Above is what I went into my FNM with last night. Did some mad dash trading to get the Cryptics over the line and Flooded Strands. Made a quick sale on foil Force of Negation and picked up two non foil versions, plus some leftover change is sitting aside for the mana base once I had a finished up for the night.
Overall, it worked well considering its not exactly bread and butter, but at its core it worked.
Vs Boros Burn
Game 1 other player drew god hand and scooped once turn 3 hit, just wasn't going to happen
Game 2 roles reversed, I drew exceptionally well, exile blue for Force to knock back turn one Goblin guide, and played removal on all creatures entering after that. Found having both Opt and Serum is a good combo, being able to tap out for Opt on opponents turn and setup next draw is good and Serum to finish turn and setup next worked well. But nailed unmoored ego off onto Boros charm and controlled the game, win
Game 3 slow start on both sides, Veto on lightning helix slowed the game, Esper Charm showed me the discard power it offers and turned opponent onto top decking nothing but lands for a few turns, PW Kaya came out, kept my life gain up, Nihil spellbomb into kaya ult and won.
Overall, didn't expect it to go that way, but take the win. Had a look at opponents sideboard, 4 Vexing devils, something to be mindful of in future, meta might change in my area. Although i run 3 mainboard in mine to force removal / counters early to keep my other burn cards free to strike
Vs Green Stompy
Wasn't expecting to see this come out, but had to go flat out removal to keep it in my favour. Oddly enough, was running a very similar stompy to what I own (Pelt collector, Dryad Militant, Scooze, Steel-leaf champion, Rancor, Ghalta)
Game 1 Esper removal for the win, just stopped the Pelt collector in its tracks, Ghalta never came out, easy win.
Game 2 Green stompy got the game off to a great start here, Vines of Vastwood to stop my removal early on, controlled it well, but green torn away with the damage from a Rancor Scooze, opponent enters a turn 4 Ghalta, force of negation countered into a Supreme Verdict on my turn and opponent scooped. Good game, but im starting to see how Modern esper does it thing really well by now
Game 3 Drew badly, path to exiles and snapcasters, nothing else, kept hand due to enough lands, but just didnt have the counters or removal to keep up with how quick Stompy was playing, quick loss, but learning experiance as always
Vs UB Control
Looked like it was going to be a mirror, so my unmoored ego would be of good use. But only UB.
Game 1 tit for tat counters, didnt get cantrips out and opponent emptied my hand, both of us were not sure how it would go, as I had board control, but got field of ruin'ed out the game.
Game 2 Rinse and repeat, except opponent sideboarded in a Westvale Abbey. Don't know what the real idea was behind that but it never got to transform, which could have caused problems. Won this game, played my hand better.
Game 3 Countered and removed well at the started, opponent triple Surgical extracted (1 mana, 2 with life) and just removed all I had. Just scooped and left it at that.
Overall, the dashing around to get the cards sorted was well worth it, confirmed my order for Esper charms and Supreme Verdicts, which should come in next week. Vraska's contempt did some good work at stabilising, will still try it some more, but a one of seems all I need, the life gain did more work than the actual removal part last night.
Appreciate the feedback and suggestions so far!