Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, january 24, **Standard**



today was a weird one, i walked into my store and saw A lot of new people, i love new magic players able to teach new people about the game is another passion i have. did some trading got my hands on some rare all is dust's and the tournament begins. I lend my decks out more often then i like, but i know how to beat each one so i do it any how.
my deck for today is...      Valakut Titan 


round 1, a new player, i introduced my self and did my pre game routine, i start off with a pretty good hand green land ramp and a threat, i smashed him up and the only spell he casted was a duress, game 2 was the same but he casted a vampire night hawk this time.

easy win, i found he this was his first tournament, i looked through his collection and did my best to help his deck along, he was happy for the advice and i made a new friend.

round 2, oh nathan i do love you so, my friend nathan and i faced off, he plays eltrazi ramp and is a dam fine player at that, i believe i have the upper edge in this match up even though i can die at any moment to a 15/15 flyer. first game began with me bolting his joraga treespeaker, and i i played a koth on turn 3, turn 4 i made the choice, i could ether hard cast a trap and use koth to attack for 4 or pass the turn and leave trap on his end. i did the greedy thing and trapped into a avenger and hit him for 4, he looked at me with disappointment, the next turn i played a cultivate and a harrow and smashed in for 30+, he told me after that i would have died to a all is dust,

Game 2, i bring in the 2 tunnel ignis, he starts off strong, i start out with a tunnel ignus, he laughs and plays a 3rd ever-flowing challis, he taps out for a trasisdon and blows up my green sourses and my koth, i recover intill he taps out for a ulamog, gg 

game 3, this game went back and forth, i bolted his tree speaker again and his 12/12 off a trap was no match for my 2 primeval titans and lots of mountains


round 3, elves, easy win both games nothing needs to be said
3-0

round 4, i know my opponent is playing blue white i also know I'd crush him. however valakut has this thing where sometimes is dose nothing and the deck sucks, so i offer a tie and we play edh

3-0-1


overall a good day, i get first place win some store creadit got some trades and had tones of fun
i'll talk about my edh deck another time, just as you may guess i play with the most hated general Zur the enchanter


18 comments:

  1. Naturalize is standard? How? They reprint it in the new sets?

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  2. sure did, twice actually, in rise of eltrazi and m11

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  3. I had a couple friends that were big into this.

    I never really had the time or money to build a deck, so I just sat back and watched.

    They had some pretty intense games, though, man, I'll tell you.

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  4. Nice winning all the matches and grats on first place!

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  5. A great hobby! :)

    Following and supporting!

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  6. Oh no way! What are the odds?!? I come across a blog about Magic! Hey, check out my latest post, I just featured a Magic card you may be familiar with :D Following and supporting!

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  7. magic the gathering is actually a very cool game. too bad it has such a negative stigma attached to it. i didn't know people still played.

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  8. Grats for the first place!
    I used to collect magic cards a few years ago

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  9. great blog following and supporting
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  10. great blog man!! i don't know much about magic but i'm looking forward to learning!!

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  11. I too look forward to learning about this game! Followed!

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  12. Great read!

    followed!

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  13. Oh man it's been forever since I played MTG.
    I still enjoy reading about it, though. Followed!

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  14. nice blog
    followed :)

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  15. Grats bro, and interesting deck there.

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