The Invitational

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Why, hello there!  I am evilweevil and, as atma attempted, I am hosting an Invitational with the help of my co-host Theiz!  It will have multiple formats and will contain many of our forums stars.  Invites are based not only on apparent skill, but on contributing to the forums.  Note, that doesn't mean posting a lot, but rather making the forums a better place.  The following earned invites:

Standard: Greg (CONFIRMED), Neruka (CONFIRMED), Glux (CONFIRMED), LightningLink (CONFIRMED)
Extended: mntwinsfan (CONFIRMED), bughferd (CONFIRMED)
Eternal and also extended: Gamegeek (CONFIRMED)
Special invites: Halo_lover (CONFIRMED), Mono789 (CONFIRMED), and Royk (CONFIRMED).

S1AL, CoP, ajani_is_da_man, and killerbirds also qualified from the grinders.  Theiz and I are also participating.

The formats will go in this order:

2 rounds of standard
2 rounds of extended
2 rounds of legacy
2 rounds of BYOS

It will be swiss and after these 8 rounds the top 2 players will play in the finals.  BYOS is two blocks and a core set.  The core set must be from 5th and on and the blocks must be ice age and on.  It uses Legacy and Block banned lists.

Just 'cause, here is the link to the grinders: community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/758...

BE SURE TO CHECK THE SECOND POST FOR PAIRINGS AND OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS!

Contact via pm is strongly encouraged, many players don't check standard general, since this tournament is multi-format.
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Bracket below


Pairings below
Pairings

Round 1

evilweevil666 vs S1AL
Theiz vs Bughferd  1-2
Greg_the_Egg vs Glux
Neruka vs Ajani_is_da_man 2-1
Lightninglink vs mntwinsfan
Gamegeek vs CageOfPanacakes
Halo_lover vs killerbirds  2-1
Mono789 vs royk (battle of the VCL's :O)

Round 2

Evilweevil vs halo_lover
Neruka vs Mono789
Glux vs Gamegeek
lightninglink vs bughferd
Theiz vs S1AL
Greg vs CoP
twins vs ajani
killerbirds vs shotgunpriest

Round 3

evil vs neruka
glux vs lightning_link
Greg vs Mono789
Ajani_is_da_man vs bughferd
S1AL vs Halo_lover
CoP vs Shotgunpriest
mntwinsfan vs gamegeek
Theiz vs killerbirds

Round 4

Neruka vs Lightninglink
Franky vs evil
Greg vs Ajani
S1AL vs shotgun
mono789 vs halo_lover
CoP vs Bughferd
killerbirds vs gamegeek
mntwinsfan vs theiz

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I almost certainly don't have the time to come up with a BYOS deck, so I'll be laming it out with an actual deck from a previous Standard.

That or I'll just play Jund Tongue out
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I almost certainly don't have the time to come up with a BYOS deck, so I'll be laming it out with an actual deck from a previous Standard.

That or I'll just play Jund


You can find BYOS decks online, I assure you.
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Sounds totally good. 
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Pairings for round 1 are up and will be updated consistently in post 2, as will the bracket.

evilweevil666 vs S1AL
Theiz vs Bughferd
Greg_the_Egg vs Glux
Neruka vs Ajani_is_da_man
Lightninglink vs mntwinsfan
Gamegeek vs CageOfPanacakes
Halo_lover vs killerbirds
Mono789 vs royk (battle of the VCL's :O)
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I'm really glad to be in, I'm just sad that there is no Vintage love PMing Halo
I miss playing combo decks in Standard.
I'm really glad to be in, I'm just sad that there is no Vintage love PMing Halo


Sorry about that, it wouldn't have had a large enough base and I couldn't fit enough rounds in.  Hope you understand.
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Don't suppose we'll be able to see some game logs?  I'd love to see how the matches played out.
My Decks
Standard: BR Aggro Burn RDW Modern: Dragon Stompy Burn Fae Tempo Zoo Cherrios Legacy: Zoo Dragon Stompy Pauper: Slivers Landfall EDH: Sliver Overlord
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Neruka, no! I don't want to hit a woman!
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Don't suppose we'll be able to see some game logs?  I'd love to see how the matches played out.


a couple tournaments ago, a certain someone did a pretty entertaining commentary on me vs. Theiz (well, maybe not for Z as his matchup vs. me was atrocious).


