Archive for November, 2010
I was keen on writing an article about Sealed Scars of Mirrodin environment, as i believe i improved a lot for this format after GP Bochum.
GamesStop held a Sealed SOM Tourney on 27th november ,with 8 players.
As we sat down and received our boosters, we started opening them. Glancing over the tables, i’ve seen Wurmcoil Engine, Venser, the sojourner, and a player that opened both Putrefax and Hand of the Praetors and probably 2 Argentum armor‘s. Also there were enough good uncommons at the other players. This helped me decide about some of the cards i will play.
Cum jucam Magic: the Gathering ?
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Magic se joaca sub doua forme principale : “competitve” si “casual”.
1.Jucam competitiv la turneele organizate de shopul local, in general la sfarsit de saptamana, unde trebuie sa respectam o serie de reguli ce tin de organizarea turneelor. Mai mult, turneele competitive se impart in mai multe tipuri, numite “formate”, astfel:
A. Constructed Block. In componenta deckului cu care jucam nu trebuie sa intre decat carti din cel mai recent block de 3 seturi care a fost lansat in toamna cea mai recenta (in general la 1 octombrie ). Pentru a ne folosi de un exemplu curent, concursurile de Block vor viza folosirea doar a cartilor din Blockul Scars of Mirrodin, Block care nu contine inca decat un singur set si anume omonimul Scars of Mirrodin, intrucat urmatoarele seturi se vor lansa in februarie respectiv aprilie anul viitor, seturi ce vor intregi pe rand totalitatea cartilor valabile in formatul Block.
As of 13 november Craiova EDH Championship #2 has finished.
Althought the attendance was lower that #1 (despite increase of prizes), this was due to many players having personal duties or could not attend. This is quite acceptable as all the player are local. We are looking forward in welcoming players from other regions as well.
One thing is for sure. Prizes are going to increase from one version to another. (This is a almost free tourney, prizes supported by organizer, judge, and anyone wanting to donate). As for 8 players with no fee, there were 30-40 Foil Cards, 3 boosters, and Special Prizes (Day of Judgment, nightmare, Mind Shatter, Protean Hydra, Magebane Armor, and others).
This tourney could be remembered as the tourney were monocolor decks were most proficient.
At Craiova EDH #1, there were about 5-6 Multicolor deck (3-color shards, 5 color, and few 2 colors), out of 14 players, meaning about 45% of the field
At Craiova EDH #2 there were 3 multicolor decks (Jenara, Teneb, and RB Wort). Averaged at 37%.
Another difference is that Only 1 multicolor deck made Top4, where at #1 there were 2.
As promised, the Top4 was played with a different twist of the game, using the Archenemy schemes, each player using 1 of them on their turn. The games were also played 2 out of 3.
We’ve seen great plays, lots of interactions, lots of turnovers and.
We will be hosting Craiova EDH #3 in late January or early February.
Top Decklists will be posted shortly.
Although late, i found time to write my report of GS Championship 2010.
I predicted that the format will overwhelmed by Control decks, so i chose to play a Blue-Black Control with some changes.
The deck i played :
4 Creeping Tar Pit
4 Darkslick Shores
4 Drowned Catacomb
4 Tectonic Edge
Removal/Filtering/Card Draw (17)
3 Doom Blade
1 Consuming Vapors
2 Into the Roil
3 Inquisition of Kozilek
3 Jace’s Ingenuity
4 Mana Leak
1 Stoic Rebuttal
3 Mindbreak Trap
2 Jace Beleren
3 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Sorin Markov
1 Grave Titan
2 Sphinx of Jwar Isle
2 Spell Pierce
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 Consume the Meek
I wanted some more control, and counters, but not to lose focus on aggro decks.