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« on: May 28, 2015, 11:40:43 am »

Here are the decklists for the second trimester:

Matthew Gottshall 


Gott Delver?


4 Volcanic Island 

4 Scalding Tarn 

3 Flooded Strand 

1 Tundra 

1 Island 

Strip Mine 

Black Lotus 

Mox Sapphire 

Mox Ruby

4 Young Pyromancer 

4 Delver of Secrets 

1 Dack Fayden 

4 Force of Will 

4 Mental Misstep 

3 Pyroblast 

4 Preordain 

4 Gitaxian Probe 

3 Gush 

3 Dig Through Time 

Ponder 

Brainstorm 

Treasure Cruise 

Ancestral Recall 

4 Lightning Bolt 

Time Walk 


Sideboard:


4 Ingot Chewer 

3 Grafdigger's Cage 

3 Containment Priest 

2 Sudden Shock 

2 Null Rod 

1 Mountain 


Brian Kelly 


Benevolent Dragonlord Oath


Black Lotus

Mox Sapphire

Mox Ruby

Mox Pearl

Mox Jet

Mox Emerald

Mana Crypt

Sol Ring

Mana Vault

1 Nihil Spellbomb

1 Pyrite Spellbomb

1 Engineered Explosives

2 Sensei's Divining Top

Lion's Eye Diamond

4 Oath of Druids

2 Auriok Salvagers

1 Dragonlord Dromoka

1 Griselbrand

2 Force of Will

2 Mental Misstep

2 Flusterstorm

Ancestral Recall

Brainstorm

1 Repeal

1 Gifts Ungiven

1 Dig Through Time

1 Ancient Grudge

2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

2 Gitaxian Probe

Time Walk

Demonic Tutor

Ponder

Yawgmoth's Will

4 Forbidden Orchard

2 Mana Confluence

2 Flooded Strand

2 Polluted Delta

1 Tundra

1 Underground Sea

1 Tropical Island

1 Island

1 Cavern of Souls

Library of Alexandria

Tolarian Academy 


Sideboard:

