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« on: August 24, 2009, 10:45:57 PM »

This is a collection of all my articles and videos posted on ChannelFireball.com. Enjoy!


2014:
VIDEO: Modern Masters Draft #6
VIDEO: Holiday Cube Draft #6
VIDEO: Holiday Cube Draft #5
VIDEO: Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #14
VIDEO: Holiday Cube Draft #4
VIDEO: Holiday Cube Draft #3
VIDEO: Holiday Cube Draft #2
VIDEO: Holiday Cube Draft #1
VIDEO: Modern Masters Draft #5
VIDEO: Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #13
VIDEO: Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #12
VIDEO: Modern Masters Draft #4

2013:
VIDEO: Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #11
VIDEO: Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #10
VIDEO: Modern Masters Draft #3
VIDEO: Cube Draft #32
VIDEO: Modern Masters Draft #2
VIDEO: Cube Draft #30
VIDEO: Cube Draft #29
VIDEO: Cube Draft #28
VIDEO: Theros Draft #9
VIDEO: Theros Draft #8
VIDEO: Cube Draft #27
VIDEO: Theros Draft #6
VIDEO: Theros Draft #5
VIDEO: Theros Draft #4
VIDEO: Theros Draft #3
VIDEO: Theros Draft #2
VIDEO: Theros Draft #1
VIDEO: Modern Masters Draft #1
VIDEO: Cube Draft #26
TEXT & VIDEO: Cube Draft #25
Developing Junk in Modern
TEXT & VIDEO: Cube Draft #24
TEXT & VIDEO: Cube Draft #23
TEXT & VIDEO: Cube Draft #22
TEXT & VIDEO: Cube Draft #21
VIDEO: Cube Draft #20
VIDEO: Cube Draft #19
VIDEO: Cube Draft #18
VIDEO: Cube Draft #17
VIDEO: Cube Draft #16
TEXT & VIDEO: Cube Draft #14
TEXT & VIDEO: Worldwake Draft #1
Grand Prix Pittsburgh Report *10th* (Gatecrash Sealed)
TEXT & VIDEO: Return to Ravnica Draft #2
TEXT & VIDEO: Return to Ravnica Draft #1

2012:
VIDEO: Cube Draft #13
VIDEO: Cube Draft #12
VIDEO: Cube Draft #11
VIDEO: Cube Draft #10
VIDEO: Cube Draft #9
VIDEO: Cube Draft #8
VIDEO: Cube Draft #7
Finding Jundstice: A Pro Tour Seattle report *3rd*
VIDEO: Cube Draft #6
VIDEO: Cube Draft #5
VIDEO: Cube Draft #3
VIDEO: Cube Draft #2
VIDEO: Cube Draft #1
VIDEO: M13 Draft #9
VIDEO: M13 Draft #8
VIDEO: M13 Draft #7
VIDEO: M13 Draft #6
VIDEO: M13 Draft #5
VIDEO: M13 Draft #4
VIDEO: M13 Draft #3
VIDEO: M13 Draft #2
VIDEO: M13 Draft #1
Grand Prix Columbus Tournament Report (Modern)
Grand Prix Atlanta Tournament Report *14th* (Legacy)
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #12
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #11
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #10
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #9
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #8
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #7
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #6
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #5
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #4
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #3
VIDEO: Avacyn Resotred Draft #2
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Draft #1
VIDEO: Avacyn Restored Sealed #1
VIDEO: Mirrodin Block Draft #2
VIDEO: Mirrodin Block Draft #1
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #14
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #13
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #12
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #11
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #9
VIDEO: Masques Block Draft #3
VIDEO: Masques Block Draft #2
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #8
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #7
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #6
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #5
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #4
VIDEO: Masques Block Draft #1
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #3
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #2
VIDEO: Dark Ascension Draft #1
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #10
Always the Bridesmaid: How I Almost Qualified for the PT. A Grand Prix Austin Restaurant Guide and Tournament Report. *Top 8* (Innistrad Sealed/Booster Draft)
VIDEO: Modern Daily #3 (Tribal Zoo)
VIDEO: Modern Daily #2 (Tribal Zoo)
VIDEO: Modern Daily #1 (Tribal Zoo)
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #9
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #8

