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CardShark Content - Adam Fischer (8/21/2001)

TITLE: PTQ New Orleans at GP Denver (8.19.01)

Well, I didn't do as well as I wanted to but I did learn a lot and had a blast (especially in match #4). Also, I guess 5-3 and 22nd out of 145 or so players isn't horrible, as I was only 5 places away from an amateur prize. Plus, the way my tie-breakers were, had I won just one more match I would most likely have made it in to the top 8.

Anyway, I had been playing RGu at previous tournaments, but this weekend I decided to switch. The main reason for this was all the hate and bad match-ups (especially The Solution and Call) I keep running into in the Toronto PTQs. I had played against a UGr deck there and liked it, so that's what I decided to play, with some tweaks of my own, particularly in the sideboard. I'll present the deck commentary first, followed by summaries of my matches, followed by the overall results of the PTQ. Here is the deck that I used (though there may be a few cards different as I kept revising the deck leading up to the PTQ and since then):

Main Deck:
4 Blurred Mongoose
Blurred Mongoose
Blurred MongooseSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mongoose
Rarity:
R
Number:
183
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Blurred Mongoose can't be countered.Blurred Mongoose can't be the target of spells or abilities.

4 Gaea's Skyfolk
Gaea's Skyfolk
Gaea's SkyfolkSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Merfolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
101
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying

4 Kavu Titan
Kavu Titan
Kavu TitanSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
R
Number:
194
Artist:
Todd Lockwood
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 2G (You may pay an additional 2G as you play this spell.)If you paid the kicker cost, Kavu Titan comes into play with three +1/+1 counters on it and has trample.


4 Mystic Snake
Mystic Snake
Mystic SnakeSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
R
Number:
112
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
You may play Mystic Snake any time you could play an instant. When Mystic Snake comes into play, counter target spell.

4 Exclude
Exclude
ExcludeSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Mark Romanoski
Text:
Counter target creature spell.Draw a card.

4 Repulse
Repulse
RepulseSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Aaron Boyd
Text:
Return target creature to its owner's hand.Draw a card.

4 Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
Fact or FictionSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two face-up piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.


4 Fire/Ice
3 Urza's Rage
Urza's Rage
Urza's RageSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
178
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Kicker 8R (You may pay an additional 8R as you play this spell.)Urza's Rage can't be countered by spells or abilities.Urza's Rage deals 3 damage to target creature or player. If you paid the kicker cost, instead Urza's Rage deals 10 damage to that creature or player and the damage can't be prevented.

1 Flametongue Kavu
Flametongue Kavu
Flametongue KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
60
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Flametongue Kavu comes into play, it deals 4 damage to target creature.


7 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.

6 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

4 Shivan Oasis
Shivan Oasis
Shivan OasisSet: Invasion
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
327
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Shivan Oasis comes into play tapped.T: Add R or G to your mana pool.

4 Yavimaya Coast
Yavimaya Coast
Yavimaya CoastSet: Apocalypse
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
143
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
TAP: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. TAP: Add G or U to your mana pool. Yavimaya Coast deals 1 damage to you.

4 Shivan Reef
Shivan Reef
Shivan ReefSet: Apocalypse
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
TAP: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. TAP: Add U or R to your mana pool. Shivan Reef deals 1 damage to you.


Sideboard:
4 Gainsay
Gainsay
GainsaySet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
26
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
Counter target blue spell.

4 Jungle Barrier
Jungle Barrier
Jungle BarrierSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Number:
106
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
2
Toughness:
6
Text:
(Walls can't attack.) When Jungle Barrier comes into play, draw a card.

3 Dodecapod
Dodecapod
DodecapodSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Number:
134
Artist:
John Howe
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
If a spell or ability an opponent controls causes you to discard Dodecapod from your hand, put it into play with two +1/+1 counters on it instead of putting it into your graveyard.

