Challonge and OP Updated....
Miguel is out to a 4-0 start and Mobius is right behind at 3-0....
In case of a tie-breaker... it goes Game Set wins and if that is tied then total points in games for the tiebreaker...If that is a tie then we have a playoff with whatever decks the opponents have....
In the finals, where #1 plays #2, should we open the decks back up or wherever the participants stand, they stand? I think they should have a fresh deck set so each person chooses their best deck of the five each game...but we can vote on it...
Here my first duel with reptyle:
First I comment how I prefer to use the goblin's deck. I comment that he have to been use Mindstorm has advantage on the goblins since it has many cars for kill the goblins easily, but of equal way I comment that the deck they made it a bit slow thinking that it is a deck of demange.
Taking advantage that I will put my Warren Instigator since the Mindstorm will occupy 3 of mana to kill my goblins at the time the surest thing it is that i will have the opportunity to attack with Warren Instigator and to put two more. Then it uses Arc Lightning and gives him a great advantage killing three of my goblins, but I believe that he will necessary to kill my Goblin Piledriver because has blue protection. You will see for what.
Again it has opportunity to kill with Arc Lightning my Goblin Piledriver but it didn't do it, I suppose he thinks that if he dont leave me to have more goblins it will not be a problem.
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Then I comment how to take advantage of my Gempalm Incinerator to kill his criature and draw a card. While I go draining little by little his lifes.
I comment that Rage Reflection always I have debated myself if to leave or not in the deck since right now for example that alone I have just my Goblin Piledriver does not help me. Then just draw and draw lands and comment that I am having bad luck and giving almost the duel lost.
I place the Rage Reflection to leave it in 6 lives and comment that it would be perfect if i draw the Goblin Chieftain . He uses Insurrection only to steal one criature and I comment that it was a waste, but I suppose that he wants drain rapidly my lifes.
Will I be a fortune-teller? In my following turn i draw the Goblin Chieftain . And with it I won the duel. Finally I never recommend in the video to leave before the duels, and remain until the end so since we saw in this one, a card can make the difference n_n
Match with lawsey complete. I have troubles with mana in the three games
I won the first duel with celestial deal, i had only two land and no draw more in few turns but i can deal with it.
I loose the second duel using auras, he use ED. Same problem, i had onle two lands and two mind controls in my hand what dont help me because ha had the thing what make unbleckeable and phroud their creatures
I loose the third duel using the red/black deck, i had problems with mana but in this game a draw a lot of it. And i dont think too much about him mana leaks.
Anyways, very well played! :D
lawsy2003(2) vs miguel_exe(1)
Game1 SS(0) vs CL(1)
I made a lot of bad moves with this game, I cast my vulture zombie and I have a troll with rancor in play, he had four lands and not dropping any creatures meaning he was setting up for a day of judgement. next turn he cast it and all my creatures were gone. After that he cast a baneslayer angel forcing me to cast damnation. I cast two lord of extinction which he put two recumbent bliss and from there I wasn't able to recover until he cast a Serra avatar with a basilisk artifiact, which I can't find an answer.
Game 2 ED(1) vs AS(0)
This game is all about my creature with whisper silk cloak attacking for the win
Game 3 MS(1) vs GM(0)
Again I was forced to use MS but this time I got the deck all unlocked so at least I had a fighting chance. I kept pouring direct damage to him until I can get my spellbound dragon and sphinx with time warp for the win.
Good Games miguel_exe
@killabkilledb - How will the playoffs be played are the top 4 players be twice to beat to be eliminated by the bottom 4, or cut to top 4 for a single elimination?
I think Miguel posted the game with me as a "what NOT to do".. LOL
I've been trying to get a hold of Shin Hitokiri for the past 3 days at "reasonable hours" to no avail. I even got two "denied" messages. Soooo, to alleviate my boredom, who wants to get a tourney game in? I don't care who it is. Just know that my first DLC game I HAVE to pick Mindstorms, so come on down and get your free win.
Mindstorms is kind of growing on me.....a lot actually...
If you're here, send the invite instead of griping on the boards.
This coming from the guy who went out of his way to play his round 4 match (lawsy) instead of his round 3 match (me).
Let's play: Who Gets the Last Word
Every since YOU sent me a friend request, I've been sending you invites every day, and not at, like, 10:30PM, as you so claim. I'll check myself when you check your watch.