2 Nihil Spellbomb

2 Tormod's Crypt

2 Nature's Claim 

1 Notion Thief

1 Ethersworn Canonist

1 Magus of the Moat

1 Steel Sabotage

1 Abrupt Decay

1 Ancient Grudge

1 Hurkyl's Recall

1 Tinker

1 Sphinx of the Steel Wind 


James Saltsman 


Black Lotus

Mana Crypt

Mox Emerald

Mox Jet

Mox Pearl

Mox Ruby

Mox Sapphire

4 Chalice of the Void

Sol Ring

3 Sphere of Resistance

4 Phyrexian Revoker

4 Thorn of Amethyst

Trinisphere

4 Lodestone Golem

4 Kuldotha Forgemaster

1 Duplicant

1 Steel Hellkite

1 Sundering Titan

Strip Mine

Tolarian Academy

4 Ancient Tomb

4 Mishra's Workshop

4 Wasteland

1 Triskelion

2 Phyrexian Metamorph

4 Tangle Wire

4 Mishra's Factory


Sideboard 


3 Crucible of Worlds

3 Grafdigger's Cage 

2 Ratchet Bomb 

2 Dismember 

1 Duplicant

1 Triskelion

1 Wurmcoil Engine

1 Batterskull

1 Witchbane Orb


Tom Dixon 


4 Undiscovered Paradise

4 Bazaar of Baghdad

1 Dakmor Salvage

4 Narcomoeba

4 Stinkweed Imp

4 Golgari Grave-Troll

4 Bloodghast

4 Ingot Chewer

4 Ichorid

3 Golgari Thug

1 Flame-Kin Zealot

4 Cabal Therapy

2 Dread Return

4 Serum Powder

4 Bridge from Below

1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

3 Petrified Field

3 Unmask

1 Mana Confluence


Sideboard 


4 Sudden Shock 

4 Nature's Claim 

4 Chain of Vapor 

3 Serenity 


Sean Ottaway 


4 Goblin Welder

4 Dack Fayden

4 Force of Will

4 Mental Misstep

Ponder

Brainstorm

3 Dig Through Time

Time Vault

1 Voltaic Key

1 Pyroblast

2 Punishing Fire

1 Crucible of Worlds

1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

Ancestral Recall

Time Walk

2 Flusterstorm

1 Spell Snare

1 Misdirection

1 Ancient Grudge

1 Relic of Progenitus


Mox Ruby

Mox Jet

Mox Sapphire

Mox Emerald

Mox Pearl

2 Grove of the Burnwillows

Black Lotus

1 Island

1 Mountain

1 Seat of the Synod 

4 Scalding Tarn

3 Volcanic Island

1 Polluted Delta

1 Wooded Foothills

1 Tropical Island

2 Wasteland

Sol Ring


Sideboard 


4 Sudden Shock

4 Gragdigger's Cage

2 Tormod's Crypt

2 Naturalize

3 Ingot Chewer


Stormanimagus 


2 Arcbound Ravager

4 Lodestone Golem

3 Smokestack

4 Tangle Wire

4 Sphere of Resistance

4 Mishra's Workshop

4 Ancient Tomb

Strip Mine

4 Wasteland

Tolarian Academy

2 Karn, Silver Golem

2 Coercive Portal

3 Crucible of Worlds

Trinisphere

4 Chalice of the Void

Black Lotus

Mox Emerald

Mox Jet

Mox Pearl

Mox Ruby

Mox Sapphire

3 Phyrexian Revoker

Sol Ring

Mana Crypt

4 Buried Ruin

2 Wurmcoil Engine


Sideboard 


3 Grafdigger's Cage 

2 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale 

2 Thorn of Amethyst 

2 Pithing Needle 

2 Razormane Masticore 

1 Arcbound Ravager

1 Coercive Portal

1 Tormod's Crypt

1 Ghost Quarter


MaximumCDawg 


The White Gate


2 Abyssal Persecutor

4 Dark Confidant

4 Gatekeeper of Malakir

3 Stoneforge Mystic

4 Vampire Nighthawk

3 Bloodstained Mire

4 Marsh Flats

1 Plains

2 Scrubland

4 Swamp

1 Verdant Catacombs

4 Wasteland

1 Batterskull

1 Bitterblossom

2 Cabal Therapy

4 Hymn to Tourach

3 Innocent Blood

4 Inquisition of Kozilek

1 Umezawa's Jitte

1 Vindicate

Mox Jet

Black Lotus

Sol Ring

Strip Mine

2 Liliana of the Veil

1 Bojuka Bog


Sideboard 


4 Leyline of the Void

4 Illness in the Ranks

4 Snuff Out

3 Grafdigger's Cage


Wappla 


Esper Dragons


Black Lotus

Mox Pearl

Mox Ruby

Mox Emerald

Mox Sapphire

Mox Jet

Sol Ring

3 Tundra

3 Underground Sea

2 Island

4 Scalding Tarn

2 Flooded Strand

Library of Alexandria

3 Gush

3 Preordain

2 Dig Through Time

Treasure Cruise

Brainstorm

Ponder

Ancestral Recall

Demonic Tutor

Time Walk

4 Force of Will

3 Mental Misstep

2 Flusterstorm

2 Mana Drain

3 Moat

3 Duress

4 Dragonlord Ojutai

2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor

1 Liliana of the Veil


Sideboard 


3 Containment Priest

3 Tormod's Crypt

3 Steel Sabotage 

2 Hurkyl's Recall

2 Swords to Plowshares

1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

1 Thoughtseize


White Lotus 


Neo Academy


4 Seat of the Synod

4 Glimmervoid

1 Mana Confluence

Library of Alexandria

Tolarian Academy

1 Minamo, School at Water's Edge

4 Expedition Map

3 Defense Grid

2 Candelabra of Tawnos

2 Mox Opal

Black Lotus

Mana Crypt

Mana Vault

Mox Emerald

Mox Jet

Mox Pearl

Mox Ruby

Mox Sapphire

1 Sensei's Divining Top

Sol Ring

Time Vault

1 Voltaic Key

1 Tezzeret the Seeker

2 Mind Over Matter

2 Stroke of Genius

2 Abeyance

Ancestral Recall

Vampiric Tutor

4 Preordain

4 Thoughtcast

4 Time Spiral

Demonic Tutor

Imperial Seal

Ponder

Timetwister


Sideboard


4 Hurkyl's Recall

2 Ancient Grudge

2 Ancient Tomb

2 Pithing Needle

2 Grafdigger's cage

1 Abeyance

1 Defense Grid 

Balance


David Kaplan 


