I played my Rb Goblin Deck Wins yesterday in a local tournament. We were only 12 players, but still. I got in fourth (though all players in the top 4 had 9 points, so you could say I got first).
I didn't have all my duals so I severly feared color screw, but I did fine. I also didn't have some cruicial cards in my sb (Needle & extirpate), which I needed for 2 matchups, but I still got a prize, so I guess it wasn't too bad.
My list was:Goblin Deck Wins
2 x * Auntie's Hovel
1 x *Graven Cairns
8 x Mountain
4 x Sulfurous Springs
3 x Keldon Megaliths
3 x Swamp
4 x Greater Gargadon
4 x Keldon Marauders
4 x Knucklebone Witch
4 x Mogg Fanatic
4 x Mogg War Marshal
4 x Sulfur Elemental
3 x Wort, Boggart Auntie
4 x Incinerate
2 x Rift Bolt
4 x Tarfire
2 x Profane Command Sideboard
4 x Deathmark
3 x Pyroclasm
2 x Cruel Edict
2 x Threaten
4 x Filler
First game: VS GBW midrange.
G1: He got a first turn BOP, but 2 terramorphic expanses slowed him down a bit, while I beat with fanatic and friends. He slaughter pacted my Sulfur Elemental, which slowed me down, but gargadon came out and killed him soon after.
G2: I sided in 2x threaten and 2x edict.
Again I started fast with fanatic and marshall on my first 2 turns. he terrored my fanatic, and on his fourth turn he got a garruk with a beast token.
I threatened his beasty, and attacked garruk with his beast (a misplay. could've gotten him down to 4 life), and 2 more damage from my tokens meant he was at 7. He got a Teneb
out next turn, but the 2 incinerates to the face killed him along with 1 damage from my token.
1-0 in matches.
Second game: RB Gargadon/Grave Pact deck. This is a deck I knew and feared.
He started suspending a gargadon. I played a fanatic, he played an epochrasite
, which practically killed me. I played marauders, and next turn killed the epochrasite so my marauders will get through. He got a 2nd epochrasite, and I played another marauders, but soon he had two 4/4s and a gargadon in play, and I was dead.
G2, I need the sideboard I couldn't get, and he finishes me off quickly with a fatally frenzied gargadon.
1-1 in matches.
Third game: Wg kithkin.
He starts first game with turn 1 Burrenton Forge-Tender
, which is really tough to handle. I think my SE can kill him turn 3, but he drops a wizened cenn with a buttload of creatures. I luckily draw a second sulfur elemental, and I end my third turn with 3 mana open. Fourth turn he beats me to 1 life with his army + surge of thoughtweft. EOT I play sulfur elemental, with another one in my turn, which kills his army. I beat with them and burn ftw.
G2: Sided in 4x deathmark + 3x pyroclasm. Again he starts with a Forge-Tender turn 1, with a fanatic on my side. His other 1/1 meets my fanatic, and my third turn I profane command his pro:red creature, bringing back my fanatic. He gets a knight of meadowgrain next turn, which beats me for 2 and he gains 2 life, but next turn I play my sulfur elemental, attack with my fanatic and kill his knight with the fanatic.
I burn the stuff he tries to play, and I swing ftw.
2-1 in matches.
Game 4: This one is extremely tough. He plays Sonic Boom (MUC).
He starts the first game with a desert, which knocks me off my hopes of taking advantage of my speed first game. I get a marshall in, and suspend a gargadon, but I can't beat for much with the desert in. When I get a sulfur elemental in play, he flashes in a teferi and blocks it. I tarfire the teferi, but things are looking bad for me.
Game 2: I need my side again, but I only have 2x cruel edict to side in. I start pretty fast with him drawing no deserts. He plays a morph, and willbends an incinerate to kill my Sulfur Elemental He stabilizes the game at ~10 life. Luckily I draw my megaliths, which beats him for 1 a turn. Then I get a profane command for 5, which drops him to 4 and brings my fanatic back. I can't attack because of his gnomes, and he beats me with his masticore for 5 a turn. My megaliths get him to 1 life, and he makes 2 misplays which cost him the game. He didn't sacrifice his gnomes on his turn, and I ping him on my upkeep. In response, he sacs the gnomes, and I ping with my fanatic, and it's game.
Game 3: Again, I start fast but he gains control of the board when he's low on life. He gets a masticore which kills my creatures slowly. He's on 5 life, I'm on 15, and I only have a 1/1 goblin token in play. He decides to attack with both Guile and the masticore, and after counting my mana and the number of burn spells in my graveyard, I decide not to block. I go down to 4, and get him down to 4 on EOT. I make a mistake of using the megaliths in my upkeep, but I topdeck a tarfire anyway, and I kill him (1 from token, 1 from megaliths, 2 from tarfire).
3-1 in matches, I go 4th in the entire tournament (though everybody had 3-1 in matches), and win 3 boosters.