The Secret of SuperTeams #Blogg100

#018 [XVIII]
Avengers Assemble [What Marvel Legendary and Avengers can teach us]

Playing Marvel Legendary

Playing Marvel Legendary at DeckBox in Varberg

Tonight I have been playing Marvel Legendary at My Local Friendly Professional Game Store. I Bought it when I was at PAX East in Boston last month and finally got a chance to sit down and play it. It’s semi cooperation deck-building card game. You start out with a couple S.H.I.E.L.D agents and the recruit the actions of a chosen 5 of all the Marvel Heroes included. All to beat down a Master Villain and all his Sub Villains and Henchmen. This feel like a really good Deck-building game. And we did make a great time bringing down The Red Skull just moments before his master plan was complete. All the 5 key ingredients below was at place to make this teamwork come through.

Joss Whedon get’s his recognition [The Fans is right]

If you saw the Oscars fiasco you know that The Avengers got no love there. Also the host and the sexism was the worst I have seen. So it’s with great joy that I sat down tonight to watch MTV Movie Awards, that took place this weekend. The host and the jokes are a little lame and it doesn’t hold up to earlier years great standards av MTV Movie awards. But here the fans get their say in who we should really celebrate. Finally The Avenger’s Cast and Crew get the recognition it deserves.

Tom ‘Loke’ Hiddleston wins for best villain which he deserve for the Evil Mastermind he plays so well. The Avengers wins the price for best Movie and Joss Whedon with the cast gets up on stage tho thank all the fans who have seen it more than once. Me, myself has seen it 4 times so far 🙂

Now we can’t wait for The Avengers 2 that comes out in 2015.  In the mean time we get Iron-man 2 and Thor 2 this year.

What makes Marvel and The Avengers so great is the hope it inspires to do great teamwork to overcome any obstacle. Something that we humans are going to need so direly in the near future.

The Secret of Super Teams [Why does Superhero teams beat impossible odds?]

“Every organisation lives or dies by the quality of its teamwork. In a complex, fast-moving, increasingly connected world, the need to work effectively as a team is more urgent than ever. And only great teams can face a crisis and emerge stronger.”

What makes The Avengers and other Marvel Superhero teams, so effective in taking on impossible tasks and beat overwhelming odds against the greatest of Villains? Listen to the discussion with Khoi Tu at The RSA as they talk about what it takes to Make a Super Team. Or read this excellent blog.

Here are 5 key ingredients to make a Super Team:

  • Excellence is a habit. Great teamwork come from lots of practice.
  • Great individuals. You can’t have a great team without great individuals. The challenge is that many individuals are also the most unreasonable. Here a Team Leader or Manager will have a key part in handling communication.
  • Trust and cohesion. Teams need to figure out how to master conflict and cohabit. To harness the power of the great individuals without it running amok.
  • A common purpose. A navigable North Star that connects individual motivation to collective action. The Team will have to be the best way for each member, as an individual, to achieve his personal ambitions.
  • Diversity of the team. All Team members will have an intellectual and ideological diversity to create the right kind of creative spark.

Great teams don’t happen by accident. The happen by design and by deliberate practice — Khoi Tu

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

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League of Legends Kick Ass #Blogg100

#040 [XL]
Need … More … PAX [Miss it all ready]

This is part 7 (8) of Bro Tour USA where me Lord Sillion and my brother Fredrik visits New York and PAX East in Boston.

Curse Party

Curse Party

Today we left Boston on train back to New York for one more day there. The 3 day passes where already sold out so we didn’t go for day 3 of PAX. Witch is a piety now that I know how much good stuff there where left to experience and many great people I wanted to meet. So we start collecting our thoughts on PAX and what to make of it.

Being Social [All types of gamers in one arena]

PAX is a really unique thing in the gaming industry. Where all kind of gamers can meet. And where the developers get chance to meet and interact with the fans and gamers. A large part of the show is course videogames as this is the biggest market. But here we get all kinds and even the hardcore gamers who play or keep up with every kind of game. And the we have all the panels and shows witch are plentiful and very interesting. But to sum it up in one word. It’s all about being Social with other gamers. We like to meet and hang out with each other. To meet new and old friends. To share knowledge and experience with each other. To Network.

Social tools and networking [The new way doing things together]

And all of this has been made easier each year with the growth of new and better social media. No it’s very easy to interact before, during and after the event. To find interesting people and cool stuff to do.
Twitter has been huge using the hash tags #PAXEast and #PAX. Instagram is catching on. Especially for sharing all the cool pictures of all the cosplayers. And new for this year has been Vine, where you can make a quick 6 second audioless video of anything cool you want to show of. All using the same hash tags to find it. Thanks to the mostly good Wi-Fi it has also been possible for me to live-stream some of the panels I went to using Bambuser. Here my new iPad mini has been an invaluable and fantastic tool for all the streaming and social media usage.

Maker Gear 3D printed Tachikoma

Maker Gear 3D printed Tachikoma

More XP [3D printing my own gear in the future]

What more did I experience? We saw Maker Gear. A similar but a little cheaper 3D printer than MakerBot. I got a chance to buy the new Deck-building card game Marvel Legendary. It can’t be sold in Europe due to licensing problems and I have herd so much good things about it. So as big Marvel fan I’m really glad to get a hold of a copy as it has been sold out pretty much everywhere here in the US.

Nocturne

Nocturne

Welcome to the League of Draven [Sometimes you gotta make a door]

As a big fan of League of Legends it was really awesome to meet so many of the developers that has but their hearts and minds into this fun game. They deserve all the love they where getting at this place. Maybe their time has come to hit in Sweden too. I for one would be very exited to work with or for Riot Games for their overall presence in Sweden. What should I do to make that happen? I have a few ideas how to make that happen. And will get right on it as soon as I’m back in Sweden with proper internet.

“Punch First! Ask questions while Punching!” – Vi the Piltower

@LordSillion