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Don't suppose we'll be able to see some game logs?  I'd love to see how the matches played out.


I would love to see that too and in previous tournaments I have covered feature matches.  I would say that for this one I actually don't want to have my decks and such leaked, since I actually relatively care.  However, if a third party source (aka you) wanted to keep logs and then they could be posted after that would be cool.  However, whoever would do it would need to be confidential until it's over, obviously.
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Don't suppose we'll be able to see some game logs?  I'd love to see how the matches played out.


I would love to see that too and in previous tournaments I have covered feature matches.  I would say that for this one I actually don't want to have my decks and such leaked, since I actually relatively care.  However, if a third party source (aka you) wanted to keep logs and then they could be posted after that would be cool.  However, whoever would do it would need to be confidential until it's over, obviously.



I'd be happy to, if some one sends me the logs.  I'd have no problem keeping things quite until I get the green light to post things up.
My Decks
Standard: BR Aggro Burn RDW Modern: Dragon Stompy Burn Fae Tempo Zoo Cherrios Legacy: Zoo Dragon Stompy Pauper: Slivers Landfall EDH: Sliver Overlord
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Me and theiz seem to be getting quiet use to each other we have played in the last 4 tournaments.
And it's said that youth's ,well only tragedy Is being unoriginal
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niche's solution to everything is always MOAR BLACK! "ok, my legacy mono black control deck is getting hated out by light of day..." "MOAR BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
@Weevil: I have a lab report I should be writing and a test for which I should be studying, and both are on Wednesday. What times work best for you? And what time zone?

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Me and theiz seem to be getting quiet use to each other we have played in the last 4 tournaments.


I think theiz and I still have a worse track record, but you're getting close :P.
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quick first standard deck list that gets sent to me is what I'll play.
And it's said that youth's ,well only tragedy Is being unoriginal
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niche's solution to everything is always MOAR BLACK! "ok, my legacy mono black control deck is getting hated out by light of day..." "MOAR BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
KillerBirds, can you play now?  I'll have a game up for you.
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quick first standard deck list that gets sent to me is what I'll play.

Sent a list 22 seconds after you posted.  I'm pretty sure I won.
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quick first standard deck list that gets sent to me is what I'll play.



4 runeclaw bears
4 nissa's chosen
4 shivan dragon
1 baneslayer angel
2
4 birds of paradise