On that note: ANY TAKERS?
I'm stuck with Mindstorms this round. Come beat me!
And 730PM EST tomorrow sounds BRILLIANT Hitokiri-san. Hai!
Who cares about "last word" except for immature little kids. Why don't you post your available times like everyone else instead of leaving things to chance and throwing a temper tantrum, and I will attempt to work using the iPad during that timeframe. Let me repeat myself like I do to my kids for what is hopefully the last time: POST your available times, and I will attempt to work using the iPad during that timeframe.
Ooooh, look who's resorting to personal attacks. I hope you teach your kids what hypocrisy means.
(and how to read, like I already said, tomorrow 730PM sounds brilliant)
a violent demonstration of rage or frustration; a sudden burst of ill temper.
Shin Hitokiri defeats Mobius (I Abuse Welfare) 2-0
Game 1 OD vs MS
Game 2 SS vs ED
Good round and matches; good luck in the rest of the tourney.
Challonge and OP updated. We are all complete through round 4 of 7 with a few extra games done.....good luck the rest of the way...
killabkilledb 2-0 over psmoore
He killed me quick both games. I played CL and he played AS in game 1, and I played GM in game 2 I know his game two was PI.
He lost connection in game 2, but had an 10/10 hexproof on the board and I had jack crap so I just conceded that game.
Game 1 he had one creature with every dang enchantment on it, so I could do nothing even with a Serra Avatar at 48/48.. UGH Conceded game 1 also.
This was the board....
and honestly, I replayed miguel a game over where stasticially, I win the game 10/11 times the next turn....I was +90% favored to win that game but due to an error on his last turn I replayed it...if he had not had the error, he had a 4 in 44 shot of surviving my next turn...this game was much loser than that...and too early..
You had two blockers on the board, though my lightning greaves next turn on the tracker next turn was going to be BIG BIG trouble for you next turn. I should have played it that turn but like I said, I miscounted my mana...
You sooo had that third game won. If you sacced your creature that destroys artifacts/enchantments and killed my pernicious deed all your 6 mana drops live and I am toast. Instead you put fists of the iron wood on it. Other than that I thought you played round 3 well. You missed one swing other than that.
Game 1 you had to use CL and I purposefully chose AS for a good game. Your lifegain, aggro ability, 3 solemn offerings and well of lost dreams and 2x day make for a good game...
You missed a couple of swings but I had Pariah + Indestructibility and a few other things on a Hexproof geist.
The only way for you to kill me is to detroy the pariah/indestructibility combo with a Solemn offering. That or playing a felidar sovereign post 40 life...
We were both just growing in life...you had a like a 9/7 enchanted ascendant and a 50/50 serra avatar.... and I had my indestructible lifelinker with pariah.......
You needed to hold out a little longer as statistically, I think you have more win conditions than me.
Once you cast day of judgment though you gave me the game. That won't kill a creature with indestructibility on it.
If you ever run into that again you need to use a solemn offering on the pariah/indestructibility enchantments and you can win.
I took a late hand because I had a winds of rath and your divine favor just completely foiled my initial plans....
After a wild three games, Killa defeats Reptyle 2-1
Game 1 Aura Servants defeats Celestial Light
Game 2 Grinning Malice defeats Pack Instinct
Game 3 Sepulchural Strength barely nudges out Collective Might and should have lost...
I'm perfectly relaxed. That's how the games went. Do you want me to just throw disingenuous "good games" out there when they weren't very interactive games of Magic, "just because"?
He won, I lost, plain and simple.
I guess you could fault me for not wishing him luck in the rest of the tournament. That's a bad ommission on my part. Sorry. Good luck in the rest of the tourney Shin Hitokiri.
If they were good games, then most of the time I would take the time to write up some flowery report describing the match, as maybe you've seen before. But they weren't particularly good or interesting games. This isn't little league, coach. You're the one who needs to lighten up and relax. It's not like I attacked him after the match or anything. He stomped me. What do you want from me?
A blase' post-match report is not the same as whining about "wahhhh, this deck is cheap" or "wahhhhh, he had such good draws".
Everyone's different pal.
1. You have no idea what my state of mind is when I'm writing these posts.
2. It's completely unnecessary for you to be so condscending towards other posters. I was primarily asking you a question out of curiosity. If the comment referencing being a sore loser is out of place, then I apologize.
