Enter the Bandit

Hey everyone, I’ve been playing more and more of Clash Royale in the past few months after I got my new iPhone 7 for Christmas. One of the things I like about CR is that just as it’s starting to get a tiny little bit boring, they manage to release some really cool new things. The latest is a new Legendary card called The Bandit. She’s pretty cool.

The Bandit is unlocked in the Jungle Arena (Stadium 9). She’s a troop which has the capacity to dash to targets that are nearby, dealing double damage if she hits with her dash against a target. Boom!

On defense, it’s possible for you to prevent a the Bandit devastation by setting poor units to be able to stop her from unleashing her dash attack on your more powerful units to target poor components including Skeletons.

The Bandit cannot dash towards targets which are within 4 tiles of her.

With no dashboard, she’s low strike and could be killed with any mini-swarm like Goblin or Guards Gang.

The Bandit is extremely powerful against components which can be spread out as her dash attack can quickly catch up out components and deals double damage.

The Bandit can flit through The Log as well as boulders without getting knocked back.

If your Spawner building is spot 3 tiles from the Bandit being subsequently placed by the river in the border of the river can enable her to dash to the Spawner building although this doesn’t work with buildings that are defensive.


Here are the vital statistics for a Level 1 Bandit. Look at that Dash Damage!

Except that among the players gets to pick who’ll make use of the Bandit in this challenge, gameplay resembles a routine Draft Challenge. They will probably have the ability to acquire the Bandit in the event the player reaches 12 wins for the very first time.


In the Bandit Challenge, you can choose to play her or give her to your opponent. Personally, I chose the Prince. Bad choice. I lost.

The Bandit gets the same hit points as a Night Witch of equivalent amount (note: the Night Witch is an upcoming card. Not yet in the game)

Her dash damage does then Battle Ram, Dark Prince, and the Prince, but she’s also quicker than them.

Here’s a weird and interesting bit of trivia I picked up about the Bandit: her personal name is Juno, in the event the language is establish to Japanese, as is shown. Very odd. But go, Juno!

P.S. Like the screenshots? I’m trying to include more of them in my game articles. Pictures > Words, right?


March 18, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . games. Leave a comment.

75th Anniversary of the Capture of the Enigma Machine

OK, this one is a little random, but today is the 75th anniversary of the capture of the Enigma Machine. “What is the Enigma Machine,” you might ask? It was a special code-generating device used by the Germans in World War II. Many historians believe that the successful capture and subsequent decoding of the Enigma Machine was a critical turning point in the war.

The story of the decoding of the machine was recently told in the movie, The Imitation Game. It tells the story of how Alan Turing and a team of cryptographers broke the code. The movie doesn’t really cover the capture of the device, just all the drama that went into trying to figure it all out.

May 9, 2016. Tags: , , . dates. Leave a comment.

Mother’s Day

Today, Sunday May 8 is Mother’s Day. At least here in the United States. Everyone else around the world celebrates it earlier in the month.


The history of Mother’s Day in the USA is kind of interesting. It was first observed in 1907 at the request of Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, PA, who asked her church to hold a service in memory of all mothers on the anniversary of her mother’s death.

In 1909, two years after her mother’s death, Jarvis and friends began a letter-writing campaign to create a Mother’s Day observance.

Congress passed legislation in 1914 designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Some say the predecessor of Mother’s Day was the ancient spring festival dedicated to mother goddesses: Rhea (Greek) and Cybele (Roman).

You know what else today is? No Socks Day. It’s an entire day dedicated to not wearing socks. Hey, save some of that laundry today and give Mom a break!

Finally, here’s a really horrible looking movie called Mother’s Day. But maybe you can suck it up and take Mom to a chick flick for her special day. It stars Jennifer Aniston so at least it has that going for it.

May 8, 2016. Tags: , , . dates. Leave a comment.

Tchaikovsky’s Birthday

Hey, today (May 7) was Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky’s birthday. He was one of the best composers of all time. He was born on May 7, 1840. You probably know him best from The Nutcracker and Swan Lake but he also wrote a lot of different symphonies and concertos. He was a pretty accomplished composer and is one of my favorites.

Here’s a video of the 1812 Overture, which everyone knows by the cannons towards the end. Boom! Boom!

You know who else was born today? Johannes Brahms. Another classical music composer! It’s a good day to play some classical music to soothe the soul.

