I played in the Team Serious Open for the first time and I managed a 3-2 record. I played a new deck based on Karn, Scion of Urza and Paradoxical Outcome. Since I picked Karn, I cut Mentor and without Mentor I decided to just play Mono-Blue
4 Paradoxical Outcome
3 Karn, Scion of Urza
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Tezzeret, the Seeker
1 Snapcaster Mage
1 Echoing Truth
1 Dig Through Time
1 Brain Freeze
1 Treasure Cruise
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Ancestal Recall
1 Time Walk
2 Voltaic Key
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Black Lotus
1 Time Vault
2 Mox Opal
1 Chrome Mox
1 Mana Crypt
4 Force of Will
2 Misty Rainforest
2 Scalding Tarn
2 Flooded Strand
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Tolerain Academy
Round 1 - Rajah playing Shops
He went first and that pretty much decided the game. He led with a Thorn and I played a land Mox, Crypt. He played Revoker on Crypt which kept me off of Karn. I was flooded with Land for a while and got a top which he played a Revoker and that did it. Game 2, I had a slow start but I got a turn 2 Karn that he played a Revoker on it and I have one construct. He played Traxos and I could not catch up even though the construct was almost be enough to kill Traxos I never saw any business spells.
Round 2 - Kyle playing Pyromancer
Game 1 I just never got anything going. Game 2 I got Karn to work and we went the distance. Game 3 this is where I see the power of Erayo. She is just awesome. I flipped her turn one and he never recovered. I played a Karn and the beatings were just too much.
Round 3 - Jacob playing Enchantress
Game 1 was another Erayo flip and I win soon after that. Game 2 he plays an early Mystic Remora, and I play Tezzeret, the Seeker and Time Vault. I played more artifacts which gave him more cards. In hindsight, I should have grabbed a Key then kept grabbing moxes and then ramped up Tezzeret. I got the win with an army of 5/5 artifact creatures.
Round 4 - Matt playing Paradoxical Mentor.
Game 1, I have a busted hand. I go for an early Paradoxical Outcome for 3 and he forces it. Turn 2 I play Tinker Blightsteel. He searches he library for a solution with a Dig and Preordain and an Ancestral Recall. He did have a Key but no Vault so I get the early win on turn 3. Game 2 he gets the early win with a Tinker for Blightsteel. Game 3 I just go crazy with Paradoxical Outcome on turn 2 and Brainfreeze him for 15. He has about 6 cards left and next turn I play Snapcaster on the Brainfreeze for the win.
Round 5 - Frank playing Lands
Game 1 This was my first time going being on the play all day. I had a good hand with Library, Tolerian, Sol Ring, Mana Vault, Tinker and Force of Will and Brainfreeze. I made a horrible play mistake that cost me the game. Instead can casting the Sol Ring and Vault off of the Library I just play Library expecting to either get more cards or draw another mana source. He wastes my Library, and I have to Force a Null Rod. I never see a mana source in 5 turns so he does what his deck is supposed to do and hits me with a 20/20. Game 2 was a nothing for me. I just had nothing the whole game.
I really liked this deck. I need to really learn it and make better mulligan decisions. The sideboard was OK but I think 1 or 2 Blue Blasts would be nice and one other bounce spell over Reality Shift, which is really there for Eldrazi, Humans and Shops. This will be my fun deck to play for a while.
Oh...ran into Ashok today who told me 1) about this event and 2) that the site still exists, basically. I was even playing FNM in Nashua, NH Friday 11th, could easily have stopped off in Waterbury on the way home and come to the event. I still have cards...
(is this the right place to organize logistics for this tournament?)
I live in Eastern Canada and I plan on attending SCG CON (mostly for the Vintage tournament obv, but also the Old School tournament if possible!).
Flying from Halifax, NS to Roanoke, VA isn't a pleasure (Time wise and finance wise) so here's the thing: if anybody is carpooling from North East US to Roanoke, may I book a seat in your car?
(also looking for a bed in a hotel if it works out)
If you don't know me, it's okay, a couple players from NYC can vouch for me as a fine guest.
Any help / advice / suggestion will be welcome, thank you in advance.
Also, I'm not a Dredge player, if it matters :)
(yes, I am getting concerned that I may not be able to attend the event if I don't find a seat in a car...)
@cleverpseudonym we actually meet up every Friday for Old School, but we posted this as a formal event on Facebook to drum up some new players as it's the same 5 or 6 guys every Friday. We'd be happy to have you any Friday night. Please join the group if you'd like and reach out to me or Joe, the group Admin, if you have any questions!
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