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« on: November 17, 2012, 07:31:14 PM »

Today was a good day for vintage in Bloomsburg. Had 23 vintage participants. Top 4 were awarded this event. First place earned a Mox Ruby, second . Big thanks to everyone who came to play vintage in Bloomsburg.

The Metagame Breakdown:

Forces:
Bomberman: 1 – 4.35%  
Confidant Control: 1 – 4.35%  
UR Landstill: 1 – 4.35%    
4c Control: 1 – 4.35%  
Jace Control: 1 – 4.35%  

Workshops:
Martello: 4 – 17.39%
Martello with Metalworker: 1 – 4.35%  
Espresso: 2 – 8.7%
Marinara: 1 – 4.35%  

Combo:
Doomsday Gush: 1 – 4.35%  
Burning Tendrils: 4 – 17.39%
Empty Gush: 2 – 8.7%

Others:
Noble Fish: 2 – 8.7%
Faeries: 1 – 4.35%

This event was run with 5 swiss rounds with the cut to top 8.

Top 8 Pairings and Results
Kenney, Tim vs. Picozzo, Vito – Picozzo Wins
Kelsey, Chris vs. Kohler, Justin –  Kohler Wins
Edwards, Rob vs. DeMaio, Zachary – DeMaio Wins
Varosky, Chris vs. Sokol, Mason – Sokol Wins

Top 4 Pairings and Results
Kohler, Justin vs. Picozzo, Vito – Kohler Wins
Sokol, Mason vs. DeMaio, Zachary – Sokol WIns

Finals
Kohler, Justin vs. Sokol, Mason – Kohler Wins

Please inform us of any suggestions you may have for us to improve our tournaments in the future! And again, thanks to everyone for coming out to help support the game! Congrats to Justin for winning it all!

Important to Note:

Top 8 Decklists:

First – Justin Kohler
“Red Deck Wins”

2 Vendilion Clique
1 Aven Mindcensor
2 Auriok Salvagers
4 Trinket Mage
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Flusterstorm
1 Thirst for Knowledge
3 Mental Misstep
3 Spell Snare
4 Force of Will
4 Mana Drain
1 Time Walk
4 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 AEther Spellbomb
1 Black Lotus
1 Engineered Exzplosives
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
2 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Plains
2 Cavern of Souls
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Polluted Delta
3 Island
3 Tundra
4 Flooded Strand

SB:
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Tormod’s Crypt
1 Pithing Needle
4 Swords to Plowshares
2 Disenchant
1 Devout Witness
2 Steel Sabotage
3 Rest in Peace

Second– Mason Sokol
Confidant Control

4 Dark Confidant
4 Force of Will
1 Mox Pearl
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Ruby
1 Sol Ring
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Time Walk
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Time Vault
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Sensei’s Divining Top
1 Demonic Tutor
2 Mana Drain
3 Mental Misstep
1 Flusterstorm
1 Yawgmoth’s Will
1 Echoing Truth
3 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
1 Blightsteel Colossus
1 Ponder
1 Dreadbore
1 Mountain
3 Misty Rainforest
1 Lightning Bolt
1 Tolarian Academy
2 Island
2 Polluted Delta
1 Scalding Tarn
3 Snapcaster Mage
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Voltaic Key
1 Brainstorm
1 Tinker
1 Merchant Scroll

SB:
1 Lightning Bolt
4 Ingot Chewer
2 Surgical Extraction
3 Yixlid Jailer
2 Red Elemental Blast
2 Pyroclasm
1 Ratchet Bomb


Semi-Finalist – Zachary DeMaio
“Martello”

4 Mishra’s Workshop
4 Wasteland
1 Tolarian Academy
1 City of Traitors
1 Strip Mine
4 Mishra’s Factory
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Trinisphere
4 Tangle Wire
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Duplicant
1 Sundering Titan
3 Sphere of Resistance
4 Thorn of Amethyst
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Kuldotha Forgemaster
4 Ancient Tomb

SB:
2 Tormod’s Crypt
2 Razormane Masticore
1 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Duplicant
3 Crucible of Worlds
2 Ratchet Bomb

Semi-Finalist – Vito Picozzo
“In the Red”

4 Empty the Warrens
4 Gush
4 Force of Will
3 Preordain
2 Repeal
2 Mindbreak Trap
2 Mana Drain
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Talrand, Sky Summoner
1 Rebuild
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Ponder
1 Fastbond
1 Mind’s Desire
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Brainstorm
1 Yawgmoth’s Will
1 Time Walk
1 Thirst for Knowledge
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Scalding Tarn
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Island
1 Snow-covered island
3 Volcanic Island
2 Underground Sea
1 Tropical Island
1 Sol Ring
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald

SB:
2 Flusterstorm
2 Yixlid Jailer
2 Ravenous Trap
3 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Mountain
2 Lightning Bolt
2 Ingot Chewer
1 Viashino Heretic

Quarter-Finalist – Rob Edwards
“Martello”

4 Mishra’s Workshop
4 Wasteland
1 Tolarian Academy
1 City of Traitors
1 Strip Mine
4 Mishra’s Factory
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Trinisphere
4 Tangle Wire
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Duplicant
1 Sundering Titan
3 Sphere of Resistance
4 Thorn of Amethyst
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Kuldotha Forgemaster
4 Ancient Tomb

SB:
2 Tormod’s Crypt
2 Ensnaring Bridge
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Duplicant
3 Crucible of Worlds
2 Ratchet Bomb
2 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Quarter-Finalist – Chris Kelsey
“Martello”

4 Mishra’s Workshop
4 Wasteland
1 Tolarian Academy
1 City of Traitors
1 Strip Mine
4 Mishra’s Factory
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Trinisphere
4 Tangle Wire
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Duplicant
1 Sundering Titan
3 Sphere of Resistance
4 Thorn of Amethyst
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Lodestone Golem
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Kuldotha Forgemaster
4 Ancient Tomb

SB:
2 Tormod’s Crypt
2 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Duplicant
2 Crucible of Worlds
2 Ratchet Bomb


Quarter-Finalist – Chris Varosky
“Ramrod for the Win!!”

4 Gush
3 Preordain
2 Repeal
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Fastbond
1 Time Walk
1 Yawgmoth’s Will
4 Force of Will
2 Mana Drain
2 Mindbreak Trap
1 Hurkyl’s Recall
2 Lightning Bolt
1 Ponder
3 Empty the Warrens
1 Talrand, Sky Summoner
1 Mind’s Desire
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1 Rebuild
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Lotus Petal
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Flooded Strand
1 Misty Rainforest
3 Volcanic Island
2 Underground Sea
1 Tropical Island
1 Mountain
1 Island
1 Snow-covered Island

SB:
2 Yixlid Jailer
2 Ravenous Trap
2 Extirpate
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Pithing Needle
2 Ingot Chewer
2 Shattering Spree
3 Flusterstorm

Quarter-Finalist – Tim Kenney
“Red Deck Wins”

1 Black Lotus
4 Chalice of the Void
1 Duplicant
1 Staff of Domination
4 Kuldotha Forgemaster
4 Lodestone Golem
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
4 Metalworker
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Myr Battlesphere
1 Sol Ring
3 Sphere of Resistance
1 Steel Hellkite
1 Sundering Titan
4 Tangle Wire
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Trinisphere
1 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Ancient Tomb
3 City of Traitors
4 Mishra’s Workshop
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Wasteland

SB:
2 Crucible of Worlds
4 Grafdigger’s Cage
3 Tormod’s Crypt
3 Phyrexian Metamorph
3 Wurmcoil Engine


Again, thanks for all the support. The date of the next Bloomsburg event is not set as of yet. Thanks again everyone!!!!! And once again, Congratulations to the top 4!!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 08:47:07 PM »

Just wanted to drop some props!
Props to : Ramrod Chris, Vito and Rob!

As always thanks to Shawn for doing what he does!
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 08:58:58 PM »

Played 7 rounds.....5 workshop decks. Lost to Kohler on bomberman in a tight 3 games in the semis. A lot of fun, good to see everyone again
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 10:07:34 PM »

Just wanted to drop some props!
Props to : Ramrod Chris, Vito and Rob!

As always thanks to Shawn for doing what he does!

Thank you sir!

Great event, as always. Was a hard-fought day (Not as hard as Vito's as I only had to face Shops twice) and well worth it! Can't wait for the next one!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 12:00:08 AM »

Was a great event as always.  No prize splits this time, just for you, Josh.   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 03:45:46 AM »

Terrific, such a great coverage right after the event. So few coverages recently, so thanks a lot.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 03:00:11 PM »

What was Chris V's sideboard?
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 03:09:51 PM »

Thanks for the great tournament, I had a good time and congrats to Justin for beating me in the finals.  Pretty awkward only playing 1 actual game in the finals(each of us mulling to oblivion in games 1 and 2)
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 04:38:14 PM »

Justin I really like the 2 Vendilion Clique in your Bomberman list. What are your thoughts so far with 2 maindeck?
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 04:53:33 PM »

What was Chris V's sideboard?

Real men don't need no sideboards! Hahahahaha!

