[Chapter 53] Playing Cards
The individual race of the tenth season has already started. Yesterday when he saw people chatting about Uncle Chubby breaking the record of Purple Bamboo Forest in the group, Tang Muzhou ignored it. At that time, he was busy matching Shen An's competition deck. However today, Ye Zhu appeared again, saying that Uncle Chubby broke the record of Purple Bamboo Forest again, also breaking it three times consecutively ? !
Tang Muzhou had no choice but to pay attention to this matter, because the group had already started to discuss the card decks used in the record-breaking enthusiastically.
Pei Jingshan analyzed and said: "Judging from the time, the mobs are divided into two batches. Among Uncle Chubby's deck, there should be a taunting card that could pull 60 mobs at one time."
Ling Jingtang asked: "I remembered that Old Nie used the one-horned black rhinoceros to break the record last time?"
Nie Yuandao said "en", adding on: "The black rhinoceros' speed is not considered fast, it may be that Sun Ce's speed exceeds the black rhinoceros."
Speaking of the speed, Shan Lan who is very good at air attacks, has the most say: "My hawk falcon moves at a speed of 650%, which is the fastest moving card in the league. The speed of flying animals is relatively higher, but Uncle Chubby used a human card for the instance, could it be possible he made a flying human card?”
Ling Jingtang said: "If it can fly, then it is considered the god tribe, gods with angel wings can fly. Humans can fly, this system setting will not pass the examination."
Ye Zhu couldn't help but ridicule him: "Then could it be Sun Ce pulls monsters while riding a flying bird?"
Nie Yuandao pointed out the crucial point: "Riding a land animal, coupled with the speed bonus of the linkage skill, he may be able to do it."
Tang Muzhou did not participate in the discussion——he asked directly, who asked him to be more familiar with Uncle Chubby?
"Uncle Chubby, I heard that you broke the record of Purple Bamboo Forest. Which deck did you use, can you show me?" Tang Muzhou sent a private message to Xie Mingzhe.
"...... " Xie Mingzhe looked at the smurf account of 7456789 a little unexpectedly. After the beginning of the tenth season, he had no contact with Tang Shen for several days. He thought Tang Muzhou was concentrating on preparing for the game and won't login his smurf account. Unexpectedly, the other party suddenly sent a message at this time. Since Tang Muzhou was interested in the instance's deck, Xie Mingzhe was too lazy to conceal it. He directly took a screenshot in the instance and sent the latest intel of the cards to Tang Muzhou: "I used this set of cards."
——Sun Ce pulled mobs, assisted by Huang Gai, three Zhou Yu attacked together, with linkage between Sun Ce and Zhou Yu.
Tang Muzhou looked at the deck and narrowed his eyes slightly: "Linkage skill? Who taught you that?"
Xie Mingzhe glanced at Chen Qianlin and asked, "Master, Tang Muzhou asked me for the record-breaking deck information, and also asked who taught it, do I tell him?" Since he has already paid respects to the teacher, Tangshen could be considered as his senior brother?
(T/L: Senior male fellow student or apprentice, but I shortened to senior brother)
Chen Qianlin thought for a while and said, "Don't startle him first. It's now right in the middle of the competition, if he knows that I am back, Xiao Tang will definitely come to find me. There is no need to distract him. You just say that an expert that knows data is guiding you, the specific identity is not convenient to disclose."
Xie Mingzhe nodded and replied to Tang Muzhou in the original words: "An expert who knows data is guiding me, the specific identity is not convenient to disclose."
“Expert? No wonder you are progressing so fast, even learning how to do linkage skills." Tang Muzhou smiled, not asking more.
He thought that maybe a great god in the league discovered Uncle Chubby's talent and then guided him. He didn't at all think that the person who guided Xie Mingzhe was his mentor Chen Qianlin who had disappeared for nearly five years. Let alone think that this Uncle Chubby in the game has become his junior brother!
After ending the conversation with Tang Muzhou, Xie Mingzhe and Chen Qianlin took off their headpieces together because Chen Xiao called them to have lunch.
Chen Xiao's cooking is very good. Hisl home-made small dishes are complete in both flavor and taste. The pair ups of the meat and vegetables are even comparable to professional chefs.
