Stumble is the right word.and I'm a newb so my report sux
my Buddy mike hasn't played since 1994. I played in ONE vintage event since 1995. So we both sleeved up my paradoxical brew and went.
first match was 5 color humans. I chain of vapored the thalia and key/vault both games.
post board I have 10 bounce spells so game 2 I just kept bouncing the taxes till I cast a timetwister
second game was a charbelcher deck. I just countered the charbelcher one game and pithing needle the second
at this point I'm WAY ahead of where I thought I'd be
round 3 was mentor. I really went off in this one and assembled key/vault early both games
a paradoxical outcome/storm deck. I hit the boarded in the chalice of the void game 2 and he was done.
no idea. I never saw enough of the deck
this is where it gets interesting. I had to play Joe Brennan on camera. me in my awesome old guy Harley/hawiian shirt... Him with a classic old guy pony tail.
game 1 I lost the die roll but went off in the first turn after casting an outcome and key/vault. Unfortunately, We had built Joes deck to play against but got hammered the night before instead of play testing. I didn't see enough of his deck to sideboard correctly and got mauled game 2. Game 3 was close but I died to a few mentor tokens/ flippy jace/time walk/time walk
now I'm 5-1 after a tight game with a great player so I felt pretty good
paired against Brian Kelly..crap. I'm a total scrub and I know the name
Game 1 I played my only "bad" game where I had 3 keys out with massive mana and only drew 1 card from my top... which got countered on the way back down.
Game 2 was rough.. I tinkered for myr ball in turn 1 but Brian was holding natures claim and 2 ancient grudge. oof. A buddy told me to ditch the mindbreak trap in my board for flusterstorm, but I didn't have any ... of course I lose to a flusterstorm holding mindbreak in my hand.
round 8 was against a dude I met at the old should tourney a few nights earlier. he was doing paradoxical charbelcher(?!?)
he tossed down a mana crypt, mana vault, and a mox. he went all in against my paradoxical and went FOW into pact of negation. I went full mana denial on him by needling the mox. eventually I combed off
I'm in 24th place with 1 round to go. not a bad run for a scrub.. but I feel like I lost to 2 great decks with very good pilots.
final round is against ravager shops
I key/vault early game 1
we sideboard and he breaks one of my sleeves while shuffling after. he apologizes a lot and I assure him its no problem. last round of the day anyway.
he gets out some taxes, ravagers, and a factory. I bounce a few but I need action at 4 life. end of turn I bounce a thorn so there only 1 tax and rip......tinker with vault in play!
I'm fetching tinker and see that some of my sideboard cards are upside down. I mention to him that it wasn't his fault the sleeve broke... "JUDGE!!!!!!"
I'd been playing for about 10 hours at this point and I couldn't believe it.
the judge came over, gave me a warning and told us to continue. I was so pissed I tilted bad. I didn't want to play not one more game. I scooped with tinker still resolving for the key.
I played game 3 I but I got taxed out.
I was more upset at myself for tilting so bad. I'm old enough that these things don't usually bother me, and I still feel like I did pretty well.
I only lost 1 game 1 all day and that was to Kelly.
my paradoxical list won't be in the top 16 but it sure was fun.
1 x Grim Monolith
1 x Lotus Petal
1 x Mana Crypt
1 x Mana Vault
1 x Memory Jar
1 x Mox Jet
1 x Mox Pearl
1 x Mox Ruby
1 x Mox Sapphire
4 x Sensei's Divining Top
1 x Sol Ring
1 x Time Vault
3 x Voltaic Key
4 x Mox Opal
1x black lotus
1 x Expedition Map
1 x Ancestral Recall
1 x Merchant Scroll
4 x Paradoxical outcome
1 x Time Walk
1 x Timetwister
4 x thoughtcast
1 x tezzeret the seeker
1 x mental misstep
1 x mstical tutor
4 x force of will
1x myr battlesphere
4 x chain of vapor
1 x tinker
2 x Scalding Tarn
4 x Seat of the Synod
2 x island
1 x Tolarian Academy
1 x Volcanic Island
1 x Wheel of Fortune
the sideboard was this but it seemed to suck:
3 echoing truth
2 grafdigger cage
1 chalice of the void
1 mindbreak trap
2 mental misstep
edited: formatted the post a little to make it easier to read - Brass Man