1. Yet, you have insight into my state of mind?
Anyways, apologies all around. Beef squashed. Moving on!
Challenge and OP Updated.
Shin, we are up next...I am sending you a game center friend request...
I guess I should have added exclamation marks after "Riveting!" and "Bravo!". Would that have made it better?
mobius defeats reptyle 2 - 0
Game 1: Sepulchral Strength (me) vs. Goblin Gangland
Seeing as how he had access to Goblins, this seemed like the safest bet as far as deck choices go. This game actually went very long as there were numerous Greater Good shenanigans to dig me into the bottomless removal SS has. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever cast a Go for the Throat on a 1/1 Goblin token so I could hit a Chancellor of the Forge with a Consuming Vapors for the 5 life.
Game 2: Peacekeepers (me) vs. Grinning Malice
On the draw, I felt a hand of 4 Plains , double Fiend Hunter and Oblivion Ring could hold down the fort against any of the 4 decks he had access too (especially since there aren't many ETB triggers that you can get punished for with a removed Fiend Hunter . This game also went a bit over the median time as I played pecking/defense with some Squadron Hawks and an Intrepid Hero was holding down the fort. I also had a bit of insurance with a Fiend Hunter on a Reanimate d Fiend Hunter , just in case any ground monsters showed up. Eventually, the O.G. Oblivion Ring cleared a Kavirek, the Merciless out of the way to let Captain of the Watch and the gang in for lethal.
Good games reptyle, and good luck in the rest of the tournament. If you have any questions about the matches or decks, feel free to PM me. I don't know if I'm ever going to get my post-DLC guide up, for fear of having it locked down as a "duplicate thread".
@Killa: Thanks for posting to setup the match, I am already currently exchanging PMs with Squinter as he is my next opponent and are trying to get the match in either late tonight or tomorrow early morning. I will co-ordinate with you once I finish the match with him.
Since Mobius finds everything so unintresting I will write a longer recap since unless you're playing burn, any blue, or aggro, then removal followed by creature is the general strategy for every deck :
Game 1: Was lost in the deck manager as the Mindstorms build played by Mr. Chickenstrips featured a ton of Wee Dragonauts instead of heavy counter/burn which played right into OD's strategy as he was tapped out most of the match casting the Wees and a Mire's Toll took his Act of Treason.
Game 2: Even with a mulligan to 5 for me, Exhalted had nothing to do against the troll but be aggressive with the same strategy which is correct. A Prenicious Deed destroyed his 2 Black Knights and 2 Rings of Xand which left him with just 1 knight after regening and exposing ED biggest weakness which is defense if it gets behind. Mobius still had a very good hand as he played two consecutive deathbringer leiges which killed my Yavemia's Elder and left him with 2 5/6 creatures for blocking and me in a bad state with less cards and only the troll for weaker board position. Mobius fails to acknowledge he then makes a mistake as I attack with my Troll (5/3 trample) and he decides to block it with just 1 Leige. While I did not have removal to push the entire 5 dmg through by killing the Leige in response...I did have a Consume Stregth which allowed me to perfectly get 3 points in of trample damage. I do personally find that intresting but that's just me.
Yeah, I played such a terrible build of Minstorms because that deck is so favored against Obedient Dead. I played a Wee Dragonaut . Innocent Blood . I played a Dominus of Fealty . Murder . I crap out a Gelectrode and another Dragonaut , because hell, why not? Fume Spitter + Massacre Wurm . I kill your Wurm with a Steamcore Weird and an Arc Lightning . You play a Griselbrand . Yeah dude, you absolutely crushed my inferior build. I'm sure your magic heavy counter/burn build would have just done so much better, because obviously, I don't run any counter or burn in that deck.
You're right, I could have double-blocked with the Lieges, obviously going to lose one, because why would you swing otherwise, and then top-decking into what exactly? Another dead removal spell (I had an Unmake just chilling in my hand, which works great against Hexproof, obvs)? I guess I could have ripped in to a Divinity of Pride and prayed to Ganesh that you have no more removal, so yeah, you're right on that account. Not very likely though. Aggro-ED's biggest problem is defense, yeah, not my build though. My build's biggest problem is Hexproof. Also, you mulliganed to six.