After lunch, Chen Xiao said while cleaning up the tableware: "Xiao Xie, you stay here for the afternoon and chat with my brother. I have something to do so I'll go out for a trip, I'll come back to pick you up before dinner."
Xie Mingzhe felt uncertainned: "What's the matter? Do you need help?"
Chen Xiao said: "It is the matter of copyright with the Sanctuary Club. I hired a lawyer to go find Shao Bo in the afternoon."
Xie Mingzhe also doesn't quite understand the content of the contract he originally signed. However since the contract is due to be terminated, it is still more secure to issue a written contract termination letter, so that it will not be unclear in the future.
Chen Qianlin looked at his brother and reminded him, "Don't explain too much to him, the more you say, the more the faults there are. You just say that you will find a job yourself after graduating, when the contract expires, officially terminate it. When you debut in the future, supposing that your ability is too strong and aroused his suspicion, I will come forward to help you solve it."
Chen Xiao's heart felt warm, he whispered, "Brother, don't worry. I know how to do it."
Chen Qianlin nodded: "Go."
After Chen Xiao left, Xie Mingzhe was full of curiosity , but he was embarrassed to ask. Chen Qianlin sensed his doubts and explained: "Chen Xiao is not my blood-related brother, he was adopted by our family. Later, my parents died in an accident, so I raised Chen Xiao single-handedly. Shao Bo's family lives next door, Shao Bo has been taking care of us along the way since our parents left. I grew up together with him, so I trust him very much."
Xie Mingzhe nodded: "Oh... Chen Xiao also signed the contract because he trusted Shao Bo, right?"
Chen Qianlin's eyes flashed past a cold gaze: "Yes. If it wasn't for Chen Xiao who was too young at that time, and signed a contract hiding it from me, he would have now be a first-class player like Xiao Tang."
"Brother Chen and Tang Muzhou know each other?"
"They have a good relationship in private, and often used to discuss card designs together."
Talking about this, Chen Xiao is indeed pitiable, he wasted five years because of the contract problem. However, it is not too late. After the termination of the contract, the copyright belongs to him again. When next season starts, as long as one has strength, they won't be afraid there will be no results. Isn't there a late-coming player in Ghost Hell club? The demon race cards debuted in the third season and only made a reputation in the eighth season. Xie Mingzhe believes that Brother Chen can also do it.
At this moment, Xie Mingzhe's optical tablet suddenly popped up a message: "Your personal space has received a new system notification, please check it as soon as possible."
After downloading the Star Card app and binding to an account, the optical tablet will synchronize the emails in the player's personal space and the private chat with friends in real time, so that you don't have to worry about missing important information. The optical tablet that Master gave him was very useful.
Xie Mingzhe's fingerprint unlocking and opened the mailbox, he then saw a system notification with a string of words in red font––
"Dear card maker, greetings. Your card Sun Ce and Zhou Yu's linkage skills [Jiangdong Duo Hero] have passed the preliminary examination of the system, you can bring the card into an instance or the countryside. If you want to bring the card to compete in Star Domain Tournament, you must improve the card's encyclopedia information and pass the re-examination by official professional analysts."
(T/N: I'm not sure whether it's Star Domain Tournament, correct me if I'm wrong)
Xie Mingzhe was stunned–—the cards he had made were all examined once, why is there another examination now?
Chen Qianlin apparently saw the email too and explained: "Since the linkage skills involved more than two cards, in order to ensure the fairness of the arena, the linkage cards need to go through an examination and improve the precise details of the cards."
The linking technique of Sun Ce and Zhou Yu's "Jiangdong Duo Hero" is well understood by Xie Mingzhe, but people in this world don't know Sun Ce and Zhou Yu. If he can't write a clear reasoning for the design of the card, the official will not allow the linkage cards to be taken to the arena.
Since he designed the cards to commemorate these characters, it would be better to make their backstory clear. This not only makes the design of the cards become reasonable, but also to let everyone know more about the deeds of these heroes. The "Card Encyclopedia" mentioned in the official email is probably for this purpose.
