MARTI WINS!! MARTI WINS!!!
Jss report. 1st
place!! - date of torney. 3-09-0
Ahhh, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
The team I was going with was Mr. Chad K Koss (who is already
qualified), Mark Sheffield, and Andrew Greenawalt. We all stayed at Andrews
house the day before because he was our ride to Cove. Neither Andrew or I had
decided on what to play, due to the legilization of torment the week before,
and we were unsure of the metagame. We stayed up until about 4 in the morning
the day of the turney, deciding on what to play and tweaking decks. Andrew had
the best deck of us all. It was a g/r/b deck that just rolled control. It
played specters, maindeck centars, and yavimaya barbarian due to the fact that
we were expecting heavy bounce. Chad played the Togie Tog deck that he won in
Austin with the week before but with the addition of a few torment cards like
compusion, chainers edict, and obbsesive search. Mark played a weired
g/u aggro-madness deck that had gone 1-2 the night before in f.n.m.
I was really unsure on what to play, my team encouraged me to
play Machine Head, but i expected a black-heavy feild so i decided to play a
deck which i named "I LOVE MARTI" (after my romantic intrest), which is really
just star-spangled-slaughter in disguise. My reasoning for this is simple: it
played lots of burn and had both read, and white in it for great sideboard
options against black weenie, tog, and tings. Here it is:
4 Flametounge Kave
4 Lightning Angel
4 Prophetic Bolt
4 Urza's Rage
4 Costal Towers
4 shivan reef
1 Adarkar wastes
(tings/black and white discard)
3 Divert (control/anything with burn)
3 Pyroclasm (weenie/ frog in a blender)
2 Reprisal (that silly
finkle/snake/monger thing or junk)
2 Cop Black ( that stupid corrupt
2 Sacred ground ( angel/tings)
yeah, i know
it has no torment or Odyssey, but i just couldn't find anything i liked.
We went to sleep sastified with our decks at about 4 am. we woke up at
seven because we figured registration was from 9-10.
We got to Chief's
store at about 9 o'clock only to be told that registration was until 1 o'clock. feeling really stupid, really tired, and really hungry, we decided to
go find someplace to eat. We find a resturant named Kettle's that serves
horrible food and has terrible service. We decide to bring Chief back some
chicken on the grounds that he's black and probably like fried chicken.
We get back to the store and give him the offering and are
told that we're extremely racist, but i save the day by reminding them that I
myself, am a black man.
Anyway, on to rounds!!!
Round 1: Chris McSTICKalot playing what seems to be a bad
version of recursion.
Game one: while he shuffles i see a twighlights
call and a cabal patriarch. I'm not worried at all. He goes firt turn land
second turn Quirion Elves naming black, third turn Elves naming black again. I
play a meddling mage naming entomb (which i later find out he isn't
playing)and counter his attempt at w wild mongrol. I FTK a elf and a Kavu,
Mage, and Angel with counter back up brings it home.
In: 2 pyroclasm, 2
out: 2 repulse, 1 fire/ice, 1 ftk
Game two: he goes swamp, i
go towers, he goes tainted wood, i go island and play a meddling mage naming
wild mongrol, and pass to him. He discards a Puernumbra Bobcat and says go. I
draw and attack with my mage, in response, HE CASTS A GHASTLY DEMISE!. i let
it resolve because he only has one card in his graveyard. He dosen't play
another spell for the rest of the game and Pinkula and Angel clean up what's
left of him.
After round one we're all 1-0 except for chad who lost to
some random little kid. Who bragged like whoa!
Round 2: This guy named
Tristan playing a go-mar ambasitor laquatus thing.
Game one: I paris
to 6 but only have 1 land still. I pick up the top card of my library with all
intentions of parising again and he calls cheif and i get a warning for
drawing seven cards. I go to 5, then 4 and keep a hand with 1 tower and a mage
and some burn. he casts a bajillon counterspells and dromar dishes out
In: 2 COP black, 3 divert, 2 reprisal
out: 4 FTK's,2
Game two: I go to 4 again and keep a 2 land hand. He gets
out an early laquatus and mills me like a school girl. After like 25
prophetic bolts i kill it and I play a mage naming the merfolk. Damn, repulse.
He plays his merfolk and quickly eleminated my library.
everyone on the team is 1-1 exepty for mark who is 2-0.
Daniel Jakob playing b/u/g tempo/
this was the guy that beat
chad so i had to beat him.
Game one: he just can't keep up
with all my burn.
Game two: this is a REALLY close game. it
becomes us both being at one, it being my turn with a lightning angel in my
hand and in play and him having one card in had. I guess that it's a repulse
so i cast another angel.... it wasen;t a repulse, it was and undermine.
Game three: he plays nothing but land ALL GAME! I play a 4th
turn angel and just lay the beating.
Tgis guy was SOOOO bad at
magic i had to call the judge twice in this round. Once because he said that
he didn't have to name recoil's target until it resolved, and another time
because he tried to recoil in responce to me declaring blockers and then he
told me that the block wouldn't ever resolve!
I was right on both of these
plays and he was very wrong.
Round 4: Chris Patrick playing Frog in a
Game one: He goes off fast as hell and gets me to
like 4. I keeps casting absorb to keep life up and i some how pull all 4 bolts
out of nowhere.
