Sunday, June 23, 2013

Why you shouldn't buck a trend...

So I took a different deck to FNM after going 4-0 with the aristocrats last week.  I decided since i completed my playset of Voice of Resurgence, that I needed to go back to Selesnya.  I built it pretty similar to Bryan Fry's Big Selesnya deck, with a few modifications, dropped the Centaur Healers in place of the Voices, and added two Alive // Well.  I was amazed at this deck, generally with 8 mana dorks I usually get one in every opening hand, Friday was the exception, I rarely saw them, and had a hard time pulling double white or double green in several matches.  I should have stuck with the winning deck that I used last week and I might have faired better than 2-2.  No monster pulls in my 2 prize packs this week, but there's always next week.  Here's hoping they get the AC fixed as this week looks like the start of the Texas summer heat.

Until next week, don't keep a one lander, and stay cool!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

First time ever 4-0 and a monster pull

Last friday was epic, let me stress this never happens...I went to FNM running the latest Aristocrats build, it was rocking and working on all 4 cylinders.  I only went to 3 games in round 2 because I was ashamed to mull to 4, round 4, I'm 3-0 and facing one of our more competitive players, we get all the way to then end, and he's got me its game 2 and I'm locked down due to Curse of Death's Hold, and most of my creatures have little asses.  When I was like, "Damn there goes my perfect night!" and he looks at me and goes "your 3-0?"  me, "yep".  "I scoop, I concede" So technically I didn't do as well as it sounds, but hey, I'll take it.  So with tiebreakers I'm second, I get 6 packs and the promo.  I toss a pack to the guy who gave me the win, and then I start opening, first pack...foil Voice of Resurgence, the whole store is like holy crap, lemme see, whatcha want for it...  I'm like, I dunno yet, it does complete my playset, so let me think.

So there it is, great night, just need to add in some graveyard hate and enchantment destruction, and I should be able to do well again this week.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Back From Vacation

Man, it's been a while.  Road trip back to Arkansas, Star Trek Into Darkness, vacation in the Dominican Republic, and now its time for FNM!  Since I'm so refreshed, I decided to take a new approach and try out a new deck.  Totally stealing this from Bryan Fry over at the Nerdivores MTG Podcast.  He has this list at 4-0, and I'm super stoked to try it out.  I was also shocked to check back with Dragon's Maze to find Voice of Resurgence is now a $50 card (the most expensive card in Standard right now).  Craziness!  So without much ado, here's the list I'm running tonight, I'll post a follow up or just edit this later to let you know how I do.

B/R/w Standard Vampires

4 Godless Shrine
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Blood Crypt
3 Dragonskull Summit
1 Clifftop Retreat
1 Isolated Chapel
4 Cavern of Souls

Follow up - due to sick wife, I did not make it out to FNM, and now that seeing Aristocrats are still a thing after the SCG open, I want to build that deck again.  I'm so wishy washy when it comes to what to play lol...