So the Outpost Masters magic tournament has gone by, and I had registred for the whole weekend more in faith and support then with the idea of getting a decent result. i`m not `into` the competition scene again long enough to really be a contender... but we`re getting there albeit slowly.
My goal is to be in the `upper middle` of turning around 50% around next year. I`m currently in the 25 / 33 % range, good enough for a rookie.
Friday result was one win, one draw and one loss, very decent. I managed to pick a flying blue white spirit deck from the draft, with Curse of Echoes as my `ace in the hole`. It kinda worked as the result was the first positive I scored since playing competitive.
Saturday, the Legacy torunament. This is about the hardest format in Magic, and average deck value is around 750 euros (that`s 1000 dollars!!!!) worth of cards.
I entered the arena with NO sideboard and a mono green deck totalling... 25.17 dollars in value.
And caused a ruckus. Sure, I lost every match, but the judges where kind of suprised that i didn`t get blown away big time, and even caused people to slightly adapt their `Storm` decks to loose just a few points of life less in the trigger for the trampling haste blitzkrieg I unleashed every turn. One creature bumped a turn for 11 to 21 damage, from turn 4 onwards...
4x Giant Growth (4) 4x Harmonize (4) 4x Might of Old Krosa (4) 4x Nature`s Lore (4)
16x Forest (16) 4x Tranquil Thicket (4)
Yes, it was based around Planar Chaos, one of the less known (and more considered crap) of the expansions.
But, I am going to invest myself in a pure blue lockdown... that`s just my style, being sheer annoying. And still comes nowhere near 1000 dollars in value (around 150 or so to be precise).
Sunday was a disaster. I gae away a great pool (Essence of the Wild, a heap of tokens so great to play green / white and then change them all in 6/6 creatures... AND a Sorin, Lord of Innistrad. Throw in the special land that allows you to search a basic land and splash some black, and I would have loved playing that deck).
Instead I got a pool with only expensive creatures. The whole block turns around cheap humans, and I had well, 3... so was forced to go for a blue / red deck and hope on the Charmbreaker devil and Devil`s Play I had. As expected, it didn`t work out at all, being far to slow to `start up` in a Sealed format. Technically i didn`t win a single game, but a bye and a `political draw` - against another regular of OP in the last game, we drew opening hands, mulliganed both, decided to get a beer and fill in 1 - 1 draw on the score card.
All in all, I did get some nice trades around to reduce my Library of Blue searchlist, got a foil FNM Mogg Fanatic as bonus, and the special human / wolf flip token DCI released only for the 6th of april.