2011:
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #7
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #6
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #5
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #4
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #3
Innistrad Draft #4
Innistrad Draft #3
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #2
Innistrad Draft #2
VIDEO: Innistrad Draft #1
Innistrad Draft #1
VIDEO: M12 Draft #7
VIDEO: M12 Draft #6
VIDEO: M12 Draft #5
M12 Draft #5
M12 Draft #4
M12 Draft #3
VIDEO: M12 Draft #4
VIDEO: M12 Draft #3
M12 Draft #2
VIDEO: M12 Draft #2
M12 Draft #1
VIDEO: M12 Draft #1
The Road to Nationals: A Behind the Scenes Tournament Report *2nd*
VIDEO: Scars Block Draft #5
VIDEO: Scars Block Draft #4
Scars Block Draft #3
VIDEO: Scars Block Draft #3
VIDEO: Scars Block Draft #2
Scars Block Draft #2
VIDEO: Scars Block Draft #1
Scars Block Draft #1
28 Days Later: A Tournament Report *PART THREE*, the Epic Conclusion
VIDEO: Mirage Block Draft #2
VIDEO: Triple New Phyrexia Draft #2
28 Days Later: A Tournament Report (Zombies not included) *PART TWO*
28 Days Later: A Tournament Report (Zombies Not Included) *PART ONE*
VIDEO: Triple New Phyrexia Draft #1
VIDEO: Mirage Block Draft #1
A Mythic Tale (Limited)
VIDEO: Mirrodin Besieged Draft #8
Uncommonly Good Removal (Limited)
VIDEO: Mirrodin Besieged Draft #7
Ranking New Phyrexia, from One to Ocho (Limited)
VIDEO: Mirrodin Besieged Draft #6
VIDEO: Mirrodin Besieged Draft #5
VIDEO: Mirrodin Besieged Draft #4
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #10
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #9
VIDEO: Mirrodin Beiseged Draft #3
VIDEO: Mirrodin Besieged Draft #2
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #8
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #7
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #6
VIDEO: Mirrodin Besieged Draft #1
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #5
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #4
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #3
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #2
Mirrodin Besieged Draft #1
Drafting Mirrodin Besieged
Evaluating Mirrodin Besieged (Limited)
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #17
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #16
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #15
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #14
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #13
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #12
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #11

2010:
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #10
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #8
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #7
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #6
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #5
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #4
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #3
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #2
Scars of Mirrodin Draft #1
My Limited Strategy  (Draft)
M11 Draft #5
From 0-2 to 13-2: A GP Portland Report *top 8*  (M11 Sealed/Draft)
M11 Draft #4
Dredging Up Nationals *4th*  (M11 Draft/Standard)
M11 Draft #3
M11 Draft #2
Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #9
Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #8
Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #7
Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #6
Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #5
Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #4
La Isla del Encanto: a PT San Juan Report *12th* (Zendikar Block Constructed/Rise of the Eldrazi Draft)
Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #3
Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #2
Rise of the Eldrazi Draft #1
Rise of the Eldrazi Sealed #1
Drafting Rise of the Eldrazi Part 2
Drafting Rise of the Eldrazi Part 1
Building a Better Team Sealed (Rise of the Eldrazi Sealed)
Grand Prix Houston Report Part 2 *14th* (Extended)
Grand Prix Houston Report Part 1 *14th* (Extended)
Zendikar-Worldwake Draft #5
Zendikar-Worldwake Draft #4
Zendikar-Worldwake Draft #3
Zendikar-Worldwake Draft #2
Zendikar-Worldwake Draft #1
Pro Tour San Diego Report (Standard/Zendikar-Worldwake Draft)
Grand Prix Oakland Report *Top 64* (Extended)
World <strike>Shaking</strike> Waking Changes (Zendikar-Worldwake Draft)
Zendikar Draft #8
Fighting Thopter Foundry (Extended)
Zendikar Draft #7
Zendikar Draft #6

