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Scaper of the Week Interview #72 -- scorpiusx

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 05:19 PM by MegaSilver
Updated November 21st, 2011 at 05:25 PM by MegaSilver
Scaper of the Week Interview #72

First off, I would like to apologize for the lateness of this Scaper of the Week. His internet connection vanished days before I could get him to answer these questions. However, thanks to Dysole having his phone number, this interview has been completed. So, say thanks to Dysole for the continuing saga of the Scapers!

I for one consider this week's Scaper the second-best CoN player in the game, only beat by the very Scaper he chose for next week. He knows what you are doing, even when you do not. He's a sleuth, even in the open...

-Scaper of the Week #72 -


Who are you?
Blake Bagby from Paducah, KY. Feel free to look me up on Facebook if you so desire.

Who, or what, is your avatar and how did you come up with your username?
My avatar is a Nazgul. I've had it for years now. I got it back when I was technologically inept and didn't know how to transfer any image into .gif format. Naturally I just stole this ready-made avatar from some guy on a random forum. ^_^ I liked Lord of the Rings and thought it looked cool. It also has given me what I would consider an imposing, merciless, yet chillaxed face in CoN. My temporary switch to a pillow pet last year was not well received amongst my scheming contemporaries.
My username just sounded like something catchy and cool in my 13 year old mind. I'm not a huge fan of scorpions and my horoscope is Leo. And for the record, I joined the boards before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released so there is no connection to the character Scorpius in that story.

Age: 18

Occupation? Currently unemployed.

Allegiance and why?
I'm definitely one of the guys from the Marvel set. People have these massive debates about what archetype exactly to classify me in but ultimately I am in this own little class all my own, and it's flat out annoying for everyone else. ^_^

When did you get into HeroScape and why?
If I recall correctly, I started in the Christmas of 2004...or at least the first Christmas after the game's release. It looked fun, so I was sold.

Favorite aspect of HeroScape and why?
I haven't played in ages sadly but my favorite part of the game is the amazing people who play it. I love you guys!

Favorite Unique Hero and why?
Ne-Gok-Sa for inspiring the addictive and amazing game of CoN.

Favorite Uncommon Hero and why?
Fen Hydra for being a bawss.

Favorite Common Hero and why?
Swog Rider because orc support is awesome.

Favorite Unique Squad and why?
Elite Onyx Viper because Vipers are my favorite Heroscape species plus I really enjoyed playing as one of these guys in the Alizarin Cave.

Favorite Common Squad and why?
Armoc Vipers again because I like vipers and these guys are sturdy, speedy, and underplayed.

Favorite Custom Unit and why?
Glacial Lynxaur because damja+Uruz Keep='nuff said.

Favorite Special Ability and why?
Mindshackle, baby! It's the ability that is the basis for the game that has consumed soooo much of my time.

Favorite Map and why?
I honestly have no opinion on maps so I'll go with Table of the Giants. Let's see how many people remember that one.

Agent Skahen or Omnicron Sniper?
Ah, two of my best RP performances, imo. The Omnicron Sniper was more fun. Basically I did it to show Dysole that I could in fact, be just as random as he was. I filled the sniper up with every stream of conscience and humorous pop culture reference that crossed my mind, and the result was a highly enjoyable character. But Skahen was the better character. Being based on the five months I spent in emotional turmoil over a girl that ultimately led me on and used me. Skahen was at times painful to write for, but I'm confident that there is nothing out there like her. She was highly, highly personal for me. I think a lot of people connected to her, because at some point, at some level, everyone has unfortunately had a Clarece Skahen in their life.

Anything you'd change about the game - a unit, rule, or mechanic?
Make Deathwalker 7000 common! Wouldn't make him competitive necessarily but an army of exploding windup toys sounds like fun to me! ^_^

What do you enjoy most about Heroscapers.com?
Obviously The Curse of Ne-Gok-Sa. I get to interact with some amazing and intelligent people who are generally good sports about all of the lying, manipulation, and verbal bouts. If you are reading this and have yet to play a round of CoN, JOIN THE NEXT ROUND. There is nothing else like it.

Favorite HeroScape moment:
Staying up literally all night in a five person free for all on a BSA outing.