Thinking of this, Xie Mingzhe thus said, "Master, can you show me the decks of the Pantheon Club? Their God cards linkage skills, particularly how they are designed and described, I can refer to them."
Chen Qianlin sent over the god cards of the Pantheon Club: "You can look at the linkage skill of Lucifer and Michael."
He heard Tang Muzhou mentioned the magic cards of the Pantheon Club before, but this is the first time Xie Mingzhe saw it with his own eyes.
The painting style of the Pantheon Club for the God cards was super exquisite. Lucifer had entirely black demon wings behind him. He had a pair of scary blood-red eyes, long black hair, handsome appearance, and the slightly raised corner of the mouth showed a trace of evil energy. The temperament of the devil was displayed in great detail; Michael's temperament is completely the opposite. The sky-like dark blue eyes, with pure white angel wings on his back, he looked beautiful, pure and holy.
Xie Mingzhe saw a note in a small font in the lower right corner of the card face-
Cards Encyclopedia: Lucifer was the most powerful archangel in the kingdom of heaven, but because he refused to submit to the Holy Son (Jesus Christ) , he led a third of the angel army to wage a mutiny and became a fallen angel, the head of the devil; Michael was the chief warrior by God's side and the supreme commander of the angel army, he accepted an order to fight Lucifer; the two were of hostile relationship, their destinies closely related and linked to one and another.
Linkage Skill [Light and Darkness]: When Michael is present, Lucifer is shrouded in Holy Light, his defense is reduced by 50%, enter hatred state that cause attack to increase by 100%; when Lucifer attacks an enemy target, Michael is affected by the dark devil's curse confusion, 50% probability to trigger cooperative combat and attack the same target as Lucifer.
Xie Mingzhe: "..."
Although he had never read the Bible, he still had heard of the renowned Lucifer and Michael. This story's summary is really simple enough, and the design of the linkage skill is reasonable. Before Lucifer rebels, the two would fight together with coordination; after rebelling, as soon as Michael appeared, Lucifer went berserk, his defense violently decreased while his attack raised...
The official stipulates that the linkage skill can only increase one attribute by 50%, but after actively reducing the defense, the attack can be increased by 100%, which is reasonable.
Xie Mingzhe asked curiously: "Master, is this the card encyclopedia?"
Chen Qianlin said: "This is just a short version placed on the front of the card. The real card encyclopedia, the official stipulated that it should be as detailed as possible, background story, creative description, at least 500 words or more for introduction."
It seems that being a card maker still has to learn to write essays?
Xie Mingzhe scratched his head in distress, he was a science major in his previous life. Although he loved to read novels, knowing how to read and how to write are two completely different things. With his elementary school's style of writing, let alone restoring the wonderful stories, writing a person's encyclopedia was unbearable. Officially stipulates that the cards brought into the arena must refine the card's design information. Zhou Yu and Sun Ce cards' encyclopedia introductions, he has to figure out how to write it.
Chen Qianlin saw his miserable face and said softly: "Don't worry. The card that didn't pass the examination just can't be brought into the arena to fight in the tournament. It will not affect grinding instances, you can think slowly."
Xie Mingzhe became spirited again and said, "My writing style is not very good. If there is someone with better writing style, I will write the draft story and let him help me modify and polish it." Xie Mingzhe's eyes suddenly brightened when he said this. , "By the way, I don't know if Yingying is okay. I'll ask when I go back."
Chi Yingying is in charge of the guild’s recruitment and promotion these past two days. After listening to Xiao Pang gossiping and saying that she seems to be a talented woman who graduated from the literature department, particularly good at writing paperwork, advertising and other promotional words. It is better to go back and talk with her and let her change the wording description by herself.
Xie Mingzhe does not remember the details of the story very well, and it is impossible to reproduce the original novel of hundreds of thousands of words.
Even if he directly brought a few books when he was reborn, he couldn't directly copy the original work, which did not respect the original author and became plagiarism.
Making various characters into battle cards is equivalent to the derived "peripheral creation", which is a kind of commemoration and tribute to the original book, then write some character encyclopedia information to improve the card's design, so that people in this world can also understand those characters. It's the only thing Xie Mingzhe can do as the only human from Earth.