Game 2: I AM THE LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE!!! I
I cast a bolt into a bolt into a bolt into a fire/ice. Next
turn i topdeck bolt!
Round 5: i draw into top eight.
tells his opponent that he(chad) is going to win and that the guy should just
draw with him. In return chad offers to give him packs. After the guy draws
everyone is like COLUSION!!!! Chad's like "whatever" and starts top 8. Andrew's the only one that
Octos: MARK!!! This sux, i'm
playing my teammate.
Game one: he gets out the early beats but
i stabilize with 3 flametounges. i eventualy take the match with FTK's and
mage on mongrol.
Game two: He gets out a send turn
mongrol and just slaughters me.
Game three: we both mulligan
five times and just keep drawing up. I go 1st turn towers, second turn
mage on arrogant wurm, and 4th turn angel. He obviously has a bad hand and
plays nothing at all.
Top 4: Cary Carrera playing a b/w/g deck that
just beat chad.
game one: This guy is great
to play, he's a lot of fun. I didn't know what he was playing and chad was
like " just remember my extended deck", i told him i knew to name mage on
swords to plowshares.
I get a mage in turn 2 and name spectral lynx. he
casts a gerrards verdict and it almost wreks me. he plays no creatures do to
lack of green mana and just goes all the way!
In: 3 dodecapod,
3 divert, 2 reprisal
Out:4 repulse, 3 mage, 1 fire/ice
game two: i'm really mana skrewed and he plays a lynx and a
rat and i have no answers.
Game 3: I keep the following hand:
3 island, 1 meddling mage, 1 dodecapod, 1 urza's rage, 1 prophetic bolt. I
play first and lay an island. he plays fist turn duress, takes my rage and
says go. I smack the top of my deck and pull a battlefeild forge of the top. I
play a meddling mage naming spectral lynx. he goes and plays and land and
passes to me. I pull a costal towers and smack with my mage for a few turns, i
eventually prophetic bolt him leaving him at three, i take a fire/ice, and
show him my lightning angel and fire/ice in my hand, and he conceded.
FINALS!!! DANIEL JAKOB!!!! I was confused as hell as to how this guy
got into the finals, but whatever.
Game one: I win the coin toss and I
decide to go first. We both shuffle and he presents his deck to be cut while I'm still shuffling. I ask him if his deck is presented to be cut. He answers
yes, and then says he's going to shuffle some more and begins to reshuffle his
deck. I go "JUDGE!" and he gets a warning. We cut each others decks and I draw
a great hand. I play an island, and say go. He plays his own island and says
go. I draw lay a mountain and pass to him. Before he draws I ask him how many
cards are in his hand. He goes "Wait, I have to discard." Chad
(who's right next to me) goes " WHAT THE HELL! YOU CAN'T DISCARD DURING YOUR
UPKEEP BECAUSE YOU DREW TO MANY CARDS IN YOU OPENING HAND!" Cheif asked Chad
to leave the table, he does, and Cheif goes away. I ask him once more how man
cards he has in his hand. He counts them and so do I, he has NINE CARDS!!
I go "JUDGE!!!" and he recived a game loss.
Game two: I play a
second turn mage naming undermine and he has a wild mongrol on the board. He
plays another dog, and swings with the first. i take it and next turn play a
mountain and says go. He plays a Gaea's Skyfolk and attacks with two dogs. I
take it like a man ,and next turn play a Flametounge killing a mongrol.
He plays ANOTHER mongrol and swings with mongrol and skyfolk. I take it
and then on my turn play another flametounge, he repulses his mongrol IN
RESPONSE when he should have done it after damage was on the stack. I let the
repulse resolve and target his skyfolk when it comes into play. I swing with
mage and kavu number one. He goes and attempts to cast his mongrol and i
absorb. For the next turn I swing with my flametounges and he blocks one with
his remaining dog. I just chill out and counterthe next few turns and my
mage and kavu take him to school. He is at four and casts a Kavu Titan with
kicker. I play a counter spell and in response he fact or fictions with a salt
marsh, and a island open. I see one card in his hand and i know its not a
counter because if it was, he wouldn't have casted the fact. I add a prophetic
bolt to the stack and put him at zero life.
Well i win, it makes me
happy, and i collect my box and tell cheif my adress and stuff. I pick up my
info on nationals and our teams goes to pick up sum pizza!
Me for winning, getting 3 boxes, a scholarship and higher stats for
the low low price of $15$
My team for 3 out of 4 of us getting in top
Tristan for being the only person that beat me, and for having
great mana positioning skills
Chad for teaching me how to not suck at
Cheif for being kol, and finding me COP black before the tornament
Andrew's mom for being AWSOME and taking us at the last minute.
Andrew for havin the best deck at the JSS and going 2-3
Chad for losing to that random little kid.
Chad for telling me that my
deck sucked that morning
Chad for getting kicked out of my final round
when he was making me more confedent just being there.
Those random guys
for being mean to Chad.
The way the world works, for me having to hit Mark
in top 8.
See ya at nationals! (hopefully)
Luv ya'll thanx for
reading. Bye Bye.