Great analysis brah.
Challonge and OP fully updated....this one is nearing completion and in good time since kicked off on the 25th!
Oh I'm sure hexproof is the only weakness against your great build and your ED has amazing immunity from Sweepers which is what really beat you and not the hexproof. Great analysis brah
Per your expert post-match analysis, I seemed to recover quite well from your sweeper. I just had no answer for your Troll, who, I believe, did the full 20. Nice counterpoint brah.
(feel free to tell me what beats your 5/2 trampling regenerating hexproof troll in Exalted Darkness, outside of a creature (with sufficient toughness) equipped with a Ring of Xathrid or Sigil of Distinction for a bunch, or a lieged-up Divinity of Pride , or if I ever get lucky enough to swing with a Nefarox and Troll is your only creature, as you're obviously some kind of Duels savant)
People who consistently win with Obedient Dead and Sepulchral Strength: Think they're so skilled and great at Magic
Actually you have NO IDEA what I normally play Mobius, which makes your comment hillarious, especially since I barely play those decks LMAO. You also apparently have no idea how good I am to say that I suck only having played me once on the iPad. (I wonder if you're the same gamertag that used to run double jace or liliana in 2012 on the 360, who I regularly beat with my partner in 2hg)
You're a good player who is in a very good position to win this tournament (along with Miguel and Lawsy) and I even said in my recap you played a good hand with ED. You also have a very good understanding of the game and I have never criticized your abillity to do so. It's your failure to hardly say anything mature or respectful towards other people because of your sense of entitlement that fuels my critique. This is when you have no substancial or reasonable argument since it doesn't relate to the game and just your pride; which make your comments more immature and silly.
Here's what I think the problem is. You (maybe) and your pal Lancel (definitely) are, for whatever reason, perturbed that I posted a real droll account of our games and didn't say "good games" or something to that effect at the end. Why do you guys care so much? Did I send you any hate mail afterwards? I didn't say good game because they weren't good games. I got destroyed in some fairly non-interactive games of Magic. It happens quite frequently. I'm terrible at this game.
Did I make any claims to what you actually play, or to your skill level? Did I say you sucked? No I did not. You're the one trying to give analysis on my decks ("shoulda played counter/burn version of Mindstorms" "ED isn't built to recover from sweepers") If you somehow took my little words as personal attacks against you, well, that's between you and your therapist (there you go, that's what it looks like when someone takes a potshot specifically at you). Then you gotta add in all this nonsense about 2HG (I hardly ever play 2HG (I played probably once or twice on all three versions for the achievements) because, in my personal experience, it takes people forever to make a decision...I find it maddenly boring/frustrating).
Then, after all that, you try to high-road me in the last paragraph. Nice smokescreen dude, even though, truly, I graciously accept your compliments.
Anyways, you won. I can't possibly fathom what you want from me. I know what I want from you though. I just want to know what your name means.
Hey Killa, I'm still trying to get the game done with Squinter, but hopefully we can work it out to finish today or tomorrow since our schedules and timezones are a bit different.
I agree, it's the removal meta. Creatures have super high numbers, but are at their weakest now (unless they have super strong effects). Sorta like spells with bodies again!
I read some of this, and I love the Mobius and ShinHitokiri effects! www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJvPjelxxj0 ... It was an amazing read, outstanding!
Can you guys play more games of magic together?
What a joke Game Centre is. Spent the last 30 min trying to connect with Shin. Restarted Magic, restarted iPad, I invite, he invite, I stay out of the main menu. All the same results - it connects but then nothing happens and goes back to main menu sigh
Squinter beats ShinHitokiri 2:0
Squinter - SS, GG
Shin - AW, MS
Game 1 - SS vs AW
SS was the only deck I could think of to counter his AW: removal + heavy hitters. Luckily for me, I drew pretty much every removal in the deck. I got a few free hits in with Scute Mob + Rancor with the only creature out for him being Taunting Elf until turn 5. Turn 4 saw an Erratic Portal and turn 5 a Thragtusk , so I knew I had to get rid of the Portal with a Maelstrom Pulse . At this point I was chunking him quite a bit with a Viridian Emissary and Yavimaya Elder with a Diabolic Edict thrown in there too. He was able to stall a turn with Beast Within on his own land till he got out a Pelakka Wurm which I removed with Go for the Throat .