Another board game you enjoy and why?
I'm not a huge board gamer so let's go with a standard deck of playing cards. Ultimate Spoons is so brutal it's fun. hehehe.

Three true things and one lie about yourself:
1. I've never been in a true fight.
2. I'm terrified of mice.
3. I condition my hair with Aussie.
4. I am Batman.

Other interests?
I like weight lifting, critically acclaimed films of the 21st century, and being with friends. And coffee, slinkies, pillow pets, and hugs.

Five Fun Favorites

Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars

Favorite Movie Of All Time: Lord of the Rings trilogy

Favorite book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Favorite sport: Futbol Americano

Favorite food: Pepperoni Pizza

What do you enjoy about Curse of Ne-Gok-Sa (CoN)?
I am a person who loves to compete. CoN allows me to do so with some great people in both a creative and psychological way. As bad as it sounds, I love the rush of taking on someone in a life-or-death argument in a game day, and then watch them get voted out by my case. This game has plenty of mental gymnastics, but at it's heart, much of it is quite primal.

What is your favorite local TV ad?
We don't have any hilariously bad local TV ads around here believe it or not. Not what you'd expect from Western Kentucky.

How did you earn your title?
I got most improved CoNner after topping said poll at the first CoNny Awards. The sleuth part was for correctly guessing the most player identities during the first CoN Masquerade. Ironically enough, I didn't play in that round, yet was still more accurate than those who did.

Any Heroscapers member you'd really like to play against?
Dysole. He'd kick my a** but we'd have fun nonetheless. The guy seems really chill, part Einstein, part devoted stoner buddy (in a good way).

What message do you have for the community?
Join the CoN subforum of this site. I sound like a cult leader recruiting followers but it is seriously mucho fun.

What Units would you like to see in the next Unit Debate?
Has Hatamoto Taro vs. Deathwalker 7000 been done yet?

Who do you pick for the next 'Scaper of the Week?
I'm keeping the CoN players coming with the best strategist in the game: Ravenhale.
Total Comments 9


Ranior's Avatar
Nice interview, glad to see Scorp is still alive in the world.

Else, I'm guessing us CoNners overtaking the Scaper of the Week is gonna drive some people slightly nuts...its like recruitment week after wekk. (For the record you should join...)

But in all seriousness, Scorp is not Batman, so I'm gonna say #4 is the lie.

Else, good to see these are back.
Posted November 21st, 2011 at 06:28 PM by Ranior Ranior is offline
MegaSilver's Avatar
I'm going to keep asking that question, just because it seems neccessary since we are CoNNers.

Guys, it would be very nice to try AT LEAST one game of CoN to see if you like it or not. That's all we ask.
Posted November 21st, 2011 at 10:19 PM by MegaSilver MegaSilver is offline
ZBeeblebrox's Avatar
As a CoNner Vet, trust me when I say you will have fun...so try it.

Nice interview.

#4 is a lie
Posted November 21st, 2011 at 10:57 PM by ZBeeblebrox ZBeeblebrox is offline
#4 is a lie, because I am Batman. Great interview, and I wish I could've gotten one more game in with scorp. Heck, maybe if the inactivity gets reduced I'll come back, which would be awesome for me.

~ABOM, slightly scared of knowing who Ravenhale is.
Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 12:26 PM by ABOMINATION ABOMINATION is offline
nyys's Avatar
CON Basic

CON Advanced (my head exploded far too easily)
Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 12:40 PM by nyys nyys is offline
MegaSilver's Avatar
Ah, don't say that! Advanced is the best version. (Well, actually the Keep is, since it combines day and night cycles.)
Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 12:52 PM by MegaSilver MegaSilver is offline
Swamper's Avatar
Basic rules the coop.
Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 08:08 PM by Swamper Swamper is offline
Advanced is the best. The best games go down to the wire in Advanced, because of all the variables. I enjoy a good game of Basic now and then, but the Advanced is the main dish.
Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 08:32 PM by ABOMINATION ABOMINATION is offline
Porkins's Avatar
#4 is the lie because IAmBatman is Batman.
Posted November 28th, 2011 at 10:38 AM by Porkins Porkins is offline
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