Brahm’s most important and famous work was Ein Deutsches Requiem. If you’re interested in hearing it, play this video from YouTube.

Yeah, I know, not as exhilarating as Tchaikovsky’s works, but still pretty amazing stuff.


May 7, 2016. club penguin. Leave a comment.

Free Comic Book Day

Today is Free Comic Book Day. All around the world, many local comic book stores will be giving away a free comic book. How totally awesome is that?

It’s a great chance to support your local comic book stores and check out some great new (or old!) comics. Personally, I’m a fan of the classics, like Tintin, Asterix and others, but today I’m going to head into my local shop and use the free book as an excuse to try something new and different.


Maybe some Indie comics for a change.

OK, what else is going on? I’m playing Clash Royale almost non-stop these days. If you haven’t tried it, it is a kind of new game from Supercell — the people who made Clash of Clans and Boom Beach.

The thing I like about the game is that it is fast. Easy to play and the battles only last a few minutes. So you can play while you’re waiting for the bus or something.

So far I haven’t spent any money on it but I feel like it is only a matter of time before I open up the wallet to get me some gems.

May 7, 2016. club penguin. Leave a comment.

Twisted Thicket Island Announced on Poptropica

The newest island on Poptropica will be called Twisted Thicket Island. It’s all about a deep, dark wood somewhere in Norway and you’ll come across lots of fabled and legendary creatures of the woods. The creators posted a pretty short trailer that shows off some of the things you’ll find on the island, which include:

  • a group of small weird creatures with red hair/hats.
  • a bulldozer
  • lots of vines to swing on
  • the Nokken
  • A smorgasbord!

Take a peek at the trailer right here!

March 14, 2012. Tags: , , , . poptropica. 1 comment.

Rockhopper’s Quest and Pink Shirt Day

This is cool. The other day the staff at Club Penguin in Canada posted a picture showing them all wearing pink shirts in support of anti-bullying day. Here is the picture.

Club Penguin Pink Shirts

Did you wear a pink shirt in Club Penguin to support anti-bullying?

The big even in Club Penguin right now is Rockhopper’s Quest. He arrived again and you get to help him discover Shipwreck Island. If you are a paid member on Club Penguin you can go inside a special room on Shipwreck Island. Everyone else can still do the main quest where you assemble a special beacon. It’s a fun adventure and the cool part is you get to set sail on the Migrator, which is Rockhopper’s ship!

If you play Poptropica, the big news is that the new Vampire’s Curse island just came out for paid members. In this island, you rescue some teenagers from the clutches of a vampire named Count Bram. You can get all the cheats for Vampire’s Curse Island here.

March 3, 2012. Tags: , , . club penguin. Leave a comment.

New Pins – Carrot and Gold Feather

Hey there’s not one but two new pins in Club Penguin this week. The first pin is the carrot pin which you can find over in the Night Club. It’s up on the stage in the back (look in the back right corner of the room).

Club Penguin Carrot Pin in Night Club

The carrot pin at the Night Club

The second pin is the Gold Feather. This is a special pin that’s here just for the Secrets of the Bamboo Forest play. In this special play, you need to go on a small quest and finding this pin is part of it. The pin is hidden outside of the Mine near the ice sculpture of Herbert the Polar Bear.

Club Penguin Gold Feather Pin Mine

The Gold Feather Pin outside the Mine.

October 8, 2010. Tags: , , , . club penguin, pins. Leave a comment.

Back on CP

Hi everybody. sorry it has been such a long time since I posted. I left CP for a while to play some other games because Club Penguin was getting a little boring. But I am back and playing a lot now. I have a lot of things to catch up on! The only thing I am kind of sad about is that now there is a big gap in my Club Penguin pins collection but oh well! I will make some fresh new posts about everything happening in Club Penguin again. See you all on the island. Waddle on!

April 17, 2010. Tags: , , , . club penguin. Leave a comment.

Snowman Pin in Club Penguin

The newest pin in Club Penguin is the Snowman Pin. You’ll find it in the Ski Lodge Attic. If you haven’t been there in a while, go to the Ski Village on your map and then go inside the Lodge. It’s the building on the left of the winter sport shop. Then walk to the back right corner where the ladder is and go up it.

The snowman pin is in the bottom left corner of the room, sitting on top of a cardboard box.

Snowman Pin in Ski Lodge Attic

December 20, 2009. Tags: , , . club penguin, pins. 1 comment.

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