4 twitch
4 ponder
4 conflux

GOGO.
But you were deceived.
The 4 Runeclaw Bears make that deck.
REMEMBER FLUFFY, mercilessly slain by the bastard Useless Mancer
Fluffy, the cute and cuddly baloth beatstick of marshmellowy fluffyness and lolz, om-nom-noming Keeper's wicked soul; its insane, deadly amount of cuteness rips the fabric of reality to shreds, its pink, soft, round teeth dripping with honey, every breath spreading the repugnant smell of fresh flowers, this horrifying creature of destruction devastates Keeper by spreading its deadly, all-powerful fluff over the countryside, laying waste to dragon and furry bunny alike. It comes howling out of the east, an endless rattling and gnashing of teeth, a twisted grinding pull on the very fabric of reality threatening to consume body and mind alike in an endless glimmering pink torrent. Nothing is more terrible than the sun glittering on its teeth, save perhaps the light glancing off the oily tones of the sequins that cover its hotpants. Of course, there was that child who tried to eat Fluffy, mistaking him for a giant, walking piece of cotton candy. That child... is now the almighty leader of Fluffy, controlling his every move, sending him to devour the people that cross his path. And Keeper. Because we said so. Nothing can stop Fluffy's march to victory, spreading the sweet smell of strawberries where ever it lays its mighty paw. Followed by many jolly fairies singing joyful songs about Fluffy's cuddlyness, the baloth wanders the mountains of Zendikarland on a quest to share the love with Keeper, tough love that is...
Fluffy, we'll miss you friend. We'll miss you...
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My other name consideration was "Thermodynamics of Doom!"
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Master Yumyums! Master Yumyums! I made it even more unfun! Spirited Betrayal Sorcery All lands are copies of Night of Souls' Betrayal. The legend rule doesn't apply to them. *Headsplosion*
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If they make Mono-blue control a viable option for FNM again, I'm going to force myself to browse 4chan while listening to Hannah Montana and Justin Bieber and then I'm going to read Twilight books before I go to sleep for 1 whole week...
I already do that.
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I NEED GRADES TO MAKE ME FEEL SPECIAL.
Use of caps lock: 9/10
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We were goddamn slowly making our way towards those **** mountains. The road was all filthy and wet, bird **** on every step and eldrazi piss raining from the sky. "So those ****tards are finally awake huh?" my idiotic companion asked. "Yep, we're in deep ****, homie." "Wazzup?" "Nothing, just pissed." My companion looked to the sky. A drop of the eldrazi urine fell right in his eye. "Oh, man. Now I'm pissed too." As we were moving on, we were looking around on the innocent nature. Two baloths were doing it on the road so we had to make a little detour. The pools of piss were kinda unpleasant but at least it was warm so we had no trouble at night. "One gets used to piss running down your face you know." said my companion. "F'shizzle." answered I stoicly and kicked two rabbits, who were doing nasty things to each other's ass, in the ass. "Man one can't take a spit here without hitting some shamming animals." "Word. Zendikar sucks. Hope the eldrazi contribute a little to the population regulation." As my companion said that, a gigantic, 20 meters tall eldrazi slithered by. On it's arms and tentacles were remains of birds, rabbits, baloths, angels, planeswalkers, dragons, krakens and a few cities. We stood up and clapped loudly. "A few bitches less." (People don't get banned for such posts do they?)
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Am I the only one? Looking over the recent threads debating the merits of "Belgium," the various ideas to "fix" England and other topics which concern European nations, I'm struck by how much I don't care what happens. Britain and Spain are, to me, completely inaccessible due to the Atlantic Ocean, not to mention volcanoes and socialism. I sound like I'm bashing European nations, and I guess I kind of am. If you enjoy living in France, Luxembourg, Poland or any other, older nation, that's fantastic. I just don't see why there's such a huge uproar about a volcano that is mostly affecting a niche group of people.
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Hell, I don't even like that they printed Pillarfield Ox
I'm real happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but pillarfield ox has one of the best pieces of art of all time. Of all time.
Really? I don't really see the greatness.
It's an Ox. In a PILLARFIELD. That's like, a field of frickin' PILLARS, but to this Ox it just looks like an ordinary field of grass - because he is so BADASS.
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Finally, Master Yumyums just had probably the most boring, worthless card in the entire contest. Why would you need to give creatures -1/-0 on your turn? To beat them down with your nonflying blue aggro deck that plays a bad win condition card to win (and if you are playing the critters, why aren't you winning with them?!)? And the win condition itself is so mindblowingly difficult it seems like it was only made simply to fit the criteria.
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The 4 Runeclaw Bears make that deck.



I tried doing 32 bear deck, but I couldn't think of more then like 8 bears in standard off the top of my head.
But you were deceived.
4 x rumbling aftershocks
4 x skitter of lizards
4 x bloodghast
4 x carnage altar
4 x soul's might
4 x mind shatter

plus land.

S1AL, I'm eastern time zone.  I have stuff after school most days, so weekends probably work best, but I can also just play at like 8:00 pm EST any given night basically.  Let me know, also if you check your pms that works too, since I check those very often and won't have to sift through a thread.
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No runeclaw bear is a deal breaker glux I'm sorry.
And it's said that youth's ,well only tragedy Is being unoriginal
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niche's solution to everything is always MOAR BLACK! "ok, my legacy mono black control deck is getting hated out by light of day..." "MOAR BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
No runeclaw bear is a deal breaker glux I'm sorry.


I knew you were a lion cheetah. 
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No runeclaw bear is a deal breaker glux I'm sorry.


I knew you were a lion cheetah. 



How can I not play runeclaw bear that thing is the haxxer.
And it's said that youth's ,well only tragedy Is being unoriginal
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niche's solution to everything is always MOAR BLACK! "ok, my legacy mono black control deck is getting hated out by light of day..." "MOAR BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I win over KillerBirds 2-1.  ggs man.
Want to know how to keep a moron busy? Reread this sentence to find out!

