TheAnnihilator wrote: ↑
1 year ago
Sorry, I didn't get back on in time to see this. :/
So what's the scoop? How'd you do?
I went 4-1, so I did well, but fell short of my goal. It's tough to go undefeated at these kind of things, much tougher than to make top 8 and then win 3 rounds from there to win. But if we did that, we would be at the store till 3 am, :laugh:
I can't remember how many player and since we don't have planeswalkerpoints.com, I can't look it up. I will update this when I find out.
Round 1 vs. Humans.
This is probably going to be my toughest competition here. He is a former teammate at another store as well and the only Magic player for the store team on the "A" team. But he doesn't usually play Modern and was borrowing Humans from another guy I've known for a long time on the "B" team. They said they practiced all week. In the first game, he gets me at lethal with a pretty devastating Meddling Mage on Prime Time and Reflector Mage on Dryad since I had drawn Valakut naturally like a lucksack. But I get it down in time and my topdeck is a bounceland, so I am able to kill Mantis Rider, Lieutenant, and Meddling Mage (freeing up 2 Prime Times that were in my hand) after I drop a 2nd Dryad for the turn. He scoops to that. The next game is similar, but the clock goes slower at first, then quicker after 2 Lieutenant. I was lucky to have Engineered Explosives in my opener to kill a Champion of the Parish on turn 2 and then drop Amulet later. I am down to lethal again, but I have Dryad in play and an active Valakut. If I draw bounceland or Tolaria West, it's good. I draw Prime Time and that makes it super easy. 2-0.
Round 2 vs.
I'm sorry, I can't remember right now. This is one reason I needed pwpoints.com because it usually showed the opponent and I could remember the deck from there. I think it was Humans and I won 2-0, but I'll update this part when I can remember. I think if I see the final standings, I can figure out who I played and I'll remember what happened since the. To be fair, some of us did some drinking afterwards and I ended up going home at 4 am.
Round 3 vs. Mono Red Prowess.
In the first game after a mull to 5, I need 1 ramp spell on the way to get something going. Turn 1 Amulet into Explore TWICE on a bounceland into Ancient Stirrings, but I was unable to put extra lands in the way. I got out Titan, but need the next turn. I lose to double Bolt on Titan because I have a bunch of lands in hand now and Arboreal Grazer I think. He attacks with Runaway Steam-Kin and Swiftspear. I block Azusa on Steam-Kin and he Bolts and Lava Darts me in combat. The 3/3 Steam-Kin still kills Azusa. Then he goes to his next main phase, plays Fiery Islet, Flashes back Lava Dart, uses 3 mana from Steam-Kin, it dies, sacrifices the land with me at 2 life, draws Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp
and Stomps me for exact
In the next game, I think I kept on 7 and was looking for 1 ramp spell or Castle. I don't find it and have to set up for a turn 4 Titan. He kills me on turn 3 with those same creatures, and Bolt after Bolt with Lava Darts.
Round 4 vs. Bant Reclamation.
It was kind of similar to Bant Snow, but it was his own type of deck. This guy has done well here. He was the 4-0 that I beat 2 weeks ago with RG Planebound Accomplice to put us both at 4-1. I don't know him personally though. He mulls to 4 in game 1. After I Pact of Negation on a Path to Exile on my Dryad, he draws for the turn and has 2 cards now. He plays Field of Ruin and destroys my Simic Growth Chamber, which scares me for a moment because if he Paths the Dryad now, I don't have another Blue mana to pay the Pact. Luckily he didn't have it. Thinking back later, he probably was not going to have it because after his Path got Pacted, he would have just done it right away if his last card was another. So I end up swinging with that Dryad and getting Valakut triggers since I had that. I felt like I had to Pact to save Dryad because I had nothing else going on at the time, other than Valakut triggers. The next game is drawn out. The game goes really long and I get to see his whole deck. Wilderness Reclamation. Okay, ready. The final game goes to time, but I had an extension because I asked the Judge if I could go to the bathroom when there was a short line. I end up resolving Prime Time because I sandbagged a Cavern of Souls, watching 2 other lands get destroyed (one my Vesuva on HIS Field of the Dead). I immediately get 2 Field of the Dead and I keep on Titaning every turn, while he does Terminus, Sanctuary Terminus, I am able to slip in the Bojuka Bog and eventually he doesn't have the answer anymore, after he Pathed Titan and Detention Sphere the Zombies. I got there right before turns after the extension was over. 2-1.
Round 5 vs. E Tron.
In the first game, he mulls to 4. I have Dryad and 3 lands with Grazer, but I get stuck on that with a Slayer's Stronghold for a bit. Luckily for me, I drew 2 more Dryad and they increase the clock until he scoops. He Dismembered one pretty quickly, but that doesn't slow the clock much. In the next game, he got all the toys, with Tron on turn 3. I had Titan AND Summoner's Pact for my turn 3, so I was hoping he wouldn't Thought-Knot Seer (which I assumed is 90% that he has) AND Chalice of the Void on 0. I figured he may not have that because he would have already played out the Chalice ... unless he drew it that turn. He did play TKS and Chalice of the Void on 0. I eventually get out of it after drawing 2 Dismember for 2 Thought-Knot Seers, but baby Karn gets Ensnaring Bridge and he puts some roadblocks in the way, even after I kill baby Karn because I kept drawing Dismembers to get a Dryad through attacking Karn. I was hoping to draw Force of Vigor
to get out of this lock, but Endbringer
pings away my life total for a few turns before I can get anything going. He also had Torpor Orb out early so I couldn't even attempt to get Rec Sage. In the last game, he will have Tron on a mull to 6 on turn 3 after turn 1 Map. But I power out a Titan on turn 3 and they really can't beat that kind of thing. A Prime Titan/Grave Titan is just too much for a few 3/2s, 4/4s, and 5/5 tramply bois to take down. I consider going for Dryad with Summoner's Pact, but I feel he has Dismember, so I just go for Titan #2. Much easier game than game 2, lol. 2-1.
I wasn't on stream for any of my matches. I missed that by losing Round 3. I would say to watch the other Amulet player, who has played Amulet since his KCI got banned. But the stream looks all messed up right now and even on mute, is only showing Round 5 (4-0 Amulet vs. 4-0 Jund, this player also being the guy from Round 1 and my former teammate and now part owner of this shop)