The Eternal Weekend NA 2018 Thread

First place is "Paradoxical Mentor" with no Outcomes, lol.

Anyone have any bead on who had the best budget list and what the list was? I am looking for it for my article.

@volrathxp i think i saw on twitter a mono red prison list came in somewhere in the 60s. Not sure if any nulldrazi lists did better.

@p3temangus thanks, I'm going to keep hunting for it. I really want to point it out for my article because it's a great distinction to me to show off the unpowered budget winner. I think that's really sweet.

@InfectedMushroom I think there is a mistake in the decklist. I counted (probably slightly off) and got 55 cards MD, meaning there is room for 4 POs and 1 other card (maybe).

I played 4c Leovold Thieves (only green cards were Leovold and Grudge in the board) in the main event. Leovold and Notion Thief are very strong threats against Paradoxical. Went 3-0 and 2-1 and 2-0 split tickets in the sides. I had been testing and playing a Drain Gifts deck with packages like Tinker/Time Walk, Volt Key, YawgWill/Snap/Mission briefing to put together a win upon resolution but didn't feel confident so i went with my Night's Whisper Leovold/Thief/Dack/Kess valuetown control. Perfomed poorly, went 1-1-1 and drop.
Played the same in a few Challenges and overperformed. Went 3-0, 2-0 split tickets, 2-1.

Today i played 4 Challenges with Griselbrand Oath, and transform sideboard into Paradoxical. Went 3-0 tricking people into boarding dead cards :), then had a 3-0 repeat doing the same thing. It was nuts to see people play dead cards and go "hmmm, i thought you were on Oath" and i get to reply and say "Yea, well i was a while ago, then i sideboarded 12 cards". Also had Tinker/Colossus package in the Paradoxical board, which i would bring in with more artifact removal and a little mana vs Shops instead of boarding into Paradoxical.
Third side event i played Paradoxical first and boarded into Oath, for the funsies. Kind of a flex but was i was having a blast. Went 2-1 but i really only lost the one round due to variance and just nutty statistics. I can't be too salty but i feel some pride in how close it was and how much it was not my fault. I'm happy.
Fourth i went 2-1 playing an Oath control brew with 1 each Niv Mizzet, Dragonlord Dromoka, Griselbrand. I lost fair and square to another Oath deck. We played a stupid weird game. I didn't show him Oath/Orcahrd in our game 1 but he saw me playing Oath earlier and boarded his 4 Oaths out. I was sure he was on Oath although game 1 i didn't see an Orchard or Oath from him either, so i boarded out some Oaths. Our game was so stupidly durdle and we traded activating Orchards so that neither of could sneak an Oath trigger. Once he hit 2 Orchards, i hit 2 Orchards. I ended that game with 10 tokens and he hardcast Grisel, i hard cast Dromoka, and he had only 6 spirits (i couldn't keep up after he hit 3rd Orchard). It was just weird, a tiny bit awful, and a lot of fun. In hindsight i should have attacked with spirits and dared him to race me since he activated more fetches and cast more Painful Truths.

Niv Mizzet is super exciting! I'm not too super fond of the design space of "do X, draw a card" or cards with the design "here's 6 abilities that may or may not have to do with each other". But Niv is awesome. I got to live the dream of Oath into Niv Mizzet, Time Walk, Oath in Griselbrand. Played against shops and we were both 6/7 and they Metamorphed my Niv to have a blocker, i By Force their Niv and resolve Twister. Such a blast.

And unrelated, but i have 8 fbb duals and a few unlimited (all nonblue) i want to turn into 3 or 4 Bazaar if anyone wants to see them.

Glad to see Landstill make Top8
With all the creatures running around nowadays, I'd've been hesitant to run a Landstill deck.
Hope there is a write up soon 🙂

Congrats to the top8!


As the story goes, Coval didn't eve call the judges, and literally appealed to try lose the match, as he was unable to do so. His opponent lost because they were at a feature table, and the judges saw it and had to follow procedure.

I scrubbed out on 4C Humans at 3-4 in Vintage Finals. Fun, interactive magic, but nothing for the history books.

Legacy I played Belcher (PEOPLE'S CANNON) just for fun and lots of downtime. After dropping first match to Miracles, I went on a 7-0 tear to get to the feature tables at 7-1! I lost (BARELY) to Show and Tell in Game 3 (He was at 10 life after a failed gamble on a Burning Wish line, I was 1 short for Empty, and had to settle on a Grapeshot from sideboard). He Casts Show and Tell, and he shows me Griseldaddy. I show him Belcher, I have a Taiga on board, and am looking for 2 permanant mana sources OR an LED to belch. I am at 20, so I have 2 live draws to get there. First draw is SSG, so now I can draw any of the 7 remaining spirit guides to belch (and he cannot stop it!). Alas, it was not meant to be. I finished the day in Legacy at 8-3, good enough for 50th place. Woohoo!

@volrathxp Highest placing unpowered player was Andrew Franks on Mono Red Blood moon. I lost to him in round 6, on my way to 8-2 and 16th.


Thanks! I'll try to hunt down his list.

@aeonsovarius Not sure how serious you are at picking up Bazaars but I have an extra one currently ...

@volrathxp let me know when you find it 😉 I think there were seven total players on mono red, i want to try and get them into a think tank and perfect a list, or just run andrews lol

If anyone has that sean o'brien list i would be interested seemed pretty cool.


@JACO has the lists and I think will be scanning them similar to Waterbury or NYSE or one of the other large Vintage tournaments from last year.

Well, that's pretty different.
I looked at the top 8 games, he played perfectly. I'm not sure i would have done as well. Congratulations to all players.
But once again, i'm convinced you really need to be in a "good day" to perform that great.

@chubbyrain do you have an idea of when this might occur?


Sean O'Brian
"Requiem for a Teeg"

4 Dark Confidant
4 Deathrite Shaman
3 Null Rod
2 Leovold, Emmissary of Trest
1 Tarmogoyf
1 Manglehorn
1 Noble Hierarch
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Time Walk
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Abrupt Decay
4 Assassins Trophy
2 Green Sun's Zenith
1 Ramunap Excavator
1 Gaddock Teeg
1 Sylvan Library
2 Flusterstorm
1 Collective Brutality
1 Black Lotus
4 Mox E/J/P/S
1 Lotus Petal
1 Strip Mine
1 Forest
1 Swamp
1 Savannah
1 Polluted Delta
1 Misty Rainforest
2 Underground Sea
2 Bayou
2 Tropical Island
4 Verdant Catacombs
4 Wasteland

1 Stony Silence
1 Chains of Mephistopheles
1 In the Eye of Chaos
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Kambal, Consul of Absolution
1 Grafdiggers Cage
1 Abrubt Decay
1 Steel Sabotage
2 Energy Flux
2 Tormod's Crypt
3 Nature's Claim


I don't know but Jaco typically has a pretty quick turnaround time. Ryan Eberhart and I were just granted access to the scanned lists so that we can do our metagame analyses. Check Eternal Central's website or twitter for when the post goes live.

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