I lost. Halo_lover 2-1.

I miss playing combo decks in Standard.
Halo_lover, KillerBirds, either of you have a game logs I can hold onto until after all the rounds?
My Decks
Standard: BR Aggro Burn RDW Modern: Dragon Stompy Burn Fae Tempo Zoo Cherrios Legacy: Zoo Dragon Stompy Pauper: Slivers Landfall EDH: Sliver Overlord
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Halo_lover, KillerBirds, either of you have a game logs I can hold onto until after all the rounds?


don't try and get every match: dedicate feature matches and cover those.
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Halo_lover, KillerBirds, either of you have a game logs I can hold onto until after all the rounds?



I don't think so(I don't), but KillerBirds might.
Want to know how to keep a moron busy? Reread this sentence to find out!
Halo_lover, KillerBirds, either of you have a game logs I can hold onto until after all the rounds?


don't try and get every match: dedicate feature matches and cover those.


This.

Bracket updated, surprise, surprise, halo is in first Tongue out.  His OMW% kinda sucks though...
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Hey, if I'm taking the time to compose it all, why not try for them all?  You guys are the best in the boards in one way or another, so I figure every match (or at least 1 game from each match) would not only be great to see, but would benefit the rest of us.

But hey, if not what would be the feature matches be? I know enough that you guys are all good, but I don't know enough to determine which pairing would be "feature" worthy (since I personally think they ALL would be).
My Decks
Standard: BR Aggro Burn RDW Modern: Dragon Stompy Burn Fae Tempo Zoo Cherrios Legacy: Zoo Dragon Stompy Pauper: Slivers Landfall EDH: Sliver Overlord
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Hey, if I'm taking the time to compose it all, why not try for them all?  You guys are the best in the boards in one way or another, so I figure every match (or at least 1 game from each match) would not only be great to see, but would benefit the rest of us.

But hey, if not what would be the feature matches be? I know enough that you guys are all good, but I don't know enough to determine which pairing would be "feature" worthy (since I personally think they ALL would be).


Do whatever you want, I was just trying to make the load easier on you.  If you think you'll be fine, go ahead, but just be warned that you won't be able to get them all.  You could probably pick feature matches at random, but if you really want I'll pick some, just tell me how many.
NO ONE EXPECTS THE QUAGSIRE INSURRECTION! My SUPER AWESOME GregtheEgg lightning bolt: http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm284/fengairen2/Scan.png pmppostchandraversion.png
Hey, if I'm taking the time to compose it all, why not try for them all?  You guys are the best in the boards in one way or another, so I figure every match (or at least 1 game from each match) would not only be great to see, but would benefit the rest of us.

But hey, if not what would be the feature matches be? I know enough that you guys are all good, but I don't know enough to determine which pairing would be "feature" worthy (since I personally think they ALL would be).


Do whatever you want, I was just trying to make the load easier on you.  If you think you'll be fine, go ahead, but just be warned that you won't be able to get them all.  You could probably pick feature matches at random, but if you really want I'll pick some, just tell me how many.


I guess 1 feature match per round would be ok, but I for one at least would at least like to see the highlights of each match.  Feel free to make the picks.

Any one who has/gets game logs from their matches feel free to PM me with them and I'll start piecing them together. 
My Decks
Standard: BR Aggro Burn RDW Modern: Dragon Stompy Burn Fae Tempo Zoo Cherrios Legacy: Zoo Dragon Stompy Pauper: Slivers Landfall EDH: Sliver Overlord
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Alright, so everyone, try and provide Anubuss with logs if you can:

Feature matches for round 1 are
Theiz vs Bughferd
Greg_the_Egg vs Glux

You guys need to provide him with logs, if you can remember.
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Is my match really a good choice we all know theiz's "talking" is just going to look like jibberish.
And it's said that youth's ,well only tragedy Is being unoriginal
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niche's solution to everything is always MOAR BLACK! "ok, my legacy mono black control deck is getting hated out by light of day..." "MOAR BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Alright, so everyone, try and provide Anubuss with logs if you can:

Feature matches for round 1 are
Theiz vs Bughferd
Greg_the_Egg vs Glux

You guys need to provide him with logs, if you can remember.



I should be in every featured match. Just cause.

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