Archive for the 'strategy' Category

I Won a Redemption Tournament On Mushrooms

August 1st, 2020
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by Toadbrews

This was it, the big day. Timothy, David, and I had all qualified for Redemption Nationals and had gotten special permission from our parents and the youth pastor to skip church and play. If we won, we would earn $500 cash and the right to take home the Crown of Thorns trophy for a whole year.

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GP Montreal Postmortem

October 5th, 2011
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by Jesse Mason

You find yourself in a modern-looking train station that, due to lack of windows, could be hundreds of feet below ground or directly under the foot of some Francophone Godzilla, and you would be none the wiser until your life ends in its footprint. You’d still be none the wiser after that happens, being dead.

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Pauper DE: UR Post

September 19th, 2011
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by JoINrbs

JoINrbs pilots a customized UR Post deck through a Pauper DE. Notable changes include Deep Analysis over Mystical Teachings.

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Modern: Ascension Vs. MTGO

September 14th, 2011
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by JoINrbs

Poker prodigy JoINrbs takes us through a match of Ascension versus various decks on MTGO. Since this is exclusive premium content, he recorded his face so you can watch him while he plays!

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Magic Cardnames: A Helpful Guide

April 11th, 2011
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by Xerent and Mobiusman

It’s Friday night. After weeks of trying, you’ve finally convinced your powerful wizard friend to lend you a legacy deck and let you take a shot at the local monthly eternal event. You haven’t slept for days; you’ve spent every available moment reading up on the format and desperately trailing twitter feeds to look for the newest tech. You’ve turned away phonecalls from your family and your girlfriend. You’ve quit your job. There’s no way you can lose.

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PT Paris Report

February 21st, 2011
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by llarack

The previous few weeks or so, I had spent a large amount of time playtesting Standard vs Reid Duke on Magic Workstation (since Mirrodin Besieged wasn’t arriving onto Magic Online). Reid was pretty sold on UB but also said Valakut was a pretty good choice in his opinion. I couldn’t get any of my non-Valakut brews to beat Valakut often enough for my taste, so I just decided to run with it.

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Cambridge PTQ Report

January 23rd, 2011
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by chifley

I got this list from Charlie Grover, and it is apparently a list that he and some other English players were running in standard at Nats. The deck is a pretty simple hybridisation of the Sovereigns/Conscription package out of Mythic with the Fauna Shaman/Vengevine/Bloodbraid Elf interaction from Naya.

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PTQ Report 12/5 Brisbane – *1st*

December 7th, 2010
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by Levi Hinz, aka Weasel

The Brisbane qualifier for PT Paris was this past weekend, and it was the first PTQ in Brisbane in 6 months, so it felt like forever since I had a chance to get to the PT. Unless you count GP Sydney, but that was a hideous event for me. 0-6 in games in the main event, and 2-2 in the PTQ side event.

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PTQ Report 11/14 Rochester – *1st*

December 6th, 2010
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by Falco

No one has ever asked me how to win a PTQ, but if anyone ever did, I wouldn’t have a good answer anyway. While playing well is a big help, there are enough other obstacles that I’ve never found the blueprint. What is personally more important to me than the prospect of winning is the competition against similarly skilled players.

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Momir Basic: A Metagame to Remember

December 2nd, 2010
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by Basilisk and Llarack

With the newfound popularity of the Momir Basic format, it’s worth taking a closer look at the metagame on MTGO. There are a couple of popular decklists out there, and we’ll be taking a closer look at some of them that we saw played in recent Momir DE’s.

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