I was one of the shops pilots, I'm sorry brothers in rust but I lost 3 rounds.
1 Chalice of the Void
1 Sol Ring
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Emerald
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
4 Sphere of Resistance
4 Tangle Wire
4 Thorn of Amethyst
1 Lodestone Golem
2 Hangarback Walker
2 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Arcbound Ravager
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Grafdigger's Cage
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Crucible of Worlds
2 Tormod's Crypt
1 Ghost Quarter
2 Witchbane Orb
Ryan on White Care Bears - Both us go FUCK when the pairings come up as we've tested this match a bunch but I'm more ready for him than normal. He's powered this year after borrowing a pearl off Ethan.
G1 - I win the roll and put 3 threats on the table T1, Ryan doesn't really cast anything this game and dies to my barrage
G2 - T2 Kataki and while I have the trisk to kill it I can't seem to get to 6 untapped mana in my main phase between his wastes / ghost quarters / upkeep costs and the weenies get me
G3 - Ryan mulls to 5, I open with waste + sphere and T2 lodestone.... It wasn't pretty
R2 @Hrishi on storm - Well this should be a walk in the park, right?
G1 I win the roll, 2 spheres T1-2 & then a T3 wire to lock him down. I can't find any pressure however and then on like turn 6 I find a Trisk and land it which starts chipping away. @Hrishi untaps when the wire finally fades down and hurkyl's me and then ritual ritual cabal rituals DPS into tendrills (I'm on 14 due to mana crypt)
G2 I mull a no-sphere hand into Shop, TKS, Thorn, Temple, Chalice, Lotus - SNAP KEEP
I go line of lotus, chalice 0, temple, sac lotus, TKS - This was a mistake - I should have played TKS BEFORE chalice for more info & then would have known Chalice 1 was going to be better on T2 (and plays around mindbreak trap)
T3 Something else, EOT my thorn gets EE'd away, Hrishi untaps, bounces my Chalice and then drops his pearl and tinkers for Blightsteel.....
Sorry guys I got beat 2-0 by storm
R3 - Dan on 2 card monty
G1 he wins roll, spews painter / stone onto the board, I look at my revoker and say soon my pretty
I have 3 1 mana lands, mox, sol ring, revoker & wire. I take the line of mox, sol ring & he mental missteps it! I can't play my revoker now so I waste his land and pass. He untaps plays a mox and grinds me
G2 - he serum powders away a hand which has helm in it. I open T1 revoker naming grindstone, he T1 casts helm & EoT demonic consultations for leyline of the void ... untaps plays leyline and helms me to death
'Okay I just need to win it out from here to make T8....
R4 Luke on Depthstill - I loan him this 75 so I know what he's on.
G1 I win the roll, open on revoker naming Vampire Hexmage & then stove his face in with my Russian looking friend Lodestone......
G2 We have a back and forth game, he's ahead then I get a lodestone and ravanger on the same turn as he makes hexmage & a depths.... this could be an interesting stand off. He blocks the lodestone with hexmage & then removes the counters from my ravager to stay alive thinking he has another hexmage in hand to make a 20/20 on his turn...... this is foiled when the ripped from the top of the deck tangle wire gets played and he's only got 4 permanents and he cannot tap down and cast his hexmage....
I know I have a win and in next and as long as I can avoid the 2 dredge decks also on 6 points and get paired with @TurboK I have a shot at T8... nope I get Alan on dredge...
G1 - I get dredged and die on T3
G2 I get my cage misstepped, kill all his bridges and get dredged on T4....
Another year, another wait for me to try and get my fat little hands on the Andy Fletcher cup, this was as close as I got today