Then came the Elderscale Wurm but a lucky draw from sacrificing my Yavimaya Elder netted me another Go for the Throat before I swung in with an 18/18 Lord of Extinction and 9/9 Scute Mob .
Game 2 - GG vs MS
Knew MS was coming to counter the Goblins but I got a fantastic opening hand that really put the aggresion on before he could start burning them. Goblin Guide into Krenko's Command into Goblin Chieftain was stopped before it could finish him by a Gelectrode into Volcanic Geyser . But with him down to 7 life and a Goblin Grenade in hand, all I had to do was swing with my guide and remaining goblin to win. I still had Ember Hauler , Seige-Gang Commander and Voracious Dragon just in case the direct damage wasn't enough :P
Pretty much nothing you can do against that....
Good games man. Glad we finally got to play!
Hey Killa, I will be home today after 8:30 pm ET. We can attempt to do the matches after that time depending on your schedule as long as I've got hold of the iPad. If not I will attempt to co-ordinate later. Looking forward to just my second match of the tourney without seeing SS LOL.
Challenge and OP updated....
Everyone has completed the equivalent of at least five rounds so we are almost there...
Shin, I should be home tonight and available around those times...
I just got settled in, working on dinner now...I can play right now but its a bit hecktic as I am cooking and doing a couple of things. From 9pm on I will be in my chair wathcing tv/playing ps3 and I'll keeo the ipad there. Invite me if the wife lets you use the ipad tonight
Sounds like a plan (especially since she has it now) :D I will check around 10 if not we can do it tomorrow night.
Hey Killa, Sorry I wasn't able to get on at all last night. I will be on and checking until about 1 or 2 p.m. and sending you invites if you're available. I have to go out of town for a wedding in the afternoon so I won't be back until sometime Sunday after that
Played 3 games with Shin... I won the first , he won the second two...full screencaps and details in a few minutes...we are playing a few more so
I got robbed game two and the screencaps will show it....timer never went off....I think it was my fault because I took a snapshot at the same time.....had 2x sigil blessing in my hand....both your drakes should have died and all my creatures live and do 4 extra damage that turn...... Oh well...
You played well both games...game one kind of stunk because you missed 1-2 land drops and my turn five acidic slime and portal just made it me vs an empty board......
Shin wins 2-1
AW beats GM
CW beats CM
Aura Servantsbeats GM
Game 1: Killa (NON DLC) VS Shin (DLC) in Ipad Tourny#4
I am running ancient Wilds and he is using Grinning Malice...can the bounce/lifegain begin before the GM aggro pain begins? I have a pretty decent hand...
Turn 2-3 I drop the Elvish Visionary followed by the Archer...I want the card draw and chump blocker of the elf and the reach and deathtouch of the archer in case demigods start popping up.
Shin missed his fourth land drop and I swing
He missed his fifth land drop and the game is pretty much over as I cast a slime out there and destroy his red land...
I have a portal out so I just recast the Slime each turn saccing a land and needling for 3 damage..
Game 2: Killa (DLC) VS Shin (NONDLC) in Ipad Tourny#4
So I am running CM and he is playing CW. I like my chances a lot...I don't Talrand is quick enough to deal with my rush....I don't draw any of my 2x overrun or beastmaster ascension to start but I have 2x Sigil Blessing...
Turn two I draw and drop a token generator.... JUST what I wanted...
Turn 3 I draw and drop another one and needle some damage..
Turn 4 I play a Midnight Haunting I believe and drop 2x 1/1 flying spirits and swing for four more. I wanted to play a BA but I was afraid of a counter because he has three mana open...
Turn 5 I play nothing and swing because I know he is going to block...the goal is to cast my sigil blessing and make my 2/2s 3/3s that kill his drakes and live. Also, my other creatures get in for an extra four damage.....
Shin takes the bait (well, he kind of has to block either way so its not really him falling for a combat trick) but I'm snapshotting and the timer doesn't allow me to pause it. So instead of a 4 to 0 creature board with 2x token generators with a sigil blessing and a beastmaster ascension in my hand...this is my board next...turn with a sigil blessing out (my mana situation is grim but the cirve is so low I can win)...I should still have 4 creatures here swinging at him with 8 health, not 12.....If the timer doesn't glitch last game the outlook is VERY VERY VERY grim for Shin here.