2009:
Zendikar Draft #5
Zendikar Draft #4
Zendikar Draft #3
Magic Marathon in Rome: A Worlds Report *12th* Part 2 (Zendikar Draft/Extended)
Italian Standards: A Worlds Report *12th* (Standard/Zendikar Draft)
Grand Prix Minneapolis Report *Top 8* (Zendikar Sealed/Draft)
Zendikar Draft #2
Zendikar Draft #1
Grand Prix Tampa Report *9th* (Zendikar Sealed/Draft)
Bleeding BBQ Sauce, a PT Austin Report *21st* (Extended)
Zendikar Sealed #1
M10 Draft #8
M10 Draft #7
M10 Draft #6
M10 Draft #5
M10 Draft #4
M10 Draft #3
M10 Draft #2
M10 Draft #1
What Really Happens at Nationals (Standard/Shards Block Draft)
SCR Draft #8
SCR Draft #7
SCR Draft #6
SCR Draft #5
SCR Draft #4
Winning the Magic Online Lives Series and SCR Draft #3 (Shards Block Draft)
SCR Draft #2
SCR Draft #1
SSC Draft #1
Shardless in SCR Draft
Alara Reborn in Vintage
Reeling in the Vintage Remora
Dissecting a Remora
Fundamentals of Improvement
Counterbalance in Legacy
Turn One and Tempo in Legacy
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 10:03:14 AM »

I understand there may not be a lot of interest, but I would love an article talking about why you built your Vintage deck the way you did for Nationals.  I know you spent some time on it in the Nationals article, but the choices you and LSV made seem dramatically different than the ones TK and OwenT did at the same tournament.  Also, I've just started drafting M10, so I'm glad for the walk-throughs!
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 01:14:15 PM »

For reference, the lists Luis and I used can be found here. With regards to how we came to those lists, I can't comment completely on Luis's. I was asleep on the floor before he and Gerry finished brewing. The shell I used started off with Jimmy McCarthy's list from the ICBM open (held the weekend before) in Chicago. I read the few bits of discussion regarding the deck and various card choices, like Sphinx of the Steel Wind, Jace, Skeletal Scrying, etc and made changes from there.

I knew that I was playing Time Vault and Voltaic Key. The combination is simply the best option right now. The tournament was going to be sanctioned which meant no proxies. A lack on proxies indicated that there would likely be more fish and ichorid than I would normally expect. Expecting more ichorid in a non-proxy metagame may seem odd, but obtaining four bazaars seemed a bit easier than anything else given the task.

With the expectation of more fish, some of the variable slots were dedicated to creatures, like Fire/Ice and Sower of Temptation. Gauging the effectiveness those cards had is tough because the sample size was so small. I played in the prelim tournament on Saturday (losing in the finals to BUG fish) and the main tournament on Sunday (spliting in the finals). When everything is tallied, I played out a total of twelve rounds (going 9-3) losing to Tezerret, BUG fish, and 5-c stax. I can't really say whether Fire/Ice or Sower of Temptation was definately the _right_ call. They had their uses, but they might have been better as something else.

Duress vs. Thoughtseize was another difficult point to consider. I played three Duress/one Thoughtseize for both tournaments. I'm not sure on what plan is best for combating BUG fish postboard. Basically, what it comes down to in my mind is if you want Thoughtseize or Mana Drain and in what numbers. Additionally, if you want Thoughtseize, do you want a basic Swamp? Using a manabase immune to Wasteland is huge. At the time of the tournament, I didn't think too hard about Duress/Thoughtseize. I just defaulted to Duress.