I resent it to Shawn this morning, along with the missing maindeck card, and is now up.
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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 07:35:24 PM »

Congrats everyone!  I'm happy to see turnout on the upturn this time, and although I mourn its loss, I can see Bloomsburg emerging as a much stronger tournament setting after after the NEV series sunsets.  Alas, I chose PTQ work over Bloom for this weekend, but I look forward to possibly attending your next event, especially with my unblemished record against Kohler.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2012, 08:02:06 PM »

Congrats to Justin and the rest of the top 8.  I had a good time playing at Bloom as always and am looking forward to the next one!
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 09:33:20 AM »

I feel like such a shmuck for shipping Mason that mana base.  I feel worse about my misclicks, misplays, and self-imposed mental missteps throughout the day, but still -- I suppose when we have to build decks for three extraa people, SOMETHING will fall through the cracks.

Congrats to Mason and Zack, whom did well at their first Bloomsburg events.  (And especially for Zack, who played his first Vintage match the night before.)  

Congrats to Justin Kohler, for being a boss (as usual).  

Hats off to Shawn Griffiths for running the best Vintage this side of the mighty Susquehanna.  

And, finally, congrats to me:
-- for presenting a 59-card deck,
-- for not understanding how spells work,
-- and for tacitly approving a 3 - Misty, 2 - Delta, 1 - Tarn, and main-deck Mountain mana base.  :-\
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 11:52:58 AM »

should we ask shawn to credit you for designing my manabase?  Smile
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 02:33:54 PM »

should we ask shawn to credit you for designing my manabase?  Smile

For the sake of argument, you borrowed Rob's deck, not mine.  I'm going to edit my above post to say "tacitly approving."
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2012, 05:59:18 PM »

Justin I really like the 2 Vendilion Clique in your Bomberman list. What are your thoughts so far with 2 maindeck?
I was playing with 1 for the past few tournaments to try to gain some percentage points against shops, especially in game 1 scenarios.  It was performing better than I expected, so I decided to bump it to 2 for this event, which was a good call.  It's a solid card overall, and having a 3 power guy allows you to get more random aggro wins or trade with bigger creatures out of the non-blue decks (Lodestone, Trygon, random 2/2 with exalted).  Also, you aren't totally reliant on Jace to beat shops, which is the main reason it is good.
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2012, 12:34:51 PM »

Awesome congrats on your success. I really like the Vendilion Clique over Aven but that is just my personal preference I'm glad it has been working good for you.

Does the list feel a little heavy on the 3 drop slot now? I wonder how the deck would feel with - 1 Aven, - 1 Trinket  for 1 Brainstorm, 1 Pre ordain or Ponder.
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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2012, 10:37:20 AM »

Since Burning Tendrils was the most played deck along with Martello does anyone have any anecdata for how it fared?
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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2012, 12:26:31 PM »

Awesome congrats on your success. I really like the Vendilion Clique over Aven but that is just my personal preference I'm glad it has been working good for you.

Does the list feel a little heavy on the 3 drop slot now? I wonder how the deck would feel with - 1 Aven, - 1 Trinket  for 1 Brainstorm, 1 Pre ordain or Ponder.

I actually like Mindcensor a lot, so it was even harder to cut the second one, but now I feel that the main deck is just about right (for the NE meta).

You really don't need cantrips at all, because you're not trying to dig to broken cards.  Brainstorm is very redundant with Jace/Top.  I know this because it was in my original decklist from March.  The mana curve is very high for a vintage deck, but this only matters against shops, which I choose to address with the sideboard, rather than dumb down the main deck.
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2012, 02:37:19 PM »

Since Burning Tendrils was the most played deck along with Martello does anyone have any anecdata for how it fared?

I played it, and went 1-4.  My only victory was against another Burning Tendrils deck, and I only one because his Yawgmoth's Bargain hated him game 3. 

I lost to Shops Round 1, 0-2, because I had to mulligan too much. 

I beat Burning Tendrils Round 2 using a Desire for 6 game 2 on the play and his Bargain not getting there game 3.

I lost to Landstill Round 3 because neither me nor my opponent knew how Tendrils of Agony worked.  Lol.  (Long story). 

I lost to a Gush deck round 4 because I presented a 59-card deck in G3 on the play.  :-\

... I got the bye round 5, but I probably would have lost there, too. 


If I didn't punt two matches away, it might have been much more interesting.... I felt like I was in most of the games I played. 
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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2012, 12:37:08 AM »

Awesome congrats on your success. I really like the Vendilion Clique over Aven but that is just my personal preference I'm glad it has been working good for you.

Does the list feel a little heavy on the 3 drop slot now? I wonder how the deck would feel with - 1 Aven, - 1 Trinket  for 1 Brainstorm, 1 Pre ordain or Ponder.

I actually like Mindcensor a lot, so it was even harder to cut the second one, but now I feel that the main deck is just about right (for the NE meta).

You really don't need cantrips at all, because you're not trying to dig to broken cards.  Brainstorm is very redundant with Jace/Top.
I know this because it was in my original decklist from March.  The mana curve is very high for a vintage deck, but this only matters against shops, which I choose to address with the sideboard, rather than dumb down the main deck.

