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Author Topic: Shuffle and cut 10-17-10  (Read 1805 times)
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« on: October 18, 2010, 09:27:30 am »

20 people showed up, and the owner was kind enough to add two revised dual lands to the prizes.  There was a top four split, MUD, Fish, Oath, Bob Tendrils w/ Gush.  Oath and The Deck came in fifth and sixth and picked up a Force of Will each.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 12:39:19 pm »

The meta was also heavily slanted towards Oath (4-6) and Trygon (4-5) decks.

At least three Dredge decks also showed, along with 2 other Stax decks.

I played blue Aggro Stax, and lose 4 die rolls, ending up at 2-3.  Is this format really that heavily favored towards the person who wins goes first?
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 05:18:19 pm »

The meta was:

2 GAT
1 Jace Control
3 Dredge
4 Elephant Oath
1 Sun Titan Oath
1 Noble Fish
1 5C stax
2 MUD
1 Blue Workshops
1 Bob Tendrils + Gush
1 Storm Combo
1 The Deck
1 Charbelcher combo

Top 8 was:
The Deck vs. Bob Tendrils (W)
MUD (W) vs Jace Control
Noble Fish (W) vs Eleph. Oath
Eleph. Oath (W) vs Eleph. Oath

I don't agree that die rolls decide the game; deck choice, card choice, mulligans, sideboarding, and play decisions are all more important given that over time you will be on the draw in 50% of your game 1s. Of course MUD/Stax would always prefer to be on the play in game 1 but it doesn't always work out that way : ) What was the motivation to play blue stax? Can you post your decklist?

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010, 05:21:14 pm »

My god this format is degenerate (old news, but it bears repeating). Nevertheless, I had a great time despite getting eviscerated in top 8. Many thanks to Shuffle & Cut for hosting this tournament. Looking forward to the next one.

- John Harduvel

Edit: Concerning the above post, I played Jace Control without Gush.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 12:33:55 am »

My choice for Blue Workshop boiled down to playing robots.  I've played Uba Stax back in the day, so I am familiar with it and wanted to see how it performed.

Beaters
4 Lodestone Golem
4 Master of Etherium
1 Duplicant
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Wurmcoil Engine

Resistors
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Amethyst of Thorns
4 Sphere of Resistance
4 Tangle Wire
1 Trinisphere

Utility
2 Crucible of Worlds
1 Sculpting Steel
1 Tinker

Sources
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Ancient Tomb
2 City of Traitors
2 Seat of the Synod
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland
1 Strip Mine
5 Moxen
1 Mox Opal
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
1 Mana Crypt

SB:
2 Jester's Cap
3 Relic of Progenitus
4 Pithing Needle
1 Steel Hellkite
2 Duplicant
2 Razormane Masticore
1 Sculpting Steel

One change that I would have prefered is to play Razormane Masticore maindeck, to deal with Trygons G1 hopefully.

Tinker was amazing, being able to get Wurmcoil Engine vs Dredge (by saccing a Master of Etherium, removing bridges - this would have been the correct play, I goofed here), and again vs GAT as insurance vs Nature's Claim.

Round 1, I lost the coinflip and to turn 2 Oath G1/3.
Round 2, I lost the coinflip and to Jace Control/ Dark Confidant.
Round 3, I lost the coinflip and to Dredge. - G1 I kept Wasteland Mana Crypt, Trinisphere, Golem; Lou cast Chalice@ 0 after mull to 4 for Bazaar.
Round 4, I win the coinflip and beat Oath on he back of Jester's Cap.
Round 5, I lose the coinflip and beat a GAT deck that drew poorly.

Imagine you're on the play and Thoughtseize your opponent reveals:
Workshop, ATomb, Tinker, Seat of the Synod, Steel Hellkite, Wasteland, Land

Which card would you take?
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 05:43:44 pm »


Imagine you're on the play and Thoughtseize your opponent reveals:
Workshop, ATomb, Tinker, Seat of the Synod, Steel Hellkite, Wasteland, Land

Which card would you take?

Tinker.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 02:50:08 pm »

7th place with Elephant Oath...Epic misplay on the Quarterfinals.

I think MTG is going to be less of a priority in my life from now on, don't seem to have fun playing it competitively anymore.
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 03:09:32 pm »

I think MTG is going to be less of a priority in my life from now on, don't seem to have fun playing it competitively anymore.
You could always play semi-viable/viable joke decks. That's what I always found fun about Vintage.
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