4 Volcanic Island 

4 Scalding Tarn 

3 Misty Rainforest 

2 Island 

Strip Mine 

Library of Alexandria 

Black Lotus 

Mox Sapphire 

Mox Ruby 

4 Young Pyromancer 

4 Delver of Secrets 

2 Dack Fayden 

4 Force of Will 

4 Mental Misstep 

2 Spell Pierce 

1 Pyroblast 

4 Preordain 

2 Gitaxian Probe 

3 Gush 

3 Dig Through Time 

Ponder 

Brainstorm 

Treasure Cruise 

Ancestral Recall

4 Lightning Bolt 

Time Walk 


Sideboard:


4 Ingot Chewer 

3 Karakas 

2 Sudden Shock 

2 Shattering Spree 

1 Pyroblast 

1 Sulfur Elemtental 

1 Flusterstorm 

1 Mountain 


Looks like a very exciting set of lists and an exciting trimester. Good Luck to all!
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 12:20:10 pm »

Is it possible to remove the spaces between each card?  Its not exactly readable as it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 12:21:36 pm »

I tried that. It's very cumbersome on a smart phone. I will try to get this taken care of next time I'm on my laptop.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 12:24:34 pm »

I tried that. It's very cumbersome on a smart phone. I will try to get this taken care of next time I'm on my laptop.

Thank you.  Are people submitting these to you with spaces or something?
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 12:33:05 pm »

No it's my phone. I remove all the spaces and what not when I format them with my phone.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 01:07:13 pm »

the lists are up here as well

These lists reveal how awful a 3-week, 3 opponent format is for playing and for a metagame. It's basically Russian Roulette. Considering we're not a spectator sport like VSL, I think we should make significant changes in future seasons or even just right now.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2015, 01:22:13 pm »

most of the lists are up here now as well

These lists reveal how awful a 3-week, 3 opponent format is for playing and for a metagame. It's basically Russian Roulette. Considering we're not a spectator sport like VSL, I think we should make significant changes in future seasons or even just right now.

Love the website! Looks awesome. I actually enjoy playing the Three Week, Three Opponent format. It tests the ability of the player to build a deck that either answers what is expected for the trimester, or to build a solid list for an unknown metagame.
What are everyone else's thoughts?
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 01:26:33 pm »

The problem is that 3 matches against 3 random decks is not a metagame. It's a crapshoot that rewards decks that come at the format from an extreme angle rather than those that have decent matchups against the field.

The very high win rate of Merfolk, Oath, Blue Belcher and Workshops in the VSL is strong empirical evidence of this. Likewise, Mentor decks did awfully in the VSL format, but they are among the best performing decks in pretty much every real metagame.
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2015, 02:08:16 pm »

The problem is that 3 matches against 3 random decks is not a metagame. It's a crapshoot that rewards decks that come at the format from an extreme angle rather than those that have decent matchups against the field.

The very high win rate of Merfolk, Oath, Blue Belcher and Workshops in the VSL is strong empirical evidence of this. Likewise, Mentor decks did awfully in the VSL format, but they are among the best performing decks in pretty much every real metagame.

I'm okay with the 3 opponent trimester set-up since it emulates the VSL.  The comment above is intriguing though.  I will say that the poor performance of the Mentor decks in VSL did come from some very bizarre deck building decisions, all respect, for instance 2 Caverns and Library with Gush, and then that  "Discard Monastery Mentor".dec with almost no mana sources.

I very much like the Quad laser Ojutai deck.  I hope you win the next two matches. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2015, 09:05:21 pm »

The matchup vs C Dawg's edicts and black fliers deck is comically bad, but it'll have a chance vs Punishing Dack. The list is still rough and will probably end up at URW rather than UBW.
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 12:04:43 am »

Edit: sry posted in wrong thread.

These decklists are pretty sweet by the way. No more Mentor decks, yet still the same number of delver surprisingly enough.
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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2015, 05:59:26 pm »

WhiteLotus, this needs to be moved to the other thread please. This is for decklists.
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