At any rate, he plays masterfully at this point, and does what crosswinds does best, mana leaks, disperse, etc....and he Briberies a hero of Bladehold which is what ultimately kills me. I messed up at this point. I should have tried to kill that card his first swing with my sigil blessing.....he even blatant thievaried my enchantment for good measure at the end......
But yeah, I think that darn timer issue kind of cost me this one. I think my CM deck is too fast and has too many early creatures and ways to pump them for CW to keep up...
Game 3: Killa (DLC) VS Shin (DLC) in Ipad Tourny#4
I am using GM vs his AS....can I punch through before Aura Servants goes nuts...my first mistake might have been keeping a hand with 5 land but going first I was afraid to mulligan again and with 2x evolving wilds I can cycle a few land cards out of my deck early so I should draw creatures/spells right? That is what I was thinking anyways...
Turn 2 Onxy and turn 3 Vexing Devils (see my graveyard....he takes 4 damage obviously) but I am just drawing LAND LAND LAND
LAND LAND LAND....I get all 4x Evoling Wilds very early in this game....Its pretty bad...I'm still needling with my Onxy though..
Shin Mind controls my Onyx turn 5...and I play an Ogre. I know some people don't like the Ogre's here but I played two of them this game and each one got me 5 damage...Notice he is at ten life...
I cast the ogre and now he is at 5 life but the three dreams he casts is the end of my game...barring some topdeck magic to get a quick win here.. notice my hand...3 lands....9 of my first 16 cards were land...
I get a demigod and cast it and swing even though he can block me with his Griffin Guide enchanted deathtoucher (An EXCELLENT and game saving play on his part using this enchantment a turn before--I believe he was anticipating a demigod). ......Swinging was probably a mistake but I am still tilting from the last game....I should have tried to hold off for a terminate/then swing...
At any rate, drawing 9/16 lands I still manage to get him down to two life but all sorts of lifelink, indestructiblity and pariah cards are heading my way...if I didn't get land flooed I might have edged this one out by now since Shin's deck started REALLY REALLY show. I am not sure if he is running a slow deck (cut some of the stalkers/spiritdancers which I think is a mistake), if its too top heavy or if he just drew a slow hand....he also could have been playing possum and sitting on a winds of rath.....At any rate, his first spell was a mind control turn 5 I think on a 2/1 creature...
Now he has enchantments on a flier..It has vigilance, lifelink and it can't be killed.....I know the game is over at this point...
A pic of my graveyard...showing 4x evolving wilds and notice the Ogre in my hand and his life total...
I cast the Ogre and do another 5 damage.....even though I know the game is over but its stil lgood to know for testing how much damage it does...
Pariah + Indestructibility plus everything...this game is over. At best I could hope to topdeck a Chaos Warp before the game finally ends....
Shin's AS played slow but he played it extremely well once it got going! That griffin guide was the MVP move of this game...
Nice recaps Killa, just some insight...on the CW match as you could see only 1 sigil could've been cast as u only had 3 mana. When I briberied for the hero I was counting on a sigil blessing to try to kill it as I had 2 disperse, a repulse, and a mana leak in my hand with 3 mana untapped. As you saw I saved the disperses in case u played Beastmaster (which u had in your hand) so even getting counters would not have won you this one sorry I knew I just had to survive that turn you swung and then I could outrace you even if you would've cast the sigil blessing I had too much control in my hand
On the AS game I just had a slow hand (I do run all 4 stalkers and spiritdancers, geist, nomad, avent, and grand arbiter but just didn't draw any of them (I kind of count mind control and griffin guides as creatures which help a little), I had already taken a mulligan from a 1 Land no creatures hand and didn't want to mulligan again as I knew I just needed 1 creature to do anything. Lucky for me even though I didn't draw any creatures...neither did you so I could get to turn 5. Once I cast Mind Control I suspected a demigod soon and I had 2 Griffin Guides since my opening hand. I actually run both Ogres in my deck and u just happened to hit my only 5 mana cards both times u cast it which I'm sure you liked
I do run things higher than demigods as evidenced by my discarding of Massacre Worm. On the CW match it's never that simple as the next play is dictated by the current board position; I simply don't tap out on the next turn for Bribery if u get that 1 sigil off. I agree with what you though on your point of view but me having 3 bounce spells and 1 counterspell that I could cast 2 the next turn means u don't get through for as much dmg as you think. I also already had my 7th land in hand to cast Bribery and still have enough mana for a disperse or Mana Leak if appropriate to make sure no combat tricks or even Beastmaster would've impacted it. There was a lot of match left to be played if that screenshot error didn't happen and it would've continued to be an excellent match, just don't think that simply not casting Sigil cost you the game because it didn't.
