Results for tag: Worlds
Posted by: CGilmore on Oct 16, 2012 at 12:38:34 PM
I have to say that the pricing of magic is soooooooo far askew. There should never be a way for a person to make a character that starts with a +2 long sword and still have enough money to buy armor and equipment. Furthermore, if that is the price for a +2 item, how much are you giving away +1 items for. Why would anyone ever need to take feats and training if they can simply run down the street and buy a few magic items to make up the difference with absolutely no training whatsoever.
That being said, I understand the problems that you are having in building a version of D&D that will suite both the classic players as well as those who like the newer versions. I would like to make a proposal and say that you bring back box sets for game worlds. Consider a spectrum of prime material planes...
Posted by: Coverage_Blake on Nov 18, 2011 at 07:33:07 PM
With Day 2 in the books and six rounds of Modern ahead of us Saturday, we now have a much clearer picture of where the Deadly Dozen (Dependable Dozen? Durable Dozen? unDefeatable Dozen?) stand in the Player of the Year race.
To recap, twelve players came in with a mathematical shot to take home the coveted POY trophy. Owen Turtenwald led the field, but could be overtaken if he falls short of the finals. Anything less and one of these other 11 Pros could step in and swipe the prize out from under him.
So, without further ado, here's how the POY hopefuls stand after 12 rounds of Standard and Draft, along with the pro points they had coming in.
Posted by: Coverage_Blake on Nov 18, 2011 at 03:42:43 PM
I love Gifts Ungiven. So, apparently, does U.S. National Champion Ali Aintrazi.
I purchased four immediately after it came out and have hung on to the same four copies ever since. I love Gifts Ungiven so much, a chat on Wizard’s fancy new live chat coverage feature turned into me being asked to make Gifts Ungiven piles out of cupcakes. I would pour Gifts Ungiven on my cereal every morning if I could.
So you can imagine my pure, unadulterated, Christmas-morning-like joy when I walked by the U.S.A. team playing last night and Aintrazi was unwrapping some gifts his opponent certainly did not want him to have.
Aintrazi had taken on Modern for the U.S. team with the latest update of the classic UW Gifts Tron, which uses the Urza Tron (Urza’s Tower, Urza’s Mine, and Urza’s...
Posted by: Coverage_Blake on Nov 18, 2011 at 12:25:38 PM
With an astonishing dozen players in the running for Player of the Year, the 2011 race is both one of the closest AND most wide open ever. It makes keeping track of things a bit difficult as the weekend goes on.
While the individual scenarios for taking the POY title are long and complicated, the long and the short of it is that if none of the players on this list make the Top 8, Owen Turtenwald will be crowned Player of the Year.
If Turtenwald makes the finals, he also wins the crown no matter what anyone else does. If he makes the Top 8 without winning his first match, Martin Juza, Luis-Scott Vargas, Ben Stark and Shouta Yasooka can all catch him by winning the whole tournament.
And if Turtenwald doesn't make the Top 8? Basically, chaos breaks loose, the system collapses, and Purple...
Posted by: Coverage_Blake on Nov 17, 2011 at 04:43:58 PM
With the Standard portion of the event winding down, it affords us an opportunity to look at the metagame from the very top of the standings by looking at what's playing at the top tables. For this complete and totally scientific excercise, I took a look at who was playing what at the top eight tables. Both because Top 8 is catchy and because, by the time I got there, table nine was empty.
So, without further ado (and I'm known for having too much ado in some circles), here are the decks playing at the top eight tables in the sixth round of Standard.
Wolf Run Ramp (RG): 4
Mono Red: 3
UW Control/Blade: 2 (Tough to classify...one has blades, but very few actual creatures. No Splicers, etc.)
W/G Tokens: 2
Wolf Run White: 1
Tempered Steel: 1
Esper Control: 1
Posted by: Coverage_Blake on Nov 17, 2011 at 02:27:58 PM
Every Pro Tour features breakout decks, strategies and cards. New cards make their impressions felt and older cards find new places in updated formats.
The breakout cards in this tournament just feel a bit different that the usual cadre of cards to watch. Many of the cards making the leap this weekend are limited regulars that were initially deemed not powerful enough for constructed play.
The seeds of the movement to featuring efficient commons and limited specialty cards started weeks ago, as cheap spells like Phantasmal Bear, Wring Flesh and Tribute to Hunger began to make waves in constructed. Soon, Delver of Secrets and the oft-maligned Shock even followed suit.
At Worlds, several decks ranging from control to aggro are taking advantage of some efficiently costed commons with simple...
Posted by: Coverage_NateP on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:30:11 AM
“Hey, Martin, it’s good to see you,” I said as I saw him wading through the sea of Japanese players towards me. I can’t remember how long ago Martin Juza and I first met. Between the number of events that I cover a year and his insistence on playing virtually every weekend, we cross paths quite frequently. Every single time he and I are at an event together, we always end up finding each other and talking for a little while, catching up on how things have been. Juza’s a great guy and always has some interesting story about something he and Shuhei Nakamura got into…like the alligator story.
As Juza ran over to the stage, we started to talk about how his week has been. He had been staying with Nakamura for a few days leading up to Grand Prix Hiroshima,...
Posted by: Chanchai on Dec 14, 2010 at 05:26:25 PM
It's interesting to see how typical bot prices of cards get influenced by something like Worlds.
First off, I should let everyone know that Scars of Mirrodin Boosters are super cheap this week on the bots. It's a good time to stock up for your drafts and sealed events! I am seeing SOM Boosters for 3.55 tickets.
That's ROE low and it hasn't been this low for Scars in something like 4 or 5 weeks which has been hugging at just under 4.00 tickets for a long time. I will probably be buying up some packs for later drafts (SOM Sealed is just too random it seems--sealed is random, but some sets work really well with sealed).
In my first year watching Worlds, it's interesting to see how various card prices change right away with that event. Sort of like when...
Posted by: krteCZEk on Dec 14, 2010 at 04:08:11 PM
O uplynulém víkendu se v Japonsku - v Chibě uskutečnilo magicové Mistrovství světa.
Z našich se na skvělém šestém místě umístil Lukáš Jaklovský.
Vítězem se stal Guillaume Matignon, který ve finále zdolal 3:1 Wafo-Tapu, který stejným poměrem ve čtvrtfinále vyřadil právě našeho hráče.
Soutěž týmů ovládli Slováci. Takže určitě gratulace za hranice:)
Více informací najdete zde: www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.a...
Posted by: Adrien-Ger on Dec 12, 2010 at 09:48:34 AM
Il a battu Guillaume Wafo Tapa 3-1 !
Il devra maintenant battre Brad Nelson à Paris pour savoir s'il peut ajouter un titre de Joueur de l'année à son palmarés !
Un détail n’a pas échappé à ceux qui ont assisté à la finale entre les deux Guillaume : on avait l’impression qu’ils jouaient pour le Fun. Dans leurs esprits, tout étant déjà gagné, le titre de champion du Monde n’était plus qu’un détail. Guillaume Wafo-Tapa se moque en règle générale d’un titre. Champion du Monde ? Ce n’est qu’un mot pour lui. Guillaume Matignon s’y intéressait peut-être un petit peu plus,...
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