Another week, another issue out late. I don't even actually have a due date, but it's the thought that counts. Forest Wizards has recently recruited Direndai as a Junior Member! Big moment here, we're growing again. Remember that Celebrity interview I promised last week? Well, I managed to catch hold of @Jade303 , and he's got a wealth of information to share with us! Spoiler: Long interview is Long Magic Elves says: So jade, when did you first get into Cardhunter? jade303 says: Over a year ago. I first read about in on Nerfnow.com, which had come up on a seemingly innocuous internet search. Magic Elves says: So now, after a year of experience, you're at ELO 1600. Any tips you've learnt that you'd like to share? jade303 says: Figure out what items people are using, and then try and figure out why. You need to master a variety of cards, both common ones and rares. The cards are important, but the items they are on are important too- make sure you pick ones that balance token cost with quality. I think another key part of playing well is to know your own playstyle, and try to build around it. If you're aggressive, play aggressive. If you're a strategist, play like a strategist. And most of all, learn to adapt. jade303 says: Oh and if you want the best tip of all, mobility is EVERYTHING. Magic Elves says: "Learn to adapt". Truer words about multiplayer are hard to find. How's your deck adapting to this month's maps, jade? jade303 says: Had to throw in some Cleansing cards and Nimble Strikes to deal with the terrain on these maps- especially on the River. jade303 says: If I was still using my Wizard + 2 warriors, I would be using Smoke Bomb and extra Lava terrain to clear away flash floods and acid. Magic Elves says: So jade, do you have any embarrassing stories about Cardhunter you want to share? jade303 says: Umm not really a story, but a fact. You know how most people keep 3's of everything? I probably have the largest collection of rare boots- up to two dozen of any individual kind, and for no clear reason I have 15 Gauntlets Of The Giant as well. What can I say, boots are the most important items in the game. jade303 says: Everything else I have 3 or less of lol. Magic Elves says: Speaking of item collections, do you have any particular favorite item? jade303 says: It would have to be The Lunginator. That is my favorite item! I drew a figurine equipped with it. Magic Elves says: Finally, the last question. What do you think will be the next big thing for Cardhunter? jade303 says: The next big thing? I have no idea. We've got a surge of new players, new co-op adventures, and an expansion in the works, so what's not to look forwards to? Magic Elves says: Alright, thanks for being here, jade! jade303 says: No problem! This week is Cardhunterian Help a Rookie Week! Sure you should be doing this at all times, just like that Live Healthy week or Talk Like a Pirate day, but we've got a lot more new players, and they're going to need a lot more helping! Recommended items for this week are Novice Bruising, Electroporter Novice, and Novice Guidance. Mace Of The Angry Novice is not a good idea. No sign of Christmas yet, but keep your fingers crossed! Unless the Loot Grinch stole jolly Saint Nyssa's Gifting Bag, we'll probably be seeing those frosty holiday exclusives soon. In the meantime, we're currently accepting suggestions for the paper's name, so if you have any ideas that aren't blatantly self promoting (unless it's of Forest Wizards) or really bad puns (unless they're Cardhunter related), PM me a suggestion, and you might be featured along with the name you chose in the next issue! Until then, Happy Hunting!