MTG Salvation Article Archives: Category: Tournament Report
After catching a few hours sleep while my friend drove me to the MN National Qualifier, I scarfed down a couple hot biscuit sandwiches and chugged an energy drink.
If you've read at least one of my previous articles, you know that Vesper Green (a slightly more controlish build of Eva Green) was my Legacy deck of choice for a long time.
Having announced on my local forum that I’m only going to one GPT and the other players will have to find their three byes somewhere else, it was obvious that I had to bring my A-game to the tournament.
The king, er, queen of the hill.
Good Game: A Limited Experience by Andrew Hanson Hello hello and welcome back to Good Game.
Good Game: Deck Double-Header by Andrew Hanson Oh, the first month of a new Standard is always so exciting.
Good Game: Dun Dun Junnnnd by Andrew Hanson Alright, let me begin by apologizing for the title.
When I first sat down to decide how exactly to present a Cube draft and game play report, I had remembered poorly executed articles I'd done in years' past.
Good Game: Sing 'Em a Lullaby, Put 'Em to Sleep by Andrew Hanson Hello readers, and welcome back to Good Game, where I apparently discuss Merfolk decks almost exclusively.
Good Game: Evolution of a Fish by Andrew Hanson Last time, I asked you, the readership, what you would prefer to see today, and the majority called for more Merfolk.
Good Game: Swimming with the Fishes by Andrew Hanson This past weekend, I made the trip up to Phoenix to attend the last PTQ of the season (for me, at least; I won't be able to make any others).
Last weekend was the M10 Release draft at our store, an event that I was craving ever since I judged at the Prerelease and got to watch all those happy faces playing with the new cards.
While GP: Seattle was a while ago, the lessons learned there still apply today.
Good Game: Another One in Albuquerque by Andrew Hanson This past weekend, myself and four other guys made the six-and-a-half hour trek to Albuquerque for a PTQ.
Back in February, my roommate Ben and I had decided to go to Ontario, Canada to compete in a PTQ for Honolulu.
After playing in event after event, it becomes clearer and clearer each time that no matter how much you test and prepare, sometimes it's just not your day.
Good Game: Relapse in San Diego Some of you may notice that this article is a week early (I usually write a bi-weekly article), but there are just too many events that I need to report on to do it once every other week.
Super-secret Tech...This past weekend, I made the trip up to Phoenix for my last chance to qualify for Honolulu.
Kyoto feels like both a success and a failure to me at this point.
Indianapolis is a ways from Michigan.
Two weeks ago, some friends and I made the journey to Albequerque, where a PTQ for Honolulu was being held.
Good Game: In a Bigger Pond by Andrew Hanson Left to Right: Luis Scott-Vargas, Nick Lynn, Dave Ochoa, Mark Herberholz, Gerry Thompson, Michael Jacob, Jamie Park, Me, Kamui Kaye, Josh Utter-LeytonPro Tour: Kyoto.
by Andrew Hanson Last week, I talked to you about how I did with Zoo against a slew of decks at the Grand Prix in LA, and a PTQ on Sunday (I scrubbed out day one).
The prerelease has passed us by, and Conflux is in your hands, but not yet legal.
If this is popular, avoid playing Zoo.
The State Championships for this game are known for being just glorified FNMs, but not here.
Whoops. If you have been reading any of my other articles, you know that I've been testing and thinking a lot for States.
As the release date for [i]Alara[/i] neared, I could not help but feel sorrow over the idea of losing Lord of Atlantis, and the rest of Merfolk with him.
At the [i]Lorwyn[/i] Prerelease, I went 3-0-1 and took second.
Magic Weekend was a blast. I don't think I've ever in my life had so much fun and so little sleep in the same seven days.
At the very end of extended season, I lost the final of the March 15 PTQ in Sacramento to Josh Utter-Leyton.
I’m a seriously casual player.
[Editor's Note: This article is significantly longer than our normal fare, but it's worth it if you enjoy a good Extended tournament report.
I'm sure that every college student would enjoy an excuse to go on a 12-hour road trip (each way) the week before finals.
As soon as it was announced as a Pro Tour format, Team Constructed has generated a lot of buzz in the player community.