Cost: 20 Unstable Iso and 10 Energy
Best Boss Reward:

Wave 1
Avalanche, 1 Blaster and 1 Infiltrator

Wave 2
Blob

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You might find my other Marvel Avengers Alliance Guides to be helpful:
Levels 00-10 Guide >> http://wp.me/pbg0R-RA
Levels 11-30 Guide >> http://wp.me/pbg0R-Sm
Levels 31-40 Guide >> http://wp.me/pbg0R-Tb
Levels 41-53 Guide >> http://wp.me/pbg0R-Uk
Levels 54-65 Guide >> http://wp.me/pbg0R-V2
Looking for free silver, gold, shield points and gear for Marvel Avengers? Feel free to visit and LIKE my fan page and get official Playdom links – not those tricky-fishy-creepy third party links.
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Stan Faryna
25 July 2012
Bucharest, Romania

Hero School at SHIELD: Special Operations Handbook No. 2.2

July 25, 2012

Marvel Avengers Alliance Special Operations: Long Live The Queen: Mission 2

by Stan Faryna

Who is Emma Frost?

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