2 Thunderscape Battlemage
Thunderscape Battlemage
Thunderscape BattlemageSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Mike Ploog
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker 1B and/or G. When Thunderscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the 1B kicker cost, target player discards two cards from his or her hand. When Thunderscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the G kicker cost, destroy

2 Thornscape Battlemage
Thornscape Battlemage
Thornscape BattlemageSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
94
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Kicker R and/or W. When Thornscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the R kicker cost, Thornscape Battlemage deals 2 damage to target creature or player. When Thornscape Battlemage comes into play, if you paid the W kicker cost, destroy target artifact.


Comments on the deck and some of the main choices made:

1) Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
Fact or FictionSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two face-up piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.
over Prophetic Bolt
Prophetic Bolt
Prophetic BoltSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
116
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Prophetic Bolt deals 4 damage to target creature or player. Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of those cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library.
:
I can see going with the Bolt, but I felt the cheaper cost, less restrictive color requirements, and greater card selection (5 vs. 4) and card advantage (AT LEAST 1 as opposed to ONLY 1) of Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
Fact or FictionSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two face-up piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.
made it the better choice.

2) Only 1 Flametongue Kavu
Flametongue Kavu
Flametongue KavuSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
60
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Flametongue Kavu comes into play, it deals 4 damage to target creature.
?
As I said in my last report, I just think these sit in your hand too often in too many matchups. But one is often useful.

3) No Ghitu Fire
Ghitu Fire
Ghitu FireSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
144
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
You may play Ghitu Fire any time you could play an instant if you pay 2 more to play it.Ghitu Fire deals X damage to target creature or player.
?:
Ghitu Fire
Ghitu Fire
Ghitu FireSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
144
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
You may play Ghitu Fire any time you could play an instant if you pay 2 more to play it.Ghitu Fire deals X damage to target creature or player.
just seems to require tapping out during your main phase, which this deck generally does not want to do.

4) Land:
As I did with my RGu deck, I just wanted in between 24 and 25 lands, so call me crazy but I took the unconventional route of running 25 land out of 61 cards.

MATCHES:
OK, now on to the matches. This time, I did a MUCH better time keeping notes of my opponents' name and match details, so hopefully it shows in the match reports. I'll talk about what decks I faced as well as the interesting highlights.

There were around 145 players which meant 8 rounds of swiss followed by a cut to the top 8.

Match 1 vs. UGr (mirror match), played by Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
lie Hodges:

I lost 1-2. I was bummed about losing my first match, but at least I took some comfort in that Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
lie ended up going on to win the whole PTQ. Anyway, game 1 I look at my first 7 cards and they consist of Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
, Shivan Reef
Shivan Reef
Shivan ReefSet: Apocalypse
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
142
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
TAP: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. TAP: Add U or R to your mana pool. Shivan Reef deals 1 damage to you.
, Repulse
Repulse
RepulseSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Aaron Boyd
Text:
Return target creature to its owner's hand.Draw a card.
, Exclude
Exclude
ExcludeSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Mark Romanoski
Text:
Counter target creature spell.Draw a card.
, Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
Fact or FictionSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two face-up piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.
, and 2 Blurred Mongoose
Blurred Mongoose
Blurred MongooseSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mongoose
Rarity:
R
Number:
183
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Blurred Mongoose can't be countered.Blurred Mongoose can't be the target of spells or abilities.
. I think for a bit but decide to keep it, since as long as I get any land in my first three turns I'm OK. Unfortunately I don't see that third land until about the 5th turn. Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
lie, meanwhile, sees plenty of land so that even though I ended up holding him off for a while he eventually Raged with kicker me for the win. Game 2 I manage to win relatively easily. However, in game 3 he wrecks me with some surprise Evasive Action
Evasive Action
Evasive ActionSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
23
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1 for each basic land type among lands you control.
s. This was an interesting choice on his part, as was his inclusion of Lay of the Land
Lay of the Land
Lay of the LandSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
81
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
.

