I've had a crazy week and a terrible evening, so much to the point that I doubt my sanity and consider going for help somewhere. But, come to think of it, I've been pretty crazy for a ling time. The sanity right on the edge of things. Seeing the cliff, and deciding to hang off the edge, so to speak.
For example: In Nice, most people who care know I
played a freaking Coalition Victory deck. Who the hell
would run that kind of trash in the Master's Gateway. I
mean hell you are playing for $2000, and there are
people who would kill for a chance to play in that
tournament. But the truth is, I was not quite over the
edge. As you can see in the deck list below and the
article I wrote for Teamacademy.com, I didn't believe I
would win with the deck, but it was far from throwing
the tournament away. There was some very good meta game
choices in the deck with the intent of beating Miracle
Grow, sideboarding total hate against Oath or Trix, and
Victorying the Mirror or any junk deck right the hell
out of the tournament. And don't forget I had the intent
of sideboarding out the Victory every game.
Now as I sit and ponder greater thoughts than the game of magic, I still wonder… am I insane already? I love the summer extended format for the broken feeling to every game played. It's inches from Type 1. But the new extended season that begins on November first, and is kicked off by Pro Tour Houston is really the only thing that is going to matter. The power has been stripped back out of the format back to the point where decks I used to play in type 2 are good again. They eliminated the decks that were beating my Rock deck. Now I can really go crazy.
The original sideboard disappeared from existence, and the mana has become an issue again, but we are allowed to leave the deck open ended. The deck itself is in one piece, but once the format is defined it can run any card in any color for its sideboard. The versatility of being able to play any color was what gave old extended decks a lot of their strength. Now I must be crazy. Is this really my deck? Would I go to a Pro Tour and run this? Well, I'd at least bring it with me. But for a weekend tournament, I'd play it in a heartbeat, and victory like my life depended on it.
See how crazy you are.
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