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Name: The machine, that, for some reason liked stomping
Tournament date: 3/10/01
Format: Type II
Participants: Around 12
The tourney was at a new place in town.
(I think it was called "Gamer's
Paradise" or something like that...) It started at
about 11:00 and I got
there with time to spare. The owner was all gratefull
and thanking everyone
who came (around 12 people). The format was Type II and
they were holding a
booster draft to the side (which I gratefully declined).
Here was the deck I was playing:
The machine, that, for some reason liked stomping on
4x Seal of Fire
2x Hammer of Bogarden
2x Ghitu Fire
1x Urza's Rage
2x Thrashing Wumpus
3x Dark Ritual
4x Blazing Specter
4x Stone Rain
3x Rishadan Port
2x Sulfurous Springs
4x Plague Spitters
2x Tsabo's Decree
4x Perish <MVP>
4x Stromgald Cabal
1x Nether Spirit
The match-ups were announced and I was ready to go!!!!
Match 1: Weird, partial ankh-skies.
First off, let me say this kid was about 9. And for that
young, I was
surprised at how well he really did play. He seemed to
know his cards. The
game gets off fast for me. After he mulligans once, he
plays an Island. Dark
Rituals and very large Specter beats soon follow.
Towards the end of the
first game (about 7 minutes) the kid just quits and we
head on to the second
Side-In: 3x Plague Spitters
Side-Out: 1x Despoil, 1x Thrashing Wumpus and 1x Ghitu
This game was really odd and I don't really remember it.
It starts off with
Seals and he counters some stuff and them all of a
sudden cast Tidal Kraken.
At first I was surprised, and then just Terminated it.
He got mad. Thrashing
Wumpus beats (since turn 4) soon followed and it was
over in quick order.
Match 2: Fires (seemed to be Zvi's)
This game was fast. After I Seal his first Elf, I start
destroying his land.
Apparently Fires can't do anything without land. I get
out a Specter and
found out (after he discarded) that he had about 2x
Blastoderm and a couple
of Sap. Bursts. God bless LD
Specter beats follow with a Shock-ing finish
Side-In: 4x Perish, 1x Plague Spitters
Side-Out: 2x Thrashing Wumpus, 1x Despoil, 1x Stone
Rain, 1x Ghitu Fire
This game was all him. He gets the "god" hand
and kills me in under 6 turns.
LD proves to be nothing but bumps in his path.
Side-In original build
This game was close. It started with Seals and birds and
some other various
beasts. I block and kill a Blastoderm with a Thrashing
Wumpus and deal 2
damage killing alot of both our creatures. He gets out a
Sap. Burst and
beats follow. After the game I found out it was Zvi's
build. Oh well, can't
win them all.<Note: This kid was really good. Seemed
nice and said he would
trade me some of the cards he had. Sweet!>
Match 3: Rebels:
We decide to ID into the top 8. Apparently there weren't
really very many
I go in 7th seed. And go against....none other
It was the same guy as the first time. It's a small
world after all.
He only gets 2 land and after some Shocks, Seals (both
to kill birds/elves),
and LD, he gives up. YEAH!!!!
Side-In: 4x Perish
Side-Out: 2x Ghitu Fire, 2x Hammer of Bogarden.
Perish rules... that simple. During the process of this
game I Perished his
creatures 3 times. One time getting a Blastoderm,
Saproling Bursts and
Elves. Needless to say I won. During the end game
though, I had a scare
about a Jade Leech but I top-decked a Terminate and slid
in for the win.
<Note: The guy said he got mana-screwed.
Yeah...right.... Still, pretty cool
This is where it gets bad....
Match : 5
IT was the ID character. This game was just BAD.
I get NO Seals or Shocks. He gets...uhh....let's
see....the whole frickin'
A well time Blazing Specter got a couple of cards. Until
he frickin' used
Excise. Who, on this wonderful earth, uses Excise?
Side-In: ALL Rebel hate
Side-Out: ALL useless things
(really, I can't remeber. Sorry)
After a first turn Stromgald Cabal, his little
"games" were put to shame and
a Thrashing Wumpus went ALL the way. Literally. I
attacked with it at least
6 times using the ability the last time. HA! Take THAT
Side-In: Same thing
Side-Out: Same thing
This was bad. I lost. Terribly. He got things. A lot of
things. And I got a
Tsabo's Decree. Killed like 5 creatures, but that's
useless if the guy just
draws another rebel the next turn. He go the chain again
and I Shock-ed a
little and used some Seals but to no avail, I lost.
Oh well, I placed 3rd overall. I got 2 booster packs and
C'est la vie.
All competitors save the Rebel guy.
My Stromgalds for not showing up in game 3 of the
Peace yo, and good gaming
Team member of team;