About Edward (“GFoppy”):
A quiet 32-year-old living in Singapore who plays way too much videogames. Dreams of writing a good longform article one day (on any engaging topic) and to master the Japanese language to the highest possible level. Currently learning the violin.
This is mostly a place for me to blog casually about games, to keep my writing edge sharp, and to occasionally share whatever great works of games writing I come across on the Internet. I will also blog about non-games stuff whenever I feel like it.
You can also follow me on Twitter @GFoppy to read random daily (re)tweets about games, football, and pro wrestling.
About the term “Cruel Ultimatum”:
The term refers to a card from Magic: The Gathering. It is a very expensive card, costing seven mana to cast: Two blue, three black, and two red. Basically, it’s a late-game card that is quite difficult to use because of its high, specific casting costs. But it is very powerful: once you play it, your victory is essentially assured. The decisive, costly finishing move that seals your opponent’s fate: The final, cruel ultimatum.