Just how many licks does it take to reach the center of a tootsie roll POP? The world may never know Again man, great matches and feel free to message me to play again anytime after this weekend as they were a lot of fun.
@Killa: Sure, Mon. and Tues. after 530PM should be fine.
Squinter beats Schwabadoobie: 2:0
Squinter - PK, CM
Schwab - GM, GG
Game 1 - PK vs CM
I started off with Doomed Traveler into Honor of the Pure while taking direct damage from Vexing Devil and Blightning . A Terminate was used on my Traveler which I think was a mistake to do. With Blightning, I chose to discard Archon of Justice and one of my Dawn Elemental . This was followed by Schwab using Reanimate on my Archon. I used a Fiend Hunter to exile the Archon while continuing to attack with my 2/2 Spirit token.
What happened next was interesting and not expected. Bituminous Blast was used on my Hunter, but instead of the Archon of Justice going back to Schwab, it came to me! With a Journey to Nowhere in hand, I knew there wasn't much that could done so I swung in a few times with a Glorious Anthem played and the 2 fliers to finish it.
Game 2 - CM vs GG
Goblin Bushwhacker was played turn 1 followed by Warren Instigator . I think you should have definitely saved the Bushwhacker for turn 3 to guarentee forcing me to at least sacrifice one of my creatures. As it turned out, I put out Selesnya Evangel turn 2 to block the Instigator, killing both in the process. Definitely worth it. From there it spiralled in my favour as I was able to overrun with Scion of the Wild > Fists of Ironwood > Hero of Bladehold > Wilt-Leaf Liege .
Good games Schwabadoobie!
Challonge and OP have been updated.
Looks like we are done through 7 rounds but Mobius and Miguel are still needing to play round 5...
Good luck everyone, in the final round!
Mobius, after 5:30 works for me...
lawsy2003 (2) vs reptyle (0)
game 1 GG(1) vs SS (0)
usual goblin romp with first turn guide, 2nd turn command and 3rd turn chieftain against his third turn troll.
game 2 AS(1) vs OD(0)
second turn stalker against his second turn shade, however a third turn armor on the stalker went all the way for three turns for the kill.
I got lucky both games with good start up cards which set me up for both wins. Good games reptyle...
Challenge and OP updated...
Anyone heard from Miguel lately?
I'm just getting in here to say how fast I got whooped. I think it was a total of 10 minutes for BOTH matches. Game one was over in like 2 minutes.. I had NOTHING, and he had all these pesky little damn goblins!!!!
mobius defeats killa 2 -1
Game 1: Exalted Darkness (me) vs. Mindstorms
Terrible matchup looking back on it. I walk two Knights into an Electrolyze like a **** early on. Then, as the game drags on, my No Mercy turns his Act of Treason s and Conquering Manticore s into removal spells (though it did take care of a Steamcore Weird , and I'm never able to force my Debtors' Knell through the Mana Leak (s?) I'm 99% certain he has, and eventually die to burn after a super long, drawn out game where I'm pretty sure Killa drew 2/3s of his deck.
Game 2: Collective Might (me) vs. Dream Puppets
Got a bit of a scare seeing a turn 1 Jace's Phantasm , but it never went active. An early Knotvine Paladin gets countered, but I'm able to put an Selesnya Evangel and Qasali Pridemage on the board. Wilt-Leaf Liege resolves, is Mind Control led, but brought back thanks to a little Qasali martyrdom. The game ends with a Fists of Ironwood (mainly to give trample on Wilt-Leaf Liege ) and a Sigil Blessing on the team when killa taps out for Body Double on Paladin.