For a draw engine, there was really only one question: Dark Confidant or no? I knew for sure that I didn't want to play Mystic Remora, Thoughtcast, or Intuition/AK. I would only play Thoughtcast in Japan. There are roughly 8.5 Null Rods in the entire country. There would be too many creatures to make Mystic Remora good enough. I figured that Night's Whisper would be the best non-Dark Confidant option because it was cheap and not reliant on what my opponent was/n't playing. In terms of power-level, it's a bit lacking. It provides the same raw advantage that Thirst for Knowledge provides (technically), but is leagues worse. I didn't want to run  Dark Confidant for similar reasons to Thoughtcast and Mystic Remora. With a higher saturation of fish comes more sideboard cards dedicated to creatures. Like Mystic Remora, I didn't want to have my draw engine colded by a bunch of Swords to Plowshares.

Tinker was given some thought. Inkwell Leviathan vs. Darksteel Colossus, vs. Sphinx of the Steel Wind. The choice came down to Inkwell or DSC. Alll of the good versions of blue decks run Hurykl's Recall or at least soem way to deal with Inkwell. I would beat the bad versions regardless of what I ran. Since the majority of people will be prepared for Inkwell, I'd rather run DSC since it ends the game so much more quickly. Against aggro, Sphinx is okay. The turn it comes out, they can't really attack you and benefit. That said, it takes four turns to kill them opposed to two with DSC. Depending on what their board looks like, those extra two turns can mean you losing. Sure, Sphinx and Inkwell are blue and can be pitched to Force of Will, but I don't really want to do that. In a matchup where you really want to Tinker your monster into play, you really don't want to exile him. That makes your gameplan so much weaker, having to battle through their Null Rods and Wastelands before they kill you with their terrible creatures.

I was happy with the sideboard for the most part. Leylines were awesome. I'm still toying around with sideboard slots for fish. Playing a bunchof smothers might just be better since they're cheaper to cast. Sower is expensive and sometimes you aren't able to cast it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 11:38:41 AM »

This is my favorite thread here.  Awesome articles man- keep them coming.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 10:40:41 AM »

That's awesome, thanks a lot.  It was interesting to me that you and LSV seemed to be on one page with Vintage, and the rest of the country is on another.  Will be re-reading this thread again for an event this week.
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2009, 10:43:42 AM »

Zendikar drafts have just started. They'll continue on for several months.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 12:04:12 PM »

Worldwake drafts start next week.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2010, 11:20:01 AM »

Rise of the Eldrazi Drafts start next week.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2010, 09:53:52 AM »

M11 drafts will start in a few weeks.
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 09:39:59 AM »

Scars of Mirrodin Drafts have begun.
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2011, 06:21:16 PM »

Mirrodin Besieged drafts start next week!
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2011, 06:52:28 PM »

This is a tremendous amount of information, resources, and entertainment.  Thank you for putting in the work for this.
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2011, 10:59:08 AM »

New Phyrexia Drafts start next week!
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2011, 02:15:21 PM »

I really enjoy the drafts you guys do. Thanks!
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 09:30:39 PM »

Innistrad drafts have started! Make sure to keep up on my content for helpful advice. I hope you enjoy these.
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2011, 10:44:29 PM »

I've been using the Channel Fireball sealed deck videos as a crash course in the format. As someone who rarely plays standard, they've been really helpful in getting me up to speed. CF is a really great site, reminds me of the old SCG before they locked their best content under premium.
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« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 11:52:59 AM »

Dark Ascension videos have started!
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2012, 04:29:22 PM »

For those of you whom are interested in Avacyn Restored content, your wait is over. Drafts and Sealed videos have begun. Enjoy.
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2012, 11:14:13 PM »

Cube drafts have started. Check them out for some awesome content.
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2013, 10:50:07 AM »

Check out my latest article on Junk in Modern as well as MTGO Cube drafts. Enjoy!
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