Match Record: 0-1

Match 2 vs. GR Turbo-Obliterate
Obliterate
ObliterateSet: Invasion
Cost:
8
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
156
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Obliterate can't be countered.Destroy all artifacts, creatures, and lands. They can't be regenerated.
, played by Matt Benjamin:

I won 2-0. Game 1 he did manage to Obliterate
Obliterate
ObliterateSet: Invasion
Cost:
8
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
156
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Obliterate can't be countered.Destroy all artifacts, creatures, and lands. They can't be regenerated.
, but I had been holding land in my hand so was able to recover even faster than he was, as he was stuck on 1 land after he Obliterate
Obliterate
ObliterateSet: Invasion
Cost:
8
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
156
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Obliterate can't be countered.Destroy all artifacts, creatures, and lands. They can't be regenerated.
d. Game 2 he cast Overabundance
Overabundance
OverabundanceSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
259
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Whenever a player taps a land for mana, that player adds one additional mana to his or her mana pool of the same type, and Overabundance deals 1 damage to him or her.
which really had me worried, and we both had kicked Titans on the board. However, I was able to Ice his Titan THREE times in order to hit him with mine for the win.

Match Record: 1-1

Match 3 vs. RG, played by Max Unger:

I lost 1-2. Max is from the San Francisco Bay Area like myself, so I knew him from local tournaments. He had won a trial for GP Denver in L.A. with his ´´No-Mar´´ deck and had also made top 8 at a recent PTQ in Las Vegas, so he was definitely a good player. Game 1 he just came out too fast and hard for me and I lost. Game 2 I had to take a double-mulligan due to 2 one-land hands and the hand that I kept also only had one land. Luckily, I did draw some more land and just played really conservatively until I could take control. Game 3 he cast Overabundance
Overabundance
OverabundanceSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
259
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
Whenever a player taps a land for mana, that player adds one additional mana to his or her mana pool of the same type, and Overabundance deals 1 damage to him or her.
which ended up wrecking me and enabling him to Ghitu Fire
Ghitu Fire
Ghitu FireSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
144
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
You may play Ghitu Fire any time you could play an instant if you pay 2 more to play it.Ghitu Fire deals X damage to target creature or player.
me for the win. Max did manage to make yet another top 8 at this PTQ, though, so he definitely helped my tie-breakers.

Match Record: 1-2

Match 4 vs. RW Goblins, played by The Mad Hatter:

I won 2-1. However, probably more importantly I played what was the most fun match of tournament Magic I had played in a LONG time, if not ever! You may have heard of The Mad Hatter (yes, that's his legal name and it's first name ´´The´´, middle name ´´Mad´´, and last name ´´Hatter´´). The Mad Hatter was playing a theme deck of his own design that had everything to do with goblins. He was playing every Red or Red-White goblin: Goblin Legionnare, Goblin Ringleader
Goblin Ringleader
Goblin RingleaderSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
62
Artist:
Mark Romanoski
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Haste (This creature may attack and TAP the turn it comes under your control.) When Goblin Ringleader comes into play, reveal the top four cards of your library. Put all Goblin cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library.
(of course!), Mogg Jailer
Mogg Jailer
Mogg JailerSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
68
Artist:
Mark Romanoski
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Mogg Jailer can't attack if defending player controls an untapped creature with power 2 or less.
, Mogg Sentry
Mogg Sentry
Mogg SentrySet: Planeshift
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
R
Number:
69
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever an opponent plays a spell, Mogg Sentry gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
, Slingshot Goblin
Slingshot Goblin
Slingshot GoblinSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
72
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, T: Slingshot Goblin deals 2 damage to target blue creature.
, and he even had the balls to play Goblin Spy
Goblin Spy
Goblin SpySet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
! Of course, he also had Goblin Trenches
Goblin Trenches
Goblin TrenchesSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
104
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
2, Sacrifice a land: Put two 1/1 red and white Goblin Soldier creature tokens into play.
, which is a pretty tough card to deal with.