Game 3: Grinning Malice (me) vs. Aura Servants
For some reason, the Magic gods decide to reward me for keeping a 3 Mountain hand when I have Hellhole Rats and Blazing Specter in hand. Thankfully, an early Invisible Stalker never sees any particularly scary enchantments (though it did have Lifelink , so I was sweating a huge damage swing at any time). Like a luck-sack, I hit the Swamp on turn 4 and swing with a Specter and Ashenmoor Gouger , bringing the damage and discard. On the following turn Pariah hits Blazing Specter , but thankfully he has no lands in hand when I cast Hellhole Rats pre-combat, forcing him to discard Sovereigns of Lost Alara , killing Specter and gaining me back my combat step/damage for the turn. Killa is still stuck on 4 lands when a Blightning rips away his last 2 cards, one of which was a Winds of Rath . I Demonic Tutor for a Chaos Warp juuuuuuuuuust in case but it's not needed as my 4/4 and 2/2 are able to overcome the rest of his topdecks.
Good games killa. I never felt comfortable about either of the games I won until the very end. There were any number of topdecks that could have wrecked me.
Challonge and OP updated....
Miguel....you are lagging behind everyone else by a game and I don't think we've heard from you in a while...
You still around?
This torunament seems to have fizzled at the end here.
Can we try to get this last round done by Monday???
If Miguel doesn't show up by then it looks like he will be bypassed and whoever is third will play (presumably Mobius) in the finals...
And sign up for ipad #5...
Shin has to play Schwab and Miguel has to play Mobius and Squinter still. Miguel, Mobius and Squinter are all in the best position to make the finals so those games are important... I think Shin might still have a shot too if something crazy happens...
Please update your status here if you are still alive and kicking
Schwab, I can play most of the day today or tonight. Please post here or PM me if/when you're available to play.
Sorry guys I have a really hard days in my university. I'm ready to play now or tomorrow after 20:00 hours.
Swab beat Shin 2-0 with Peacekeepers and Aura Servants vs CM and OD. Good games, good luck, and good nite.
Challonge and OP updated.
Thanks for checking in miguel.
You vs Squinter and you vs Mobius are the last two matches of the tournament and they are pretty important (see the Challonge Bracket!).
Thanks to everyone else who signed up and played, it was fun and now its time to see who is the winner
Same. Added you on GC. You still need to verse Mobius remember.
I accept The invite. Im ready now just send me invitation :3
First duel I use GG and he used Auras. I Summond fast my goblins to hit fast.
The second duel he used Obedient Dead. I used mindstorm. A deck that seems really pathetic to me. I draw to few mana andante I make 3 times mulligan, but still no mana, in the last only two islands... I could not do much with that and the creature pirexsomething (4 black mana, 5/5)
The third duel he used mindstorm and I used CM, the only option that i had. I had the game won. I had a really beautiful hand:
But something happened that the connection was interrupted and to me the game display he left, but according to what he said to me, he got the same thing... So we play again. I was hoping to he use mindstorm again but he changed to red/dark. In this I had a somewhat bad hand, i was improved with the passage of the turns There was a part where I made a serious mistake that he put his rat and I do not I discarded my card of 4 of mana 4/4 that is put in the field if she was discarted... But at the end I knew my options and ended up victorious.
IM ready when you can send me inbox. :P
Miguel, that match was a little BS to be honest.
I had you game one. If it wasn't for my failure of maths when you swung in for the final 'kill', I would have blocked your Goblin Warchief instead of your Goblin Chieftan , then used Winds of Rath next turn and Lifelink on my already 4/6 Kor Spiritdancer with Griffin Guide and you wouldn't have been able to do anything from that. Also my failure of knowing the rules. I thought killing your Chieftan would remove his +1 bonus to other creatures before damage took effect on my life.
Firstly, how is that game yours? Second, notice I'm still in the game? Now look at my screenshot: imgur.com/q5gf8 Think I'm very well in it with a good position in fact. I like how you don't have a shot of me leaving the game.
So you left (probably from trying to screenshot) and I chose GM for the remake. I made too many mistakes (Such as failing to use my Sootstoke Kindler on Grave Titan ) just from pure frustration at how long this match was dragging on for and I just wanted it finished.
Sadly I don't take picture when you leave because I was insulting the game when that happens lol anyways You can't kill my queen which your hand and then I have my hammer in myqueen for lifelink and arrollar (how is that hability in english? Lol) or put morE Tokens and then use overrun. Very low odds for you in that duel, I think. GG
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