|APPRENTICE MASTER OF THE GUILD OF THE BLACK ART (GBA)
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Hello, new players! Players below 1600 ELO happily included as well.
I, and an organisation of other players known as the Guild of the Black Art, will gladly help out new and beginning players! Show you the ropes, analyse your games, teach you moves, etc.
Did you know there's more than just the plain game, there's also a forum at http://slarty.proboards56.com/index.cgi, people will help you, and there are league battles which you can play as member of a clan? Have a little fun by smacking around other clans. GBA supports this work! And we're not just n00bs - we have the 2007 & 2008 Tournament Champions as members, and from 2006 the Team Champions.
I or one of my fellow Guildmen may even take you on as apprentice, if I/we currently don't have one! Being an apprentice carries some responsibility, but little burden. Plus, you get to make some Warlock buddies. Sure, I make mistakes too (especially sloppy play), but even I have stuff to teach.
See http://games.ravenblack.net/player/Freesoul.html for GBA info.
Note: I will force surrender and expect it to be forced - no hard feelings. Yes, even if you are my apprentice.
Memorable duels (before introduction of the clans):
68733 vs Freesoul: double death with Clap of Lighting and Giant
68655 vs Xade: an early mistake (in data input) leads me to play a very focused game (for my doing) to beat a most worthy opponent.
Best Ladder & Melee score: 12, 5
Best (ladder) position (of active players): 3. 2008-12-22
Highest: around 1720, IIRC
Helpful info for new players to get you started:
BEFORE PLAYING YOUR FIRST GAME
http://games.ravenblack.net/rules/1/challenges.html (Please be aware that most people prefer Maladroit ParaFC. Yes, it's a variant, but it is more common than the original game. So don't be afraid of it.)
AFTER PLAYING YOUR FIRST THREE GAMES
AFTER PLAYING YOUR FIRST TEN GAMES
Current Apprentice: salvor