Well, I won game 1 reasonably easily, but game 2 was totally nuts! He got out the Trenches early and then brought in 2 copies of Rewards of Diversity
Rewards of Diversity
Rewards of DiversitySet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
32
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Whenever an opponent plays a multicolored spell, you gain 4 life.
!!! So if I wanted to cast a Skyfolk it would give him 8 life and take 4 more turns to bring him back down. Or Snaking something also would give him 8 life! In any event, I was beating him down reasonable well with a kicked Titan but I had to counter something, thus giving him 8 life. That allowed him to last long enough to really get the Trenches going. And he even had NAMED Unglued Goblin Token
Goblin Token
Goblin TokenSet: Anthologies
Color:
Red
Type:
Token
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Note, this card is the Unglued Goblin token. There was no difference in the Anthologies version.
s. I wish I could remember the names, but I do remember that they were quite fun indeed! Anyway, I was forced to cast more multicolored spells to defend myself and that allowed him enough time to create even more Tokens. I was able to take one Trenches out but he was able to replace it and just overran me with Tokens before I could kill him.

In game 3 it was pretty close as he did have the Trenches going again, but I finally killed him on the LAST turn of extra turns by top-decking a Fire! All-in-all it was a fantastic match!

Match Record: 2-2

Match 5 vs. RGb, played by Bob Bonner:

I won 2-0. Bob had a variant of the standard RG beatdown deck in which he splashed black for Spiritmonger
Spiritmonger
SpiritmongerSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Whenever Spiritmonger deals damage to a creature, put a +1/+1 counter on Spiritmonger. B: Regenerate Spiritmonger. G: Spiritmonger becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.
(and maybe some other stuff as well). He told me afterwards that the black was mainly for sideboard options against The Solution, which is of course otherwise a bad match-up for him. Anyway, I got some pretty good draws against Bob, even though in game 2 I stalled on 3 land for a while.

Match Record: 3-2

Match 6 vs. UGr (mirror match), played by Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
les Badinski

I lost 0-2. I really don't like the mirror match, as you likely both have similar answers both main deck and sideboard and it often all comes down to the draws. I thought I had the first game won when I had a kicked Titan vs. his Blurred Mongoose
Blurred Mongoose
Blurred MongooseSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Mongoose
Rarity:
R
Number:
183
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Blurred Mongoose can't be countered.Blurred Mongoose can't be the target of spells or abilities.
, but he Repulse
Repulse
RepulseSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Aaron Boyd
Text:
Return target creature to its owner's hand.Draw a card.
d my Titan THREE TIMES in a row all the while casting more bears and I couldn't draw enough answers.

Match Record: 3-3

Match 7 vs. BRU, played by Greg Hules:

I won 2-0. Greg had a very interesting BRU variant but unfortunately for him he kept drawing lots of land and not too many threats or answers. One interesting twist in his deck was Collective Restraint
Collective Restraint
Collective RestraintSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
49
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays X for each creature attacking you, where X is the number of basic land types among lands you control. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)
, even though he was not in any way playing Domain. Luckily I had the Snake for the Restrain
Restrain
RestrainSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
30
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by target attacking creature this turn.Draw a card.
t when I saw it in game 1. I was rather worried. Game 2: When he cast Breath of Darigaaz
Breath of Darigaaz
Breath of DarigaazSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Kicker 2 (You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell.)Breath of Darigaaz deals 1 damage to each creature without flying and each player. If you paid the kicker cost, Breath of Darigaaz deals 4 damage to each creature without flying and each player instead.
without the kicker, killing both my Blurred Mongeese. However, I had another in my hand and then continued to draw more good stuff.

Match Record: 4-3

Match 8 vs. BW, played by Jeff Muhlestein:
I won 2-0. Jeff's deck had the standard BW good stuff in it, and I remember seeing multiple Lynx
Lynx
LynxSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Forestwalk (If defending player has any forests in play, Lynx can't be blocked.)
es both games. Luckily my Skyfolk came out to fly above the Lynx
Lynx
LynxSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Forestwalk (If defending player has any forests in play, Lynx can't be blocked.)
es until I was able to either deal with them or else just outrace them.

Match Record: 5-3

METAGAME AND RECAP:
Throughout the weekend, I made notes of what decks people were playing around me. Here are my totally unscientific non-statistically significant results of the major decks:

RG: 16%
UGr: 11%
No-Mar: 10%
Go-Mar: 8%
BRU: 6%
RWU: 6%
UG: 6%
BRG: 5%
BWg: 5%

As you can see, when even the most popular deck type is just 16% of the field, the metagame really is wide-open.


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