The time's when luck was on your side

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We all have had those moments when the game gives you a break or luck was in your favor, like top decking a game winning card the turn before you would have lost. I was playing last night and Lady Luck was on my side of the board for sure.

I was playing 1v1 as Obedient Dead, and my opponent was playing Peacekeepers. My opening hand 3 swamps, Diabolic Tutor, Nantuko Shade, Public Execution, and another card I can't quite remember. I was on the play and start off with my swamp and pass. My opponent starts off strong with 1 drop 2/1 vanilla guy. my T2 I drop the shade, I don't remember my draw. his T2 he Pacifism my Shade and commits to swinging. I got nothing on T3 and he drops Attended Knight and continues to widdle me down. T4 I draw my 4th land and [Diabolic Tutor[/c], I'm thinking an infest or something to clear the board and allow me to get back on my feet, my daughter then hurts herself somehow and I go to pick her up and the timer on the Tutor ran out and gives me Griselbrand. I'm thinking "oh great, I have exactly 4 land, No land cards to play, and it gives me the 8cmc Griselbrand. For 4 turns in a row I draw a swamp, during that time I'm stalling and executing his creatures. and on that 8th turn I end up playing Griselbrand and he saves my life. I have enough life to crack his ability the second my opponent started there turn and now I have a full hand of answers and the game was mine. but because the game chose Griselbrand automatically with the timer running out was the reason I won that game.

Later that night I was playing as the control/draw version of Dream Puppets going up against Berserker Rage. I'm doing a good job stalling, he drops a T1 2/1 must attack guy and I have a howling mine out on my T2, his T2 he buffs it up +4/+2 and swings at me. after that I hold him down but on my T5 I drop Telemin Performance and from his deck I get Borborygmos, he had no answer to him and I quickly won the game, but luck of the game gave me the best possible creature.

Just a couple times yesterday when luck was on my side and it felt good.
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I was facing 2 demigods and a grave Titan ( +2tokens) in 2hg. The opponents are at 8 life and we had maybe 10. My partner and I were both top decking. I draw a body double he draws a massacre worm. As luck would have it the GM player had a massacre worm in his yard! I have top decked wins before but never my partner and I both grabbing the only cards that would save us from a sure loss next turn. It was epic!
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Can it be luck that I played the number 1 ranked player in PS3 1v1 and he decided to put the Ring of Evos Isle on his Spiketail Hatchling ?

I made it through a lot of countering and him not wanting to sack the Ring, as the only thing else he had in play was a Fog Bank with my new favorite card Pillory of the Sleepless snuck through on it.

Through a couple Disperse turns and Cancel turns I managed to have two Falconrath Nobel's out and he let slide a Restless Apparition and Stillmoon Cavalier through because he has a 3 power Spiketail and two 2/2 drakes out.

Next turn I swing. He blocks both Falconraths with Drakes and the Apparition with his 4/4 Spiketail.
What luck I say or bad planning on his part?

I pump the Apparition twice and a total of 5 creatures die leaving him with one life left.
Upkeep..... Pillory


Edit: Didn't mention he had Future Sight in play and another Fog Bank he choose to block the Cavalier with.
It was a hard fought battle.


Edit Edit: Before you say it, yes, I'm tooting my own horn a little. I saw him in random and had to take the chance. I'm not talking about one of those 65000 lamesters, this is the dude directly under that.
As to how the ranking system works, I can confirm that more points are gained by playing a higher ranked player.
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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

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Can it be luck that I played the number 1 ranked player in PS3 1v1 and he decided to put the Ring of Evos Isle on his Spiketail Hatchling ?
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I'd say the luck part is that a player ranked that high actually had a ring in the Talrand deck. 
Can it be luck that I played the number 1 ranked player in PS3 1v1 and he decided to put the Ring of Evos Isle on his Spiketail Hatchling ?
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I'd say the luck part is that a player ranked that high actually had a ring in the Talrand deck. 



That was my thinking exactly

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You know what I've got more issues. Whats up with the story in this game? The adverts said I was going to team up with Chandra and we were going to kick butt and chew bubblegum across the planes on a revenge campaign against some... guy she knew I guess? Who's Ramaz anyway? What do I get instead? I beat Chandra like 2 minutes in with a mono-green stompy thing Garruk gave me (why does he keep giving all these new planeswalkers his deck) and then I spent like 5 hours jumping from plane to plane picking up random nicknacks for her mantlepiece while she sits back back doing her nails or something. I was thrown in jail! I got hit by a Roil Storm twice! Do you know how many rats are on Ravnica, Chandra? All of them! All of the rats! All of the rats eating me!

Then we go kick her Ex's bearded-screaming-butt and what does she do to help? Nothing! She throws of the occasional fire ball and spends her time trying not to freeze to death. You should have worn pants Chandra. While we're on the subject what happened to your shoes? You had like Steelies on. Steelies are cool. Now your running around with stupid boots with like 5-inch heels? Thats not appropriate footware for Planeswalking! That's not appropriate footware for normal walking! At least Liliana is doing it for the whole 'evil is sexy' thing and can summon undead to carry her when she breaks her ankle. What are you going to do ride a Phoenix? Its made of fire! You'll fall right through! Man I should have gone Planeswalking with Liliana - yeah she'd crack my head open with a rock 5 minutes in and raise my corpse to serve her but at least we could have gone dancing!

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This one time me and DonBabuel were playing a 2hg game. I was AS, he was BR against MS and GG. Everything was going bad for us; I was top decking, we only had a Spellbreaker Behemoth on field for our side, our opponents were at 28 life and after their last turn they managed to bring us down to just 1 life.... So the game looked all but sealed at this point. Next up keep I top deck a Daybreak Coronet and Don quickly realizes he has a Runes of the Deus on his hand. So we swing for to add 20 life back to our pool and our opponents scoop.
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I had a nice run of luck earlier playing OD vs Garruks Deck. I kept a marginal yet slow hand with plenty of land, Mutilate, Dread, and Grave Titan. My opponent plays turn 3 Leatherback Baloth which I top deck a murder for, then a turn 4 Baloth which I topdecked another murder for. Turn 5 comes Stomphowler then turn 6 is Primevil Titan. I manage to topdeck the necessary land and mutilate both his creatures sending them to the yard. Turn 7 comes out the Hydra that doubles counters every turn and it was played for 7 counters. I had a corrupt in hand but only 6 land and needed another miraculous topdeck of land or killspell before it destroys me on the next turn. Once again I got the land and killed it off. After that it was smooth sailing by reanimating his Titan, and playing my own titan to destroy him in a couple short turns. 
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