Then cut a jace or a top.Wink
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2012, 01:05:45 AM »

Awesome congrats on your success. I really like the Vendilion Clique over Aven but that is just my personal preference I'm glad it has been working good for you.

Does the list feel a little heavy on the 3 drop slot now? I wonder how the deck would feel with - 1 Aven, - 1 Trinket  for 1 Brainstorm, 1 Pre ordain or Ponder.

I actually like Mindcensor a lot, so it was even harder to cut the second one, but now I feel that the main deck is just about right (for the NE meta).

You really don't need cantrips at all, because you're not trying to dig to broken cards.  Brainstorm is very redundant with Jace/Top.
I know this because it was in my original decklist from March.  The mana curve is very high for a vintage deck, but this only matters against shops, which I choose to address with the sideboard, rather than dumb down the main deck.

Then cut a jace or a top.Wink


I've played against Justin several times while he has been on this deck and seen him play others with it many times as well, and can say easily that Brainstorm is not needed, nor would it be pretty much wanted in this deck. I have to give credit to both the deck and it's pilot, it's design and execution are impressive as it is. Cards like Brainstorm, Ponder, or Preordain are completely unnecessary as Jace and certainly Top do exactly what he wants those cards to do for his deck.
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« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2012, 09:58:39 AM »

Awesome congrats on your success. I really like the Vendilion Clique over Aven but that is just my personal preference I'm glad it has been working good for you.

Does the list feel a little heavy on the 3 drop slot now? I wonder how the deck would feel with - 1 Aven, - 1 Trinket  for 1 Brainstorm, 1 Pre ordain or Ponder.

I actually like Mindcensor a lot, so it was even harder to cut the second one, but now I feel that the main deck is just about right (for the NE meta).

You really don't need cantrips at all, because you're not trying to dig to broken cards.  Brainstorm is very redundant with Jace/Top.
I know this because it was in my original decklist from March.  The mana curve is very high for a vintage deck, but this only matters against shops, which I choose to address with the sideboard, rather than dumb down the main deck.

Then cut a jace or a top.Wink


I've played against Justin several times while he has been on this deck and seen him play others with it many times as well, and can say easily that Brainstorm is not needed, nor would it be pretty much wanted in this deck. I have to give credit to both the deck and it's pilot, it's design and execution are impressive as it is. Cards like Brainstorm, Ponder, or Preordain are completely unnecessary as Jace and certainly Top do exactly what he wants those cards to do for his deck.

Where's Purple Hat's sig when you need it...
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2012, 11:52:09 AM »

Haha, you guys are funny!

Seriously though, brainstorm has always been an auto-include for me, which is why it was in the original list here:  http://morphling.de/top8decks.php?id=1576

I just felt underwhelmed by it after the event, so it got cut for Top #2, and I never looked back.
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« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2012, 02:45:06 PM »

Awesome congrats on your success. I really like the Vendilion Clique over Aven but that is just my personal preference I'm glad it has been working good for you.

Does the list feel a little heavy on the 3 drop slot now? I wonder how the deck would feel with - 1 Aven, - 1 Trinket  for 1 Brainstorm, 1 Pre ordain or Ponder.

I actually like Mindcensor a lot, so it was even harder to cut the second one, but now I feel that the main deck is just about right (for the NE meta).

You really don't need cantrips at all, because you're not trying to dig to broken cards.  Brainstorm is very redundant with Jace/Top.
I know rthis because it was in my original decklist from March.  The mana curve is very high for a vintage deck, but this only matters against shops, rrwhich I choose to address with the sideboard, rather than dumb down the main deck.

Then cut a jace or a top.Wink


I've played against Justin several times while he has been on this deck and seen him play others with it many times as well, and can say easily that Brainstorm is not needed, nor would it be pretty much wanted in this deck. I have to give credit to both the deck and it's pilot, it's design and execution are impressive as it is. Cards like Brainstorm, Ponder, or Preordain are completely unnecessary as Jace and certainly Top do exactly what he wants those cards to do for his deck.

Where's Purple Hat's sig when you need it...

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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2012, 05:04:29 PM »

Where the burning long players all running the same list (or close enough) or were there diffetent builds being played?
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« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2012, 05:41:41 PM »

As far as I could tell they were all pretty much the same.  I had a good shot at top 8 before I llost my round 4 match vs workshop on a mull to 2 in game 3 and I lost round 5 when I presented with a 14 card sideboard.
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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2012, 08:43:01 PM »

Congrats to all, I like the gush storm lists sporting 3+ warrens...looks oddly familiar. Wish I was there but then again I was soaking it up in Mexico for a week hah. I will try to make the next one!

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